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Luis Fernandez

Jul 01, 1958 - Dec 05, 2023

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Las Cruces, NM

Luis "Rick" Fernandez, 65, of Las Cruces, NM passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Memorial Medical Center. Arrangements are pending under the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. To to the family or in memory of Luis "Rick" Fernandez, please

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JOSE ANTONIO JUAREZ III

Nov 26, 1994 - Feb 15, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and dear friend, JOSE “JOEY” ANTONIO JUAREZ III, age 29, of Las Cruces entered eternal life on Thursday February 15, 2024. “Joey” as he was fondly known to family and friends was born November 26, 1994, in Las Cruces to Ruth Salas-Juarez and Jose Antonio Juarez Jr. His love for music, movies, and contagious laugh will be the loving memories that we will always cherish. Joey was a sports fan, his favorite teams, the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Cubs, and especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, just like his father. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving mother, Ruth Juarez; two sisters, Alyssa and Erica Juarez all of Las Cruces; his maternal grandparents, Petra and Felix Salas; maternal aunts and uncles, Lydia and Maria Salas; Gracie Sepulveda (Steve) and Ramiro Salas; paternal aunts and uncles, Yolanda “Yoli” Juarez; Frank Juarez (Marcy); Sandy Ramos (Lalo) and Matthew Juarez; as well as numerous cousins. Joey was preceded in death by his father, Jose Antonio Juarez Jr. on May 4, 2015; paternal grandparents, Jose “Pepe” and Margrita Juarez; paternal great-grandparents, Antonio, and Genoveva Juarez; maternal great-grandparents, Augustina, and Miguel Rosales; cousin, Anthony Kane Juarez. At his request cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Friday, March 1, 2024, at Baca’s Funeral Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road. Inurnment of cremains will follow at the San Miguel Cemetery.Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Enedina Arballo (Niney Jimenez)

Jul 04, 1949 - Feb 10, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Enedina Arballo (Niney Jimenez), 74, went home to be with the Lord and Heaven gained another angel on February 10, 2024.She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She now has a perfect body with no aches or pains. Niney came into this world with a bang. She was born on July 4, 1949, and she always said, “all our country celebrates my birthday every year with fireworks.”She was a devout believer as she surrendered her life to God and was baptized as a young teenager. Niney loved the Lord with all her being and shared the Gospel with everyone who crossed her path. Through all her suffering for many years, she always had a good word to share and a thankful heart. Her devotion and gratefulness were captivating and humbling and in the midst of her physical pain, she ministered and prayed for others to come to know the Lord.Niney is survived by her husband of 29 years, David Arballo, her 3 stepchildren, Michelle (Daniel) Hopper, David Arballo, and Rebecca Arballo, 9 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, Manuel Jimenez, Ben Jimenez, Abel (Angel) Jimenez, 3 sisters, Martha (Ernie) Tafoya, Ernestina “India” (Oscar) Matancillas, Loida (Martin) Vasquez, sister-in-law Mary Jane Jimenez and many nephews and nieces.Niney was preceded in death by her parents, Mateo and Aurora Jimenez, brother Jose Jimenez, sister Paula Garay, and sisters-in-law Margaret Jimenez and Carolina Jimenez.A visitation for Niney will be held at 12pm on February 29, 2024, at Family Worship and Praise Center (The First Apostolic Church), 1205 Ridgetop. A celebration of life will follow starting at 1pm. Concluding services and interment will be at Masonic Cemetery, 760 South Compress Road. A reception will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2900 Elks Drive. All are welcome.Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapaelslascruces.com.

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Mary Helene Bobick

Dec 25, 1942 - Feb 03, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Mary Helene Bobick,81, of Las Cruces, NM passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Mary graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1962. She retired from Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division in 2009 where she worked as a secretary for 30 years. She moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2010 to be near her children. She is survived by her son Robert Bobick of CA, her daughter Kelly Lamarco of Las Cruces, NM, her two granddaughters Amanda Bobick, Samantha Lamarco and a great grandson. She is missed and loved by her family every day. At Mary’s request cremation has taken place. A candle lighting memorial will be held at 7pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Young’s Park in 850 South Walnut, Las Cruces, NM Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Rodrigo Vásquez Aranda

