Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Suzan D. Samuelson, 70, entered eternal rest Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

David May, 79, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Katlin Neal Munsell, 21, a resident of Mule Creek, NM entered eternal rest Friday, September 10, 2021 at Cliff, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-538-0777.

carolbaumgartnerCarol Baumgartner was born in Dassel, MN on January 20, 1942 to Doreen Anderson and Carlyle (Ole) Olson. She and her husband Tom, loved the Silver City area and decided before they were married in 1972 that this is where they wanted to live. This became a reality in 1990.  Carol started in Real Estate sales, earned her Brokers license and was president of Silver City Regional Association of Real Estate. She was one of the first presidents of the Multiple Listing Board, served as president of what is now known as the Silver City Regional Association of Realtors, and served on several New Mexico State Association of Realtors committees. She also served on the Grant County 5-year Comprehensive Plan, the Extra territorial Jurisdiction Committee on the Grant County Subdivision Review Committee.

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Albert Ludlow Stephens Sr., 81, a resident of Carlsbad, NM entered eternal rest Friday, September 3, 2021 at NM State Veteran’s Home in Truth or Consequences, NM. He was born January 11,1940 in Atoka, OK to Paul H. Stephens and Goldie M. Barris.

Albert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was inducted into the UA Local 412 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union on January 9, 1959 where he continued to serve for 62 years up to his passing. He then joined the United States Air Force in January 1962 and became a Jet Aircraft Mechanic specialist; he served 4 years active duty and 2 years reserves. After returning from the Air Force he met his love Sharon Estes in Silver City at the Bowling Alley; they were married on May 31,1969.

Claudia Marrufo, 19, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 9, 2021 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Ken Walker, 61, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

manuelriveraManuel “Wensas” Rivera Jr., 57, a resident of Albuquerque, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 6, 2021 at Presbyterian Hospital. He was born January 4, 1964 in Silver City, to Manuel S. Rivera and Elodia Cervantez. He passed away surrounded by his daughters. He loved being around family for gatherings and there was never a dull moment. He was the King of telling jokes. He loved to watch basketball and an all-time New York Yankees fan. The great joy of his life were his grandchildren. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.

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