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William Artau

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- William "Frenchie" Artau died on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 80. 
A native of San Francisco, he lived in Santa Cruz County since 1955. As a young man  he worked for a scavenging company in San Francisco for several years. When he moved here, he owned and operated Scotts Valley
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Lucila Rubalcava

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Lucila (Lucy) Rubalcava died peacefully surrounded by her mother, sisters, and brothers at Watsonville Community Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She was 65.
Ms. Rubalcava was born on July 5, 1949 in El Paso, Texas to Antonio Sr. and Elvina Rubalcava. She had been a resident of Watsonville since 1964 and lived at the family
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Donald Dean Gile

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Donald Dean Gile, a Native of West Salem Oregon, went to be with the Lord on Sunday February 22, 2015. He passed away in Watsonville CA at age 79.
He served in the US Navy for 12 years as an Aviation Mechanic and then worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 16 years.
Don was known for offering a helping
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Gloria Corrales

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Gloria Corrales died at her home in Watsonville on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. She was 65. 
A native of Phoenix, Ariz., she had lived in Watsonville for 32 years. She was a caregiver for the elderly for 25 years. She loved sitting in her yard, soaking up the sun and watching the birds.
She is survived
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Luisa Medina

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Luisa Medina died at her daughter's home in Pittsburg, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. She was 91.
  Mrs. Medina was very devoted to her Catholic faith. She prayed the Rosary every morning and night and led many peregrinations to Thorton. She worked as a counselor through St. Patrick's Church, where she was a member for many years.
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Joshua Wells

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Joshua Wells died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He was 39.
Mr. Wells was quick to smile and first to volunteer for adventure. He was a caring and accepting person who had many friends closer than family. While his favorite pastime was being with his two young sons,
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Heidi L. Gfroerer

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
On January 30th, 2015 our beloved sister Heidi L. Gfroerer passed away suddenly at the Watsonville Hospital with family and friends by her side. She was born July 17th, 1954 in Watsonville, CA.
She enjoyed her art, gardening, traveling, spending time at Pinto Lake, and spending time with her two dogs Mac & Maddie.
She is preceded in death by her
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Isidro Alfaro

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
April 4, 1936, February 19, 2015
Isidro Alfaro, 78, passed away Thursday, February 19th, 2015 in Watsonville, CA. Isidro was born on April 4, 1936 in Araro Michoacán Mexico. Married in 1960 to Amparo Garcia they enjoyed 54 years of marriage. The Alfaro family came to Watsonville in 1972. Isidro was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather,
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Wayne Harold Hardy

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Wayne Harold Hardy passed away peacefully on February 21, 2015 at his home with his wife and daughter at his bedside.
Wayne was born on March 28, 1921 at Vancouver, Washington. He graduated from Vancouver High School and, at the age of twenty-one, enlisted in the Army. During WWII Wayne served in France, Italy and German. After the war,
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Mary Ann Day

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Mary Ann Day died at her home in Watsonville on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after fighting a short battle with a rare jawbone cancer. She was 88.
Mrs. Day was born on Oct. 2, 1926 to Anna and Martin Spikula in Watsonville. She graduated from Watsonville High School, and left to pursue a modeling and design
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Harwood Allen Day

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Harwood Allen Day died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 83.
Mr. Day was born to Lorraine and Alex Day on May 6, 1931 in San Francisco. He graduated from Alisal High School in Salinas. He married Mary Ann Spikula of Watsonville and moved to that city. The two had a daughter named Lori Ann. He worked
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William (Bill) David Mendonca

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, William (Bill) David Mendonca, from this life at the age of 84. Born on April 17, 1930 in Watsonville, Ca. to Manuel and Marie Mendonca. Bill was a 3rd generation Santa Cruz Co. native and graduated from Ferndale Grammar School and a 1948 graduate of Watsonville High
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Amelia Martinez

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Amelia Martinez died peacefully surrounded by her family at her residence in Watsonville on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was 93.
Ms. Martinez was born on April 5, 1921 in Durango, Mexico to her proud parents Manuel and Francisca Martinez. She loved many things in life such as cooking, reading and taking trips to different casinos
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Rosalva Valencia

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Rosalva Valencia died at a local hospital surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. She was 61.
She was born to Juan Herrera and Socorro Solorio on Jan. 2, 1954 at Michoacán, Mexico. She was a resident of this community for 38 years. She was a loving mother and a hard worker providing for her
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Rosalia Trujillo

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
On Monday, February 16th 2015, Rosalia Trujillo peacefully passed away after a long courageous battle against cancer in Monterey, CA. She was 69 (plenty nine) years young, born February 25th 1945 in Santa Clara, CA to her proud parents Miguel and Guadalupe Trujillo. She is survived by her children; Jesse (Isabel), Angelina (Johnny), Joaquin (Amanda) & Sarah (Gene), 11
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Raul Espinoza

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Raul Espinoza died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Colonet Pointe, Baja California. He was 50.
  Mr. Espinoza spent most of his life in Watsonville until moving away to Marshall Town, Iowa in 1995. He attended local schools and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1982. He served in the US Army upon graduating from high
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Socorro Salas

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Socorro B. Salas died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 surrounded by family members. She was 89.
She was born in Sonora, Mexico on June 9, 1925. She lived in Watsonville for 60 years. She loved to cook, work in her garden and watch novelas. She always put the needs of others before her own.  
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Ramona Vazquez

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Ramona Vazquez died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 in Watsonville surrounded by her family. She was 82.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1933 in Durango, Mexico to Santiago and Belen Perez Vasquez. She loved to cook, read the Bible and sew for all of her family and friends. Her life was devoted to her
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Mary and Harwood Day

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
Mary Ann was born on October 2, 1926 to Anna and Martin Spikula in Watsonville, California.
Vincent was her beloved brother who died in World War II in the battle of the Bulge.  On January 23, 2015, Mary Ann Day passed away at her home in Watsonville, California after fighting a short battle with a rare jawbone cancer.  She was
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Louis Dong

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
August 3, 1925, February 8, 2015
Louis Dong passed away peacefully on February 8, 2015, in Auburn, California. Louis spent most of his life in Watsonville until moving to the Sacramento region in 2010. He served in the US Army Quartermaster Corps during the Korean conflict and subsequently worked at United Foods until retirement. He loved traveling to Asia and
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Frank Bertram Lewis

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Frank Bertram Lewis peacefully passed away at his residence in Aptos surrounded by his family. He was 83.
Frank was born November 23, 1931 in Watsonville, California to his proud parents Frank Lewis and Gladys Belt.
For 53 years, Frank served as a firefighter and peace officer for the California Department of Forestry.
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