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Raquel Alderete
Raquel Alderete died on Aug. 31 in Watsonville. She was 62. Mrs. Alderete was born in Watsonville on Nov. 20, 1958 to her parents Candelario and Alicia Ocampo.She was a hardworking lady devoted to her family. She worked at Calabasas Elementary School for 25 years as the lead secretary... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Opal Dolly Bobeda
Opal "Dolly" Bobeda was born to James and Levita Bradley on March 13, 1931, in Watsonville. She passed away at her home in Watsonville where she was a lifetime resident surrounded by loved ones after a brief battle with her health on September 6th, 2021. She was 90 years old.Dolly... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 9 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Larry Vaughn Bogges
Larry Vaughn Bogges was born August 18, 1945, in Lodi, California, to parents Walter and Margaret (McClure) Bogges. He passed away in Cottonwood, California on September 7, 2021, at the age of 76. Larry loved the outdoors and hunting. He enjoyed gold panning with his good friends... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 16 to Sep. 30, 2021.
Lou Cocroft
Lou Cocroft, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Sept. 4.Born in Pritchard, Mississippi on Sept. 11, 1931, Mr. Cocroft settled in Watsonville in 1965 along with his wife, Gwendolyn Cocroft, together they had five children. Mr. Cocroft owned and operated Lou's Carpet and Upholstery... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Abraham "Abe" Cordova
Abraham "Abe" Cordova Jr. died at home surrounded by his family in Watsonville on Aug. 29. He was 80. Mr. Cordova was born on Jan. 29, 1941 in Bakersfield to his parents Angela and Abraham Cordova. He was a hardworking man devoted to his family. He was a military veteran and expert... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 17 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Maria Alice Dutra
Maria Alice Dutra passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in her daughter and son-in-law's home in Watsonville. She was 90 years old. She was born in Faial Azores on October 18, 1930.Maria Alice married Manuel F. Dutra on November 27, 1948, in Faial, they had 5 children: Idalina... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 9 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Gregory "Greg" Gonzalez Sr.
Gregory "Greg" Gonzalez Sr., 80-year-old beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away September 6, 2021.He was born on December 3, 1941 to Guadalupe and Margarita Gonzalez in Calexico and raised in Corralitos, California. After graduating... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 15 to Sep. 30, 2021.
Michael L. Kalich
Michael L. Kalich died on Monday evening, August 16, 2021, at the age of 84.Michael was born and raised in Watsonville. He attended Moreland Notre Dame School, Watsonville High School, and Monterey Peninsula College. Michael worked for Bank of America, served in the U.S. Army, and... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 16 to Sep. 30, 2021.
Rafael Garcia Madrigal
Rafael Garcia Madrigal died in Washington state at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on Aug. 29, surrounded by his family at the age of 65. He was a native of Michoacan, Mexico but a longtime resident of Watsonville.Mr. Madrigal was a very kind and generous person who helped anyone... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Ken McElroy
Ken McElroy was born on February 13, 1940, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the eldest of three children. He died peacefully on February 27, 2020, just two weeks after his eightieth birthday.Ken was a devoted loving husband and father.  He was a teacher, realtor and antique dealer.  Ken... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 16 to Sep. 30, 2021.
Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez died on Sept. 2 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. He was 48. Mr. Perez was born in Araro, Michoacan on Jan. 9, 1973. He lived in Watsonville for 47 years. He met his wife Dawn Perez in 1994 and they got married in 1996. Mr. Perez graduated from Watsonville High School... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 17 to Oct. 1, 2021.
Adrian Anthony Ramirez
Adrian Anthony Ramirez died on March 27 in Waitsburg, Washington. He was 26. Born on Aug. 11, 1994 in Watsonville to Steven Ramirez and Lillian Hungerford, Mr. Ramirez moved to Washington state during elementary school. He grew up splitting his time between his families in California... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 17 to Oct. 1, 2021.
