Obituaries (09/19/13)

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AVALOS — Shirley A. Avalos, age 63, born in Albuquerque, a resident of Socorro for the past nine years, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. She was a member of San Miguel Catholic Church. She was happily married to her beloved husband, Jose, for 45 years. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family, for whom she loved to cook and bake. She also loved her dogs Chiquita, Ming, Mingy and Spanky. Shirley, you are dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zemke.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Jose E. Avalos; brother Pete Avalos; sister Rosemary Anzures and Lawrence Anzures; six godchildren, Vicente and family, Rebecca and family, Ricardo and family, Paul Richard and family, Monique and family, and Marcos; close nieces Darlene and Mary; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
All services will be held at the San Miguel Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, beginning with a viewing at 9:30 a.m., followed by a rosary at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the San Miguel Cemetery. A reception will be held at the family’s residence, and donations of food and drinks will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. Pallbearers will be Vincente Anzures, Dimitri Anzures, Niko Anzures, Lawrence Anzures, Anthony Torres and Ricardo Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearer will be Juan Carlos Gonzales.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

GONZALES — Richard “Richie” Gonzales, 43, a resident of Las Cruces, formerly of Luis Lopez, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Houston at the Methodist Transplant Hospital after a long battle with heart failure. A viewing will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Daniels Family Funeral Home, 309 Garfield St., Socorro. A rosary will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass to celebrate Richie’s life at 9:30 a.m.