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Anita Gonzalez

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Anita Gonzalez, a long-time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was 58.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1957 in Michoacán, Mexico to Jose Gonzalez and Elisa Torrez. Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was
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Jessica Barrett-Fox Jacobson

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
LA SELVA BEACH -- Jessica Barrett-Fox Jacobson died at her home in La Selva Beach on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was 41.

Mrs. Jacobson was born in Elgin, Ill. on Jan. 2, 1974 to Uriel Fox; they moved to Santa Cruz when she was six months old. She attended San Lorenzo Valley schools in Felton through her
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Lorretta Lenz

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
SEASIDE -- Lorretta Lenz of Seaside died on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was 59.
She cherished the time with family and friends, loved gardening, sunsets from her home overlooking the Monterey Bay and volunteering at the SPCA. She will always be looking down as our guardian angel.
She is survived by her parents, Norma and
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Marcelina Perez Mercado

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Marcelina Perez Mercado died at a local hospital surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was 55.
Ms. Mercado was born to Eduardo Perez and Godeleva Mercado in Michoacán, Mexico on Jan. 8, 1960. Ms. Mercado had been a resident of this community for 30 years working in local canneries. She loved to
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Stella Scurich

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Stella Scurich passed away May 21, 2015 after a brief illness with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Plymouth, CA to Lucy and Louis Bokariza who immigrated to America from Croatia, then part of the Dalmatia, Austria. She was a resident of Watsonville for more than 65 years, graduating from Watsonville High School and Salinas
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Ellsworth E. (Pete) Peterson

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
1936-2015
Ellsworth E. Peterson entered into rest in Monterey, California May 12, 2015.
A native of Canby, Minnesota and longtime resident of Watsonville, CA. He is survived by sons Alan Peterson (Earen), Dan Peterson (Marie), Gary Peterson, Clint Peterson (Amber), stepchildren David Ausmus (Norma) and Beverly Giminez (Chris) and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pete came to California as a
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Virginia Kay Rose

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
On Sunday, May 17, 2015 Virginia Kay Rose peacefully passed away in Watsonville, CA surrounded by her family. She was 71.
Virginia was born on November 20, 1943 in Gilroy, CA to her proud parents Harry and Katherine Pappani.
Virginia was a big sports enthusiast. She was a fan of the SF Giants, the Golden State Warriors and The
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Bart Lewis Johnson

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
June 10,1961-May 8, 2015
Bart Lewis Johnson, 53, passed away on Friday May 8, 2015.
He was an incredibly optimistic man who enjoyed bringing laughter to the lives of others. Bart graduated from SLV High School in 1979 where he made many dear friends, whose friendships he cherished throughout the years. He worked as a tile setter
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Betty Dickie

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
CAPITOLA -- Betty M. Dickie died peacefully in Capitola on Saturday, May 16, 2015. She was 91.
Mrs. Dickie was born on Feb. 22, 1924 in Madrid, Neb. to Rex and Nora Carothers.
Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She valued spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her stories and sense of
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Herbert Gomez

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Herbert T. Gomez died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 15, 2015. He was 81.
Mr. Gomez was born to Juan Gomez and Beatrice Trevino on March 16, 1934 at Braunfels, Texas. He settled into this community 61 years ago. He was a responsible person always providing for his family. He liked his job
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Judith Paljetak

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Judith Lynn Paljetak died peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Watsonville. She was 76.
Mrs. Paljetak was born on Feb. 25, 1939 to Richard and Nola Carpenter in Carmel. She spent her early years growing up in Pacific Grove with her big brother and two sisters. In the early 1950s they moved to Watsonville and
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Tomas Sanchez-Ponce

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Tomas Sanchez-Ponce died at a local nursing home on Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was 58.
Mr. Sanchez-Ponce was born to Inocencio Sanchez and Zenaida Ponce in Veracruz, Mexico on March 7, 1957. He had been a resident of this community since his teenage years. He married and raised his family holding many jobs but the
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Ichiro Sam Sugidono

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Ichiro Sam Sugidono died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at his home in Watsonville surrounded by his family. He was 92.
  A native of Watsonville, he attended Watsonville High School until World War II broke out and his family was interned. There he volunteered for the Army and served with distinction as a sergeant in the 442nd Regiment
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Jordi Bruguera

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Jordi Bruguera loved the outdoors -- hiking, backpacking and tending to his garden. An avid chess player, he also loved paella, his family and native Catalonia. He died at his Aptos home, after suffering a stroke, at the age of 91.
Jordi was born in Barcelona, Spain, one of four children. During his teenage years, Spain was plunged into
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Mary Merle Burick

