RALPH M. PRECIE
A Mass was celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Loma Linda for Ralph M. Precie, 87, of Colton, a former Imperial Valley resident who died of a heart attack Feb. 7 in county Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
Burial was in Montecito Memorial Park in Colton.
Mr. Precie was born Oct. 22, 1914, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. He lived in the Imperial Valley before relocating to Colton.
In the late 1930s, Mr. Precie worked for Edgar Brothers, which is now El Centro Motors.
He co-owned a grocery store in Heber with partner John Bertussi. He also owned a hog ranch in Heber, some apartments in El Centro and was partners with his parents in a dairy business with his parents in Corona.