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.
BEATRICE A. QUEEN
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.