DEATHS: Oct. 12, 2001

October 12, 2001



Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Charles Ray "Charlie" Myers, 65, of Brawley, who died of cancer Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. The Rev. John Jones of Valley Christian Church of El Centro will officiate.

Mr. Myers was born in Muldrow, Okla. He graduated from Brawley Union High School, Brown's Military Academy and Imperial Valley College.

He worked in farming for many years and then as a shop supervisor for the Imperial Irrigation District, retiring after 25 years.


Mr. Myers married Wanda Venable in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 1956. The Myers spent time between homes in Brawley and Oceanside.

He was well-known for his welding skills and his ability to fix virtually anything. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed every minute spent with his grandsons, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rick, in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Myers of Brawley; daughter, Dani Hendry; grandsons, Cameron, Shane and Alec Austin Hendry; brothers, Jack and Jim Myers; sisters, Helen Kilborn, Vicky Vaughn and Lydia Dada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 400 S. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92243.


Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight in Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel, 50 E. Nicole St. in Banning, for Ronald Keith Reed, 57, of Fullerton, a former Brawley resident who died Monday in Needles.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel, 50 E. Nicolet St. in Banning.

Burial will be in San Gorgonio Memorial Park, 2201 N. San Gorgonio Ave. in Banning.

Mr. Reed was born March 27, 1944, in San Luis Obispo. He graduated from Brawley Union High School and Imperial Valley College and worked as an estimator and project manager for Griffith Co. in Santa Ana.

He was past president of NAWCC, an antique collector organization, serving for five years. He enjoyed repairing and restoring antique clocks, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Reed, in 1961; stepfather, Cecil Waters, in 1992; brother, Bob Reed, in 2000; and stepson, Dale Villacchi, in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Reed of Fullerton; daughter, Gina Reed; sons, James and Ronald Reed Jr.; mother and stepfather, Helen and Leonard Jeska of Banning; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie Glen and Luana Reed of Brawley; brother, Louis J. Waters of Rock Springs, Wyo.; sister, Cheryl Umentum of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Guy Fisher of Boise, Idaho, Janice and Larry Morton of Oregon City, Ore., and LeAnn and Steve Chigbrow of Hepburn, Idaho; sister-in-law, Hazel Reed of Boise; stepsister and husband, Teresa and Bruce Lockwood of Brawley; and three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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