Heidi G. Locher

September 05, 2001

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lakeside Funeral Chapel, 9840 Maine St., for Heidi G. Locher, 67, of El Cajon, a former Holtville resident who died Aug. 25 in Kaiser Hospital in El Cajon.

Ms. Locher was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Holtville. She lived in El Cajon for 50 years and worked as a hairdresser in La Mesa for 48 years.

She and her brother, Werner Locher, were members of the Imperial County 4-H Club all-stars of 1951.

In later years, Ms. Locher continued to be involved in 4-H as a leader. She also volunteered her talents as a hairdresser for various convalescent homes.

Each year before the Christmas holiday, Ms. Locher made exquisite gingerbread houses, which she then donated to local homes for the physically challenged, according to family.


She was preceded in death by her brother Werner Locher.

Survivors include her brother and sisters-in-law, Walter and Mona Locher of El Centro and Eddie and Bethany Locher of Lakeside; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Locher of Seeley; aunt, Marie Locher of El Centro; sisters, Liz Locher, Fay Spirz and Ann Hanson, all of El Cajon, May Sotello of Ramona and Margaret Hoyle of Escondido; and 29 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Vitas, Rio Vista Towers, 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 950, San Diego, CA 92108.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Mercedes "Mercy" Robles-Peña, 41, of Calexico, who died after a short illness Sunday in Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Primera Iglesia Bautista in Calexico. Pastor Frank Garcia of Centro Cristiano Vino Nuevo of Calexico will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Robles-Peña was born Sept. 13, 1959, in Fresno. She was raised in Calexico, where she attended schools including Jefferson Elementary School, De Anza Junior High and Calexico High School.

Survivors include her husband, Gabriel Peña of Brawley; children, Elizabeth Robles and Gabriel Peña Jr., both of Calexico, Christina Marie Dilan-Morales and Julio Armando Dilan, both of Oxnard, Valentin Dilan Jr. of El Centro and John Dilan of Indio; grandchildren, George Anthony Morales of Oxnard and Adrian Dilan of Brawley; parents, Manuel and Mercedes Robles of Calexico; sisters, Nelly Alvarado and Elsa Robles, both of Calexico, Josefina Garcia of Sunnyvale, Dora Trejo of Oxnard and Frances Robles of Sacramento; and brothers, Ruben Ortiz of Sonora, Mexico, John Robles of Tucson and Billy Robles of Mexicali.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Dorothy M. Yeager, 85, of El Centro, who died Saturday in her home.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holtville. The Rev. Allen R. Deinert will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Yeager was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Danville, Pa. She married Lee Yeager in Pennsylvania on Aug. 8, 1936. The Yeagers moved to California in 1952.

Mrs. Yeager had many jobs besides being a homemaker. She worked as a nurse's aide at the tuberculosis sanitarium in Holtville and as a cook and teachers' aide. Her last employment was as a central supply aide at El Centro Regional Medical Center. She retired in 1981.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holtville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Yeager, in September 1983; and sons, Lee Jr. and Charles Yeager.

Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Yeager of El Centro; numerous nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and several adopted grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, 400 S. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92243, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 562 Chestnut Ave., Holtville, CA 92250.


No funeral services will be conducted for Marguerite "Petre" Melvin, 77, of Bombay Beach who was cremated. She died Tuesday in John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio.

Ms. Melvin was born May 18, 1923, in Williamson, W.V.

She was a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists and in later years worked in the health-care field.

She was a 23-year member of the American Legion auxiliary, Unit 801, Bombay Beach. She served in many offices in the auxiliary, including as president of her unit and District 30.

She also served on commissions for the American Legion auxiliary, department of California.

American Legion auxiliary Unit 801, Bombay Beach will conduct a memorial service for Ms. Melvin in October. The specific date will be announced at later date.

Survivors include longtime friends Audrey Hoffmeyer, David Hoffmeyer, Ray Fischer and Frank Raymond.

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