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Obituaries

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montie rooks rsMontie Paul Rooks 79 of Gila, NM passed away on January 24, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center surrounded by family.

He was born on April 18, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico to Paul and Garnett Rooks who resided in Mogollon.

He married Sharon Shock on May 22, 1959 in Deming NM. They were blessed with two children, Marci and Stewart. His greatest love in life was his family, and he had a passion for breeding and raising quarter horses. He was a lifelong member of American Quarter Horse Association, Grant County Farm Bureau, and New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and Grant County Cattle Growers Association.

Montie retired from Phelps Dodge after 17 years when he then became a dealer for Dish Network providing satellite service throughout the Southwest where he befriended many of his customers and their families.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Rooks, daughter Marci (Jeff) Watson, son Stewart (Connie) Rooks, and grandchildren Dylan (Jessica) Watson, Oren Watson, Calvin (Amy) Rooks, and Kelsey (Zach) Lavender and great grandchildren Alyssa Upton-Watson, Callie Rooks, Montgomery and Gentry Watson, and George Wyatt Lavender as well as devoted nephew Keven McCauley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Garnett Rooks.

A Memorial Service is scheduled at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, NM on February 17, at 10:00am with Reverend David Goble officiating.

In lieu of flowers, and donations be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the Cliff Gila EMTs and the staff at GRMC for the excellent care provided. They wish to extend a special thank you to Dr. Donald Stinar.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM, 88061. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

brad malone l rsbrad malone r rsAllen "Brad" Malone 64 left us on Jan 29 to be with the Lord.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou, son Brad Malone, daughter in law Shelly Malone, and two grandsons, Latigo Malone, and Laredo Malone, in addition too numerous of family and friends to list.

Brad was born 12--1953 to Richard and Pearl Malone in Miami AZ, and was one of eight siblings.

Throughout the years he resided primarily in southwest NM, and on March 9, 1974 he married Mary Lou Richardson and the two have been beside one another ever since.

He worked many years in the mining and construction industries with his last 14 years of service at Asarco Mission mine in AZ.

Some of his many hobbies included: fishing, hunting, camping, time with his family and a general interest in fixing and figuring out the nearly impossible.

A Memorial Service will be at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 am of Silver City NM. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Afterwards with weather permitting the family has requested a get together at Little Walnut Picnic area to celebrate his life and recollect.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico 88061. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net 

Julius Washington, 88, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his residence in Santa Clara, NM.

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

Byron Puleston, 87, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his residence in Silver City, NM.

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

Shirley Prather, 82, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Silver City Care Center in Silver City, NM.

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

Ida Shadle, 96, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Silver City Care Center.

She was born January 16, 1922 in El Paso, TX to Fred Velasco Sr. and Ellen Stewart.

As per her request no service will be held.

Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

jesse atencio rsJesus "Jesse" S. Atencio, 79, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Monday, January 29, 2018 at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1938 in Santa Clara, NM to Salvador H. Atencio and Paula A. Leyba.

He is survived by four sons, Jesse Atencio Jr. and wife Lee Ann of Fairbanks, Alaska; Michael Atencio of Santa Clara; Gregory Atencio of Mimbres; Robert "Robbie" Hatcher (Kathy) and their children Jacob and Abby of Albuquerque; one daughter, Peggy Sockwell (Kevin) and their children James, Brody, and Tata of Lexington, AL; three brothers, Henry Atencio of Silver City; Lawrence Atencio of Santa Clara; Patricio Atencio of Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Joan Atencio; one son, Joseph Atencio.

Visitation will be Monday, February 5 from 5-6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Deacon Richard Rodriguez reciting the holy rosary at 6 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6 at 10am at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Robert Becerra officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Atencio, Gabriel Atencio, Michael Atencio, Gregory Atencio, Ezra Atencio, and Robert Davidson. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Charles L. Quarrell, 72, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, February 2, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side.

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

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