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  • 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...


  • Kenneth Kerman Kannely Obituary Photo
    Kenneth Kerman Kannely, 90 Watsonville, California

    October 1, 1927 - January 9, 2018

    On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Kenneth Kerman Kannely peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He was 90. Kenneth was a 3rd generation Gilroy, California native, where he last resided in Watsonville, CA. He worked...


  • Ron Castle Obituary Photo
    Ron Castle, 80 Aptos, California

    August 8, 1937 - January 2, 2018

    On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Ron Castle peacefully passed away in the presence of his wife Rachel at home. He was 80. Ron was a resident of Aptos for over 40 happy years. He was a retired Civil Engineer with CalTrans...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...