Mildred Cook

February 20, 2001

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Mildred "Molly Magee" Cook, 86, of Brawley, who died Sunday in her home. The Rev. Dan Jarrell of Western Avenue Baptist Church in Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Cook was born April 30, 1914, in Electra, Texas. She was raised in Electra and attended schools there. She came to the Imperial Valley in 1946 from Amarillo, Texas. She worked as a cook at a University of Southern California fraternity for a season and later cooked at a boys camp. She was primarily a homemaker.

She was a member of the Eagles auxiliary and was past-madam president of that organization.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H.J. Magee, in 1965; daughter, Jimmie Mildred McCarty in 1937; son, Jerry Magee in 1999; and husband, William Cook.


Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Florence Magee of Montello, Wisc.; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Joe Ketner of Brawley; daughter-in-law, Carmen Magee of Westfield, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Vesta Porter of Olney, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for Richard James Perry, 66, of Brawley, who died Monday in his home. The Rev. Michael Lasky of Brawley Assembly of God will officiate.

Mr. Perry was born Dec. 12, 1934, in New Bedford, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in December 1961.

He was a truck driver for Imperial Truck Lines for many years and recently retired from United Parcel Service in El Centro.

Survivors include his children, Jim and Tish Smith, Rick Goldsberry and Jackie Johns, all of Brawley, and Toni Whitcomb and Jamie Wells, both of Holtville; stepchildren, Buddy and Elane McDonald, both of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Larry James Petty of Roseburg, Ore.; sister and brother-in-law, Cintha and Al Pauline of Massachusetts; and grandchildren, Laci O'Brien, Lindsey, David and Michael Smith, Steven and Hillary Johns, Elsie and Christa Whitcomb and Candace and Jacob Singer.


Services are pending in Southlake, Texas, for Francis McCullough Dorer, 76, of El Centro, who died Feb. 6 in El Centro.

Mr. Dorer was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Harrisburg, Pa. He entered Girard College in 1934, a home for fatherless boys founded by Stephen Girard in Philadelphia. He graduated from high school in January 1942.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, serving with the 743rd Tank Battalion. He served with distinction, rising to the rank of sergeant, and earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service during the Normandy invasion and Battle of Bulge.

Following his discharge, Mr. Dorer returned to Philadelphia and married Dorothy McClain on June 15, 1946. He spent 37 years in government service, rising to the position of associate director of the Federal Loan Bank Board. After his retirement in 1985, he moved to Southlake with his wife, where he was vice president of the Thrift Resolution Trust and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

Retiring for the last time in 1990, Mr. Dorer pursued his love of gardening by studying and passing an examination to become a Texas master gardener.

He was a volunteer at agricultural extension offices in Tarrant and Dallas counties. He will be remembered as an honorable man who always did his duty, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dorer, in May 1997.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Francis M. Jr. and Rosemarie Dorer of Vienna, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan E. and Charles E. Manger of Ocotillo; grandson and spouse, Charles E. III and Connie Manger of Greenville, Texas; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Manger of Greenville.

The family suggests donations be sent in memory of Mr. Dorer's class of 1942 at Girard College, 2102 S. College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121.

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