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DEATHS: Sept. 14, 2001

September 14, 2001


Graveside services were Aug. 20 in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Frances Rosamond House, 93, of San Marcos, a longtime Brawley resident who died July 8 in San Marcos.

Mrs. House was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Wilmot, S.D., and moved to the Imperial Valley at age 6. In 1998, Mrs. House sold her home in Brawley and relocated to San Marcos.

According to family, Mrs. House will be missed by several generations of students who passed through her second-grade classroom in Westmorland, where she taught for 25 years. Also, she will be missed by many from her Methodist congregation in Brawley, who will remember her investment of time and service in their lives and in the Imperial Valley community at-large, family stated.


Survivors include her children, Bette Blom of San Diego, Marilyn Coffin of San Dimas and Richard House of Escondido; and granddaughters, Lauren and Madison Coffin.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Niland for Adolfo G. "Blackie" Preciado, 74, of Niland, who died Tuesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in Immaculate of Mary Catholic Church in Niland with the Rev. Jim Kernan officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Preciado was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Mixtlan, Jalisco, Mexico. He came to the Imperial Valley in 1944 and began working for Hobbs & W.E. Young Farms in 1948, where he worked for 45 years before retiring in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Preciado of Niland; daughters, Carmen and Connie Preciado, both of Niland; sons, Adolfo Preciado Jr. of Blythe, Gustavo Preciado of Los Angeles and Paul and Patrick Preciado, both of Niland; grandchildren, Brittany Moreno and Cheyanne and Moises Pinedo Jr., all of Niland; and sister, Sebastiana Cuevas of Tijuana.

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