Karen Lynn Decker, 63, Deming resident passed away Sunday October 29, 2017 at Willow Manor at Deming, NM.
Karen was born April 27, 1954 to JoAnn Stock and Jackie Warren Barton in Farmington, New Mexico. She spent most of her teen years in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from the Practical Nursing School. Karen moved to Bloomfield, NM in 1976 and was employed with Giant Refinery for many years until her retirement in 2005. She reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Decker in 2008 and moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin until his death in 2014 when she relocated to Deming, NM to be near her mother. She loved traveling, shopping, dancing, art projects and most of all spending time with her family. She will forever be remembered as a loving and trusting person.
She is survived by her father, Jackie W. Barton and his wife Nita Jo of Flora Vista, NM; her mother, JoAnn Barton of Deming, NM; daughters, Dianna Kay Scruggs and Katherine Lynn Madison both of Tucson, AZ, Leticia Joy Ryno of Deming, NM, Tamara Leigh Martinez of Las Cruces, NM; son, Antonio "Tony" Joseph Ramos of Deming, NM; sisters, Patricia Salazar and husband Chris of Clifton, CO, Debora "DJ" Nelson and husband Tom of Deming, NM; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Karen was preceded in death by spouse, Daniel David Decker and granddaughter, Christy Kay Ryno.
No service will take place as were her wishes. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.
Henry R. Turrey, 84, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1933 in El Paso, TX to Estevan and Concepcion Rodriguez Turrey. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita of the family home; two sons, Henry Turrey Jr. (Linda Susie) of Phoenix, AZ; Titus Turrey of Carlsbad; two daughters, Blanca Carpenter of Mimbres; Carla Diaz (Michael) of Silver City; fourteen grandchildren, Kenny Carpenter, Ashley Carpenter, Cristy Carpenter, Arty Ambriz, Carlos Ambriz, Annisa Ambriz, Camille Altamirano, Jared Diaz, Justin Diaz, Jerome Diaz, Niko Turrey, Levi Turrey, Miguel Medina, and Tamara Pedraza; ten great-grandchildren, Gabriel Rodriguez, Eli Carpenter, Jedidiah Ambriz, Noah Macias, Novale Ambriz, Eziquei Guadian, Peyton Altamirano, Phoenix Altamirano, Sienna Drew Altamirano, Adam Altamirano sister-in-law, Sally Valles; numerous nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joseph and Julian Valles; one sister, Alice “Licha” Gomez.
Richard W. Howell, 89, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Bill Burns Sr., 88, of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest surrounded by family and loved ones on October 23, 2017.
He was born on June 27, 1929 in Dalhart, Texas to Myrtle and William Burns. He grew up in New Hope, Corbin, and Gorman, Texas where he cumulatively completed 6 years of schooling. He was a well-known prankster, who would ride tractors to "plow peanuts" and purchased his first car with only pennies.
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