Miscellaneous Luna County, New Mexico Obituaries



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Nov. 1, 2001

SIMONS: Mary Lou Simons, 78, passed away Sunday in Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

BEAVER: Mary Virginia Beaver, 81, of Tyrone passed away Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

MARTINEZ: Samuel R. Martinez, 75, a longtime resident of Santa Clara, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, at his home. Visitation will begin at 4 in the afternoon Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, where the prayer vigil will follow at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Santa Clara Catholic Church. The rite of committal and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with honors accorded by Grant County veterans. He was born Dec. 1, 1925, in San Pedro, Calif., to Jesus and Emerenciana (Ramirez) Martinez. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from May 1944 to June 1946. He was a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church, and loved hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors taking his kids on picnics. Survivors include three daughters, Cecilia and husband, Richard Perea, of Lordsburg, Irene and husband, Raul Rodriguez, of Hurley, and Lydia and husband, Marcos Ramirez, of Nogales, Ariz.; one brother, Pedro Medel, and wife, Anita, of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Connie Ruiz and husband, Jimmy, of Santa Clara, and Remijia Orozco of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; three sons, Sammy, David and Arthur Martinez; a brother, Juan Martinez; and a sister, Consuelo Ortega. Serving as pallbearers will be Raul and Eulalio Rodriguez, Jerry, Jimmy and John Ruiz, and Michael Gomez. Honorary bearers listed are the rest of his family. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

LUNDY: James T. Lundy, a longtime resident and civic leader of Deming, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, to Vern E. and Mary Lou Lundy in Clarion, Iowa. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. The prayer vigil and rosary service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fathers David Bentley, Dan Barfield, Richard Catanach and Joe Anderson as celebrants. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. After attending the University of Iowa, Mr. Lundy volunteered to serve his country. He trained as a cadet in Victorville, Calif., where he received his bombardier wings in 1941. During World War II, he was stationed in England, where he served with the 8th Air Force. He completed 25 missions over Germany. Among other medals, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement and valor in the European Theater of War. He served at Deming Army Air Field as a bombardier flight leader and cadet instructor. There he met and married his wife of 55 years, Celia. Mr. Lundy was an active business and civic leader in Deming before he retired in 1977 as part owner/manager of Mahoney's Hardware Store. He served two separate terms on the Deming City Council; was a charter member of St. Joseph Council 4256, serving as council treasurer for 25 years and as a fourth degree knight with Assembly No. 1731; was a member and past president of the Old Timers Association; and was a member and past president of the Rotary Club. Mr. Lundy was a member of Holy Family Church and served on the first parish council, established in 1949. In 1977, he was appointed by Gov. Jerry Apodaca to serve a two-year term on the International Space Hall of Fame Commission in Alamogordo. Besides his wife, Mr. Lundy is survived by four sons, John and his wife, Marcella, Patrick and Brian, all of Deming, and Michael and his wife, Mimi, of Jackson, Tenn.; four daughters, Marya Mitchell and husband, Dennis, of Columbus, Ohio, Suzanne Lundy of Alamogordo, Kathy Duran and husband, Stephen, of Deming, and Margaret Dell and husband, Scott, of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, J. Edward Lundy of Dearborn, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Morales, Sean Lundy, and Andrew and Phillip Duran, all of Deming, Lupe Ontiveros of Las Cruces, Kelly Lundy of Silver City, and Blair and Megan Dell of Fort Worth; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Al Castillo, Carney Foy, Jim Foy, Chris Dunn, Frank Dunn and Michael Dunn. Honorary bearers will be A.D. Graveline, Clifford Gray, Claude Leyendecker, Frank Major, Ed Pillar, Bob Pryor, Lewis Putnam, Fred Rossiter, Larry Truax and Eric Jordan. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Holy Family Building Trust Fund, 612 S. Copper, Deming, NM 88030. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

