DEATHS: June 4, 2001

June 04, 2001


Mass was celebrated May 16 in Holy Family Church in Wilmington for Rachel Feliscian-Adame, 54, of Wilmington, a former Brawley resident who died of cancer May 15 in Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Burial was May 17 in All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.

Mrs. Adame was born May 28, 1946, in Brawley, where she attended schools and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1964.

Her prayers and love for God were a great inspiration for all who knew her, according to her family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a great person and mentor to many, family states.


She was preceded in death by her father, Pablo Feliscian, and brothers, Raul and Alejandro Feliscian.

Survivors include her husband, Juan Adame of Wilmington; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carmen Adame of Wilmington; daughters, Jacqueline and Katherine Adame of Wilmington; mother, Rosa Rubio Feliscian of Brawley; and brothers, Reymundo and Marcelino Feliscian, both of Brawley.


Services were Saturday in First Baptist Church in Needles for Holly Jo Fisher, 61, of Needles, a longtime Westmorland and Calipatria resident who died May 26 in Needles.

Mrs. Fisher was born Oct. 4, 1939, in the San Fernando Valley. She moved with her family from El Sereno to Westmorland in 1947, attending schools in El Sereno and Westmorland.

She graduated from Brawley Union High School and then began working at her mother's restaurants, the Town Pump and Millers Cafe, in Westmorland. She also lived in Calipatria and then moved to Needles in 1975.

Mrs. Fisher later moved to Newberry Springs and returned to Needles after her husband's death in 1992. She worked for Western Auto in Needles, various convenience stores and Checker Auto in Bullhead City, Ariz. Mrs. Fisher retired to take care of her ailing mother in Westmorland until Mrs. Fisher herself became ill with cancer.

Mrs. Fisher loved being with her family more than anything. She also enjoyed camping, bowling and attending many of her grandchildren's athletic events, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Fisher, in 1992; father, Howard Storrs in 1959; and stepfather, Carl B. Miller in 1979.

Survivors include her mother, Jewel Miller of Westmorland; daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Jim Schroeder of Needles; son, Arthur Fisher of Bullhead City; sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Anna Fisher of Carrollton, Texas, and Carl and Robin Fisher of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; sister, Katherine Russell of Needles; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Mike Ginnis and Vickey and Richard Windsor, all of Westmorland, and Doni and John Soukop of Brawley; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank and Mena Storrs of Baldwin Park and Howard and Ellen Storrs of Hollister; cousin, Patty Walker of Sheridan, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Mildred E. Childers, 88, of El Centro, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Lloyd Grace of El Centro will officiate.

She will be buried beside the grave of her late husband, Jack Childers.

Mrs. Childers was born July 21, 1912, in Ellijay, Ga. Her family moved from Georgia to Roy Mills County, Okla., in 1916, where she attended schools. She married Jack H. Childers in Erick, Okla. The Childers had two sons, W.J. "Sas" and Tom M. Childers.

In the midst of the Great Depression, the Childers moved to California, residing first in the Salinas Valley and then moving to the Imperial Valley, settling in El Centro in 1949.

Mrs. Childers was a homemaker, enjoying dressmaking and crafts. She would also stay close to her large family in Oklahoma, traveling each year to the Kelley family reunions.

She was preceded in death by her son W.J. "Sas" Childers, in 1997; and her husband, Jack H. Childers., in 1991.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Coantha Childers of El Centro; sister, Imogene McEntire of Texas; and six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 400 S. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92243.


Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Thelma D. Thomas, 90, of Holtville, who died Thursday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. The Rev. John W. Jones of Valley Christian Church of El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley, near the grave of her late husband, Garland Thomas.

Mrs. Thomas was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Indiana. She lived in Long Beach for many years before moving to the desert with her husband, Garland "Tommy" Thomas. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Brawley Assembly of God.

Survivors include her stepson, Floyd Thomas of Arizona; and step-granddaughters, Linda Camire of Lakewood and Kim Young of California.


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