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Deaths: February 11, 2002

February 11, 2002


Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville for Wanza "Laverne" Dunser, 75, of Las Vegas, a former Imperial Valley resident who died Tuesday.

Pastor Art Ziegler will officiate.

Mrs. Dunser was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Clarksville, Texas. She worked for the Imperial Valley Press for more than 20 years.

She married Pete Dunser in Holtville in 1962.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Dunser, in 1996; and grandchildren Daniell and Randy Bailey.

Survivors include her sons, Tom and Frank Dunser, both of Las Vegas, and Glenn Bailey of Blackfoot, Idaho; daughter, Jean Ainsworth; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.



A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday for Nobel E. Chandler, 62, of Brawley, who died in his home from cancer on  Thursday. The service will be in Mr. Chandler's home, 310 Ell St.

Mr. Chandler was born July 8, 1939, in Bayou Meto, Ark.

He married Janice Sund on Oct. 12, 1968, in Florence, Ariz.

Mr. Chandler was raised in Casa Grande, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960-1964. He moved to Brawley in 1970.

Mr. Chandler worked as a truck driver for about 35 years, last working for Evans Dedicated Systems until he became ill. He suffered from cancer for two years and died peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Mr. Chandler was preceded in death by his daughter Tina Marie Chandler.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Chandler of Brawley; daughter, Denise Chandler of Brawley;  son, Jeffrey Todd Chandler of Tampa, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Mary Jo Chandler of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Noble J. and Mary Chandler of El Cajon; sister, Hettie Clark of Casa Grande; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Ray Barker of Eloy, Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law, Hugh and Scottie Chandler of Casa Grande; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in El Redentor Assembly of God in Brawley for Ismael "Mayo" Banda, 41, of Fontana, a former Brawley resident who died of internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen Tuesday in Fontana.

Pastor Mike Neciuk of El Redentor will officiate.

Mr. Banda was born Oct. 16, 1960 in Mexicali, where he married Maria Guadalupe Rincon on May 5, 1978.

He worked as a truck driver and mechanic for 20 years.

Mr. Banda loved spending time with his family, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Guadalupe Banda of Fontana; daughters, Yaneth, Mariana, Lizeth and Alexiss Banda, all of Fontana; son, Ismael Banda Jr. of Brawley; mother, Evelia Alfaro; father, Manuel Banda; sisters, Elpidia, Adela, Minerva, Marisela and Evelia Banda; brothers, Elias, Pablo, Ernesto, Victor, Rodrigo, Abel, Jose and Enrique Banda, all of Brawley; and two grandchildren.

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