Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Robert Laughlin, 89, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

florencecruz Florence M. Cruz, 72, entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Luna Care Group Home in Tucson, AZ. She was born in Cimarron, NM on July 29, 1948 to Filiberto Arellano and Fedilina Vargas. She was the youngest daughter of a large family which included four sisters and two brothers.

She married Joe Cruz Jr. on June 4, 1966 in Cimarron, NM. Joe passed away on Nov. 27, 2020; they were married for fifty-four years. They had one daughter, Angela (Jimmy) and one son, Billy (Cynthia). They had six grandchildren, Kevin (Issai), Patrick Jr., Jesse (Jessica), Jaime (Genevieve), Desiree (Angel), and Matthew (Arisela); seven great grandchildren, Isabella, Ezmia, Marques, Elexis, Sophia, Azzi, and Xavier. She is survived by her sister, Beatrice; brother, Frank (Mary) and Fred (Diane); also numerous nieces and nephews.

andrewgomezAndrew Paul “Drewzy” Gomez, was reunited with his parents and grandparents on Friday, July 2. As he did throughout his life, Andrew had his 2 brothers by his side, when the Lord called him home. Andrew loved being able to spend time with his family and friends and loved to eat!  Before falling ill, he found pleasure in being outside where he loved to work on cars and being in the outdoors, where he enjoyed shooting guns.  

Andrew is survived by his two brothers Josh and Enriquez & 3 nephews, Kade, Aaron and Jerek. He is preceded in death by his parents Alma and Henry “Moto” Gomez and his grandparents, Francisco and Cruz Aguilera & Manuel and Priscilla Gomez.

danieliversonDan Iverson, born December 5, 1937 in Bemidji, MN died June 27, 2021 at home in Silver City, NM. Dan, the son of Arthur and Evelyn (Applen) Iverson, spent most of his formative years on the farm in Minnesota, graduating from Bagley High School in 1955. He served in the Navy for four years, met and married Jean Scherich and moved his young family from Van Nuys California to Eagle, Idaho in the early 70’s. His soul was at home in the mountains of Idaho, where he could fish and hunt to his heart's content. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a proud “Son of Norway”. He retired from IBM at 54 and they hit the road. Dan lived the life he wanted, where he wanted it and with the woman he loved for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean; son Sven-Eric Iverson, daughters, Shirley Gragg, and Kari Lane (Dale), Grandchildren; Bryan Maeen (Brittany), Jordan Maeen, Breanne Door (Dakota), Alli Lane, Jasper Lane, and Dutch Lane, and 5 great Grandchildren. As well as his sisters, Rebecca Winslow (Bob) and Ruth Iverson.

Catherine (Cathy) Carr McMillan, 76, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico entered eternal rest Monday, May 24, 2021. Cathy was born February 23, 1945 in Watertown, South Dakota to Bernard Carr and Pauline Wirtz Carr. She attended grade school and high school in Watertown and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from South Dakota State University.

She married Alvin McMillan in 1967 and they raised six children. She resided in Silver City since 1972. Cathy taught in Lordsburg, Roswell, and finally Silver City where she retired as an English teacher and librarian from Silver High School in 2010. She also served as a Horace Mann Insurance agent from 1991 to 2002. She was involved in many community activities over the years including La Leche League, Community Concert, and instructed water exercise classes at Western New Mexico University. She was a member of 24 Club, Imagination Library, and Kappa Sorority, now known as Belles for Education. Cathy was always interested in gardening, solar energy, and energy efficient homes. She designed the family’s first home in Silver City and designed and was the contractor for her retirement home, which was completed in 2009.

davidesquibelDavid Esquibel passed away on June 28, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was born Feb 5, 1954 to Max and Madgie Esquivel in Silver City N.M. He lived in Grants N.M. working in the mines and mills where he met his loving wife Sissy Elsie Rose Esquibel. They were married for 43 years. They had 3 children. Julie Anne Marquez, Coleen Esquibel and David Wade Max Esquibel. He had 3 brothers Rosendo Esquibel, Richard Esquibel, Robert Esquivel and one loving sister, Corina Maldonado. David had 8 grandchildren. Six granddaughters and 2 grandsons who were his pride and joy. He is preceded in death by his daughter Julieanne, son David, father, Max, brother, Richard and mother Madgie. David had many friends and was uniquely blessed in all he did and excelled in all gifts from God. He loved and was a professional at hunting, fishing, welding, mechanic and loved motorcycles. He enjoyed every moment in life and always smiled. He loved ministry and church and the power of prayer. He loved his family and many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Andrew Gomez, 35, entered eternal rest Friday, July 2, 2021 at La Posada Assisted Living in Las Cruces, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

David Esquibel, entered eternal rest Monday, June 28, 2021 at his residence in Grants, NM surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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