DEATHS: June 24, 2001

June 23, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Filemon Campos, 70, of El Centro, who died Thursday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Campos was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Zacatecas, Mexico.

He married Maria Teresa Campos on May 7, 1956, in Zacatecas. She died Oct. 12, 1984.

Mr. Campos was raised in Zacatecas. He moved to Mexicali in 1947, settling there for nine years. He came to the United States in 1956, settling in the Imperial Valley, where he worked in agriculture as a tractor driver. He worked for La Brucherie Farms for five years, then for Vessey Co. for 32 years.


Survivors include his children, Consuelo Campos and Francisco Campos, both of Indio, Altagracia Ramos, Maria Campos and Jose Luis Campos, all of El Centro, Teresa Moraga of Camarillo, Maricela Campos of Thousand Palms, Filemon Campos of Calexico, Alfonso Campos of Bermuda Dunes and Juan Campos of Victorville; sister, Aurora Covarrubias of Zacatecas; brothers, Jose Campos of Mexicali, Jesus Campos and Emilio Campos, both of Zacatecas, and Alfonso Campos of Guadalajara, Mexico; grandchildren, Christian, Darren, Daniel, Anthony, David, Yara, Maira, AnnaLilian, Teresita, Melisa, Evelyn, Altagracia, Leslie and Judy; great-grandchildren, Blanca, Alexis, George, Kikie, Ariana and David; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Theodore "Teddy" Gonzales, 47, of El Centro, who died Thursday. A determination of his cause of death is pending. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brawley, with the Rev. Jorge Moreno officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Gonzales was born in Merced on Aug. 27, 1953. Soon after birth his family moved to the Imperial Valley and he was raised in Brawley.

Mr. Gonzales attended local schools. He was employed by Advanced Landscaping. He did general labor work such as painting, landscaping, carpentry and plumbing.

Mr. Gonzales liked watching movies with his kids, listening to his Walkman, having barbecues and eating seafood, according to family. He loved playing horseshoes, dominoes and pool, family added.

Mr. Gonzales was preceded in death by his brothers, Florentino Gonzales Jr., in 1980, and George Gonzales in 1994, and his father, Florentino Gonzales Sr.

Survivors include his sons, Theodore Gonzales of Washington and Teddy Gonzales and Daniel Gonzales, both of El Centro; daughter, Priscilla Gonzales of El Centro; mother, Mary Gonzales of Delano; sister, Dolores Herrera of Bakersfield; brothers, Joey Gonzales of Delano and Raymond Gonzales of Brawley; and grandchildren, Andrew Gonzales, Ruben Gonzales and Rene Gonzales, all of Washington, and Christopher Daniel Gonzales of Heber.

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