Vada Kathleen Scott
Vada Kathleen ScottJune 13, 1923May 6, 2021Amemorial service will be held Monday, September 20, 2021, at 10:00 am at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main Street, Watsonville. Burial to follow at 11:15 pm at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville. Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 16 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Mary Vasquez
Mary Vasquez died on Aug. 28 in Corralitos. She was 89. Mrs. Vasquez was born on June 23, 1932, in Cucamonga, Calif. to her parents Ursulo and Nancy Martinez.She was a dedicated San Francisco Giants fan and never missed a baseball game on TV. She also loved her Lifetime channel and... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Fernando Velez VII
Fernando Velez VII died unexpectedly on Sept. 12 in Watsonville. Mr. Velez was born July 4, 1962, in San Jose to Fernando Velez VI and Sandra Kimbrough. He was the eldest of six children.Family was his true passion in life, Mr. Velez was amazing at and truly loved being a father and... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 17 to Oct. 1, 2021.
Segundina Victory
Segundina Victory, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Sept. 4. She was 93 years old.Born to parents Cesario Hernandez and Juliana Corpuz in the Philippine Islands on Sept. 15, 1927, she migrated to the U.S. in 1980, settling in Watsonville. She was an active member of the... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Bernardo "Bernie" Ybarra Jr.
Bernardo "Bernie" Ybarra, Jr., a beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Aug. 29. He was 84 years old.He was born on Jan. 31, 1937, to Bernardo and Rita Ybarra and raised in Gilbert, Ariz.Mr. Ybarra served in the U.S. Army & National Guard as a Staff Sergeant for 30 years... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Yesterday
Mary Ann Malcom
Mary Ann MalcolmJuly 11, 1933 - Feb. 2, 2021Celebration of LifeFriday, Oct. 1, 2021We are looking forward to finally celebrating Mary Ann's life. Services will begin with a mass at Saint Patrick's Church (721 Main St., Watsonville), with reception to follow.Because of Covid restrictions... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 9 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Dominador Rinopa Nuval
Dominador Rinopa Nuval, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Aug. 29.Mr. Nuval was born in Luna Union, Philippines on Sept. 15, 1939, to parents Juan Nuval and Rupina Rinopa. He was 80 years old.Mr. Nuval came to the United States, along with his family, for a better life in... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 3 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Eloise Rodriguez
Eloise Rodriguez died on Aug. 23 in Watsonville. She was 76. Mrs. Rodriguez was a woman of many wonderful traits. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing. She often volunteered in the kitchen at the American Legion. She loved... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 3 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Gary Dean Kimmel
Gary, 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Salinas, CA on August 10, 2021, surrounded in love by his children Karen and Scott.Born June 25, 1937 to Edwin and Lorna (Morden) Kimmel, Gary was the oldest of three children. He grew up in Watsonville, CA, and graduated from UC Berkeley... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 2 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Joseph Gomes Silva
Joe Silva passed away on August 27, 2021 at the age of 83.He was born in Faial, Azores. He immigrated to the United States after serving 2 years in the Portuguese Army. He was married to his wife Diana for 60 years. He lived in Watsonville, CA for 40 years and later moved to Hilmar... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Sep. 2 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Robert Boyer
Robert Boyer passed away peacefully on August 7, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 83.Robert was born in Marseille, France June 14, 1938, the first child of Andre and Yvonne Boyer. He moved to Watsonville in 1955 to live with his Aunt Odette Rossi. He attended night school to... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 26 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Robert Alan Mitchell
Robert Alan Mitchell, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at his home in Aromas, California on Tuesday evening, July 20, 2021.Alan was born on May 8, 1943, to Robert and Betty Mitchell at Merced's Mercy Hospital. Alan grew up in Livingston, California, attended... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 26 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Hortencia Andrade
Hortencia Andrade, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died at home on Aug. 9.Born in Jose Maria Morelos, Michoacan, Mexico to parents Lucio Trejo and Amalia Ayala, Mrs. Andrade immigrated to the U.S. with her family as a teenager, and was a farmworker for many years until she got... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Timothy Frederick Chisholm
Timothy Frederick Chisholm died in Watsonville on Aug. 7. He was 43. Mr. Chisholm was born in Watsonville on Nov. 15, 1977 to Donald Chisholm and Beth Chisholm, Nee Baldwin. He and his wife Casey Stephens died in a motorcycle accident. He met Casey in 2004 and fell in Love with her... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Maria Solorio Gallardo
Maria Solorio Gallardo died in her home surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 9. Mrs. Gallardo was born July 2, 1921 in El Barrio de Enmedio Municipio de Panindicuaro in the state of Michoacán, México. She moved to Tijuana, Mexico in 1966. There she decided to bring her entire family... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Ursula Juarez
Ursula Juarez died peacefully at her home on Aug. 11, surrounded by loved ones. She was 88. Mrs. Juarez was born on Oct. 21, 1932, in El Chilar, Sinaloa, Mexico, to Julio Gonzalez and Maria Luisa Chavarin.At a young age, she became her family's caretaker and continued that as she... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Jesse Anthony Sanchez Sr.
