December 19, 2003



Ramon L. Estrada, 87, of San Diego, CA died Tuesday, December 17, 2003 in San Diego. He was born July 2, 1916, in Las Animas, CO, the fourth of eight children born to Ramon and Elena (Almaguer) Estrada.

The Estrada family migrated to southeast Colorado in 1915 from Mexico during the Mexican revolution and settled in Las Animas, where the family established itself as sugar beet farmers.

Ramon married Julia Montoya of Las Animas in 1937, who, along with a son, Eugene, preceded him in death. They moved to San Pedro, CA in 1942, where Ramon worked as a ship fitter at the Todd Shipyards during WW II; and subsequently moved to San Diego in 1952 to work in the home construction industry.

He is survived by seven children: Manuel of El Cajon, CA.; Angie (Israel) of Hemet, CA.; Jimmie of San Pedro, CA.; Eugene of Mesa, AZ.; Martin of Chula Vista, CA.; Victor of San Diego, CA.; and Ernest of El Cajon, CA.

Ramon’s sons and daughter wish to express their gratitude to his many friends and extended family for their generous love and support. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research in his name.

Viewing will be held Friday, December 19, at Chula Vista Humphrey Mortuary, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA. (4:00 to 8:00 p.m.) The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. at St Mary¹s Catholic Church, 426 E. 7th Street, National City, CA. Burial will be at La Vista Memorial Park, 3191 Orange Street, National City, CA.


Carmen Andujar Vazquez, of New York and San Diego died on November 15th at age 83 after a short illness. Mrs. Vazquez was a former bilingual teacher and assistant principal in the New York City schools. She served in Community School District 7 in the Bronx. Carmen Andujar Vazquez was the beloved wife of the late Gilberto Vazquez, Bonilla. She is survived by her children from a previous marriage Ana, Maria, Janna, Benjamin, Mario, Alfredo, Roberto and Cesareo, Jr., as well as by six grandchildren. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94105.

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