Marie Pardue

September 22, 2001

Graveside services for longtime Imperial Valley resident Marie Pardue will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

The Rev. LeRoy Jackson, former pastor of Imperial Community Church, will officiate.

Mrs. Pardue, 92, died Tuesday in San Diego, where she had resided since 1993.

Born Dec. 2, 1908, in Brawley, the former Marie Hora attended schools in various areas of the Valley and graduated from Calexico High School in 1927.

In 1929 she married Frank. M. Pardue, a building contractor in El Centro for many years. They were married for 64 years before his death in 1993 and had resided for more than 40 years in a home he built in a citrus orchard west of El Centro.

A homemaker, Mrs. Pardue was preceded in death by her first son, Frank Jr., who died in 1950; by a sister, Retta Neidiffer of Holtville and two brothers, Lud and George Hora.


She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Mike Buckley of Imperial; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Betty (McFetridge) Pardue of San Diego; brother and sister-in-law, Otto and Lila Hora of Arroyo Grande; and many nieces and nephews, including Donald Neidiffer of Holtville, Patricia Van Laar of Escalon, Mary Jane Stanfield of El Centro, Keith Sharp of Holtville, Arlene Stewart of La Mesa, Ralpheal Sharp of Alpine, Karen Lujan of Arroyo Grande, Fred Hora of San Bernardino, Bill Hora of New Mexico, Jim Hora of Colorado and others in Tennessee.

The family suggests contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Juan R. Marquez, 75, of Holtville, who died Thursday in Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A private burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Marquez was born June 24, 1926, in Holtville.

Mr. Marquez was raised in Brawley and attended Hidalgo Elementary School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon his return to the Valley, he worked for various farmers as a farm laborer and was employed last at Araujo Bros.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Remigio, Epimenio and Saragosa Marquez.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Gorgonio and Rita Marquez of Corning and several nieces and nephews.

Maria Guadalupe Martinez

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico for Maria Guadalupe Martinez, 51, of El Centro, who died of cancer Friday at her residence.

The Rev. Gerardo Fernandez of Our Lady of Guadalpupe Church will officiate. There will be a private burial.

Mrs. Martinez was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Mexicali.

She married Steve Martinez on Dec. 7, 1979, in Yuma.

Mrs. Martinez was raised in Mexicali, where she attended schools. She later studied at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Calexico.

She earned a law degree from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and practiced as a federal attorney and judge.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Martinez of El Centro, sons Steve Jr. and Chris Martinez of El Centro and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Imperial Valley Humane Society, 1775 W. Pico Ave., El Centro, CA 92243.

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