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MORA: Erlinda Trujillo Mora, 53, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Friday, Jan. 10, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mora was born Nov. 17, 1949, in Reserve to Orlando Trujillo and Ramona Chavez Trujillo. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, baking and making Christmas ornaments. Mrs. Mora was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Wednesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels beginning at 5 in the evening, with the prayer vigil at 7. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with Father Dan Porter officiating. Inurnment will follow. Survivors include her parents, Orlando and Ramona Chavez Trujillo of Santa Clara; a son, Jesse E. Mora, and his companion, Yolanda Arzaga, of Silver City; a daughter, Maria C. Mora, and her companion, Sal Perez, of Silver City; two brothers, Lawrence Trujillo and his wife, Tommie, of Lordsburg, and Mike Trujillo Sr. and his wife, Pauline, of Silver City; three sisters, Patricia Nuñez and her husband, David, of Bayard, Mary Diane Trujillo of Santa Clara, and Debbie Montes and her husband, Ricardo, of Santa Clara; her grandfather, Jose Trujillo of Reserve; and three grandchildren, Gabriel M. Mora, Adam Arzaga and Angel Arzaga, all of Silver City. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and godchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mora, on Nov. 29, 2001; her mother-in-law, Reyna Mora; sister-in-law, Ruth Isreal; and brother-in-law, Mervin Isreal. Honorary bearers will be Gabriel Mora, Angel and Adam Arzaga, Billy Joe Madrid, Nick Nuñez, Mike Trujillo Jr., Paul, Charles and Ben Isreal, Andy and Tommy Gutierrez, and Ernest Chavez. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Phone 388-2334. 

BUTLER: Barbara Lee Butler, 95, of Hurley passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, at her home. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs. Butler was born Sept. 26, 1907, in McAlester, Okla. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Dunagan and Mary Ann Kendricks Dunagan. Mrs. Butler married Henry Z. Butler on June 5, 1927, in Oklahoma. They were married 61 years, until his death in September 1988. Mrs. Butler was a resident of Grant County for 46 years, and during this time she and her husband owned H & H Grocery in Bayard. Mrs. Butler was a longtime teacher at Bayard Elementary School. She accomplished many things in her lifetime, but her true devotion was her faith in God, her family (including her pets) and all children. She enjoyed the sunny days working in her yard; quilting; and watching the Dallas Cowboys play. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Davis and her husband, Walter, of Dallas, and Jan Cullen of Hurley; two grandchildren, Jason Cullen and his wife, Katherine, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacquelyn Cullen of Phoenix; two great-grandchildren, Jobe Cullen and Mia Cullen of Scottsdale; three nephews, Mike Byington and his wife, Lydia, of Silver City, Bob Dunagan and his wife, Juanita, of Mimbres, and Don Dunagan and his wife, Helen, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two nieces, Madolyn Tryon and her husband, Bob, of Hemmet, Calif., and Anita Smith of Indionola, Okla.; her faithful friend and pet, Bentley; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was a quiet, lovely woman who touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Pallbearers for Mrs. Butler will be Mike Byington, David Byington, Walt Davis, Jason Cullen, Don Dunagan and Rick Miller. Honorary bearers will be Bob Dunagan, Chancel Teague, Robert Tyron and Jackie King. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

