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DEATHS: January 23, 2002

January 23, 2002

LORENZO HERRERA

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Lorenzo Herrera, 70, of El Centro, who died Friday in Vencor Hospital in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Herrera was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

He lived in the Imperial Valley for 36 years and worked at Odom's Boots & Shoes in El Centro for 30 years.

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Survivors include his children, Ruth Cecilia Meza and Luis Eduardo and Juan Antonio Herrera, all of El Centro, and Lorena E. Griego of Phoenix; brother, Francisco Herrera of Mexicali; and nine grandchildren.

GUADALUPE CORTEZ MOLINA

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Guadalupe Cortez Molina, 68, of Calexico, who died Saturday in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Holtville. The Rev. Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville.

Mrs. Molina was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico. She married Miguel Molina in Yuma in 1950. She last worked as a cook at J&M Cafe in Holtville.

She lived in the Imperial Valley for 50 years, as was a longtime resident of Holtville. She last resided in Calexico.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miguel Molina, in 1976; daughter Carmen Molina; son Francisco Molina; and brother Carlos Cortez.

Survivors include her children, Victor Cortez of Mexico, Rudy Molina of Yuma, Luz Teresa Fuentes of Sacramento and Leticia Ayala and Miguel Molina, both of Calexico; brother, Miguel Cortez of El Centro; sisters, Rosa Padilla of Sacramento and Socorro Cortez of El Cajon; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

ROBERT "PRIMO" ROMERO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Robert "Primo" Romero, 63, of Brawley, who died Saturday in Mexicali. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Roque Vano officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Romero was born March 23, 1938, in Heber and was raised in the Imperial Valley.

He married Mercedes Romero and was a farm laborer for Tasco Farms for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by sons Anthony, Ronnie and Donnie Romero; great-grandson, Michael Ray Diaz; brothers, Pedro, Gonzalo, Luis, Estevan, Juan and Benny Romero; and sister, Rebecca Romero.

Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Romero of Brawley; sons, Frank Romero of Brawley, Robert David and Fernando Greg Romero, both of Artesia, Reynaldo Romero of Victorville and Ralph Robert and Michael Romero, both of Oxnard; daughters, Rosalie Romero of Phoenix, Carmen Romero of Oxnard and Isabel Huerta of Los Banos; sister, Julie Dimple of Salt Lake City; brothers, Manuel Romero of Chula Vista and Raul Romero of Brawley, 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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