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Tanner Rothfleisch

September 13, 2001

Memorial services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, at Christ Community Church in El Centro for Tanner Rothfleisch of Holtville. The Rev. Walter Colace of Christ Community Church and the Rev. Jim Johnson, formerly of Faith Baptist Church in Imperial, will conduct the services. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Rothfleisch, 20, of Holtville, was born in El Centro on Nov. 22, 1980. He died Monday in San Luis Obispo while assisting a stranded motorist. He had recently moved to San Luis Obispo to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Before moving to San Luis Obispo he was employed by Performance Mechanical Contracting in Holtville as a journeyman mechanic.

He graduated from Holtville High School, where he was active in Future Farmers of America and 4-H. While involved in FFA, he was named a state farmer in 1998. He enjoyed spending time riding his quad in the Glamis dunes and rebuilding cars. He was well known for his sense of humor and his helpful attitude.

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He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack and Jean Rothfleisch.

Survivors include his parents, Joe Rothfleisch and Becky Nilson, both of Holtville; brother and sister-in-law Ryan and Nicole Rothfleisch of Brawley; sisters, Tasha Rothfleisch of Chino, Talia Rothfleisch of San Luis Obispo and Regan Rothfleisch of Holtville; maternal grandparents, Charles and Louise Nilson of Holtville; uncles and aunts, Lew Ron and Jackie Thompson of Carbondale, Colo., Henry and Barbara Nilson of Holtville and Dan Nilson of El Centro, and numerous cousins. He is also survived by Jessica Diez of Holtville, his longtime girlfriend.

The family has set up a memorial fund at Faith Baptist Church, 2353 La Brucherie Road, Imperial, CA 92251.

ROGER WILSON

No services will be conducted for Roger Wilson, 53, of El Centro, who was struck by lightning Sept. 2 in Stonewall Peak.

His remains will be cremated.

Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 6, 1948, in El Centro. He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro and Imperial Valley College. He was a yellow cab employee in San Diego for 16 years.

He joined the U.S. Marines Corps and served during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Wilson, in 1986.

Survivors include his mother, Blanche Wilson of El Centro; sisters, Phyllis Cook of El Centro and Merlene Watson of Sun Valley; brothers, Bob Wilson of Torrence and Larry Clay of Yucaipa; and three nieces and two nephews.

LOWELL SMITH LEAVITT

Funeral services were Monday in Ashley Stake Chapel in Vernal, Utah, for Lowell Smith Leavitt, 64, of Rangely, Colo., a former Brawley resident who died Sept. 5 in Rangely.

Burial was in Vernal Memorial Park.

Mr. Leavitt was born May 18, 1936, in St. George, Utah.

Mr. Leavitt met Carol Eubanks while in the military in South Carolina and earned the nickname of "Good Hand" after many years of hard work in the oil fields.

He was a faithful member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in the stake presidency, bishopric, Sunday school and many other areas. He probably was best known for his missionary work by example, according to family

Mr. Leavitt made many friends through his church service, hunting, breeding and racing quarter horses, and his great passion in life, team penning. His great love of life was passed on to all who knew him through his jokes, stories and tall tales, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Smith Leavitt; stepfather, John E. Clark; children Darrell, Denise and David; and brother Darwin Leavitt.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Leavitt of Rangely; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Brandon Booth of Salt Lake City; mother and spouse, Laura and Bob Steele of Vernal; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Dan Robbins of Vernal; sister, Patricia Walker of Salt Lake City; brother and sister-in-law, Mitchell and Colleen Clark of Vernal; sister-in-law, Christie Leavitt; and grandson, David Lowell Jensen of Sandy, Utah.

AUDREY I. HOFFMEYER

No funeral services will be conducted for Audrey I. Hoffmeyer, 77, of Bombay Beach, who died Sunday in Valencia Palms Nursing Center in Indio.

Her remains were cremated.

A memorial service will be conducted in October by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 801 of Bombay Beach.

Her remains were cremated.

Mrs. Hoffmeyer was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Baltimore. She was an accountant and also worked in the health care field.

In her later years, Mrs. Hoffmeyer worked as a rural carrier for the U.S. Post Office in the northern Niland area and served a number of years as a chairman at the Bombay Community Service District and on the Imperial County Planning Commission.

Mrs. Hoffmeyer was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 801 of Bombay Beach for 23 years, where she served in many offices and was past president of her unit and of District 30. She served on commissions for the American Legion Auxiliary department of California.

Survivors include her son, David Hoffmeyer of Baltimore; cousin and spouse, Evalyn and Charles Juerss of Baltimore; and longtime friends Ray Fischer and Frank Raymond.

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