Katelynn Ponce

February 21, 2001

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Katelynn Ponce, 2 months, who died Feb. 14 in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

A determination of the cause of death is pending investigation.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley. The Rev. Amador Lopez of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria officiated.

Katelynn was born Dec. 15 in Brawley.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Felicitas Villa Ponce and Maria Cosio, and her great-great-grandfather, John Van Bebber.

Survivors include her parents, Jennifer Lyons and Fernando Ponce of Imperial; brother, Fernando T. Ponce of Imperial; aunts and uncles, Manuel and Patti Ponce, Francisco and Alma Ponce, Jose and Adriana Ponce, Michael and Vanessa Lyons and Richard, Margarita, Jaime and Terri Ponce, all of Imperial; paternal grandparents, Margarita and Manuel Ponce of Imperial; maternal grandparents, Rebecca Lyons of Imperial and Mark Lyons of Aguila, Ariz.; great-great-grandmother, Maxine Van Bebber of Brawley; and great-grandparents, Gayle Brown and Thomas Brown of Brawley.



Graveside services were at 11 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 officiated.

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 wife, Druer Lane Perry of Brawley; ex-wife, Martha Goldsberry of Holtville; 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.


No formal services will be conducted for Laura L. McBean, 69, of Winterhaven, who died Tuesday in her home.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. McBean was born Oct. 14, 1930, in Flint, Mich., and was raised and attended schools there. She married Clyde E. McBean in Angola, Ind., on Aug. 25, 1951. They made their home in Flint before moving to the Winterhaven area in 1960.

The McBeans owned and operated Springer service station at Ogilby Road and Highway 80 until 1968 when they moved to Imperial. Mrs. McBean was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, according to family.

Survivors include her daughters, Paula Smith of Bakersfield, Cheryl McKinney of Paso Robles, Laurie McBean of Yuma, Rose Mary Redman of Everett, Wash., and Ruth Joiner of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; sons, Richard and Clyde McBean Jr., both of Everett; sisters, Donna Jean Parker of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Rosalie DeRoche of Davison, Mich.; 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Alfonso Durazo IV, 23, of Calexico, who died of a head injury Saturday in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Revs. Edmundo Zarate and Barry Vinyard will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Durazo was born Feb. 17, 1978, in Calexico. He graduated from Calexico High School in 1996, where he loved playing football for the Bulldogs. He was completing his senior year in business administration at the University of San Diego. He developed a passion for business while working at his grandfather's store, Durazo Men's Wear in Calexico and later at Nordstrom's in San Diego.

In his love of fishing he found true delight and fulfillment, his family said. His bright spirit blessed the lives of all who knew him, according to family.

Survivors include his parents Alfonso and Alma Durazo of Calexico; sister and brother-in-law, Mita and Matt Tessier of Chula Vista; future goddaughter and niece, Gabriela Acacia Tessier of Chula Vista; grandmothers, Carmen Durazo and Linda Limon, both of Calexico; aunts and uncles, Carmen Durazo of Calexico, Annabelle and Charles Dessert of El Centro, Alba and David Garcia of Vista and Sylvia and Darrell Benning of La Mesa; and many cousins, relatives and friends.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Alfonso Durazo Memorial Fund at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492.


Services were Feb. 19 at Cypress View Mausoleum in San Diego for Isolde C. Dovey, 93, of San Diego. Mrs. Dovey was a former El Centro resident who died Feb. 12 in San Diego.

Mrs. Dovey was born in Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Dovey; brother Massey J. Horton and sisters Eva Horton, Harriet Saucke, Etura Moore and Madelyn Horton.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Dona and Jack Farquar of San Diego and Suzanne and Tom Whitaker of Indian Wells; sister Juanita Horton of El Centro; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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