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Deaths: April 3, 2002

April 03, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Gilberto R. Castañeda, 80, of Brawley, who died Monday in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Brawley. The Revs. Roque Vano of St. Margaret Mary and Ben Davison of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, both of Brawley, will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Castañeda was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Brawley, where he was raised and attended Barbara Worth Jr. High School.

He married Elpidia Palomino in Brawley on July 7, 1940.

Mr. Castañeda served in the U.S Army and worked as a truck driver for R.T. Pinner and Sons for more than 27 years.


He was a member of St. Margaret Mary and Sacred Hearth catholic churches and The Knights of Columbus.

According to his family, he would help anyone in time of need and enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Emma Arvizu; son, Edward Castañeda in 1970; brother, Juan R. Castañeda in 1995; and sisters, Celia Noriega in 1988 and Rachel C. Godinez in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Elpidia Castañeda of Brawley; sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert Jr. and Josefina Castañeda of Tucson, Edmundo and Cynthia Castañeda of Riverside and Mario and Angela Castañeda, Raymundo and Luisa Castañeda and Ruben and Rebecca Castañeda, all of Brawley; daughters, Marina, Mary Ellen and Maria Dolores Castañeda, all of Brawley; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Services will be at a later date for David Olean Hauck, 91, of Holtville, who died March 25 in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Burial will be under private family disposition.

Mr. Hauck was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Montepelier, Idaho.

He attended schools in Montepelier. He also attended the University of Idaho and the University of Utah, where he was active in football and wrestling.

He married Maurine Moser in Santa Cruz on May 9, 1933. The Haucks lived in Watsonville and then moved to the Imperial Valley in 1935, settling in Holtville.

Mr. Hauck worked in the fruit and produce business and also as a carpenter for many years. He later worked as a building inspector for Imperial County.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maurine M. Hauck, on March 30, 1994.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, James "Jim" and Ann Hauck of Pollock Pines; daughter and son-in-law, Paula Lynn and El Engling of Squim, Wash.; grandsons, Forrest C. Hauck of Brawley and John S. Hauck of Placerville; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Forrest and Lois Hauck of Renton, Wash., and Eldon and Peggy Hauck of Anaheim.

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