NORRIS: Harold "Cap" Norris died Friday, Jan. 3, in Cliff. He was preceded in death by two infant children, a son, James Mark Norris, and baby girl Norris; both parents; brothers, Kelly and Ray; and grandchildren, Buddy Norris and David Whetten. He was born in Cliff on July 1, 1925, the son of Fannie McCauley Norris and James Justice Norris. He grew up on his parents’ ranch in Sycamore Canyon. After graduation from Cliff High School in 1943, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, being honorably discharged in 1946. On June 1, 1949, in Carlsbad, Mr. Norris married Florence Holman, his life partner. Together they raised eight children. He received his heavy-equipment contractor’s license in August 1949. He was one of the first to receive a contractor’s license. For more than 50 years, he worked statewide in the earth-moving business with license number 1289. He was an expert on diesel engine repair and served for a time as Grant County road superintendent. Mr. Norris had many interests. He was a preacher at the Church of Christ for 20 years, officiating at the weddings of many couples. He served as a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Gila Valley ambulance service for several years. He also took great pride in watching his grandchildren play basketball. He loved working in his fruit orchards and was a conservative Republican. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Mr. Norris is survived by his wife, Florence; and his children, Mike and wife, Jackie, Barbara and husband, George Kennedy, David and wife, Lori, Mary and husband, Jack Whetten, John, Katherine and husband, Bob Dickerson, Susan and husband, Mike Brewster, and Tom and wife, Celeste. He is also survived by a brother, Curley Norris, and wife, Jeanette; sisters, Wilma Sneddon and husband, Jack, and Frieda Welburn and husband, Wayne; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 10 in the morning Thursday at the Cliff/Gila Mesa Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his sons and his sons-in-law, Mike Norris, Tom Norris, David Norris, John Norris, George Kennedy, Bob Dickerson, Mike Brewster and Jack Whetten. Honorary bearer listed is Curley Norris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Norris' memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

JIMENEZ: Steven A. Jimenez, 32, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 4, in Bayard. Calling hours will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 6, led by Mr. Jeremiah Bustillos. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 in the morning Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Father Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born Jan. 9, 1971, in Silver City to Albert A. “Birdie” and Martha (Carrillo) Jimenez. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Anyone who knew him would remember him by his singing. He loved to sing. He also had a great personality and had a way of making everyone laugh by his crazy sayings. He also wrote beautiful poetry and loved to play with kids. He also loved his “freedom.” He will be greatly missed. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, Albert “Birdie” and Martha Jimenez of Bayard; three sons, Joseph A. Jimenez, Dimitri and Miguel, all of Bayard; daughter, Stevie Angelique of Tucson, Ariz.; companion, Kathryn Kelly of Bayard; two brothers, Albert Y. “Birdie” Jimenez Jr. of Las Cruces, and Charles Jimenez and wife, Dori, of Tucson; and six sisters, Carolyn Ortiz and husband, Eddie, of Silver City, Suzanne Jimenez and companion, David Cordova, of Bayard, Nancie Lopez and husband, Ernest, of Bayard, Sherri Sanchez of Tucson, Cathy Horcasitas of Bayard, and Sonia Morales and fiancé, Ty Jameson, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his grandparents, Robert and Isabel “Chavela” Carrillo of Arenas Valley, and Lupe Alvarado of Bayard. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Y. Jimenez, on July 14, 2002. Casket bearers will be Joseph Jimenez, Charles Jimenez, Albert Y. “Birdie” Jimenez, Eddie Carbajal, Ernest Lopez, Robert Pedraza, Felix Sauceda and Roy Martinez. Honorary bearers listed are Andrew Barela, Brian Kartchner, Steven Jacquez, Albert Arrey, Louie Herrera, his many friends, the rest of the family, uncles, cousins, and numerous nephews and nieces. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

HUERTA: Josie A. Huerta, 92, her residence was east of Santa Rita, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1910, in El Paso, Texas, to Modesto Aguilar and Beatriz Gonzales Aguilar. Mrs. Huerta retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1987 after 40 years and two months of service. She was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local 890. She and her husband, Willie Huerta, owned and operated the Casa Blanca Bar. Mrs. Huerta loved her cats and raised many throughout her life. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 6, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Mrs. Huerta is survived by her son, Alfred Fletcher, and his wife, Christina, of Bayard. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Willie Huerta, in 1974, and her sons, Arturo Fletcher and Armando Fletcher. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary bearers are the remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a good friend, Casey Creley. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

