Obituary notices.

placencioEarl R. Placencio, 74, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM. He was born February 24, 1945 in Deming, NM to Regina Placencio. Earl proudly served his country with the U.S. Army; Veteran of the Vietnam war and was in the NM National Guard for many years. Earl was a proud father of three children and loved to see his grandchildren when he could. He loved his pet Missy who was more of a fourth child than a pet.  He worked as a type setter at the Chino Mines and then later for the Unicorn Press. He was the youngest of XXX children. Some of his favorite sayings: “loved from all sides”; “When I’m good I’m good, when I’m bad I am even better”; “I’m glad you got to see me today”; “I love you more”; “You got it Dude”.  Things he loved to do: Collecting coins. He was an avid gold prospector and had fair luck panning gold out of the sand he would collect from a “secret site”. He loved the outdoors and camping whether at the Elephant Butte lake or in the Gila Forest. He also enjoyed turkey and deer hunting. He enjoyed watching the Westerns on television.  Last but not least he loved to eat, whether it was the Caldo that he made at home, or the rarest of prime rib and steaks. He was a very kind man to all that knew him. He will be missed dearly.

Orvilla Brown, 84, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

barkaMary Ann (Arciero) Barka passed away December 25, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mary Ann was born September 26, 1949 in Fierro, New Mexico to James Andrew Barka and Lillian (Arciero) Barka. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous Aunts and Uncles. She leaves behind three aunts Alice Barka, Hope Arciero, Irene Castillo and one uncle, Eddie Barka and numerous cousins. There will be a graveside memorial service Saturday March 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Gila Mesa Cemetery. Mary Ann’s love for her family and friends was strong and she showed it by putting others before herself. Her love for life was horse-back riding and being on hunting trips with her Dad. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Mary Ann will be remembered fondly. She is reunited with her parents, something she looked forward to.

Earl Placencio, 74, a resident of Las Cruces, NM formerly of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

rev wilsonRev. James B. Wilson, Jr. passed away March 6, 2019, in Silver City, NM at the age of 89 years. Jim was born September 26, 1929, in Bayfield, WI to James B. and Ruth Wilson, devoted Baptists. After his family moved to Minneapolis, Jim became increasingly involved in church activities leading to his desire to become a minister. As a teenager, he used money he had earned from part time jobs to purchase a saxophone, which he would play at the gospel mission for the homeless. Later he formed a group called the High School Christian Fellowship, which would meet at different schools in the afternoon for fellowship and faith discussions.

holguin 02 copyConnie Holguin, the matriarch, our rock, our queen, passed away peacefully from natural causes at age 87 on February 23, 2019 in Tucson, AZ. She was visited and comforted by her loved ones in the days leading up to and on the day she passed.

Connie was born February 9, 1932 in Hurley, New Mexico. She was a beloved daughter to Hilario and Josefa Moreno.  Connie met her husband, Raul Holguin, they married and were blessed with four wonderful sons: Michael, Robert, Mark and Danny.  Raul and Connie were married for 62 years.

Edward J. Cordova, 42, a resident of Arenas Valley, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777

Marie Tovar, 71, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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