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  • Rene J. De La Torre, 44 Watsonville, California

    April 29, 1973 - January 16, 2018

    Rene J De La Torre passed away on January 16th in Moss Landing. He was 44. Rene was a resident of Watsonville. He graduated from Watsonville High School and later attended Cabrillo College. To a loving Son, Brother and...

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  • Genevieve Juanita Martinez Diaz Obituary Photo
    Genevieve Juanita Martinez Diaz, 86 Watsonville, California

    September 16, 1931 - January 1, 2018

    On Monday, January 1, 2018 Genevieve "Juanita" Martinez Diaz peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 86. Juanita enjoyed dancing, watching movies, staying indoors and...

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  • Esther Betanzo Obituary Photo
    Esther Betanzo, 67 Watsonville, California

    November 1, 1950 - December 28, 2017

    On Thursday, December 28, 2017 Esther Betanzo peacefully passed away surrounded by her family. Esther was born on November 1, 1950 in Oaxaca, Mexico. She was a devoted Catholic and nurturing Mother. She cherished...

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  • Juan Balderas Ruano Obituary Photo
    Juan Balderas Ruano, 60 Watsonville, California

    April 9, 1957 - December 27, 2017

    On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Juan Balderas Ruano peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He was 60. Juan was born on April 9, 1957 in Mexico to his proud parents; Juan and Elisa Balderas Ruano. Juan...

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  • Donald W. Chisholm Obituary Photo
    Donald W. Chisholm, 71 Freedom, California

    December 18, 1946 - December 21, 2017

    Donald W. Chisholm, 71, known to most Wally, died December 21, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He passed away at home with his wife, Beth, nephew Dennis, family, close friends and beloved dog Wendy by his side. He was born...

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  • Isabel G. Espiritu Obituary Photo
    Isabel G. Espiritu, 83 Watsonville, California

    July 1, 1934 - December 13, 2017

    On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Isabel G. Espiritu passed away unexpectedly. Isabel was a woman of many wonderful traits. She loved reading, dancing (even though she wasn't that good at it,) gardening especially...

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  • Claudine Lopes Obituary Photo
    Claudine Lopes, 82 Watsonville, California

    July 17, 1935 - December 12, 2017

    ON December 12, 2017 Claudine passed from the Loving arms of her Family to the open arms of her Savior. She was 82. Claudine was born to Frank and Bettie Tibbitts on July 17th 1935 in Watsonville, Ca. She married...

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  • Judy Anne Ragsdell  Obituary Photo
    Judy Anne Ragsdell , 69 Watsonville, California

    September 17, 1948 - December 4, 2017

    On Monday, December 4, 2017 Judy Anne Ragsdell passed away surrounded by her family. She was 69. Judy was born and raised in Watsonville, graduating from Watsonville High School, and attended classes at Cabrillo...

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  • Jose Guadalupe Gomez Lepe Obituary Photo
    Jose Guadalupe Gomez Lepe, 70 Watsonville, California

    December 6, 1946 - December 1, 2017

    On Friday, December 1, 2017 Jose Guadalupe Gomez Lepe peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. Jose was born on December 6, 1946 in Jalisco Mexico. His life was devoted to his family and their happiness. He...

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  • Jesse P. Ramirez Obituary Photo
    Jesse P. Ramirez, 49 Watsonville, California

    December 10, 1967 - December 1, 2017

    On December 1, 2017 Jesse P. Ramirez peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at Dominican Hospital. He was 49. Jesse was a man dedicated to his community. He thrived to help children and teens stay away from...

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  • Frank "Bud" Capurro Obituary Photo
    Frank "Bud" Capurro, 92 Moss Landing, California

    November 23, 1925 - November 30, 2017

    On Thursday, November 30, 2017 Frank "Bud" Capurro peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at his residence. Bud was a well-respected member of the local agricultural community. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and...

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  • Daniel W. Martin Obituary Photo
    Daniel W. Martin, 77 Watsonville, California

    January 20, 1940 - November 29, 2017

    On November 29, 2017 Daniel W. Martin passed away surrounded by his family in Monterey. He was 77. Daniel was born on January 20, 1940 and was a man of many wonderful traits. He was a plumber and a proud member of...

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  • Stephen Martinelli Obituary Photo
    Stephen Martinelli, 87 Watsonville, California

    May 29, 1930 - November 28, 2017

    Stephen C. Martinelli, the former President of S. Martinelli & Co, died peacefully at home at the ripe old age of 87 on November 28th, surrounded by his loving family. He represented the third generation of the...

