DEATHS: Nov. 13, 2001

November 13, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Jose G. Delgado, 70, of Westmorland, who died Saturday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Westmorland. The Rev. Amador Lopez will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Delgado was born June 23, 1931, in Mexico. He married Maria Flores and worked for various farmers throughout the Imperial Valley.


Survivors include his wife, Maria Delgado of Westmorland; son, Bruno Flores of Westmorland; son and daughter-in-law, Jose and Sara Delgado of El Centro; brother, Miguel Delgado of San Bernardino; and sisters, Maria and Cuca Delgado, both of Mexico, and Jesus Delgado of Mexicali.


Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Marjorie M. Cooley, 88, of Brawley, who died Saturday in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro. Rosary will be said 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Ben Davison will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Cooley was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. She married Clark Cooley in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on May 7, 1931.

The Cooleys moved to Pasadena in 1952 and 10 months later moved to El Centro. They lived in El Centro until 1981 when they moved to Brawley.

Mrs. Cooley was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Centro and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Cooley on Dec. 12, 1994; son, James M. Cooley in 1957; and granddaughter, Beth Ann Cooley.

Survivors include her sons, Frank A. Cooley of Brawley, John T. Cooley of Holtville, Clark R. Cooley or Milwaukee, Wis., and Harold Richard "Dick" Cooley of McMinnville, Ore.; sister, Margaret Geer of Fort Dodge; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice.



Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Apostolic Church in El Centro for Francisca Cuen-Escamilla, 81, of El Centro, who died Thursday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

Pastor Armando Barrientos will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Cuen-Escamilla was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Phoenix. She came to the Imperial Valley in 1939, settling in El Centro.

She married Andres Z. Escamilla on Dec. 8, 1941 in Yuma.

She served as treasurer of her church for many years, where she was a dedicated member, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andres Z. Escamilla, on Sept. 5, 1983 and brother, Albert Cuen Sr., in 1999.

Survivors include her son, Francisco Escamilla of El Centro; daughters, Jenny Banda of Riverbank and Dora Escamilla of El Centro; brothers, Ramon Cuen of Phoenix and Ysidro Cuen of Coachella; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Charles Medical Center's chapel in Bend, Ore., for Ray Knight, 83, of Sunriver, Ore., a former El Centro resident who died Saturday at a care facility in Bend.

Chaplain Kay Bircher will officiate.

His remains were cremated.

Mr. Knight was born June 4, 1918, in Blythe. He was raised in El Centro and graduated from Central Union High School in 1936.

Mr. Knight joined the U.S. Army in the amphibious infantry during World War II. He served until being honorably discharged as a second lieutenant on Nov. 4, 1945.

Mr. Knight married Anna Thomas in El Centro on Dec. 31, 1945. He worked at Helgeson Buick in Riverside, where he retired after for 35 years. The Knights moved to Sunriver on May 1989.

Mr. Knight was a member of the Elks and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing and traveling in his motor home, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Knight of Sunriver; sons, Gary Knight of Lake Forest and Randy Knight of Blue Lake; daughter, Terry Mandell of Bend; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association, 380 SE Spokane St., Suite 110, Portland, OR 97202.

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