Sergio Estrada

May 13, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Sergio Estrada, 19, of El Centro, who died of cancer Wednesday at El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Capt. Julio Vásquez of the Imperial County Salvation Army officiating.

Burial will be Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Estrada was born Jan. 12, 1982, in Brawley. He attended Washington, Harding and De Anza elementary schools and was a 2000 graduate of Central Union High School, where he played soccer.

Survivors include his grandmothers, Natalia Estrada and Josefina Quevedo, both of Mexicali; parents, Sergio Estrada and Rosa Estrada of El Centro; sister, Melissa Estrada of El Centro; brothers, Jonathan Estrada and Joshua Daniel Estrada, both of El Centro; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.



Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Carlton G. "Johnny" Wade, 87, of Brawley, who died Thursday at Royal Convalescent Hospital in Brawley.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Dan Jarrell of Western Avenue Baptist Church and Bishop Tracy Mattice of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating.

Mr. Wade was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Olney, Texas.

He married the former Edna Rose Canupp on May 3, 1959, in Yuma.

Mr. Wade moved to the Imperial Valley in the early 1930s. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

He owned Rancho Market for many years. He was also a charter member of the Grocers Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Rose Wade, on Feb. 25, 1990.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Roy Robinson of Brawley and Carla and David Slaughter of Brawley; granddaughter, Megan Robinson of Brawley; grandson, Timothy Robinson of Brawley; sister, Marguerite Lindsey of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Manuel Velasquez, 74, of Calexico, who died Wednesday in Sharps Memorial Hospital in Chula Vista.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Mr. Velasquez's son-in-law, the Rev. Jesús Torres of New Jerusalem Church in Chula Vista, officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Velasquez was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Calexico.

Mr. Velasquez was a lifelong resident of the Imperial Valley. He worked as a truck driver for 16 years for Shippers Imperial. He attended schools in Calexico, including Calexico High School.

Mr. Velasquez enjoyed spending time with his family, dancing and gambling.

Survivors include his wife, Eliza Velasquez of Calexico; daughters, Martha Carrico of El Centro, Consuelo Sandoval of Brawley, Becky Torres of Chula Vista, Myrna Velasquez of Calexico and Isabel Velasquez of Michigan; sons, Hector M. Velasquez of Calexico and Manuel Velasquez III of Washington state; brothers, Hector Velasquez of Bell and Oscar Velasquez of San Diego; sisters, Licha De La Vega of Calexico, Lucy Morlett of El Centro and Aida Ortega of Calexico; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville for Julia C. Ramirez, 75, of Santee, who died Thursday. The Rev. Cecilio Moriaga will officiate.

Mrs. Ramirez was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Jerome, Ariz.

She married Albert Ramirez in 1947 in Yuma.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Ramirez of Santee; daughters, Norma R. Ramirez of Imperial, Mary H. Chambers of Elk City, Okla., Hilda Ramirez of Holtville and Rosa Ramirez of Santee; son, Raymond Ramirez of Santee; brother, Jose Camacho of El Centro; sisters, Carmen Avila of Orange and Olga Camacho of Orange; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to the VISTAS Innovative Hospice Care, 8880 Rio San Diego, San Diego, CA 92108.

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