Georgia B. Barioni

October 11, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Georgia B. Barioni, 84, of Imperial, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Church services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Imperial Community Church. The Rev. LeRoy Jackson and Pastor Wayne Mudge, both of Imperial, will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Barioni was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Pulaski County, Mo. She married Victor Barioni in Yuma on Dec. 31, 1933.

The Barionis enjoyed working their ranch together.

Mrs. Barioni was proud of serving her country at Lockheed manufacturing airplane instruments during World War II. Subsequently, she served at Imperial Community Church for many years, where she was the Sunday school superintendent, walking hundreds of kids to "release time." She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, according to family.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Barioni, in 1996.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Fern Barioni of Imperial; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Smith of Imperial; grandsons, Don Barioni Jr. of El Centro, Rick Barioni of Poway and Erik Smith of Imperial; granddaughters, Shannon Beltran of Imperial and Shelly Monroe of Yuma; and eight great-granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Gideons Bible Society.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Esther Huff, 89, of Imperial, who died Saturday in Pine Valley.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. in Imperial Community Church. Rev. LeRoy Jackson, Rev. Clyde Huff and Rev. Wayne Mudge, all of Imperial, will officiate.

Mrs. Huff was born Nov. 7, 1911 in Holtville. She taught at Verde School south of Holtville.

She was an active member of Imperial Community Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Huff.

Survivors include her sisters, Orpha Poole of Pine Valley and Margaret Kelley of Tucson; brother, Bob Statler of Albuquerque, N.M.; children, Clyde Huff of Imperial, John Huff of Simi Valley, Richard Huff of Ventura, Elizabeth Leary of Pine Valley, David Huff of Helena, Mont., and Bob Huff of Diamond Bar; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Second Baptist Church in El Centro for Lloyd Kiles, 67, of Los Angeles, a former El Centro resident who died Oct. 2 in Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in Los Angeles. The Rev. John Nettles will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Kiles was born July 11, 1935, in El Centro. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his son, Darryl Kiles of Compton; sisters, Essie Thomas of El Centro and Wilma Lewis of Upland; brothers, Otis Kiles of Gardena and Leonard Kiles of Carson; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church in Brawley for Paul H. Friesen, 68, of Brawley, who died Tuesday in his home. The Rev. David Conrad will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Friesen was born Oct. 19, 1932, in Hereford, Texas. He moved with his family to his grandfather's farm near Corn, Okla., during the Dust Bowl. He graduated from Corn High School in 1950.

Mr. Friesen joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for most of his four years in the Navy, where he played basketball and football.

He married Letitia Sterrett in Coffeyville, Kan., on Aug. 22, 1954. The Friesens moved to the Brawley area in 1964.

Mr. Friesen was preceded in death by his brother Willard Friesen; and sisters Lorane Friesen and Helen Hiebert.

Survivors include his wife, Letitia Friesen of Brawley; daughters, Pamela Friesen of El Centro and Penni Friesen of Brawley; brothers, Ray Friesen of Edmond, Okla., and Bill Friesen of Clinton, Okla.; and sisters, Norma Nickel, Lois Barnhart and Lucille Nickel, all of Clinton.

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