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Carlota S. Dominguez
Carlota S. Dominguez, age 86, passed away in Rancho Cucamonga on Nov. 11, 2021. She was born on Sept. 12, 1935 in Swastika, N.M., a mining town whose name was changed to Brilliant No. 2 in the 1940's.She migrated the southwestern states with her family harvesting a variety of crops... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Barbara Cheek
Barbara Cheek, 88, of Soledad, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.Barbara was born Aug. 7, 1933 in Modesto, Calif., to Ray and Grace House. She was a graduate of Gonzales High School, class of 1951; was a former resident of Prunedale... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 2021.
Geraldine "Deannie" Fish (Nystrom)
Geraldine (Deannie) Nystrom Fish, 89, Cowgill, Mo., passed away at her home on Nov. 5, 2021. Her family moved to Cowgill in 1995 and previously lived in Silverton, Ore., and Spreckels, Calif.Deannie was born on Oct. 20, 1932, in Warwick, N.Y., to Hilding Valfred and Ingrid Alice (Olsson)... Read More
Bram Funeral Home - Hamilton
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 2021.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Alyssa Jean Ramey
Alyssa Jean Ramey, 18, of Greenfield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at the Eddington Funeral Services Chapel on 429 Bassett St. in King City. Burial will follow at the Oak Park Cemetery in Greenfield... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Randal Clyde Taylor
Randal Clyde Taylor, Randal "RC" Taylor, born Oct. 10, 1939 in Osage (Carroll County), Ark., peacefully passed away Oct. 20, 2021 in Modesto, Calif. He had turned 82 just 10 days prior.The Taylor family moved to California in 1945 and lived on the Taylor Ranch in San Lucas. Randal... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Catalina Esparza Torres
Catalina Esparza Torres, 62, of Greenfield, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 22, 1959 in Aguascaliente, Mexico.Catalina's favorite pastime was her garden and chatting with family and friends. She loved cheering on her... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 2021.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Theresa M. Scattini
Theresa M. Scattini, 89, of Greenfield, passed away on Oct. 12, 2021. She was born on Jan. 13, 1932 in King City.Theresa grew up on the family farm in Greenfield and attended King City High School. On her birthday, Jan. 13, 1952, she married the love of her life, Hugo Scattini. They... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 2021.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Gyle Edward Tatom
Gyle Edward Tatom, 85, formerly of South Monterey County, passed away at his home in Paso Robles on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. He was born Oct. 21, 1938 in Bay Arizona.Gyle loved to play his guitar and do crafts with his wife, Myrna. He was in the Pioneer Parade in 1976 and was a Greenfield... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Sally Garcia Valentin
Sally Garcia Valentin, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Modesto, Calf. Sally was born July 31, 1935 in San Jose, Calif., and lived in Modesto for the past 46 years. Sally was a former long time resident of the Gonzales area.Sally is survived by her husband of 66 years,... Read More
Healey Mortuary and Crematory
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Nancy Roberts Wiley
Nancy Roberts Wiley passed away peacefully in her sleep in Walnut Creek on Sept. 15, 2021. For the past five years she had lived at Carlton Senior Living in Pleasant Hill, where she moved in 2016 to be near her family.Nancy was born in Sacramento to Inez and Homer Roberts. Despite... Read More
Ouimet Bros. Concord
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Betty Lorraine Culver
Betty Lorraine Culver, 94, passed peacefully September 5, 2021, in Salinas, CA. Betty was born March 3, 1927 in Hanford, CA to Ed and Lucinda Houx. She is survived by her daughter Julia Silveira and many nieces and nephews. Betty's four years of high school were the four years of... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 22 to Sep. 28, 2021.