MAGUIRE: J. Gregory "Greg" Maguire, a much-loved and devoted son, brother, father, and friend to many, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 3, in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Jonni Jill Coppedge; sons, Levon Maguire of Albuquerque, and Liam Maguire and stepson Chris Coppedge of the family home; his parents, Bill and Regina Maguire of Albuquerque; and brothers, Brian Maguire and wife, Karen, of Waco, Texas, Kevin Maguire and wife, Robin, of Albuquerque, Kent Maguire and wife, Lisa, of Omaha, Neb., and Kerry Maguire of Albuquerque. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many in Northern Ireland. He will be truly missed by all of his family, and many others. Mr. Maguire was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Miles City, Mont., and graduated from Manzano High School in 1971. He spent a number of years surveying much of the Western United States after which he became a successful manager of a local remodeling business. He was an avid outdoorsman who also loved playing his guitar for all. His family home will always be filled with his music and voice. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7 at French Mortuary, Lomas Boulevard Chapel, in Albuquerque. The memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Road N.E., in Albuquerque. Interment of cremains will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. N.E. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Maguire, Kevin Maguire, Kent Maguire, Kerry Maguire, Levon Maguire, Tim Quint, Jeff Weeks, Chris Brown, Kelly Schultz and Chris Everett. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. N.E., in Albuquerque today until 3 p.m. Should friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to any Bank of America in the name of Liam Maguire. The family says: "Heroes come from all walks of life. He is as much a hero as the police team that caught the shooter. The saying goes that it takes a strong man to fight and a stronger man to walk away, but I think that the strongest men are those that risk everything to fight the evil of the world. We love you, Greg." Arrangements are by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque. 

SCRIVO: Joanne Laverne Scrivo, 70, of Glenwood passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time. Mrs. Scrivo was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Swissvale, Pa. She was the daughter of Harold Wagoner and Sarah Jennetta Buterbaugh Wagoner. She married William Eugene Scrivo on Dec. 26, 1976, in Lorain, Ohio. She is survived by her mother, Jennetta Mahaffey of Elyria, Ohio; two sons, Denny Deubel of Silver City, and Mickey Deubel and his wife, Berta, of Mimbres; one daughter, Susan Alsip, and her husband, John, of Glenwood; a stepdaughter, Karen Scrivo Shilling, and her husband, Ken, of Glen Dale, Md.; three grandchildren, Tommy Deubel and Tima Deubel, both of Silver City, and Kelson Shilling of Glen Dale; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; and her husband, in 1998. Mrs. Scrivo grew up in Ohio and attended schools there. She was a journalist for the Lorain Journal in Lorain. She was a consumer advocate, doing investigative reporting. She wrote her own column. She was also a trade specialist for the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland for many years. She retired in 1998 from the Better Business Bureau and later she moved to Pleasanton to be near her family. Mrs. Scrivo enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She will be dearly missed by her family. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 

FOSTER: Norma J. Foster, 71, of Silver City entered eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 29, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were to be at 10 this morning at Reserve Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Riddle officiating. Interment was in Reserve Cemetery. Mrs. Foster was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Santa Rita. She was the daughter of George B. Phelps and Winona Wendling Phelps. She is survived by two daughters, Rene Garner and her husband, Perry, of Lakeside, Ariz., and Lynna Rowell and her husband, David, of Tyrone; one son, Bryant Foster of Silver City; five grandchildren, Jared Garner of Tucson, Stacie Andres and her husband, Lee, of Lakeside, KaDawn Evans and her husband, Josh, of White Signal, Julie Rowell of Tyrone, and Monique Swafford of Albuquerque; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Andres of Lakeside, Kade and Tanner Evans of White Signal, and Megan and Jacob Swafford, both of Albuquerque; two sisters, Wanda Jones and her husband, Edgar, of Grants, and Betty Sorrels and her husband, Hugh, of Belen; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband of 30 years, Dr. Lloyd G. Foster. Mrs. Foster graduated from Reserve High School in 1949. She attended nursing school in California and earned her license as a practical nurse. She returned to Reserve and married Dr. Foster on June 20, 1959. Mrs. Foster devoted much of her life to assisting her husband with his medical practice. During those years, she helped many babies come into this world, aided in the healing of many people, and touched a countless number of souls with her loving and caring ways. Her giving spirit will be greatly missed. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

