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Linda Slusher

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Linda Slusher of Watsonville died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was 70.
She was born Oct. 20, 1944 in Salinas. Ms. Slusher was a machinist for 25 years for a local aluminum plant. She was an avid traveler. She loved to see new places, and her favorite place was Kaui,
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Bob Cornell

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
1940-2015
We lost our cowboy Bob on March 19th, 2015 to lymphoma. Bob Cornell was a man's man, who was blessed with five daughters; however, along with the daughters, it was the sons and grandchildren he acquired through those marriages that made his world complete. His family was his pride and joy. He went out with a valiant fight, spending
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Robert Magner

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Robert Magner, 72, of Watsonville died March 21, 2015 at his home.
He was born March 9, 1943 in Framingham, Mass. He was the son of the late Jim and Anita Magner, and the father of the late Tyler Magner. He is survived by his wife, Janet Kreitzer.
He graduated from Franklin Institute in Boston in Photography.
After moving to
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Hedy Hermine Claus

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Hedy Hermine Claus, 83, longtime Watsonville resident passed away March 24th, 2015 at her home in the care of her husband and son.
Hedy was a native of Baden bei Wien, Austria. She grew up there with her sister Erika in the tumultuous times leading up to and through WWII.  From a very young girl, she developed a love of
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Teresa Olmeda

Modified: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Teresa Julia Olmeda of Watsonville died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
She was born to Pedro Roque and Margaret Roque. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma. She enjoyed going to the casino or a simple game of cards at home with her family. She made the best bean burritos ever and always
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Leonardo David

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Leonardo David died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at a local convalescent hospital. He was 82. 
A native of the Philippine Islands, he came to Watsonville in 1982. Mr. David worked as a custodian for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District for 15 years. He enjoyed bowling, chess, food, and singing. He was known as "the Frank
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Peter Varcados

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Peter Varcados, long time resident of Capitola, died Monday, March 23, 2015 in Santa Cruz, CA.  He was 84 years old.
Peter was born in 1930 in San Francisco, CA, to Manuel and Daisy Varcados. He attended Washington High School in San Francisco, and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On returning from serving in Germany, he attended
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Isamu Kawasaki

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Isamu Kawasaki passed away March 13, 2015 in Salinas, California. He was 74.
Isamu was born August 8, 1940 to Jihei and Sakae Kawasaki in Terminal Island, California. The Family moved to Watsonville in 1952.
His love was his son, Anthony. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and watching sports. Isamu was a strawberry farmer for most of his adult life, he
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Marilyn Runyan

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Marilyn K. Runyan died unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2015. She was 72.
  Ms. Runyan was born in Akron, Ohio and lived in Watsonville since 1966. She received her master's degree from Fresno State University and became a beloved teacher at Watsonville High School for over 30 years. Ms. Runyan was active in the Monterey Bay Dog Training
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Dolores (Lolis) Alvarez

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Motherly to many, Dolores (Lolis) Alvarez, passed in the early morning on March 16, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.
Lolis was born in Mexico City on December 19, 1963. She came to the United States as a teenager, beautiful, hardworking and ready to make a better life
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Inez “Eny” Pezzini

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Inez "Eny" Pezzini, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Castroville on March 14, 2015. She was born January 17, 1930 in Rasura, Sondrio, Italy, a village in the Valtellina Valley in the Italian Alps to Giuseppe and Assunta Pezzini. She came to America with her family as a baby in 1930, first living in Gilroy for a
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Sally Sotomayor

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Sally Sotomayor died peacefully in Watsonville on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She was 95.
Mrs. Sotomayor spent 40-plus years in the canning and packing industry while raising her three boys. In her spare time, she enjoyed many things, but truly cherished spending time with her family and dancing.
She was preceded in death by her
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Henderson Woolever

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Henderson Woolever died on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was 91.
He was born to Judson Elwood Woolever and Nora Mae (Keeney) Woolever in Henryetta, Okla. on March 11, 1923. He had three sisters (Gertrude, Juanita and Beatrice) and two brothers (Troy Ikey and Melvin).
Mr. Woolever married Berta "Betty" Loeschenkohl on Nov. 5,
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Dora Alicia “Dorita" Tavera

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
Mrs. Dora Alicia "Dorita" Tavera died peacefully in her home on March 14th in Watsonville, California at the age of 68.
Dora is survived by her children, Evelyn (Tavera) Meyers , Daniel Joel Tavera , Marisol Arnold ,  Dina Rebecca "Becky"  Tavera Clark; Grandchildren,  Grant Steven Meyers, Jordan Meyers, MacKenzie Jeremiah, Juan Tavera, Liana Gonzales, Abigail Dora Tavera, Elijah Tavera
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Mary D. Whalen

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
October 13, 1925, March 14, 2015
Mary passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord with family at her side on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Mary is survived by her husband, Harold; daughters, Theresa Whalen and Cynthia Keeler and grandsons, Joseph and Christopher Keeler.
The House of Beauty Hair Salon on Beach Street was owned and operated by Mary for
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Helen Borata

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Services will be held for Helen Monica Borata at Our Lady Help of Christians on Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1923 to Clara and Nicholas in Chicago. She resided in Watsonville. She earned her pilot license, and was a ballet dancer and Kelly Girl.
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Carol Christensen

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Carol Christensen died peacefully in Watsonville on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was 75.
Mrs. Christensen was born in San Rafael on July 9, 1940 to Clara and Tony Tartala. When she was about 9 years old, her family decided to move to Watsonville where she resided for many years.
She enjoyed many things, such
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Helen M. Kelsey Hughes

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Born May 14, 1918, died March 14, 2015.
For service information and full obituary, visit www.heinzfuneralhome.com.
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Sally Sotomayor

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Sally Sotomayor died peacefully in Watsonville on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She was 95.
Mrs. Sotomayor spent 40-plus years in the canning and packing industry while raising her three boys. In her spare time, she enjoyed many things, but truly cherished spending time with her family and dancing.
She was preceded in death by her
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