Mar 13, 1957 - Feb 18, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Con profunda tristeza anunciamos el fallecimiento de nuestro querido esposo, padre, abuelo, y hermano Rodrigo Vásquez Aranda “Rigo”. Dejo este mundo el día 18 de Febrero, 2024 en Las Cruces, NM rodeado de su familia.Nació el 13 de Marzo de 1957 en Sta. Elena, Chihuahua México. Hijo de Manuela Aranda (+) y Jesús Vásquez (+). Fue el séptimo de nueve hermanos: Celestina (+), Oscar, Jesús (Chombe+), Oralia, Belia (Prieta), Velia (Guera), Socorro, Jesús (Chuyin+). A la edad de 17 años se casó con María Jesús Galindo Domínguez. Sus hijos Carlos (+) y Rodrigo (+), Eira Olivas (Ernesto), Liliana Reyes (Carlos), Mariela Coe (Mark), Melissa Castillo (Brian), Carla Tavares, Ivan Lopez, y Jennifer Vasquez. Sus queridos nietos Jesús Olivas, Livan Olivas, Jaime Rivera, Carlos Reyes, Elian Olivas, Dylan Olivas, Diego Reyes, Sevastyan Reyes, Thiago Coe, Camila Castillo y baby Castillo, Alondra, Tadeo, y Ezequiel. Sus bisnietos Ximena y Mateo Olivas. Rigo fue un hombre de un gran corazón que siempre recibía a todos las personas con su bella sonrisa y brazos abiertos. Se quitaba la camisa para dársela a quien la necesitaba. Su memoria va quedar con nosotros para siempre! En nombre de nuestra familia les damos gracias por sus oraciones y todo el apoyo brindado hacia el. Se llevará a cabo una vigilia de oración el jueves 22 de febrero de 2024 en Bacas Funeral Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road. Las visitas comenzarán a las 05:00 p.m. y el rezo del Rosario comenzará a las 19:00 horas. La Misa de funeral se celebrará a las 12:00 horas. El Viernes 23 de Febrero de 2024 en la Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora de la Salud, 1178 N Mesquite Street. El entierro y el rito de sepelio concluirán en el Cementerio Masónico, 760 S. Compress Road.Los arreglos del servicio se han confiado al cuidado de las Capillas Funerarias de Las Cruces y del Crematorio Sunset de Baca, 527-2222. Su proveedor exclusivo de “Atención conmemorativa para veteranos y familiares”. Para condolencias en línea inicie sesión en

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Larry Everett Dawson

Sep 02, 1952 - Feb 04, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

In loving memory of Larry Everett Dawson, age 71, who peacefully passed away on February 4th, 2024. Larry was born on September 2nd, 1952, in El Paso, TX, to Louis and Jeanne Dawson,

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David Cordero

Died : Jan 28, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

DAVID CORDERO, age 72, lifelong resident of Las Cruces entered eternal life on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. David was born April 1951 to Margarita Ontiveros and Ramon Cordero. David retired from the City of Las Cruces as a Manager for the Transfer Station Department.Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Christensen (Jordan) and son, Phillip Cordero; his loving companion of 15 years, Josie Lopez, all of Las Cruces; a sister, Connie Herrera of Las Vegas, NV; five grandchildren as well as his stepchildren, Bonnie Madrid (Alejandro) of El Paso, TX., Lonnie Gallegos of Las Cruces and Andrew Gallegos of Mesilla and 4 step-grandchildren. Other survivors include his loving Cat, Scarlett. David was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Terry Gil.Visitation for David will be from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Baca’s Funeral Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road. The Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 11 AM aThe Basilica of San Albino, 2070 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately thereafter. At his request cremation will follow and Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date.Serving as casket bearers will be Jordan Christensen, Arturo Chavez, Alejandro Madrid, Armando Herrera, Joe Hernandez, and Julian Perez. Honorary bearers: Phillip Cordero, Parker Christensen, DeLoss Christensen, Blas Molina, Michael Cordero. There will be a reception at 1:00 located at Palacio in Mesilla NM for all who would like to attend. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Jonah Hernandez

