Margie Opal Jensen

December 15, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Margie Opal Jensen, 86, of Brawley, who died Saturday at Imperial Oasis Care Home in Brawley.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Brawley Assembly Of God with the Rev. Mike Lasky officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Melbourne, Ark. and raised in La Crosse, Ark.

She came to the Imperial Valley in 1944 and settled in Brawley.

She married Harold W. Jensen on Nov. 22, 1953, in Yuma and the couple made their home in Brawley.

Mrs. Jensen was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, according to family.

She was a member of the Brawley Assembly of God for 58 years, during which she served as a Sunday school teacher and as a member of the Women's Missionary Council.


Mrs. Jensen was preceded in death by her daughter Hazel Jane Bishop in 1957 and grandsons Gary Sipes in 1993 and Mark Buford in 1996.

Survivors include her husband, Harold W. Jensen of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, John and Joy Bishop of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Tom Mueller of Redlands; sister, Rilda Melton of Calimesa; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews living in Brawley.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Robert R. Ramirez, 48, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in his home.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

The cause of death is pending a coroner's investigation.

Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Ramirez was born July 10, 1953, in El Paso and moved to the Imperial Valley at an early age.

He attended local schools and graduated from Central Union High School in 1972. He graduated from Imperial Valley College and was a certified public accountant.

As a youth he served as an altar boy at St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Centro.

According to his family, Mr. Ramirez enjoyed reading and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Salvador Ramirez, and brother Salvador Ramirez Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Maria Ramirez of El Centro; brothers, Salvador and Jose Ramirez, both of El Paso; sisters, Estela Ramirez of El Paso, Irene Martinez of San Diego, Mary R. Marquez of Phoenix, Julie R. Belezos of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Alice Ramirez of El Centro; daughters, Christina, Teresa and Monica Ramirez, all of El Centro; 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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