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DEATHS: January 3, 2001

January 03, 2002


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Latter-day Saints Church in Safford, Ariz., for Alexa Dee Potts, 32, of Safford, a former Holtville resident who died of heart failure Saturday in Safford.

Ms. Potts was born Oct. 2, 1969 in Holtville. She graduated from Holtville High School in 1989 and attended Imperial Valley College and Ricks College for two years.

Ms. Potts earned a bachelor's degree in education from University of Southern Utah. She began her teaching career in Safford.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lillian Neidiffer and father Woodrow Potts.

Survivors include her mother, Edith Neidiffer; sister, Ada Neidiffer; nephews, Jacob and Trevor Neidiffer; and numerous family members and friends.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Arnoldo Pino, 54, of Brawley, who died of complications of diabetes Tuesday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.


Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Pino was born on May 11, 1947, in Heber. He moved to Mexicali as a young boy, finishing his elementary and high school education there.

Following his high school years, he moved to Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, where he earned a bachelor's degree in dentistry and practiced dentistry for a brief period.

In 1986, Mr. Pino returned to Mexicali to practice dentistry.

He later came back to the U.S., first living to Fresno, where he worked in agriculture, before settling in the Imperial Valley.

He had been working in Mexicali in dentistry until his recent diabetes problems, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Perez of Brawley; daughters, Betsy Pino of Brawley, Telma Pino of Morelia and Kirisbi Pino of Mexicali; sons, Irving Pino of Mexicali and Said and Raul Pino, both of Morelia; sisters, Jessie Flores and Inez Leon, both of Brawley, Francisca Gonzalez of San Jose and Concepcion Flores of Mexicali; brothers, Ignacio and Francisco Leon, both of Mexicali; granddaughter, Anesca Pino of Mexicali; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Salvador Lozano, 77, of Calexico, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Gerardo Fernandez will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Lozano was born Jan. 7, 1924, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and was raised there. He married Maria de Jesus Lozano in Huejucar, Jalisco, Mexico in October 1948.

He lived in Mexicali for 36 years, where he worked as a taxi driver for 10 years, before moving to Calexico in 1988. He worked as a farm laborer for 40 years, employed the most by Bud Antle Co.

Mr. Lozano loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar and violin. He was a loving father and grandfather who cared about all his family members, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria de Jesus Lozano, on Sept. 9, 2001.

Survivors include his children, Rodolfo Lozano of Yuma, Jose Antonio Lozano of Calexico and Carmen Urquides of Los Angeles; brother, Manuel Lozano of Jalisco; sisters, Carmen Lozano of Monterrey, Mexico, and Esperanza Nuñez of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Juanita Espinoza Quiroz, 85, of Calipatria, who died Tuesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

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

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Quiroz was born June 24, 1916, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. She came to the Imperial Valley at age 2, settling in Brawley and attending schools there. Her family later moved to Calipatria and she attended schools there.

She married Eduardo Quiroz in Yuma on Dec. 5, 1935. The Quirozes lived in Calipatria, where Mrs. Quiroz was primarily a homemaker.

She was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a member of Calipatria Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eduardo Quiroz, on Dec. 8, 1980; sisters, Lupe Martinez, Dolores Lozano and Maria Perez; and brother, Crecenciano Espinoza.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Esther and Mike Valencia of Calipatria, Ernestina and George Sandoval and "Cha-Cha" and Danny Paramo, all of Brawley, and Connie and Victor Linares of Imperial; son and daughter-in-law, Eduardo and Maria Quiroz of Escondido; sister, Elidia Perez of Stockton; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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