Werner R. Locher

February 28, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Werner R. Locher, 69, of Seeley, who died Monday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Grace Lutheran Church in El Centro. The Rev. Lewis Busch will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Locher was born Jan. 6, 1932, in El Centro. He was a lifelong resident of the Imperial Valley and attended local schools. He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro in 1951, where he was involved in the wrestling program.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and during the Korean War. He was self-employed in the hay and trucking businesses.

He was a 4-H leader for many years and coached Pop Warner football. He was a member of the Imperial Valley Swiss Club.


Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Locher of Seeley; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Ronda Locher of El Centro; son, John Locher of El Centro; daughters and sons-in-law, Deanah and Tom Cleere of North Carolina, Barbara and Luzi Phillip of Switzerland and Rose and Mike Smith of El Centro; daughter, Susan Locher of Seeley; brothers, Walter Locher of El Centro and Eddie Locher of San Diego; sisters, Heidi and Elizabeth Locher, Fay Spriz, May Sotelo and Ann Hanson, all of San Diego, and Margaret Hoyle of Escondido; mother-in-law, Mary Bates of Seeley; aunt, Marie Locher of El Centro; grandchildren, Bethny, Carly, Megan, Katlyn, Anne and Ocean Locher and Derrick Smith, all of El Centro, and Ian Cleere of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests donations be sent in Mr. Locher's memory to the American Lung Association of San Diego and Imperial counties.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Reynalda G. Jimenez, 68, of Calipatria, who died Saturday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria with the Rev. Amador Lopez officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Jimenez was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Brawley and was raised there. She married Anastacio Jimenez in New Mexico on May 2, 1947. She worked in agriculture for 30 years, employed most of that time by Hobbs Farms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anastacio Jimenez, in 1992; and sisters, Maria Llego in 1992 and Victoria Escobedo in 1999.

Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie J. Contreras of Oceanside, Juanita L. Lopez, Lynn Jimenez, Sandra J. Hill and Joann J. Hurtado, all of Calipatria, Laura J. Salon of Chula Vista and Molly J. Reyes and Linda Amidon, both of Brawley; sons, Anastacio G. Jimenez Jr. of Chino, Juan G. Jimenez of Chula Vista and Ronnie G. Jimenez of Chino Hills; sister, Catalina Cabrera of Mecca; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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