David C. Escobar, 70, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Victoria H. Ramos, 30, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, February 16, 2019 at University Medical Center in El Paso, TX. She was born September 23, 1988 in Las Cruces, NM to Bernice Holguin Miranda. She is survived by her mother, Bernice Miranda and step-dad, Sonny Miranda of the family home; one son, Ernest J. Villa Jr., of Silver City; a special little boy, Andrew Gonzales of Silver City; maternal grandfather, Antonio Holguin of Silver City; her God-parents, Fernando and Patricia Chavez of Lordsburg. She was preceded in death by her brother, Javier Ramos Jr. (2008); maternal grandmother, Gloria Holguin. A Memorial service will be celebrated Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Pastor Andrew Zamora officiating. Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones we love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Rev. Mike Almanza Perez, 86, a lifelong resident of Silver City, NM, passed away on Wednesday February 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona with his family at his side.
Rev. Mike was born November 13, 1932 in El Paso, Texas to Pedro and Maria Perez. Rev. Mike served in the United States Army. He worked in many different positions: as a truck driver for Pepsi Cola, in maintenance for 9 years at the Phelps Dodge Corporation, and 8 years with the Highway Department in Grant County until 1996, when he retired.
George Herman Wyatt entered eternal rest on Friday February 22, 2019. A Graveside Service will be held at Masonic Cemetery on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Mike Hofacket officiating. He is the son of the late George Herman Wyatt Sr. and Myrtis Sophia Webster Wyatt of Massachusetts. George Jr. was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on June, 1931 and was baptized at Christ Episcopal Church in Fitchburg Massachusetts in March 1932. George attended Fitchburg Schooling then entered the Coast Guard in Puerto Rico from 1948-1951. Following his well-known father’s footsteps, George went into construction and served many capacities such as Construction Sight Manager, diamond driller, etc. He worked for Hamilton Construction and Bola Brothers Construction, to name a few. He belonged to International Union of Operating Engineers #9 from 1961-1973. He was a member of International Brotherhood Teamsters #492.
Donald Harrison Strange, born January 20, 1941 in Gainesville, Georgia to Joe Grayson Strange and Alva Merle Strange (nee Patrick) departed this life on February 18, 2019 at home in Silver City, NM. Don served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. Upon discharge he returned to Silver City where he met and married Kathryn Blalock in September of 1964. They moved to Tucson in November of that year where they remained for 47 years and raised two sons, Christopher and Lonnie. After Don and Kathy retired, they moved back to Silver City. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Kathryn, his sons, Christopher of Tucson, AZ and Lonnie of Silver City, NM; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jon(Patricia) of Gila, NM, David (Margaret) of Cliff, NM and Charles (Judy) of Mesquite, NV; three nephews and three nieces.
Geia Fea Dante, 76, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.
Miguel “Mike” Almanza Perez, 86, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
Miguel “Mickey” R. Grado, 85, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on September 22, 1933 in Hurley, NM to Fernando Grado and Pauline Rivera. Mickey was an underground miner from this mining district, worked for the Grant County Road Department, the Local #16 Labors, Baca’s Funeral Home, as well as being self-employed as a mason. Mickey loved the outdoors, boxing, and his favorite baseball team was the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Cursillista, and did volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul Church. His greatest joy was being around his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Caroline of the family home; five sons, Mickey Grado, Jr. and wife Christine of Silver City, NM; Robert Grado and wife Eva of Tucson, AZ; Richard Grado of Silver City, NM; Carlos Grado and his companion Ashley Ogilvie of Silver City NM; Michael Barragan and wife Patty of Silver City; three daughters; Yolanda Quintana and her husband Ronald of Silver City, NM; Pauline Trujillo of Silver City, NM; Linda Hernandez and her husband Mike of Silver City, NM; twenty grandchildren and twenty-seven great grand children.
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