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Maria Z. Luna

February 16, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Maria Z. Luna, 77, of Heber, who died Tuesday in her home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heber with the Rev. John Baggio officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Luna was born in Santa Cruz de las Flores, Jalisco, Mexico. She came to Mexicali in 1947. She married Miguel Luna in Mexicali in 1947 and relocated to Heber in 1964. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Luna was a loving mother and had a beautiful singing voice, according to family.


Survivors include her husband, Miguel Luna of Heber; sons, Arturo, Manuel and Candelario Luna, all of Heber, and Miguel Jr., Alfredo and Gustavo Luna, all of San Diego; daughters, Raquel Luna Sepulveda of Heber and Yolanda Reynoso of San Diego; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Maria J. Campos, 62, of Calexico, who died Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico with the Rev. Gerardo Fernandez officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Campos was born March 17, 1938, in Mexico. She attended schools in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Mrs. Campos lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 36 years and was self-employed at Las Palmas swap meet in Calexico.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include her sons, Francisco and Randy Marinez, both of Vashom Island, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Karina Campos of Las Vegas; brothers, Heriberto Marinez of Mexicali and Benito Marinez of Mexico; sister, Francisca Diaz of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.


No formal services will be conducted for Emma White, 84, of Holtville, who died Tuesday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. White was born April 6, 1916, in Missouri. She lived in the Imperial Valley for 20 years and worked as a waitress for more than 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Harold and Robert Duncan.

Survivors include her daughter, Joanne Zimmerman of Niland; son, Brad Duncan of California; and 12 grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church in Brawley for Victor V. Veysey, 85, of Pasadena, who died Tuesday at a care facility in Hemet.

Private burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Veysey was born April 14, 1915, in Eagle Rock. He attended elementary school and high school in Eagle Rock and one year of primary education in Brawley while living on his father's ranch. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in 1936. While there he was on the varsity track team, editor of the school newspaper and senior class president. He continued his education at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA in industrial management in 1938.

His business career led him to many areas, first as a teacher at Cal Tech for 11 years. He returned to Brawley in 1949, where he started farming on his family ranch. In 1961 Mr. Veysey was elected to the California Assembly, representing the Imperial Valley and other southern regions of the state. In 1971 Mr. Veysey became a U.S. congressman, serving until 1977. For another year he remained in Washington, D.C., and served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Army.

He returned to Pasadena in 1978 and became director of the Industrial Relations Center. In 1983, he was appointed director of industrial relations in the cabinet of Gov. George Deukmejian. At the retirement of his political career, Mr. Veysey returned to Pasadena as director emeritus for the industrial relations department at Cal Tech.

Mr. Veysey led a lifetime of public service with dedication to local communities, California state issues and U.S. government endeavors. He is also noted as the last Imperial Valley resident to hold state or federal elected office.

During his years in the Valley, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Brawley School District. In 1957 he started efforts to establish Imperial Valley College at its present location. In 1959, with the establishment of IVC, he was elected a founding trustee. He served as president of the California Beet Growers Association, district 9.

He was a great believer in the values of 4-H and Boy Scouts of America, having been an Eagle Scout. He served as leader of both groups while raising his family in Brawley. Mr. Veysey was also an active Rotarian, both in the Brawley and Pasadena clubs.

Mr. Veysey had a love of music, gardening, sailing and created many interesting pottery pieces, according to family.

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