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Oct. 18, 2002

SNOREK: Josephine Snorek, 82, passed away Friday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

HARDESTY: Jane Hardesty, 79, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, at her home. Funeral services were held this morning at 11 at Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Trewern officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Hardesty was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Shanow, Wis. She was the daughter of Mitch Bowan and Leonora Trewern Bowan. She was married to Don Bonner Hardesty, who preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1991. She is survived by three sons, Joe Hardesty and his wife, Scarlett, of Silver City, Don Hardesty and his wife, Sam, of Virden, and Glen Hardesty of Silver City; two brothers, Billy Bowan and his wife, Lorna, of Kearney, Ariz., and Jack Bowan and his wife, Beth, of Silver City; three sisters, Naomi Light of Kearney, Nadine Matthews and her husband, Dave, of Pinos Altos, and Joann Turner and her husband, Louis, of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren, Lisa Hardesty of Phoenix, Holley Yarbough of Midland, Texas, Diane Burris and her husband, Denny, of Enid, Okla., and Clint Hardesty and David Hardesty and his wife, Veronica, all of Silver City; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Jimmy Bowan, Alfred Bowan and Paul Bowan; and three sisters, Inez Lee, Mercedes Passmore and Betty Swaim. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

ARGUELLO: Eliud Arguello, 90, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 5, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Arguello was born Sept. 12, 1912, in Chamisal to Elfido Arguello and Eloisa (Martinez) Arguello. He was the pillar of his family, who was loved by his family and friends. He was a happy and loving person, who was ready to help everyone. His love was working and cultivating his plants, and nurturing his pets and animals. He will be greatly missed by all his family and everyone who knew and loved him, including Joe and Emma Gallegos, and all his friends who visited with him. Visitation was held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral service was to be held today at 11 a.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Arguello is survived by five sons, Elfido Arguello and his wife, Louise, of Arenas Valley, Felix Arguello and his wife, Rose, of Grants, John Arguello and his wife, Rose, of Santa Clara, Allen Arguello and his wife, Mary, of Tucson, Ariz., and Dale Arguello and his wife, Tamara, of Silver City; three daughters, Dora Garcia of Taos, Eloisa Vasquez and her husband, Louie, of Alcalde, and Sophie Hassling of Albuquerque; 40 grandchildren, Henry, Pauline, Lina, Lorraine, Susie, Tommie, Sandra, Dale, Aaron, Tamara, Ann, Bobbie, Rick, Dawn, Joe Jr., Drake, Benny, Valerie, Janice, Abigail, Dorian, Ivan, Mildred, John Jr., Tammy, Tim, Debbie, Louie Jr., Elizabeth, Ted, Arthur, Paul, Stanley, Eliudina, Phillip, Renee, Sal, Andrew, Brandon and Rosina; 72 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizaida Arguello, and by his two sons, Eliud Stanley Arguello and Joe Avedon Arguello. Pallbearers were Felix, Allen, Tim, Dale, Joe and Phillip Arguello. Honorary bearers were Louie Vasques Jr., John Arguello Jr., Aaron Arguello, Ted Benavidez and Henry Garcia. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.
 

MALINARO: Martha (Leyba) Malinaro of Washingtonville, N.Y., entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Oct. 2. She was born in Silver City on Sept. 24, 1947, to Enrique "Henry" Leyba and Concepcion (Alcaraz) Leyba. Mrs. Malinaro is survived by her husband, Michael Malinaro of the family home; one son, Dennis Chavez of Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren, all of Reno; one sister; Estella Silva, and her husband, Adam, of Deming; two nieces, Debra Soto of Santa Fe and Kathy Silva of Las Cruces; and one nephew, Gabrel Silva of Tucson, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 

HARDESTY: Jane Hardesty, 79, a resident of Silver City, passed away Wednesday at her home. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.
 

POMERINKE: Connie Leon Carrasco Pomerinke, 82, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Sept. 16, in Fort Worth, Texas. Memorial and graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. in Benbrook, Texas. Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Winscott Road Funeral Home in Benbrook. She was born to Arcadio and Lupe Leon Carrasco on Aug. 23, 1920, in Hurley. She lived in Hurley until 1968, when she moved to Panama City, Fla. She lived there until 1996. She was known for her superb cooking. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She enjoyed singing in her church choir. Mrs. Pomerinke is survived by her daughters, Patti McMican Canington and husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, and Hope Navarro Shaffer and Ron of New York City; and grandchildren, James P. Canington and wife, Susan, of Fort Worth, Brian Canington and wife, Sarah, of Fort Worth, and Ronald Lee Shaffer Jr. and wife, Kira, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are four sisters, Josephine Valenzuela and Ernest of Coalinga, Calif., Lilly Corral of Peoria, Ariz., Dora Flores of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Martha Flores of Las Cruces; two brothers, Richard Carrasco and Arcadio (Calo) Carrasco, both of Coalinga; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Pomerinke, in 1979; father, Arcadio Carrasco, in 1979; grandchildren, Rudy Luna Jr. and Richard Luna, in 1974 and 1987; and brothers, Salvador Carrasco, in 1997, and Henry Carrasco, in 2000.
 

