DEATHS: Sept. 16, 2001

September 16, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Fred William Carlo Sr., 57, of El Centro, who died Thursday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Carlo was born Aug. 25, 1944, in Troy, N.Y. He married Carmen Carlo of Imperial on Sept. 3, 1966, in Mexicali.


Mr. Carlo worked for the El Centro Elementary School District for 13 years and for Sears for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Carlo of El Centro; daughters, Nancy Carlo Hoffrichter and Cynthia Carlo, both of San Diego; son, Freddie W. Carlo Jr. of El Centro; brother, Robert Carlo of San Diego; son-in-law, Kevin Hoffrichter of San Diego; and granddaughter, Kody Elisa Hoffrichter of San Diego.


Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley for Lowell S. Leavitt, 65, of Brawley and Rangely, Colo., who died Sept. 5 from a horseback-riding accident at his ranch in Rangely.

Burial was in Vernal Memorial Park in Vernal, Utah.

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

He married Carol Eubanks, his wife of 44 years, after meeting her during his military service in South Carolina.

Mr. Leavitt operated a drilling rig at an Imperial Valley geothermal plant. He worked for many years in both oil drilling and geothermal work. He was an avid hunter and was involved in quarter horse breeding and racing. He enjoyed team penning.

He was preceded in death by his children, Darrel, Denise and David, and brother Darwin Leavitt.

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


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Iglesia Apostolica in Calexico for Gilberto O. Llamas Sr., 70, of El Centro, who died in Palomar Medical Center in Escondido on Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico. Pastors Isaac Lopez and Elias Escamilla of San Diego will officiate.

Mr. Llamas was born Aug. 1, 1931 in Calexico. He married Rosa Evelia Silos in November 1994 in El Centro.

Mr. Llamas was raised in Calexico. He was the founder of Valley Petroleum Equipment Inc. from which he retired in 1992. He also founded and established San Marcos Apostolic Church in San Marcos in 1970. He worked in that church's ministry until 1982. He attended numerous churches in Imperial Valley.

He enjoyed being with his family and reading his Bible, according to family. Mr. Llamas lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Art and Rosie Llamas, for the five years before his death.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Josefina Avila.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Evelia Silos de Llamas of Mexicali; sons, David Ernesto Llamas and Gilberto Llamas Jr., both of Mexicali, Joe Llamas of Vista, Ernie Llamas and Arthur Llamas and Bahahdi Allal, all of El Centro, Alfonso Llamas of San Marcos, Samuel Llamas of Lemon Grove, David Llamas of Otay and Gilbert Llamas of San Diego; daughters, Salma Llamas and Avid Llamas, both of Mexicali, and Zinnia Llamas and Tasnimah Allal, both of San Diego; sisters, Lidia Aleman of Calexico, Lupe Escamilla of San Diego, Eva Peña of Hemet, Magdalena Mendez of La Quinta and Yolanda Ruvacalba of Las Vegas; brothers, Daniel Llamas of Calexico, Henry Llamas and Alfredo Llamas of National City, Raul Llamas of Vista and Cesar Llamas and Elias Llamas of Imperial; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Jaime G. Zaragoza, 40, of Calexico, who died of cancer Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico with the Rev. Edmundo Zarate officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Zaragoza was born July 20, 1961, in Mexicali. Mr. Zaragoza moved to Calexico in 1977 and attended Calexico High School. He was a farm worker for 22 years.

He married Norma Alicia Barajas in 1990 in Mexicali. He was a loving husband and father, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Zaragoza, in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Alicia Zaragoza of Calexico; daughters, Stephanie, Alyssa and Lisbeth Zaragoza, all of Calexico; father, Antonio Zaragoza of Calexico; brothers, Angel Zaragoza and Fernando Zaragoza, both of Calexico, Antonio Zaragoza of Fresno, and Eduardo Zaragoza of Phoenix; sisters, Alicia Miramontes, Juanita Mendez, Christina Zaragoza, Ana Maria Zaragoza, Rosa Peralta, Susana Moreno and Adriana Ramos, all of Calexico, and Maribel Ellement of Michigan.

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