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Tony Cuellar

June 16, 2002

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in Calexico for Tony Cuellar, 74, of Heber, who died Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Heber. The Rev. Jaime Escobedo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico.

Mr. Cuellar was born March 2, 1928, in Watts. He married Mirey Gonzalez Oct. 27, 1973, in Mexicali.

He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 30 years or employment. He will be missed by his family and friends, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Monica Cuellar in 1986 and brothers-in-law Daniel Zavala in 2001 and Juan Amesquita in 1992.

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Survivors include his wife, Mirey Cuellar of Heber; daughters, Mireya Cuellar and Lizbeth Cuellar, both of Heber, Hortencia Cuellar of Tracy; son, David Cuellar of Salt Lake City, son and daughter-in-law, Tony A. and Tina Cuellar of Tracy; brothers, Rafael Cuellar of Heber and Johnny Cuellar of Pico Rivera; brother and sister-in-law, Alfredo and Maria Cuellar of San Bernardino; sisters, Jenny Amesquita of Huntington Park, Linda Zavala of Heber and Lupe Cuellar of Mexicali; sister and brother-in-law, Consuelo and George Nava of Pico Rivera; grandson, Anthony Seise of Heber; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

TEOFILO JACINTO TOMAS

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Teofilo Jacinto Tomas, 86, of El Centro, who died Thursday in his residence. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. The Rev. Gil Espuelas of Our Lady of Guadalupe will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mr. Tomas was born Jan. 12, 1916, in San Nicolas, Philippine Islands. He came to the U.S. at age 18 and lived in Hawaii for a short time. He later moved to the mainland and worked throughout Southern California.

He settled in the Imperial Valley in the 1950s and in 1961 married Socorro Galarza in El Centro.

He worked for Green Valley Farms in Brawley for many years until he retired. He loved and enjoyed his garden and took great pride in growing his own vegetables. He will be missed by family and friends, according to family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Socorro Galarza in 1994.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Ken Daniloff and Veronica and Jimmy Luker, all of El Centro; stepson, Octavio Galarza of Salinas; brothers, Saturnino Tomas of Hawaii, Eusebio Tomas of Florida, Timoteo Tomas of Union City, Ador Tomas of San Francisco; sister, Cristina Balantac of Sacramento; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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