Jesse Anthony Sanchez Sr. died on Aug. 9 in Castroville. He was 56.Mr. Sanchez was born on Sept. 6, 1964, in Watsonville. He enjoyed listening to Oldies and spending time with friends and family. He had a big heart and was always willing to help others. He was always making jokes... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Casey Lea Stephens
Casey Lea Stephens died in Watsonville on Aug. 7. She was 41. Mrs. Stephens was born on Oct. 26 , 1979. She and her husband, Tim Chisholm, died in a motorcycle accident. She was raised by her maternal grandparents in Lancaster. She met Tim in 2004 and he was the love of her life... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Dale William Brazil
Dale William Brazil passed away July 20, 2021, at the age of 70.Dale was born in Watsonville, California, December 23, 1950. He attended Notre Dame Elementary and Mora Central High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Once Dale started his family, his career then spanned... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 19 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Alexander G. Gonzalez
Alexander G. Gonzalez1965 – 2021Resident of Watsonville, CAAlexander G. Gonzalez, 56, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2021, in Watsonville, CA. He was born on February 3, 1965, in Watsonville to Alejandro D. Gonzalez and Mary Connie (Gamez) Gonzalez. Alex was a lifelong resident... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 19 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Katherine M. Ivanovich
Katherine M. Ivanovich passed away following several years of health challenges, at the age of 88. Born and raised in Watsonville, she attended Mintie White Elementary School, E.A. Hall Middle School and Watsonville High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley, majoring... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 18 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Ronald Leo Yoakum
Ron Yoakum, a big-hearted man who would do anything he could to enjoy the people around him, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2021 with his family comforting him.Ron, son of Lorraine and Claude Yoakum, was born into hardworking coal mining and farming families in Boonville, Indiana... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 19 to Sep. 2, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Wilma M. Brumit
Wilma M. Brumit died on Aug. 5, with her husband Tom by her side following a lengthy illness.Mrs. Brumit was born in North Dakota to parents Louis and Nivea Domres.She lived for many years in the Watsonville area. She enjoyed bowling and tending her garden, among other interests.She... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Maria Cruz Navarro de Romero
Maria Cruz Navarro de Romero died on Aug. 8. She was 81 years old.Ms. Cruz Navarro was born on May 3, 1940.Viewing and rosary will be held at Mehl's Colonial Chapel on Aug. 15, from 5-9pm with rosary starting at 7pm. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Rosario Guzman
Rosario Guzman, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Aug. 9. She was 60 years old.Ms. Guzman was born on Jan. 8, 1961, to parents Alfonso and Ofelia Guzman, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. She came to Watsonville in 1976. She started working in the fields upon her arrival and... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Rodolfo Luna Alcantar
Rodolfo Luna Alcantar died on Aug. 6 at home surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Alcantar was born on June 12, 1935 in Durango, Mexico. He came to America to offer a better future for his family. He was a great father who was dedicated to his home and family. He had a passion for... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27, 2021.
