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DEATHS: May 30, 2001

May 30, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Niland for Barbara B. Zarate, 72, of Niland, who died Tuesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Rev. James Kernan will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Zarate was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Peoria, Ariz., where she was raised. She moved to the Mexicali Valley as a teen-ager and attended and graduated from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Calexico.

She married Daniel Zarate in Los Angeles in 1946 before settling in Niland in 1951.

She was a member of the Niland Youth Betterment Club for 11 years. She enjoyed going to casinos, putting together puzzles, spending time with her family and being a homemaker, according to family.


She was preceded in death by her sister, Juana Briceno, in 1984; brother, Pablo Briceno, in 1983; infant sons, George, Salvador and Daniel; granddaughter, Liza Zarate, in September 1992; and grandsons, Michael A. Zarate, in October 1998 and Salvador Z. Hurtado in November 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Zarate of Los Angeles; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Enrique Lopez of Long Beach and Susan and Manuel Sandoval and Mary and Ruben Garcia, all of Brawley; sons and daughters-in-law, Salvador and Linda Zarate, Fred and Jane Zarate and Johnny and Carmen Zarate, all of Calipatria, Rudy and Connie Zarate of Beaumont, Texas, and Daniel and Carmen Zarate of Desert Hot Springs; sons, Ray Zarate of Niland and Manuel Zarate of Texas; daughters, Vivian Thomas of Calipatria and Mariza Zarate and Clarissa Opina, both of Brawley; 46 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, 3570 N. Camino Del Rio, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92108.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Camerino U. Ramirez, 87, of Calexico, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. 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 with the Rev. Gerardo Fernandez officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Ramirez was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Ayutla, Jalisco, Mexico. He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 34 years.

Mr. Ramirez last worked for Haynes & Shafer Trucking Co., where he was employed for 30 years and from which retired in the 1970s. He had previously worked for Tamarack Feed Yard for many years.

He was a member of the Local Teamsters Union, Club de los Amigos and Grupo Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Calexico. He was involved with senior citizens' activities in Calexico, according to his family.

He was preceded in death by his son, Javier P. Ramirez, in 1992.

Survivors include his wife, Marina Ramirez of Calexico; children and their spouses, Margarita R. and Hector Garcia of Chula Vista, Carlota and Ernesto Romero of Nipomo, Maria Lourdes and Antonio Mora of Fontana, Sergio E. and Rosemary Ramirez of Las Vegas and Armando and Ramona Ramirez and Oscar and Sofia Ramirez, all of Calexico; sons, Pablo Ramirez of Calexico and Gilberto Ramirez of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; sister, Mercedes R. Gomez of Mexico; and 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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