Debra Ann Palacios

                    April 20, 1970  -  October 3, 2009


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Debra Ann Palacios 39, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Saturday, October 3, 2009 in the comfort of her residence. She was born April 20, 1970 in Silver City to Luis E. Palacios and Natalia (Jaramillo) Palacios. She was co-owner of the family owned El Paisano Restaurant. She loved catering and serving customers and friends. She was a huge fan of the Raider nation. She also was a proud sponsor and supporter of the Grant County Toy Run. Debra was well known as a local bartender; known all around Silver City. She loved being around family, friends and children. She enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. In her youth, she was a huge fan of music, ranging from your heavy metal to your soft music. No matter the song she was always in tune. From the memories of Oz Fest to early MC Hammer she could always vibe, groove and head bang. In her greatest moments she was a very inspirational person and touched the hearts of many. Even in sickness and health, she was a shoulder to lean on, someone to confide in with the understanding to never point a finger; but understand with compassion and always, always put a smile on your face. To never forget you will always live in your family’s hearts until the end of time. So always remember as along as we live we’ll never forget Deb. She will always live in the hearts of her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and most importantly mom, Natalia and dad Luis Palacios. She is survived by two brothers, James Palacios of Silver City; Paul Palacios and companion Brenda of Silver City; five sisters, Yvonne; Sylvia, Bernadine and Dolores (Dodie) Palacios of Silver City; Patsy (Palacios) Mays and husband James A. Mays of Mesa, AZ; nieces and nephews, James Jr., Jose Luis, Clarissa, Tianna, Pauline, Ernest, Erika, Conrad, Meshale, Trinidad, Michael Jr., Katherine, Rudy, Yvonne, James III and James Luis; numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Natalia Palacios. Visitation will be Thursday, October 8th at Terrazas Funeral Chapels from 4-7pm with Deacon Bill Holguin reciting the prayer vigil and holy rosary beginning at 7pm. The funeral liturgy will be Friday, October 9th at 2pm at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Robert Becerra officiating. The interment will follow at St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Palacios Jr., Jose Luis Palacios, Ernesto Rodriguez, Trinidad Ortiz, Rudy Fierro, James A. Mays III, James Palacios Sr. and Paul Palacios. Honorary pallbearers Kyree Ratliffe, Xoeius Ratliffe, Conrad Chavira, Michael Ortiz Jr., Debante Wallace, James Luis Mays, DJanique Wallace, Yvonne Fierro, Amanda Burk, Mindy Perez, Wendy Perez, Judy Marquez and many, many other friends and family. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ (575)537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.



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Born: April 20, 1970

Place of Birth: Silver City, NM

Death: October 3, 2009

Place of Death: Silver City, NM 88061

Occupation: Co-owner El Paisano Restaurant


James Palacios, Brother

Paul Palacios, Brother

Yvonne Palacios, Sister

Sylvia Palacios, Sister

Bernadine Palacios, Sister

Patsy (Palacios) Mays, Sister

Dolores (Dodie) Palacios, Sister

James Jr., Jose Luis, Clarissa, Tianna, Pauline, Ernest, Erika, Conrad, Meshale, Trinidad, Michael Jr., Katherine, Rudy, Yvonne, James III and James Luis; , Nieces and nephews


Luis Palacios, Father

Natalia (Jaramillo) Palacios, Mother


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