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Frederick Clarence Schutz

February 26, 2002

No services were conducted for Frederick Clarence Schutz, 83, of El Centro, who died Feb. 5 in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley.

His remains were cremated.

Mr. Schutz was born March 12, 1918, in Massachusetts. He attended elementary and high school in Huntington Park.

He married Delores L. Morgan in Yuma in 1940.

Mr. Schutz served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

After his discharge from the military, he worked for Sears & Roebuck Co. and Goodyear and later drove street cars for the city of Los Angeles. He was later employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Mr. Schutz moved to the Imperial Valley in 1965 and worked at Central Union High School in El Centro, from which he retired.

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He married Laura Williams on April 17, 1993, in El Centro.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Williams of El Centro; sister, Frances Blanks of Escondido; son, Ronald Schutz of Rodeo; daughter, Lorrie L. Doyle of Seeley; daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Billie Schutz of Nevada; four stepchildren and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

ANTONIO E. SALAS

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Antonio E. Salas, 85, of Brawley, who died Saturday in his home. 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.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Salas was born June 5, 1916, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

He lived in Brawley for more than 70 years, attending schools there, including Brawley Union High School

Mr. Salas married Guadalupe Salas in Brawley in 1939, and he worked in agriculture as a heavy equipment operator for more than 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Guadalupe Salas, in 1957; daughter, Guadalupe Salas in 1995; and sons, Arthur Salas in 1990 and Ernie Salas in 1992.

Survivors include his sons, Tony Salas of Los Angeles, Albert Salas of Whittier, Alfonso Salas of Brawley, Manuel Salas of Riverside and Eddie Salas of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters, Rosemary Franco, Irene Carrasco, Jennie Barra and Ramona Flores, all of Brawley; sisters, Lydia Dominguez and Bertha Salas, both of Brawley; brother, Julian Salas of Los Angeles; 44 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

DOROTHY ELIZABETH

McMANUS

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Dorothy Elizabeth McManus, 90, of El Centro, who died Friday in Brawley.

Mrs. McManus was born March 30, 1911, in San Antonio.

She moved with her family to El Centro at age 3. She attended McCabe Elementary School when it was a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro.

She married Louis B. McManus in 1931. The McManuses had three children, Ronald, Richard and Roger.

The McManuses owned Office Supply Co., where Mrs. McManus worked as a bookkeeper. They later expanded the business to include office furniture.

In the 1960s, Mrs. McManus served as first reader at the First Church of Christ, Scientist of El Centro, where she served on the church's executive board. She also was a founding member of the Women's Ten Thousand Club of El Centro.

The McManuses traveled throughout the world. She had many adventures, from hanging by her ankles to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland, being submerged to her waist along with a guide in Israel's Pool of Siloam, riding camels in Egypt and climbing a pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico.

In 1981, Mrs. McManus retired to Sedona, Ariz., where she took up oil painting, sculpting and writing. She published two novels, "Song of Sirius" and "Touched by Love," which are still sold today.

Mrs. McManus was preceded in death by her husband, Louis B. McManus, in 1990; and sons, Ronald and Roger McManus.

Survivors include her son, Rick McManus; daughter-in-law, Gunilla McManus; grandchildren, Michael McManus, Cristine and Bill Kaye, of Couer d' Alene, Idaho, Erika and Per Mattesson of Sand Point, Idaho, Gabriel McManus of El Centro, Patrick McManus of Yosemite and Paul McManus of Japan; and great-grandchildren, Kyle and Jasmine McManus, both of Couer d' Alene.

LAVERN J. DARNELL

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, Colo., for Lavern J. Darnell, 59, of Rocky Ford, Colo., a former Imperial Valley resident who died Sunday in Arkansas Valley Medical Center in La Junta.

Pastor Wayne Cathey of First Southern Baptist Church of La Junta will officiate. Mr. Darnell was born April 28, 1942, in La Junta.

He attended elementary school in La Junta and junior and high schools in Cheraw, Colo.

Following his high school education, Mr. Darnell moved to the Imperial Valley and returned to Rocky Ford in 1998, where he owned and operated a small hay farm.

Mr. Darnell married Deni Miller in Yuma. He worked in the cattle industry, feed lot and medicine sales.

He enjoyed team roping and team penning, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Guy and Lena Evelyn Darnell; and brother, Jerry Darnell.

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