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  • Nicholas Alaga Obituary Photo
    Nicholas Alaga, 75 Watsonville, California

    September 18, 1942 - June 5, 2018

    Nick was born in Watsonville on September 18, 1942 and peacefully passed away with his family by his side on June 5th. Nick met the love of his life at Cabrillo Lanes Bowling Alley in 1964 and would marry her six...

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  • Julie Keru Torrecillas Obituary Photo
    Julie Keru Torrecillas, 51 Watsonville, California

    June 16, 1966 - May 28, 2018

    Julie Keru Torrecillas, passed peacefully on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 51. A Watsonville Native, born and raised. At an early age, Julie developed a strong entrepreneurial...

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  • Maria Esther De La Torre Obituary Photo
    Maria Esther De La Torre, 83 Watsonville, California

    February 25, 1935 - May 23, 2018

    Maria Esther De La Torre Passed away peacefully at home in Watsonville on May 23 after a long and courageous fight with an illness that ultimately ended her life on earth. She was 83. Maria was born on February 25,...

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  • Brian Scott Cisneros Obituary Photo
    Brian Scott Cisneros, 53 Watsonville, California

    January 25, 1965 - May 18, 2018

    On Friday, May 18, 2018 Brian Scott Cisneros peacefully passed away in Watsonville. He was 53. Brian was born on January 25, 1965 and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1983. He loved the outdoors, fishing and...

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  • Albert Garza Obituary Photo
    Albert Garza, 70 Watsonville, California

    September 5, 1947 - May 11, 2018

    On Friday, May 11, 2018 a long-time resident of Watsonville, Albert Garza peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. He was 70. Albert was a man of many wonderful traits. He worked for Martinelli's for many...

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  • Norbert Joseph Kowalkowski Obituary Photo
    Norbert Joseph Kowalkowski, 80 Watsonville, California

    October 28, 1937 - May 8, 2018

    On May 28, 2018 Norbert Joseph Kowalkowski passed away peacefully after a short 2 month illness at home. Born to Jeanette and Norbert Kowalkowski in St. Cloud Minnesota. He attended private Catholic Schools after his...

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  • Mary Martha Price Obituary Photo
    Mary Martha Price, 91 Watsonville, California

    November 10, 1926 - May 6, 2018

    (Mary) Martha Price was born November 10, 1926 in Cottonwood, Arizona to Christian and Mabel Sailer. She attended first through eighth grade in Clemenceau, Arizona. During her early years she enjoyed working on the...

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  • Leonardo Solorzano Obituary Photo
    Leonardo Solorzano, 83 Watsonville, California

    January 9, 1935 - May 1, 2018

    Leonardo Solorzano passed away on May 1st in Watsonville. He was 83. Leonardo was born on January 9th 1935 in Mexico to his proud parents Proto and Aldegunda Solorzano. He was family oriented man. He enjoyed reading...

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  • Haruyo  Betty Yagi  Obituary Photo
    Haruyo Betty Yagi , 94 Watsonville, California

    March 13, 1924 - April 23, 2018

    Haruyo "Betty" Yagi died peacefully at home on April 23, 2018. She was born on March 13, 1924 in San Leandro, California. Betty graduated from Alameda High School in 1942. Because she was relocated during World War II,...

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  • Francisca  Huerta  Lujan Ontiveros  Obituary Photo
    Francisca Huerta Lujan Ontiveros , 85 Watsonville, California

    March 9, 1933 - April 21, 2018

    On April 21, 2018 Francisca Huerta Lujan Ontiveros peacefully passed away in Watsonville. She was 85. Francisca had a passion for dancing, fine clothes and stiletto heels. She made the finest Mexican food and stacks of...

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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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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