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Barbara Jean Marlin

May 12, 2002

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at El Centro's Grace Baptist Church for Barbara Jean Marlin, 62, of El Centro, who died at her home May 3. Pastor Albert Sanchez of Grace Baptist will officiate.

Burial will be in El Centro's Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Marlin was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Bill Marlin on Nov. 5, 1955 in Yuma.

Mrs. Marlin lived in El Centro for the past 48 years. She had been a homemaker all her life. Her favorite pasttime was tending her garden of vegetables and flowers. Using the flowers from her garden, she would often make flower arrangements and enter them in the Imperial County Fair. She also was an instructor for Tri-Chem Campaign for many years. Her other favorite pasttime was fellowship at the Grace Baptist Church for the past 25 years.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Marlin of El Centro; mother, Edna Parks of Stockton; daughters, Deborah Evertse of Bakersfield and Cindy Worthington of El Centro; son, Billy Marlin of Carlsbad, N.M.; brothers, Ricky Parks of Alabama and Roland Parks Jr. of Stockton; sisters, Wanda Hunt of Manteca, and Sharon Marsh and Jeannie Feireria, both of Stockton; grandchildren, Donald and Ryan Gregory of Bakersfield, Vanessa Quick and Billy Marlin III of Clovis, N.M., James and Robert Skipping of El Centro and Sarah Skipping of Fort Jackson, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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PAUL R. GARCIA

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Paul R. Garcia, 48, of San Diego, who died May 7 at San Diego's Sharp Memorial Hospital. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Calexico's Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edmundo Zarate will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Garcia was born Nov. 18, 1953, in Calexico. He was raised in Calexico, attending local schools. He graduated from Calexico High School in 1969, where he played piano and clarinet in the band. He had been living in San Diego for the past 33 years.

Survivors include his father, Solomon Garcia of Calexico; brothers, Solomon Al Garcia of El Centro and Hubert Garcia of San Diego; sister, Geraldine Gutierrez of Tucson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

LADINA BOBBI ROSE AVELAR

Services will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Ladina Bobbi Rose Avelar, 15, of Brawley, who died recently.

Ladina was born on June 8, 1986, in Pomona.

Ladina's family moved to the Imperial Valley three years ago.

Ladina loved to write music and wanted to be a songwriter. She also had aspirations of being a correctional officer, according to family.

Survivors include her mother, Dina Avelar of Brawley; brothers, Gilbert Olivas of Hawaii, and Jesus Quintero and Marcos Mena, both of Brawley; sister, Denise Avelar of Brawley; boyfriend, Chris Negrete of Brawley; and numerous other family and friends.

Donations are being accepted at Government Agencies Credit Union branches.

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