Archive for January, 2005

Stephen Nelson’s Funeral Address

President Stephen Nelson spoke at Norma’s funeral service and this last week sent us a copy of his remarks. He is a great friend of the family and we are thankful for his kind words and help…


Funeral Services for
Norma Barto
December 8, 2003
Paso Robles

Brothers and Sisters, this is indeed a sad occasion. The tragic passing of Norma Barto has left her family and friends and those throughout the community, many who had never met Norma, shocked and saddened beyond what can be adequately expressed. I am sure I am joined by everyone here today in expressing to Norma’s family how heavy our hearts are for each of you for the intense pain you must be feeling at this time.

Norma worked for us for many years so I had an opportunity to visit with her often. She was always such an upbeat, happy person who was a joy to be around. Knowing that I was going to speak here today, I called several people who knew Norma and asked them to share their insights about her. Of course, everyone mentioned how hard working she was – many adding with emphasis: incredibly hard working! Everyone knew how much she loved her daughters – she talked about them all of the time. Not only were they beautiful, they were very smart. She was so proud of them. Norma encouraged her daughters to get a good education. I remember how excited she was with the progress Michelle was making in school at the University of Utah and how happy she was that Michelle had decided to pursue a career in medicine.

Others said how sweet and pleasant Norma was all the time. She was always willing to help. Norma liked helping people and had other people?s interest at heart. She would fill her car with clothes that she had collected and take them to the less fortunate in Mexico. Several people described Norma as being kind and non-judgmental, Christlike in forgiving of others and refused to hold a grudge when offended. (more…)

Paso Robles Press – One of three defendants in Barto trial pleads}

Paso Robles Press | 01/08/2005 | One of three defendants in Barto trial pleads

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San Luis Obispo Tribune – Sentence for murder is life}

San Luis Obispo Tribune | 01/08/2005 | Sentence for murder is life

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KSBY 6 – Sentence for murder is life}

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Miguel Celas Pleads Guilty!

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Miguel Celas plead guilty this morning to all charges! This means that he will be sentenced with life in prison without possibility of parole! One down, two to go.
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