NORERO: Eva Sepulveda Norero, 90, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Mrs. Norero was born July 31, 1912, in Mimbres to Juan and Esther (Marquez) Sepulveda. She worked at Fort Bayard Medical Center as a dietitian. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, cooking, baking, and working with her houseplants. She was a member of the senior citizens center and the Foster Grandparent Program. She is survived by her son, Alex Norero of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Lucia Norero of Arenas Valley; brother, Johnny Sepulveda, and wife, Ruby, of Faywood; and two sisters, Reina Fierro of Fresno, Calif., and Josie Gutierrez of Riverside, Calif. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Anita Norero, Eddie Joe Norero and wife, Louisa, and Crystal Norero; and great-grandchildren, Bianca Ponce, Tikey Norero, Haven Norero and Joshua Arellano. Mrs. Norero was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eloy; an infant son, Horace; a son, Eloy Jr., in 2000; brothers, Raul Sepulveda and Horace Sepulveda; and sisters, Grace Baxla and Jovita Horcasitas. Casket bearers will be Eddie Joe Norero, Raul Holguin, Rudy Sepulveda, Buddy Gutierrez, Joe Gutierrez and Ray Horcasitas Jr. Honorary bearers listed are Tikey Norero, Haven Norero, Bianca Ponce, Joshua Arellano, Toy Sepulveda, Gilbert Jimenez Jr., Vangie Duran, Lina Holguin, Reinita Sepulveda, Esther Sepulveda, Pat Sepulveda, Sue Mathews, Becky Holland, Margo Smith, Dinnie Conner and her godchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

STURDEVANT: Kelly Ann Sturdevant, 33, a resident of Pinos Altos, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 4 in the afternoon Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church, located at 186 Bypass Road, with Pastor Vance R. Curtis Sr. officiating. She was born Aug. 8, 1969, in Silver City to Monty Ray and Alma Faye (Nichols) Wilson. She worked as a respiratory therapist with Gila Regional Medical Center. She married Chris Sturdevant on May 2, 1991, in Charleston, S.C. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Chris, of the home; son, Chase Sturdevant of the home; and two step-daughters, Larissa Sturdevant of the home, and Heather Sturdevant of Mountain Home, Idaho. Her parents, Monty and Alma Wilson, also survive her. Her grandfather, Daddy Walt Nichols, and her great-grandparents, Rex Black and Bubbie, preceded her in death. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334. 

BUSBY: De Aun Cecile "Dee Dee" Busby, born in Dallas on May 30, 1934, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, at the Mesilla Valley Hospice. She was active with many social organizations, including Beta Sigma Phi, and traveled extensively around the world, including Europe and China. She and her husband, Edwin "Buzz" Busby, would have been married 50 years in June this year. Survivors include her husband; three children, Roxanne Dinese Busby, Suzanne Jo Russell and her husband, Billy, and Edwin Busby Jr. and his wife, Laura, all of Las Cruces; her mother, Juanita Bradford, and "Papa" Thomas Bradford of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Jaison Greg Bryan of Silver City, Kandice Selina Vinski and her husband, Stephen, Seneca Deaun Russell, Ashlei Suzanne Russell and Brianna Paige Russell, all of Las Cruces; and five great-grandchildren, Shaun Bryan, Tanner and Kataryna Vinski, and Paiton and Chandler Bryan. She is also survived by her best friend of more than 50 years, Betty Gnader of Silver City, and her beloved pet, Mi Amour, who helped keep up her spirits. No funeral service will be held, but there will be a small gathering of friends and family at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice. Graham Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

CHANGE IN SURVIVORS REQUESTED BY FUNERAL HOME GOODMAN: Charles Goodman, 87, of Silver City passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Silver City Care Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home, with Pastor Joseph Gros officiating. Mr. Goodman was born July 29, 1915, in Monroe, Wis. He was the son of Ben Goodman and Eva Rhouboagh Goodman. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Swetnam. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; one son, Daniel Goodman, and his wife, Janet, of Eagle River, Alaska; one daughter, Sharron Green; one son-in-law, Ron Green; three sisters, Dorothy Webster, Sue Mender and Audrey Schlem, all of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Ronald Green and his wife, Rebekah, of Papua, New Guinea, Shelly Burrola and her husband, Tony, of Silver City, Jamie Etchieson, Christy Pollack, Rocky Pollack, Terry Etchieson and Pat Mangus; and great-grandchildren, Mullin and Claira Green, and five other great-grandchildren from Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joan Etchieson; brother, Sam Goodman; sister, Thelma Goodman; and one great-grandchild, Ella Faith Green. Mr. Goodman enjoyed dairy farming. He worked at the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Ariz. He had a good, dry sense of humor, joking all the time. He liked to go back to Wisconsin to see his family and friends, and bring home cheese from the cheese factory. He was very hardworking; he liked to be ideal and was a very strong, proud man. He was a very good housekeeper and cook. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

