Robert L. Pierce

April 03, 2001

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Robert L. Pierce, 79, of Ocotillo, who died Sunday in his home.

Mr. Pierce was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Villisca, Iowa. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served in the U.S. Navy, including during World War II, from 1941 to 1947. He later worked as an electronic technician for the Navy electronic system engineering center in San Diego for more than 32 and a half years. He relocated to the Imperial Valley and settled in Ocotillo in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Irma Pierce of Ocotillo; daughters, Irma Nystrom and Donna Wilson, both of Lemon Grove, Nancy Murphy of Alpine and Sandy Cradic of Juneau, Alaska; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives in Red Oak, Iowa.


Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville for Rose B. Granillo, 79, of Holtville, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Cecilio Moraga will officiate.


Burial will be in Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville.

Mrs. Granillo was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Colton. She lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 52 years and worked at Parker's Pharmacy in Holtville for 13 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Pete Granillo, in 1990.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Bob Martin of Mission Beach, Barbara and John Reynolds of El Centro and Tiny and Cliff Rogers of Spring Valley; daughter, Marie Chandler of San Diego; son and daughter-in-law, Felix and Penny Granillo of Holtville; sisters, Maria Holguin of Rialto, Anita Banks of Imperial Beach and Josie Coogan of Riverside; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Jesus A. Hernandez, 78, of Heber, who died Sunday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heber with the Rev. John Baggio officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Hernandez was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Illinois and spent his early years in Mexico. He married Enedina Zurita on May 22, 1940, in Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He worked in California most of his life while his family remained in Mexico.

Mr. Hernandez moved with his family to Mexicali in 1963 and then moved to Oregon in 1975. He relocated to Heber in 1987.

Mr. Hernandez's main characteristic was his sense of humor, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Enedina Hernandez of Heber; sons, Abel Hernandez of Mexico, Vicente Hernandez of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Clemente Hernandez of Prescott, Ariz.; and daughters, Maria Puentes and Alicia Zepeda, both of Heber, and Arcelia Puentes, Enedina Hernandez, Eloina Hernandez and Hilda Sepulveda, all of Nampa, Idaho.


Visitation will be at 2 today in El Camino Memorial Chapel in San Diego for Marjory Galbally, 79, of La Mesa, who died Saturday in La Mesa.

Mrs. Galbally was born April 28, 1921, in Oakley. She moved to Brawley at an early age and attended schools there.

Her career in education covered 42 years and she worked as reference librarian at Grossmont College in El Cajon for 28 years. She retired in 1992 and became an active volunteer.

Mrs. Galbally enjoyed books, museums and the theater. She traveled extensively. She valued the company of her family and many friends, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Galbally.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Frances Austin of Brawley; brother, Terry Pearson of Palos Verdes Estates; nieces, Meredith and Julia Austin, both of San Diego, Beth Pearson of Corona Del Mar and Jill Powell of Santa Monica; grand-nephew, Daniel Schwab of San Diego; and grand-nieces, Anna and Laura Schwab, both of San Diego.

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