Obituary notices.

seferina rendon rsIt is with deep sorrow and very heavy hearts that our lovely mother, Seferina Rendon, went to be with Our Lord on November 16, 2017.

Seferina was born on January 8, 1917 in Lordsburg, NM to Juan and Juilana Morelos Cervantes where she lived a long and happy 100 years! Sixty-two of those years she spent with her loving husband, Monico Rendon. Together they were blessed with 6 children, 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.

She will be remembered for always cleaning her house and yard as well as her fondness for hitting the casinos! She is survived by her children, Helen Chaires, Manuel (Joyce) Rendon, Dolores (Caesar) Flores and Ida (Ramon) Reyes who will miss her greatly but who have many wonderful memories of their beautiful mother.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Juan and Juilana, her loving husband, Monico, 2 sons, Elias Sr., and Danny Rendon, 2 grandchildren, Elias Jr., and Michael Rendon, 2 great grandchildren, Yvette Gomez and Mariah Reyes.

Visitation will be Monday, November 20, 2017 from 9-10 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg, NM with Yolanda Kinnerup reciting the holy rosary at 10 am. The funeral Liturgy will follow at 11 am with Father Jude Okonkwo officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Reyes, Jacob Reyes, Derek Reyes, Eric Escobar, Andrew Flores, Caesar Ray Lopez, and Sterling Burke. Honorary pallbearers will be all her remaining grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

olin herrera rsOlin P. Herrera, 75, longtime Deming resident passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 at her daughter's home surrounded by family.

Olin P. Herrera was born on November 8, 1942 in Santa Rita, NM, to Manuel and Maria Pilar (Oliva) Rodriguez. She lived in Santa Rita until she moved to Deming, NM in 1959. Olin was a homemaker; always serving others as that was her passion in life. She was a faithful servant of God who served for Holy Family and St. Ann's Catholic Churches. She sang in the choir, and gave her time and energy to the bereavement committee at St. Ann's. She was an active member of Holy Family parish where she was a communicant, a member of the Altar Society, a member of the Divine Mercy prayer group, a volunteer as needed for other parish ministries, Alter Society Woman of the Year for two years, a member of the Holy Family Crafters, and served for many years on the Bereavement Committee, and served as chairwoman from 2008 until 2015.

She is survived by daughters, Evangelina (Vangie) Tarango and Irma P. Herrera of Deming, NM. Her Goddaughter, Laura Galindo of Santa Fe, NM. Sister, Ruth (Susano) Rodriguez of Hurley, NM. Brother, Ruben Rodriguez of North Hurley, NM. Grandchildren, Carmen Ytuarte, David Valenzuela, Maricela Clark, Paul Valenzuela, and Andy Galindo. Great grandchildren, Thalia and Aubrey Ytuarte, Kaleb, Sophia, and Logan Clark, and Jayden Valenzuela. Special sisters, Magdalena (Jesus) Becerra of Mammoth, AZ, and Matilda Smith of Queen Valley, AZ. She is also survived by sons in law, Jose Tarango, David Harrison, Joe Galindo, and Freddie Valenzuela.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ray A. Herrera, her sons, Carlos and Arnold, her grandparents who raised her, Luis and Rita Gomez, father and mother, Manuel and Maria Pilar (Oliva) Rodriguez, brother, Daniel "Twist" Pedroza, and granddaughter, Kelly Ann Galindo.

Services for Olin will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Holy Family Parish, 615 S. Copper, Deming, NM. Divine Mercy Chaplet will be at 9:30 am led by Cindy Crosby. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 am Concelebrated by Fr. Ron Machado and Fr. Manuel Ibarra. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pall bearers will be the four sons in law, and grandsons in law, Paul Ytuarte and Jason Clark.

jesus rodriguez rsJesus M. Rodriguez, 49, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his residence.

He was born January 9, 1968 in Silver City, NM to Jose M. Rodriguez and Martha Hernandez.

Everyone who knew Jesse (Chuy) knew how much he loved his kids, family, his special delicious cooking (tamales, menudo, and Barbacobas). He also loved to hunt, fish, and cutting wood with his buddies.

He is survived by one son, Andres Rodriguez of Silver City; step-son, Lawrence Mazon of Albuquerque; his older brother, Joe Rodriguez companion Loretta Lara of Silver City; two sisters, Martha Noel (Greg) of Las Cruces, NM and their two boys Deklin and Colin Noel; Maria Valdez (Carlos) of Silver City; nephews, Deklin and Colin Noel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Margaret "Margie" Rodriguez (2015); his daughter, Juliette Rodriguez (2014).

May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.

The Holy Rosary will be recited on Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin. The Memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Jarek Nowacki officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family will be accepting donations for his son Andres Rodriguez's needs and expenses.

Cremation will take 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.

Olin P. Herrera,75, longtime Deming resident passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 at her daughter's home surrounding by family.

Services are pending at Baca's Funeral.

Henry Rodriguez, 81, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence.

He was born January 31, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA to Ramon and Juanita Vasquez Rodriguez. His paternal grandparents Manuel and Mariana Barrera raised him.

martha smith 1 rsmartha smith 2 rsMartha Loraine Wellborn Smith of Silver City, NM died at her home on November 11, 2017 due to complications from pulmonary lung disease at the age of 87. Memorial Service will be held at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Martha was born in Santa Rita, NM to a pioneer Grant County Family. Her grandparents moved to the Silver City area in the 1890's, where her grandfather ran the dairy for Fort Bayard and her grandmother was a prominent mining woman. Martha's mother Vangie was a career educator who graduated from New Mexico Normal College and her father Pat worked in the mining industry. Martha spent her early years in Fierro, NM and mover to Silver City at the age of 7. Martha attended NMSTC Lab School and graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College High School in 1949. Martha attended Arizona State College for one year where she played on the volleyball, softball, basketball and field hockey teams. She then transferred to New Mexico State Teachers (WNMU) and competed in WRA athletics, graduating in 1953.

Joyce Marie Huffaker, 84, of Silver City NM passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Fort Bayard Medical Center.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at http://www.brightfuneral.net/

Henry Rodriguez, 81, a resident of Mimbres, NM entered eternal rest Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence.

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

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