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Deaths: May 19, 2002

May 18, 2002

VANESSA L. FLORES

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Vanessa L. Flores, 10, of El Centro, who died of cancer Thursday in San Diego. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Vanessa was born Nov. 26, 1991, in Mexicali. She had been living in El Centro for the past three years.

Vanessa was a fourth-grade student at Martin Luther King Elementary. Her family said she loved to paint, draw and hold little children in her arms.

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She will be missed dearly, according to family.

Survivors include her mother, Angelica Velarde of El Centro and grandparents, Rigoberto Velarde of Calexico and Juana Amarilles of El Centro.

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