Devyn Shaddin Middleton

December 03, 2001

Memorial services were Nov. 24 in Laguna Beach and Nov. 25 in Idyllwild for Devyn Shaddin Middleton, 22, of Laguna Beach, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Nov. 16 in Laguna Beach. An official cause of death has yet to be determined.

His remains were deposited near Strawberry Creek in Idyllwild.

Mr. Middleton was born on May 17, 1979, in Long Beach. He grew up in the Imperial Valley and attended Ben Hulse Elementary School in Imperial. He was an artist and poet.

Survivors include his son, Calvan Walsh-Middleton of Alaska; girlfriend, Lori Griffith of Hemet; mother, Victoria Cramer of Fairbanks, Alaska; father, Loren Middleton of Sequim, Wash.; brothers and their families, Ryan Spurling of Shelton, Wash., and Clayton Spurling of Fairbanks; sister-in-law, Debbie Spurling of Idyllwild; uncles and their families, Carroll and Dale Middleton, both of El Centro; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Angel B. Ybarra, 49, of Brawley, who died of a sudden illness Thursday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Roque Vano will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Ybarra was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Brawley.

He was raised in Brawley and attended schools there. He graduated from Brawley Union High School. He earned an associate's degree in political science from Imperial Valley College and a bachelor's degree in liberal studies in 1986 from San Diego State University.

Mr. Ybarra worked for various local companies such as Arena Co. & Kaverner Construction. He also worked with Campesinos Unidos as a job placement specialist and with the SER Jobs for Progress program.

He was a Little League coach.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Luisa Ybarra, in 1984, and his grandmother, Maria Borjas Galeana in 1989.

Survivors include his sisters and brothers-in-law, Jessie Ybarra and Jose Duarte, Mary Ann Ybarra and Joe Tapia and Margie and Rene Navarrette, all of Brawley and Alicia and Johnny Martinez of Houston; sister, Rosemary Ybarra of Brawley; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Patty Ybarra of Indio; brothers, Herbert Ybarra of Brawley and Servando Ybarra Jr. of Phoenix; father, Servando Ybarra Sr. of Brawley; aunts and uncles, Josephine Salazar of Nebraska, Sally and Joe Perez of Glendale, Ariz., Lupe and Jesse Gamboa of Phoenix and Angie Mendoza of Los Angeles; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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