Ramiro B. Camacho

July 19, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Ramiro B. Camacho, 58, of El Centro, who died Monday in University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Christian Church, 450 S. Waterman Ave. in El Centro. Pastor Rosalio Nevarez will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Camacho was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He started working as a cook at age 16 at farm labor camps in Brawley and Fullerton and later worked at local restaurants, including La Hacienda, El Sombrero and La Paloma.

In 1980, Mr. Camacho purchased La Fonda Mexican Family Restaurant, which he loved and operated for over 20 years.

His favorite hobby was cooking and making sure everyone was fed and enjoying his food, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ramon and Roberto Amezcua; and sister, Margarita Soto.


Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Claudia and Hector Ruiz and Martha Cecilia and Juan Sanchez, all of El Centro; son and daughter-in-law, Antonio and Amy Camacho of El Centro; ex-wife, Ninfa Rivera of El Centro; sisters, Liduvina Ramirez, Lucia Baltazar and Socorro Camacho, all of Mexicali, and Amalia Cortez of Sacramento; grandchildren, Norma and Juan Sanchez, Ivonne, Leslie and Hector Ruiz, and Emily and Angelica Camacho, all of El Centro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to UCSD-Bannister House in San Diego.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Maria Luisa Acuña-Rashid, 86, of Calexico, who died Sunday in Mexico City.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. Revs. Edmundo Zarate and Roberto Montano will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Rashid was born May 6, 1915, in the state of Sonora, Mexico, where she was raised. She moved to Mexicali at age 13 and married Pedro Rashid nine years later.

The Rashids opened the first supermarket in Calexico, according to family.

Survivors include her children, Maria Antonieta Rashid-Arvizu of Mexicali, Alma and Francisco Rashid, both of Calexico, Daniel Rashid of San Diego and Zulema Rashid of Mexico City; and 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests donations be sent in Mrs. Rashid's memory to Casa Paco, an institute for incurable diseases and the terminally ill, Colima 1250, Colpmoa Pueblo Nuevo, Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, or for more information call (0115265) 52-82-43.

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