Deaths: April 9, 2002

April 09, 2002


Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Cornerstone Community Church, 125 E. 6th St. in Holtville, for Emily Sprague, 91, of Holtville, who died Saturday in her home.

Pastor George Nite will officiate.

Graveside services will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Sprague was born June 29, 1910, in Cheyenne, Okla. She married Clinton Sprague in Yuma on Sept. 28, 1935.

She was an active member of Cornerstone Community Church, formerly First Christian Church of Holtville, for five decades. She held several offices in Zeta Tau, a Christian women's organization over the years.

Mrs. Sprague will be remembered for the many cakes and cookies she so willingly baked for the youth groups in the church.


Being a longtime member of the Women's Club of Holtville, she always enjoyed the Garden Club and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Sprague, on Jan. 25, 1966.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Bill Daniell and Sharon and Jack Ainsworth, all of Holtville; grandchildren and spouses, Delu and Jeff Plourd of Holtville, DeEtte and Greg Cooper of Uvalde, Texas, Derrick Daniell of Visalia, Monica and Johvannie Masserini and Marci and Andy Mange, all of Holtville, Leslie Ainsworth of Modesto, Jill Ainsworth of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests donations be sent to the Emily Sprague memorial fund at Cornerstone Community Church, P.O. Box 58, Holtville, CA 92250.


Services were Saturday in Red Bluff for Geraldine Claire Lasley, 69, of Holtville, who died Thursday.

Mrs. Lasley was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Butte, Mont., and moved to Holtville in 1982.

She graduated from Butte High School and graduated from University of Montana, earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She later earned a master's degree in mathematics from Oregon State University.

Mrs. Lasley moved with her family to California in the 1960s, where she taught math, physical education and special education at junior high schools and high schools.

She taught math at Central Union and Brawley Union high schools. She retired in 1991.

Mrs. Lasley was a member of the American Association of University Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lasley.

Survivors include her daughter, Marta McGovern of Novato; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Chris Johnson of Huntsville, Utah; son, Bob Mooney of Belmont; sons and daughters-in-law, Geoff and Ruth Lasley of Taichung, Taiwan, Randy and Joy Lasley of Carrollton, Texas, and Dan and Robbie Mooney of Portland, Ore.; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and John Edgar of Great Falls, Mont; and grandchildren, Larsen and Anders Johnson, Trevor Mooney, Chandra, Jeffrey, Cara and Jonathan Lasley.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Antonio C. Vivo, 85, of El Centro, who died Saturday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Calexico. The Rev. Gil Espuelas will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Vivo was born March 27, 1917, in Mexico City, where he attended schools and worked at a hardware company known as "Cabana" for 27 years.

He came to the United States in 1968. Mr. Vivo started working for Womack Mitchell in Calexico and was employed there for eight years. He also worked for K&R Motor Supply for 11 years.

Mr. Vivo enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. He always loved to work out.

His most cherished moments were playing with his grandchildren, according to his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma M. Turner; and brother, Octavio Vivo.

Survivors include his wife, Margarita L. Vivo of El Centro; children, Antonio Vivo Jr. and Graciela M. Navar, both of El Centro, and Patricia E. Moreno of Willcox, Ariz.; sister, Beatrice Reynoso of Oceanside; brother, Raymundo Vivo of Mexicali; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be private for Kate McKay Slatton, 92, of Seeley, who died Saturday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro

Mrs. Slatton was born Oct. 19, 1909, in Stratford Garvin, Okla.

She married Edward "Curly" McKay in Gotebo, Okla., in 1928. They moved to the Imperial Valley in 1938, residing in the McCabe and Mount Signal area until 1945, when they moved to Seeley.

Mrs. Slatton was active in the Baptist Church in Seeley until her illness.

She married her second husband, Don Slatton, in 1956.

Mrs. Slatton served as president of the senior citizens Club in Seeley for many years. She was active in Seeley School PTA when her children were attending school there.

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