WATSONVILLE — Kathryn “Gladys” Rodrigues died on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. She was 89.
Born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Aug. 26, 1923, Mrs. Rodrigues was a resident of the Watsonville area for 69 years. As a R.N., she worked at the Watsonville Medical Center assisting Dr. Janet Bell and at Valley Convalescent Hospital. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and active in the YLI and Italian Catholic Federation. She was also a member of the Senior Circle. She loved cooking, working in her garden and traveling in her RV.
Mrs. Rodrigues is survived by three children, Timothy Bixler of Aromas, Ann Rodrigues Albano (Russ) of San Rafael and Penny Bixler Baldwin (Tom) of Dallas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Rodrigues, and son, Seth Bixler, Jr.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Rodrigues can be made to your favorite charity.
Private family services were held. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.
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