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  • Betty L. Curtis, 84 Watsonville, California

    August 28, 1933 - April 16, 2018

    On Monday, April 16, 2018 Betty L. Curtis peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Watsonville. She was 84. Betty graduated from Watsonville High School and Cabrillo College. She was a Licensed Practical...


  • Maricela Margarita Gutierrez Romero Obituary Photo
    Maricela Margarita Gutierrez Romero, 33 Watsonville, California

    October 29, 1984 - April 9, 2018

    On Monday, April 9, 2018 Maricela Margarita Gutierrez Romero unexpectedly passed away in Watsonville. She was 33. She was born on October 29, 1984 in El Salvador. Maricela loved Karaoke, dancing and making jewelry....


  • Anthony  Tony Souza Obituary Photo
    Anthony Tony Souza, 81 Watsonville, California

    August 8, 1936 - April 7, 2018

    Tony Souza of Watsonville passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. He was born and raised in Watsonville where he graduated from St. Francis High School. As a young man, Tony was a truck driver for Louie Morosco in the...


  • Gabriel Gonzalez Obituary Photo
    Gabriel Gonzalez, 44 Watsonville, California

    February 9, 1974 - April 6, 2018

    On Friday, April 6, 2018 Gabriel Gonzalez peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He was 44. Gabriel was a native of Ranchos De Arriba Nayarit, Mexico. He loved the San Francisco 49ers, bbqing, spending time...


  • Celia Alejo De Hipolito Obituary Photo
    Celia Alejo De Hipolito, 70 Watsonville, California

    March 7, 1948 - April 4, 2018

    On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Celia Alejo De Hipolito peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Watsonville. Celia was devoted to her family and their happiness. She cherished spending time with her children,...


  • Gordon  Leroy Holley Obituary Photo
    Gordon Leroy Holley, 85 Palm Springs, California

    April 20, 1932 - March 26, 2018

    Gordon Leroy Holley, better known as Lee Holley passed away suddenly on Monday March 26th, 2018 at the age of 85. Lee Holley was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 20, 1932. Lee was a graduate of Watsonville High...


  • Rigoberto Madrigal Obituary Photo
    Rigoberto Madrigal, 80 Watsonville, California

    July 18, 1937 - March 22, 2018

    On March 22 Rigoberto Madrigal passed away peacefully in Santa Cruz. He was 80 years old. Rigoberto was born on July 18, 1937 in Mexico. He migrated from Coalcoman, Michoacán in 1967 to Watsonville, CA where he began...


  • Michael (Mike) Steven Bredy Obituary Photo
    Michael (Mike) Steven Bredy, 46 Santa Cruz, California

    November 14, 1971 - March 20, 2018

    Mike was a California native living most of his life in Santa Cruz County. He had a lifelong passion for sports. He spent most of his younger years as an avid football player, earning several awards, such as Offensive...


  • Maryann Pengelly Obituary Photo
    Maryann Pengelly, 85 Watsonville, California

    August 12, 1932 - March 12, 2018

    Maryann Pengelly passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on the afternoon of March 12, 2018. She was 85. She was born in Watsonville, California to Martin and Mary Sglav on August 12, 1932. Maryann attended...


  • Herbert W. Chadwell Obituary Photo
    Herbert W. Chadwell, 91 Watsonville, California

    January 27, 1927 - February 27, 2018

    Herbert W. Chadwell passed peacefully into glory on February 27, 2018 at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his parents Dayton and Clara, sister Virginia, and brother Richard. He leaves his wife of 66 years...


  • Eleanor Lehman Murphy Obituary Photo
    Eleanor Lehman Murphy, 95 Watsonville, California

    September 25, 1922 - February 26, 2018

    Eleanor Lehman Murphy was born on September 25, 1922 in Moss Landing, CA to William and Daisy Lehman. A lifelong California resident, she made Watsonville her home for over 70 years. She graduated from Watsonville High...


  • Tony Carrillo, Jr. Obituary Photo
    Tony Carrillo, Jr., 81 Watsonville, California

    January 10, 1937 - February 25, 2018

    Tony Carrillo died on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 81. He was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 1937 to Camila Acosta and Tony Carrillo. He loved to restore cars but most of all he loved to...


