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Jose Gamboa

March 16, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Jose Gamboa, 78, of Westmorland, who died Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Westmorland. The Rev. Amador Lopez will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Gamboa was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Riverside. He came to the Imperial Valley at age 17. He worked in agriculture for 48 years, working at John Benson Farms for 35 years.

He married Alicia Gonzalez in Chihuahua, Mexico, on Aug. 20, 1970.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, garden and farm animals, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia Gamboa of Westmorland; daughters, Norma Alicia Scott of El Centro, Lorena Felix of Brawley and Maria Gamboa of Westmorland; and son, Jose M. Gamboa of Westmorland.



Memorial services were Feb. 23 in First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., for Joy Lou Armstrong Capesius, 67, of Colorado Springs, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Feb. 20 in Colorado Springs.

Mrs. Capesius was born Jan. 5, 1934, in California.

She attended schools in El Centro until her mother became ill. Joy then was sent to live with a family member in Des Moines, Iowa, where she later attended college. She married Ed Capesius.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Capesius of Colorado Springs; and three daughters.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Vicente Ortiz, 88, of Calexico, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. 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. Ortiz was born April 4, 1912, in Mexico. He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 12 years and was a retired farm worker.

Survivors include his wife, Ines Ortiz of Calexico; son, Mario Ortiz of Chicago; and step-daughter, Candelaria Diaz-Sanchez of Chicago.

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