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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

maldonado 01Manuel A. Maldonado Jr., 65 of Silver City, went peacefully in his sleep to be with the Lord Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1954 in Santa Rita, New Mexico to the late Manuel and Mary Maldonado. He was the second oldest of seven siblings. He was a 1973 graduate of Silver High School. Shortly after graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after serving almost three years in which one year was served overseas. He worked for several different companies as a mechanic and alignment specialist. He was a hard worker holding two jobs at times to provide for his family. He enjoyed camping with family and loved stopping in Gila to get sugar cane after every camping trip. He loved talking about the family history and spending time at the ranch as a kid; and in the later years of his life he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Reynaldo Castillo, 66, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, June 3, 2019 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Sierra Cruz Lopez 17, of Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico passed away June 3, 2019. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave. Silver City, New Mexico, 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.hbrightfuneral.net 

Dilia Martinez-Rodas, 39, a Fort Bayard resident entered eternal rest Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Christopher L. Cortez, 40, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

cunningham 02Charles (Chuck) Cunningham was born in Orange County, CA to Caroleen Ahlstrom Cunningham and Henry Cunningham.  Caroleen passed away a week after Chuck was born. He was raised by his loving grandparents, Charles and Grace Ahlstrom.  He had an especially close relationship with his “dad” Charles.

allison 02Ray S. Allison, 69, a resident of Hurley, NM passed at home surrounded by his family. He was married to Karen D. Allison for 31 years. He had four sons, two daughters, nineteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with construction contractors all his life. His hobbies were camping, fishing and riding around going to the forest, and looking for brass casings. He was a craftsman; liked making canes and other crafts with wood. Ray especially liked spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, and one granddaughter. Due to a family emergency the date for the service has changed. Visitation will now be on Tuesday, June 4 from 10-11am at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez to begin at 11am. The funeral mass will follow at 12:30pm at Hurley Infant Jesus Shrine with Father Mike Williams officiating.
Pallbearers will be Roberto Alvarez, Jesse Madrid, Felix Torres, Tony Peña, Randy Delfin, and Omar Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Concluding service, 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 

Manuel A. Maldonado, 65, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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