PEDRAZA: Nicholas Plutarco "Nicky" Pedraza III, 25, a resident of Tularosa, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 3, in Alamogordo. Calling hours will begin at 5 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will begin at 6, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 in the morning Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Hanover/Turnerville Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born June 9, 1977, in Silver City to Nick C. and Eleanor (Sanchez) Pedraza Jr. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He worked as an electrical technician with NewTec. He married Denise Maynes on Aug. 11, 2000, in Albuquerque. He was a 1995 graduate of Cobre High School and a 2000 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, the outdoors and being with family. He is survived by his wife, Denise, of the home; three sons, Adam, Gabriel and Nicholas Pedraza, and two daughters, Chelsea and Nichole Pedraza, all the home; parents, Nick and Eleanor Pedraza Jr. of Santa Rita; sister, Selina Nichole Zimmerman, and husband, Allan, and their children, Jazmyn, John Allan and Nathaniel, all of Chandler, Ariz.; paternal grandfather, Nick Pedraza Sr. of Santa Rita; maternal grandmother, Gonsagita Sanchez of San Patricio; and godparents, Gilbert and Trica Gonzales. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jackie Misquez, and husband, Edward, of Silver City; father-in-law, Gilbert Maynes, and wife, Irene; sisters-in-law, Antonette Blanco, Janet Maynes and Alyssa Maynes; and brothers-in-law, Anthony Maynes, John Maynes and wife, Elva, Richard Garcia and Arthur Maynes and wife, Annette. Angels in waiting for his return to his home in heaven are Plutarco Pedraza, Josefa Pedraza, Sofio Sanchez, Ray Sanchez, Frances Salcido, Gabriel Tapia, Emma Pedraza, Betty Terrazas, Jesus Terrazas, Leonon Castillo, Jesus “Tutti” Chacon, Joe Castillo and Henry Castillo. Pallbearers will be Daniel Salcido, Tito Salcido, Larry Amador, Justin Amador, Eric Amador, Manuel Alonzo, Zeke Pineda, John Chacon and Anthony Maynes. Honorary bearers will be Sam Pedraza, Bobby Pedraza, Paul Pedraza, Jerry Sanchez, Richard Sanchez, Javier Cadena, Elmon Sanchez, Filbert Sanchez, Billie Maldonado, Jesus Sanchez, Sarah Sanchez, Jeremy Hill, Lisa Pedraza, Krystal Conrad, Patrick Gutierrez, Eric Carreon, E.J. Sanchez, Stacie Cadena and Richard Sanchez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 
 

GOODMAN: Edna "Ruth" Goodman, 68, a longtime Lordsburg resident, was called home into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 3, at 11:35 a.m. at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 at the Assembly of God Church, where funeral services will begin at 11. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Henry and Edna Hall Robertson. She went to Lordsburg in 1979 from Missouri. She was a homemaker and had also worked as a cashier for E.J. Short Co. for some time. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandma, and a friend to all. She is survived by her husband, Darril E. Goodman Sr. of Lordsburg; one sister, Fay Deardorff of Warrensburg, Mo.; eight children, Donald Hix and his wife, Gloria, of Benton, Mo., Keith Hix and his wife, Sherry, of Merriam, Kan., Kenneth Hix and his wife, Michelle, of Independence, Mo., William David Hix and his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, Janice Wood and her husband, Ralph, of Bayard, Annamarie Ramirez and her husband, Manuel, of Lordsburg, Mary Pantoja and her husband, Ruben, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Jeanni Hall and her husband, Kevin, of Silver City; and three stepchildren, Leslie Goodman and his wife, Sandra, of Lordsburg, Darril Goodman Jr. and his wife, LaWanda, of Phoenix, and Emmitt Goodman of Lordsburg. She had 31 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ruben Pantoja, W.L. Sanders, Les Goodman, Kenneth Hix, Kevin Hall, Manuel Ramirez, David Hix, Delbert Gum, Rene Saucedo and Emmitt Goodman. Honorary bearers are Donnie, Keith and Jason Hix, Mark Hix, Matthew Hix, Randy Hix, David Hix Jr., Michael Hix, Amanda Hix, Robert Hix, Patrick Hix, Amber Hix, Matthew Hix, Crystal Hix, Angel Hix, Kelly Wood, Regina Wood, Helen Wood, Ellis Wood, Matthew Wood, Joseph Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Misty Stevens, Boomer “Antonio” Pantoja, Chacho “Daniel” Pantoja, Woochie “Joshua” Pantoja, Bronie “Angel” Pantoja, Ellis John Hall, Jessica Hall, T.J. Heath, Tina Heath, Bobby Goodman, Lakota Goodman, Herbert Saucedo, Chico Gallegos, David Legarda, Frank Chaires, Jeff Hobbs and Raymie Alvarez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.
 

