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Maynez, Corinne  
Corinne Lopez Maynez, 88, lifelong resident of Las Cruces went home into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 22, 1926 to Felipe and Pauline Lopez. Corinne was very well known in the Mesilla Valley as the owner and operator of Maynez Flowers and Gift Shop. She had also been the Chief Deputy at the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office, the secretary for the base commander at White Sand Missile Range, as well as the secretary, bookkeeper for the firm of Drs.' Evans, Maddox and Harris. Corinne served as President of the Cactus Club and was a member of Casa de Alabanza; the 45'ers Club; New Mexico Retired Teachers Association and Women's Aglow. While at Las Cruces Union High School she met the love of her life, Ruben J. Maynez. They were married in Las Cruces, January 5, 1950. They had been married for 61 years until his death in 2011. After raising her five children and at the age of 60 she went back to college to complete her teaching degree and also her Masters Degree. She Loved and Proudly taught Bilingual Kindergarten; First and Second Grades at several Elementary Schools in the Gadsden Independent School District. She not only enjoyed teaching but spending time with her grandchildren and family as well as reading her Bible; teaching Vacation Bible School; leading women's Bible studies; helping with Children's Church; gardening and witnessing the love of Jesus Christ her Savior. Survivors include her three sons, Ronnie Maynez; Ruben Philip Maynez (Traci) all of Las Cruces and Roland Maynez (Ray Chance) of Palm Springs, CA; one daughter, Lorraine Wagner (Richard) also of Las Cruces; one brother, Leo Lopez (Carmen) of Phoenix, AZ. Other survivors include thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special nephew and God son, Arnold Diaz. Corinne was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Magistrate Judge Ruben J. Maynez; daughter, Jackie Maynez-Rios; granddaughter, Patricia Barrone; three sisters, Mary Vieira; Pauline Diaz and Margaret Marrufo; and three brothers, Lambert; Felipe and Charlie Lopez. Visitation for Mrs. Maynez will begin at 6 PM Monday, August 24, 2015 at, Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 Locust Street with a Celebration of Her Life scheduled for 7 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 Locust Street with Pastors Jorge Leyton and Richard Wagner officiating. Concluding the Funeral Service, Interment will follow in Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Road where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Serving as casket bearers will be her granddaughters, April Magallanes; Angelica Wagner; Antoinette Cisneros; Jessica Rios McCollam; Christina Maynez; Gabriela Cisneros; Rebekah Maynez; nieces Michelle Allen and Katrina Castillo. Honorary casket bearers are "All" Her "Favorites!" If friends wish they may make memorial contributions in her honor to the Las Cruces Professional Firefighters Local 2362 Veterans Honor Flight, c/o Arnold Diaz, 330 Bristol Ct., Las Cruces NM 88001. The Maynez Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces 527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 23, 2015
Morales, Katherine - Las Cruces  
Our dear beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, Katherine P. Morales, 48, of Doña Ana, entered eternal life Monday, August 17, 2015 at Las Palmas Medical Center in EL Paso, Texas surrounded by her loving family. "Kathy," as she was fondly known to family and friends, was born July 5, 1967, in Las Cruces to Clemente Morales Jr. and Adelina Provencio. Even though Kathy was in a wheelchair, her accomplishments were many. She loved to dance country music, and was a follower of Neil McCallum and the Good Times Gang. Kathy was the proud owner of Kathy's Specialty Cakes; she loved to decorate cakes, entered all her goodies in the State Fair every year, and was very proud to accept her winning ribbons. Those left to mourn her passing include her loving mother, Adelina of the family home; one brother, John Morales and wife Gloria of Leasburg; two very special nephews, Randy and Anthony Morales, one being her godson, and her pet bird Sparky. Kathy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and other family members. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church, 5525 Cristo Rey in Doña Ana, where a memorial Mass will follow immediately thereafter with the Rev. Miguel Macaya officiating. Inurnment of cremains will follow in the Doña Ana Cemetery. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road 527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 26, 2015
Morgan, Richard  
Richard Wyeth Morgan, 47, of Silver City, New Mexico, died Aug. 19. Born March 6, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, Wyeth served in the U.S. Army, was a talented woodworker, and most recently operated Omni Moving in Silver City. He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Oates Morgan. He is survived by his fathers, Mike Morgan and Larry Romans of Nashville, Tennesee; by his brothers York Morgan (Yessica Nograro) of Silver City and Derek Morgan (Rebecca Lem) of Cary, North Carolina; and by five nieces and nephews, Eli and Silas Morgan, Diego and Sophia Naisbitt, and Cathy Kramer. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family who loved him dearly. Two services of memory will be held - one in each state he called home. One service will be held at Bright Funeral Home in Silver City, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. A second service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. His cremains will be scattered in places he loved in North Carolina and in New Mexico by his closest family members. Wyeth's AA friends and family in Silver City are encouraged to attend the service in Silver City. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to all the friends who loved and helped Wyeth during his years in Silver City. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Gila Wildlife Rescue in Silver City, or perhaps simply doing something nice for someone you love. Bright funeral home is in charge of arrangements "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends", 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 575-388-1911. To send condolence login to www.brightfuneral.net
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 25, 2015
Mydock, Shirlee  
Shirlee Anne Mydock, 79, of Las Cruces has gone to be with the Lord. She was born to Henry and Anna Barr on Aug. 24, 1935, in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her two children, Christopher Mydock of Las Cruces, and Robin House of Rio Rancho; and three grandchildren, Cassie, Ryan and Ky. She is preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Barr. She was an avid bingo player and a lover of all animals. There are no planned services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to La Paz Grahams Funeral Home, For online condolences Please visit www.LaPaz-Grahams.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 23, 2015
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