Elva Carranco

  • Born: May 20, 1937
  • Died: July 19, 2017
  • Location: Freedom, California

Mehl's Colonial Chapel

222 E. Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Tel. (831) 724-6371

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elva Carranco passed away at Dominican Hospital on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was 80.

Ms. Carranco was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Benny and Elva Tumbaga and moved to this area as a small child. She loved going shopping, gardening, crafting and her cat, Shadow. Ms. Carranco will be remembered for always being "dressed to the nines" and her cheery personality and smile. She was a member of the American Legion.

Ms. Carranco is survived by her longtime partner, Henry Mireles of Freedom; sons, Ray Carranco (Margaret) of Sacramento and Randy Carranco (Marcella) of Hawaii; daughters, Roxane Carranco and Rhonda Fagundes (Rodney) both of Sacramento and Renee Covita (Darrin) of Arizona; step-son, Fernando Elizalde Jr. (Maria) of Watsonville; brother, Benny Tumbaga (Debra) of Watsonville; sister, Lydia Brumblay (Ron) of Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Tumbaga.

A memorial Rosary and Chapel Blessing will be held at Mehl's Colonial Chapel on Thursday, July 27th at 1 pm with burial to follow at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery.

Condolence & Memory Journal

It's been almost two months since you decided to go home.. your voice, your smile and the smell of your perfume is still so present in my heart and mind.
I know you suffer no more, but leaving your loved ones behind is a pain that I can't describe.. you left such a empty void in my heart..
I miss you so much words cannot describe..if I had you back again I would not change one thing about you. You were the most special loving sister any sibling could ask for..I'd take care of you all over again if I could..
SHADOW misses you dearly..but my promise too you I carried out.. SHADOW is living with me now on Maui.. He's adjusting but safe and will never face a hungry day and have the best medical care..
Sis I miss our phone calls daily.. I miss you leaving me voicemails telling me you love me..I miss my shopping with you and our fine dinning..
I know you have nothing but the best where your at now.. Jesus loved you and I know he's taking care of you.. please kiss mom dad uncle Andy , Brother Chuck and Franky, Sandi
And all our Aunts and uncles grandparents ...
I love you Sis❤❤

Posted by Lydia Brumblay - Haiku, HI - sister   September 11, 2017


i am so sorry to hear about your mom i had no idea. My heart goes out to you
in this difficult time. I love you all

Love Melo

Posted by Melody Martin - watsonville, CA - Family Friend   August 21, 2017


Rhonda & Family,

My sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time in your lives. God Bless you all.

When tomorrow starts without your mom, don't think your far apart. Every time you think of your Mother she will be forever in your heart.

Posted by Suzette Rojas - Friend   July 28, 2017