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angie garcia rsAngelita Carbajal Garcia, "Angie", 83, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Friday September 8, 2017 at her home.

Angie was born March 30, 1934 in Rincon, New Mexico to Adolfo and Margarita (Perez) Carbajal. She came to Deming with her family in 1950 from Hatch and worked in the Deming Public Schools Cafeteria for 30 years from which she retired. Angie also worked at in the Mimbres Hospital cafeteria for almost 20 years. She loved dancing, cooking and being with all her family. Angie enjoyed working puzzles, crossword, watching her novelas, and when it came to green chile, she only wanted the hottest available. Her family remembers her as being a fun loving and giving person whose good humor will always be remembered. Angelita was a member of the League of Sacred Heart of St. Ann Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Andy Garcia (Pauline) of Deming, Ernestina Jimenez (Frank M.) of Lordsburg, Lupe Arredondo (Sam) of Tucson, AZ, and Esperanza Sanchez of Deming; her special niece, Rosa Martinez of Deming who was her caregiver; 22 grandchildren, Toni, Stefanie, Jason, Anna, Alyssa, Vicente, Tanya, Salvador, Michael, Julie, Lisa, Frankie, Anthony, Cynthia, Narciso, Timmy, Bonnie, Sammy Jr., Barbara, Benji, Angela, and Jesus; 74 great grandchildren and 29 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 children, Tony Garcia and Mary Ann Garcia, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will begin Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Baca's Funeral Chapel where a prayer vigil will be that evening at 7 to be led by Cristina Milo. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday morning at 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Alejandro Reyes officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesus Sanchez, Jason Garcia, Frank Jimenez Jr., Anthony Jimenez, Kevin Pope and Timothy Arredondo. Honorary bearers are her remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Karen Louise Boje, 57, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

vanlaninghamVirginia VanlaninghamVirginia Ruth Scott Vanlaningham, 101, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Sunset Vista, Silver City, NM. A Graveside Service will be held at Mesa Cemetery, in Gila, NM on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:00am.

She was born September 5, 1915 in the old Cliff Hotel, Cliff, New Mexico to John Rolla Scott and Rebecca Elizabeth Scott (Nee Slate). She was their only child. After graduating from Cliff High School in 1934, she married Keith Norman Vanlaningham on May 18, 1935. From 1936 until 1942 Virginia and Keith lived in the mining town of Mogollon New, Mexico. In 1945 they bought their home near Cliff.

During World War II, she and Keith worked in the San Pedro, California shipyards building ice breakers that greatly helped the war effort. She took over the Cliff School bus run after Keith suffered a heart attack in 1952 and decided to retire due to health concerns in 1958. Virginia continued until her retirement for a total of 41 years. She lived through World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, and the longest war in America’s history, the current war in the Middle East.

Michael C. Bright, 51, of Paris, Texas formerly of Silver City, NM passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 with
complications of cancer. A Private Service is pending. 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

Reva N. Ellison, 67, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

bobbi jameson rsBarbara R. (Lock) Jameson, 69, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 30th, at her home in Hurley, NM. Known to all as Bobbi, she is survived by her beloved husband Charlie, sons Shane Jameson and John Ross, daughter Shelli Allison, brother Kory Lock, eight grandchildren, Abigail, Jeffrey and Joey Ross, Joshua and Tyler Bollinger, Shealynn Allison, and Dara and Bailee Jameson. She also had seven great-grandchildren and a great-grandson on the way. She also leaves behind a large extended family, as well as four spoiled chihuahuas whom she loved very much.

While it is impossible to condense a life so fully lived, some of her favorite pastimes included fishing, cheering on her Dallas Cowboys, dancing and riding motorcycles with her husband and friends. She loved making people laugh with her little jokes, crazy hats and outfits, and dances. Bobbi was born on the Fourth of July and always enjoyed the fireworks and celebrations. Everyone was family to Bobbi and she made sure they knew it. Mostly, she loved spending time with her grandbabies. Bobbi was a good wife and grandma, but she was a great “Mom.” She will be dearly missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known her.

A potluck celebration of Bobbi’s life will be held at Bill Evans Lake at Noon on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The family invites you to attend and try to catch a fish in Bobbi’s name. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in care of the Silver City Elks Lodge, #413.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico, 88061. Phone # 575-388-1911. Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net.

Hazel T. Roy, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Willow Manor.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

velia smith rsVelia J. Smith, 94, formerly of Silver City passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 after medical complications due to dementia. She died at her daughter's residence.

Velia was born on January 4, 1923 to Miguel P. Jaquez and Romalda Saucedo Jaquez in Miami, Arizona.She was a member of the St. Francis Newman Center and an active participant at church and prayer groups. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and many friends. Velia especially loved that in her 90's she was still independent and strong. She will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as a hard worker, honest and firm, but loving and including our spouses. Velia loved to encourage her children and grandchildren to do well in school to go as far as could, because she loved school and was not able to complete her education.

Velia is survived by her daughter Belinda Acosta (Henry Castillo); son, George Acosta (Cecilia); sister, Avilia Montes; sister-in-law, Otilia Jaquez; grandchildren; Joe Acosta, Kenny Padilla, Keith Rojas, Kristina Buffalo and their families; Gerardo M. Rojas, Mona Crum, Lorenzo Rivera, Jeremy Rivera and their families. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Tina Chavez and Joe Maldonado. Velia had a special fondness for her granddaughter, Mona Crum and granddaughter-in law, Cynthia Acosta. She was grateful for their assistance and sometimes providing meals when she was in Silver City.

Velia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gilbert and Raul Jaquez; husband(s), Joe M. Acosta, the father of her children and Lloyd Smith; an infant son, Fred Acosta; daughter, Corinne Rivera; grandson, Fredrick George Acosta.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at nine o'clock in the morning at St. Francis Newman Center. The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at ten o'clock and the Funeral Liturgy at ten-thirty in the morning. Officiating will be Father Jaroslaw Jowacki.

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