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Deaths: March 5, 2002

March 05, 2002

JOSE OROZCO GONZALEZ

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Apostolic Assembly in Brawley for Jose Orozco Gonzalez, 53, of Calipatria, who died in a car accident Monday.Burial will be in Jardin de la Esperanza in Mexicali.

Mr. Gonzalez was born Sept. 19, 1948, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

He married Armida Suarez in Los Angeles in November 1976.

The Gonzalezes came to the Imperial Valley in 1976, settling in Calipatria. Mr. Gonzalez worked for Rick Young Ranches for about 30 years.

He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matilde and Maria Elena Gonzalez; and sister, Socorro Gonzalez.

Survivors include his wife, Armida Gonzalez of Calipatria; son and daughter-in-law, Conrado and Patsy Sanchez of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Livier and Manuel Medina of Brawley; sons, Pedro Sanchez of Brawley and Ricardo Palma of Los Angeles; mother and father-in-law, Jose and Teresa Suarez of Brawley; grandchildren, Kailla Jael Andalon, Jordan Nathaniel, Isaiah Medina, Patsy Jazzlyne and Conrado Sanchez Jr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Manuel and Martha Suarez of Imperial, Carlos and Julia Suarez of San Diego and Eduardo and Rosa Suarez of Calipatria; and brothers, Lucio, Pedro and Gregorio Gonzalez, all of Jalisco.

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CARLOS "PERK"

CARRILLO JR.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico for Carlos "Perk" Carrillo Jr., 79, of Calexico, who died Sunday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at noon Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Revs. Edmundo Zarate of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Calexico and Barry Vinyard of Imperial Valley Catholic Chaplaincy will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Carrillo was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Douglas, Ariz.

He attended Calexico schools and graduated from Calexico High School in 1941.

While in high school he was a star athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball and football. He was part of a Calexico High School championship sports dynasty.

Mr. Carrillo served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USS Percival from 1941 to 1944, along with his brother, Rollie.

He married Hilda Caloca in Mexicali on Dec. 12, 1949.

In 1953, Carlos and Rollie Carrillo opened and operated "Rollie's" shoe store in downtown Calexico. The business closed in 1992 when Mr. Carrillo and his brother retired.

Mr. Carrillo was active in the Vincent Memorial High School Parents Group and assisted in the establishment of the school in 1965. He worked on various political campaigns with his brother, Rollie. He also was active in local community activities with various business issues that affected downtown merchants.

He was inducted into the All-Valley football hall of fame in June 2001 and was honored as a Golden Bulldog, along with his football teammates during the Willis Ward Game at Calexico High last October.

After his retirement, Mr. Carrillo enjoyed the company of his brothers and sisters, gardening at home and visiting his grandchildren, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Caloca, on Oct. 25, 1995.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Hildy Carrillo-Rivera and Eduardo Rivera of Calexico; sons, Carlos X. Carrillo of Tucson and Mario A. Carrillo of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Kenneth Ryan James of Fort Smith, Ark., Eric Raymond James of Memphis, Tenn., Yvonne Mitchell of Laredo, Texas, Carlos X. Carrillo Jr. of Houston and Maximiliano, Luca and Ian Carrillo, all of El Paso, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rollie and Mina Carrillo of Calexico and Ruben and Cecilia Carrillo of San Diego; sister, Brunilda Garcia of Mexicali; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Frank Moreno of Calexico and Teresa and Dick Nall of Laguna Beach; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fernando and Alicia Caloca, Olga and Victor Araujo and Yolanda Caloca; and numerous nieces and nephews.

CARMEN GONZALEZ

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Carmen Gonzalez, 67, of Brawley, who died Sunday in her home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Roque Vano will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Gonzalez was born on July, 16, 1934, in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, and was raised there.

She later moved to Mexicali, where she met and married Manuel Gonzalez in 1954. The Gonzalezes moved to the Imperial Valley in 1973, settling in Brawley.

Mrs. Gonzalez was primarily a homemaker and worked in agriculture for a time.

She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

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