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Pauline E. Salcido

December 05, 2001

A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley for Pauline E. Salcido, 70, of Chula Vista, a former Brawley resident who died Friday in Chula Vista.

The Rev. Roque Vano will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Salcido was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Brawley and was raised there. She married Robert V. Salcido.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Salcido, and son Tony Salcido.

Survivors include her daughter, Christine Rivera of Washuca City, Ariz.; son, Richard Salcido of Washuca City; sister, Elvira Rios of Brawley; and brothers, Manuel, Carmel, Savino and Jesus Escalera, all of Brawley.

TONY C. CASTANIETO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Niland for Tony C. Castanieto, 89, of Niland, who died Sunday in his home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

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Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. James Kernan officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Castanieto was born July 10, 1912, in the Philippines. He came to the Imperial Valley in 1943.

Mr. Castanieto worked for the Calipatria Unified School District and then began growing tomatoes and squash. He retired in the mid-1980s.

Until he became ill, his favorite pastime was gardening at his home, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Mariano Castanieto and Angel Castanieto in 1995; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Claudina Castanieto of Niland; daughter, Joyce R. Terry of Kansas; sons, Anthony V. and Henry R. Castanieto, both of Brawley; granddaughters, Michelle Hardy and Annette Ruiz, both of Kansas, and Angela Castanieto of San Diego; grandsons, Joey, Michael, Anthony III and David Castanieto and Nolberto Castro, all of Brawley; and great-grandchildren, Travis and Natallie Jo Hardy, both of Kansas.

ERA STEVENS

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Era Stevens, 86, of El Centro, who died Nov. 29 in Valley Convalescent Center in El Centro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Second Baptist Church in El Centro with the Rev. John Nettles officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Stevens was born Dec. 6, 1914, in Sommerfield, La. She married Clifford Stevens in Johnson City, Ark., in 1941.

She came to the Imperial Valley in 1947, settling in El Centro.

Mrs. Stevens was a member of Second Baptist Church for 54 years, where she was a dedicated member of the church's choir. She was past treasurer of Missionary Society, a member of Phyllis Wheatley Temple 41 of the Daughters of Elks for 36 years, past president and member of the Women Civic Improvement Club for 51 years and a member of the Senior Citizens Club for 20 years.

She made her self available to help wherever needed, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Stevens, in 1972; and brother, Willie Gray in 1994.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Ernestine Stevens of El Centro; sister, Earline Sherman of Bernice, La.; grandson, Michael Buggs of Los Angeles; stepgrandsons, Larry Jennings of San Diego and Kenny Campbell of El Centro; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

CARLOS O.

"CHARLIE" CERVANTEZ

Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro for Carlos O. "Charlie" Cervantez, 44, of El Centro, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday in University of California San Diego Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Mr. Cervantez was born Sept. 12, 1957, in Blythe.

He loved music, was an accomplished drummer and played in numerous bands since he was a teen-ager, according to family.

Survivors include his parents, Enrique and Catalina Cervantez of El Centro; brother, Gabriel Cervantez of Phoenix; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Salem Gana of San Diego and Esperanza and Mathew Shultz of El Centro; sister, Rosa Cervantez of El Centro; sister-in-law, Ute Cervantez of El Centro; nephews, Andrew Martin of Fortuna and Ryan Cervantez and Mathew and Edward Shultz, all of El Centro; and nieces, Sabrina Cervantez and Clarissa Shultz, both of El Centro.

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