GOMEZ: Florencio J. Gomez, 78, of Bayard left his place on Earth and entered eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 24, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 14, 1923, in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Uriel P. and Isabel Juarez Gomez. Mr. Gomez served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, 716th Company, 200th Camp during World War II. He retired as a machine operator from Kennecott Copper Corp. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347 and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include one son, Florencio Gomez Jr. of Albuquerque; one brother, Manuel Gomez, and wife, Virgie, of La Puente, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Florencio Gomez III, and one great-grandson, Florencio Dale Gomez IV, all of Denver; six grandchildren, Manuel Gomez and wife, Elva, of California, Robert Gomez and wife, Haydee, of Pomona, Calif., Cecilia Isabel Alvarado of La Puente, Juan Gomez Jr. and wife, Emilia, of Las Cruces, Isabel Gomez and companion, Gilbert Quiroz, of Covina, Calif., and Joe Gomez and wife, Paula, of Hesperia, Calif., as well as numerous great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pasquala Gomez; one son, Ernesto Gomez; and two brothers, Juan J. and Felipe J. Gomez. Mr. Gomez reposed Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels. A graveside service was held today at 10 a.m. in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded. Serving as casket bearers were Manuel J., Juan Jr., Florencio Jr., Isaac, Andrew and Florencio Gomez III. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

LINDSAY: William F. "Bill" Lindsay, 75, a noted nuclear physicist and 36-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 23. He is survived by nine children and their spouses, Ann Stuetzer of Albuquerque, David and Diana Lindsay of Ribera, N.M., Tom and Karen Lindsay of Houston, Father Michael Lindsay of Santa Clara, Barbara and Ralph Crockett of Albuquerque, Maureen and Michael Gannon of Albuquerque, Carole and Javier Martinez of Denver, Janet and Benjamin Corn of Shoreline, Wash., and Diane Lindsay of Houston. He is also survived by his sister, Francis Dlugopolski of Roanoke, Va. He also leaves behind his loving companion, Nancy Moyer of Amarillo, Texas; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 41 years, Beverly A. Lindsay; his parents, Frank and Mae Scherer Lindsay; and his two brothers, John Paul "Jake" Lindsay and B. Michael Lindsay. He was born in Marinette, Wis., on July 19, 1926. He served in the Navy during World War II, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a degree in engineering/physics, and attended graduate school at the University of Washington. He began his career with Boeing Corp. and made significant contributions in the advancement of our nation's nuclear capabilities as a subcontractor for Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, White Sands Testing Facility, and the Nevada Test Site. He also worked for the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, for several years. Mr. Lindsay enjoyed life to the fullest, whether it be on the golf course, watching his Green Bay Packers, traveling, or gathering his family to celebrate. He never met a stranger and will be deeply missed by those he leaves behind. The Green Bay Packers will not be playing this weekend, perhaps in honor of their greatest fan. An informal memorial/open house will be at the family home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Drive, N.E., Albuquerque. Donations may be made to a charity of choice, or the Santa Clara Church Restoration Project, P.O. Box 215, Santa Clara, NM 88026. Arrangements are by Sandia Funeral Care in Albuquerque.

GOMEZ: Florencio J. Gomez, 78, of Bayard left his place on Earth and entered eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 24, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 14, 1923, in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Uriel P. and Isabel Juarez Gomez. Mr. Gomez served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, 716th Company, 200th Camp during World War II. He retired as a machine operator from Kennecott Copper Corp. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347 and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include one son, Florencio Gomez Jr. of Albuquerque; one brother, Manuel Gomez, and wife, Virgie, of La Puente, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Florencio Gomez III and one great-grandson, Florencio Dale Gomez IV, all of Denver; six grandchildren, Manuel Gomez and wife, Elva, of California, Robert Gomez and wife, Haydee, of Pomona, Calif., Cecilia Isabel Alvarado of La Puente, Juan Gomez Jr. and wife, Emilia, of Las Cruces, Isabel Gomez and companion, Gilbert Quiroz, of Covina, Calif., and Joe Gomez and wife, Paula, of Hesperia, Calif., as well as numerous great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pasquala Gomez; one son, Ernesto Gomez; and two brothers, Juan J. and Felipe J. Gomez. Mr. Gomez will be reposing Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in Baca's Funeral Chapels. A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded. Serving as casket bearers will be Manuel J., Juan Jr., Florencio Jr., Isaac, Andrew and Florencio Gomez III. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

