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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Serrano 02Yvonne “Dee Dee” Serrano, 81, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  She was born April 8, 1937 in Bernalillo, NM to Claudio and Jennie Benavidez Muñoz. She loved life. She loved going to casinos. She loved her companion “Baby”.  She loved her yard. Most of all, she loved her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her companion Bernice “Dusty” Chacon of Santa Clara; two sons, James Serrano; Jake Serrano and wife Wendy; four grandchildren, Jacob Serrano, Savannah Serrano, Nathan Carreon and wife Francis, Nolan Carreon; one great grandchild, Levi; one brother, David Muñoz and wife Rosalie of Santa Clara; two sisters, Terry Chacon of Hurley; Stella De La Torre of Santa Clara; two uncles, Isaac Benavidez and wife Mary from Bullhead City, AZ; Robert Benavidez from CA; various nieces and nephews.  

Flores 04Francisco V. Flores, 94, a resident of Hanover, NM went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Francisco, “Quico” as he was known to his family and friends, was born on March 14, 1924 in Shakespeare, NM. Work brought him to Santa Rita, NM where he began his career at Kennecott Chino Mines as Trackman and as a Diamond Driller.

Amidst WWII, Quico was drafted into the United States Navy on May 2, 1944. During that time, he fought overseas and received the following medals: WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and the Navy and the Marine Corps Commendation Medal.  Quico was Honorably Discharged on February 6, 1946 and returned home to Santa Rita. He continued to work at Kennecott, Chino Mine where he was a truck driver and retired from Kennecott in 1986 after 44 years of service.

alfredo alvarezalvarez militaryAlfredo Chavez Alvarez, 88, lifelong Deming resident passed away Friday September 21, 2018 at his home.

Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon, September 25, 2018 from 5 to 6 at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where a rosary will begin at 6 o’clock led by Eddie Diaz. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10 o’clock in the morning at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Josh Duplissey officiating. Concluding services with veteran honors will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

eula amosEula Virginia Woody Amos, 91, a resident of Faywood, NM peacefully completed her life’s journey at home Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Francisco Flores, 94, a resident of Hanover, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Sarah Lucille Chelf, “the lady known as Lu,” went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 19 at Gila Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in 1922 in McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of a railroad foreman. Her father’s work on the L&N Railroad required them to move frequently, and Lu lived in every small town and village between East St. Louis, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana by the time she was in high school. She went to business secretarial school, a field that she worked in her whole life. She married at the age of 19 and had her first and only child, Pam, a few years later. Lu left the Midwest and started a new life in San Diego, California in the 1950’s, and she lived there for 40 years until her retirement from Kaiser Permanente at the age of 73.

Darrell Byers, 59, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Advanced Care Hospital in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Eva Lozano, 81, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

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