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Marianne Rider

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
Marianne passed peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday evening. She lived a wonderful 65 years, growing up and raising her family in Watsonville, California. To know Marianne was to love her. She made instant friends wherever she went, starting conversations that could last for hours. Her family brought her most joy, having unconditional love that was unmeasureable for her husband

John Rudolph Passey, Jr.

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Long time Watsonville resident, John Rudolph Passey, Jr., better known as Jack Passey, Jr., has passed away on August 22, 2015 in his home under Hospice care. Jack was born in Ogden, Utah on November 22, 1926.
In his 88 years, he is best known for his passion for collecting and preserving antique and classic cars.

Ernie Vasquez

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
SALINAS -- Ernie Vasquez died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home in Salinas on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Mr. Vasquez enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and yard sales to find objects to refurbish and personalize. He was an avid 49er fan. He also enjoyed playing dominos with his wife, family reunion barbecues, and spending time with

Rosemary Moran

Modified: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Rosemary Moran peacefully passed away at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 90 years old.
She was born on April 2, 1925 in Henniepin, Minnesota to her proud parents. When Rosemary was 13, her sister Jane and parents left Minnesota and traveled west and settled in San Francisco, CA, where she met and married her beloved

Lawrence Shebanek

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Lawrence Shebanek died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. He was 86.
Mr. Shebanek was born on Sept. 30, 1928 in Ohio to Lawrence and Victoria Shebanek. He was a man of many wonderful traits. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and worked for the Department of Water and Power for the city of Los

Raymond M. Hudson

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Raymond Marion Hudson, 81, left this world peacefully in his sleep on August 14, 2015.  He was born in Wynne, Arkansas on March 8, 1934 to Julius and Bertha Hudson. 
He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Hudson; granddaughter, Jodie Schneider; and great-grandson, James Richard Patrick Jr. He is survived by his three sons, James Hudson,

Winifred Evans

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Winifred M. Evans passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2015.
She was born in Los Angeles in 1920. She was an employee of Pacific Hide and Leather in Los Angeles. She loved going on car rides to the beach and eating at Olive Garden, having cocktails and going to parties. She moved to Watsonville in 2007.

Carmel Kiyoto Kamigawachi

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Carmel Kiyoto Kamigawachi was born on Jan. 14, 1921 to Tokuichi and Setsuyo Kamigochi in Carmel, but went to live in Japan until he was 17 years old. He returned to the U.S. and was relocated to the Amache Japanese internment camp during World War II.
He lived most of his adult life in Castroville

Ingrid Santos

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Ingrid Santos died peacefully surrounded by her family at Saint Agnes hospital Sunday, August 16, 2015. She was 39.
Ingrid was born December 23, 1975 in Watsonville, California. In 2011, Ingrid and her husband and daughter moved to Fresno, California. All family roots reside in Watsonville. She is survived by her husband, John Santos, and daughter Bryana Fernandez.

Dixie Lee Arns

Posted: Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
Dixie Lee Arns of Watsonville went home to The Lord on August 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her bedside after a long and fruitful life of 84 years.  She is survived by her daughters, Chris Stuart (and Rick) of Watsonville, Susan Sanders (and Paul) of Santa Cruz, and son, Craig Peterman, of Morgan Hill.  Dixie had eight

Donald Forrest Melton Sr

Posted: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
2/2/1932, 8/11/2015
Donald F. Melton Sr. lived every day of his 83 years with a friendly zest for life that instantly turned a stranger into a friend. His big smile and larger than life presence was contagious!
If you listen closely, you can still hear the echo of Big Don's voice cheering you on.
His journey began

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