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Jon Vessey passes away over the weekend

(Longtime Valley grower dies)….Jon Vessey died over the weekend of complications from leukemia.

Mr. Vessey was born in Salinas, but came to the Imperial Valley 40 years ago. He was a third generation farmer. He ran Vessey and Co. Incorporated in Holtville. The company controls about 10,000 acres as a grower for many different vegetable shippers and also is a significant player as a grower, shipper and packer of garlic and other vegetables. Just last year Jon Vessey received the Western Growers Award of Honor. He is survived by his spouse, four children, six grandchildren and other family members. Memorial services will be held June 21 at the Barbara Worth Country Club beginning at 10:00 am.