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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Mark Erickson, 73, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 30, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Barbara Silfven, 77, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

armendariz 02Gavino “Gabby” Armendariz, 89, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Friday, September 27, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born October 5, 1929 in Hurley, NM to Simon and Bonifacia Soto Armendariz. He is survived by three sons, Eddie Armendariz and wife Mary of Kearny, AZ, Steve Armendariz and wife Kathy of Arenas Valley, Michael Armendariz and wife Susie of Bayard; three daughters, Gene Hood of Bayard, Irene Shown and husband Ed of Port Angeles, WA, Anna Barker and husband Ralph of El Paso, TX; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren; two sisters, Carmen Gomez and husband Michael of Bayard, Esperanza Jaquez and husband Ernest of Las Cruces; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gavino Armendariz, 89, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Friday, September 27, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

anthonyAnthony Jay Howell — Mr. Mom, artist, educator, a man who saw beauty in the landscape and whose approach to life was “live immediately”— died Wednesday afternoon, September 18, 2019, in Tucson. He was 66

Born in Oklahoma City to Fernon Nichols Howell and AJ Howell. Anthony studied architecture and art at the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with a BFA. He loved Sooner football. Anthony’s drawings and paintings exhibit an exploration of the marks material make and it was his love of mark making that lead him to graduate from Pratt Institute, New York City, with a MFA. At Pratt, he studied under minimalist Kent Floeter, who became mentor, friend and his daughter’s godfather.

hernandez 02Elena “Helen” Zamora Hernandez, 93, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Sunset Vista Adult Residential.  She was born in Gallup, NM on February 14, 1926 to Tomas and Rosa S. Zamora. She attended Teachers High School in Silver City, NM and graduated from Hatch High School in Hatch, NM.  She then graduated from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in El Paso, TX. She married her beloved husband Manuel Hernandez on July 21, 1956. She was a nurse who worked at Med Square Clinic for many years and for Dr. Gilbert Arizaga in her later years. She will be dearly missed.

Lily C. Deaton, 90, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Silver City Care Center.  Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Abigail Marisol and Mariah Marie Benavides, born September 11, 2019 to Felicity Dominguez and Naythan Benavides and left to the arms of our Lord. They were very active for two twin girls. They loved to give trouble already. They loved to dance to Spanish music just like their Mother. Abigail and Mariah loved to kick their Dad when he would feel for them and then moved after they kicked him; making their Daddy look for them again.  These twin girls were loved and spoiled so much by all of their family. When they wanted something, they got it like chocolate cake, pizza or hamburgers. They are survived by Aunt Kathleen Benavides of El Paso, TX; grandma Aracely Dominguez of Hanover; grandma Lynna Benavides (Joe Fierro) of El Paso, TX; maternal great grandparents, Juana and Manuel Dominguez of Deming; paternal great grandma Vangie Montes of Silver City; paternal grandpa Nicholas Benavides (Florence) of Las Cruces, NM.  They were preceded in death by their great grandpa’s Manuel Ramirez and Mike Montes, and grandpa Luis Dominguez. Mass of the Angels will be celebrated on Saturday, September 28 at 10am at St. Ann Catholic Church with Father Manuel Ibarra officiating. Concluding service interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Deming, NM where they will be laid to rest with their Grandpa Luis Dominguez. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-546-0070. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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