DEATHS: January 14, 2002

January 14, 2002


Funeral services were Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Blanca S. Yerena, 64, of El Centro, who died Jan. 6 in Grossmont Hospital in El Cajon.

Mrs. Yerena was born April 20, 1937, in Mexicali and moved to El Centro in 1975.

She was dedicated to her family, according to family.

Survivors include her husband, Arturo Yerena of El Centro; sons, Ernesto Yerena of Imperial, Alonso Yerena of Tulsa, Okla., and Art Yerena Jr. of El Centro; three sisters, two brothers and eight grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Victor Manuel Corella, 59, of Calexico, who died of cancer Wednesday in his home.


Chapel services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico. Pastor Enrique Quihuis of Iglesia de Dios of Calexico will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Corella was born March 11, 1942, in Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico, and was raised there.

He lived in the Imperial Valley for many years and worked for River Ranch Co. for 10 years. He married Esther Quihuis in El Centro on Oct. 3, 1987.

Mr. Corella was a member of the Church of God in Calexico.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Corella of Calexico; daughter, Lupita Corella of Douglas, Ariz.; mother, Socorro German of Mexicali; brothers, Saul Armenta and Jorge Corella, both of Mexicali; and sisters, Cecilia, Imelda and Flor Armenta, all of Mexicali.


Chapel services will be at noon Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Neoma M. "Pat" Bogart, 78, of Calexico, who died Thursday in her home.

Pastor Phyllis Ashe of Imperial Beach United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Bogart was born March 12, 1923, in Violet Hill, Ark., and was raised in a small farming community in Missouri.

She came to the Imperial Valley in the early 1950s, settling in Brawley, and then moved to Calexico, where she lived for almost 50 years.

She worked as a waitress at Hollie's Restaurant in Calexico for 10 years and as a cashier at the Imperial Valley College cafeteria for about five years.

Mrs. Bogart moved to San Diego to be close to her son, Michael, and then returned to Calexico in 1986.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Bogart of New Zealand; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Catherine Bogart of San Diego; son, Michael Bogart of Calexico; granddaughter, Michelle Alejandra Bogart of Calexico; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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