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DEATHS: Sept. 4, 2001

September 04, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Guadalupe A. "Tony" Garza Jr., 67, of Stockton, a former Calexico resident who died Wednesday in St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Garza was born on April 26, 1934, in San Antonio and was raised there. He moved to the Imperial Valley in 1956, where he settled and was self-employed in Calexico.


Mr. Garza moved to the Stockton area in 1996 to be close to his children. He worked as director of customer service for Weston Ranch Pharmacy for the past five years.

Mr. Garza served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Imperial Valley Stock Car Racing Association and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include his children, Jessie Garza-Roderick and Ana, Gustavo and Hector Garza, all of Stockton; sisters, Janie Greer and Minerva Taylor, both of San Antonio, and Alice Medina of Fullerton; grandchildren, Robert David Roderick, David Joseph Martin Jr., and Denisha Sybil Garza, Desiree Nicole Garza, Halli Dowd Garza and Christopher Irvine Garza; and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jessica Ann and Justin Chavarin.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Eunice May Willis, 89, of Indio, a former Brawley resident who died Friday in Rancho Mirage Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley. The Rev. Dan Jarrell of Western Avenue Baptist Church of Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Willis was born on April 12, 1912, in Oklahoma. She lived in Brawley and married Ray O. Willis in Yuma on June 12, 1927. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Willis was a longtime member of First Christian Church of Brawley and the women's auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray O. Willis, in 1973; and son, Leon Willis in 1968.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Dill of Brawley and Norma Fisher of Bermuda Dunes; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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