Ramona Vasquez, 85 of Silver City passed away August 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Ramona was born October 2, 1931 in Villa Lopez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Luciano and Soledad (Arzabe) Duarte. She was a very spiritual person and was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Ramona was a very friendly person, with a very positive attitude toward life meaning she never met a stranger. Among the many things she enjoyed, sunsets and traveling were two of her favorite things. Ramona made many friends while traveling with her husband in Mexico, Europe and Nicaragua. She achieved her dream by going on a Caribbean cruise with her daughter and son-in-law. Her life goal was having great adventures, being happy and making those around her happy. Ramona certainly will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ramona is survived by her husband, Jose H. Vasquez of 62 years; daughter, Leticia Obar (Robert Jr.); Brother, Beto Duarte (Clara); sister, Leanor Baylon one grandson, Robert Obar III (Susan), two great- grandchildren, Robert Obar IV and Jacob Obar; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Also surviving Ramona are many in-laws and a host of friends.
A visitation will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at 10:30am. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 12 O'clock noon at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Jaroslaw Nowacki, officiating. Cremation will follow at Baca's Funeral Chapels.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Obar III, Daniel Vasquez, Joe Vasquez, Luis Baylon, Luis Baylon Jr, and Alejandro Duarte.
Loretta Cain was born Feb 18, 1923 in Garnett, Kansas to Clyde Morris and Vena Teeter Morris.
She was raised in Kansas and after graduating from high school she moved to Clovis, NM.
During WWII she worked in a munitions plant assembling artillery shells. After WWII she married Frank Cain and moved throughout New Mexico and Texas following Frank’s bricklaying and stonecutting jobs.
In 1955 Frank and Loretta moved to Deming, NM to farm.
Eulalio "Lalo" Rodriguez, 36, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Hwy 27 Mile Marker #9.
Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
John B. McGee passed away at his home on Sunday August 20, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. There will be a celebration of life at the Grant County Convention Center in Silver City on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11:00AM, followed by a memorial meal at the same location. The Whiskey Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be officiating the Celebration.
John was born in Portales, NM on October 30, 1949, to Tommy and Nadine McGee, and was raised on a ranch near Elida, NM, where he attended school. He was an excellent athlete, playing basketball and running track for the Elida Tigers. After high school graduation, he became a journeyman electrician, participating in and supervising large construction projects such as schools and commercial buildings all over New Mexico.
Robert H. Hogan Jr. 70 of Silver City, New Mexico, went to be with the Lord Jesus his Savior on Friday on Friday, August 18, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Elizabeth, NJ and graduated from West Virginia University. After working in New Jersey and Florida, in roofing, the construction of skyscrapers and other industrial projects, Mr. Hogan and his wife moved to Silver City, New Mexico in 1990, where he also worked in construction, and later at the Silver City Walmart.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol (Meng) Hogan, and her children who loved and adopted him. He is also survived by his special canine friend, Ruby, his faithful companion.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert Hogan Sr. and his mother Adele Kurzinski.
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