Susan Clair left this life on December 6, 2019. She was born in New York City, and grew up in Mineola, NY. She discovered New Mexico as young woman and lived most of her life in her adopted homes of Albuquerque, the Sandia Crest, and Silver City. She embraced each place through long walks with her beloved dogs.
Susan relished her friendships and was known for her generosity. She enjoyed watercolor painting, sewing, and crochet and ran her own technical writing fir for many years. She was passionate and outspoken about many causes, especially healthy and sustainable diet and non-traditional medicine. She taught classes on diet and beekeeping and founded the Silver City beekeeping association.
Mary Helen T. Trujillo, 63, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, December 6, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born July 22, 1956 in Silver City to Antonio and Mary Trujillo. Mary Helen was a independent, hardworking, loving, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, niece, and friend. She loved camping, shopping (for makeup, purses, jewelry and shoes), spending time with grandchildren and family.
Susan Clair 68, of Silver City passed away at her home December 7, 2019. A Graveside service will be held at Memory Lane Cemetery December 11, 2019 at 1:00PM. 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.hbrightfuneral.net
Robert Ray “Bob” Iser was born in Bemis, WV, on Aug. 17, 1938, and passed peacefully from this life Nov. 27, 2019, in Nashville, TN. He was the only child of Wilbert Lewis and Helen Batchelor Iser. Bob’s mother was blind, and he learned as an 8-year-old boy to play guitar by leading the blind, black bluesmen around on and near Elm Street in Dallas — today known as “Deep Ellum.” Bob’s jazz and blues renderings were known from Memphis to San Francisco and from New Orleans to Las Vegas. He recorded for Sun Records; led the first three-piece band on the West Coast, following the Big Band era; was dubbed the “White B.B. King”; and authored a chronicle of his wanderings, titled “The Guitar Man.”
Gerald D. Heien, 82, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born August 18, 1937 in Spencer, Iowa to Jacob and Catherine Hargrave Heien. Gerald grew up in Gillet Grove, Iowa where he participated in basketball, FHA, and Band. After he graduated from High school he and a family friend traveled to Bagdad, AZ where he met and married he loving and faithful wife of 62 years, Barbara Sue. There he obtained his private pilot’s license in which he enjoyed flying his family on his days off. Gerald worked as an automotive electrician for the Bagdad Copper Corporation until he moved his family to Nebraska. Gerald was a Millwright up until he retired.
Mary Helen Trujillo, 63, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, December 6, 2019 in Silver City, NM. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.
John Meikle Walker, 83, of Silver City passed on December 3, 2019 at Gila regional Hospital of a heart attack. A graveside service will be held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Friday December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chad Hussey, of Indian Hills Baptist Church, officiating.
He was born on March 10, 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland to Hugh Walker and Janet M. Walker. When John was 12 his family moved to Toronto, Canada. When his dad was watching the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on Tv his dad decided they were moving to Pasadena, California, which they did when he was 16. Shortly after moving there a man invited John to a church where he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.
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