El Camino Memorial - Imperial Avenue

El Camino Memorial, a leader in funeral services in San Diego County, includes six mortuaries, one cemetery and a crematory. Because the staff understands that each family is unique and has its own story, El Camino is able to provide families with the highest level of personalized service. This is why thousands of area families have chosen El Camino during their times of need. El Camino Memorial — Imperial Avenue Chapel/Mausoleum, located on Imperial Avenue at 40th Street in San Diego, has served the area as a mausoleum, mortuary and crematory for more than 70 years. The mausoleum has one of the largest private art collections in California and contains more than 500 classic pieces of marble and bronze statuary, antique furnishings and etchings. At El Camino, families can relax and make choices in a comfortable, no-pressure atmosphere. The funeral arrangers leave nothing to chance; they cover all details to make sure that families receive the highest quality of service. El Camino Memorial Park has found a new and inventive way to better cater to families and their evolving perceptions of funeral services. Owning one of only 12 specially produced Harley Davidson coaches, custom built and equipped for funeral services, El Camino Memorial is providing its families with fresh ideas and innovative ways to ensure individuals receive a personalized tribute and loved ones have strong personal memories to carry into the future. Friends and fellow riders can join their loved one on their final ride in the funeral procession. The coaches can transport both standard and oversized caskets and are also equipped to safely transport urns for cremation ceremonies.


Our Obituaries

Claude Edward Cornist

December 15, 1934 - December 7, 2013


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Alberto A. Manzanero

July 11, 1933 - September 23, 2013

Alberto A. Manzanero Nacido en Iztapalapa DF. Mexico, el 11 de Julio de 1933 Fallece en la Ciudad de San Diego Ca., el 23 de Septiembre del 2013, a la edad de 80 años, Le sobrevive su esposa Carmen Manzanero, sus 4 hijos Alejandro Manzanero, Cecilia Bradshaw, Sylvia gottfried y Virginia Torres. Y 9 nietos. ...
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Frutoso C. Limon

October 25, 1933 - August 11, 2013


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Lillian C. Alexander

November 8, 1917 - July 31, 2013


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James Edward Hannan

July 4, 1916 - July 27, 2013

It is with no small blend of sadness mixed with gratitude and joy that the Augustinian Province of St. Augustine in the West announces the death of our brother Rev. James E. Hannan O.S.A. who died on July 27, 2013. He was 97 years old. Fr. Hannan was born in Jamestown, Rhode Island on July 4, 1916. His parents, Julia and James Sr. and his brother Eugene have all predeceased him. In 1926 his...
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Roberta Joanne Claassen

December 9, 1932 - July 22, 2013

Roberta Joanne Hemmer Claassen (Bobbie, Bobbie Jo) was born in North Dakota on December 9, 1932, the youngest of 4 children: sisters Patricia (Patty), Teresa (Tess) and brother John (Jack). At the age of two her family moved to the Matanuska Valley in Alaska with 99 other families, as colonists. At the age of 12 she could handle a shotgun and had a pretty fine aim. She was married to Harry...
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Chak Vilitchai

February 3, 1935 - July 19, 2013


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Chak Vilitchai

February 3, 1935 - July 19, 2013


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Alice Akina Stone

May 6, 1917 - July 8, 2013

Alice Akina was born on May 6th, 1917 on the island of Oahu, and was named after her mother, Alice Waihine Akina. She left Hawaii as a young adult to work for the "fish cannery" in San Diego. She married Everett K Stone, and had one son: Everett J. Stone. Known for her loving heart and generosity, "Auntie Alice" was close to all her brothers and sisters and their children. Alice is survived...
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Nelida Odeth Olachea Huerta

July 10, 1942 - June 15, 2013


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Jose Mendoza Medina

July 15, 1948 - June 10, 2013


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Alfredo Pena

January 13, 1945 - May 29, 2013


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Manuel Santiago Caballero

June 17, 1931 - May 24, 2013

Manuel was born on June 17, 1931 and passed away on May 24, 2013. Manuel was a resident of San Diego, CA
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Andres Fajardo Martinez

October 31, 1931 - May 19, 2013


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Som Inthisane

August 15, 1942 - April 29, 2013


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Lydia M. Padilla

November 25, 1957 - April 5, 2013


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Hortencia Cuellar Cardoza

May 20, 1929 - March 24, 2013


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Sayphine Boonyavong

December 15, 1940 - March 21, 2013


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Alexandre Minakhom

February 22, 1961 - March 11, 2013


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Audelia N. Uribe

April 30, 1928 - February 27, 2013


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Ramesh P. Patel

November 10, 1951 - February 26, 2013

RAMESHBHAI PUNAMBHAI PATEL, 61 Entered into eternal rest on the morning of February 28, 2013, Rameshbhai Punambhai Patel, husband of Ranjanben Patel of Escondido, CA. The relatives and friends of Rameshbhai and Mrs. Patel are invited to attend the funeral service at El Camino Memorial (Imperial Ave) on Saturday March 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation services will be at the same place. ...
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Mary Kay Ramsay