ARELLIN: Jose C. Arellin, 73, a Silver City resident, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Baca's Funeral Chapels. No further services are planned. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Pastura, N.M., to Antanacio and Cecilia (Flores) Arellin. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He married Mary Hagen on Aug. 21, 1948, in Lordsburg. After his military service, he worked for the railroad in Deming, then as a gardener at Fort Bayard, then for Frank Tatsch and then Richard Tatsch. He retired after 30 years from Phelps Dodge, where he was gang boss at the Tyrone carpenter shop. He loved gardening and, having an ornery sense of humor, teasing people. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He loved his grandchildren and was a great dad and devoted family man. Surviving him is his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Arellin of Silver City; three sons, Kelly and wife, Debbie, and James and wife, Vivian, all of Silver City, and John Arellin and wife, Ileene, of Missouri; two daughters, Cecilia and husband, Mike Peelman, of Silver City, and Emilie Chavez of Phoenix and companion, Robert Placencio, of El Paso, Texas; two brothers, Henry and wife, Lucille, and Marcos Flores and wife, Clara; two sisters, Mary and husband, Jesus Arellano, and Delfina and husband, Dave Warnack, all of Silver City; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his uncle, Eduardo, and aunt, Magdalena Flores, who were his adoptive parents, having raised him since he was 9; and a grandson, Kelly Jeremy Arellin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Jose Arellin to the Arthritis Foundation, Attn: Donation Department, P.O. Box 4284, Pittsfield, MA 01202-4284. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

HERRERA: Trinidad G. Herrera, 96, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 20, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The family will accept friends Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Father Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. She was born Feb. 2, 1905, in Encarnacíon de Díaz, Jalisco, Mexico, to Rufugio and Felicitas (Macias) Gonzales. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and doing arts and crafts. She loved the outdoors and her bird, "Pajarito Curo." She was a good storyteller and loved giving advice to family members. She was also known for having all her relatives come to her home, and she enjoyed making them a big pot of menudo and lots of tortillas. She and her husband once owned and operated a restaurant in Santa Rita called La Palma. She loved her grandchildren very much and will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by four sons, Rodolfo Herrera of Santa Clara, state Rep., Manuel Herrera and wife, Kathleen, of Bayard, Bernardo Herrera of Oceanside, Calif., and Nicholas Herrera and wife, Ramona, of El Paso, Texas. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a goddaughter, Josepha "Pepa" Enriquez; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Antonio Herrera, in 1976; daughter, Juanita Herrera, in 1978; brother, Jose Gonzales; sister, Veronica Gonzales; granddaughter, Veronica Herrera Soriano, in 1992; grandson, Rudy C. Herrera Jr., in 1978; and goddaughter, Rufugio "Cuca" Portillo. Casket bearers will be Kenneth Herrera, Larry and Robert Pineda, Maurice Herrera, Luis Duran and Nick Contor. Honorary bearers will be Tonette and Ernie Torres, Erica Amador and Charlene Saucedo, Rosalie and Richard Bradfield and Dana Herrera, Nicki and Johnny Zapata, Crystal Herrera, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Louie J. Herrera, who is serving in the Persian Gulf on the USS Carl Vinson, and the rest of her grandchildren. Memorials may be made in her memory to Casa de Amor para Niños, c/o Dr. Dale Giese, 26 Valley Drive, Silver City, NM 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

