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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Celia C. Rieck, 64, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her residence. She was born February 12, 1954 in Douglas, AZ to Jacinto Cardenas and Maria Palomarez. She proudly served her country with the U.S. Navy. She is survived by her husband, Mark Rieck of the family home; three brothers, Juan Cardenas and wife Chela of Silver City; Jacinto Cardenas Jr. of Silver City; Lazaro Cardenas and wife Antoinette of Tucson, AZ; five sisters, Felipa Ramirez and husband Ramiro of Deming; Terry Lopez and husband Gabriel of Deming; Rosie Urenda and husband John of Elko, NV; Adelina Fast and husband Kevin of Albuquerque; Esperanza Logan and husband Lane of Silver City; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. No service will be held at family’s request. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

kee 02Olen Ernest Kee, 59, a former resident of Haystack, NM now of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1959 in Crownpoint, NM to Harry and Lucy Vendever-Kee. Olen graduated from Ft. Wingate High School in 1978. He joined the U.S. Navy straight out of high school. He worked as a plant operator at Giants Refinery. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, going on out of town trips, loved listening to music, drinking coffee, and he loved helping his mother.

He is survived by his significant other Loretta Herbert of the family home; brothers, Justin Kee, Austin, Kee, Hoskie Kee, and Harold Kee; sisters, Henrietta Bushman, Celia Kee, Berlin Roberts, and Theresa Lamson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lucy Kee.

harris 02Uriah Matthew Harris, 40, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 8, 2018 at University Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He was born April 28, 1978 in Cottonwood, AZ to Joseph Harris and Patricia Venekamp. He is survived by his loving wife, Juliet Madrid of the family home; his parents, Joe and Pat Harris; two sons, Julian  Madrid and Jonathan Harris; one daughter, Scarlet Harris; four brothers, Shane Harris of Scottsdale, AZ; Nathan Harris of Silver City; Jordan Harris of Santa Fe; Jacob Harris of Santa Fe; six sisters, Heather Harris of Las Cruces; Ashley Huff and husband Shawn of Rock Creek, AZ; Alexa Trujillo and husband Leo of Silver City; Kasia Harris and fiancé Mario Sanchez; Jarah Aguirre and husband Steve of Silver City; Kalah Carrasco and husband Shawn of Silver City; he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and two great nieces; aunts and uncles from the Harris family and Venekamp family.  

sullivanpicPatsy (Rogers) Sullivan, 91, a resident of Gila, New Mexico passed away quietly in her home on November 13, 2018. Patsy was a long time resident of Gila and very active member of her community. She was a classy woman with beautiful white hair and always wore red lipstick and a pair of dangley earrings. But it was her love of people that set her apart. She loved to be with people, talking and laughing and enjoying each and every person she met. She never knew a stranger, drawing people to her with an infectious smile and an abundance of hugs.

Patsy was born on September 14, 1927, in Gibson, NM. She was the 3rd child to Noble and Hazel Rogers. Patsy had four sisters; Helen, Gertrude, Ruby, and Ginger; and one brother, L.H. Rogers. Her family lived in McGaffey, Ft. Wingate, and eventually in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Patsy married C.C. “Smokie” Sullivan on May 16, 1942. Smokie joined the Army Air Corps during WWII while Patsy remained with her family and moved with them to Kingman, AZ until the end of the war. When Smokie came home they began to build their life together raising 4 children; Doyle, Hazel, Myron, and Glenn. The family moved from Grants, New Mexico to Gila in 1967 when Smokie's job with James Hamilton Construction brought him to the area. Smokie and Patsy bought a farm in Gila and put down deep roots. Patsy was active in Farm Bureau and served for a number of years on the New Mexico State Housing Authority for Region V. She was chairman of the Valley Youth Center in Gila and served on the New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation District for many years.

Mary Anne Meese passed at away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Silver City, New Mexico. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  "Traditional Services and Care for you family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico, 88061.  Remembrances can be made at http://www.brightfuneral.net  

Angelina Whitehurst, 92, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Willow Manor. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

Manuela Rodriguez, 67, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

murillo 01Stephanie L. Murillo, 51, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 2, 1967 in Silver City, NM to Gilbert Murillo and Irene Campos. She is survived by her son, Joshua Ryan of Tucson, AZ; three daughters, Alicia Ryan of Tucson, AZ; Krista Neel of Flagstaff, AZ; Alizeah Murillo of Silver City; six grandchildren; her brother, Aaron Murillo and wife Yvonne of Tucson, AZ; her sister, Christine Starr and husband Mike of Silver City. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gabriel Murillo (2018) and her sister, Tricia Sanchez (2016). No service will be held at her request. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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