May 27, 1988 - Feb 11, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Officer Jonah Hernandez May 27, 1988 - February 11, 2024 Jonah Hernandez, 35 of El Paso, Texas, entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2024 due to injuries received in the line of duty as a Las Cruces police officer while responding to a trespassing incident. Jonah had served with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years. Jonah was born on May 27, 1988 to Rebecca Gutierrez and Jerry Hernandez in Arcadia, CA. After attending high school he went on to work with his father Jerry. Later he decided to join an electrical trade school program and began working as an electrician. It was then he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. Jonah had a strong desire to work as a police officer because he believed in making a positive impact in people's lives, in being in a position to help those in need, and ensure the safety of individuals and families. In June 2022 he graduated from the academy with the department’s largest graduating class to become a police officer with the Las Cruces Police Department. Jonah had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, brave, and his greatest joy came from spending quality time with his loved ones. Whatever he did, he did it whole heartedly. His laughter was so contagious it would fill our hearts with warmth and happiness. He cared so deeply for the people around him. He was kind and passionate, a loving husband, son, brother and a devoted father. His departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound which is gravely felt by his entire family and countless others who loved him deeply. He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his family and friends. He truly loved each one of them and if you knew him, you knew it. Jonah touched the lives of many with his kindness, bravery, and unwavering commitment to justice. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him. As we bid farewell, let us remember Jonah as an inspiration and a shining example of what it means to serve others with selflessness and compassion. Jonah is preceded in death by his grandparents Francisco and Maria Gutierrez and Margarita Hernandez. He is survived by his wife Yesenia Lopez, sons Sebastian Jonah Hernandez, Joaquin Leonel Hernandez, parents Rebecca Gutierrez, Jerry Hernandez, siblings Victoria Hernandez, Elijah De La Luz, grandfather Marcos Hernandez his brothers by choice Chris Ornelas, Joshua Torres his friend officer Carlos Hernandez and many more family and friends. Jonah was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Those he leaves behind will always honor and cherish his memory. Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday February 21, 2024 at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest Dr, El Paso, Texas 79907. A Graveside will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 401 S Zaragoza Rd. El Paso, Texas 79907. Plants are prefered but flowers are welcomed also.

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Ernestine S. Medina

Apr 28, 1934 - Feb 10, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

Our Heavenly Father has called upon his beautiful daughter, Ernestine S. Medina, to come home to be held in His loving arms amongst all His angels. Ernestine received her angel wings early Saturday morning on February 10th, 2024.Ernestine S. Medina was born to Jose H. Smith of Las Cruces, NM, and Marta M. Smith of Zacatecas, Mexico on April 28th, 1934, in Las Cruces, NM. She graduated from Las Cruces Union High School in 1953.On January 30th, 1954, she married the love of her life, Danny M. Medina, and had four daughters. Ernestine was an outstanding member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council 1226 since 1975. She helped run the family business as the bookkeeper for Hiebert's Fine Foods Restaurant for 40 years. She was very well known for decorating the restaurant for every holiday, especially on Veteran’s Day.Ernestine enjoyed traveling with her husband to many different places such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Belarus, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Russia, England, France, Gibraltar, Morocco, China, Canada, and many more places in the US. She enjoyed camping with her family and friends, playing horseshoes, swimming, sewing, leading wedding marches, dancing, listening to mariachi music, watching the Dallas football games as well as the local high school football games that she would attend every Friday night with Danny. Ernestine loved spending quality time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and dog, Daisy Mae.Ernestine loved and cherished her family the most. She is survived by her three daughters Anna D. Medina, Erica M. Gabalis, and Yvonne Flores (spouse Hilario Flores), five granddaughters Katlyn Gabalis, Katrina Gabalis, Melissa Farrugia, Nesha Sowers, and Nicole, one grandson, Nathan Sowers, several great-grandchildren, her brother Victor Smith (spouse Julie Smith), and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny M. Medina, her daughter Marta “Nana” O. Sowers, granddaughter Katalina Gabalis, great-granddaughter Hillary Farruggia, sister Mary Smith, brother Jose Smith (spouse Dorothy Smith), and her parents Jose and Marta Smith. In memory of our beautiful mother, Ernestine S. Medina, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, please take good care of your loved ones, give someone you love a hug and tell them you love them. We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father for blessing our lives with such a strong woman, she lived her life with faith, kindness, humility, courage, strength, hard work, hope, and love. On behalf of all the family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love, prayers, and support during this incredibly sad and difficult time. She has gone to her forever home to be with our Good Lord and her "Sugar". We know she is at peace and now we all have another beautiful angel above to watch over us. Per her request, there will be no services at this time. The family is asking that if you can, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Ernestine S. Medina. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Oscar H. Ramirez

