Shirley McClendon was born in Elkville, Illinois in April 1926. She moved to Deming New Mexico with her family as a child. Shirley graduated with honors from Hurley High School and decided to spend two winters in Chicago and St. Louis Missouri were she worked as a secretary/clerk. Realizing why her family had left those cold winters behind, she returned to Deming and worked at the Deming Army Air Force base where she met and married Wesley McClendon in Deming in 1947. Together they raised two children, built two homes, spent many good times with family and friends and cared for each other for 64 years. Shirley passed from this life on Wednesday January 17, 2018, in Truth or Consequences.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Janice Gray and her son-in-law Jack of Truth or Consequences, her granddaughter Tammy Carr of Colorado Springs, her grandsons Tommy Hess of Wasilla, Alaska and Dean Tulk of Truth or Consequences, three great grandchildren, Elise Stanek and Tyler Carr of Colorado Springs, Payton Hess of Wasilla, Alaska and one great-great grandson, Owen Stanek of Colorado Springs, her brother Jack Holmes of Las Cruces. Her three sisters-in law and many nieces and nephews will also remember her fondly.
Her husband, Wesley McClendon, son, Douglas McClendon, her mother Anna Holmes-Toney, father Cecil J. Holmes and a brother Alan Holmes, preceded Shirley in death.
A graveside service for Wesley and Shirley will be held Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming, NM.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that you help your family members in need and cherish each day you have with them.
Armando "Mando" M. Gonzales Jr., 28, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, January 22, 2018 in Silver City, NM.
Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Norma "Carol" Reese, 84, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, January 19, 2018 at Fort Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Juan Daniel Mariscal, 30, Deming resident passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
Juan was born February 27, 1987 to Francisca Mariscal and Juan Valenzuela in Casa Grande, Arizona. Juan was a lifelong Deming resident and graduated from Deming High School. He was a member of the Templo Nueva Vida and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Survivors include his parents, Juan and Francisca Valenzuela of Deming; 3 brothers, Jose Miguel, Jose Luis Ruiz and Ricardo Barron and wife Kerena all of Deming; 1 sister, Carmen Ruiz of Deming; grandmother, Ofelia Placentia of Casa Grande, AZ; aunt, Candida Ruiz of Deming; extended family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ricardo Barron, Jose Valenzuela, Luis Ruiz, Ruben Rodriguez, Mario Ruiz Jr, and Sylvia Savala.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 9 o'clock in the morning at Templo Nuevo Vida with a funeral service to follow at 2 o'clock. Pastor Isaac Corral will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Shirley J. McClendon, 91, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Sierra Health Care Center in T or C.
Arrangements are pending.
Cynthia I. Cremeans, 75, Deming resident passed away Monday January15, 2018 at her home.
Cynthia was born March 5, 1942 in Oxford, England; she was daughter of Stella Evelyn Barrett and Frank James Mitchell. She was a longtime Deming resident and volunteer for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Her church was a very important part of her life, she was a very active member. Cynthia enjoyed to travel, knit and crochet.
She is survived by her sister, Brenda Mitchell of England; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11 o’clock in the morning at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Pastor Susan Hutchins officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.
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