Juana Cortez-ruano

October 19, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Juana Cortez-Ruano, 50, of Brawley, who died after a long illness Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Roque Vano officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Ruano was born April 9, 1951, in Brawley and was raised and attended schools there. She worked as a shed packer for S&H Packing Shed and then for D'Arrigo Brothers.

She married Salvador Ruano in El Centro on May 10, 1970.

Mrs. Ruano enjoyed spending time with her family and all her grandchildren, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Indalesio Cortez, in 1984.

Survivors include her husband, Salvador Ruano of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Angel Angulo of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, Salvador Jr. and Mariana Ruano of Moreno Valley; sons, Joe and Henry Ruano, both of Brawley; grandchildren, Brianna, Sal III, Marc Anthony and Maritza Ruano and Brandon and Cassandra Angulo; and sisters, Beatrice Gonzales of Brawley and Virginia Sanchez of Modesto.



Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Elva Mae Edmondson, 85, of Yucca Valley, who died Tuesday in her home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley. The Rev. Michael Lasky of Brawley Assembly of God will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Edmondson was born June 4, 1916, in Huntsville, Ark. She was raised in Arkansas and came to the Imperial Valley in the early 1940s. She married James N. "Short" Edmondson.

She lived in the Imperial Valley until 1995, when she moved to Yucca Valley.

Mrs. Edmondson was a member of the Brawley and Yucca Valley Assemblies of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. "Short" Edmondson, on Nov. 24, 1968; and brother, John Scates.

Survivors include her daughters, Edna Sharp, Lola Edmondson and Dorothy Campbell, all of Yucca Valley and Irene Campbell of Spring Town, Texas; sons, James L. Edmondson of Santee and Jim Edmondson of Paso Robles; brother, Paul Scates of Yuma; sister, Daisy Workman of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Peter Sanchez, 62, of Brawley, who died Tuesday in Arizona.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley.

Mr. Sanchez was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Hanford. He moved with his family to the Imperial Valley at a young age.

He worked as a truck driver for many years.

Survivors include his son, Peter Sanchez Jr. of Phoenix, daughter, Ramona Sanchez of Phoenix; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Hortencia Sanchez of Bakersfield and Richard and Isabel Sanchez and Ernie and Alma Sanchez, all of Brawley; sister, Connie Zarate of Texas; brother, Raymond Acevedo of El Centro; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Allen Watson Mains, 98, of Calexico, who died Sunday in his home. Eric Rice of El Centro officiated.

Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Mains was born May 1903, in Canyon City, Colo.

Mr. Mains came to the Imperial Valley from Los Angeles in 1928 to take over as principal at Dool Elementary School. Only one year after he arrived in the Imperial Valley, he married the school nurse, Helen Loudon.

In 1930 Mains was transferred to Rockwood Elementary School as principal.

In 1968 a new elementary school on Sheridan Street in the west part of Calexico was named for the Mainses. Helen Mains died two years later.

Survivors include his children, Mary Ellen Rennie and Bill Mains.


Family services are planned at a later date for Andrea Louise Lear, 60, of Perkins, Okla., who died Tuesday in Perkins.

Her remains will be cremated.

Mrs. Lear was born May, 1, 1941, in Calexico. She was the daughter of Jean and Elizabeth Lavigne. She graduated from Helix High School in La Mesa in 1959.

She married Frederick Lear on April 18, 1964. They later divorced.

Mrs. Lear lived most of her life in La Mesa until moving to Perkins in 1996.

She was devoted to her family and was known for her unconditional love, which she demonstrated to all who knew her, according to family.

Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Lavigne of La Mesa; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Nicole Lear of Temecula; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Bill Womack of Stillwater, Okla.; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Anna Lavigne of Alpine; granddaughters, Alissa and Brittany of Rockingham, N.C.; and a niece and three nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Domingo O. Vasquez, 78, of Imperial, who died Monday in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Imperial. The Rev. John Baggio will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Vasquez was born April 15, 1923, in Seeley and was an Imperial Valley resident all of his life.

He was a self-employed gardener and landscaper.

Survivors include his brother, Adolph Vasquez of El Centro; and sisters, Connie Armstrong of Imperial and Eleanor Vasquez and Christina Diaz, both of Planada.

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