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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Born July 1, 1930, Edwin Gunlock entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2018. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin D. Gunlock and Ina M. Gunlock (Cady); and by his sister, Beverly A. Williams. He is survived by his wife of many years, Janice E. Gunlock of Silver City, New Mexico; his brother David W. Gunlock and sister-in-law Joann Gunlock of Manor, Texas; his brother Richard E. Gunlock, of Magnolia, Texas; his niece Patricia Wells (Williams); and by numerous friends in New Mexico and throughout the country. Ed received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1957, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1968.  Ed retired from a long career in finance and accounting in the 1990’s, and dedicated his time to environmental causes and to his art work, and that of his beloved wife Jan.

In lieu of flowers, Ed hopes people will remember his favorite charitable organizations, the Nature Conservancy; Augustana College’s scholarship programs; and the scholarship programs offered by the University of Chicago. No service was held per his 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.

villegas 01Dominga Estrada Villegas, 72, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born August 4, 1946 to Jacinto Paiz and Josefa Estrada Paiz in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Dominga was a loving mother/grandmother, who took care of her family. She moved from Mexico in 1969. She worked at Santa Clara Assisted Living as their cook, she was also employed by Mi Ranchito. She was known to all as “Titita” or “Tita”. She loved cooking and shopping at Wal-Mart. She loved to dance and listen to music.

She is survived by two daughters, Maria Rivera (Rudy) of Santa Clara; Grace Marrufo (Ramiro) of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Rudy Rivera Jr. (Camille), Brenda Rivera, Angel Rivera, (Pamela), Angela Rivera (Adam), Gabriel Rivera (Allyssa), Alexandria Hernandez (Chris), Vanessa Rosales of Texas (Ryan); seventeen great grandchildren, Rudy Rivera III, Iris Rivera, Nysse Rivera, Enoch Rivera, Dominick Rivera, Emilioh Rivera, Serenity Rivera, Sammy Rivera, Alejandro Jackson, Aidryn Jackson, Aaralyn Alvarez, Genesis Rivera, Charlotte Rivera, Cruz Carbajal, Carlito Carbajal, MJ Delgado, Malonie Hernandez, and numerous nieces and nephews; one brother, Adolfo Estrada (Guadalupe) of Bayard; two sisters, Felipa Sanchez of Grants, NM; Francisca Casas of Nuevas Casas Grandes, Mexico; two special nephews, Miguel Andazola and Juan Estrada.  

Corazon D. Bucana, 77, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her residence. She was born March 23, 1941 in Pototan, Iloilo, Phillipines to Santos Bucana and Marciana Dueñas Bucana. She is survived by her husband John Kroll of the family home. No service will be held per her request. 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.terrazasfuneralchapelcom.

 entered eternal rest Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

bencomo1Alejandra G. Bencomo passed away quietly, surrounded by her loving family on November 26, 2018. Alejandra was born in Pinos Altos, New Mexico on August 4, 1927 to parents Agapito Garcia and Adelida Aragon Garcia. Alejandra lived in Pinos Altos until she met her future husband Felipe Q. Bencomo after he returned from WWII. Felipe and Alejandra settled in Santa Rita, New Mexico where they began their family and later relocated to Silver City after a house fire and the impending demolition of the Town of Santa Rita.

Felipe and Alejandra settled in their home on Cheyenne St. where she was sometimes mischievous but always a loving presence to her family. On Cheyenne St., Alejandra would bake galletas (bisquits) and empanadas in her wood stove with ingredients that she sometimes found growing wild in the yard. In that home Alejandra would receive the news of the unexpected death of her husband Felipe. Alejandra remained content in her home, her favorite place, through tough times and good times, until her final days.

Edwin J. Gunlock, 88, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

mendoza 02On November 18, 2018 Amelia Baeza – Mendoza went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ and to rejoin her husband Tony Mendoza.  Amelia was born to Luis and Maria Baeza on February 5, 1940 in Deming, NM. She was the ninth of ten children. She loved her family and that inspired her to want to be a wife and mother. She married Tony on June 15, 1957 and five children were born from that marriage.  Tony and Amelia enjoyed dancing and music. Amelia loved Christmas and always made it a special time for her family. She loved to cook so she always had a full house. Her husband and children were her life. Amelia was a loving and good daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend; most of all she was devoted to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her son, Robert Mendoza of Choctaw, OK; two daughters, Victoria Mendoza of Santa Clara; and Frances Mendoza of Silver City; eight grandchildren, Edward and Joe Gomez of Albuquerque; Kiesha Priddey and (Shannon) of Rio Rancho, NM; Timothy Mendoza of El Paso, TX; Tanya Henson and (Matt) of Midwest City, OK; Brandon Mendoza and (Felicia) of Silver City; Stefani Mendoza and Richard Mendoza and (Christina) of Silver City; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; her companion, Aurelio Leyba; two sisters, Alice B. Vargas and husband Manuel; Jessie Alvarez all of which reside in El Paso, TX; one brother, Luis Baeza and wife Mary Ann from Ruidoso, NM and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Antonio “Tony” Mendoza; two sons, Gilbert Mendoza and Luis Mendoza; six siblings, Nena, Adelina, Chato, Rudy, Mary Lou, and Leandra.

Margie Gonzales, 62, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, November 19, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

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