DEATHS: Jan. 6, 2002

January 05, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Dorothy W. Blakely, 83, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in her home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A prayer service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. chapel. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Blakely was born June 13, 1918, in Holtville. She married Benjamin Blakely on June 18, 1938, in Holtville.

Mrs. Blakely worked for many years as secretary at the California Mid-Winter Fair. She also worked for eight years at the El Centro Chamber of Commerce. She was active in the Women's 10,000 Club, the El Centro Hospital auxiliary and the Barbara Worth Country Club. Mrs. Blakely enjoyed playing golf and bridge.


She was preceded in death by her son Bart Blakely in 1982, and her husband, Benjamin Blakely, in 1996.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wes and Susan Blakely of El Centro; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bill Hermanns of Richland, Wash., and grandchildren Andrea, Gina and Dustin Blakely of El Centro.


Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Roses, Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bonita for Odilon T. Caro, 81, of San Diego, who died New Year's Day in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. The memorial eulogy will be said from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Glen Abbey Chapel of Roses. Pastor Barry Minkow and Pastor Leroy Patton of San Diego's Community Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be at Glen Abbey Cemetery, 3838 Bonita Road.

Mr. Caro was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. He married Juana Caro in 1948 in Mexico. He married ConcepciĆ³n Caro in 1956 in Mexicali.

Mr. Caro lived in Calexico for more than 30 years after moving to the U.S. in 1964. He was the owner of the El Rebozo Mexican restaurant until he retired in 1985. He had recently moved to San Diego.

He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Juana Caro, in 1970.

Survivors include his wife, ConcepciĆ³n Caro and daughters, Odilia Caro, Bricelda Caro and America Caro, all of San Diego and son, Fernando Caro of Tijuana. Surviving children from his first marriage are daughters Aida and Yolanda Caro and sons Angel, Jaime, Lalo, Ricardo and Hector Caro. Mr. Caro's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren live in Calexico and other Imperial Valley cities and throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico.

The family suggest memorials be sent to Community Bible Church in San Diego to the altar of Pastor Barry Minkow.

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