Obituary notices.

josephine torres rsJosephine O. Torres, 90, of Bayard peacefully passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Josephine is survived by her three sons, Victor Jr. (Estella), Manuel and Silverio Torres; three daughters, Olga Neff (Albert), Linda Strauss (Don) and Virginia Cuevas; two brothers, Donicio and Arnold Ortiz (Mary); sisters-in-law, Angie Ortiz and Mary Torres. Also surviving Josephine are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donicio and Maria Ortiz, brothers, Johnny Ortiz and Guillermo Ortiz; sisters, Celia Guzman, Olivia Pena, Maria Ortiz and Martha Ortiz; sons-in-law Andres Gomez III and Paul Cuevas; granddaughter, Patricia Gomez Trujillo; grandson Silverio Torres Jr.

"Mem" , as she was fondly known, will be cherished by many as we were lucky enough to feel her through her love of her kitchen, whether it be cooking your favorite dish or baking that special birthday cake. Her priority was her family, each and every member of her immediate and extended family, she made sure they all felt her love and compassion. Aside from her family, she also enjoyed spending her time playing her favorite pastime, Bingo, at home or the local hall. "Mem" will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at six o'clock in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Officiating will be Deacon Art Gutierrez. The Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at ten o'clock in the morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Silver City. The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Oliver Obele. Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Gomez V, Antonio Gomez, Brandon Cuevas, Arnold Ortiz Jr., Daniel Gomez and Chris Trujillo.

james morales rsJames "Chamo" A. Morales, 47, a resident of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Silver City.

He was born March 6, 1970 in Silver City, NM to Joseph Rios and Reyna Morales.

He is survived by his father Joseph and wife Rosa Rios of Silver City; four sons, James Wilson of Phoenix, AZ; Frankie Morales of Silver City; Christian Morales of Las Cruces; Jace Morales of Las Cruces; two step-brothers, Mike Arsola of Denver, CO; Danny Ray Portillo of Silver City; three sisters, Lisa Serna (Jaime) and nephews, Zachary and Zane of Pinos Altos; Stefanie Rojas (Ronnie) and niece Jolyssa, and nephew Keanu of Silver City; Jobyna Portillo of Silver City; two God-daughters, Jacqueline and Alicia "My Rose" Trujillo; nine uncles, Manuel Martinez (Margie) of Hurley; Ben "Nino" Martinez of Deming; Arnold Valdez (Patricia) of Las Vegas, NV; Luis Morales (Lucy) of Silver City; Henry Morales and significant other Connie of Lordsburg; Albert Morales (Evelyn) of Silver City; Arturo "Magoo" Morales of Silver City; Ramon "Monchie" Morales of Arenas Valley; and Tommy Rios (Anita) of Silver City; one aunt, Lupe "Nina" Jones (Jimmy) of Silver City.

He was preceded in death by his mother Reyna Rios; his companion, Karen Wilson; maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Sandoval Vasquez; paternal grandparents, Jesus and Isabel Rios; uncles, Tony Rios, Alfred, and Tony Martinez; cousin Brenda Carbajal.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 8 from 2:30 - 3 pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the funeral service to begin at 3 pm with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Concluding service cremation will follow.

Pallbearers will be Larry Trujillo, Alan Murillo, Art, Markey, and Albert Morales, Ed Rodriguez, Marvin Morales, and Eric Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Chavez, Carlos Grado, Gabriel Ortega, Gabriel Morales, Richard and Ramon Martinez, Will Fernandez, and Tommy Rios Jr.

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.

freddie mack taylor rsFreddie Mack Taylor, 75, of Separ and Deming, passed away September 30, 2017, in Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, after a long 5-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He was born March 3, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Coma Pearl (Lancaster) Taylor and Mack Austin Taylor. He has two siblings: Gail (Taylor) Monger (Darrel) and Don Taylor (Cynthia). He has a special aunt: Jeannette Caines of Florida.

Laura Christine Madero, 57, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, September 30, 2017.

She was born April 20, 1960 in Lordsburg, NM to Emilio Madero and Lupe Villanueva.

Freddie Mack Taylor of Lordsburg, NM passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. A Funeral Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery.

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

Rose Marie Close, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Monday September 25, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Rose Marie was born January 6, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to Guy and Rose Malott. She came to Deming in 1965 from Missouri and was a homemaker.

Laura Christine Madero, 57, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

James A. Morales, 47, a resident of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Silver City, NM.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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