Arthur Hector Saikhon

September 06, 2001

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Centro for Arthur Hector Saikhon, 62, of El Centro, who died Monday in Scripps Hospital in San Diego. Monsignor Thomas Vidra will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Saikhon was born June 24, 1939, in Los Angeles and moved to Brawley as an infant. He attended Brown Military Academy and later transferred to Brawley Union High School, where he played varsity football.

Mr. Saikhon was a self-employed grower and shipper and was well-known throughout the produce industry for his watermelon and lettuce crops.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Mario Saikhon.

Survivors include his sons, Scott Saikhon of San Diego and Derrick Saikhon of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Karen Saikhon of El Centro; sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Johnny Singh of Brawley; sister-in-law, Dora Saikhon of El Centro; and five grandchildren, four nieces and three nephews.



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 Aug. 29 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, Ana Garza-Martin and 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 9 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Trinidad "Trini" Candelario, 55, of Niland, who died Wednesday after a lengthy illness in her home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Niland. The Rev. Jim Kernan will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Candelario was born Feb. 20, 1946, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She came to the Imperial Valley with her family as a teen-ager, settling in Niland in 1978.

She married Salvador Candelario in El Centro on April 16, 1963. The Candelarios made their home and raised their children in Niland.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador Candelario, on Jan. 16, 1989.

Survivors include her daughters, Veronica Guerra of San Diego, Carolina and Cruz Candelaria, both of Brawley, and Guadalupe Candelaria of Las Vegas; sons, Alex and Silvestre Candelaria, both of Las Vegas; sisters, Patricia Bojorquez of Los Angeles, Maria Apodaca and Lidia Marquez, both of Mexicali, Cecilia Meza of Mecca and Virginia Bravo and Victoria Marquez, both of Coachella; brother, Felipe Marquez of Coachella; and six grandchildren.


No formal services were conducted for Joseph E. Gould, 76, of Bard, who died Aug. 26 in his home.

Burial was under private family disposition.

Mr. Gould was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Kansas and was raised in Missouri. He was a self-employed jack-of-all trades.

He married Clara George in Missouri in 1951. The Goulds moved to the Bard area in the 1970s.

He enjoyed rabbits, was a hard-working man and always treated everyone fairly and was well-respected by everyone that knew him, according to family.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Gould of Bard; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Billy Fry of Rochelle, Ill., Susie and Jim Justice of Atlanta and Beverly and Keith Butts of Yuma; daughter, Billie Jo Gould of Buffalo, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Zonia Gould of Cottonwood, Ariz.; son, Johnny Gould of Bard; brothers, Johnny Gould of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Willard Gould of Mountain Grove, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two half-brothers.

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