SHIRLEY ETHEL CARADINE
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Shirley Ethel Caradine, 84, of The Fountain of Youth Spa, who died Tuesday in her home.
Mrs. Caradine was born June 14, 1916, in Holtville. She was raised in the Holtville and El Centro areas. She was employed by the Imperial Irrigation District from 1934 to 1944 and worked for Schineman Paper Co. from 1944 to 1954.
Mrs. Caradine was a band member of the "Alley Cats" that performed throughout the Valley. She also ran a day-care center out of her home for several years.
She was an avid cactus collector and donated some of her cactus plants to the Imperial County Historical Society. She loved Siamese cats and animals in general, according to family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Caradine, in 1978; sisters, Thelma Barrett and Ollie Storey; and brother, Winston Carroll.
Survivors include her nephew, Winston C. Yergin of San Diego; niece, J. Carol Domeno of The Fountain of Youth Spa; stepdaughters, Patty Porter of San Diego and Pauline Haggard of Brawley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in El Sendero de la Cruz Church in Calexico for Fernando Ubence, 50, of Calexico, who died in a traffic accident Tuesday on State Route 78.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the church. Esther Fox will officiate.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.
Mr. Ubence was born Feb. 18, 1951, in Calexico, and was raised there. He married Martha Sanchez in El Centro on April 4, 1971. He worked as a truck driver for 27 years, hauling produce throughout California.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ubence of Calexico; daughter, Priscilla Gastelum of Calexico; sons, Fernando Jr. and Joel Ubence, both of Calexico; grandson, George Ubence of El Centro; mother, Maria Ubence of Fontana; and 10 brothers and two sisters.