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Enrique Garcia

April 05, 2001

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday in Jardin de la Esperanza in Mexicali for Enrique Garcia, 84, of Brawley, who died Tuesday in his home.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Jardin de la Esperanza.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Jardin de la Esperanza cemetery.

Mr. Garcia was born Sept. 11, 1916, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He married Martha Uzeta in San Luis, Mexico, on March 23, 1953. He worked for Algodonera Internacional in Mexicali for 29 years and relocated with his wife to the Imperial Valley in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jaquilin Garcia, in 1964.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Garcia of Brawley; daughters, Nora Garcia of Brawley, Norma Gutierrez, Graciela, Sandra and Maria Elena Garcia, and Rosalva Campo, all of Mexicali, and Gloria Flores of Livingston; sons, Enrique, Roberto, Hector and Jorge Garcia, all of Mexicali; and 27 grandchildren.



Memorial services are pending in Sapulpa, Okla., for Rosalie Smith Banagan, 78, of Escondido, a former Imperial Valley resident who died March 3 in Escondido.

Mrs. Banagan was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Sapulpa. She graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1940 and then earned a bachelor's degree in business with a minor in Spanish from Texas State Women's University in Denton.

She later earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She taught school in Oklahoma and California from 1962 to 1988, having taught in Calipatria from 1967 to 1970 and in Brawley from 1970 until her retirement in 1988.

She was a member of the U.S. Army and served during World War II and in Europe until 1948.

She was preceded in death by her sister, George Goss Horley.

Survivors include her children, James E. and Beatrice Banagan, Katherine Honeysuckle; son and daughter-in-law, George and Elizabeth Banagan; sister, Eunice G. Abbotts; and grandchildren, Samantha and Rosalie Pate, Courtney and Geoffrey Banagan, Aaron Valenzuela, Crystal Goodrum and Bliss Honeysuckle.

The family suggests memorials to WomanHaven Center Against Domestic Violence, 395 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Audry T. Page, 74, of Calexico, who drowned Monday after a vehicle accident in the All-American Canal in Calexico.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico. The Rev. R.T. Arnold of Sweet Home Baptist Church of El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Page was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Shreveport, La. He moved with his family to Calexico at a young age. He met and married Eva Hooks in Los Angeles in 1956.

Mr. Page worked hauling hay for Hartman & Williams, El Toro Cattle and Bravo Ranches and other companies for more than 50 years. He also worked in his younger years for A.R. Hems at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico, digging graves by hand.

He was preceded in death by his son, Leon Page, in 1955; brother, Murray Page; and sisters, Josephine Birdsong and Nessie Newton.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Page of Calexico; god-daughters, Cindy Whitten of El Centro and Sabrina Whitten of Long Beach; brother, John Page of Shreveport; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Military services will be at 10 a.m Friday in Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary in Fair Oaks for Albert M. Grijalva, 76, of Rancho Cordova, a former Imperial Valley resident who died March 28 in his home.

Mr. Grijalva was born on April 23, 1924, in Marinette, Ariz. He married Emma Casillas in Calexico on April 25, 1948. He retired from the Imperial Irrigation District after 38 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Grijalva of Rancho Cordova; sons, Albert Grijalva Jr. of Cameron Park and Arthur Grijalva of Rancho Cordova; brother, Jim Grijalva of Phelan; sisters, Mercy Smail of El Centro and Mary Balsz and Margie Jones, both of Los Angeles; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.


Private services are pending for Edmond Rivera, 58, of Santee, who died Sunday in Calipatria.

Mr. Rivera was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Oklahoma at a young age. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and held the rank of CW4.

After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Rivera earned a master's degree in psychology from East Central University in Ada, Okla. He later began working as a substance abuse counselor in Chula Vista.

He was preceded in death by former wife Kathy Hegdale in 1994.

Survivors include his sons, Chris Rivera of Austin, Texas, and Edmond Rivera Jr. of Louisville, Ky.; and daughter, Pauleta Hendrickson in Converse, Texas.


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