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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Philip G. Hoffman, 80, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

richardmendozaRicardo R. Mendoza, 30, of Silver City, NM passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at his residence. A Rosary will be recited at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Art Gutierrez officiating. A Celebration of his Life will follow at 2:00pm. Cremation will take place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. 

He was born January 8, 1988 in Albuquerque, NM to Frances Mendoza and Jose Leyba. He was a loving person to his family as Ritchie, but was known to his friends as Fatboy, Fatlife, Dickie or Rich. He was also a die hard Raider fan. Richard was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed it, his mom always said he would give you the shirt off his back when he would wear one. Richard’s favorite sayings were “I am just here to party” and “I like to party naked.” Richard loved to cook and his specialty was BBQ and anyone who really knew him knew his ribs were the best. Richard loved to laugh when he walked into the room he “was” the party. Richard’s closest friends whom he called brothers Joseph Padilla, Greg Cefarilli, Sam Trujillo, Johnny Lopez, Frankie Carrasco, Henry Sierra, Adam Martinez, and Blue will remember his love and loyalty. 

Cruz Mejia, 29, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

hollimonTrevor N. Hollimon, 47, of Boerne, TX passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, NM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. Reverend David Goble will be officiating. Fire Department will be doing the Honors. Interment will follow at the Gila Mesa Cemetery. Trevor was born in Tucson, Arizona to Richard and Becky Hollimon on September 16, 1971.

welchpicDurl Welch, 79, passed away October 22, 2018 in Silver City, New Mexico. A Graveside Service will be held at Memory Lane Cemetery on Thursday October 25, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Survivors include wife Pat Welch, daughters Terri Pereau (Doug), Dawn Sutton, Michelle Foster, and Kimberly Foster, ten grandchildren Cory, Trisha, Joshua, Twilla, Dominic, Skyler, Dusty, Dylan, Zach and Zay, ten great grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. Durl was born February 13, 1939 in Gorman, Texas. He married Pat Welch, they were married for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Short and Cleo Welch, and 4 sisters. Durl worked for Texas, New Mexico Power Company for 37 years. He was an electrical engineer, and also the division manager. He retired in 1995 and had been a resident of Silver City, New Mexico for 48 years. His hobbies included the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, hunting, and he also enjoyed traveling the National Parks. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional Services and Care for you family and friends”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061. Phone Number 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.

gavaldon 02Ronald L. Gavaldon entered eternal rest October 22, 2018 at his residence in Las Cruces, NM. He was born on October 14, 1969 to Filemon Jr. and Jenny Gavaldon in Silver City, NM. He was employed by PNM as a Gas Turbine ICE Journeyman. In June 1992 he met the love of his life Rachel Quesada in Mazatlán. They married the following year June 18, 1994. They had four children. He was a member and elector of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was Warden for the Knights of Columbus Robert G. Gamboa Council #9527. He became a Cursillista in 2014 where he gained many brothers and sisters. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Arabella and Jamaal Torres had a special place in his heart; they will forever have an angel watching over them. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, gambling and traveling. Ronald played the guitar, trumpet, and trombone. He will be greatly missed by many, especially his uncle Oscar and aunt Maria Ana Holguin. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Nettie Somoza, 79, a resident of Rodeo, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at UMC Banner Hospital in Tucson, AZ.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Marie Ellena Madrid, a resident of Silver City, NM passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 in El Paso, Texas.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "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 here.

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