Jan. 7, 2001 Deaths

January 06, 2001


A memorial service will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for W.E. "Bill" Young Jr., 82., of Calipatria, who died Jan. 3 in his home.

The Rev. Abraham Williams, a family friend, will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Young was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Calipatria in the same home in which he died. He had been in declining health since having a stroke in April 1999.

He attended and graduated from Calipatria schools and graduated from Brawley Junior College. In his senior year at the University of Southern California he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Engineers combat battalion for four and a half years during World War II.


He married Betty Joan Moore in 1946 in Los Angeles.

After his discharge he returned to Calipatria where he lived and farmed until his death. He had been in declining health following a stroke in 1999.

Mr. Young served with the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation service county committee and the ASC state committee. He was on the board of directors for CalCot and served for 12 years on the Calipatria Unified School District Board of Trustees.

School officials recently named the new middle school in Calipatria after him.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by a son, William E. Young III.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Young of Calipatria; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Lori Young of Brawley; granddaughter and husband, Gina and Dustin Dockstader of Brawley; grandson, William Russell Young of Brawley; nieces, June Jensen and Patty Vilven, both of San Diego; and several great-nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent Bill Young Jr. Middle School, 601 W. Main St., Calipatria, CA 92233; and Friend of the Meyer Memorial Library, P.O. Box 204, Calipatria, CA 92233.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Evelyn F. Mann, 93, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in her home.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel with Bishop Tracy Mattice of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fourth ward.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Mann was born March 1, 1907, in Virdena, Ill. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1923 and to the Imperial Valley in 1927.

Mrs. Mann became a telephone operator, a job she did off and on until 1941.

She married Merle Mann on Feb. 19, 1930, in Yuma. The couple moved to Jacumba for two years and then to Los Angeles for a brief time and then returned to Brawley, where she lived until her death.

Her husband established the M. Mann Co. in 1934.

Mrs. Mann joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 13, 1951, and was a faithful member.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Mann on March 20, 1975; son, Myron Mann on March 8, 1969, and one great-grandchild, Patrick Hann.

Survivors include her daughter, Veva Hann of Brawley; grandchildren, Samy and Less Pyle of Ava, Mo., Jeb S. and Kathy Hann of Winchester, Vicki Lynn Giedman of Poway, Mike Mann of Reno, Nev., Lisa and Jaime Mancilla of Indio, and Leslie and David Jensen of Groton, Conn.; and 15 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Nettie L. Higginbottom, 102, of Holtville, who died Jan. 3 in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God in Holtville with the Rev. Art Zeigler officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Higginbottom was born Dec. 25, 1898, in Oklahoma. After moving to the Imperial Valley, "Aunt Nettie" as she liked to be called, she lived most of her life in Holtville. She enjoyed reading and talking about the Bible and listening to Christian radio. She was co-grand marshal of the 1999 Holtville Carrot Parade.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, including Susie Bentley, Edna Keith and Woodrow, Clyde and Clifford Faulkner, all of Holtville.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Dora Faulkner of Holtville; nieces, Peggy Murphy of Claypool, Ariz., Nancy Bentley of Lumberton, Texas, Phyllis Price and Shirley Bentley, both of El Centro, and Shirley Zeigler of Holtville; nephew, Willie Nelson of Holtville; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

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