California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 668-6670

Funeral Service Planned For Mr. Jaime Obeso

SAN DIEGO – Funeral service for long-time Caltrans District 11 maintenance employee Jaime Obeso is planned for Friday, June 17, starting at 9 a.m. at the Imperial Valley Expo, Casa de Manana Building, 200 East 2nd St. in the city of Imperial, Imperial County. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery, 201 East Gillett Road in the city of El Centro.

Mr. Obeso passed away Tuesday afternoon after being struck by an errant motorist while he was working along a stretch of Interstate 8 near the Sunbeam Rest Area. The driver was arrested on charges that include gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.

Mr. Obeso, 53, started his state career with Caltrans nearly 22 years ago and was most recently a Leadworker with the El Centro Travelway crew. He is survived by his wife, Maria, and two adult children, Ida and Jaime Jr.

Contributions are now being accepted for the Jaime Obeso Memorial Fund. Please make your checks out to the California Transportation Foundation (CTF), with "Obeso Memorial Fund" in the memo line. Contributions can be mailed to CTF at 581 La Sierra Dr., Sacramento, CA 95864. These donations are not tax deductible, but will be sincerely appreciated by the Obeso Family, friends and co-workers.

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