Celestre Lopez
Celestre Lopez, 36, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.She is preceded by her father Anselmo Lopez to his eternal rest as well as her uncles Rene, Javier, Gilbert Lopez; cousin Rene Lopez Jr; grandparents Anselmo Sr and Antonia... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 22 to Sep. 28, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Donella K. "Donna" Baltierra
Donella (Donna) K. Baltierra, 74, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2021 in Spanaway, Wash.Donella was a resident of Soledad, Calif., for about 25-years before moving for a short time to Salinas, Calif., and finally to Spanaway. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., on Sept. 21, 1946. Her... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 15 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Wesley John Breschini
Wesley Breschini pitched his final inning in his final ballgame on Aug. 28, 2021, missing his 90th birthday by only three-and-a-half hours. Wes was born in Salinas, Calif., on Aug. 29, 1931 to his Swiss parents, Oliva and Bernardino Breschini, of Gonzales, Calif., and was the sixth... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 15 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Richard Courrejou
Richard Courrejou, 68, of Burney, Calif., passed away with family by his side at Mercy Medical Center on Aug. 9, 2021.Richard was born in Salinas, Calif., on May 24, 1953. He was one of 11 children, born to Elie and Olga "Oggie" Courrejou. He attended Gonzales High School and received... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 15 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Elmer "Hap" Rianda
Aug. 4, 2021 marked the end of a generation with the passing of Elmer "Hap" Rianda at the age of 91. The third of five sons of Severino (Sam) F. Rianda, and Valentina (Franscioni) Rianda, Elmer, his parents, and brothers Milton, Sammy, Leroy and Emile (Butch), descended from early... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 8 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Ernesto "Richard" Garcia
Surrounded by family and loved ones, "Richard" entered his everlasting life with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2021, at the age of 79. Richard was born on Dec. 27, 1942 in Gonzales, Calif. The Garcia family then established residency in Soledad, Calif., in 1945.Richard attended local schools... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 8 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Massimilla Tunzi (Mildred)
Massimilla (Mildred) Tunzi died at Eden Valley Dare Center in Soledad on Aug. 28, 2021 after a very long stay and a very brief acute illness.She was born June 8, 1923 in Lodano, Ticino, Switzerland and was the youngest member of her family when they moved to Greenfield in November... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 8 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Beverly Ann Redfern Archer
Beverly Ann Redfern Archer of Clovis, Calif., passed away Aug. 25, 2021 at the age of 77-years in Stockton, Calif..Beverly was born in Carmel, Calif., and grew up on the family ranch in the Soledad Mission area. She attended Mission Grammar School, Gonzales High School and graduated... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 1 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Walter Leslie Blomquist
Walter Leslie Blomquist, a lifelong Salinas Valley resident, passed away on Aug. 22 at the age of 97. Walter was born May 2, 1924 to Leon and Anna Blomquist. He was their 11th child, with the family ultimately growing to 13 children. Growing up during The Depression led to a tight-knit... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Sep. 1 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Leo JR Guidotti
Leo JR Guidotti, 66 of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.A Graveside inurnment will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at the Holy Trinity Cemetery on 917 Elm Avenue in Greenfield, followed by a Celebration of Life immediately afterwards at the Greenfield... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Aug. 31 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Dorothy Baumann
Dorothy Baumann (Franscioni), 101, passed away peacefully Aug. 11, 2021 at her home in Salinas. We, her family, will greatly miss her keen sense of fun and humor, and her great stories.She was born July 18, 1920 in Gonzales, the youngest child of Aquilino and Vittoria Franscioni.She... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Manuel Garcia
Manuel Garcia went home to be with our heavenly father on August 22 at the age of 89.Manuel and his wife, Mary, immigrated from the Azores in 1959. They settled in Gonzales, Calif., and raised their only child, Lucille (Lucy).He worked on a dairy and feedlot before starting a wonderful... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Bruce Kent Headley
Bruce Kent Headley, 76, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 with his brother Tim by his side. He was born in Falls City, Neb. on Feb. 22, 1945.Bruce attended Gonzales Elementary, Gonzales High School and Hartnell College. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in the... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, 2021.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Omar Sanchez
Don Omar passed away surrounded by his loved ones at home on August 4 after a lengthy illness.Omar was born Jan. 17, 1928 in Zaragosa, Coahuila Mexico. He grew up in his beloved Nueva Rosita, Coahuila Mexico. He was 93 years old. He came to the United States in 1956 and soon made... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17, 2021.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Phylis Audrey Albertoni
This is the story of a little girl born on May 6, 1938 in Salinas, Calif. Little did she know that two months later, a boy would be born in that same hospital who would later become her soul mate and together they were destined to live a 65 year love story for the ages – a love so... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jul. 28 to Aug. 10, 2021.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Howard Clinton Miller
On behalf of Lynn and Mikel Ann Miller, we have been asked to invite you to a Celebration of Life for Howard Clinton Miller (Lynn's father).The Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Elk's Lodge #614 located at 614 Airport Drive in Salinas, Calif... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jul. 21 to Jul. 27, 2021.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Alice J. Dal-Favero
Alice J. Dal-Favero died on Friday, July 9, 2021 in her Board and Care home in Roseville, Calif. She passed quickly and peacefully from health related complications.Alice was born in San Jose, Calif., to Pasquale and Lina Tonini on June 8, 1921 and resided in Soledad, Calif., most... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jul. 14 to Jul. 20, 2021.