HUERTA: Josie A. Huerta, 92, her residence was east of Santa Rita, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1910, in El Paso, Texas, to Modesto Aguilar and Beatriz Gonzales Aguilar. Mrs. Huerta retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. in 1987 after 40 years and two months of service. She was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local 890. She and her husband, Willie Huerta, owned and operated the Casa Blanca Bar. Mrs. Huerta loved her cats and raised many throughout her life. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil will follow at 6, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at the Hanover Cemetery. Mrs. Huerta is survived by her son, Alfred Fletcher, and his wife, Christina, of Bayard. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Willie Huerta, in 1974, and her sons, Arturo Fletcher and Armando Fletcher. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary bearers are the remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a good friend, Casey Creley. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

MORA: Terry Mora, 52, of Bayard passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, at her home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial funeral services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Bright Funeral Home, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Mrs. Mora was born April 18, 1950, in New Hampshire. She was the daughter of Everett and Ruth Baker Ploss. She was married to Mario A. Mora. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Mario Mora; and a son, Albert E. Mora, and his companion, Marie Chavez, of Bayard. Mrs. Mora had served with the U.S. Army and was a postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

SCRIVO: Joanne Laverne Scrivo, 70, of Glenwood passed away Thursday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home. 

JIMENEZ: Steven A. Jimenez, 32, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 4, in Bayard. Calling hours will begin at 5 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 6, led by Mr. Jeremiah Bustillos. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 in the morning Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Father Paulus Kao officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. He was born Jan. 9, 1971, in Silver City to Albert A. “Birdie” and Martha (Carrillo) Jimenez. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Anyone who knew him would remember him by his singing. He loved to sing. He also had a great personality and had a way of making everyone laugh by his crazy sayings. He also wrote beautiful poetry and loved to play with kids. He also loved his “freedom.” He will be greatly missed. He was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, Albert “Birdie” and Martha Jimenez of Bayard; three sons, Joseph A. Jimenez, Dimitri and Miguel, all of Bayard; daughter, Stevie Angelique of Tucson, Ariz.; companion, Kathryn Kelly of Bayard; two brothers, Albert Y. “Birdie” Jimenez Jr. of Las Cruces, and Charles Jimenez and wife, Dori, of Tucson; and six sisters, Carolyn Ortiz and husband, Eddie, of Silver City, Suzanne Jimenez and companion, David Cordova, of Bayard, Nancie Lopez and husband, Ernest, of Bayard, Sherri Sanchez of Tucson, Cathy Horcasitas of Bayard, and Sonia Morales and fiancé, Ty Jameson, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his grandparents, Robert and Isabel “Chavela” Carrillo of Arenas Valley, and Lupe Alvarado of Bayard. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Y. Jimenez, on July 14, 2002. Casket bearers will be Joseph Jimenez, Charles Jimenez, Albert Y. “Birdie” Jimenez, Eddie Carbajal, Ernest Lopez, Robert Pedraza, Felix Sauceda and Roy Martinez. Honorary bearers listed are Andrew Barela, Brian Kartchner, Steven Jacquez, Albert Arrey, Louie Herrera, his many friends, the rest of the family, uncles, cousins, and numerous nephews and nieces. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

