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Jim Bull

March 10, 2002

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Jim Bull, 81, of Brawley, who died Thursday.

Burial will be at Abingdon Cemetery in Abingdon, Ill.

Mr. Bull was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Illinois, the son of Jesse and Leota Fern Bull.

Mr. Bull grew up in Illinois with his high school sweetheart, Lois. He married her on Sept. 28, 1941, in Berwick, Ill.

He joined the Navy to fight in World War II, then moved to California and onto Brawley. He worked several jobs, finally settling on working for Harrell Cattle Co. for over 30 years.

He was a Scottish Right Mason, a member of the Stockmen's Club and a founding member of the Galloping Gossips square dance club. He was an avid RVer and traveled the country.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Whitted of Brawley; son and daughter-in-law, David and DeeAnn Bull of Carl Junction, Mo.; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for Henry Harell Baker, 71, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in his home. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Mr. Baker was born June 3, 1930, in Texas, the son of Henry Monroe and Emma Jean Baker.

Mr. Baker joined the Army when he was 18 years old and was a veteran of the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart for injuries he received in battle. After the war he married Dorothy Tolzien on May 11, 1953, in Yuma and moved to Brawley, where he lived ever since. He worked most of his life as a mechanic.

He loved to hunt, fish, play bingo and be with his family, according to his family.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Baker, of Brawley; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Mike Miller of New Mexico; Margaret and Ronnie Pope of Utah; Linda and Eddie Croom of North Carolina; Deborah and Jim Draughn of California; sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Lynn Baker and Henry and Sarah Baker, all of California; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Lindy Jim of Arizona; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Jennifer Baker of Arizona; special nephew, Joe Ronald Post of Brawley; and 40 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Westmorland for Jenny Celis, 6, of Westmorland, who died Friday as a result of a traffic accident in Westmorland. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. Amador Lopez of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria will officiate. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Jenny was born April 14, 1995, in Brawley.

Jenny lived in Westmorland and was in the first grade at Westmorland Union Elementary School, where she earned the citizen of the year award. She played city league basketball and soccer.

Survivors include her parents, Ruben and Miriam Celis of Westmorland; brothers, Ruben Jr. and Omar Celis, both of Westmorland; sister, Alma Celis of Westmorland; maternal grandmother, Celia Rivera of Calipatria; maternal grandfather Juan Rivera of Calexico; paternal grandmother, Manuela Espinoza of Brawley; and paternal grandfather, Juan Celis of Winterhaven.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Andres Fernandez, 23, of Brawley, who died of cancer Saturday at San Diego Hospice in San Diego.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley. The Rev. Luciano Lopez of Iglesia Amigos in Calexico will officiate.

Mr. Fernandez was born Sept. 9, 1978, in Mexicali.

He was raised in Mexicali and came to the Imperial Valley in 1989, settling in Brawley.

He attended schools in Brawley and graduated with the class of 1997. After high school he worked for Farm Air Services for two years and then worked for Holly Sugar where he worked until his illness.

He married Laura Ojeda on Nov. 23, 1997, in El Centro.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Fernandez of Brawley; son, Andres Giovannie Fernandez of Brawley; parents, Gregorio and Leticia Fernandez of Brawley; paternal grandmother, Guadalupe Sanchez of Brawley; maternal grandparents, Apolinario Marin and Aniceto Zaragosa of Mexicali; brother, Rafael Fernandez of Brawley; and sister, Brenda Guadalupe Fernandez of Brawley.


Private services will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego for Patricia A. Chavez, 89, of Calexico, who died Thursday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Chavez was born Nov. 3, 1912, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

She was raised in Chihuahua, where she attended school. She came to the Imperial Valley in the 1940s, where she met her future husband. She married Jesus Q. Chavez in 1942 in Yuma. They made their home in Calexico.

She was primarily a homemaker and a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus, on Oct. 9, 2001.

Survivors include her daughter, Lily Zazueta of El Centro; son, Jess J. Chavez of Spring Valley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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