Barbara Torrence

February 23, 2001

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Nazarene in El Centro for Barbara Torrence, 43, of El Centro, who died after a lengthy illness Wednesday in her home.

Her brother, Jimmy Dickenson of Blythe, will officiate.

Mrs. Torrence was born on June 16, 1958, in Georgia. She was raised and attended schools in Blythe. She moved to El Centro in 1979 and worked at Denny's Restaurant for 22 years. She married Terry Torrence in El Centro.

She enjoyed gardening, visiting her friends, camping and motorcycle travel with her husband, according to family.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Torrence of El Centro; children, Shawna Tomlinson of Bend, Ore., D.J. Tomlinson of San Jose, Jon Torrence of Clovis, Cristina Wagner of Lebanon, Tenn., Bill Torrence of Fresno and Suzanne Ortiz of Long Beach; grandchildren, Taylor, Aaron and Cassidy Torrence, all of Clovis; Quinn Torrence and Bailey Wagner, both of Lebanon, and Aidan and Mason Ortiz, both of Long Beach; parents, Jim and Mary Jo Dickenson of Blythe; sisters, Wyvonna Manly of Yucaipa, Priscella Dickenson of Blythe and Rosie Lopez of Phoenix, and brother, Jimmy Dickenson of Blythe.


Her family suggests donations to the charity of the donor's choice.


Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Spirit Mission Catholic Church in Seeley for Alfonso De La Cerda, 78, of Seeley, who died Feb. 14 near Seeley. The Rev. Gianantonio Baggio will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. De La Cerda was born on April 8, 1922, in San Ignacio, Jalisco, Mexico. He married Carmen Cervantes in Arandas, Jalisco, on Sept. 17, 1948, and then came to the Imperial Valley. He was a self-employed carpenter for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen De La Cerda of Seeley; daughter, Gloria De La Cerda of Seeley; sons, Elias Sr. and Efren De La Cerda, both of Seeley, Alfonso De La Cerda Jr. of Ocotillo and Abel De La Cerda of Twentynine Palms; and grandchildren, Alex and Elias De La Cerda Jr., both of Seeley, Eric De La Cerda of Brawley and Seth and Dillon Strey, both of Ocotillo.

The family suggests donations be sent to Holy Spirit Mission Catholic Church in Seeley.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Henry S. Eguia, 84, of El Centro, who died Feb. 15 in Tucson. 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.

Mr. Eguia was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Texas. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and was proud to have served with the Army, according to family. He married Maria Bustamante.

He was a gentle and very happy man and enjoyed nature, cooking and wood work, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Eguia of El Centro; sons, Ramon and Ricardo Eguia, both of El Centro; daughter, Maria Eguia of El Centro; and many grandsons, relatives and friends.

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