Deaths: March 1, 2002

March 01, 2002



Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Aztlan Funeral Home, 7856 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa, for Maria Cecilia "Cecy" Lopez, 33, of Las Vegas, a former El Centro resident who died  Monday in Las Vegas.

The death is under investigation by authorities

Mrs. Lopez was born Feb. 24, 1969, in Mexicali. She was the youngest daughter of seven born to Pedro and Gregoria Cisneros.

She lived in the Imperial Valley for 15 years, attending Imperial Valley College. She relocated to Las Vegas in 2000.

Mrs. Lopez was an outgoing and happy person and a good mother and friend, according to family.

Survivors include her parents, Pedro and Gregoria Cisneros of San Diego; brothers, Antonio and Martin Cisneros; sisters, Teresa and Aurora Cisneros, Lourdes Oliaz and Chelo Perez; sons, Saul Jr. and Joel Lopez; daughter, Arlene Lopez; and numerous cousins, uncles and aunts.



Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Luis Humberto Martinez, 63, of Mexicali, who died Wednesday in a hospital in Mexicali.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Edmundo Zarate will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Martinez was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Mexicali, where he attended schools. He later did other studies in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

He owned and operated Agencia Aduanal Luis Martinez in Calexico for more than 40 years.

Mr. Martinez married Adriana Moreno in Mexicali on March 3, 1962. The Martinezes would have been celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday.

Survivors include his wife, Adriana Moreno de Martinez of Mexicali; mother, Celia Barnett de Martinez of Mexicali; children, Luis Moreno Martinez Jr., Maria Elena Martinez de Gastelum and Luz Maria Martinez de Insunza, all of Mexicali, and Adriana Martinez de Chavez of Idaho; sisters, Teresa Martinez de Garcia of Los Angeles and Ana Maria Martinez de Aguilar of Mexicali; and nine grandchildren.


Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Corning for Robert Lasley, 71, of Holtville, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Lasley was born on July 24, 1930, in Dowds, Iowa, and was raised in Red Bluff.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

After his military service, he moved to San Francisco with his wife, Geraldine, and children, where he attended San Francisco City College.

Upon graduating, he began what was to become his lifelong career in education. He taught everything, from kindergarten to college and eventually moved into school administration, first as a vice principal and then as principal at Holtville High School.

After earning his doctorate in education, he served as superintendent of the Holtville Unified School District, from which he retired.

After his retirement, he mentored students through their master's degree program at University of California, San Diego.

Mr. Lasley was a member of the Rotary Club of El Centro. He loved his wife, Geraldine, and his family as well as reading, walking, nature and having philosophical discussions and will be missed by all who knew him, according to family.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Lasley of Holtville; sister, Vi Murphy of Pleasant Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Bee and Bob Grootveld of Red Bluff; daughter, Marta McGovern of Novato; sons and daughters-in-law, Geoff and Ruth Lasley of Taichung, Taiwan, Randy and Joy Lasley of Carrollton, Texas, and Dan and Robbie Mooney of Portland, Ore.; son, Bob Mooney of Belmont; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Chris Johnson of Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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