DEATHS: Sept. 12, 2001

September 12, 2001


Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in El Centro for Paul Eric Artechi, 32, of El Centro, who died of liver failure Saturday in University of California San Diego Medical Center.

The Rev. Suzi Jacobson will officiate.

Mr. Artechi was born Jan. 16, 1969, in Montebello.

Survivors include his mother, Olga Artechi of El Centro; aunt, Paula Dolf of El Centro; grandmother, Rosaura Ramirez of Calexico; sister, Deborah Artechi of Los Angeles; brothers, Richard, Danny and Frank Artechi, all of Los Angeles; and many cousins.


Memorial services will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Robert Schubert, 147 E. 6h St. in Westmorland, for Priscilla Ann Beach, 52, of Westmorland, who died of cancer Saturday in her home.


Mrs. Beach was born on March 9, 1949, in Brawley. She was a lifetime resident of the Imperial Valley, attended local schools and worked as a night supervisor for Gray's Stage Stop in Westmorland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rosa Marie; and son, James Holden in 1996.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Alma Schubert of Westmorland; brother, John Hulderman of Twisp, Wash.; and grandchildren, Hannah Gromme and Jamie, Robbie and Chance Schubert, all of Westmorland.


Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Clarence W. Freeman, 78, of Westmorland, who died Friday in his home.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Brawley Assembly of God. Pastor Michael Lasky will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Freeman was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Alba, Wood County, Texas, and came to California at a young age. He married Maxine Lanore Slusher in Yuma on Aug. 27, 1944.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served until late 1945. He held the rank of second-class petty officer.

Mr. Freeman worked as a tractor driver and then as a foreman in agriculture until his retirement in 1988. He also worked for Holly Sugar, Johnson Drysdale, Russo Brothers and Shank & Kretz.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Freeman of Westmorland; sons, Larry Freeman of Boise, Idaho, and Monte Freeman of Westmorland; daughters, Patricia Mahler of Brawley and Toni Minor of Texarkana, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Southern Baptist Church of Holtville for Sally Henthorne, 65, of Holtville, who died Saturday in Reno, Nev.

Burial will be at a later date.

Mrs. Henthorne was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Pete Henthorne in Des Moines on May 6, 1955.

Mrs. Henthorne worked as a librarian at Meyer Memorial Library in Holtville for 17 years and was named Holtville's citizen of the year in 1997.

She was an active member of Soroptimist Club of Holtville, Friends of the Holtville Library and  Desert Valley Library Media Association.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Henthorne of Holtville; daughters, Carma Henthorne of Reno, Karen "Topie" Bailey of Holtville and Ann'et Macdonald of Verdi, Nev.; son-in-law, Allen Bailey of Holtville; grandchildren, Samantha, Kristina and A.J. Bailey, all of Holtville; sister-in-law, Sue Biley of Prescott, Iowa; and brother-in-law, Gene Biley of Prescott.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Friends of the Holtville Library, P.O. Box 253, Holtville, CA 92250.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Maria de Jesus Lozano, 79, of Calexico, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Gerardo Fernandez will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Lozano was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Huejucar, Jalisco, Mexico. She married Salvador Lozano in Huejucar in October 1948. She lived in Mexicali for 36 years before moving to Calexico, where she was a homemaker and raised her seven children.

She was a good wife and mother, according to family.

She was preceded in death by son Salvador Lozano in 1997.

Survivors include her husband, Salvador Lozano of Calexico; sons, Antonio Lozano of Calexico, Rodolfo Lozano of Yuma and Rodrigo De Santiago of Tracy; daughters, Carmen Urquides of Los Angeles, Margarita De La Torre of Zacatecas, Mexico, and Alicia McLeary of Sonora; brother, Francisco Sandoval of Mexicali; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Services are pending for Manuel R. Ortiz, 66, of El Centro, who died Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ortiz was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Fresno and was raised in Brawley. He was a lifetime resident of the Imperial Valley and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Brawley.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Minnie Ortiz, and brother Edward "Wari" Ortiz.

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