Obituary notices.

Helen Madrid, 70, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, January 13, 2018 at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Maurilio Hectór Hernandez, 70, Deming resident passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at his home.

Maurilio was born November 11, 1947 to Rafaela Dominguez and Francisco Hernandez Lozano in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He married Lilia Piñon in July 6, 1968 in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to Deming in the early 2000's coming from California.

He is survived by his wife, Lilia Hernandez of the home; two sons, Maurilio Hernandez Jr. of Philadelphia, PA, Hugo Adrian Hernandez of La Puente, CA; 2 daughters, Rosa (David) Shearer of Palmdale, CA and Sandra Little of New York, NY; three brothers, Jesus Hernandez of CA, David Hernandez of Las Vegas, NV and Francisco Hernandez of Deming; four sisters, Eliza Bellanger of Minnesota, Hortencia and Margarita Hernandez and Sara Torres all of California.

Maurilio was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Rafaela Hernandez.

Visitation will begin Thursday morning, January 18, 2018, at 10 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel. A prayer vigil will begin at 12 noon led by Guillermina Macias. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

Sandra M Burt. 94 of Silver City, formerly of Lordsburg, passed away January 12, at of Silver City Care Center.

A graveside funeral service will be held at ten o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, January 17, 2017 at Shakespeare Cemetery in Lordsburg.

Sandra was born June 10, 1923 in Monte Rey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and had been a longtime resident of Columbus before relocating to Lordsburg. She was a homemaker and will be missed all who knew her. Sandra is survived by her nephew, Benny Ramon of Deming. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Burt; her son Billy Burt; and two sisters, Leonor Ramon and Maria Garcia.

Wesley Kent a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, TX.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070

Sandra M. Burt, 94, formerly of Lordsburg passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Silver City Care Center.

Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels.

lenora wolfingtonLenora Jean Wolfington, 68, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.

She was born January 20, 1949 in Morton, TX to Fred Corn, and Velma Fikes. Lenora, or Jean as her family called her, was always laughing. She enjoyed life, even though life wasn't always good to her. Jean loved people, especially the elderly, so in her youth she became a live-in caregiver to women and couples. But after a few years, her own health made her unable to work. She never complained.

Learning to drive was an interesting adventure. When she would finally reach the clutch to change gears, she would not be able to see over the dashboard. As a young girl she couldn't say spaghetti. It always came out pasghetti. Her favorite candy growing up was peanut patties, and her favorite color was red. Aunts and uncles always called her "Little Jeanie".

John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. This was one of Lenora's favorite passages. She loved the Lord and served Him by loving others. She and her sister in Oklahoma would often share their faith with each other.

Lenora Jean Wolfington was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, and will be dearly missed. But right now she is in heaven, laughing with Jesus.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 16 from 9-10 am at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints with the funeral service to follow at 10 am with Bishop Randal Roth officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Hurley Cemetery being officiated by Bishop Randal Roth. The Dedicatory prayer at the grave will be recited by David Carter.
Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

juan lozano rsJuan Lozano, 87, longtime Deming resident passed away Wednesday January 10, 2018 at his home.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon, January 12, 2018, at 4 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil begins at 6 o'clock led by Maria Lozano. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Saint Ann's Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with Father Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor, officiating.

Juan was born March 30, 1930 to Francisca Rodriguez and Anacleto Lozano in Ejido Hidalgo, Chihuahua, Mexico. In his early years Juan helped his father work in their small farm in Mexico and learned many skills that he would use throughout his life. Juan first migrated to New Mexico as a bracero worker, moved to California to work in the farm fields, and finally settled in Deming in the late 1980's. He will be remembered for his ability to tell animated stories to his family, his willingness to help those around him, and his unconditional love for his family. Juan enjoyed to sing, dance, and loved his sweets. He was a man of his word and more importantly a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend to everyone he knew.

He is survived by his spouse, Juana Lozano of the home; 3 sons, Adan Lozano and wife Esperanza of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, MX, Roberto Lozano and wife Carmen, Arnoldo Lozano and wife Maria both of Deming; 6 daughters, Eva Lozano of Deming; Maria Alonso and husband Armando of Glendale, AZ, Elisa Hernandez and husband Manuel of Deming; Dora Lozano of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, MX; Delia Armstrong and husband Charlie of Surprise, AZ, and Bertha Granillo and husband Martin of Deming; brother, Jesus Lozano of Ejido Hidalgo, Chihuahua, MX; 35 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and extended family members and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Anacleto and Francisca Lozano; 3 sons, Valentin, Juan and Juanito Lozano; siblings, Roberto, Francisco, Amelia, Celia, Ezequiel and Evangelina Lozano.

Pallbearers will be Roberto Jr., Donato and Orlando Lozano, Armando Alonso Jr., Victor Silva and Martin Granillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers named are Martin Granillo III, Javier Trevizo and Jesus Lozano.

Kenneth A. Roberts, 73, Deming resident passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

A graveside service will be held Friday January 12, 2018 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Veterans honors will be accorded.

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