December 25, 1945 - February 21, 2013

Went to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. She fought a long and valiant battle against MS, and volunteered and fund raised for her cause. She had an amazing way to lift our spirits and make us believe in ourselves. She served in the U.S. Navy. She loved her Green Bay Packers. Celebrating 28 years of sobriety. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Bernard, sons, Michael ...
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Gloria Gutierrez

June 7, 1947 - February 16, 2013


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Maria Elena Bloom

September 1, 1939 - January 26, 2013

Maria Elena Bloom Amezquita was born on September 1, 1939 and passed away on January 26, 2013. Elena was a resident of National City. She was born in San Marcos, Jalisco, MX, Survivors include her husband Wes Bloom, son Wesley D Bloom, Daughter Helen R San Martin and 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Brothers Jose Amezquita, Carlos Amezquita and Sisters Raquel Flores, Alicia Villegas...
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Lydia Malijan Caldo

May 31, 1939 - January 23, 2013


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James A. Belcher , Jr.

November 24, 1925 - January 19, 2013


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John Berry Reed, Jr.

September 6, 1917 - January 6, 2013

John Berry Reed, Jr. (or JB to many) born September 6, 1917 in a little farmhouse in Middleburg City near Blanchard, Oklahoma to Ida Mae and John Reed, Sr., died of natural causes on January 6, 2013 at the age of 95. He was pre-deceased in death by his wife of 66 years, Myrlene Jeter, whom he married on December 13, 1937. He is survived by sons Michael and Terry (wife Jane), grandchildren Nathan,...
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Mildred (Mikki) Miccio

July 20, 1929 - January 3, 2013

Mildred (Mikki) Miccio-83, passed away peacefully on 1/3/13. She was born in MA 7/20/29 and is survived by her sister, Shirley Arruda and brother, Robert Rapoza, both of MA. She is the beloved mother to Carl Goulart, Glenn Goulart and Bruce Goulart, all of Connecticut, Diana Coyne of Arizona and Cindy Newman of California and the beloved grandmother to Marie McCraney, Marjorie Goulart, Carl...
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Ricardo G. Yutig

February 14, 1927 - December 16, 2012


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Enriqueta Jimenez

October 8, 1934 - December 14, 2012


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Dorothy Lee Carmichael

September 4, 1920 - December 4, 2012

Dorothy L. Carmichael passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She is survived by children Ed and Susan Carmichael, Patti and David Lynch Linda and Terry Nebel and David(Butch) and Therese Carmichael. 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Edward P. Carmichael and daughter Barbara Dawkins. Services will be held at EL Camino Memorial-...
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Oudom Lackkaty

February 9, 1944 - December 2, 2012


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Charles Arthur Veazey

August 7, 1911 - November 12, 2012


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Ida H. Lee

October 29, 1921 - September 23, 2012

Lee, Ida H. of Newhall, California, passed away September 23, 2012, at the age of 90. After two previous retirements, she became a long time volunteer at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, continuing her life long dedication to working hard and enthusiastically, providing compassionate help and giving more than receiving, all of which gave her immense pleasure and inspiration to others. ...
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Marcos Omar Baltierra

December 28, 2007 - September 22, 2012


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Suzanne Myrtle Jones

January 6, 1945 - September 6, 2012

Suzanne was born on 1/6/1945 and passed away on 9/6/2012. Suzanne was a resident of San Diego.
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Maria T. Marquez

August 1, 1933 - September 4, 2012


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Ruben A. Araico

August 1, 1933 - September 4, 2012

Sr. Ruben Araico Nació el dia 1 de Agosto de 1933 en Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Fallesio el dia 4 de Septiembre 2012. Deja a su esposa Maria de los Angeles Galindo de Araico y a sus 6 hijos: Armando, Jorge, Ruben Jr, Guadalupe, Araceli y Oscar. Abuelo de 12 nietos: Vanessa, Armando Jr, Alexis, Nathan, Kayla, Antonio, Jake, Nicole, RJ, Sebastian, Samantha y Adriana. *Padre por fin junto...
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Maria Cruz Catalan

May 3, 1928 - August 18, 2012

Maria Cruz Landin Catalan Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother: She was born in Colima Mexico on May 3rd 1928. Married Rafael Flores Catalan (deceased). They had 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She went home to be with the Lord and reunite with her Husband Rafael on August 18th, 2012. She is...
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Felipa "Sope" Ojeda - Santana