NORERO: Eva Sepulveda Norero, 90, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will begin at 6 this evening at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Mrs. Norero was born July 31, 1912, in Mimbres to Juan and Esther (Marquez) Sepulveda. She worked at Fort Bayard Medical Center as a dietitian. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, cooking, baking, and working with her houseplants. She was a member of the senior citizens center and the Foster Grandparent Program. She is survived by her son, Alex Norero of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Lucia Norero of Arenas Valley; brother, Johnny Sepulveda, and wife, Ruby, of Faywood; and two sisters, Reina Fierro of Fresno, Calif., and Josie Gutierrez of Riverside, Calif. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Anita Norero, Eddie Joe Norero and wife, Louisa, and Crystal Norero; and great-grandchildren, Bianca Ponce, Tikey Norero, Haven Norero and Joshua Arellano. Mrs. Norero was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eloy; an infant son, Horace; a son, Eloy Jr., in 2000; brothers, Raul Sepulveda and Horace Sepulveda; and sisters, Grace Baxla and Jovita Horcasitas. Casket bearers will be Eddie Joe Norero, Raul Holguin, Rudy Sepulveda, Buddy Gutierrez, Joe Gutierrez and Ray Horcasitas Jr. Honorary bearers listed are Tikey Norero, Haven Norero, Bianca Ponce, Joshua Arellano, Toy Sepulveda, Gilbert Jimenez Jr., Vangie Duran, Lina Holguin, Reinita Sepulveda, Esther Sepulveda, Pat Sepulveda, Sue Mathews, Becky Holland, Margo Smith, Dinnie Conner and her godchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

STURDEVANT: Kelly Ann Sturdevant, 33, a resident of Pinos Altos, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 4 this afternoon at the Calvary Baptist Church, located at 186 Bypass Road, with Pastor Vance R. Curtis Sr. officiating. She was born Aug. 8, 1969, in Silver City to Monty Ray and Alma Faye (Nichols) Wilson. She worked as a respiratory therapist with Gila Regional Medical Center. She married Chris Sturdevant on May 2, 1991, in Charleston, S.C. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Chris, of the home; son, Chase Sturdevant of the home; and two stepdaughters, Larissa Sturdevant of the home, and Heather Sturdevant of Mountain Home, Idaho. Her parents, Monty and Alma Wilson, and grandmother, Della Faye Nichols, also survive her. Her grandfather, Daddy Walt Nichols, and her great-grandparents, Rex Black and Bubbie, preceded her in death. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334. 

LASITER: Macie Cleo Lasiter, 75, a resident of Hobbs, formerly of Silver City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, at Hobbs HealthCare Center. She was born June 28, 1927, in Waldron, Ark., where she married Thomas Otto Lasiter on Nov. 17, 1945. She was a nurse for 38 years. The funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Castle Avenue Baptist Church in Hobbs, with the Revs. Leon Green and Shawn Drake officiating. Burial will take place at Fort Bayard at a later date. She is survived by a son, Roger Lasiter of Silver City; daughter, Irene Drake of Hobbs; two brothers, Buck Darnell of McAlester, Okla., and Glen Darnell of Eunice; two sisters, Bonnie Essman of Eunice and Wanda Young of Hobbs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, on April 27, 1993; a son, Thomas; her parents, Jesse and Elsie Darnell; her brother, J.C. Darnell; and a sister, Lillie Maxine. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association; Hobbs HealthCare Activity Fund; or Gideons International. Chapel of Hope Funeral Home of Hobbs is in charge of arrangements. 

SCRIVO: Joanne Laverne Scrivo, 70, of Glenwood passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time. Mrs. Scrivo was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Swissvale, Pa. She was the daughter of Harold Wagoner and Sarah Jennetta Buterbaugh Wagoner. She married William Eugene Scrivo on Dec. 26, 1976, in Lorain, Ohio. She is survived by her mother, Jennetta Mahaffey of Elyria, Ohio; two sons, Denny Deubel of Silver City, and Mickey Deubel and his wife, Berta, of Mimbres; one daughter, Susan Alsip, and her husband, John, of Glenwood; a stepdaughter, Karen Scrivo Shilling, and her husband, Ken, of Glen Dale, Md.; three grandchildren, Tommy Deubel and Tima Deubel, both of Silver City, and Kelson Shilling of Glen Dale; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; and her husband, in 1998. Mrs. Scrivo grew up in Ohio and attended schools there. She was a journalist for the Lorain Journal in Lorain. She was a consumer advocate, doing investigative reporting. She wrote her own column. She was also a trade specialist for the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland for many years. She retired in 1998 from the Better Business Bureau and later she moved to Pleasanton to be near her family. Mrs. Scrivo enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She will be dearly missed by her family. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