Dec 15, 1997 - Feb 03, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

It is with the heaviest of our hearts that we share the unexpected tragic loss of our beloved son, father, brother, grandson, nephew, Oscar H. Ramirez, 26 of Las Cruces, NM, who entered eternal life on February 3rd,2024. Oscar was born on December 15th, 1997, in Las Cruces, NM to Cecilia Mancha and Oscar O. Ramirez.His loss was completely unexpected, and the family is shocked and deeply saddened. A beloved son, father, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. He worked as a painter for Meraz Painting. Oscar was a loving father to his four children he cherished. He was very detailed in caring for his children. Oscar was very outgoing as he was always the center of attention while making the family laugh at family gatherings and events. Oscar shared a contagious smile as he fulfilled everyone with his love and laughter. Oscar enjoyed his hobbies, as he loved playing basketball in his free time. Loved hanging out with the family for big sporting events. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers. Oscar is survived by his parents Cecilia Mancha (Marcos) of Las Cruces, Oscar Ramirez (Karina) of Phoenix: His loving girlfriend Alyssa Lorraine Spaulding of Las Cruces; His four children he cherished, Ava Rose Ramirez, Camila Breille Ramirez, Emiliano Emmanuel Ramirez, Jayden Ramirez all of Las Cruces; six siblings, Giselle Mancha (Luis Veloz), Andrea Mancha of Las Cruces, Jazmine Ramirez, Joshua Ramirez, Jovany Ramirez, Jariel Ramirez of Phoenix. His Maternal Grandparents, Arcelia Ramirez, Raul H. Ramirez of Las Cruces; His Paternal Grand Parents, Anna Medina (Martin), Oscar A. Ramirez of Las Cruces; Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.Oscar is preceded in death by his uncles, Manuel A. Mancha, Jose P. Mancha, Santos J. Mancha; Aunts, Yesenia Mancha, Gavina Mancha; Cousin, Whindiar Mancha; Grandparents, Lucita Molina, Mariano Molina.Serving as Casket bearers are, Oscar O. Ramirez, Marcos Mancha, Juan Ramirez, Joshua Ramirez, Horacio Ramirez ad Christian Pimentel. Oscar will be greatly missed by family and friends. Visitation for Oscar will begin at 5 PM Monday February 19, 2024, at the at Baca’s Funeral Chapels 300 E Boutz Rd. with the Prayer Vigil at 6 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 10 AM at St Genevieve’s Catholic Church 100 S Espina . The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardes where he will be laid to rest. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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MARGARET AGNES BALIZAN

Jan 28, 1941 - Jan 28, 2024

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Las Cruces, NM

The family of MARGARET AGNES “AGGIE” BALIZAN, of Las Cruces NM., is saddened to announce her unexpected passing on January 28, 2024, at the age of 83. Aggie was born in Las Cruces to Santiago and Josefa Valles on January 28, 1941. She married the love of her life, Mike Balizan, on September 12, 1970. They built a life and a home together in San Ysidro.She was a dedicated employee of White’s Home and Auto, then Dona Ana MDWCA, where she retired after 23 years of work. She continued to contribute by serving on the MDWCA board after retirement.Aggie was a warm, fun-loving, and stylish woman. She enjoyed tending to her gardens, playing at New Mexico’s casinos, listening to mariachi music, watching Hallmark Movies, and planning lunch dates with friends. She will be remembered for her generosity, like gifting her famous rum cakes, biscochos, and crocheted blankets to family, friends, acquaintances, and any helpful salesclerks at places she did business.In her passing, Agnes will be reunited with beloved husband, Mike Balizan; her parents, Santiago, and Josefa Valles; brother, Manuel Valles; sister, Celia Carbajal; and nephew, Ruben V. Carbajal.Aggie is survived by a sister, Ina Lucero and brother, Jim Valles of Las Cruces. She was a cherished aunt throughout her life, caring for nieces and nephews like her own children. She will be forever lovingly remembered by: Vangie and Joe Tellez, Bennie and Julie Lucero, James and Alice Lucero, Rita and John Banegas, Debbie and Marvin Paz, and Rosie Carbajal; great-nieces and nephews: Joe J. Tellez (Nancy), Lisa Hernandez (Richard), Danny Lucero (Priscilla), Vicky Lucero, John Lucero (Nicole), Laurie Martinez (Miguel), Amber Ortiz (Robert), Isaac Banegas (Jessica), Bobby Butler (Talitha), Vanessa Ruottinen (Preston). At her request cremation has taken place and the Prayer Vigil will begin at 2:30 PM Thursday, February 22, 2024, at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina Street where the Memorial Mass will follow immediately thereafter. Inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapel of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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