DEATHS: August 27, 2001

August 27, 2001


Mass was celebrated Aug. 2 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Escondido for Justo J. Zamudio, 64, of Escondido, a former Imperial Valley resident who died of cancer July 26.

Interment was in Oak Hill Memorial Park with full military honors.

Born Aug. 9, 1936, in Calexico, Mr. Zamudio lived in El Centro before moving to Escondido, where he had lived for 18 years. He worked for the North County Transit District at the time of his death.

Mr. Zamudio attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico Union High School and Palomar College.

Mr. Zamudio served in the 413th TAC of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was stationed in Okinawa and Nakasaki, Japan.


He retired from the U.S. Department of Justice as a deportation officer and trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga. He also had worked for the U.S. Department of Labor.

He was a longtime member of and usher for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Escondido.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Lillie Lopez Zamudio of Escondido; daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and William Peden Jr. of Escondido and Julie and Rene Tristan of Escondido; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Laura Zamudio of Pasadena; sisters and brother-in-law, Luisa Garcia of Imperial Beach and Frances and Manuel Esperanza of Calexico; and grandchildren, Gina, Marlene, William, Sonny, Anthony and Stephen Peden and Alexander Justin Tristan.


Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Beatrice A. Queen, 81, of El Centro, who died Saturday in Vencor Hospital in San Diego. Pastor Steve Messick of Christ Community Church of El Centro will officiate.

Mrs. Queen will be buried beside her husband, M.C. Queen, who died in 1985.

Mrs. Queen was born May 4, 1920, in Heavener, Okla. She lived in the Imperial Valley for the past 61 years.

She was very involved in arts and crafts, including sewing and quilting.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Hardis and Beverly Queen of El Centro and Michael and Judy Queen of Imperial; sister, Veda Davis of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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