Natividad G. Hurtado

December 26, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Natividad G. Hurtado, 86, of Calipatria, who died Friday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria. The Rev. Amador Lopez will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Hurtado was born Dec. 22, 1914, in Mungia, Guanajuato, Mexico.

She later lived to St. Louis, where she met and married Isabel Hurtado. The Hurtados lived in St. Louis for a few years and then moved to the Imperial Valley in 1934, settling in Calipatria.

Mrs. Hurtado was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and grandchildren, as well as working in her garden, according to family.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Isabel Hurtado, in 1962; sons Freddy Hurtado in 1966, Ruben Hurtado in 1980, Eddie Hurtado in 1988, Miguel Hurtado in 1990 and Sergio Hurtado in 1994; and grandsons, David Hurtado Jr. in 1986 and Salvador Hurtado in 1998.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carmen Hurtado and Victor and Becky Hurtado, all of Calipatria, and Octavio and Angie Hurtado of Galt; daughters, Mary Johnson, Martha Ayala and Maria Ofelia Garcia, all of Calipatria; 52 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for May Naomi Dantice, 79, of Seeley, who died Dec. 19 in Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hems Bros. chapel in El Centro.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. Dantice was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Hays, Kan. She married Louis Dale Dantice in Monte Vista, Colo., on May 8, 1940. She was a homemaker.

After raising her children, she continued to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was raising her great-grandson, Thomas Dantice, at the time of her death.

Mrs. Dantice was involved in 4-H and FFA projects. She was an outstanding cook, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Dantice and son Thomas Dantice.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Dale Dantice of Seeley; sons, Don Dantice of Ramona and John Dantice of El Centro; daughters, Jean Bennett of Arlington, Wash., and Arlene Howland of Lancaster; brother, Fred Hoff of Hays; and sisters, Ida Hilders of Plainville, Kan., Anna Vich of Cannon City, Colo., and Catherine Stoeber of La Jara, Colo.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Rita Arvizo, 99, of Chino, a former Calexico resident who died Friday in Chino Regional 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 Calexico. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Arvizo was born Feb. 2, 1902, in Gila Bend, Ariz. She was raised in Yuma and moved to Calexico at age 15, where she lived until 1995, when she moved to Chino to be close to her son, Ernesto.

She worked for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Calexico, helping with religious studies.

Survivors include her son, Ernesto Arvizo Chavez of Chino; daughter-in-law, Norma Chavez of Imperial; brother, Cheno Arvizo of Yuma; sisters, Dolores Merino of El Cajon and Josephine Jimenez of Fresno; and grandchildren, Emiliano and Javier Chavez, both of Imperial.


Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd. in San Diego, for Niculea Steward, 82, of San Diego, a former El Centro resident who died Dec. 18 in San Diego.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Bayview Baptist Church, 6126 Benson Ave. in San Diego.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, 3751 Market St. in San Diego.

Mrs. Steward was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Castle, Okla.

She lived in El Centro from 1945 to 1967, when she moved to San Diego, although she continued visiting the Valley. She was self-employed.

Survivors include her son, Albert W. Newton Jr. of El Centro; sisters, Idell Jamison of Oakland, Janata Moultrie of Fresno and Dora Ruth Williams of Temple Hills, Md.; brothers, Charley, Grover and Jimmie Pettes, all of Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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