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Mary Riley

Modified: Monday, Apr 27th, 2015
AUBURN -- Mary Ann Riley died peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2015 with her partner Kathy by her side in Auburn. She was 62.
She was born April 6, 1953, in Watsonville to Elton and Irene Riley. She attended local schools, graduating Aptos High School class of ‘71, after which she worked for Watsonville Canning and managed her
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Rosie Martinez

Posted: Monday, Apr 27th, 2015
MODESTO -- Rosie Martinez died peacefully at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on Saturday, April 25, 2015. She was 87.
She was born and raised in Watsonville, and had been living in Modesto with her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Juan Esquilin and grandaughters for the past 13 years.
During her earlier days, she worked in Watsonville
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Margarita Escareño Espindola

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Margarita Escareño Espindola died peacefully surrounded by her family at her residence on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was 74.
She was born on April 20, 1940 in Coalcoman Michoacán, Mexico to Jose Espindola and Dolores Sanchez. She loved to garden, the vibrant and colorful flowers in her garden were a direct reflection of her beautiful
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Alan Friedman

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- Alan Mark Friedman died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Monday, April 20, 2015. He was 54.
Mr. Friedman spent his first years in the Bronx before moving with his family to Hartsdale, N.Y., at age 6, and then to Scarsdale at age 8. He earned a teaching credential from UCSC in 1989
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Robert Mason

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Robert M. Mason died unexpectedly at his home in Watsonville on Saturday, April 18. He was 55.
  Mr. Mason was a lifelong resident of Watsonville. After graduating from Watsonville High School class of 1977, he became a commercial fisherman out of Moss Landing on the fishing vessel the "Hilma." Mr. Mason was a hard working man who loved
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Petronilo Ledesma

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
Petronilo Ledesma passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home in Las Lomas. He was 98 and would have been 99 on May 2.  A native of Terlingua, Texas, he moved to Arizona in 1938 and to California in 1950, settling in the southern Santa Clara County area. In 1959 he moved to Las Lomas, where
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Petronilo Ledesma

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
LAS LOMAS -- Petronilo Ledesma died surrounded by his family on Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home in Las Lomas. He was 98 and would have been 99 on May 2.  
A native of Terlingua, Texas, he moved to Arizona in 1938 and to California in 1950, settling in the southern Santa Clara County area. In
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Katherine Villarreal

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
Feb. 13, 1931 - April 20, 2015
Katie was born in Sonora, AZ to Vicente and Julia Gonzalez. She lived in Watsonville, CA for over 80 years and was raised alongside with her five sisters and one brother. In her younger years, she lovedto go dancing and skating at the local rink with her sisters. Later on in life, she
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William M. Boone

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
William (Bill) Boone, retired school psychologist, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 after a long hospitalization due to complications during a minor surgery in December. He was 80 years old.
Born in Missouri on February 2, 1935, Bill graduated with a degree in psychology from Chico State College in 1958 after transferring from the University of California, Berkeley's engineering program. Immediately
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Robert (Bob) G. Davidson

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Robert (Bob) G. Davidson, died on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Idaho. He was 85.
Bob graduated from Watsonville High School in 1949 and joined the Air Force in 1950.
In 1952, he was encouraged to apply for pilot training.  Successfully completing Cadet training opened a whole new world of adventure for Bob. He first flew the Grumman SA-16 Albatross
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Kay Gurnee

Posted: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015
STOCKTON -- Kay N. Gurnee of Stockton died on Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was 81.
She spent the early part of her life in Redwood City and in 1958 married the love of her life and relocated to the small farming community of Watsonville to be a farmer's wife. Along with Harry, they owned and operated
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Adriana Van Klaveren Kell

Posted: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015
APTOS -- Adriana Van Klaveren Kell died on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was 70.
She was the second child of Gerrit Van Klaveren and Antje Leerdam. She was born on April 21, 1944 in Boskoop, The Netherlands. She married Bill Kell on Nov. 20, 1965. This was their 50th year of marriage. They have two children, Sheila
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Wanda Moe

Modified: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015
FREEDOM -- Wanda Easley Moe died peacefully at her home in Freedom with her daughter, Linda, by her side on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was 84. 
A native of Cassville, Mo., she lived in the Watsonville area for two years. She had a wide and varying career. Mrs. Moe had been a waitress, bookkeeper, foster mother, certified nursing
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Helen Yukiko Kobara

Posted: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015
Helen Yukiko Kobara passed away on April 4, 2015 in her Watsonville home. She was proceeded in death by her husband Shoichi Kobara, who passed away on March 6, 2014. She is survived by her family: Bruce Kobara (son), Patt Takeuchi (daughter), Gordon Kobara (son), Heidi C. Kobara-Long (granddaughter), Traci Takeuchi (granddaughter), Allison Takeuchi (granddaughter), Bryan Kobara (grandson), Corinne
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Judy McCabe

Posted: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015
1944-2015
A lifelong resident of Watsonville, California, Judy attended Moreland Notre Dame grammar school and Mora High School. In 1964 she married her longtime sweetheart, David McCabe, with whom she shared almost 51 years of loving marriage. She lived in Germany with David for two years, where their first child, Michael, was born, a time she remembered fondly.
Upon returning to Watsonville,
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Angelita Arredondo

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Angelita Arredondo died peacefully surrounded by her family at Watsonville Community Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was 86.
Mrs. Arredondo loved to garden, play the loteria, watch Luchas and enjoyed shopping. Most importantly she cherished spending time with her grandchildren, who truly meant the world to her.
She was preceded in death
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James ‘Jim’ L. Butler

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- James "Jim" L. Butler died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. He was 79.
Mr. Butler was born on May 1, 1935 in Oklahoma to George and Iva Nina Butler. He was a man of many wonderful traits. He was a long-time truck driver and loved the 4th of July
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Martin Garcia

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Martin A. Garcia died at his home in Watsonville on Thursday, April 9, 2015. He was 50.
Mr. Garcia was born on Sept. 9, 1964 in Mexicali Mexico. He will be remembered for his love of classic cars. In the late ‘80s Mr. Garcia was the president of City Style car club. He was a mechanic
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Harlan Guy

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WILTON -- Harlan Hamilton Guy of Wilton, Calif. died with his wife Elisa at his side on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. He was 88.
Born Aug. 14, 1926, to Creighton and Edith (Hamilton) Guy in Moscow, Idaho. He graduated Moscow high school class of ‘43 lettering both in basketball and baseball. He served in the U.S Navy Seabees
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Joe Esparza Silva

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Joe Esparza Silva died on Sunday, April 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was 86.
Mr. Silva was born on Sept. 27, 1928. In his early years, he enlisted in the Army where he fought in the Korean War as well as being stationed in Germany. After being honorably discharged, he lived most of his
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Juan Vera Vega

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Juan Gabriel Vera Vega died on Monday, April 13, 2015 at a local hospital. He was 41.
  Mr. Vera Vega was born to Alfredo Vera and Maria de Jesus Vega on April 11, 1974 in Michoacán, Mexico. He resided in this community for at least 18 years and was a hard worker who was employed by J.E.
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Jeffrey Cruse

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Jeff Alan Cruse, resident of Watsonville, a well-known and respected local guitarist, died on Friday, April 10, 2015, following complications from long-standing health problems. He was 55.
He touched many hearts and made numerous friends through his music, his great sense of humor and his willingness to be of help to others. He had a deep
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