OBITS: October 29, 2001

October 29, 2001



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Francisco "El Lobo" Garcia-Servin Jr., 36, of Lake Forest, a former Heber resident who died Wednesday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro. The Rev Jaime Escobedo will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Garcia-Servin was born on June 16, 1965, in Mexicali. He was raised in Heber and attended Central Union High School in El Centro.


Mr. Garcia-Servin married Florence Garcia in El Centro. He worked as a dock master for Lake Mission Viejo Association.

He enjoyed the outdoors and interacting with members at Lake Mission Viejo Association, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Servin.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Servin of Lake Forest; daughters, Julianne Garcia and Luz and Olivia Servin, all of Lake Forest; sons, Francisco "Paco" and Steven Servin, both of Lake Forest; father, Francisco Servin of Heber; brothers, Jose Servin of Heber, Jesus Servin of Banning, Raul Servin of Mexicali and Ricardo Servin of Colorado; sister, Rosa Servin of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Faith Assembly of God in Imperial for Robert Wesley "Coach Bob" Farrell, 78, of Brawley, who died Friday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Pastor Bill Brewer will officiate.

Mr. Farrell was born July 30, 1923, in Ajo, Ariz., and was raised there.

Mr. Farrell married Lillie Peters in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Aug. 18, 1945. The Farrells came to the Imperial Valley in 1945.

Mr. Farrell taught and coached football at Central Union and Brawley Union high schools.

He was preceded in death by his son Ronald E. Farrell in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Farrell of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Larry Kelly of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Col. Charlie Farrell and Jan Blue of San Antonio; mother-in-law, Lil McLaughlin of Brawley; grandchildren, Julianne and Ryan Farrell, both of Las Vegas, and Erin Farrell and Chase Blue, both of San Antonio; daughter-in-law and spouse, Paula and Ken Duffield of El Centro; granddaughters and spouses, Christine and Randal Morgan of Midland, Texas, and Molly and Vance Bringham of San Antonio; grandson and spouse, Garrick and Barbara Kelly of Littleton, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Brawley Union High School's Robert Farrell Sports Complex.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Emil Rebik, 91, of Brawley, who died Friday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary. The Rev. David Conrad of First United Methodist Church of Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Rebik was born March 21, 1910, in Chelsea, Iowa.

He married Jean Elizabeth Cox on Oct. 1, 1937, in Yuma.

Mr. Rebik moved to California with his family in 1920. He attended Mulberry School in Brawley until leaving to follow the crops north.

He returned to the Imperial Valley in the early 1930s and began farming.

He was active in the Imperial County Farm Bureau and the Mulberry School District and donated his talents for auctioneering at the California Mid-Winter Fair for many years. He was a barbecue chef for many charitable organizations.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Franklin David, and his three sisters, Millie, Henrietta and Emma.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Rebik of Brawley; son, Joe Rebik of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Mary Ellen Rebik of Brawley; son, George Rebik of Idabel, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Laurie Rebik of Conroe, Texas; daughter, Julia Rebik of Brawley; brother, Charley Rebik of Turlock and Pete and Leonard Rebik, both of Brawley; sister, Alice Spaugh of Imperial; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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