Arlette Emma Dart
The angels came for Arlette Emma Dart, (nee Colnat), on July 12, 2021. She passed away in her home in the loving arms of her family after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease.Arlette was born on June 23, 1937 in Ribeauville, France. The daughter of lumberjack, Arlette... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jul. 14 to Jul. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Daniel Alphonse Tavernetti
On June 3, 2021, Daniel Alphonse Tavernetti passed suddenly in Salinas. He was 64 years old.He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Yvonne Tavernetti; and brother Marvin Tavernetti.Daniel is survived by his brother, Robert Tavernetti of King City; sister, Linda Brown (Scott)... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jun. 23 to Jun. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Walter Sam Daoro
Walter Sam Daoro of Gonzales, Calif., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2021 at the age of 91 years old. Walt was born in Fortuna, Calif., on Dec. 9, 1929, the third child of six to Samuele & Lucina Daoro. The family moved to the Salinas Valley in the early 1930's and started... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jun. 16 to Jun. 22, 2021.
Bettie Jean Emberson (Patterson)
Passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at home with her family by her side. She was born on April 11, 1938 in Gonzales, Calif. Bettie was a 1956 graduate of Gonzales High School.In 1956, Bettie married Kenneth Emberson of Salinas, Calif., and had a loving marriage for 52 years, raising... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jun. 16 to Jun. 22, 2021.
Joe Hector Martinez
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Joe Hector Martinez share the news of his passing. Hector was born on April 9, 1953, and died on June 10, 2021. He did it in his own way, his own terms: in the comfort of his home, his own bed, with loved ones close by, giving him constant... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jun. 16 to Jun. 22, 2021.
Amelia P. Rodriguez
Amelia P. Rodriguez, 91, passed away at home on June 3, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.Amelia was born on May 12, 1930 in Superior, Wyo., to Adolfo and Feliciana Perez; she was the second of eight children. She had a deep love for her family, that showed when she cared for her father... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Jun. 16 to Jun. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Edward Blanco
Edward Blanco passed away on May 8, 2021 in Sacramento at the age of 79.He was born in Gonzales, Calif., on Dec. 17, 1941 to Florencio and Sally Blanco. He graduated from Gonzales High School and later joined the U.S. Army, where he fought in the Vietnam War.In 2014, Edward moved... Read More
Healey Mortuary and Crematory
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from May 26 to Jun. 1, 2021.
Thomas Paul Vaughan
Thomas Paul Vaughan, 68, of the Soledad Mission District passed away after a brief illness on Monday, May 17, 2021 with his sons and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born in Salinas on Nov. 22, 1952. Tommy was the second child of eight children born to Paul and Alice Vaughan of... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from May 26 to Jun. 1, 2021.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Barbara Mary Reynolds
Barbara (Bobbie) passed away peacefully at Chantilly Lace Manor in Hesperia, Calif., of a stroke, cardiac arrhythmia and dementia. Barbara Mary Sironen was born to Vaino John Sironen and Ruth Else Schmeideck on Nov. 9, 1938 in Brooklyn, N.Y.Bobbie was preceded in death by her Mother... Read More
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from May 27 to May 28, 2021.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Betty Jean Cody
Betty Jean Cody of Reno, Nev., passed away on April 9, 2021. Betty was born in January 1931 in Los Altos, Calif. Her parents were Emil C. Meyer and Doris L. Meyer. Betty, along with her four siblings, was raised in King City, where her father was mayor for a number of years.Betty... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from May 19 to May 25, 2021.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Helen C. Banuelos
Helen C. Banuelos, 85, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, surrounded by the love of her children and sister. Helen was born March 7, 1936, in Lyford, Texas.Helen was married to the love of her life, Martin Banuelos, for 45-years. Together... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 28 to May 4, 2021.
