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DEATHS: March 3, 2002

March 03, 2002

GABRIELA QUIROZ AVILA

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight in Christ Community Church in El Centro for Gabriela Quiroz Avila, 30, of El Centro, who died Thursday in her residence.

Determination of the cause of death is pending investigation.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. The Rev. Walter Colace of Christ Community Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Avila was born May 17, 1971, in Mexicali. She was a member of Christ Community Church.

She was loved by her family and friends, according to family.

Survivors include her son, Isaiah Jacobs of Michigan; mother, Sara Avila of El Centro; brothers, Rafael Avila of El Centro, Marcos Avila of Bakersfield, Moses Avila of El Centro and Elias Avila of Fremont; sisters, Myrna Avila of Yuma, Patricia Reed of El Centro, Gilda A. Adame of El Centro and Cynthia Ramirez of Tracy.

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RAUL T. CARO

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Raul T. Caro, 82, of El Centro, who died Thursday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro with the Rev. Jaime Escobedo officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Caro was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Sonora, Mexico.

Mr. Caro moved to the United States in the 1930s and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Japan during World War II.

After the war, Mr. Caro moved to the Imperial Valley. He worked as a dry cleaning route driver before leasing property in Imperial that had a bar. Mr. Caro turned the bar into what is now known as La Hacienda.

Mr. Caro married Connie Caro in 1943. They adopted four children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Caro, in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalva Caro of El Centro; sons, Xavier and Raul of El Centro; daughters, Terry and Consuelo of El Centro; stepsons, Oscar and Johnny of El Centro; brothers, Ernesto and Carlos Caro of Ensenada; sisters, Odelia and Celia of Mexicali; and 10 grandchildren.

ROSIO AYALA CASTRO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Rosio Ayala Castro, 21, of Holtville who died Tuesday in her residence. Rosary will be said at 7.

Determination of the cause of death is pending an investigation.

Services will be at 9:45 a.m. Monday in Hems Bros. chapel in Calexico. The Rev. Marcos Hernandez of Jehovah's Witnesses of Calexico will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain. View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Castro was born April 27, 1980, in Calexico, where she attended and graduated from local schools.

Mrs. Castro had been attending Imperial Valley College for the past year and a half and worked at the Imperial Valley College childcare center.

She married Juan Carlos Castro on Jan. 28, 2000, in El Centro.

Survivors include her husband, Juan Carlos Castro of Holtville; daughter, Misty Nicole Castro of Holtville; father and mother, Francisco and Martha Ayala of Calexico; sisters, Lucero Ayala and Zulema Ayala of Calexico; and paternal grandparents, Manuel and Maria Ayala of Calexico.

NOEMI HEREDIA DE CORRAL

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Noemi Heredia de Corral, 50, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley. The Rev. Aaran Hernandez of La Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia of Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Mrs. Corral was born Aug. 10, 1951, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, where she attended local schools before marrying Paulino Corral on Nov. 26, 1972.

The Corrals moved to Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, before moving to the Imperial Valley in 1995 and settling in Brawley.

Mrs. Corral was a homemaker and a member of La Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia.

Survivors include her husband, Paulino Corral of Brawley; daughters, Eva Judith Angulo, Olga Noemi Corral-Heredia and Jasibeire Corral-Heredia, all of Calipatria; sons, Paulino Corral-Heredia and Juan Francisco Corral-Heredia, both of Brawley; father, Juan Heredia of Mexico, and eight brothers and one sister, all of Mexico.

MATTHEW MURILLO

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Matthew Murillo, 33, of Calexico, who died Wednesday in his stepmother's residence.

A determination of his cause of death is pending an investigation.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. chapel in Calexico. Pastor Victor Campoy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Mexicali will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Murillo was born May 27, 1968, in Calexico, where he attended local schools. He worked in the Job Corps before he became a mechanic's helper for many years.

He enjoyed drawing, singing and dancing.

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