  • Helen Jane Sanchez Obituary Photo
    Helen Jane Sanchez, 95 Gilroy, California

    January 27, 1923 - February 24, 2018

    On Saturday, February 24, 2018 Helen Jane Sanchez peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Gilroy, CA. She was 95. Helen was a woman of many wonderful traits. Her life was devoted to her family and their...


  • Jewell Funk Obituary Photo
    Jewell Funk, 95 Watsonville, California

    November 12, 1922 - February 23, 2018

    On Friday, February 23, 2018 Jewell Funk peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Watsonville. She was 95. Jewell was born on November 12, 1922 in Oklahoma and came to California during her high school years....


  • Ruth Minnie Kraus, 92 Watsonville, California

    September 9, 1925 - February 21, 2018

    Ruth Minnie Kraus was born on September 9, 1925 on Long Island, New York to George and Grace Beckwith. Ruth married Joseph Kraus in 1947. During WWII, she sewed parachutes in the war effort. She was an electronics...


  • Arne M. Thirup Obituary Photo
    Arne M. Thirup, 90 Watsonville, California

    February 12, 1928 - February 21, 2018

    Arne M. Thirup, the former President of Pajaro Valley Greenhouses, Inc. died peacefully on February 21, 2018 at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family. Arne was born and raised in Denmark, one of six...


  • Donald Beeson Obituary Photo
    Donald Beeson, 90 Watsonville, California

    August 24, 1927 - February 17, 2018

    Don was born in Long Beach, CA on August 24, 1927 to William and Georgia Beeson. Five years later his sister Joan joined the family. He lived in Lost Hills, CA and graduated from Lost Hills Elementary in 1941. He...


  • Richard Baldwin Hipp II Obituary Photo
    Richard Baldwin Hipp II, 62 Watsonville, California

    January 2, 1956 - February 9, 2018

    A native resident of California. A Father to three daughters: Virginia, Alexandria, and Gabrielle. Brother of four sisters: Sue, Cathy, Denise, and Lisa Grandfather of Seven: Cyrius, Damian, Sebastian, Sunny,...


  • Pedro Senties Obituary Photo
    Pedro Senties, 65 Royal Oaks, California

    February 25, 1952 - February 9, 2018

    Pedro Alejandro Senties Chavez died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in Watsonville. He was 65. Mr. Senties was a native of Mexico who had been a resident of Royal Oaks for the last 20 years. He enjoyed spending...


  • Martin B. Lopez Obituary Photo
    Martin B. Lopez, 48 Watsonville, California

    January 1, 1970 - February 9, 2018

    On February 9, 2018 Martin B. Lopez peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Watsonville. He was 48. Martin was born on January 1, 1970 in Tijuana B.C. Mexico. He was an avid soccer player for more than 30...


  • Gerard Mabie Obituary Photo
    Gerard Mabie, 71 San Jose, California

    May 18, 1946 - February 6, 2018

    Gerard (Jerry) Mabie died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at San Jose Regional Center after a tragic accident. He was 71. He was born on May, 18, 1946 in San Francisco to Eldon and Eleanor (Gustafson) Mabie. He spent his...


  • Jose  Juan  Aguilar Obituary Photo
    Jose Juan Aguilar, 50 Santa Cruz, California

    April 16, 1967 - February 2, 2018

    Jose Juan Aguilar, a resident of Santa Cruz, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2018. He was 50. Mr. Aguilar was born April 16, 1967 in Salvatierra Guanajuato. He was a very friendly man who loved to take...


  • Thomas Guy Hewett Obituary Photo
    Thomas Guy Hewett, 84 Freedom, California

    December 12, 1933 - February 1, 2018

    On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Thomas Guy Hewett peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Freedom, CA. He was 84. Thomas was born on December 12, 1933 in Walters, Oklahoma. Thomas graduated from Watsonville...


  • Ygnacio Duran Avila Obituary Photo
    Ygnacio Duran Avila, 83 Watsonville, California

    June 30, 1934 - January 28, 2018

    On January 28th Ygnacio Duran Avila passed away surrounded by his family in Capitola. He was 83. Ygnacio was born in Chihuanua, Mexico and later moved to Watsonville. He was a dedicated family man that worked very hard...


  • 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...