Norberta O. Garcia

April 26, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Norberta O. Garcia, 63, 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 8 a.m. Saturday 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. Garcia was born June 7, 1937, in Mexico. She lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 32 years and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Rito Garcia of El Centro; sons, Oscar Garcia of El Centro, Gustavo Garcia of San Diego and Rito Garcia of Hemet; daughters, Martha Lopez of Imperial and Maria Davila of El Centro; and 11 grandchildren.



Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Harvest Time Church in El Centro for Robert Chase Lowe, 76, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in his home. Pastor Ron Valenzuela will officiate.

Burial will be in Massachusetts.

Mr. Lowe was born Sept. 2, 1924, in New Bedford, Mass. He went into the Merchant Marines in 1940 at age 16. He later served as gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

After the war, Mr. Lowe returned to Massachusetts and worked as a police officer. He left Massachusetts in 1959 and worked as a chef on the East and West coasts.

Mr. Lowe married Millie Kneece in Riverside in May 1961. The Lowes moved to Winterhaven in 1972 and then relocated to El Centro in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Lowe of El Centro; sons, Barry C. Lowe of New Bedford, Brian H. Lowe of North Dartmouth, Mass., and Robert A. Lowe of Winterhaven; granddaughters, Tabitha P. Bindas of Acushnet, Mass., April A. Jones of Westport, Mass., and Kelly A. Galinha of North Darthmouth; grandsons, Robert A., Michael C., and Bryan P. Lowe, all of Winterhaven; and two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

The family suggests donations be sent in Mr. Lowe's memory to the hospice home of the donor's choice.


Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Harry W. Arrington, 90, of Brawley, who died Tuesday in Palm View Rehabilitation Center in Yuma. Oren Fox will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Arrington was born Aug. 3, 1910, in Asbury Park, N.J. He came west with his family from New Jersey in 1924. His father opened the Arrington Store on Hovley Road near Brawley in 1925 and when his father died in 1954, Mr. Arrington took over management of the store. He retired in 1977, after the store burned down for the fifth time.

He also worked as a salesman for Knapp Shoes for over 20 years and had previously worked as a delivery truck driver for Wade's Distributing.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II from 1942 to 1943. He was also a member of De Anza Search & Rescue of more than 15 years.

He enjoyed boxing and the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and horseman, showing horses at Del Mar, according to family.

Mr. Arrington is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Jill, Scott and Bonnie Stedman.

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