LUCERO: Teresa Montes Lucero, 68, a resident of Bayard, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 in the morning at Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Father Paulus Kao officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Lucero was one of 13 children born to Luis Barragan Montes and Dionicia (Saiz) Montes. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Silver City. A certified licensed practical nurse at Hillcrest General Hospital and Fort Bayard Medical Center prior to her retirement in 1982, she loved her job because it allowed her to do what she did best, to care for others. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, arts and crafts, going to bingo games, and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Lucero is survived by her loving husband, Manuel L. Lucero; one son, Manuel Lucero Jr., and his wife, Belinda, of Las Cruces; two daughters, Rita Telles and husband, Armando, of Tucson, and Mary Margaret Lucero, who resides in the family home in Bayard; five grandchildren, Tamera Lucero, Tashina Lucero, Bria Lucero, Selina Telles and Armando Telles Jr.; her mother, Dionicia Saiz Montes of Silver City; four brothers, Ignacio Montes and wife, Dolores, of Palmdale, Calif., Henry Montes and companion, Ruth, of Mesa, Ariz., Jimmy Montes and wife, Gloria, of La Puente, Calif., and Willie Montes and wife, Mary, of Columbia, Tenn.; eight sisters, Josie Ponce and husband, Cruz, of Silver City, Antonia Castrillo and husband, Camillo, of Tucson, Emilia Delgado and husband, Tony, of Silver City, Ramona Peña and husband, Manuel, of Hurley, Elsie Pacheco and husband, Larry, of Española, Margie Esqueda and husband, Johnny, of Bayard, Virginia Gonzales and husband, Willie, of Bayard, and Mary Dorchus of Mesa; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Luis B. Montes, in 1973, and a nephew, Bernie Rael. Pallbearers will be Frank Montes, Luciano Montes, Robert Gonzalez, Steve Lechuga, Chris Ponce and Michael Montes. Honorary pallbearers will be all her nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

McCOMB: Richard McComb, 42, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, at his home. A memorial funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 in the morning at the First United Methodist Church in Lordsburg. The Rev. Loren Turner, pastor, will officiate. Cremation will take place at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. He was born March 19, 1959, in Melrose Park, Ill., to Ernest Lee McComb Sr. and Patsy Ruth Webb, and moved to Lordsburg 10 years ago. Prior to his illness, he was employed at the Shady Grove Truck Stop. He is survived by a brother, Ernest Lee McComb Jr. of Lordsburg. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

VASQUEZ: Julia H. Vasquez, 82, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Silver City Care Center. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 1 in the afternoon at St. Francis Newman Center Parish, with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery. She was born Jan. 28, 1919, in San Lorenzo to Florencio and Margarita (Maderio) Heredia. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, and was a communicant of St. Francis Newman Center Parish. She is survived by three sons, Frank Vasquez and wife, Elpidia, of Las Cruces, Richard Vasquez and wife, Fidelie, of Whittier, Calif., and David Vasquez and wife, Adaline, of Prescott, Ariz.; daughter, Lilly Vasquez of El Monte, Calif.; brother, Dolores Heredia, and wife, Lola, of Santa Clara; and sister, Agueda Sanchez of Bayard. She is also survived by a special niece, Flora Gary; nephew, Lencho Heredia; and by 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael M. Vasquez, in 1996. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive.

LIEN: Shirley Rae Lien, 66, a Deming resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 16, following an extended illness, surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed. She was born July 27, 1935, in Red Bluff, Calif., to Nellie Irene Etzler and Harold James Pasnault. She graduated from high school in June 1953 and married Randall Rogers on Jan. 10, 1954. They were together for 18 years and this union brought forth four loving children, of whom she was very proud. With one child left at home, she married Wallace "Wally" Lien on March 17, 1979, when he still had three children at home. Together, they had 11 children. Mrs. Lien worked for Chino Mines for 13 years; Bayard Elementary School, two years; New Mexico State University, five years; and the Oakland School District, six years. Returning to Deming in 1985, she opened her own business, and, beginning in 1990, she worked for Bob Kirton, administrator of the Deming Moose Lodge, for five years. She became a member of the Women of the Moose in 1989 and became a cherished member of the organization. She received many awards, including her cap and gown, one of the highest awards given by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. Lien is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Wally Lien; two sons, James "Buddy" Rogers and his wife, Nancy, of Arizona, and Kenny Rogers and his wife, Julie, of New Mexico; daughters, Patricia "Patty" Harris and her husband, Lenny, of Montana, and Becky Rickman of New Mexico; a stepdaughter, Ida Kennedy, and her husband, Rhett, of Arizona; nine grandchildren, Heather Dolan and her husband, Mike, of Arizona, Stephanie Nix of Arizona, C.J. and Clay Rogers of Arizona, Dennis Lien Jr. of California, Jayson Harris of Montana, Tessa Rae Rickman of New Mexico, and Wyatt and Payton Kennedy of Arizona; and three stepsons, one stepdaughter, eight step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of California. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie, in 1959; stepmother, Pat, in 1960; and father, Harold "Whitey," in 1969. She enjoyed making each holiday special for her family. Her hobbies included ceramics and scrapbooking. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Women of the Moose in memory of Mrs. Lien. A memorial service will be held at the Silver City Church of Christ beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

