Russell Anderson

February 13, 2001

Funeral services were Feb. 3 in Racine, Wisc., for Russell Anderson, 69, of Little Rock, Ark., a former Imperial Valley resident who died Feb. 1 in Little Rock.

Mr. Anderson was born on May 8, 1931, in Racine. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1960. He later attended graduate school in Racine and became an industrial engineer. He previously worked for John Mansville, Xerox and A.O. Smith.

He entered Western State Law School in 1969. After he was admitted to the bar, Mr. Anderson opened an office in Orange County and later in the Imperial Valley in 1986. He then left private practice to work in the County Counsel's office.

In 1987 Mr. Anderson left the County Counsel's office and went back into private practice and to work on the public defender's panel for the U.S. magistrate.


He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Ralph Milton Anderson.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Pat Terena Anderson of Sacramento; stepdaughter, Suzanne Terena of Sacramento; stepson, Kevin Riley of St. George, Utah; son, Michael Anderson of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Kathy Bayer of Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Brian Shoemaker of Little Rock; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Joe Clinton of Rockford, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol Anderson of Racine; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Guadalupe De La O, 82, of Calexico, who died Saturday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A prayer service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico. The Rev. Edmundo Zarate of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Calexico will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. De La O was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Calipatria. She was raised in the San Jose and Palo Alto area. She moved to Mexicali in 1943 and then married Juan De La O in Tijuana in 1947. She relocated to Calexico in the 1970s, where she lived for about 30 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Norma Ruano and Yolanda De La O, both of Calexico; brother, Salvador Rangel of Norwalk; and grandchildren, Oscar Eduardo Ruano of Santa Ana and Paola and Veronica Ruano, both of Calexico.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for H. Carl Robbins, 71, of Indio, who died Saturday in John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Indio.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro. The Rev. Bill Brewer of Faith Assembly of God of Imperial will officiate.

Mr. Robbins was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Ft. Smith, Ark., and was raised there. He came to the Imperial Valley and settled in El Centro in 1941. He worked for the Imperial Irrigation District from 1954 to 1970. He moved to Ukiah in 1970, then to Kingman, Ariz., and later to Ridgecrest in 1978, where he lived for 13 years. He last resided in Indio.

He was an auto mechanic and last worked for Ridgecrest Community College.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby N. Robbins of Indio; children and spouses, Patty and Kenny Lansford of Sparland, Ill., Carla and Guy Blevins of Torrance, Joyce Robbins of Indio, Judy Lampkin of Coronado, Susan and Gary Moler of El Centro and Jack and Veronica Robbins of Bermuda Dunes; stepchildren, Norman O'Leary and Melva Jensen, both of Las Vegas, Alton Russell of Modesto and Alta Chatterley of Santa Maria; brother, Jeff Robbins of Fresno; sister, Ardella Stafford of Ukiah; 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Faustino V. Padron, 90, of El Centro, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Barry Vinyard officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Padron was born Feb. 15, 1910, in the Philippines. He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 43 years and last worked for Harry Singh Farms. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served from 1942-1946.

He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He also was a member of the Legionarios Del Trabajo in America Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Sabina Padron of El Centro; son, Antonio Padron of Santa Ana; daughters, Rosalind Guerrero of El Centro, Clara Padron of Chula Vista and Imelda Hopton of San Clemente; and nine grandchildren.

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