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christopher copyColeman Dewayne Christopher (Bud) 82 was born in Dickens, Texas on July 21, 1937 and went home to our Lord on July 8, 2020. Bud was a kind and loving man who never met a stranger and also gave the greatest hugs. He loved his family and truly loved people. Bud was a foreman for 26 years for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Bud was a machinist and a mechanic by trade, and he co-owned C & C Auto for many years. He was very proud of the fact that he helped build the Mesa Campground at Lake Roberts where in his later years he enjoyed camping with family and friends. Bud had many interests in his lifetime including fishing, camping, hunting, and shooting archery, and guns. He was always tinkering on something, whether it was a vehicle or making some sort of jewelry, or remodeling something around the house. Bud spent many memorable trips fishing and camping with his family and friends. Bud was a very devout Christian and loved his church family. But his greatest love was Lynette and his family. Bud worked at many places through his years and had many stories to share.

cain copyLowell Cain, Jr. of Silver City, NM passed away July 7, 2020, at Millie’s Assisted Living. He was born on  to Lowell Cain, Sr. and Goldie Cross Cain in Elwood , Indiana.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edwina (Winnie) Cain. Lowell and Winnie met while attending school in Illinois and were married on June 18, 1953, in Silver City, NM. They then moved to California. After their first child was born, they returned to Silver City where they lived for the next 26 years.

Lowell managed and then owned the Gila & Silco theaters and the Skyview drive-in theater. He was also mayor of Silver City for three years. 

Shirley Yeoman was born February 14, 1946, to James Coulton and Erma Gladys Warren Yeoman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Mrs. Yeoman passed from this life on July 4, 2020, at the Silver City Care Center. Cremation will take place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home, "A loving and caring place to celebrate, honor, and remember a life lived."  210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. 575-388-1911.

Monty Gail Hall, 80, was born in Vernon, Texas, to Horace Doyle and Mary Christine Hall. He passed from this life in Deming on June 30, 2020. Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home, "A loving and caring place to celebrate, honor, and remember a life lived." 210 College Avenue, Silver City, NM.  (575)388-1911.

stclair copyLeroy Wayne St. Clair was born May 9, 1949 in Silver City. He passed from this life on June 29, 2020, in Utah. A graveside funeral will be held July 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Arrangements are under the direction of Bright Funeral Home, "A loving and caring place to celebrate, honor, and remember a life lived."  210 College Avenue, Silver City, NM  (575)388-1911.

Richard Lundblade, 68, of San Lorenzo, was born to Lawrence and Ivy Barker Lundblade in Pueblo, Colorado. He passed from this life on July 8, 2020, at his residence. A private burial was held at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery on Friday, July 10, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Bright Funeral Home, "A loving and caring place to celebrate, honor and remember a life lived." 210 W. College Avenue, Silver City, NM  (575)388-1911.

Scott Hey was born on July 5, 1955, to Clifton, New Jersey, to Leon and Ruth Hengeveld Hey.  He passed from this life on June 12, 2020 at his residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Bright Funeral Home, "A loving and caring place to celebrate, honor, and remember a life lived." 210 College Avenue, Silver City, NM  (575) 388-1911.

rivera 03Priscilla C. Rivera, born on May 27, 1921 passed away peacefully on July 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish in Bayard, NM. She was manager of the NM Department of Motor Vehicle Office in Silver City for 30+ years. She was also active in the Women’s Club, President of the Copper Diocesan Catholic Council and many other community activities in Silver City.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Malaquias L. Rivera (’79), her parents, Edwardo and Lucia M. Carbajal of Sierra County; also preceded in death are her sister Sara Tafoya; a sister and brother in-law Lily and Diego Montoya; and a nephew, Larry Montoya. 

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