Richard Gregory Gourley
Servant to God. Acolyte. Church Usher. Sunday School Teacher. Stewardship. Church Greeter. Married to our Mom for 66-years. C.E.O. FAMILY OF 8. Father. Dad. Grandpa to 15. Great-Grandpa to 10. Friend. Coach. Texas Toaster. US Army cook. US Army Truck Driver. Salinas Policeman. UPS... Read More
Los Osos Valley Mortuary
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 28 to May 4, 2021.
Laura Ann Vosti
Laura Ann Vosti passed away on April 20, 2021, surrounded by her family. Laura was born on Nov. 7, 1953, to Shirley and Robert Busby in Pasadena, Calif. Her family soon moved north to the Sacramento area where she spent the majority of her childhood. Laura attended Casa Robles High... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 28 to May 4, 2021.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dennis Victor Caprara
Dennis Victor Caprara, 74, a revered industry leader and farmer in the Salinas Valley and beyond, passed away suddenly from a heart condition on April 12, 2021. He was born on Aug. 5, 1946, in Salinas to Victor and Anne Caprara of Gonzales.Dennis is survived by his wife, Janice, of... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 21 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Lucy Margaret Sims
Lucy Margaret Sims, 89, formerly of Greenfield, passed away on Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Oct. 23, 1931 in Reed Springs, Mo.Lucy enjoyed quilting, sewing, crochet, gardening and singing. She married David Sims on Dec. 2, 1950. They were married for 70 years. She... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 21 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Salvador Mayorga Valenzuela
Salvador Mayorga Valenzuela, born July 28, 1948, passed away on Jan. 15, 2021, in El Centro, Calif. He was 72 years old. Services have been held in Somerton, Ariz.He was a lifelong resident of Greenfield, Calif., for over 52-years where he spent working in the Agricultural Industry... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 14 to Apr. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Robert Edward Botill
Robert Edward Botill passed away peacefully on March 29, 2021, at home in Chico, Calif., at the age of 94. He was born in Santa Clara, Calif., to Edward and Inez (Corda) Botill. Bob was a graduate of Gonzales Elementary and Gonzales High School. He was a veteran having served in the... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Apr. 7 to Apr. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Harlan Edward Butler
Harlan Edward Butler was born in McCrory, Ark., on May 28, 1943 to Pete and Mary Butler (Smith), and moved in 1944 to California, where his mom and dad went to work in Greenfield for Dick Romans and eventually landed jobs on the Wiley Ranch at the mouth of Arroyo Seco. Harlan attended... Read More
Eddington Funeral Services - King City
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Mar. 31 to Apr. 6, 2021.
Lois Ann Franscioni
Lois Ann Franscioni, 81 years old, died peacefully in Salinas, Calif., on March 18, 2021.Lois was born in Soledad in 1939, the only child of Albert and Cerina Franscioni. She graduated from Gonzales High School, Hartnell College and San Jose State College. Lois had a long teaching... Read More
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Mar. 31 to Apr. 6, 2021.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Jose Garcia
On Friday, March 19, 2021, my father Jose A. Garcia, loving father and husband of five children, gained his angel wings and was called home by his creator up in heaven. He was 74 years old. He passed away in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Mar. 24 to Mar. 30, 2021.
Cecil Norma Jean Slagle
Dear family and friends: Cecil Norma Jean Slagle lived a long and full life. With all the certainty one can have, Jean has been in heaven since her passing Feb. 8, 2021.Cecil, the name her mother always used, was born in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 1, 1926. But her childhood and high school... Read More
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Mar. 24 to Mar. 30, 2021.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Joaquin Enrique Aguilar
Joaquin Enrique Aguilar, 71, of Soledad, passed away March 9, 2021.Joaquin was born in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico on Aug. 16, 1949. He was a graduate of Gonzales Union High School, class of 1968. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972, and was a Vietnam veteran... Read More
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
Published in Salinas Valley Tribune from Mar. 17 to Mar. 23, 2021.
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