Obituary notices.

Mary C. Padilla, 82, a resident of Hurley, NM

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Mary C. Padilla, 82, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, August 13, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Mary was born March 18, 1940 to her parents Sofio and Julia Chavez in Hurley, NM. Mary's family will always remember her warm smile and loving hugs. She loved her kids and grandkids with her whole heart. She also loved making fresh tortillas to go with her papas and red chili. Her birthday was her favorite day of the year. She enjoyed celebrating with her family, but what really made her happy was seeing all of her babies happy. Her favorite pastimes were doing word searches, praying her rosary, playing caniquita, and of course drinking her coffee. 

She is survived by her son Leo Padilla (Donna) of Arenas Valley, NM; her two daughters Merlinda Gutierrez (Joe) of Hurley, NM and Bernice Padilla (companion-Jose Rubio) of Hurley, NM; her two brothers Manny Chavez (Corrine) of Hurley, NM and Raymond Chavez (Christy) of Hurley, NM; her daughter-in-law Mary Helen Padilla; and her numerous nieces and nephews.   She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo G. Padilla; her two sons Ruben Padilla (Mary Helen) and Barney Padilla; her two brothers, Pete and Robert Chavez.  

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Samuel Barragan Martinez, “Sam”, 61, of Silver City, NM

Samuel Barragan Martinez, “Sam”, 61, of Silver City passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Samuel was born February 3, 1961 in Silver City to Margarito and Delfina (Barragan) Martinez. He had worked for the Town of Silver City for many years. Sam enjoyed the outdoors, spending time doing the things he loved, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle, all while listening to favorite music. The thing Sam loved the most was his family, spending time with his grandchildren was one of the most important things to him. Sam will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.     

Samuel is survived by his two sons, Roland C Martinez (Cynthia Norero) and Jeremy J Carbajal (Maria Zapata); one daughter, Felicia Andujo (John); sister, JoAnn B Martinez (Oscar Munoz); grandchildren, Zia, Anaceli, Santino, Andi, Jon and Fiona. Also surviving Sam is his ex-wife and mother to his children Sonia J. Martinez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Delfina Martinez and his father-in-law, Rudy Carbajal.

At Sam’s request, cremation will take place and memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Raymond J. Sierra, 29, of Silver City, NM - pending

Raymond J. Sierra, 29, of Silver City passed away at his residence on Friday, August 12, 2022. Arrangements are pending under the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Tommy Sage Bocanegra, 20, of Lordsburg, NM

Tommy Sage Bocanegra, 20, of Lordsburg passed away August 9, 2022 in Lordsburg. 

Visitation for Tommy will be on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9 to 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lordsburg. The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10 am followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 11 am also at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal and Burial will be at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg. Officiating will be Father Jude Okonkwo.  Serving as casket bearers will be Julian Grado, Jayden Ruiz, Javier Ruiz, Steven Arambula, Joshua McDonald and Roberto Armenta.

Tommy was born September 4, 2001 in Silver City, NM to Tommy Santoyo and Christina Bocanegra. He currently had been employed a desk clerk at the Days Inn. Tommy enjoyed playing video games on his ps4 with his friends and if he wasn’t playing video games he was listening to his music and out and about on his moped. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his nephews and niece. Tommy will definitely be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Manuela Placencio Peru, 81, a resident of Silver City, NM

Manuela Placencio Peru, 81, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Sunset Vista Assisted Living in Silver City, NM. Manuela was born on March 18, 1941 to her parents Eduardo and Mariana Placencio in Gila, NM.  

She is survived by one son, Eulalio “Lew” Peru from Silver City, NM. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eulalio “Lalo” C. Peru and son Samuel “Sam” P. Peru.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels, with the Prayer Vigil and Rosary at 6:00pm, recited by Deacon Bill Holguin. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Oliver Obele officiating. Concluding Rite of Committal, internment will follow at Gila Catholic Cemetery.  

A full obituary will be published on Tuesday, August 16.  

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Michael Neil Redwine, 47, a former resident of Silver City, currently residing in Patagonia, AZ - pending

Michael Neil Redwine, 47, a former resident of Silver City, currently residing in Patagonia, AZ entered eternal rest on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Roland Ahlbandt, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Roland Ahlbandt, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Millie’s Assisted Living in Silver City, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Ralph Crowell, 57, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Ralph Crowell, 57, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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