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DEATHS: Aug. 16, 2001

August 16, 2001

MARY U. AGUILAR

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico for Mary U. Aguilar, 70, of Calexico, who died Tuesday in her home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Edmundo Zarate will officiate.

Mrs. Aguilar will be buried beside her husband, Agapito V. Aguilar, in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Aguilar was born May 5, 1931, in Indio. She was a lifetime resident of the Imperial Valley.

Mrs. Aguilar worked for Gordon's Laundromat and John Giegrich Bottling Co., both in Calexico. She also was a secretary for 15 years.

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In 1998, Mrs. Aguilar was grand marshal of the Calexico Christmas Parade.

Mrs. Aguilar taught special education classes and catechism to children in grades K-8. She was active in senior citizens programs and operated a Christmas program for the homeless and handicapped.

She was a member of De Colores Curdiiliesta and Guardia De Honor at Our Lady of Guadalupe. She also worked the bingo concession at the church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Agapito V. Aguilar, in February 1961.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Phillip Gilbert of El Centro and Anna and Daniel Ramirez of Calexico; brother, John Urena of Calexico; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Georgina Urena of Calexico and Jesse and Jane Urena of Baldwin Park; sisters and brothers-in-law, Paula and Gale Ivie, Addie and Fernando Sanudo, Victoria and Leonardo Escalante and Socorro and Juan Martinez, all of Calexico, Evangelina and Mike Perez of Salinas and Angie and Gilbert Gutierrez of El Centro; sister, Helen Smith of San Diego; grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah Gilbert and Lisa Marie Ramirez, all of El Centro, and Presley and Daniel Ramirez Jr., both of Calexico; great-grandchild, Skylar Gilbert Morgan of El Centro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Catholic charities, homeless shelters, or the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish building fund, 124 E. 5th St., Calexico, CA 92231.

EVA ANDREA K. ALLEN

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in North Holtville Friends Church, 1595 E. Blodgett Road, for Eva Andrea K. Allen, 91, of Holtville, who died Tuesday in rural Holtville. Pastor Michael Allen will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Allen was born March 16, 1910, in Holtville. She spent most of her life in the Imperial Valley except for a 10-year interlude when her family moved to Newberg, Ore.

She returned to the Valley after graduating from Friends Academy in Newberg and soon after met and married Cecil Dennis "Bill" Allen in Holtville on Sept. 4, 1931.

She was an active member of North Holtville Friends Church, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the Christian Women's Club, the Home Department and the Parent-Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dennis "Bill" Allen, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Edith Mae Jackson of Holtville and Margaret Ann Roth of Anaheim; sons, George William Allen of Pleasant Hill and Dennis Michael Allen of Holtville; sisters, Olive Hester and Edith Jones, both of Newberg; brothers, George Orla Kendall of Pullman, Wash., and Alfred Kendall of Goldhill, Ore.; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

MANUEL BARBOSA

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro for Manuel Barbosa, 83, of El Centro, who died Tuesday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Barbosa was born Aug. 14, 1917, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 35 years.

Mr. Barbosa worked for various agricultural companies, including Dessert Seed Co. and Gourmet Farms. He also followed the produce seasons throughout California under the Bracero program.

Survivors include his wife, Esperanza Barbosa of El Centro; sons, Manuel Barbosa of Mexicali, Roberto Barbosa of El Centro, Jose Barbosa of Palm Desert and Francisco and Rodolfo Barbosa, both of Coachella; daughters, Teresa Vieyra of Santa Monica, Concha Villa, Estella Ochoa, Paula Chavez, Evangelina Robledo, Maria Elena Viesca and Virginia Barbosa, all of El Centro, Dolores Hernandez of Calexico and Lucy Munguia of Ohio; and one sister and one brother, both of Mexico, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MARTIN R. PALOMINO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro for Martin R. Palomino, 36, of El Centro, who died Monday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A determination of the cause of death is pending investigation.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday 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. Palomino was born July 14, 1965, in Mexicali. He came to the Imperial Valley as an infant and was raised and attended schools in El Centro. He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro.

He married Diana Romero.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Palomino of El Centro; parents, Robert Palomino and Maria Tamayo of Mexicali; brother, Jaime Palomino of Upland; and sister, Linda Elizabeth Mungia of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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