ALFONSO DURAZO IV
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 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 El Centro. He graduated from Calexico High School in 1996, where he loved playing football for the Bulldogs. He was completing his senior year studying 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 will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Naval Air Facility El Centro chapel for Senior Border Patrol Agent James Steele, who died Monday.
His body will be taken to Ohio for burial.
Mr. Steele began his career with the U.S. Border Patrol in Calexico in May 1986. He was later transferred to Campo as a senior patrol agent.
Mr. Steele had a repertoire of stories and experiences that he liked to share with anyone who was interested. He was well- liked by many of the U.S. Border Patrol agents. During his time off, he rode horses, played the guitar and was a cowboy poet, according to Border Patrol agents.
Steele is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister, all in Ohio.
ABRAHAM P. CHACON
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Abraham P. Chacon, 94, of Brawley, who died Tuesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Roque Vano officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
Mr. Chacon was born March 16, 1906, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He came to the Imperial Valley at age 2, residing in Brawley for the rest of his life. He attended schools in Brawley and later began working in agriculture. He worked as a foreman for D'Arrigo Bros. for many years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Consuelo Aguirre Chacon, in 2000.
Survivors include his granddaughter, Monica Liliana Gonzales of Mexicali; sister, Lupe Gonzales of Brawley; brother, Joe Chacon of Miravista; and several nieces and nephews.