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Deaths: March 4, 2002

March 04, 2002


Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria for William R. Taecker, 50, of Santa Maria, a former Brawley resident who died Tuesday in El Segundo.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Lutheran Church, 423 E. Fesler St. in Santa Maria.

Burial will be in Dudley-Hoffman Memory Gardens in Santa Maria.Mr. Taecker was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Brawley.

He lived in Santa Maria for 15 years and worked in plant operations for El Segundo Chevron-Texaco oil refinery for 18 years.

Mr. Taecker was a member of the Surf Club of Pismo Beach and a volunteer with the El Segundo Fire Department, working in emergency response. He will be missed by his family and friends, according to family.


He was preceded in death by his sisters, Roberta Wiest in 1980 and Lori Taecker in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki H. Taecker of Santa Maria; daughters, Nicole J. and Amanda K. Taecker, both of Santa Maria; son, Cody T. Taecker of Santa Maria; brother, Randy Taecker of Colorado; and sisters, Lucille Torbett and Elaine Rutledge, both of Colorado.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria for Mario Magallanes, 63, of Calipatria, who died Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Amador Lopez will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Magallanes was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Mexico and was raised there.

He came to the United States in the early 1960s, settling in the Los Angeles area, where he met Soledad Rodriguez and married her on March 21, 1967.

The Magallaneses raised their family in Los Angeles before moving to Calipatria in 1985.

Mr. Magallanes owned and operated M&M Automotive in Calipatria. He and his wife, Soledad, were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Calipatria.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Teresa Magallanes; and brother, Alejandro Magallanes.

Survivors include his wife, Soledad Magallanes of Calipatria; sons, Mario Aaron Magallanes Jr. of Brawley and Octavio, Omar and Daniel Magallanes, all of Fontana; daughter, Adriana Magallanes of Los Angeles; brothers, Manuel Magallanes of Mexico and Jesus Magallanes of Mexicali; sisters, Raquel Campos of Sacramento, Celia Haro of Mexico, Maria Belen Luna of Calipatria, Sylvia Magallanes of Tijuana and Rocio Magallanes of Mexicali; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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