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Obituaries

Curtis "LeRoy" Frazier, 81

Curtis "LeRoy" Frazier, 81, went on to his eternal rest June 1,2024. LeRoy is survived by Danuta, his loving wife of almost 30 years, stepchildren and grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his …

Dr. Joseph Leon VanWie, 82

Dr. Joseph Leon VanWie died May 16, 2024 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  He was born in Alexandria, Minnesota May 2, 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor.  Growing up in Garfield, Minnesota, a …

Len Lo Presto, 81

Len Lo Presto, 81, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away on April 11, 2024, at 1:20 p.m. while in ICU at Memorial Medical Center, with wife Linda, and his daughter by his side. He'd had lung surgery 2/26, …

Robert Troy Mims, 89

Robert Troy Mims, 89 passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2024, in Las Cruces, NM. He was born on March 19, 1935, in Las Cruces to Corrie (Watson) Mims and Marion Mims. Robert graduated from …

Charles “Chuck” Fredrick Murrell, 82

Charles “Chuck” Fredrick Murrell of Las Cruces, New Mexico, left this life peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2024. Chuck was born July 27, 1941, to Elizabeth Celeste and C. Hudson …

Karen Marie Banks Lupien, 61

Karen Marie Banks Lupien, 61, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Karen was born on January 8, 1963 to William and Josephine Banks in Davenport, Iowa. The family moved to Roswell, NM …

Mary Agnes Wilcox, 73

Mary Agnes Wilcox, 73, of Las Cruces, passed away peacefully at home on April 11, 2024 in the city she loved. Mary was born July 3, 1950 to Merlin (PeeWee) and Emma (Sis) Warnke in Boonville, MO …

Gayle Radom

Gayle Radom was an ardent advocate for justice, equality, and politics.  She came to the Valley in 2000 and brought with her invaluable experience and energy of those lessons learned while …
Frederick Frank Lenway (74) died on March 24, 2024, in Las Cruces, NM.  Fred was born on June 12, 1949, in Syracuse, NY to Frederick Junior Lenway and Betty De Garmo.  He spent his early …
Linda Lee Garrett Tharp of Las Cruces, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday October 21, 2023 at Desert Peak assisted living. She was 83 years of age. Linda was born May 9, 1940, in Ardmore, …
Jose (Joe, Joseph) Raymond Avila III, age 59, passed away on March 16, 2024, surrounded by his sisters. Joseph was born in Springer, NM on March 12, 1965. Joseph last resided in Las Cruces, New …
Well-known Roswell jeweler Patricia (Pat) Lilley died March 11 at age 95.    While she never lived in Las Cruces, Lilley and her late husband James (Jim) had many connections to Las …
Karen Louise (Braunlin) Hand, age 71 of Las Cruces, NM died on March 6, 2024, in the presence of family. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 20,1952 to the late Edgar and Ethel Braunlin. …
Joanne Elizabeth Brown joined Jesus in eternity early Saturday morning, March 2, 2024 after battling cancer for 5 years. She was a long-time guest at the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission and beloved …
It is with deep sorrow and immense love that we mourn the passing of Roger George Mosier, a cherished member of our community, beloved uncle, and friend to many. Roger passed away on Monday, January …
Shirley Alford  passed away unexpectedly on December 18, 2023 at the age of 72.  Shirley was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend. She graduated from NMSU with a BA in Journalism and …
Milton Gregory de Rouen, affectionately known as Greg, passed away on December 29th, 2023 with his family beside him. He is survived by his wife Lisa, 7 children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren as …
Mary Jane Garcia, a retired state senator, business owner and community advocate born in the village of Doña Ana and served in the legislature from 1988 to 2012 representing the county, passed …
Betsy Rawls, winner of 55 LPGA tournaments including eight majors, died in October at age 95. She was one of only two golfers (the other is Mickey Wright) to have won four U.S. Women’s Open …
Several years ago a radio interviewer asked Terry Alvarez, the one-of-a-kind, force-of-nature “Storydancer” who passed away on Dec. 8 after a long illness, about a life changing decision …
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