Obituaries (03/27/14)

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SALOME — Our beloved George left this world to meet our Lord on March 20, 2014. George Patrick Salome, Sr., was born on March 17, 1941 in Socorro, New Mexico. His parents, Leo and Evelyn Salome; and the mother of his two sons, Mable (Silva) Salome, precede him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Salome; his two sons, George Patrick Salome, Jr. and wife Melissa; Anton Salome and wife Moniqua; two grandchildren, Mia and Rylee; two sisters, Jeanette and husband Sam Atencio Jr; Joann and husband Nick Sais and their daughter Jonique Sais; and his brothers-in-law, Polo Herrera; Mike Herrera; and Billy Silva. He is also survived by his best friend and constant companion, Oscar Palomino. George loved and cherished his family and friends above all and lived his life to the fullest, even during a prolonged illness, accepting his challenges with bravery and courage. George will be remembered as a kind and generous man with a quick wit and always telling stories and bringing humor to every conversation. George will be missed, but will remain forever in our hearts. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church, 1178 N. Mesquite Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. A visitation will then be held later on Monday evening from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel. The Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday morning at 10:00am with Deacon Mike Ybarra at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, NM 87801, followed by a  Rite of Committal in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam Atencio, Nick Sais, Polo Herrera, Michael Herrera, James D’Agostino, Ricky Herrera, Oscar Plomino, and Leroy Baca.  Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Lalla; Bill Rily; and Eddie Abraham. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave Las Cruces New Mexico 88001. To sign the online guest book visit www.GetzCares.com. George’s care has also been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

To view information or leave a condolence, you may also visit www.danielsfuneral.com.

BEHNKE — Carliss “Karl” Roland Behnke, age 77, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his home in Socorro, NM surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oconto, WI, on May 1, 1936, to Roland and Lucille Vandress Behnke. Karl served his country as a member of the US Coast Guard from 1957 until his retirement in 1977. He spent many years as a successful business man in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Karl will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marilyn Trepanier, Virginia Rasmassen, Chyrleen Wiedenhaft and Bonnie Behnke; brothers, Dean, Sherdean and Roger Behnke. Karl is survived by wife of 13 years, Glenda L. (Easley) Behnke; step children, Ty Zimmerman and wife, Missy and Kim Milligan and husband, Kenny; sister, Donna Barribeau; brother, Jay Behnke and wife, Linda; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Karl’s life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 am at the family home at 405 N. Melody Lane, Socorro. Inurnment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Karl’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530