Jesus "Chuy" Castro

February 02, 2001

Mass was celebrated at 9 this morning in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville for Jesus "Chuy" Castro, 49, of Holtville, who died in an auto accident Jan. 26.

The Rev. Cecilio Moraga officiated.

Burial was 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 Castro Garcia 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.



Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for James Robert Green, 73, of Brawley, who died Jan. 25 in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Jeff Green and Jack Wright will officiate the services.

Burial will be in Imperial Valley Memorial Park in Imperial.

Mr. Green was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Merkel, Texas. He was raised in Texas, the Imperial Valley, Simi Valley and Coalinga. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He later returned to Brawley and married Carthell Graves on June 11, 1954.

He attended college in Coalinga, studying agriculture. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for local farmers for many years.

He was a member of Brawley Church of Christ. He was active in 4-H and Future Farmers of America, first with his children, then with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Green; and sister, Sarah Jo Brownell.

Survivors include his wife, Carthell Green of Brawley; daughters, Roberta Johnson and Terry Green, both of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Doris Sue and Harry Haley of Washington state; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Clydean Green of Brawley and Jerry and Delores Green of Texas; sister, Diana Goff of Oregon; grandchildren, Melissa Green of El Centro, Julie Anderson of Janesville and Dusti and Michael Johnson, both of Brawley; great-grandchildren, Shane Johnson of Brawley and Hayley and Colby Anderson, both of Janesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Custer-Christianson Mortuary at 124 S. Citrus Ave. in Covina for Opal Vera Swearingen, 84, of Covina, a former Westmorland resident who died Thursday in Covina.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Covina Assembly of God at 250 E. San Bernardino Road in Covina.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Eternal Hills Memorial Park at 1999 El Camino Real in Oceanside.

Mrs. Swearingen was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Tipton, Okla. She married Boyd Swearingen and moved to California in January 1939. She resided in Westmorland for more than 45 years before retiring to Vista. Mrs. Swearingen resided in Covina after suffering a stroke in Yucaipa.

Survivors include her twin sister and brother-in-law, Oma and Derward Brown of Bakersfield; sister, Arlis Stagg of Erick, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Carl Ford of Covina; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Shirley Swearingen of San Diego and Kerwin and Carol Swearingen of Anaheim; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Francisco Hernandez-Tejeda, 78, of Holtville, who died Jan. 7 in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville with the Rev. Cecilio Moraga officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Tejeda was born Oct. 4, 1922, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He worked in agriculture in the Valley for more than 60 years. He was a farm irrigator for various agriculture companies.

He loved his family and friends, according to family. His grandsons called him "Tata Pancho" and remembered that he would play and joke with them.

Survivors include his wife, Amalia Hernandez-Tejeda of Holtville; stepdaughter, Lina Lopez of Calexico; stepson, Oscar Lopez of Santa Ana; brother, Lucio Tejeda of Mexico; sister, Maria Elena Tejeda of Los Angeles; and nieces, Maria Elena Tejeda and Adela Alvarado, both of Los Angeles.

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