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Mary Merle Burick peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 06, 2015.  Mary was troubled by emotional issues for most of her adult life; her passing was a result of these afflictions and complications.
Mary was born in Grass Valley, CA on June 13, 1964 to Bob and Susan Burick.  The family relocated to Watsonville, CA in 1968 and Mary attended
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Betty Magarin Baniaga

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Betty Magarin Baniaga died peacefully at her home in Watsonville on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was 71.
  Mrs. Baniaga was born to Francisco and Macrina Magarin in Wanagan, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Feb. 13, 1944. She immigrated to the United States in 1964 and joined her parents in Cutler. Even though she graduated high school in Wanagan,
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Herbert Gomez

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Herbert T. Gomez died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 15, 2015. He was 81.
Mr. Gomez was born to Juan Gomez and Beatrice Trevino on March 16, 1934 at Braunfels, Texas. He settled into this community 61 years ago. He was a responsible person always providing for his family. He liked
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Stanley Moore

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Stanley Harold Moore died on Thursday, May 14, 2015. He was 86.
Mr. Moore was born April 13, 1929 to Raymond N. and Grace (Robbins) Moore in Brawley. He arrived in Watsonville in the early 1930s where his father worked harvesting produce. Their first home was at Grant's Campground on Front St. He attended Watsonville schools,
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Judith Lynn Paljetak

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Judith Lynn Paljetak peacefully passed away on May 14, 2015 in Watsonville, CA, she was 76 years old.
Judy was born on February 25, 1939 to Richard and Nola Carpenter in Carmel, CA. She spent her early years growing up in Pacific Grove, CA with her big brother and two sisters. She used to love doing cartwheels
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Ichiro Sam Sugidono

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Ichiro Sam Sugidono died May 12, 2015, at his home in Watsonville surrounded by his family. He was 92. A native of Watsonville, he attended Watsonville High School until World War II broke out and his family was interned. There he volunteered for the Army and served with distinction as a sergeant in the 442nd Regiment Combat
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Irma Cabezuela Rodriguez

Modified: Friday, May 15th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Irma Cabezuela Rodriguez died peacefully at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was 53.
Mrs. Rodriguez's sense of humor was priceless. She would always make people laugh and greeted everyone with a welcome smile and love. She will be remembered for her intelligence, generosity, toughness and unconditional love and support for her
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Norma Jimenez

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Norma Jimenez was granted serenity and exited this world on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at Dominican Hospital. She was 58 years old.
Born in Watsonville on August 11, 1956 where she has lived her whole life.
Norma leaves behind her daughters, Patricia Martinez, Amy Jimenez; her son, Douglas Jimenez and son-in-law, Martin Martinez. She also leaves behind four grandchildren,
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Betty Magarin Baniaga

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Betty Magarin Baniaga passed away peacefully at her home in Watsonville, CA. She was 71 years old.
Betty was born to Francisco and Macrina Magarin in Wanagan, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on February 13, 1944. 
She immigrated to the United States in 1964 and joined her parents in Cutler, CA.  
Even though Betty graduated
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Frank Rosa

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Frank Henry Rosa, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Mr. Rosa was a man of many wonderful traits. He loved to hunt, golf and barbecue with family and friends. He cherished spending time with his family, who meant the world to him. He was a member of
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Madlyn June Denny

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Madlyn June Denny passed away after a brief illness, at the age of 88, on April 30, 2015. She was surrounded by her husband of 68 years (Dan), her three daughters, and sons-in-law.
She leaves daughters; Carol (Terry) Silva, Denise (Bill) Bertone, Dyann (John) Mastoris and grandchildren; Marc and Matt Bertone, Hilary (Christian) Vellandi, Steven Pullen, Jennifer (Andrew) Bodine, Tammy
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John D. Aguilera

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Attorney and Counselor at Law, John D. Aguilera passed away unexpectedly in Monterey, California on April 21, 2015 at age 68. 
John was born in Jackson, Tennessee on May 12, 1946. He was raised in Cuba, but his family left in 1960 when Fidel Castro took over the government. John was 15 when he arrived in Miami, Florida to live
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Frank Rosa

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Frank Henry Rosa died peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015 a longtime resident of Watsonville.
Mr. Rosa was a man of many wonderful traits. He loved to hunt, golf and barbecue with family and friends. He cherished spending time with his family, who meant the world to him. He was a part the
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Virginia White

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015
Virginia White died quietly on Saturday, April 25, 2015 after a long period of failing health with her husband Ken of 60 years at her side and surrounded by her children and grandchildren and her sister and brother-in-law.
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Howard Trotno

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015
Howard "Howie" Christopher Trotno died on Wednesday, May 6 at the age of 98. He and his wife of 70 years, Edith, had been residing at De Un Amor (assisted living) in Corralitos for the past year. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Edie, and is survived by Edith and great niece Ginny Barrett and her family in
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