DEATHS: January 11, 2001

January 11, 2002


Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for John Luther Lane, 58, of Seeley, who died of a heart attack Tuesday in Seeley.

Mr. Lane was born Jan. 2, 1944 in Brawley. He moved with his family to Phoenix in 1956 and graduated from Phoenix Central High School in 1962, where he was captain of the football team and earned all-state honors.

After an early career in residential real estate in the Phoenix area, he returned to the Imperial Valley and operated Lane Driving School and worked in the trucking industry. He was employed by Walker Livestock at the time of his death.


Mr. Lane was a founding member of Sons of Rest Car Club and a member of the 1964 Phoenix College football team that won the national junior college championship. He was a past member of the Lions Club and Teamsters.

Survivors include his mother, Ada Lane; sons, Billy and Bobby Lane; daughters, Christie Hunt and Dana DiBartelo; brothers, Stuart and Clair Lane; sister, Sherry; and companion and best friend "Smokey."


Visitation will be at 6 tonight in Apostolic Assembly in Brawley for Noe Hernandez, 20, of Brawley, who died of cancer Jan. 4 in Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Apostolic Assembly in Brawley. Pastor Jaime Santos will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Hernandez was born Dec. 14, 1981, in Brawley and was raised in Brawley and attended schools there.

Survivors include his parents, Francisca and Jesus Hernandez of Brawley; sisters, Alejandra Hernandez of Mexicali and Noemi Hernandez of Brawley; brothers, Juan, Felipe and Gabino Hernandez, all of Brawley; and maternal grandparents, Evangelina and Ramon Uvence of Mexicali.


Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in First Assembly of God in El Centro for Dorothy V. Lee, 72, of El Centro, who died Wednesday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Church services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Assembly of God in El Centro. Pastor Cecil Barham will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. Lee was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Phoenix. She came to the Imperial Valley in 1955, settling in El Centro.

She married Francisco Lee in the Imperial Valley on Sept. 23, 1954.

Mrs. Lee worked as a licensed vocational nurse in the pediatrics department at El Centro Regional Medical Center for 29 years.

She was a member of First Assembly of God of El Centro and an alumna of Francis DePaum School in Hollywood.

Survivors include her husband, Francisco Lee of El Centro; mother, Emma Vega of El Centro; children, Steve and Darlene Lee, both of El Centro; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Teri Lee of Las Vegas; brother and sister-in-law, David and Karen Correa of Tucson; sisters, Gloria Leon and Neomi Hernandez, both of El Centro, Rose Correa of San Diego and Daisy Kang of Sanger; sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Ben Tsurudome of San Diego; grandchildren, Christopher, Danny, Eva, Brittany Nicole and Arielle Lee and Jacquelyn Luquin Platero, all of El Centro; and several nieces, nephews and many longtime friends.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Octavio "Gus" Cisneros, 74, of Calexico, who died Tuesday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico. The Rev. Barry Vineyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Cisneros was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Upland. He became an orphan after his mother's death at age 14.

He married Isabel Arriaga in Yuma in November 1946. He worked as a foreman and supervisor in agriculture most of his life, and was employed by William B. Hubbard & Border Harvesting.

He was a proud man and enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, as well as entertaining his family and friends with his silly sense of humor, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Isabel Cisneros of Calexico; sons and daughters-in-law, Jorge and Irma Cisneros of Visalia and Gabriel and Ofie Cisneros of Salinas; son, Jose Cisneros of Ciudad Morelos, Mexico; daughter and son-in-law, Silvia and Rick Rudd of San Diego; daughters, Rebecca Cisneros of El Centro and Emilia Cisneros of Calexico; sister, Lola Ruiz of Mexicali; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3700 E. Ft. Lowell in Tucson for Robert Joseph "Bob" Miller, a former El Centro resident who died Sunday in Eager, Ariz.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 12, 1943 in El Centro and was raised in the city.

He graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro in 1961.

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