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John Boles

Posted: Monday, Dec 5th, 2016
John Boles, husband and father, passed away Friday December 2, 2016 at the age of 68. John will be remembered for his kind heart, quirky sense of humor, and helpful hand. He was a one-of-a-kind guy who enjoyed traveling, golfing, and skiing as well as coaching Shot Put/Discus and Little League. John enjoyed playing sports with his children and being
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Reyna Ortega

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- Reyna Ortega died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. She was 45.
She was born in Torreon Coahuila Mexico on Jan. 6, 1971 to Maria and Demetrio Puentes. She was a resident of Watsonville since 2002.
She loved to cook. She made the best flour tortillas, among other things. She also loved to dance and was
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Emilia Vazquez

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- Emilia Vazquez died peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her entire family in Watsonville on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. She was 63.
Mrs. Vazquez was a woman of strong character and many wonderful traits. Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She was a devoted and loving mother but her
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Steven Anthony Meidl

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Steven Anthony Meidl passed away with his loved ones by his side at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 61.
He was kind, intelligent and a gentle man who had a delicate but "wry" sense of humor. He had a smile that was just amazing. Steve worked at the City of Watsonville, Naturipe, and the U.S.
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Karen Ruth Allen

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
Karen Ruth Allen died unexpectedly November 28, 2016, at Natividad Hospital in Salinas. She was 71. Born in Menominee, Michigan, the family moved to Santa Cruz in 1961. Karen met her husband, Val, that year. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School and they were married in 1963.  They moved to Watsonville where they resided for 30 years.  In the early 90's they moved to Prunedale,
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William “Bill” G. Messenger

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
December 25, 1924 ~ November 23, 2016
Resident of Watsonville 
William "Bill" G. Messenger passed away at Dominican Hospital on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. He was 91.
Bill was born in Langley, Washington to William and Laura Messenger. Soon after the family moved to Portland, Oregon, where he grew up. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school and
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Lena Gilardoni

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- Lena Marie Gilardoni, a long-time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Watsonville on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. She was 76.
She loved gardening, cooking for her friends and family and reading. She ultimately cherished spending time with her grandchildren who meant the world to her along with her dog Vito.
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Jerry King

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- Jerry Duane King died peacefully in comfort of his wife at their residence in Watsonville on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. He was 80.
Mr. King was a man of many wonderful traits. He was an outstanding pilot and loved to fly and always enjoyed looking into the sky. His life was also devoted to his beloved
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Manuel Martinez

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
WATSONVILLE -- Manuel "Jessie" Martinez died unexpectedly in Watsonville on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. He was 62.
Mr. Martinez is survived by his children, Juan, Sandra, Zoila, Angelica and Jorge; his mother, Isaura Moreno; siblings, Jose Luis, Lupe Maria Elena, Lourdes, Jose; and his seven grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5-9
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Allison Rider

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
CORRALITOS -- Allison Lewis Rider died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 surrounded by family. He was 90.
Mr. Rider was born in Watsonville on April 7, 1926, to Isabella Fraser and Homer Allen Rider. He graduated from Watsonville High School and then served in the army. He attended U.C. Berkeley. When he moved back to Watsonville he worked in
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Emilia Vazquez

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
On Saturday, November 26, 2016 Emilia Vazquez peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her entire family in Watsonville. She was 63.
Emilia was a woman of strong character and many wonderful traits. Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. Emilia was a devoted and loving mother but her more important role was
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Audrey Joan Carrithers

Modified: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Audrey Joan Carrithers, 85, of Watsonville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on November 17, 2016. Audrey was born to Elise (Temme) and Charles Hoschke in New York City on November 9, 1931. In the mid-1950s she moved with her husband Chet ("Dusty") and family to Kansas and then on to Santa Cruz County, eventually settling in
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Lidia S. Teixeira

Modified: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Lidia S. Teixeira died November 23, 2016, at a local convalescent hospital. She was 89. A native of St. Jorge, Azores, Mrs. Teixeira had lived in Watsonville since 1970. She worked in various canneries for 39 years. Mrs. Teixeira attended Valley Catholic Church and was a member of I.S.T.W, Our Lady of Fatima Society, and UPPEC.
Mrs. Teixeira leaves her son, Elvino (Rosemary) Silveira
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Mary Green May 21, 1918 - November 23, 2016

Modified: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Mary Green passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at the age of 98 after a long a courageous battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her family as she took her journey home.   
Mary was born Mary Jones on May 21, 1918 to Liso and Dela Jones in the town of Homer, Louisiana. She was the fifth child of eight
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Allison Lewis Rider

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Allison Lewis Rider passed away peacefully on November 20, 2016 surrounded by family. During the last months of his life his primary caregiver was his grandson Luke Dwyer. Allison was born in Watsonville, CA, April 7, 1926, to Isabella Fraser and Homer Allen Rider. The youngest of 4 children, his only sister Kathryn (Kay) was a doting and loving sister until
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Lidia Teixeira

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
Lidia S. Teixeira died November 23, 2016 at a local convalescent hospital. She was 89. A native of St. Jorge, Azores, Mrs. Teixeira has lived in Watsonville since 1970. She worked in various canneries for 39 years. Mrs. Teixeira attended Valley Catholic Church and was a member of I.S.T.W, Our Lady of Fatima Society, and UPPEC.
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Dorothy A. Kurily

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
July 22, 1937 - November 8, 2016
Dorothy Ann Kurily, long time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully in her daughter's home in Shasta County, with her family on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She was 79.
Dorothy Ann Kurily was born in Sulfur, Oklahoma on July 22,1937 to John and Elizabeth Elmore. Dorothy graduated from Salinas Union High School in 1955
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Patrick Michael Riordan

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
Patrick Michael Riordan died on November 18, 2016 at Los Robles Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, California. Patrick was 67 years old born to parents John Michael (‘Jack') and Mary Jane Riordan on November 8, 1949. He lived in Westlake Village, but was raised in the Pajaro Valley, attended Watsonville High School and Cabrillo College in Aptos. He also served in the National
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