Bernardo B. Morales

July 11, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Bernardo B. Morales, 77, of El Centro, who died July 3 in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Morales was born Aug. 30, 1923, in the Philippines. He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 20 years.

Mr. Morales worked at Tropicana Restaurant in El Centro and then did farm working for various firms in the Valley.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Brien Viloria in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Magdalena Morales of El Centro; daughter, Selly Viloria of El Centro; sons, Romeo, Alejandro and Antonio Morales, all of El Centro, and Francisco Morales of the Philippines; brother, Paulino Morales of the Philippines; sister, Sofia Morales of the Philippines; and 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Neptune Society Chapel in El Cajon for Mary Frances Wofford, 80, of El Cajon, a former Holtville resident who died June 30 in her home.

Mrs. Wofford was born in Dearborn, Mo., and raised in Holtville. She married Walter Glenn Wofford in 1961, after which the Woffords settled in San Diego.

She was a Worthy Matron and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1959.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Wofford and Rory Pendley; grandchildren, Laura Hinesley and Lisa Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Wilson.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Maria Teresa Demos, 74, of San Diego, a former Imperial Valley resident who died July 4 in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Centro. Monsignor Thomas Vidra will officiate.

Mrs. Demos was born May 17, 1927, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She came to the United States in April 1946 and later became a U.S. Citizen.

She was a longtime Imperial Valley resident and also lived in Northern California for a few years.

Mrs. Demos enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and was an avid reader. She will be truly missed and forever loved, according to family.

Survivors include her brother, Paul Damos of San Diego; sisters, Mary Teel of San Diego and Margaret Jaramillo of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Hortencia "Tencha" Jaime Rodriguez, 77, of Brawley, who died Monday in her home.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Barry Vinyard will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Rodriguez was born July 14, 1923, in Swansea, Ariz. She came to the Imperial Valley in 1930, settling in Brawley. She married Joe Rodriguez in Yuma on March 22, 1941.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rodriguez, on Aug. 17, 1990.

Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Salazar of San Ysidro, Gloria Enriquez of Chula Vista and Martha Scarbrough of Santa Ana; sons, Joe and Frank Rodriguez, both of Brawley, David Rodriguez of Chula Vista and Daniel Rodriguez of Anaheim; sisters, Evangelina Cajigas of Brawley and Dora Rupp of North Hollywood; brothers, Robert and Arnold Jaime, both of Fresno; and 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Faith Assembly of God in Imperial for Tammi O. Staggs, 42, of Seeley, who died of cancer Monday in her home.

Her brother-in-law, Pastor Daryl Ingle of Imperial, will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. Staggs was born Feb. 2, 1959, in Brawley. She was raised in Seeley and attended schools in Seeley and El Centro. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Staggs considered her family and being a mother as her greatest accomplishments in life, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Staggs, in 1993 and sister, Nancy Contreras in 1983.

Survivors include her companion, David Stanton of Seeley; sons, Jessiah Bentley and Taylor Stanton, both of Seeley; daughter, Rebecca Bailey Stanton of Seeley; mother, Billie Sue Brady of Seeley; brothers, Alfred Staggs of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Danny Staggs of Austin, Texas, and Timothy Defrece of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Kathy Lothes of Branson, Mo., Judy Mamer of Brawley and Candy Moreno of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Daryl Ingle of Imperial; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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