FOSTER: Norma J. Foster, 71, of Silver City entered eternal rest Sunday, Dec. 29, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reserve Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Riddle officiating. Interment will be in Reserve Cemetery. Mrs. Foster was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Santa Rita. She was the daughter of George B. Phelps and Winona Wendling Phelps. She is survived by two daughters, Rene Garner and her husband, Perry, of Lakeside, Ariz., and Lynna Rowell and her husband, David, of Tyrone; one son, Bryant Foster of Silver City; five grandchildren, Jared Garner of Tucson, Stacie Andres and her husband, Lee, of Lakeside, KaDawn Evans and her husband, Josh, of White Signal, Julie Rowell of Tyrone, and Monique Swafford of Albuquerque; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Andres of Lakeside, Kade and Tanner Evans of White Signal, and Megan and Jacob Swafford, both of Albuquerque; two sisters, Wanda Jones and her husband, Edgar, of Grants, and Betty Sorrels and her husband, Hugh, of Belen; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband of 30 years, Dr. Lloyd G. Foster. Mrs. Foster graduated from Reserve High School in 1949. She attended nursing school in California and earned her license as a practical nurse. She returned to Reserve and married Dr. Foster on June 20, 1959. Mrs. Foster devoted much of her life to assisting her husband with his medical practice. During those years, she helped many babies come into this world, aided in the healing of many people, and touched a countless number of souls with her loving and caring ways. Her giving spirit will be greatly missed. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

MORALES: Teresa S. "Wera" Morales, 53, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Monday, Dec. 30, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. Calling hours were held at 5 Thursday afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The prayer vigil followed at 6, led by Deacon Bill Holguin. The funeral liturgy was to be held this morning at 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment followed at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, where she was laid to rest. She was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Silver City to Angel and Teadora (Sepulveda) Cisneros. She was a homemaker and very active with the Guadalupanas at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She also enjoyed going to bingos, cooking, camping, spending time with her granddaughters, and baking cakes. She was well known for her pineapple upsidedown cakes. She is survived by her father, Angel, of Silver City; companion, Frank Jimenez of Silver City; son, Joe A. Morales, and companion, Lenora Gonzales, of Phoenix; four brothers, Albert Morales and wife, Virginia, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., Nacho Morales of Española, Ernesto Cisneros and wife, Teresa, of Gila, and Richard Cisneros of Silver City; and three sisters, Frances Torres of Arenas Valley, Margaret Fernandez and husband, Fred, of Silver City, and Natalia Huerta and husband, Robert, of Silver City. She is also survived by five granddaughters, Ashley, Ieasha, Monique, Mercedes and Maricella Morales; godparents, Adolfo and Sara Genera; her compadres, Eddie and Lucia Muñoz, and Manuel and Terry Quinteros; and several others. Several nieces, nephews and godchildren also survive her. She was preceded in death by her mother, Teadora; brother, Fred Cisneros; and several aunts, uncles and nephews. Casket bearers were Joe A. Morales, Juan Cedano, Manuel Quinteros, Mark Quinteros, Robert Huerta and Javier Huerta. Honorary bearers were Ruben Garcia, Lalo Peru, Robert Gonzales, Miguel Ituralde and the Guadalupanas. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 

NORERO: Eva Sepulveda Norero, 90, a resident of Bayard, entered eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Calling hours will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil at 7, led by the Santa Clara Funeral Ministry. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Bayard, with Father Virgilio Flores officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at the San Juan Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Mrs. Norero was born July 31, 1912, in Mimbres to Juan and Esther (Marquez) Sepulveda. She worked at Fort Bayard Medical Center as a dietitian. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, cooking, baking, and working with her houseplants. She was a member of the senior citizens center and the Foster Grandparent Program. She is survived by her son, Alex Norero of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Lucia Norero of Arenas Valley; brother, Johnny Sepulveda, and wife, Ruby, of Faywood; and two sisters, Reina Fierro of Fresno, Calif., and Josie Gutierrez of Riverside, Calif. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Anita Norero, Eddie Joe Norero and wife, Louisa, and Crystal Norero; and great-grandchildren, Bianca Ponce, Tikey Norero, Haven Norero and Joshua Arellano. Mrs. Norero was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eloy; an infant son, Horace; a son, Eloy Jr., in 2000; brothers, Raul Sepulveda and Horace Sepulveda; and sisters, Grace Baxla and Jovita Horcasitas. Casket bearers will be Eddie Joe Norero, Raul Holguin, Rudy Sepulveda, Buddy Gutierrez, Joe Gutierrez and Ray Horcasitas Jr. Honorary bearers listed are Tikey Norero, Haven Norero, Bianca Ponce, Joshua Arellano, Toy Sepulveda, Gilbert Jimenez Jr., Vangie Duran, Lina Holguin, Reinita Sepulveda, Esther Sepulveda, Pat Sepulveda, Sue Mathews, Becky Holland, Margo Smith, Dinnie Conner and her godchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. 
 

