Josephine Sharp

May 09, 2001

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Alpine Cemetery for Josephine Isabelle Sharp, 99, who died Monday at Canyon Villa in San Diego. The Rev. Keith Acker of Christ the King Episcopal Church of Alpine and the Rev. George Knite of Cornerstone Community Church in Holtville will officiate.

Mrs. Sharp was born June 15, 1901, in Sweetwater, Tenn. She married Kenneth Keith Sharp Feb. 14, 1925, and moved to Holtville the same year. Her husband died exactly 10 years ago on the same day as Mrs. Sharp.

Survivors include her children, Dorman Ralpheal Sharp and daughter-in-law Helen of Alpine, Arlene Isabelle Stewart and son-in-law Chuck Stewart of La Mesa and Alan Keith Sharp and daughter-in-law Patty of Holtville.

Mrs. Sharp is survived by 14 grandchildren: Steve Sharp and Lance Sharp of Holtville, Lori Sharp Johnson and Kenneth Sharp of El Centro, Clifford Sharp of Blue Jay, Jack Sharp of Pine Valley, Carolyn Van Cott and Elaine Watte of Alpine, Mike Sharp of West Jordan, Utah, Theresa Hart of Franklin, Tenn., Chris Sharp of Camarillo, Tim Sharp of Vista, Bradford Stewart of Lakeside and Josephine Stewart of Kalispell, Mont.; and 24 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her niece and nephew, Jeanette Buckley of El Centro and Greg Pardue of San Diego.


The family suggests memorials be sent to a charity of choice.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Basilio F. Beltran Jr., 38, of Imperial, a homicide victim who died Monday in Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Imperial with the Rev. John Baggio officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Beltran was born Oct. 20, 1962, in El Centro. He was raised and attended schools in the Imperial Valley, graduating from Imperial High School in 1980.

Mr. Beltran was head of security at the Rockin' Baja Lobster, Bonita Store Restaurant & Bar. He also worked in construction.

Mr. Beltran was a giving and friendly man and was loved by all who knew him, according to family.

Survivors include his parents, Margarita and Basilio Beltran of Imperial; daughter, Crystal Marie Beltran of Imperial; fiancee, Suzana Avila of San Diego; brothers, Jose Beltran of San Diego, Frank Beltran of Imperial and Albert and Esteban Beltran, both of El Centro; sisters-in-law, Julie Beltran of San Diego and Maggie and Martha Beltran, both of El Centro; nieces, Becky, Stephanie, Trini, Marie and Jessica Beltran; and nephews, Frank, Andrew, Angel, Steven and Mark Beltran.


Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight in Forest Lawn Memory Chapel in Covina for William "Bill" Potter, 68, of Rowland Heights, who died Sunday in Covina.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Forest Lawn Memory Chapel. The Rev. Byron Owens will officiate.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Covina

Mr. Potter was born Sept. 19, 1932, in El Centro. He married Alene Dawson on Oct. 25, 1954. He owned Valley Truck Lines in Calexico.

Survivors include his wife, Alene Potter of Rowland Heights; daughter, Patricia Kelley of Holtville; sons, William Potter Jr. of Chino and Ronald Potter of Monrovia; granddaughters, Amy Snyder of San Diego and Jessie Potter of Monrovia; and grandson, Jason Kelley of Holtville.


No formal services were conducted for Dr. George W. Jackson.

Dr. Jackson died Feb. 18 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

His ashes were scattered in his favorite stretch of water in the Huraki Gulf in New Zealand, where he grew up sailing.

Dr. Jackson treated many children from the Valley who had been referred to him by local pediatricians.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Jackson; and his children and their spouses.

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