MISQUEZ: Orlando D. "Chacho" Misquez Jr., 14, a resident of Bayard, entered into eternal rest Monday, Oct. 15, in Santa Clara. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley. The prayer vigil will begin at 7, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 11 in the morning at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, with Father Michael Lindsay officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born March 26, 1987, in Silver City to Orlando B. and Rubie (Dominguez) Misquez. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler, hunting, welding, and playing with his dog and friends. He was a freshman at Cobre High School. He is survived by his parents, Orlando and Rubie Misquez of the family home; sister, Evelyn Marie Misquez of Bayard; paternal grandparents, Tommy and Cecilia Misquez of Sherman; maternal grandparents, Leandro and Lupe Dominguez of Faywood; great-grandmother, Consuelo Dominguez of Faywood; and godparents, Randy Dominguez and Reina Salaiz. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Valentine Dominguez, last year; paternal great-grandparents, Teodoro and Viviana Misquez, and Jose and Eufricia H. Baca; and maternal great-grandparents, Jose and Anastasia Salaiz. Casket bearers will be J.D. Sierra, Brandon Cuevas, Ralph Castro, Anthony Macias, Ralph Duarte and Sam Grey. Honorary bearers will be Randy Richard, Ernesto, Leandro Jr. and Benny Dominguez, Ray Misquez Sr., Ray Misquez Jr., James and Richard Jr. Dominguez, B.J. Dominguez, Armando Ramos III, George Ramos, Rito Medina and all his friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

TIPTON: Charlotte Nancy Tipton, 69, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time. Mrs. Tipton was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Jonesboro, Tenn. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Clara Basket Kincheloe. She married Joseph J. Tipton on July 30, 1949, in Johnson City, Tenn. Mrs. Tipton is survived by her husband, Joseph; one daughter, Joey K. Young, and her husband, Allan, of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Victoria Young, Charles Young, Elizabeth Young and Rose Henry, all of Tucson; her mother, Clara Imboden; two brothers, Jim Kincheloe and his wife, Katie, and Frank Kincheloe, all of Silver City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and one infant daughter, FeFe, in 1950. Mrs. Tipton grew up in Johnson City and attended schools there. She enjoyed traveling, and flower gardening around her home. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a wonderful cook. Mrs. Tipton will be missed by her loving family and many friends. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BURT: Mark Burt, 44, a Silver City resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. He was born April 18, 1957, in Michigan to James and Ruth (Gross) Burt. He married Carrie Ziegler in Waterford, Mich. He was a motorcycle enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Carrie, of Silver City; stepdaughter, Megan Markwell of Illinios; and two brothers, Jeff of Michigan and Roger Burt of North Carolina. Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Gary Burt. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

VAN CLEAVE: Nona Mae Van Cleave, 76, a longtime resident of Hurley, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home in Deming. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City, with Brother Bill Miller officiating. The oldest of four children, she was born May 22, 1925, in Santa Rita to Luther and Elsie Roberts Flowers. She worked at American National Bank in Silver City for many years, and was a member of the Copper Crest Country Club, always enjoying a good game of bridge. She was a member of Bayard Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, James Van Cleave of California; one sister, Kay Chavez of Deming; and one grandson, J.D., of Arizona. One niece and four nephews who were very dear to her and whom she loved very much are Earleen Hilde, Allen Adkins, Mark and Craig Harrison, and Lee Chavez. Mrs. Van Cleave was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Van Cleave; one brother, Luther William Flowers; and one sister, Ione Lois Adkins. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Silver City and Mimbres Crematory of Deming.


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