Helen Josephine Milling-harlan

July 17, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Helen Josephine Milling-Harlan, 90, of Imperial, who died of a heart attack Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Imperial Community Church. The Revs. LeRoy Jackson and Wayne Mudge will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Harlan was born Nov. 14, 1910, in Hugo, Okla. She graduated from Paris Junior College in Texas in 1932. She began her teaching career in a two-room rural school house in Soper. Okla., and then taught in Hugo for a total of 13 years.

She married Stanley E. Harlan in Hugo on Sept. 12, 1945. The Harlans moved to Holtville and she continued her teaching at Holtville Elementary School. Mrs. Harlan retired in 1972 after 39 years of teaching.

Mrs. Harlan was greatly admired by her students and co-workers. She was active in the First Christian Church of Hugo and Holtville until she moved to Imperial to live with her daughter, Helen, in 1986. She had resided at the Valley Retirement Inn in Holtville since December.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley E. Harlan, on March 9, 1978; and sisters, Lucille King and Elizabeth Anderson.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Mel Rader of Imperial; grandsons and spouses, Matthew and Lori Marrs of Imperial and Nathaniel and Jamie Marrs of Los Angeles; great-grandchildren, Eric, Zachary and Jayden, all of Imperial, and Charlotte and Elias, both of Los Angeles; brother, James Milling of Grapevine, Texas; and nieces, Saundra Necessary of Grapevine and Phyllis Joyce of Bonita, Texas.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 425, El Centro, CA 92243, or Imperial Community Church.


Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Lynn LeRoy Boone, 63, of El Centro, who died Thursday in Poway. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of the Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Mr. Boone was born Dec. 27, 1937, in El Centro. He was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and taught in Calexico, Holtville, Calipatria and Japan.

He served in the U.S. Army for four years.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Marilyn Boone of El Centro; brother, Buddy Boone of Escondido; sister, Linda Holbrook of El Centro; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ray LaChance of Poway; nephews, Tim Holbrook of San Diego, Geoff Holbrook of Berlin and Greg LaChance of Poway; and nieces, Rose Whatley of Ramona and Jeannine Rueckert and Audrey LaChance, both of Rancho Bernardo.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 400 S. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92243.


Chapel services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Troy W. Clark, 77, of Holtville, who died of a heart attack July 8 in Montrose, Colo. The Rev. John Strong of Holtville will officiate.

Mr. Clark will be buried beside his wife, Elda Mae Clark, in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Clark was born May 9, 1924, in Osage, Okla., and was raised there. He married Elda Mae Selvidge in Siloam Springs, Ark., on May 29, 1943.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

The Clarks moved to the Imperial Valley on March 29, 1946, settling in Holtville. Mr. Clark owned and operated Clark's Texaco, Clark's Exxon and T&E Towing. He was in the service station business for 50 years.

He was known for his smile and sense of humor, was always willing to help someone in need, and forgot about many repair bills of those who couldn't afford to pay his services, according to family.

Mr. Clark provided many jobs for young men in Holtville and was always fair in his business dealings, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elda Mae Clark, in 1998; son, Donald Clark; grandson, Matthew Yates; and sister, Bessie Powell.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Shirl and Michael Henderson of Imperial; brother, Arthur Clark of Oregon; and sisters, Lou Rhodes of Kansas, Doshia Hoopes of Oklahoma and Lucy Copeland and Emma Bradshaw, both of California.

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