Sydney Cates

Sydney M. Cates, 64, a resident of Mimbres, N.M., entered eternal rest Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born March 20, 1949, in Silver City, N.M., to Orland L. and Opal Maxine Hotchkiss Cates. Mr. Cates had several occupations. In his early years he worked for the Forest Service and as a carpenter. He also worked as a cowboy for many years. He loved the outdoors, especially if he was hunting, fishing or trapping. He had many friends he loved dearly and will be missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Edith, of the family home; two daughters, Amanda M. Cates of Santa Clara; Kimberly M. Crumbley and husband Jack of Fort Bayard; five grandchildren, Sydney and Glenn Thayer, Caitlin Wilguess, Dezia and Alice Crumbley; one brother, Ashley Cates of Bayard; niece, Natane Cates of Silver City; sister-in-law, Dana Cates of Silver City. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Craig Cates. A memorial service will be celebrated today, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Greg Burchfield officiating. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 6, 2014