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Deaths: May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

LOIS N. WINGATE

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Lois N. Wingate, 90, of El Cajon, who died May 22 in Country Hills Home in El Cajon.Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro. The Rev. Jeremiah Vik of First Baptist Church of El Centro will officiate.

Mrs. Wingate was born Aug. 8, 1911, in Galax, Va.

She married Charles Wingate. The Wingates lived in Akron, Ohio, before moving to the Imperial Valley in 1943.

Mrs. Wingate was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Centro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wingate, on Dec. 6, 1978.

Survivors include her daughters, Janet Doyle of San Diego, Sally Foster of Alabama, Nancy Nagel and Susy Wingate, both of Oregon, and Sandy Wingate of Israel; son, Charles Wingate of San Diego; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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The family suggests memorials be sent to Sandra Wingate Ministry, P.O. Box 561330, Charlotte, NC 28256.

JOE AVILA CARRANZA

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Joe Avila Carranza, 79, of Seeley, who died Sunday in his home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be private in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma.

Mr. Carranza was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Los Angeles. He came to the Imperial Valley in 1961, settling in Seeley.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1964 and was involved in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After his retirement, Mr. Carranza was hired by the Department of Immigration & Naturalization Service in 1966, from which he retired in 1986.

He married Maria Micaela Olaiz in Reforma, Sinaloa, Mexico, on Oct. 5, 1970.

Mr. Carranza was a member of AMVETS and the Knight of Columbus. He also served as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2415.

According to his family, he loved to watch football and watch his geese run around. He will be missed by his family.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Micaela Carranza of Seeley; sons, Joe O. Carranza of Seeley and Salomon Carranza of Los Angeles; daughters, Maria Esther and Johanna Carranza, both of Virginia, Olga Beatrice Carranza of Mexicali, Michel Maria Carranza of Seeley and Maria de Los Angeles Carranza of San Bernardino; and 17 brothers and sisters and 23 grandchildren.

DORETTA "DO" WALKER

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Doretta "Do" Walker, 65, of Brawley, who died Sunday in Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley. The Rev. Ricky Williams of First Timothy Baptist Church of Compton will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Walker was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Depew, Okla. She was raised and attended schools in Sapulpa, Okla.

After graduation, Mrs. Walker moved to Wichita, Kan., to attend nursing school. While there, she met Luvert Walker, whom she married on July 19, 1957.

The Walkers moved to Brawley in 1958. Mrs. Walker worked at the old Brawley Inn for several years and then worked as a ward secretary at El Centro Regional Medical Center for 32 years.

Mrs. Walker became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Brawley in 1959. She also was a member of the Ebonites Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.

According to family, Mrs. Walker enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, working in her yard and caring for her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ollie Williams.

Survivors include her son, Deryl Walker of San Diego; daughters, Angela Walker of Brawley and Sharon Walker of San Diego; sons and daughters-in-law, Jr. and Alma Walker and Stanley and Diana Walker, all of Brawley; grandchildren, Portia Walker of Texas, Danisha Coley of Northridge, Brandon Walker of Upland, Tiara, Jayar, Jordonn and Andre Walker, all of Brawley, and Adarius Turley of San Diego; brother, Jesse Williams Jr. of Oklahoma City; and sisters, Doretha Arterberry and Jewelene Moore, both of Brawley.

ELIZABETH MARGARET

CARPENTER

Graveside services will be at noon Friday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for Elizabeth Margaret Carpenter, 78, of El Centro, who died Monday in her home.

The Rev. Robert T. Arnold of Sweet Home Baptist Church of El Centro will officiate.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Holtville.

She was raised in the Imperial Valley, where she attended Elm School and Acasia Elementary.

Mrs. Carpenter graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro in 1940 and graduated from Central Junior College in 1942.

She started working as a secretary and bookkeeper for Production Credit Association for many years and then worked for Foss & Simpson. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for 45 years.

She married Raymond C. Carpenter in Las Vegas on Sept. 2, 1951.

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