Manuela R. Perea

January 03, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Manuela R. Perea, 84, of Calexico, who died Monday in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico with the Rev. Edmundo Zarate officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Perea was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Presidio, Texas. She was raised in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. She moved to Mexicali in 1956, residing there until her family moved to Calexico in 1970.

She was very involved in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Calexico.

Survivors include her husband, Heriberto Perea of Calexico; children, Maria Elena Mora and Carmen Buelna, both of Mexicali, Arturo Perea of La Mesa, Mexico, Elvira Meza, Victor Perea and Nora Smelser, all of San Diego, Oscar Perea of Las Vegas, Lourdes Preciado of Indio, Hector Perea of Santee, Gloria Schipansky of Spring Valley, Guadalupe Valenzuela and Heriberto Perea Jr., both of Calexico, and Norma Chacon of Illinois; sisters, Sara Gamboa of Demming, N.M., Josefina Lopez of El Paso, Texas, and Rafaela and Socorro Villa, both of Chihuahua; 37 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.



Memorial services were Dec. 22 in the desert near Holtville and at 10 a.m. Friday in Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel in Fresno for Charles Keith Huey, 73, of El Centro, who died Dec. 13 in El Centro.

Mr. Huey was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Tabor, Iowa. His family moved to Mendota in 1936 and he graduated from Tranquility High School in 1946.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. He worked for Tidewater Oil and then for Getty Oil, retiring in 1985 after 39 years of service.

Mr. Huey spent his last summers in Canada and winters in Southern California with his companion, Kim Blevins.

He was an avid reader, loved traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was proficient at home-improvement projects and was always willing to help others when needed, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Lambert, in 1976.

Survivors include his companion, Kim Blevins of El Centro; sisters, Edith Herrin of Clearlake and Ruby Smalley of Mendota; sister and brother-in-law, Fae Bandoni Machado and Don Machado of Holtville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Ann Huey of Fresno and Robert and Nancy Huey of Sanger; 18 nieces and nephews, 32 grand-nieces and grand-nephews and four great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews.

The family suggests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post or the donor's favorite charity.


Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Jessie Mae Lawless, 84, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in Royal Convalescent Hospital in Brawley.

Mrs. Lawless was born Oct. 31, 1916, in Marlow, Okla. She married Roy W. Lawless in El Reno, Okla., in 1939.

She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Eastern Star. She was an expert seamstress and made her own clothes, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Lawless, on Dec. 25, 1974; and her sister, Leora H. Jones.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Harold L. and Kathleen Burns of Bakersfield; four nieces, one nephew and other family members.

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