WEATHERBY: Anne Etta Weatherby, 73, a resident of Mimbres, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 3, at Gila Regional Medical Center. At the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Weatherby was born June 13, 1929, in Lordsburg to Everett and Catherine (Bryant) Gilmore. She was a homemaker and an artist. She was good at ceramics and painted Mimbres designs. She was good at music and was a very good mother. Mrs. Weatherby is survived by three sons, William Weatherby and wife, Diana, of Las Cruces, Kim Weatherby and wife, Constantina, of Las Cruces, and David Weatherby of Mimbres; and two daughters, Theda Carter of Las Cruces and Shirley Hubble of Tacoma, Wash. She is also survived by a sister, Myrtle Westmoreland of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.
 

WATSON: Emma Lee (Coffelt) Watson of Albuquerque passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She is survived by a son, Leon Watson of Kansas; one brother, Allen Coffelt of Gila; and three sisters, Mildred Thwaits of Hurley, Edna Coffelt of Silver City, and Jowilla Riggs of Albuquerque. Funeral services were to be held today at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Haines Avenue in Albuquerque. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico Cancer Society.
 

HALL: Randell Hall, 70, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Friday. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
 

ARGUELLO: Eluid Arguello, 90, a resident of Arenas Valley, entered eternal rest Saturday. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
 

THIEL: Gladys Thiel, 90, of Lordsburg passed away Sunday in Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with Lordsburg Funeral Home.
 

TRUJILLO: Lydia Acosta "Mary Jane" Trujillo, 65, a resident of Silver City and Reserve, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil beginning at 6. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 1 in the afternoon at Santo Niño Catholic Church in Aragon, with Father Don Richardson officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Aragon Cemetery. Mrs. Trujillo was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Alma to Eliseo B. “Chief” and Mary Jane (Armijo) Acosta. She was self-employed in the bar and restaurant business. She had owned and run the Past Time Bar and Restaurant in Reserve. She was best known for her cooking. Governors would stop at her restaurant to eat when they were in the area. She presently owned and ran the Buffalo Bar with her husband. Before getting into the bar and restaurant business, she worked for the Postal Service. She enjoyed painting, quilting, designing clothes, and being around children and grandchildren. She loved canning and cooking, making jewelry, dancing and shopping. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She enjoyed decorating and making Christmas wreaths. She was very active in the rodeo circuit. She enjoyed feeding and caring for all the rodeo cowboys. Mrs. Trujillo is survived by her husband, Sam Trujillo of the home; and three sons, Dennis W. Trujillo of Silver City, Michael Dee Trujillo and wife, Joni, of Silver City, and Steve Trujillo and wife, Pattie, of Apache Creek. She is also survived by Lashey Jacobs, and husband, Joe, of Silver City, whom Mary Jane loved and thought of as a daughter; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pearly “Little Aunt Pearl” Hill; her dear aunt and uncle, Joe and Candy Foulenfount; and nephew, Robert Hill. Casket bearers will be Clovis Trujillo, Cameron Trujillo, Little Sam Trujillo, Joe Hill, Robert Jasso and Pecos Peralta. Honorary bearers will be her many friends, family members, business associates and patrons. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 
 

WEATHERBY: Anne Etta Weatherby, 73, a resident of Mimbres, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 3, at Gila Regional Medical Center. At the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Weatherby was born June 13, 1929, in Lordsburg to Everett and Catherine (Bryant) Gilmore. She was a homemaker and an artist. She was good at ceramics and painted Mimbres designs. She was good at music and was a very good mother. Mrs. Weatherby is survived by three sons, William Weatherby and wife, Diana, of Las Cruces, Kim Weatherby and wife, Constantina, of Las Cruces, and David Weatherby of Mimbres; and two daughters, Theda Carter of Las Cruces and Shirley Hubble of Tacoma, Wash. She is also survived by a sister, Myrtle Westmoreland of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.
 

WATSON: Emma Lee (Coffelt) Watson of Albuquerque passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She is survived by a son, Leon Watson of Kansas; one brother, Allen Coffelt of Gila; and three sisters, Mildred Thwaits of Hurley, Edna Coffelt of Silver City, and Jowilla Riggs of Albuquerque. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Haines Avenue in Albuquerque. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico cancer Society.
 