February 6, 1930 - August 10, 2012

Felipa was born on Feburary 6, 1930 in Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco. She surrendered her life to the Lord on August 10, 2012.
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Mario Francisco Crespo Gutierrez

March 26, 1965 - July 30, 2012

Mr. Mario Francisco Crespo Gutierrez was born on March 26, 1965 and resided in Chula Vista, CA. Mr. Crespo Gutierrez passed away on July 30, 2012.
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Bich Nguyen

January 15, 1927 - July 26, 2012

Mrs. Bich Nguyen was born on Jan 15th, 1927 in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. She passed away suddenly on July 26th, 2012 (August 6th, year of the Dragon) at Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA due to a heart problem. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, and friend. She was a very kind hearted and generous lady to all her children, relatives, friends, churches, temples, and even...
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Robert Castro Yutig

August 11, 1958 - July 23, 2012


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Ruby Lalonde

September 18, 1927 - July 13, 2012

Ruby was born on September 18, 1927 and passed away on July 13, 2012. Ruby was a resident of SAn Diego.
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Na Yim

April 2, 1938 - June 27, 2012

Yim was born on April 2, 1938 and passed away on June 27, 2012. Yim was a resident of San Diego.
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Marie Louise Babick

September 27, 1924 - June 21, 2012

BABICK, MARIE LOUISE SEPTEMBER 27, 1924 TO JUNE 21, 2012 Our beloved mother, MARIE LOUISE, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord in her home surrounded by her loving family and pets. Born in 1924, she graduated from Our Lady of Peace Academy in San Diego and attended San Diego State University. It was here that she met and married John David Babick in 1946. As a devoted and full...
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Evangelina Lete Osorio

October 21, 1954 - June 10, 2012

Evangelina Lete Osorio nació el 21 de octubre de 1954 en Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. Madre de 4 hijos: Verónica, Araceli, Héctor y Gibrahan. Abuela de 10 nietos y 3 bisnietos. Hace 30 años llegó a San Diego, CA y trabajó limpiando casas. Fue una gran mujer y madre, muy trabajadora, alegre y amigable. Le gustaba mucho cocinar, limpiar e ir de compras. Quería mucho a sus perritos...
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Leona Cannizzaro

February 22, 1931 - May 19, 2012

Leona was born on 2-22-1931 and passed away on 5-19-2012. Leona was a resident of San Diego.
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Melvin N. White, Jr.

May 17, 1919 - May 16, 2012


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Michael Palmieri

March 5, 1955 - May 8, 2012

Michael was born on March 5, 1955 and passed away on May 8, 2012. Michael was a resident of California.
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Kantaben Patel

January 17, 1935 - May 4, 2012

Kantaben was born on 1/17/1935 and passed away on 5/4/2012. Kantaben was a resident of San Diego.
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Celia Alvarado Luna

November 22, 1922 - April 13, 2012

Celia A. Luna, 89, of San Diego, died Friday, April 13th, at home. She was born Celia Alvarado Beltran on November 22, 1922 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico. She left Mazatlan in 1945 and immigrated to the United States in 1946. She was married to Roberto Luna in 1959. She retired from the Sun Harbor Cannery. She worked for 32 years as a packer at the tuna fish cannery. She enjoyed reading,...
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Ronald Howard Pack

March 1, 1945 - March 28, 2012


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Alla A. Mavasheva

June 8, 1928 - March 19, 2012


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Teresa Manni

March 9, 1924 - March 16, 2012

Ines Teresa Manni Mercado nacio en Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico el 9 de Marzo de 1924, fallecio el 16 de Marzo del 2012. Sus padres fueron Guiseppi Salvattore Manni Manni y Maria Ana Mercado de Manni. Le sobreviven tres hijas Teresa, Sandra y Olivia. Sus nietos, Rebeca, Raquel (RIP), Nora, Leila, Irving, Carla y Yamil. Sus cuatro bisnietos, Paola, Enrique Antonio, Karim y Sara. La senora...
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Pin Niem

February 5, 1928 - March 10, 2012


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Melchor Cabulong Solon

October 10, 1932 - March 6, 2012


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Frances V. Bagnas

September 27, 1922 - February 24, 2012


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Rosalynn Greer

April 22, 1951 - February 10, 2012

Rosalynn was born on April 22, 1951 and passed away on February 10, 2012. Rosalynn was a resident of La Mesa, California.
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Samith Khuon

February 4, 1931 - January 20, 2012

Samith was born on February 4, 1931 and passed away on January 20, 2012. Samith was a resident of San Diego, Calfornia.
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Matias Villa Solano

February 24, 1916 - January 18, 2012

Mr. Matias was born on February 24, 1916 and passed away on January 18, 2012. Mr. Matias was a resident of San Diego, California.
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Nora Sloan

