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Robert “Bob” Mattos

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
Robert "Bob" Mattos, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, February 12, at the family home he built in Watsonville 50 years ago. Bob was born to Daniel and Edna (Stewart) Mattos in 1934, and the name of his grandfather, Grant Stewart, is still stamped on many cement structures in and around Watsonville. Bob attended Moreland Notre Dame
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John Bergwall

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
SANTA CRUZ -- John Phillip Bergwall died suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Mr. Bergwall was born in Vallejo to Cecil and Phillip Bergwall. The family often visited Santa Cruz in the 1950s and ‘60s and Mr. Bergwall moved to Santa Cruz in the early 1970s. He obtained a business degree from Cal State Fullerton
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William O’Gorman

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
LA SELVA BEACH -- William C. O'Gorman died peacefully at his home in La Selva Beach on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. He was 95.
Mr. O'Gorman was born on Oct. 9, 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He stood proudly for the U.S. Army in World War II and served as a medic in the 79th Infantry in Normandy,
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Baldomero Zaragoza

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Baldomero Zaragoza, a long time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. He was 85.
Mr. Zaragoza was an active parishioner at Saint Patrick's Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister, with the Ministry for the sick, and for Charismatic retreats. After retiring, he was a stay-at-home grandfather, for 18 years, to his eldest granddaughter, Erika Delgado. 
He was preceded in death by
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Baldomero Zaragoza

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Sunday, February 12, long time resident of Watsonville, Baldomero Zaragoza passed peacefully away surrounded by his family. He was 85.
Baldo was an active parishner at Saint Patrick's Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister, with the Ministry for the sick, and for Charismatic retreats.
After retiring, he was a stay-at-home grandfather for 18 years to his oldest granddaughter Erika
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ARTHUR PHILLIP BABCOCK, JR.

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Sept. 9, 1924, December 14, 2016
Arthur Phillip Babcock, Jr., 92, passed away December 14, 2016 at home on Hospice from Alzheimer's disease. He was the son of Arthur and Marie Babcock of Watsonville, CA.
He attended Watsonville High School and California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo. He was a Corporal in WWII from 1933 to 1946; worked in his parents'
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Audrey McDaniel Mekis

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
September 11, 1921 - February 8, 2017
Resident of Santa Cruz
Audrey was born at home in De Soto, Missouri on September 11th, 1921. She graduated from Crystal City High School in 1939 with top grades and was admitted to St. John's Nursing School in St. Louis, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1942. Nursing ran in the
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George Colburn

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- George Horace Colburn died peacefully in Watsonville on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. He was 71.
Mr. Colburn was a talented photographer who specialized in aerial shots of racing yachts and nature. For many years he owned a fishing boat and had a lucrative business as a fisherman. On the slopes, he was a hip-swinger extraordinaire.
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Fujiye Idemoto

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Fujiye Idemoto died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at kei-Ai Los Angeles Nursing Home where she lived the past six years. She was 102.
Mrs. Idemoto was born Jan. 26, 1915 in Penryn to Kohei and Hatsuyo Matsuda.
She was married to Kenji Idemato and had a daughter, Mary and three sons, Akio, Kunio and
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Antero Reyes

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Antero J. Reyes died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. He was 74.
Mr. Reyes enjoyed rebuilding cars, racing, caravan camping at Pine Crest Lake with family and friends, and a big fan of science fiction books, movies and TV shows.
He is survived by his wife, Estella J. Reyes; children,
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George Jesus Hernandez

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
George Jesus Hernandez, aged 66, of Alzey, Germany, passed away on January 24, 2017, after a short and unexpected illness. George was born in San Mateo, CA, and grew up in Watsonville, CA. He graduated from Watsonville High School in 1969. In 1970 he joined the US Army and was stationed at Ft Ord, CA before eventually
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Fujiye Idemoto

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Fujiye Idemoto past away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at kei-Ai Los Angeles Nursing Home where she lived the past 6 years. She was 102.
Mrs. Idemoto was born Jan. 26, 1915 in Penryn Ca. to Kohei and Hatsuyo Matsuda.
She was married to Kenji Idemoto had a daughter Mary and three sons Akio, Kunio, Tom. The family was interned
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Marguerite Mortensen


Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
AROMAS -- Marguerite (Peggy) Joyce Kramer Mortensen died in her home at Rooster Ridge in Aromas on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. She was 85.
She was born in Stamford, Conn. on Dec. 23, 1931, and raised in Weston, Connecticut. After graduating from Staples High School in Westport, Conn., she worked as a receptionist at Perkin-Elmer in Norwalk, where
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Celia Campos De Cabrera

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
  WATSONVILLE -- Celia Campos de Cabrera died in her home peacefully in Watsonville surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. She was 92.
  She was born in Jacona, Michoacán, Mexico on May 24, 1924 to Aurelio Campos and Carlota Mora. She was a resident of this community for over 40 years and enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family, listening
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Sara Arteaga de Garcia

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Sara Arteaga de Garcia died at her daughter's home in Ceres on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. She was 82.
  Mrs. Garcia was born in Tangancicuaro, Michoacán, Mexico to Miguel Arteaga and Emilia Hernandez and moved to Watsonville 25 years ago. She loved spending time with her family and tending her garden. She attended St. Patrick's Church.
  Mrs.
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Emilio López

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Emilio López, a native of San Francisco de Asis, Jalisco and a resident of Santa Cruz County, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. He was 33.
Mr. López enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved to watch his children play sports, and enjoyed taking his family on trips. He loved being the grill master at
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Toni Maxine Bowie

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Toni Maxine Bowie, a longtime resident of Watsonville, passed away on February 1, 2017 at her home in Freedom. She is remembered for her love of family, her creativity, quick wit, and spitfire personality. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 
Toni was born on November 3, 1937. She met her husband, John Bowie, in 1954 while he was on
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James Robert Minto

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
November 3, 1952, January 24, 2017
James Robert Minto passed from this earth on Jan. 24, 2017 into the arms of the Lord and awakened to a morning that never ends.
Born Nov. 3, 1952 to parents Robert and Janet Minto, he was a native of Watsonville. He was valedictorian of Rolling Hills Middle School, graduated in 1970 from
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Adam Elias Lopez

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
August 7, 1964-January 29, 2017
Sadly our brother and uncle has been called to his heavenly home on Sunday January 29, 2017 at the age of 52 years in Sacramento, Ca. He has joined his parents; they are now together in heaven. The pearly gates have welcomed an incredible child of God.
Adam was born on August 7, 1964
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Leah Farr

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Leah Esther Farr died in Watsonville on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. She was 88.
  She was born to William A. Palkey and Leah M. Palkey.  She was the oldest of five children raised during the depression. Mrs. Farr met her future husband John E Farr while he was in the service, and they were married in 1952. 
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Celia Ybarra

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
October 18, 1929-February 4, 2017
Celia Ybarra passed away on February 4, 2017.
Celia was born to Macario and Lucina Martinez in Guanajuato Mexico on October 18, 1929. She married her husband, Efigenio Ybarra, on January 13, 1947 in Texas. They moved to Watsonville in 1960.
Celia was a wonderful caring woman with a great sense of humor. She
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