Maria "Connie" Landeros

August 22, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Maria "Connie" Landeros, 49, of Calipatria, who died of liver failure Monday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's with the Rev. James Kernan officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Landeros was born Feb. 12, 1952, in Brawley and was raised and attended schools there. She moved to Calipatria in 1978, where she raised her family.

Mrs. Landeros enjoyed listening and dancing to music, being around her family and working in agriculture, according to family.

Survivors include her daughters, Monica Landeros and Rosalinda Salinas, both of Calipatria, and Jenny and Blanca Leticia Salinas, both of San Diego; sons, Jesse Landeros and Juan and Henry Salinas, all of Calipatria; mother, Hermelinda Ortiz of Calipatria; sisters, Mary Sabala of Calipatria, Gracie Salazar of Coachella, Linda Ramsey of Whittier and Diana Ortiz of Riverside; brother, Merced Anthony Saine of Brawley; and nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Adela B. Reyes, 89, of Brawley, who died Friday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Evergisto Bernaldez will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Reyes was born on March 26, 1912, in the state of Sonora, Mexico. She came to the Imperial Valley at age 5. She was raised in the Valley, where she also raised her 12 children.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and worked in housekeeping at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Reyes, in 1952; and brother, Ramon Badilla in 2000.

Survivors include her daughters, Lupe Eros, Esperanza "Hopi" Dagnino and Rosie Balley, all of Brawley, Rita Velasquez of Banning, Reynalda "Reyna" Rojas, Rebecca Reyes and Adela Price, all of Beaumont, and Raquel Ramirez; sons, Rodolfo Reyes of Banning, Richard Reyes of Brawley, Rafael Reyes Jr. of Calexico and Roy Reyes of Indio; sister, Trinidad Valenzuela of Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pioneers' Museum, 373 Aten Road in Imperial, for Elrose M. Conrad, 79, a longtime El Centro resident who died July 10 in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Mrs. Conrad will be buried beside her husband, Jerry Conrad, in Greenwood Cemetery in San Diego.

Mrs. Conrad came to El Centro with her parents in the 1920s. She attended local schools and graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro in 1939.

She attended the University of Southern California, where she joined Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, met her husband, Jerry Conrad, and graduated in 1944. The Conrads married in Ohio that same year and moved to Boston, where Mr. Conrad attended Harvard University.

In 1946, the Conrads moved to El Centro. Mrs. Conrad earned her teaching credential in the 1950s and then taught second grade in El Centro.

In the early 1960s, the Conrads opened Flowers by Elrose, which they owned and operated in the same location in El Centro for 35 years. She retired from the floral business in 1992 but remained active in community affairs.

Mrs. Conrad was an active life member and past president of El Centro Soroptimist Club and an advocate of senior citizens' rights and opportunities.

She was proud of her community and was an active volunteer and served on the board of directors of Imperial County Historical Society. She was a friend to animals and an officer and member of the board of directors of the Humane Society.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Conrad of Lake Elsinore, and Stephen and Jerry Conrad, both of San Francisco; grandchildren, Brooke Fernandez of San Diego, Matt Conrad of Valley Center and Lena Conrad-Vails and Cassidy and Tyler Conrad, all of San Francisco; and great-grandchildren, Ashlin and Courtlin Fernandez and Jaylen and Dylan Conrad-Vails, all of San Francisco.

The family suggests donations to the Imperial County Historical Society at Pioneers' Museum, 373 Aten Road, Imperial, CA 92251.

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