Raymond Gonzalez

June 07, 2001

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Live Again Ministries at 38215 San Francisquito Canyon Road in Saugus for Raymond Gonzalez, 47, of Lake Hughes, who died May 14 in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Pastor Juan Higuera will officiate.

Mr. Gonzalez was born Oct. 25, 1953, in Mexico. He attended Imperial Valley schools and earned a welding certificate from Imperial Valley College. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator and welder for several local businesses.

He served as a counselor for Live Again Ministries for the past 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tomas Gonzalez, in 1990.

Survivors include his companion, Clorinda Vasquez of El Centro; son, Michael Gonzalez of El Centro; granddaughter, Michelle Gonzalez of El Centro; stepchildren, Tricia Vasquez Quintero and Steven Vasquez, both of El Centro; mother, Refugio Gonzalez of El Centro; sisters, Bertha Valenzuela, Ruth Romero and Sandra Silva, all of El Centro, Julie Gonzalez of Mexico City and Hermelinda Preal, Ana Maria Ramirez and Irma Fernandez, all of San Diego; brother, Robert Gonzalez of El Centro; and numerous nieces and nephews.


The family suggests memorials to Live Again Ministries, P.O. Box 680, Lake Hughes, CA 93532.


Memorial services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Christ Community Church in El Centro for William Robert "Billy" Stogden, 53, a former Imperial resident who had been missing in Tijuana since October 1998 before his death.

Mr. Stogden was born Oct. 25, 1947, in El Centro.

Survivors include his son, Rain Stogden of Redwood City; mother, Dolores Maxwell of Red Bluff; stepfather, Bill Maxwell of Red Bluff; brothers, Domingo Stogden of Chico, Jesse Stogden of Los Angeles and Armando Stogden of Milpitas; sister, Terri Winstead of Imperial; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Abundant Life Church at 3780 S. 4th Ave., Suites F & G, in Yuma for Hector Raul Campos, 41, of Brawley, who died Saturday in his home.

A determination of the cause of death is pending investigation.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Campos was born Sept. 1, 1959, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He moved to Yuma as a young boy and attended schools there. After his schooling, he worked as a steel worker, auto mechanic and construction worker. He lived in Brawley since last year.

He was a stay-at-home dad for the last few years of his life, taking care of his son. He loved the desert and spending time with his sons hunting and hiking in the foothills, according to family.

Survivors include his mother, Ernestina Selby of Yuma; daughter, Yalena Campos of Phoenix.; son, Daniel Campos of Yuma; stepson, Ray Garcia of Yuma; brother, Sergio Campos of Yuma; and sisters, Maria Campos, Concha Cabrera, Ana Urias, Teresa Greentaner and Jennifer Selby, all of Yuma, and two grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Eugene Wallace Johnston, 75, of Lake Elsinore, who died May 4 in Holtville. Assistant Chaplain Lynda Greyshock of Inland Valley Regional Medical Center and Jerry M. Brittsan and Joe D. Petree, both of Imperial Masonic Lodge 390, will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Johnston was born June 6, 1925, in Los Angeles. He was a retired cattleman who worked in the Imperial Valley, Live Oak Springs, Warner Springs and Banner Springs areas. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II

Mr. Johnston was a member of Masonic Lodge 390 and Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his son and daughters-in-law, Randy and Trisha Johnston of Lemoore, Michael and Teri Johnston of Holtville and Paul and Cheryl Johnston of Oak Grove; sons, James Johnston of Hollister and Lee Johnston of El Centro; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Larry Perry of Hollister; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Imperial Masonic Lodge 390, P.O. Box 367, Imperial, CA 92251; the California Scottish Rite Foundation, 855 Elm Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813, or a charity of choice.


Graveside services will be private for Nasaria "Sara" Gonzales, 85, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Pastor Mike Neciuk of El Redentor Assembly of God will officiate.

Mrs. Gonzales was born July 17, 1915, in Brownsville, Texas. She worked as a farm laborer for many years and marched with Cesar Chavez. She was employed by Pioneers Memorial Hospital in the late 1950s. She married Raymond Gonzales in Brawley.

She did a stint of duty in convalescent homes and was a devoted volunteer at the Brawley senior citizens center.

Her favorite hobbies were bingo and growing flowers. She would enter many floral designs in the California Mid-Winter Fair, winning numerous times and being awarded numerous ribbons. She was a dedicated activist in supporting farm laborer rights, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gonzales; and sons Raymond Jr. and Juan Gonzales.

Survivors include her daughters, Angie Garcia and Rosa Hernandez, both of Brawley, Eloisa and Dominga Ybarra, both of Henderson, Nev., Mary Brhel of Palms Springs and Sara Harris of Fayetteville, N.C.; sons, Ralph Gonzales of Thermal and Ruben Gonzales of Brawley; 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

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