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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann McPhee on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Barbara was born on September 3, 1940 to Stanley and Mary Strugala. In 1984, she became the wife of John McPhee. As they were nearly inseparable, it is difficult to talk about Barbara without talking about John.

His job led them to live in various locations throughout the United States where they made many friends. In 2006, they moved to Truth or Consequences following the devastation to their home in Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina. They quickly became part of the community by joining the Catholic Church, participating in tai chi groups, and socializing with others in various local eateries.

Barbara will be remembered as a funny, free-spirited character who enjoyed helping others, traveling, her dog (Willie), her friends, the Catholic Church, pastries, and talking, but not necessarily in that order. Barbara will be missed by many for her kindness, willingness to lend a hand, and her sense of humor.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband but survived by many friends who carry her spirit with them.

Heartfelt thanks to Ambercare for their great staff and amazing, generous, and loving volunteers. She was fortunate to have the top-notch support when she needed it. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sierra County Cancer Assistance, H.C. 32 Box 8174, Truth or Consequences, NM  87901.

A Prayer Vigil will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church led by Gary Montoya.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. officiated by Rev. Don Hyatt, CSB.  Rite of Committal will follow at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery.


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  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    So long Barabra……………..Ken
    ~ Ken Riedemann   T or C, NM
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez