Dealva W. Phipps

March 20, 2001

A private memorial service will be conducted Thursday in Pierce Bros. Griffin Mortuary at 1075 E. Daily Drive in Camarillo for Dealva W. Phipps, 85, of Camarillo, a former Calexico resident who died Saturday in Brighton Gardens nursing home in Camarillo.

Mrs. Phipps was born April 20, 1915, in Morgan, Texas. She married James Phipps in Texas. The Phippses came to Calexico in the 1930s, where they resided most of their lives.

Mrs. Phipps was active in community activities in Calexico for many years. She became a member of Imperial Crown chapter 311 of the Order of the Eastern Star on Dec. 7, 1953, and served in 1956 as worthy matron, along with her husband, James, who was worthy patron. She was a lifelong member of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Phipps, on Feb. 25, 1992.

Survivors include her daughter, Geneva Wooten of Camarillo; grandsons, Mark J. and Paul R. Wooten, both of San Diego; great-grandchildren, Allison and Erik Wooten, both of San Diego; sisters, Lillian M. Stevens of Granbury, Texas, and Pauline Hopkins of Brownwood, Texas; brothers, Carol M. Cox of Waco, Texas, and Charles B. Cox of Clifton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Drive Baptist Church in Yorba Linda for George Nolan Roberts, 64, of Yorba Linda, a former Brawley resident who died Saturday in St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.

Mr. Roberts was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Hugo, Okla. He moved with his family to Brawley in 1945 and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1957. One of his proudest memories was as a member of Brawley High's 1955 CIF championship football team.

He moved to the Los Angeles area in 1957, where he married Jean Bronaugh in 1959. He relocated to Yorba Linda in the 1970s.

He retired in 1996 as a homicide detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after 32 years of service. He was devoted to his wife and children, according to family.

He enjoyed boating with his wife and friends in his 38-foot boat. He loved life, family, friends, and most of all, his savior, Jesus Christ, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Roberts of Yorba Linda; sons, Tim Roberts of Whittier and Craig Roberts of Moreno Valley; mother, Lola Roberts of Brawley; brothers, Bruce Roberts of El Centro and John Roberts of San Ramon; aunt, Velma Kilborn of Brawley; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Hospice of California, 377 E. Chapman Ave., Placentia, CA 92870, or the American Cancer Society.


Services are pending in Huntington, W.Va., for Larry Richard Barbour, 61, of El Centro, who died Friday in his home.

Burial will be in Huntington.

Mr. Barbour was born Oct. 25, 1939, in West Virginia. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years.

Survivors include his mother, Zelma Marie Barbour of Winston Salem, N.C.; and sister, Linda Van Pelt of Winston Salem.

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