May 20, 1938 - January 11, 2012

Nora was born on May 20, 1938 and passed away on January 11, 2012. Nora was a resident of San Diego.
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Margaret Molley Battle

April 5, 1920 - January 8, 2012

Margaret Battle was born on April 5, 1920 and passed away on January 8, 2012. Margaret was a resident of San Diego, California.
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Matthew Christopher Saturley

December 27, 1980 - January 1, 2012

Matthew was born on December 27, 1980 and passed away on January 1, 2012. Matthew was a resident of Chula Vista, California.
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Eva Krienke

November 23, 1916 - December 30, 2011

Eva was born on November 23, 1916 and passed away on December 30, 2011. Eva was a resident of San Diego.
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Martha Jewell Jackson

February 13, 1932 - December 16, 2011

Martha wa born on February 13, 1932 and passed away on December 16, 2011. Martha was a resident of San Diego, California.
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Maria Delgado

May 6, 1936 - November 23, 2011

Maria was born on May 6, 1936 and passed away on November 23, 2011. Maria was a resident of San Diego.
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Rosemary Noriega

October 2, 1926 - November 16, 2011

"Rosemary was born on October 2, 1926 and passed away on November 16, 2011. Rosemary was a resident of Spring Valley, California."
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Esther Maldonado

October 20, 1942 - November 12, 2011

Esther Maldonado was born in Mexico on October 20,1942 and passed away on November 12,2011.
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Saysamone Souvannarath

August 3, 1953 - October 9, 2011

Saysamone was born on August 3, 1953 and and possed away on October 9, 2011. Saysamone was a resident of San Diego.
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Gloria Cruz Vigo

December 16, 1933 - September 25, 2011

"Gloria C. Vigo was born on December 16, 1933 and passed away on September 25, 2011. Gloria was a resident of Chula Vista, CA."
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Graziella A. Mendoza

December 7, 1927 - September 10, 2011

Graziella Mendoza was born on December 7,1927 and passed away on September 10, 2011. Graziella was born in Monterrey Mexico.
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Steven Ulysses Marquez

March 25, 1974 - August 31, 2011

Steven Marquez was born on March 25, 1974 and passed away September 1, 2011. Steven was a resident of Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA.
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Salvador Salas

November 15, 1940 - August 27, 2011

Salvador Salas was born on November 15, 1940 and passed away on August 27, 2011. Salvaodor was a resident of San Diego.
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Bounthong Hansana

April 15, 1925 - August 9, 2011

Bounthong was born on April 15, 1925 and passed away on August 9, 2011. Bounthong was a resident of San Diego.
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Maria Celia Gearhart

April 4, 1927 - June 30, 2011

Mrs. Maria Celia Gearhart, 84, of San Diego, CA, died June 30, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Maria was born April 04, 1927 and was pre ceeded in death by her husband John D. Gearhart and her son John D. Gearhart, jr. Maria is survived by her sons and daughters and a host of grand children and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at El Camino Memorial (Cypress View) on July 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm...
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Cecilia Aloot Obana

November 27, 1959 - June 15, 2011


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Victor Hernandez

September 29, 1953 - June 2, 2011


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Raul Gutierrez Lizarde

July 27, 1948 - April 14, 2011


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Maria Rodriguez

September 28, 1961 - March 27, 2011


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Suseela Gotur

August 15, 1936 - March 25, 2011


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They Yam

May 10, 1963 - March 18, 2011

she's 47 year old with 5 lovely kids, 4 girls and 1 boy
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Nom Lomaseng

June 15, 1942 - March 14, 2011


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Teresa Amor Marquez

February 2, 1993 - March 13, 2011


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Aashish Garg

July 20, 1979 - March 9, 2011


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Juan Guzman

May 23, 1934 - March 4, 2011


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Bay Thi Nguyen

November 24, 1936 - February 22, 2011


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Everett Clyde Boyer

May 24, 1912 - February 16, 2011


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Robert Eugene Gardner

July 23, 1927 - February 9, 2011


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Leon Leo Charleston

October 13, 1943 - February 3, 2011


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Helen B. Carr

December 11, 1916 - February 2, 2011

Helen B. Carr was preceded in death by her eldest daughter and is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services to be held at El Camino Memorial 3953 Imperial avenue San Diego, CA Thursday February 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
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Khen Khiev

June 5, 1919 - January 23, 2011


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Aubra Raquel Young

August 22, 1972 - January 19, 2011


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Nina Bowman

July 30, 1923 - January 14, 2011


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Clyde Poellot

October 8, 1929 - January 5, 2011


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Juan Gualberto Cervantes

July 12, 1948 - December 27, 2010


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Martin Altshuler

June 7, 1925 - December 17, 2010


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Felipe Vasquez-Rojas

May 5, 1936 - December 8, 2010


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Luciano Garcia

December 22, 1965 - December 7, 2010


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