James Edward Lyle
James Edward Lyle died on July 30 in Watsonville. He was 67. Mr. Lyle was born in Allentown, Penn. on June 30, 1954 to his parents William and Alice Lyle.He was an avid bingo player that played as often as he could. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Lyle is survived by his children... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Paul Anthony Granados
Paul Anthony Granados died surrounded by his family on July 28 in Modesto. He was 46. Mr. Granados was born on Aug. 21, 1974, in Watsonville.He was a kind-hearted man who was active in many communities. He was an active member of Teen Challenge of Watsonville and Ceres. He was also... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Anna Maria Morales
Anna Maria Morales died surrounded by her family in Watsonville. She was 76. Mrs. Morales was born on July 26, 1945 in Coeneo de la Libertad, Michoacán, Mexico to parents Margarito Romero Orozco and Maria de Jesus Gomez Ruiz.She was a member of the church Casa Del Alfarero for 47... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Ernesto Navarro Pimentel
Ernesto Navarro Pimentel died on July 21. He was 83 years old.Mr. Navarro Pimentel was born in Michoacan, Mexico, on July 10, 1938. He emigrated to the U.S. in the '60s. He worked in agriculture for 60 years, harvesting peaches in Modesto and picking strawberries in Watsonville. He... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Carmen Torres
Carmen Torres died surrounded by her family on July 22. Ms. Torres was well known by the community. Everyone loved her. She was a very loving, friendly and caring person. She loved shopping and she had an important part in her community.She is survived by her son Javier Rodriguez... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20, 2021.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
JoAnne Gularte
JoAnne was born November 2, 1952 in Stuttgart, Germany. She died May 31, 2020. She was the third daughter of Costic Anthony and Florence Joanne Skiscim. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Gularte.JoAnne dedicated her heart and soul to her one and only daughter, Julianna... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 30 to Aug. 12, 2021.
Daniel Thomas Rowan
Daniel Thomas RowanNov. 10, 1942 – Nov. 30, 2020Celebration of LifeFriday, August 20, 2021We are looking forward to finally celebrating Dan's life! Services will begin with a Mass at Saint Patrick's Church (721 Main Street, Watsonville) at 1:00 pm; immediately following will be a... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 16 to Aug. 12, 2021.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Victor Lewis
Victor Lewis passed away at home with his wife and son by his side after a courageous battle against metastatic prostate cancer.Vic was born in Phoenix, Arizona to parents Bert and Thelma Lewis. He graduated from Watsonville High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1969... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 21 to Aug. 5, 2021.
James Wallace "Jack" Vaughan
James "Jack" Wallace Vaughan passed away Friday July 9, 2021, after a long battle with Cancer.He was preceded in death by his parents James Corbit Vaughan and Jessie Amanda Cobb-Vaughan. Jack is survived by his wife of 26 years, Katherine A. Baer, his son Michael Vaughan, his granddaughter... Read More
Habing Family Funeral Home
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 21 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Celmi Brenda Williams
Celmi Brenda Williams was born February 18, 1948, in Watsonville, and passed away on June 23, 2021, at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz; surrounded by her family. Celmi was the oldest of 5 children born to Dan and Mary Louise Zumaran. Celmi graduated from Watsonville High School in... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 21 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Brian Scott Thomas
Brian Scott Thomas died unexpectedly in Watsonville on May 11, 2021. He was 33 years old.Brian was born on January 2, 1988 in Watsonville to Sharon Camison Delgadillo and Brian Paul Thomas. He attended Watsonville schools through high school and aside from brief visits elsewhere,... Read More
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 21 to Aug. 4, 2021.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Alejandra Isabel Hinojosa
Alejandra Isabel Hinojosa died on July 3. She was 38 years old.Born and raised in Watsonville, Mrs. Hinojosa attended Aptos High School and graduated from Heald College. She was a loving wife to her husband Vicente Hinojosa and a devoted mother to her three children: Lilly Charlette... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Watsonville Pajaronian from Jul. 16 to Jul. 30, 2021.
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