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Mercedes M. Calanchi

November 2, 1939 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 79)

Mercedes M. "Tete" Ted Calanchi,79, Deming resident passed away Tuesday November 6, 2018 at his residence in a peaceful environment as he chose to go to his Lord.

Visitation will begin Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock November 12, 2018 at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the funeral service will be held at 6.  A graveside will be held Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 1o'clock in the afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

Mercedes was born November 2,1939 to Juanita "Lila" Morales and Julian Calanchi in Pyote, Texas. He came to Deming in 1964 and dedicated his life to agriculture and iron works.  On May 20, 1966 he married Olivia Estrada in Deming and raised their family here. He was of the Christian faith. 

Mercedes is survived by his wife of 52 years Olivia Calanchi; 2 sons, James (Judy) Calanchi and Ronald (John) Calanchi; 2 daughters, Melissa (Vince) Orozco and Leticia (Felix) Barraza; brothers, Alfredo, Enrique, Ernesto, Larry, David Calanchi and Oscar Aguilar; sisters, Elena, Eloisa, Elvira, Alicia, Linda and Sylvia Calanchi; Michelle Anstedi granddaughter; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents Julian and Juanita "Lila" Calanchi; 2 sons; Ronald and Patrick Calanchi; siblings, Gregorio, Julian, Lupe, Florinda Calanchi and Fred Estrada who passed away this year.

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