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  • Pedro Guillermo Sanchez Obituary Photo
    Pedro Guillermo Sanchez, 41 Watsonville, California

    January 8, 1976 - November 19, 2017

    On November 19, 2017 Pedro Guillermo Sanchez peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at Stanford Hospital. He was 41. Pedro enjoyed many things such as horses, Rodeo's, classic cars, traveling to Mexico and...

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  • Elena Guzman-Jimenez Obituary Photo
    Elena Guzman-Jimenez, 83 Aptos, California

    August 13, 1934 - November 16, 2017

    Elena Guzman Jimenez passed away at home in Aptos surrounded by her family on November 16th. She was 83. Elena was born in Andocutin, Guanajuato, Mexico on August 13th 1934 to her proud parents Ramon Guzman and...

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  • Ryan Garrett Obituary Photo
    Ryan Garrett, 30 Watsonville, California

    May 13, 1987 - November 15, 2017

    It is with Great sadness that the family of Ryan Garrett of Watsonville, Ca announces his passing on Nov. 15th at 4;03 am at the young age of 30, as a result of injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident. Ryan...

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  • Victor Lopez Obituary Photo
    Victor Lopez, 62 Watsonville, California

    November 3, 1955 - November 10, 2017

    Victor Mendoza Lopez passed away at home surrounded by his family in Watsonville on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. He was 62. Mr. Lopez was born in Jalisco, Mexico to Domingo B. and Aurora M. Lopez but moved to California...

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  • Aurelio Nolasco Obituary Photo
    Aurelio Nolasco, 92 Watsonville, California

    June 6, 1925 - November 8, 2017

    Aurelio Nolasco passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 8th, 2017. He was 92. Aurelio was a native of Michoacán, Mexico but lived in Watsonville for the last 20 years. He had a passion for the...

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  • Melissa Medrano-Ramirez Obituary Photo
    Melissa Medrano-Ramirez, 24 Aromas, California

    July 21, 1993 - November 5, 2017

    Melissa Medrano-Ramirez passed away on November 5th at home in Aromas surrounded by her family. She was born on July 21, 1993 to her proud parents Blanca and Jose Luis Medrano. She was 24. Melissa was a vivacious...

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  • Billy Joe Silipan Obituary Photo
    Billy Joe Silipan, 65 Freedom, California

    January 3, 1952 - November 3, 2017

    Billy Joe Silapan passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Watsonville. He was 65. Mr. Silapan was born on Jan. 3, 1952 to Isabelo Silapan and Pauline Doris Silapan. He was a devoted family man who loved spending...

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  • Miye Yamashita Obituary Photo
    Miye Yamashita, 99 Watsonville, California

    March 9, 1918 - October 29, 2017

    Miye Yamashita passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. She was 99. She enjoyed crocheting blankets and giving them to family and friends. She also looked forward to going to the JACL Senior Center every Thursday to...

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  • John Rocha, Jr. Obituary Photo
    John Rocha, Jr., 99 Watsonville, California

    May 6, 1918 - October 9, 2017

    John Rocha Jr. of Watsonville, CA passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 at the age of 99. John was born in Riverdale, CA on May 6, 1918. He grew up working hard with his family in the dairy business, with the...

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  • Crisofono  "Chris" Gallardo Obituary Photo
    Crisofono "Chris" Gallardo, 92 Paso Robles, California

    April 20, 1925 - October 5, 2017

    Crisoforo "Chris" Gallardo died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in Paso Robles. He was 92. Mr. Gallardo was a hardworking man. He enjoyed his family vacations to El Paso,...

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  • Juan Antonio Godinez Obituary Photo
    Juan Antonio Godinez, 57 Watsonville, California

    June 14, 1960 - October 2, 2017

    Juan Antonio Godinez died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 2 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was 57. He was born on June 14, 1960 in Leon Guanajuato Mexico to Cipriano Godinez and Juana Lopez. However, he was a...

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  • Linda Wong Yee Obituary Photo
    Linda Wong Yee, 67 Watsonville, California

    December 16, 1949 - September 30, 2017

    Linda Wong Yee died peacefully at home on September 30th with her sons at her side. She was 68. She was born in China on Dec. 16, 1949 to Sau Ngun Yu and Yun Wong. She was a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County....

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