Edith O. Strawhorn

October 30, 2001

No services were conducted for Edith O. Strawhorn of Brawley, who died Oct. 1 in Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.

Mrs. Strawhorn was born in Ajo, Ariz. She graduated as class valedictorian from Ajo High School in 1941.

Mrs. Strawhorn began working as a sales clerk for M.O. King Co. and then transferred to the medical field as an insurance coordinator, working for various Imperial Valley doctors and at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Mrs. Strawhorn was an office manager for the Brawley's Community Development Department and was last employed as an insurance coordinator for Dr. Charles Lai.

She was active in the community, having served as a volunteer for Sacred Heart Catholic Church bingo. She was a Friends of Library volunteer and involved with Volunteers of America and the Rebekah's Club.


She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Dunn.

Survivors include her children and spouses, Isabel and Jose C. Rojas of Brawley, Donald and Edith Rojas McRae of San Diego, Rosa Gonzales of El Centro, Timothy and Ana Pritchard of El Centro, Sara and David Carrillo of El Centro and Armando Gonzalez and Elizabeth Mendes of Brawley; sisters, Lillian Hall and Jackie Richards, both of Los Angeles, and Meri Lou de Witt of Long Beach; and brother, Robert F. Hall Jr. of Saginaw, Texas.


A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Ambrocia A. Marquez, 65, of Holtville, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Cecilio Moraga will officiate.

Mrs. Marquez was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Trincheras, Sonora, Mexico. She came to Calexico in 1961 and moved to Holtville in 1970.

She married Richard Marquez in Calexico on Dec. 24, 1957. She was a homemaker and was employed by many agricultural firms in the Imperial Valley on a seasonal basis.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Marquez of Holtville; son and daughter-in-law, Frank M. and Luz Marquez of Holtville; daughter and son-in-law, Guadalupe and Javier Perez of Taft; granddaughter, Jacky G. Marquez of Holtville; grandson, Martin Marquez of Holtville; and numerous other family and friends in Northern California and Mexico.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Felipe Lopez-Gonzalez, 80, of Calexico, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Lopez-Gonzalez was born on July 10, 1921, in Mexticacan, Jalisco, Mexico, and lived in Calexico for 49 years.

Mr. Lopez-Gonzalez worked for Hartmon & Williams Cattle Feedlot, retiring after 25 years of employment.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Felipa Villareal.

Survivors include his sons, Ediberto and Lorenzo Lopez, both of Mexicali, Felipe Lopez Jr. of Calexico and Rolando Lopez of Anaheim; daughters, Maria R. Perez of Brawley, Altagracia Lopez of Mexicali and Maria Luisa LaVesseur of Hacienda Heights; brothers, Federico and Alfredo Lopez of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and Jesus Lopez of Tabasco, Mexico; and 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Services were Wednesday in Regina House, the retirement home for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, in Orange for Margaret Mary "Sister Catherine Anna" Doetsch, 91, of Orange, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Oct. 22 in Regina House.

Burial was in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange.

Margaret Mary "Sister Catherine Anna" Doetsch was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Brawley.

She joined the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in 1928. She taught school and was principal of several Catholic schools in the Santa Ana area. She directed a hostel for working girls, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in Sydney, Australia, from 1965 to 1969.

She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Agnes Dahm, Frank Doetsch, Walter Doetsch and Florence Porter.

Survivors include her sisters-in-law, Doris and Teresa Doetsch; and several nieces and nephews.

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