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David B. Acevedo

April 17, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for David B. Acevedo, 77, of Heber, who died Sunday in his home.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. The Rev. Enrique Almazon of Iglesia Vida Victoriosa of Mexicali will officiate.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Acevedo was born Dec. 28, 1923, in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. He married his first wife, Isabel, in 1957, who preceded him in death in 1966.

He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 48 years and married his second wife, Carmen, in 1970. He worked in agriculture for Danny Dannenberg for 35 years.

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Mr. Acevedo also worked in the old bracero program, as well as for Verde Produce, Hansen Farms and Tierra Rico Farms. He was still loading lettuce well into his 60s.

He was a member of Iglesia Vida Victoriosa.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Eloise and Juan Ruelas of El Centro; son, David M. Acevedo Jr. of El Centro; sons and daughters-in-law, Sal and Xiomara Acevedo of El Centro and Jesse and Sandra Acevedo of Orange; and grandchildren, Anabel, Janet, Sal, Jesse, Jerry, David and Alex Acevedo and Manuel and Tony Ruelas.

MARIA LUISA GUTIERREZ

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Maria Luisa Gutierrez, 79, of El Centro, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heber. The Rev. Angelo Risoli will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Gutierrez was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Santa Paula. She lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 45 years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcos Gutierrez, in 1981; and son, Pablo Gutierrez in 1987.

Survivors include her sons, Jesus Gutierrez of Heber, Miguel and Lorenzo Gutierrez, both of El Centro; and Hilario Gutierrez of Mexicali; daughters, Maria Lopez of El Centro and Elizabeth Gutierrez of Palm Desert; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

MIRANDA MICHELLE MORENO

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for baby Miranda Michelle Moreno, who died Thursday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holtville with the Rev. Allen Dienert officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Survivors include her parents, David and Sabrina Moreno of Holtville; sister, Madison Moreno of Holtville; paternal grandparents, David and Yolanda Moreno of Holtville; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Anna Rosamond of Maryland; great-grandmother, Carmen Rivas of Holtville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

SOCORRO ROCHA

Mass was to be celebrated at noon today in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro for Socorro Rocha, 78, of El Centro, who died Friday in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Rocha was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Tombstone, Ariz. She attended schools in Arizona and then moved to the Imperial Valley in the late 1930s.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Leandro Fraijo.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Josie and Roy Limon of Imperial; daughter, Yolanda Rocha of El Centro; grandchildren, Rene and Jesse Limon, both of Imperial; sisters, Josephine Wilson of San Jose and Frances Singh of Calexico; and foster daughter, Luisa Ramirez of Tulare and her children, Raquel, Rosario, Rebekah and Raymond Ramirez Jr.

JOSEPH DONALD ROBERSON

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mel Catholic Church at 4140 Corona Ave. in Norco for Joseph Donald Roberson, 51, of Canyon Lake, who died April 6 in his home. The Rev. Tony Das Neves will officiate.

Mr. Roberson was born May 5, 1949, in El Centro. He graduated from Calexico High School and attended Cal Poly Pomona, majoring in agriculture business management. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ontario for 20 years.

Mr. Roberson's hobbies included fishing with his son, cooking, camping and he was very involved in his son's sports and high school booster club. He and his family loved traveling to Mexico and the San Luis Obispo region where they enjoyed the wineries and the beach, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Renae (Fernandes) Roberson of Canyon Lake; children, Tawny Elizabeth Roberson of San Luis Obispo and Joseph Nathan Roberson of Lake Elsinore; sisters, Sharon Huber of Brawley, Suzanne Hawkins of Sedona, Ariz., and Donna Dickerson of El Centro; brother, Jim Roberson of Omaha, Ark.; mother, Cleo Roberson of Omaha; and parents-in-law, Frank and Carol Fernandes of Norco.

JESUS A. MORENO

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