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Ronald Tharp

July 6, 1946 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 75)


Ronald Tharp, lifelong resident of Deming received his final call on Monday August 30th. He was the only child of Lena and Orley Tharp, born July 6, 1946. On August 2nd, 1969 he married his loving partner, Lois Phillips.

Ron was a fireman for the City of Deming for 23 years. He retired with the rank of Captain in 1989. After his retirement he enjoyed restoring old tractors and visiting with his many friends. He frequently helped in the flower shop that his parents opened in 1955. He most enjoyed making deliveries in the rural areas.

He is survived by his wife, Lois and his children, Susan Swope (James) and their daughters, Stephanie Moon (Wyatt) and Stacy Watkins (Colton), Nancy Prichard and her children, Ross and Amy and Tim Tharp (Heather) and their sons, Tyson and Brice.

We will have a Celebration of his Life on Thursday September 2nd at 10 AM at the Masonic Lodge, 1600 S. 8th where he was a life member. He was also a life member of the Mimbres Lodge. Please come and bring your favorite dessert and we will have coffee and ice cream to go with it after the service. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Tharp, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
September 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Masonic Lodge
1600 S. 8th St.,
Deming, NM 88030

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