Maria "Gloria" Islas Grijalva Torrez, 92, passed away peacefully at her son David’s residence surrounded by all her family on Monday, November 20, 2017. She was born in Santa Rita, NM on April 11, 1925 to Adelino and Beatrice Grijalva. Mrs. Torrez was loved by not only family and friends, but also the entire community. Her beautiful smile and passion for being around people, made it easy for anyone to immediately love her. Gloria loved praying her rosary, reading her prayers, putting on her make-up, watching her daily Catholic Mass, the Price is Right, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, eating breakfast at the Drifter and being around her children. She was the "epitome" of the word "Lady."
She is survived by daughters Belinda Salas and husband Ysidro of Silver City, Leonard G. Torrez and wife Lilia of Las Cruces, NM Rose Marie and husband Joseph Gonzales of Houston, TX, and David R. Torrez Jr. and wife Carolyn of Silver City. Carolyn, was to our mamma, a very special daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband David R. Torrez, Sr., parents Adelino and Beatrice Grijalva, sister Elisa Ojinaga, brothers Adelino Grijalva Jr, Horace "Lacho" Grijalva, grandson Ralph J. Solano, her special niece Marie "Lizzy" Padilla, and daughter in law Mary Esther Torrez. Mrs. Torrez had a very special bond with her sister in law, but to her, a sister, Ms. Patsy Grijalva, her beloved nieces, Florene, Pinky, Francine, Patricia, Dee Ann, Alicia, and nephews Chemito Ojinaga, Wikki Ojinaga and wife Wedra and another two sons to her Patrick Flores and Teddy Martinez. Mrs. Torrez also loved the only Doctor in her eyes, Dr. John Stanley who took excellent care of her for years.
Gloria Torrez, 92, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, November 20, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Teresa Valenzuela, 55, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.
Meghan Renee Flores, a sophomore at Deming High School passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the age of 15.
She was born July 1, 2002 in Corpus Christi, Texas to her mother, Elisa Flores Zambrano, and deceased father, Rene Flores.
She moved to Deming, NM six years ago and has been living with her mother and stepdad, Arreal Zambrano. Meghan spent most of her time participating as a varsity DHS cheerleader. She had competed as a Dust Devil cheerleader and Team Gymnast. She also was a junior coach for the Deming Dust Devils boys gymnastics class. She was very passionate about working with young children and spending time with her animals. She spent her free time you tubing and baking.
Meghan will most be remembered for her fun loving energetic personality. She loved to make everyone laugh. She was a firm believer in finding enjoyment out of the simple pleasures in life.
A celebration of life ceremony for Meghan is being held at the Deming High School Dooley Court Gym on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Caleb Joshua Boudreaux, 15, Deming resident passed away Saturday November 11, 2017.
Services are pending with Baca’s Funeral Chapels.
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