Salvador Talamantes Lazos, 86. A longtime resident of Lordsburg passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Lordsburg.
Sal was born October 11, 1931 in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, Mexico to Pomposo and Verena (Talamantes) Lazos. He came to Lordsburg in 1960 from Socorro, New Mexico where he had been working in the mining industry. Sal married Frances Alvarez in 1962 and they remained in Lordsburg where they raised their family. Sal continued to work at the local mines, in construction, and also worked with the City of Lordsburg for some time. Being a skilled woodworker, he spent a lot of time in his shop where he made special items as well as making cabinets for many homes in the area. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Mr. Louis Lamont Osmer, Jr. (Lou), longtime resident of Grant County, NM, soldiered his way over the great divide on March 6, 2018 at the age of 93, while residing at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Osmer’s family wish to express our deepest gratitude to the many dedicated, gentle, patient, attentive care providers he had over the last few years.
Lou was born on October 26, 1924 at Mimbres Hot Springs, NM, to Louis L. Osmer Sr. (Pat) and Gretchen Dixon Osmer.
He completed high school in Silver City prior to military service in WWII.
He was first drafted into the army, then enlisted in the Marines in 1943, serving in the Pacific theater as an aircraft armorer until discharge as a sergeant in 1946. He then worked for a time for the Southern Pacific Railroad and the New Mexico Highway Department.
Lou learned the mining trade from his father in the Burro Mountains. Throughout his life he relentlessly pursued mineral development and advocated for the small hard rock miner in New Mexico and the Southwest. He estimated that he produced thousands of tons of copper, fluoride, barite, lead and zinc, silver, and gold during his lifetime.
He married his wife of 55 years, Mary LeNoir, at San Lorenzo, NM, in 1951.
An avid local historian and a silver tongued story teller, Lou loved entertaining, and "embellishing" tales of treasure, adventure, mining, and growing up in Silver City with his friends. May his wit, enthusiasm, optimism, insatiable curiosity, boundless affection, and constant good nature continue to inspire those who walk his trails.
Mr. Osmer is survived by his daughters, Mary Louise Osmer and Diana Bender (George), his foster son Bud Jahn; daughter in law Janita Osmer; his five grandchildren Eva Marie Levi, Lalanya Frese, Louis L. Osmer IV (Monty), Jessie Bender, and Meagan Dow; and three great grandchildren Ailey Osmer, Owen Levi, and Summer Gundy, and his faithful supporter Margaret Bender.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary LeNoir Osmer, his son Louis L. Osmer II (Igy), his brother David Osmer, and his parents.
An informal celebration of life service will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Burro Mountains Homestead.
Mr. Osmer’s cremains will be interred by family at a later time. Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory.
Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the one’s you love" ~ 537-0777.
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Max R. Murillo, 65, of Bayard passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Silver City Care Center.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5 to 6 p.m. and the Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at 6 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Officiating will be Deacon Bill Holguin. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard. Concluding services and burial will be at Hanover Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Manuel F. Ibarra.
Dolores C. Ramos, 82, longtime Deming resident passed away Thursday April 5, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.
Dolores was born March 5, 1936 to Narcisa Compian and Francisco Cardenas in San Pedro del Gallo, Durango, Mexico. She moved to Deming in 1959 coming from Mexico and was a communicant of Saint Ann's Catholic Church. Dolores loved to garden, especially her flowers, she also enjoyed to knit and sew. She will be remembered for the blankets she made for her children and grandchildren.
The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.
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