Dagoberto Ortega

April 10, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Dagoberto Ortega, 35, of Calexico, who died of cancer Sunday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday 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. Ortega was born Dec. 10, 1965, in Mexicali. He lived in the Imperial Valley for 26 years and attended schools in Calexico. He graduated from Calexico High School in 1985, where he played soccer. He was last employed as a maintenance worker at Naval Air Facility El Centro.

Mr. Ortega was a dedicated fan of Club Guadalajara soccer team, better known as "Las Chivas del Guadalajara," according to family.


He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Ortega.

Survivors include his wife, Carolina Ortega of Calexico; mother, Mercedes Ortega of Calexico; brothers, Miguel, Javier and Juan Ortega, all of Calexico, Jose and Saul Ortega, both of Yuma, and Hector Ortega of El Centro; sisters, Celia and Silvia Ortega, both of Phoenix, and Amalia Ortega of Calexico; parents-in-law, Maria and Gregorio Martinez of Calexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.


Services will be at 2 today in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma for Thomas Scott "Swede" Sorensen Sr. 77, of Bonita, who died April 1 in his home.

Mr. Sorensen was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Calipatria. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years including service during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Sorensen became a dock-master for National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.

He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association and a perpetual member of the Military Order of the World Wars.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Sorensen.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Sorensen of Bonita; son, T. Scott Sorensen Jr. of San Diego; daughters, Kimberly Riesenfeld of Maryland and Kathryn L. Borden of San Diego; sisters, Martha Sullivan of New York, Muriel Crum of El Centro and Joyce Sutton of Brawley; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley for Michael Hovley, 53, of Brawley, who died of a heart attack Saturday near Westmorland.

Mr. Hovley was born June 13, 1947, in Brawley. He married Susan Petree in San Diego on Dec. 9, 1972.

He was self-employed in custom hay contracting, farming and as a cattle buyer. He was co-owner of Brawley Sporting Goods for several years and bad health forced his retirement as a salesman for John Deere nine years ago.

He was very involved in the Desert Wildlife Unlimited reclamation program and enjoyed fishing and hunting, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Regina Hovley.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Hovley of Brawley; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Joy Hovley of Brawley and Patrick and Sandra Hovley of Germany; brothers, Jody "Joe" Hovley of Oregon and Frank Hovley of Mexico; sisters, Theresa Sims of Brawley, Ann Whitehead of Imperial and Carol Leftman of Washington; grandchildren, Selina, Michelle, Amy and Adam Hovley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Desert Wildlife Unlimited reclamation program, 4780 Highway 111, Brawley, CA 92227.

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