PEDRAZA: Nick Pedraza, 25, a resident of Santa Rita, entered into eternal rest Thursday in Alamogordo. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

TRUJILLO: Lydia Acosta "Mary Jane" Trujillo, 65, a resident of Silver City and Reserve, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, with the prayer vigil beginning at 6. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 1 in the afternoon at Santo Niño Catholic Church in Aragon, with Father Don Richardson officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Aragon Cemetery. Mrs. Trujillo was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Alma to Eliseo B. “Chief” and Mary Jane (Armijo) Acosta. She was self-employed in the bar and restaurant business. She had owned and run the Past Time Bar and Restaurant in Reserve. She was best known for her cooking. Governors would stop at her restaurant to eat when they were in the area. She presently owned and ran the Buffalo Bar with her husband. Before getting into the bar and restaurant business, she worked for the Postal Service. She enjoyed painting, quilting, designing clothes, and being around children and grandchildren. She loved canning and cooking, making jewelry, dancing and shopping. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She enjoyed decorating and making Christmas wreaths. She was very active in the rodeo circuit. She enjoyed feeding and caring for all the rodeo cowboys. Mrs. Trujillo is survived by her husband, Sam Trujillo of the home; and three sons, Dennis W. Trujillo of Silver City, Michael Dee Trujillo and wife, Joni, of Silver City, and Steve Trujillo and wife, Pattie, of Apache Creek. She is also survived by Lashey Jacobs, and husband, Joe, of Silver City, whom Mary Jane loved and thought of as a daughter; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pearly “Little Aunt Pearl” Hill; her dear aunt and uncle, Joe and Candy Foulenfount; and nephew, Robert Hill. Casket bearers will be Clovis Trujillo, Cameron Trujillo, Little Sam Trujillo, Joe Hill, Robert Jasso and Pecos Peralta. Honorary bearers will be her many friends, family members, business associates and patrons. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 
 

WEATHERBY: Anne Etta Weatherby, 73, a resident of Mimbres, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 3, at Gila Regional Medical Center. At the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 in the morning at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Weatherby was born June 13, 1929, in Lordsburg to Everett and Catherine (Bryant) Gilmore. She was a homemaker and an artist. She was good at ceramics and painted Mimbres designs. She was good at music and was a very good mother. Mrs. Weatherby is survived by three sons, William Weatherby and wife, Diana, of Las Cruces, Kim Weatherby and wife, Constantina, of Las Cruces, and David Weatherby of Mimbres; and two daughters, Theda Carter of Las Cruces and Shirley Hubble of Tacoma, Wash. She is also survived by a sister, Myrtle Westmoreland of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.
 

PEDRAZA: Nick Pedraza, 25, a resident of Santa Rita, entered into eternal rest Thursday in Alamogordo. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.
 

McCAULEY: Kent Bruce "Bucky" McCauley, 55, of Silver City passed away Monday, Sept. 30, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will be in Mesa Cemetery. Mr. McCauley was born March 24, 1947, in Cedar City, Utah. He was the son of Dale McCauley and Betty Hamilton McCauley. He is survived by one son, Keven McCauley, and his wife, Vicky, of Silver City; one sister, Patricia Strange, and her husband, John, of Grants; one brother, Robert McCauley, and his wife, Stacey, of Cliff; one granddaughter, Taylor McCauley of Silver City; nieces and nephews, Johnny Strange and his wife, Marsha, of Fort Collins, Colo., Michael Strange and his wife, Wendy, of Grants, and Scott McCauley, Christopher McCauley, Dale McCauley and Cory McCauley, all of Cliff; and numerous other relatives and friends. When he was 3, his family moved to the McCauley farm at Cliff. From a very early age, he demonstrated an affinity for cattle and horses. Throughout high school, he worked on various ranches, including Tom McCauley's. Following high school, where he was active in FFA and basketball, he served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, he worked at various ranches and with the U.S. Forest Service horse training unit at Fort Bayard. He then was employed by Phelps Dodge at Tyrone before going to work on the Nunn Ranches at Florida. He retired from Phelps Dodge shortly before his death. Mr. McCauley enjoyed anything to do with ranching, rodeo, reading or storytelling. He also enjoyed writing poetry. He was devoted to his son, granddaughter, brother, sister, nephews, niece and other family members. Pallbearers will be John Strange, Johnny Strange, Mike Strange, Smokey Nunn, Webb Trotter, Dale McCauley, Jimmy Porcher, Harvey Nunn and Richie Franks. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

TRUJILLO: Mary Jane Trujillo, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Tuesday at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.


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