George Thacker 82 of Silver City, New Mexico passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his residence.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00am.
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
Anita Skavhaug, 76, of Glenwood, formerly of Deming, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.
Anita was born January 19, 1940 in Wyoming. She had relocated to Deming and from there moved to Glenwood for the last six years. Anita was a member of the Women's Club in Glenwood and was an accomplished silversmith.
She is survived by her husband, Gunnar; one son, Jeff Lane (Jennifer), one daughter, Victoria; three grandchildren, Ashley, Jake and Justin and one great grandchild.
At Anita's request, cremation will take place and services will be scheduled at a later date.
Carolyn J. Carr, 71, a resident of Silver City, NM entered her eternal rest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her residence.
She was born July 24, 1946 in Ventura, CA to Richard Carr and Mildred J. Gannon.
She is survived by one daughter, Lorie J. Potts Helle of CA; she was gifted with four grandchildren, Kimberly R. Helle, and Kenneth S. Helle of Illinois; Lorden and Jarrett Childs of Sweden; her dear friends, Daniel and Stephanie Olsen of Silver City who will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Michael J. Potts, and David L. Childs.
Cremation will take place at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. No service will be held at her request.
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.
Alfredo C. Turrieta, 85, a lifelong resident of Deming passed away Sunday October 15, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.
Alfredo was born December 3, 1931 in Deming to Juan and Trinidad (Chaires) Turrieta.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army and in 1961 he went to work with the Deming Fire Department in which he was the Assistant Fire Chief. He always enjoyed painting and throughout his life he painted many houses locally.
He is remembered as being a very organized person who had a passion for doing things right. Being the kind of person he was, he always thought of others first, was generous to his family and friends, and was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.
He is survived by his wife, Olga C. Turrieta of the home; son Alfredo Turrieta Jr. of Albuquerque; daughter Anna Priestley and her husband Ron of Las Cruces; sister Estella Baese and her husband Ray of Deming; his granddaughter Jakki Gallegos and her husband Diego; 2 great granddaughters Rauni and Jordynn Gallegos.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Johnny Turrieta and sister Trini Baeza.
Visitation will be Thursday morning at 9 at St. Ann Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 10 o'clock to be led by Suzanne Lundy. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 with Fr. Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery with military honors accorded.
Pallbearers will be Alfredo Turrieta Jr., Manuel Rodriguez, Ron Priestley, Diego Gallegos, Ray Baese, and Juan Gonzales.
Spencer J. Trombly, 79, of Silver City, NM, passed away on Oct. 14, 2017 following a brief illness.
Spencer was born in Hartford, CT to Perley and Myra (LaVallee) Trombly on May 9, 1938. He attended school at The Hartford Regional Technical. He married Alison Browne Brackett on December 15, 1988 in Mystic, CT. Spencer worked for the Marine Sciences Institute at the University of Connecticut for 22 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served for eight years in the Submarine Service out of the Groton New London Sub Base. Spencer served on the USS Daniel Webster and commissioned the USS Lafayette and the USS Ethan Allen.
From the time he was a young man in his teens, Spencer was fascinated by and an active participant in the world of amateur, or ham, radio operation. He studied very hard, tested for and earned his operator’s license from the FCC in 1955 then received his Extra Class license in 1994 and maintained it throughout his life, up to his death. He took part in various ham radio festivals, including most recently the Eclipse Fest in Driggs, ID for the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Just prior to his death he donated his radio equipment/electronics to a group in AZ which will be used in a school opening in Gila Bend to teach new ham radio students.
Spencer also enjoyed soaking in every hot spring he could find, motorcycle riding, camping, bird watching and star gazing with his wife Alison and found New Mexico the most interesting and beautiful place where he was enthralled with its never-ending beauty and discovery at every turn in the road.
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