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Refugio G. Barreras

April 07, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Refugio G. Barreras, 92, of El Centro, who died Wednesday at El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said Monday at Hems Bros. chapel.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Barreras was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Bacoachi, Sonora, Mexico. She was raised in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. She was a homemaker and lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Barreras, in 1960; and daughters Maria De La Luz Molina in 1981 and Elidia Barreras in 1991.

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Survivors include her children, Carmen B. John and Julieta Singh, both of El Centro, Guadalupe Boykin of Phoenix and Jesus Barreras of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico; and 22 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

VIOLA A. GREEN

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Viola A. Green, 95, of El Centro, who died Thursday in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jeff Hudelson of First Christian Church and the Revs. Joe Finnell and John Jones officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego.

Mrs. Green was born Jan. 3, 1906, in Villisca, Iowa. She married John Green on June 9, 1935, in San Diego.

Mrs. Green attended schools and college in Iowa before moving to California, where she attended San Diego State University to obtain her teaching credentials. She taught for more than 38 years, first in Niland, teaching the pea pickers' children. She then taught at Jasper and Heber schools and last taught at McKinley Elementary School in El Centro.

She was a member of First Christian Church for more than 69 years. She was also a life member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma and Women's 10,000 Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Green, on July 8, 1995.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Dorothy Green of El Centro; sisters-in-law, Bertie Preece of El Centro and Rose Glaze of Encinitas; cousins, Mary Graham of Irvine, Ruth Creswell of San Diego and Jim and Betsy Creswell of La Habra.

J. CONSUELO "CONNIE" SINGH

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley for J. Consuelo "Connie" Singh, 83, of Brawley, who died Thursday in her home.

The Rev. Roque Vano will officiate.

Burial will be private in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Singh was born July 9, 1917, in Morenci, Ariz. She married Mota Singh.

Mrs. Singh was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to the Imperial Valley in 1930. She was a homemaker, raising four children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mota Singh, in 1947, and five brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Emma and Conrad Jimenez of Alpine, Lilia and Sam Santillan and Norma Saikhon and Richard Fragale, all of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, Sal and Reina Arias of Colton; sister, Maria Sandoval of Fresno; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to St. Madeleine Sophie's Center or the American Heart Association.

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