Obituary notices.

baca 01Merejildo “Piles” M. Baca, 85, of Santa Clara, NM surrounded by his loving family entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born in Santa Clara to Genoveva and Jose D. Baca. He is a retired Air Force veteran. He loved picking piñons, yard sales, playing poker/rummy, and going to bingos; also scratching lottery tickets. He is survived by his loving wife Dora Baca, four sons, Michael (Acasia), Joey, Paul, and Jesse (Monique); three daughters, Lynette Baca Rodriguez (Danny), Florence, and Monica; four sisters, Rosa Duarte, Dora Brewer, Helen (Juan), and Sally; also numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Adelina; one brother, Richard; brother in-laws, Travis Brewer and Pete Duarte; two nephews, Travis Jr. and Eddie Baca (Barbara).

ponce 02Josefa Montes Ponce, 92, of Silver City went into the arms of the Lord Sunday, June 16, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 8-9am at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Richard Maynes will follow at 9am. The funeral mass will take place at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem officiating at 10:30am. Concluding services and interment will follow at St.Vincent Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Pacheco Jr., Horace Martinez, Nathan Martinez, Christopher Ponce, Eddie Rodriguez, Scotty Barela and John Paul Maynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Delgado, Manuel Pena, Johnny Esqueda, Willie Gonzales, John Madrid, Kiko Montes, and Larry Pacheco.

pena 01Robert A. Peña, 28, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM. He was born June 14, 1990 in Silver City to Ronnie R. Peña and Rachael Hernandez. Robert was hilarious; there was never a dull moment around him. He loved his family and was always there for anyone that needed him. He was a huge Raiders fan and loved working on cars. His two daughters, Nea and Nevaeh were his world. He is survived by his parents; his daughter, Nevaeh Peña of CA; three brothers, Timothy, Brian, and Gabriel Peña all of Silver City; one sister, Brittany Peña of Silver City; maternal grandparents, Ruben and Margaret Hernandez; paternal grandparents, Ray and Freda Fierro; nieces and nephews, Julienne, Jeremiah, Joshua, Kaya, Jaxon, Andrew, Vincent, Aliciana, Zayden, Erikah, and Rico. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nea Peña; his paternal grandfather Frank Peña.

Merejildo Baca, 85, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Lavon Carnagey, 65, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0070.

Maria S Rodriguez, 90, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Sunshine Haven in Lordsburg, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0070.

ramirezLupe Carrillo Ramirez, born December 30, 1935 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She migrated to the United States with her family and settled in Lordsburg where she met her future husband Sipriano Ramirez at the age of 17. They were later married and remained married until her husband passed away in 1971.

Terry Park 77, of Silver City, New Mexico passed away on June 7, 2019. A private burial at Fort Bayard National Cemetery will be held in direction of Bright Funeral Home “Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico phone #575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.hbrightfuneral.net

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