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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Robert Marvin Hickson, 90, passed away Saturday May 5, 2018 at Sunshine Haven in Lordsburg.

Services are pending.

Freddie Roy Ortiz, 55, of Bayard passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Services are pending with Baca's Funeral Chapels.

marsha edwards rsMarsha Edwards, 67, of Deming, NM was granted her angel wings on Thursday, May 3, 2018, after a short second battle with cancer. She spent her final days in her home surrounded by family and friends that she had loved throughout her life.

Marsha was born in Detroit Lakes, MN to Bruce and Vivian Biddick. She was raised in Lakefield, MN and later moved to Uvalde, TX with her parents and siblings.

While in Uvalde, she met and married Roger Miller. His Border Patrol career brought them to Deming where they started a family and made many friends. Their two children, Heather and Patrick, were raised in Deming. After the marriage ended she continued to live in Deming and work at Deming Dental Services where she was well known to many patients.

fernando hernandez rsFrancisco Hernandez, 24, formerly of Deming passed away Tuesday May 1, 2018 at his home in Albuquerque.

Francisco was born January 4, 1994 to Maria Inez Gonzalez Moncada and Francisco Hernandez in Deming. He was a 2012 graduate of Deming High School and communicant of the Catholic Church. Francisco currently was employed with UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

carlos medina rsCarlos Medina, 46, of Silver City passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at five o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at six o'clock with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting. The Funeral Liturgy will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at eight-thirty in the morning at Infant Jesus Shrine in Hurley with Father Francisco Diaz officiating. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Nanez, Frankie Ramirez IV, Miguel Hernandez, Joey Lopez, Gabriel "Snuffy" Ortega, Artie Sanchez and Ceaser Jimenez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jose Jimenez, Scott Bynum, Arthur Luna, John Martinez, Senator Howie Morales and Robbie Ortega.

maria barba rsMaria Teresa Barba, 69, Deming resident passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 in Aurora, Colorado.

Maria Teresa was born August 15, 1948 to Enedina Varela and Pedro Barba in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico. She had been a longtime resident of Deming having moved here from Palomas 40 years ago.

catalina rodriguez rsHeaven gained our special angel on April 26, 2018. Catalina Rodriguez of Deming, NM, left this world to reunite with family and friends that have gone before her. As she started her final journey home, she was surrounded by those who loved her. She was 74 years old.

Catalina was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico on April 30, 1943 to Francisco Guzman and Guadalupe Valenzuela. Her mother later married Emilio Chavez who raised her and her siblings as his own in Cd. Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. In 1961 she married Theodore Jacobson and moved to Port Angeles, WA. where the family lived for many years before moving to Deming, NM. She divorced after 20 years of marriage and seven kids. In 1984 she was given a second chance at love and married Ramon Rodriguez.

mike fletcher rsAfter a long battle with cancer, Michael K. Fletcher, 76, succumbed to complications of pneumonia April 26, 2018 at the Advanced Care Hospital in Las Cruces.

Mike was born July 18, 1941 in Hollywood, California to Marshall and Frances (Robinson) Fletcher. He worked at U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana for some time and later worked for the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where he was a Program Analyst. He retired from there in 1994 and he and his wife Sylvia travelled together for about 7 years and then made their home in Mexico where they resided for 8 years. He came to Deming in October 2007 from Aguascalientes, Mexico and locally was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mike was an artist and always had an interest in other cultures, learning different languages, and loved to help out and offer a hand to friends and neighbors when help was needed. He has been referred to as having a "Servants Heart" by many who received assistance from him.

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