DEATHS: Dec. 27, 2001

December 27, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Fred Shizuo Kido, 85, of Calipatria, who died Dec. 19 in Woodruff Convalescent Center in Bellflower.

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Kido was born Feb. 2, 1916, in Brawley and lived in the Calipatria area his entire life, where he farmed many different varieties of vegetables.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Kido was a member of the Japanese American Citizen League. He had recently relocated to the Bellflower area due to illness.


He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Takeshi Kido, on Nov. 25, 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Ayako Kido of Calipatria; daughter, Sharon Ishibashi of Artesia; grandchildren, Staci and Tammi Ishibashi, both of Artesia; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Mary Kido of Buena Park and Takeo and Laura Kido of Niland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sumiko and Kay Hanawa of Los Angeles, Noriko and Mas Nakamura of Alhambra and Teruko and Ken Brock of Culver City; sisters, Hideko Kunisaki of Alhambra and Yoshiko Kido of San Gabriel; brother-in-law and spouse, Masaru and Rose Nakadaira of Calipatria; brother-in-law, Hiromu Nakadaira of San Fernando; sisters-in-law and spouses, Toshiye and Roy Maeda of Alhambra, Yoshiko and Ben Tsujimoto of Los Angeles; and sisters-in-law, Miyeko Sasaki of San Fernando and Michiko Nakadaira of Monterey Park.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Felipe Mata Luna, 71, of Imperial, who died Friday in Santa Maria. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Luna was born Dec. 29, 1929, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico and married Alejandrina Meza on June 28, 1954, in the Mexican state of Sonora.

He worked as neon technician and sign maker for Imperial Valley Neon Sign Co. for 40 years.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Sonia and Manuel Medina of Imperial and Virginia and Arturo Platero of El Centro; daughter, Alexandria Nava and her fiancee, Clay, both of La Jolla; sons and daughters-in-law, Jesus and Tammy Luna of Oregon, Erasmo and Sonia Luna of Santa Maria and Felipe Jr. and Sylvia Luna of El Centro; sister, Chila Rojas of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Rose Quan, 79, of El Centro, who died Tuesday in her home.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. Pastor Joseph Finnell of Calipatria will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Quan was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Kwangtung, China. She came to the United States in 1937, settling in Los Angeles.

She worked in her parents' New Shanghai Restaurant until she married Henry Quan in Yuma on Jan. 16, 1942.

Mrs. Quan was part owner of various businesses, including Union Food Market in Holtville and Better Food Market, New Star Food Market and Food Palace Market, all in El Centro.

She was past president of Imperial Valley Chinese Women Association and a member of Chinese Consolidated Association and Chinese Confucius Church.

She was preceded in death be her husband, Henry Quan.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, May and John Woo and Ida and Bill Hsu, all of El Centro; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Anna Quan and Edward and Susan Quan, all of El Centro; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in New Life Assembly in Calexico for Roberto C. Rodriguez, 87, of Calexico, who died Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in New Life Assembly in Calexico. Pastor Isai QuiƱones will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Rodriguez was born April 29, 1914, in Mexico City and was raised there.

He came to the United States in 1930, settling in Calexico in 1939. He married Leonides Camarena in Mexicali in 1962.

Mr. Rodriguez worked in farming since his arrival to the Imperial Valley and was dedicated to his church for the past 20 years. He loved studying the Bible, according to family.

Survivors include his 14 sons and daughters and numerous other family members.

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