DEATHS: January 9, 2001

January 09, 2002


Services are pending for Michael Anthony Mitchell, 44, of El Centro, who died of heart problems Thursday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Burial will be under private family disposition.

Mr. Mitchell was born Dec. 28, 1957, in Kansas City, Kan., and was raised and attended schools there.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974.

After ending his military service, Mr. Mitchell lived in San Diego and relocated to the Imperial Valley to open Home Depot in El Centro.

Survivors include his mother, Nancy Savage of Las Vegas; son, Michael Macias Mitchell of Spring Valley; brother, Mark Davis of Kansas City, Mo.; companion, Cynthia Anne Harper of El Centro; and mother-in-law, Mary L. Harper of El Centro.



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Rosario A. Maytorena, 83, of Calexico, who died Friday in El Monte. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

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

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Maytorena was born Aug. 30, 1918, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

She came to the Imperial Valley in 1955, settling in Calexico and married Rodolfo Maytorena in Yuma in 1957.

She was an avid church- goer all her life, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodolfo Maytorena.

Survivors include her daughters, Erlinda and Celia Jimenez, both of Mexicali, and Lorenza Jimenez of El Monte; son, Ramon Jimenez of Calexico; brother, Efrain Aguilar of Mexicali; sister, Amalia Medina of Mexicali; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral services were in Tacoma, Wash. and a military service was conducted in Seattle for Otto V. Peterson, 81, a former Imperial resident who died Dec. 17.

His ashes were buried in Helena, Mont.

Mr. Peterson was a Pearl Harbor survivor of World War II while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of El Centro and a member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Imperial Valley Chapter 32.

Survivors include his son, Joe V. Peterson of Tacoma; daughter, Anna Munsterman of Everett, Wash.; grandchildren, Michael, Joseph and Peter Munsterman and Anna and Jessica Peterson; great-grandson, Jordan Peterson; ex-wife, Frances Neckel of Imperial; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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