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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Carolina McDonald, 102, a resident of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Friday, January 17, 2020 at her residence.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Edwin Fields Hernandez, 90, formerly of Lordsburg, New Mexico passed away December 31, 2019 in Fresno, California. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Saint Joseph Catholic Parish in Lordsburg, NM on January 23, 2020 at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery.  Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 308 S. Main St., Lordsburg, NM. Phone 575-542-9444. Remembrances can be made at http://www.hbrightfuneral.net

salas 01Lawrence “Larry” V. Salas, 68, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born March 16, 1951 in Santa Rita, NM to Manuel M. and Juanita Valerio Salas. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corp. He is survived by his wife, Ramona Salas of Bayard; two sons, Larry Salas Jr., of Albuquerque; Isaac Salas of Albuquerque; two daughters, Yvonne Hernandez and husband Michael of Bayard; Lillian Salas and companion David Godoy of Carlsbad, NM; two step-daughters that he raised as his own, Elizabeth Cardenas and husband Israel of Las Cruces; Olga Castillo of Phoenix, AZ; fifteen grandchildren; two brothers, David Salas of San Antonio, TX; Robert “Bobby” Salas of Sierra Vista, AZ; one sister, Sally Salas of Albuquerque; sister in-law, Lucille Salas of Bayard; numerous nieces and nephews.

Stephen Giberti, 71, a resident of San Tan Valley, AZ entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Regan Joel Jimenez, 39, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Silver City, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Lawrence V. Salas, 68, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

garcia 01Rebecca F. Garcia, 92, a former resident of Bayard, NM now of Alamogordo, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Alamogordo.  She was born November 10, 1927 in Santa Rita to Epigmenio and Susie Vigil Flores. She was a member of the Garden Club and Art Guild.  She is survived by three sons, Mark Garcia and wife Tina of Alamogordo; Richard Garcia of Phoenix, AZ; Ernie Garcia of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Susan Flores and husband Mike of CA; Kathleen Atwood and husband Chris of Logan, UT; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur G. Garcia; one son, David Garcia; four brothers, Eduardo, Benny, Arthur, and David Flores; four sisters, Esther Tafoya, Abigail Montes, Helen Guerra, and Sally Flores. Visitation will be Thursday, January 16 from 4-5pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels.

Katherine “Katy” Izquierdo Smith passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in the comfort of her home in Silver City, New Mexico. She is survived by her husband Phill Smith, sisters Markrid Izquierdo, Sara Izquierdo, brother in law Marcus Braun and brother Pablo Izquierdo.Katy was born in New York, New York in 1951. Three years later she moved with her family to Portland, Oregon where she became the eldest of four siblings and completed high school. She continued her education and received a Bachelor of Arts at Reed College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Portland Museum Arts School. Katy worked in banking while practicing in the arts on a personal level. Not liking the idea of living as a “starving artist” she once again pursued education to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Her new profession and adventurous spirit took her to job locales such as the Russian Far East, Norway, Europe, Brazil and Central and South America. A position with the Native Kluckwan Tribe took Katy to Juneau, Alaska where she met and married husband Phill in 1990. They lived there enjoying the outdoors and travel until Phill retired and they moved to Silver City, New Mexico where Katy worked as an accountant at Engineers Incorporated. Katy never gave up her love for the arts. She continued to create and fill the home with beautiful pieces of all kinds. She had an incredible love for animals and would frequently come home with an abandoned cat or dog, ensuring they received proper care and a loving home. The horse corrals were always full as she enjoyed spending time with horses despite not enjoying the ride.

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