JOE A. "CHIRI" LEON
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Joe A. "Chiri" Leon, 71, of Brawley, who died Saturday in Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley. The Rev. Ben Davison will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.
Mr. Leon was born on June 12, 1930, in El Centro, where he was raised and attended schools.
He worked in agriculture for Rapid Harvest & Rolling R Ranches for 25 years.Mr. Leon was preceded in death by his sisters Lorencia Leon, Genevieve Aguilera and Dolores Garcia.Survivors include his wife, Erlinda Diaz Leon of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Ramon Montoya of Indio; daughters, Christina Leon of Riverside and Imelda Valencia of Mexicali; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Jr. and Mary Leon of Hollister, Jesus and Maria Leon of San Bernardino and Amado and Helen Leon of Brawley; sisters, Isabel Morales, Rosa Sandoval, Mary Helen Guillen and Eleanor Salgado, all of Brawley; brothers, Arnold Leon of Indio, and Salvador, Philip and Juan Leon, all of Brawley; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.