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Juan Luis Villavicencio

January 31, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Juan Luis Villavicencio, 6, of Blythe, who died in an auto accident Friday. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria with the Rev. Amador Lopez officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Juan Luis was born Sept. 28, 1994, in Brawley. He was a kindergartner at Margaret White Elementary School in Blythe.

He loved his teacher, enjoyed skateboarding and riding his scooter, playing video games and playing with his cousins and friends, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Juan Villavicencio, in 2000; and uncle, John Paul Flores in 2001.

Survivors include his mother, Veronica Flores of Blythe; father, Arthur Villavicencio of Imperial; brothers, Adrian Villavicencio of Brawley and Arthur Villavicencio Jr. of Blythe; maternal grandmother, Anita Flores of Calipatria; maternal grandfather, Luis Flores of Calipatria; paternal grandmother, Jenny Villavicencio of Imperial; maternal great-grandmother, Josefina Flores of Calipatria; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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JOHN PAUL FLORES

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for John Paul Flores, 22, of Calipatria, who died in an auto accident Friday. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria with the Rev. Amador Lopez officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Flores was born Nov. 3, 1978, in Brawley. He was raised and attended schools in Calipatria. He graduated from the Sierra Nevada Job Corps in 1999. He worked for Mitsui Components in Casa Grande, Ariz., and later for STC Wireless Resources in Tempe, Ariz.

He loved his family, enjoyed basketball and was an avid Oakland Raiders football fan, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Luis Flores, in 1979; maternal grandmother, Beneranda Hisel, in 1974; and maternal grandfather, Lawrence Hisel in 1989.

Survivors include his mother, Anita Flores of Calipatria; father, Luis Flores of Calipatria; sisters, Ana Flores of Calipatria and Veronica Flores of Blythe; brother, Silvester Flores of Calipatria; grandmother, Josefina Flores of Calipatria; nephew, Arthur Villavicencio of Blythe; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

RENE G. CA--EZ

Visitation was from 4 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 in Funeraria Jardin de la Esperanza in Mexicali for Rene G. Cañez., 66, of Calexico, who died Jan. 18 in his home.

Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Jardin de la Esperanza Cemetery in Mexicali.

Mr. Cañez was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Mexicali, and moved to Calexico at a young age. He was employed by the city of Calexico and also worked as a technician for more than 25 years.

Mr. Cañez was a member of the Bohemio Club in Mexicali. He was involved in helping his friends and enjoyed classical music, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha T. Cañez of Calexico; daughters; Susy and Renata Cañez, both of Calexico; daughter and son-in-law, Maria de Jesus and Ernesto Estrella of Calexico; sons and daughters-in-law, Jose and Maria Cañez and Rene and Esperanza Cañez, all of Calexico; and son, Oscar Cañez of Sacramento and numerous grandchildren.

JESUS "CHUY" CASTRO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville for Jesus "Chuy" Castro, 49, of Holtville, who died in an auto accident Friday. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's. The Rev. Cecilio Moraga will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Castro was born June 11, 1951, in Mexico. He worked for Maggio packing shed for 16 years. He was an independent trucker who enjoyed working on his cars and trucks.

Mr. Castro enjoyed being around his friends and was always willing to help others when needed, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sabina Castro, in 1991.

Survivors include his sisters, Maria Teresa Castro of Holtville and Teresa Castro Jauregui of Bakersfield; brother, Joseph Castro Castro of Holtville; father, Donato Castro Muro of Holtville; companion, Raquel Jimenez of Holtville; and sons, Jesse, Fernando, Denny, David and Anthony Castro, all of Holtville.

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