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Leslie E. Rasmussen

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Leslie E. Rasmussen born 6-17-1936, died 2-10-2014. Survived by his son Jerry L. Rasmussen, his sister Edna Hollingsworth, his brother Dave Rasmussen, granddaughters Casey & Jessica Rasmussen, nieces & nephews.
He will be missed by all that knew him.
For anyone who wants to celebrate his life with us we will be having a memorial at California Grill on Freedom
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Robert Jeffrey O’Bannon

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
July 21, 1949, April 9, 2014
Jeff O'Bannon of Watsonville, passed away at Stanford Hospital on April 9th from liver and kidney failure, he was 64 years old. His family held vigil at his bedside for eight days hoping that he would become well enough to receive a liver transplant. Jeff was born in Los Angeles at Queen of Angels
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William Francis Locke-Paddon

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
April 27, 1942 - April 14, 2014
Resident of Aptos, CA
William F. "Bill" Locke-Paddon passed away peacefully at his Aptos home on April 14, 2014, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Born in Watsonville, the first son of William and Gussie Locke Paddon, he graduated from Watsonville High School, Stanford University and Santa Clara University School of Law. He joined
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Ruben Villanueva

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Ruben Villanueva, Sr. died peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was 75.
Mr. Villanueva was born on Dec. 4, 1938 in Sinton, Texas. He moved to Watsonville in his early childhood where his family settled. He met his wife Mary Ann in Watsonville; they were married for 53 years. Together they had three children, Ruben,
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Betty DeRose

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
January 13, 1931-April 10, 2014
A longtime resident of Watsonville, Betty did the bookkeeping and over all assistance for her late husband Robert's business, DeRose Trucking for 50 years. She especially loved flowers, gardening, travel and her dogs.
Betty leaves behind her two sons, Chris (Caroline) DeRose, and Lynn (Larry) DeRose, as well as her sister, Ruth Baady, and
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Fredrick Clinton Brand

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Jan. 16, 1948-Feb. 17, 2014
Fred C. Brand was born in Watsonville and lived nearly all his life in Santa Cruz County. Fred spent his early years on his parent's apple ranch, and then moved to their new home on Hames Road in his teen years.
Fred attended Bradley School, and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1966.
His
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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Edsberg

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Gerald "Jerry" Edsberg died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was 76.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1938. He was a hardworking father who devoted himself to his family and friends. At times in his life, when most people would give up, he kept fighting.
He is survived
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Herman Goon

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Herman Chin Goon died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home in Watsonville. He was 89.
Mr. Goon was a Watsonville native attending local grammar schools and Watsonville High School until World War II broke out, and he joined the U.S. Navy. Following the war, he returned to Watsonville and attended Hartnell College
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Marcella Gulermovich

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Marcella L. Gulermovich died in her sleep at her son's home in Grass Valley on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was 87.
Mrs. Gulermovich was born to Joseph and Ida Marini (Frey), went to local schools and raised her family in Watsonville. She moved to Grass Valley after her husband's death in 2005 to be near
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Lorenzo Lopez

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Lorenzo Lopez died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was 58.
Mr. Lopez was born on Jan. 15, 1956 in Tierras Blancas Michoacán, Mexico to Lorenzo and Eulalia Lopez. He worked in agriculture for more than 40 years. He enjoyed playing and watching soccer, but most of
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David Valenzuela

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- David Valenzuela died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Watsonville. He was 65.
Mr. Valenzuela was born in Watsonville on May 19, 1948. He was a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County and was self-employed. He enjoyed dabbling in auto and real estate sales for many years and had successful hunting and fishing trips during his
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Ruben Villanueva, Sr.

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Ruben Villanueva, Sr. died peacefully on April 9, 2014 he was 75 years old born on December 4, 1938 In Sinton, Texas. He moved to Watsonville in his early childhood where his family settled. He met his wife Mary Ann in Watsonville they were married for 53 years. Together they had 3 children, Ruben, Jr., Veronica and
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Gerald “Jerry” Edsberg

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Gerald "Jerry" Edsberg was born January 26, 1938 and passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He was a hardworking father who devoted himself to his family and friends. At times in his life, when most people would give up, he kept fighting. He was strong, loving, and we were all lucky enough to have him
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Herbert W. Roberson

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
1922-2014
Herbert (Herb) W. Roberson, 92, passed peacefully on March 29, 2014 after a brief stay in Modesto Kaiser Hospital. A descendant of the Choctaw Tribe, he was born in 1922 in McAllister, Oklahoma, to Arthur L. and Maggie (Belcher) Roberson. He came to California with his parents during the dust bowl era and married in 1943, raising his
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Maria Jimenez Labato

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Maria Josefina Jimenez Labato died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was 92.
Mrs. Jimenez Labatowas born in Huacaco, Mexico on March 6, 1922 to Jose and Anacleta Jimenez. She worked in agriculture for about 12 years and her life was devoted to her family and their happiness.
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Barbara McKague

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Barbara Ann McKague died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 after a long illness. She was 63.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1951 in Salinas. She was loved by her family and many friends and she touched many people's lives including her family. She loved her dog and special friend "Dotsy." Barbara's favorite place to be
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Oscar Monroy

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Oscar Monroy died in Watsonville on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was 43.
He was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico to Benjamin Monroy and Virginia Perez on March 9, 1971. His family immigrated to the Watsonville area when he was a child. He attended local schools and Watsonville High School where he enjoyed playing baseball.
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Jose Organista

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Jose D. Organista died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was 69.
Mr. Organista was born on March 23, 1945 in Nochizlan, Mexico, and lived in Watsonville for the past 55 years. He was a loving and caring father. He worked for Driscoll Company for many years before becoming ill.
He is survived by his
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Javier Solis

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Javier Solis Bizarro died in Watsonville on Tuesday, April 2, 2014. He was 46.
Mr. Solis was born in Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the Watsonville area 34 years ago. He was a very happy man who loved to cook, watch horse races and roosters. He fought to survive every day, even until the last minute
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Joyce I. Meyers

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
September 30, 1930, March 26, 2014
Resident of Watsonville
Joyce I. Meyers, a longtime resident of Watsonville, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was 83.
Joyce was born in Long Beach, CA on September 30, 1930. She attended the Branciforte School in Soquel. She spent most of her life (64 years) in Watsonville but she
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Dean Scott Wood

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
Dean Scott Wood died at his home in Laguna Woods, California, on March 21, 2014, following a long illness and has passed into the arms of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He was born in Watsonville on November 27, 1937, to Dr. Avery E. Wood and Lois Bardwell Wood, in the old Watsonville Hospital on Third Street (Beach Street).
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