Deaths: February 20, 2001

February 20, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for William E. Harmon, 82, of El Centro, who died Saturday in El Centro.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro. Thomas Bond, a retired military chaplain from San Diego, will officiate.

Mr. Harmon was born on March 28, 1919, in Elizabeth, N.J.

He joined the U.S. Navy on June 23, 1943, serving on the Solomon Islands during World War II. He also served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1972 after 30 years of service.


He married Ruth Marie Spencer in Elizabeth on March 9, 1946. The Harmons moved to the Imperial Valley in 1970, settling in El Centro.

Mr. Harmon was a member of Fleet Reserve Association since 1979 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. Harmon of El Centro; sons, Dr. Robert Harmon of Lake Oswego, Ore., Paul Harmon of Hesperia and Steve Harmon of Newman; daughters, Eloise Gray of Ellettesville, Ind., Lorraine Herrera of Yuma and Peggy Sue Spears of Electra, Texas; grandchildren, Damon, Kim, Jessica, Jennifer and Jackie Harmon, Ruthie and Russell Gray, Lacy Fourong and Summer and A.J. Herrera; and great-grandchildren, Rendy and Elijah Montiel.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Thomas A. Carney, 60, of Holtville, who died Saturday in Lakeview Home in La Mesa.

Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hems Bros. chapel in El Centro. The Rev. Cecilio Moraga of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Holtville will officiate.

Burial will be in Terrace Park Cemetery in Holtville.

Mr. Carney was born Feb. 14, 1942, in New Orleans and lived in Holtville for more than 40 years.

He worked for the Imperial Irrigation District, retiring after 35 years.

Survivors include his sons, David and Christopher Carney, both of Escondido; parents, Thomas C. and Kathleen Carney of Madison, La.; sisters, Diane, Betty Jean and Kathleen; and four grandchildren.


A private burial will be held in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for Margaret M. Charde, 88, of Phoenix, a former Niland resident who died Thursday in Phoenix. The Rev. Ben Davison of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Brawley will officiate.

Mrs. Charde was born Feb. 2, 1914, in Framingham, Mass., and was raised in Los Angeles.

She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and worked as a psychometrician for the Los Angeles County Youth Authority.

Mrs. Charde lived in Banning and Niland for many years before relocating to the Phoenix area due to illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Charde, in 1983.

Survivors include her stepdaughter, Ann Charde of Mesa, Ariz.

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