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Robert Steven Fiol

January 26, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Robert Steven Fiol, 62, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary. Pastor Dan Jarrell of Western Avenue Baptist Church of Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Fiol was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Brawley. He was raised and attended schools in Brawley. He served in the U.S Air Force from 1956 to 1960, in which he played the trumpet for the Air Force band and had the opportunity to play for President Dwight Eisenhower. He married Evangelina Flores in Brawley on Nov. 15, 1975.

Mr. Fiol learned to play the trumpet at an early age and enjoyed playing for church. He also worked at several jobs in the Valley, probably the longest as a desk clerk at the Planters Hotel in Brawley for more than 15 years.


Survivors include his wife, Angie Fiol of Brawley; daughter, Gloria Valenzuela of Pomona; son, Raymond Valenzuela of Bakersfield; brother, Richard Fiol of Sacramento; sisters, Cynthia Chavez of Brawley and Nella Burnette of Minorsville, Utah; father, Jesse Fiol of Brawley; seven grandchildren and one-great-grandchild.


Services are pending for Maria Luisa Lopez-Luna, 56, of Brawley, who died of a cardiac arrest Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Burial will be in Mexicali.

Mrs. Lopez-Luna was born May 27, 1944, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. She came to the Imperial Valley from Michoacan in 1963. She married Johnny Luna in Yuma in 1963. She worked for Roger Food Corp. from 1988 to 1998.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Luna, in 1976.

Survivors include her sons, Manuel Lopez-Luna of Brawley and Antonio Lopez-Luna of Santa Rosa; daughter, Maria Cruz Gonzalez of Mexico; and three grandchildren.

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