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Helen (Blohm) Dossche

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Helen (Blohm) Dossche died peacefully at the age of 95.
Mrs. Dossche was the daughter of Herman and Anna (Kirby) Blohm of the Elkhorn District in Watsonville. She was the last surviving granddaughter of James and Mary Kirby, Irish immigrants who settled in Monterey County in the 1870s. She was the youngest daughter of a
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Lillian Smith Weaver

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Lillian Lee Smith Weaver died peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was 89.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1924 to Walter and Lillian Rose Smith, in Shawnee, Okla. Her early years were spent in small towns in Oklahoma, as her father took pastorates in various Southern Baptist churches. In 1936, the family moved to
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Carmen Heredia Sanchez

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
July 15, 1923-April 17, 2014
Carmen Heredia Sanchez passed away peacefully in Los Angeles County on April 17, 2014. She was 90.
Carmen was born to Abraham Heredia and Rita Sanchez at Flagstaff, Arizona on July 15, 1923. After being an orphan at a young age, Carmen was raised by the Sanchez family in Mexico that eventually moved to Watsonville,
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Helen (Blohm) Dossche

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Helen (Blohm) Dossche passed away peacefully at the age of 95. Helen was the daughter of Herman and Anna (Kirby) Blohm of the Elkhorn District in Watsonville. She was the last surviving granddaughter of James and Mary Kirby, Irish immigrants who settled in the Monterey County in the 1870's. Helen was the youngest daughter of a family of six. Her
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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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