Pamela Lynn Remington-fonseca

June 14, 2001

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in El Centro for Pamela Lynn Remington-Fonseca, 41, of San Diego, who died June 9 in a highway accident on Mountain Springs Grade.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

After interment, friends are invited to join the family in fellowship in the First Baptist Church social hall and may bring 3- by 5-inch notecards with memories of Mrs. Remington-Fonseca to leave for the family.

Mrs. Remington-Fonseca was born Oct. 7, 1959, in San Diego. She was raised in Calexico and graduated from Calexico High School. She earned an associate's degree in nursing from Imperial Valley College in 1983.

Mrs. Remington-Fonseca nursed at Calexico Hospital, Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley and El Centro Regional Medical Center, where she served for more than 11 years. She was employed at Alvarado Medical Center in San Diego at the time of the accident.


She was a past-honored queen of Bethel 285 of the International Order of the Jobs Daughters and a member of Imperial Valley chapter 276 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in swimming, horsemanship, Mount Signal 4-H and played high school softball, according to family.

Survivors include her children, Michelle Y. Fonseca of Sacramento and Jeffery M. Fonseca of Calexico; parents, Tom and Paula Remington of Calexico; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Barbara Remington of Clifton, Va., and Todd and Jennifer Remington of Fairfield; sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Mark League of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Wendy Remington of Sunnyvale; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Pam Fonseca nursing scholarship fund at Imperial Valley College.


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ajalon Baptist Church at 433 Tram View Road in Palm Springs for Doris Beverly Sampson-Blasingame, 79, of Cathedral City, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Saturday in Palm Springs.

Mrs. Sampson-Blasingame was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Ozan, Ark. She was the daughter of Archie D. Sampson and Willie Maude Owens-Sampson.

She married Willie Blasingame in Imperial in January 1945. She lived in the Imperial Valley for 20 years and was a self-employed seamstress.

She was a member of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor and Elks Lodge 524.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Izone Grays and Aldee and Eli Sampson.

Survivors include her daughters, Reggie Bradford of Marina and LaRonda Sylvester and Sandi Monroe, both of Palm Springs; son, Douglas Blasingame of Palm Springs; sister, Georgia Gambeal of Long Island, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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