Deaths: April 10, 2002

April 10, 2002


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  El Centro. 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 married Margarita Lopez.

Mr. Vivo 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.

He 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.

Mr. Vivo 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 from 6 to 11 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro for Socorro G. Ortega, 72, of El Centro, who died Tuesday.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro. Gabriel Garcia of The Jehovah's Witnesses of El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mrs. Ortega was born Jan. 12, 1930, in San Marcos, Oaxaca, Mexico. She married Jose Ortega in Mexico.

The Ortegas spent their early years of marriage in Brawley, having four children, and then moved back to Mexicali.

She returned to the Imperial Valley in the 1970s, where she had resided since.

Mrs. Ortega was a member of Salon Testigos de Jehova. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her son Eduardo Ortega in 1989; and ex-husband, Jose Ortega in 1990.

Survivors include her sons, Jose Ortega Jr. of El Centro, Alfonso Ortega of Brawley and Hector and Ricardo Ortega, both of Mexicali; daughters, Leticia Chaidez and Carolina Ortega, both of Salinas, Lydia Garrido, Sara Ortega and Patricia Acosta, all of El Centro, and Maria Elena Romero and Maria Hilda Lozano, both of Brawley; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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