DEATHS: Sept. 18, 2001

September 18, 2001


Graveside services were Thursday in Addington, Okla., for Hallie Ruth Butler, 64, of Comanche, Okla., a longtime Imperial Valley resident who died Sept. 9 in Comanche.

Mrs. Butler was born Sept. 13, 1936, in Gates, Tenn., and was raised and attended schools in Holtville. She worked as a waitress in many locations in the Imperial Valley.

She married Arley Ray Heath in Yuma on June 18, 1955, and married Mike Hicks on Jan. 14, 1983.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jody, Bueman, Jimmy and Wille Butler; sister, Willerdean Butler; and ex-husband, Mike Hicks.


Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Manuel Carrillo of El Centro; daughters, Johanna Heath of Duncan, Okla., and Julie Almeraz of Comanche; son, John Heath of Comanche; sister, Barbara Walls of Salinas; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Consuelo Bastida- Delgado, 75, of El Centro, who died Saturday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

A prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in San Javier District Cemetery in San Javier, Baja California, Mexico.

Mrs. Bastida-Delgado was born Nov. 11, 1925, in San Javier. She was raised in a small farm in San Javier, where her father cultivated fruits and vegetables. She was one of 17 children born into the Bastida-Delgado family.

As a youngster, Mrs. Bastida-Delgado loved to run, play and sing in San Javier. She will be remembered as a hard-working, noble and caring person, according to family.

Survivors include her son, Golfredo Veliz Bastida of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico; daughter, Maria Monserrat Veliz Bastida of Loreto, Baja California, Mexico; sisters, Esperanza, Lucia, Guadalupe and Santana Bastida-Delgado, all of San Javier, Francisca and Socorro Bastida-Delgado, both of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, and Maria Dolores Bastida-Delgado of El Centro; brothers, Salvador Bastida-Delgado of La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, Jose Lino, Guillermo, Ramon and Francisco Bastida-Delgado, all of San Javier, and Blas Ignacio Bastida-Delgado of Puerto Peñasco; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego for Iris M. Dickerson, 94, of San Diego, a longtime Imperial Valley resident who died Sept. 10 in San Diego.

Mrs. Dickerson was born in the Oklahoma Territory and lived in the Imperial Valley for 40 years. She married Ed Dickerson, a retired police chief of Westmorland.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Gertrude Paxton and Wilma LaPete in 2000.

Survivors include her daughters, Cledyth Tone, Gayle Hardin and Sharon Manley, all of San Diego, Leota Holman of Costa Mesa and Rheba West of Palm Desert; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many friends and extended family in the Imperial Valley.

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