BOWER: Harlan Bower, retired journalism professor and public relations director, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Silver City. Born June 5, 1914, in West Virginia, Mr. Bower served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He taught at various universities and spent the last 20 years before retirement as communications director at Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corp. He was a mobile home dealer and served for many years on the board of directors of the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association, and five years on the board of directors of the National Manufactured Housing Association. He was president of the New Mexico Association for one term. In addition to teaching, Mr. Bower specialized in lobbying the New Mexico Legislature in Santa Fe and the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Cathie Bower. At his request, his body has been cremated and there will be no memorial service. 
 

CRAGHEAD: James Douglas Craghead, 52, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Tucson, Ariz., after an extended illness. He was born in Petersburg, Va., and came to New Mexico when the family moved here. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Mr. Craghead worked 22 years as a structural and environmental engineer at what is now Raytheon in Tucson. He served in the Army as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. His cremains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; son, Jeffrey; granddaughter, Brianna; father, William; mother, Elizabeth; and his sister, Catherine Osborn, and her husband, Ed. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 10 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd memorial fund. 
 

CHANGE IN SURVIVORS REQUESTED BY FUNERAL HOME GOODMAN: Charles Goodman, 87, of Silver City passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Silver City Care Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home, with Pastor Joseph Gros officiating. Mr. Goodman was born July 29, 1915, in Monroe, Wis. He was the son of Ben Goodman and Eva Rhouboagh Goodman. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Swetnam. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; one son, Daniel Goodman, and his wife, Janet, of Eagle River, Alaska; one daughter, Sharron Green; one son-in-law, Ron Green; three sisters, Dorothy Webster, Sue Mender and Audrey Schlem, all of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Ronald Green and his wife, Rebekah, of Papua, New Guinea, Shelly Burrola and her husband, Tony, of Silver City, Jamie Etchieson, Christy Pollack, Rocky Pollack, Terry Etchieson and Pat Mangus; and great-grandchildren, Mullin and Claira Green, and five other great-grandchildren from Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joan Etchieson; brother, Sam Goodman; sister, Thelma Goodman; and one great-grandchild, Ella Faith Green. Mr. Goodman enjoyed dairy farming. He worked at the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Ariz. He had a good, dry sense of humor, joking all the time. He liked to go back to Wisconsin to see his family and friends, and bring home cheese from the cheese factory. He was very hardworking; he liked to be ideal and was a very strong, proud man. He was a very good housekeeper and cook. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

MORA: Terry Mora, 52, of Bayard passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, at her home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bright Funeral Home, with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Mrs. Mora was born April 18, 1950, in New Hampshire. She was the daughter of Everett and Ruth Baker Ploss. She was married to Mario A. Mora. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Mario Mora; and a son, Albert E. Mora, and his companion, Marie Chavez, of Bayard. Mrs. Mora had served with the U.S. Army and was a postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

STURDEVANT: Kelly Ann Sturdevant, 33, a resident of Pinos Altos, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, in her home. Cremation has taken place. Services are planned, and information will be published at a later date. She was born Aug. 8, 1969, in Silver City to Monty Ray and Alma Faye (Nichols) Wilson. She worked as a respiratory therapist with Gila Regional Medical Center. She married Chris Sturdevant on May 2, 1991, in Charleston, S.C. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Chris, of the home; son, Chase Sturdevant of the home; and two stepdaughters, Larissa Sturdevant of the home, and Heather Sturdevant of Mountain Home, Idaho. Her parents, Monty and Alma Wilson, also survive her. Her grandfather, Daddy Walt Nichols, and her great-grandparents preceded her in death. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive, and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. Phone 388-2334.


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