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pearce Duane Richard Pearce, 76, a Rodeo resident entered eternal rest Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri to John Dearick and Doris McCauley Dearick . The Pearce’s were resident managers of the U Store-It in Arenas Valley for 13 years. They retired in 2015 for health reasons. He is survived by his wife Sandra of the family home; one son, Richard Duane Pearce and wife Elana of Pearl City, Hawaii; three daughters, Eileen Pearce of Camas Valley, OR; Theresa Linson and husband John of Prospect, OR; Susan Young and husband Raymond of Mirtle Point, OR; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, James Pearce and wife Charlotte of Broadbent, OR; two sisters, Sandra Cooley and husband Roger of White City, OR; Paula Biles of Grants Pass, OR; numerous nieces and nephews.  No service will be held at family’s request. Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory. 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.

Ronald Mulhearn, 69, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

Maria Elena Ontiveros Magallanes, 68, a resident of Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

Myrna Ann Fetrow, 82, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

vandeventerWoodrow Wilson Vandeventer, 89, died April 8, 2019 in Tucson, AZ. He was born March 30, 1930 in Douglas, WY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Viola, in 2016. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Alva and Jesse. He is survived by six children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He and Viola raised their family in Jeffrey City, WY, later moving to Arizona and New Mexico. He worked in the uranium mining industry in Wyoming and retired from the copper mining industry in New Mexico in 1992. He enjoyed taking his family rock hunting, fishing and hunting in Wyoming. He had served as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the Jeffrey City community and participated in mine rescue team competitions. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in Wyoming at a later date.

 passed away on April 27, 2019. A visitation will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Willis of Silver City and her companion Daniel Hernandez and their daughters Audrey and Alisa Hernandez, Tanya Willis of Silver City and one son Christopher “Chris” Willis. One brother, Robert Schaffner, of Chandler, Arizona; three nieces, Amber Schaffner, Mikaela Schaffner, and Kristyn Schaffner, of Phoenix, Arizona; and four grandnieces, Peyton, Bailee, Charlotte, and Trinity, of Phoenix, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her parents Curtis Schaffner Jr. and Carol Schaffner. 

She was born and raised in Silver City, New Mexico. Julie graduated Silver High in 1979 then attended Western New Mexico University and graduated with a Business Degree. She worked for Chino Federal Credit Union and other banks with 25 years in banking experience. Julie was always the type of person who made sure all her family members were taken care of. Julie was known for her wonderful smile and willingness to help others. She was a loving, kind hearted person to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

stevenfloresSteven Anthony Flores,19, of Silver City, NM passed away April 26, 2019 at Gila Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be on Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 5 to 6 pm at the Silver High School Gymnasium where the recitation of the Holy Rosary will follow at 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be at 10 am on Thursday, May 2, 2019, also at the Silver High School. Concluding services and burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. Deacon Bill Holguin will officiate at the services.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carlos Bueno, Ray Tafoya, Edmund Ray Lewis, Jerry Pena, Isaiah Pena and Kody Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Lewis, Mike Sedillos, Dezmond Rios, Diego Cisneros and Silver High Track Team.

ondaWilliam A. Onda, 80, of the Gila Hot Springs, NM passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:00am. A private burial is scheduled at a later date. Mr. Onda was born in Chicago, Illinois to his parents John Onda and Cecilia Geraldine Onda. He worked for Onda Oil Company in Roswell, New Mexico, and with Jeff Bingaman Insurance. He opened a Mutual Finance Company and Ridgewood Motors. He enjoyed fishing with his wife Lenna, hunting with The Campbells. Most winters were spent with family members in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Lenna (Lynn) of 53 years loved the front porch to watch the birds and wildlife. He is survived by his son Mike Onda and his 3 children Kris and his wife Marcia, Codie and Gage, son-in-law Marc, his 3 children Robert, Christina and Michael, and Mark Onda and his son Joshua, his wife Angie Regalado. One brother Jack Onda of Houston, Texas and one sister Cecilia Lockhart of Boston.

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