Hilario Peraza

February 07, 2001

Visitation will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley for Hilario Peraza, 68, of Brawley, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Jorge Moreno officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Peraza was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Limon, Sinaloa, Mexico. He moved from Mexico to the Imperial Valley in the 1940s. He was a Westmorland resident for more than 40 years and last resided in Brawley.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Ascension and Felicia Peraza of Fresno; sisters, Virginia Herrera of Brawley and Guadalupe Cervantes of Lemoore; and several nieces and nephews.



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Francisco J. Lara, 54, of El Centro, who died Thursday in University of California San Diego Medical Center in La Jolla. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Lara was born Oct. 18, 1946, in the state of Sonora, Mexico. He lived in the Imperial Valley for 50 years, attending schools in Seeley and El Centro. He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro and attended Imperial Valley College. He worked for Kennedy's For Tires for the last 11 years, where he was considered a top salesman.

Mr. Lara previously worked for the old Firestone store in El Centro and for Goodyear Tires. He had owned and operated numerous businesses, including restaurants, arcades and presently with his son Frankie owned Twilight in El Centro.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a Babe Ruth baseball coach.

Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Lara of El Centro; mother, Angelina Lara of El Centro; daughter, Cathy Lara of Simi Valley; sons, Bobby Segovia and Frankie Lara, both of El Centro; brothers, Manuel and Robert Lara, both of El Centro, Fernando Lara of Riverside and Richard Lara of Mexicali; sisters, Maria L. Hernandez and Denise Garibay, both of El Centro; and grandchild, Jared Anchondo of Simi Valley.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Susan Ormand, 28, of Brawley, who died Saturday in her home.

A determination of a cause of death is pending investigation.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brawley. Bishop Tracy Mattice of Imperial Valley Fourth Ward will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Ormand was born Feb. 25, 1972, in Escondido. She was raised and attended schools in Brawley. She graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1990, where she was active in cheerleading, student government, band and community band.

She graduated from the Imperial Valley College nursing program in 1993. She worked for Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley and later worked for Gentiva Home Health Services.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Hickingbottom, on March 18, 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Ormand of Brawley; sons, Michael, Tyler and Zachary Ormand, all of Brawley; daughter, Sara Ormand of Brawley; mother, Karren Hickingbottom of Brawley; sisters, Debra Shreck of Brawley and Peggy Espinosa of Salinas; brothers, Kevin Hickingbottom of Lakeside and Wayne Hickingbottom of San Jose; maternal grandparents, Keith and Carol Brown of Salem, Ore.; parents-in-law, Mike and Darlene Ormand of Imperial; brother-in-law, Brian Ormand of Holtville; sister-in-law, Brittany Ormand of Imperial; grandmother-in-law, Helen Carver of Imperial; grandparents-in-law, Ed and Effie Ormand of Holtville; 14 nieces and nephews and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Susan Ormand Memorial Fund at Valley Independent Bank's Brawley branch.


Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for Danny Taylor, 43, of Brawley, who died of cancer Monday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. The Rev. Daryl Miller of First Christian Church of Brawley will officiate.

Mr. Taylor was born April 4, 1957, in Brawley. He was raised in Brawley and graduated from Brawley Union High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Taylor, in 1990.

Survivors include his mother, Patsy Taylor of Brawley; brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Dawn Taylor of Brawley; nephews, Max and Alex Taylor, both of Brawley; aunts and uncles, Jack and Alice Carley of Holtville and Bill and Bonnie Bellenfant and Jerry and Janice Taylor, all of Brawley; and uncle, Morris Carley of Holtville; and several cousins.


Services are pending for Leonard O. Mireles, 40, of El Centro, who died of heart complications Monday in his home.

Mr. Mireles was born April 24, 1960, in San Diego.

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