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DEATHS: May 15, 2001

May 15, 2001

FELICITAS L. CASTILLO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Felicitas L. Castillo, 79, of El Centro, who died Friday at a daughter's residence near El Centro. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. James Kernan of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Niland will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Castillo was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Mexicali. She lived in the Imperial Valley for 15 years and was a homemaker. She also worked for Paul Bertoccio Ranches in Hollister for many years.

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Survivors include her daughters, Mary Castillo, Josefina Garcia and Teresa Ocampo, all of El Centro, and Alicia Garcia, Carmen Betancourt and Lupe Serrana, all of Hollister; sons, Facundo Castillo of Brawley, Gabriel and Guillermo Castillo, both of El Centro, and Rodolfo Castillo of Niland; sisters, Regina Garcia of Tijuana and Maria De Jesus Lemus of Salinas; brother, Francisco Lemus of El Centro; 50 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great-great-grandchildren.

DAVID C. MARQUEZ

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for David C. Marquez, 78, of Westmorland, who died Sunday in Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Roque Vano officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Marquez was born Dec. 29, 1922, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He was raised in Mexico and came to the United States in 1939, settling in the Imperial Valley. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator for Caston Farms for 40 years.

Mr. Marquez gave freely of his time and made many charitable contributions in Mexico. He would frequently make trips across the border with supplies for those less fortunate, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Juana Marquez of Westmorland; daughters, Maria Nondorff and Laura Marquez-Craig, both of Cypress, Flora Trujillo of Los Alamitos and Terry Marquez of Rossmoor; sons, David Marquez Jr. of Baldwin Park, Edward Marquez of Phoenix and Nick Marquez of Roseville; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

MARIA SOCORRO

RASCON

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Maria Socorro Rascon, 74, of Calexico, who died Thursday in Alvarado Community Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Edmundo Zarate will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Rascon was born March 7, 1927, in Mexicali. She was raised and attended schools in Calexico. She later attended Imperial Valley College and San Diego State University, where she obtained her teaching credentials. She was a retired Calexico teacher, having taught for 27 years.

Mrs. Rascon was a "pioneer" resident of Calexico and was presented with a plaque from the city testifying to the fact. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, where she taught religious vocations, and was a member of the California Teachers Association.

Mrs. Rascon volunteered her services to the elderly in charity and social works.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reynaldo Rascon, in November 1998.

Survivors include her children, Francisca, Jesse, Andres, Eduardo and Martin Rascon, Yolanda Paul and Socorro Hallas, all of San Diego, Mary Mezta of Oceanside, Armando Rascon of San Francisco and Guadalupe Rascon-Castro of Calexico; brothers, Carlos and Tobias Herrera, both of Calexico, and Frank Herrera of San Diego; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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