March 14, 1918 ~ June12, 2013
Life-long resident of Watsonville
Tom Mine, our beloved patriarch, passed away at home peacefully at the age of 95. Tom was a three sports athlete at Watsonville High, an amateur baseball player, and an avid golfer for 72 years. He was a dedicated family man & married to his loving wife Kikue, for 54 years. He was a pioneer row-crop farmer for 46 years for Bud Antle, Inc. Loved and adored, sweet and humble, he had a full and happy life. He will be greatly missed.
Preceded in death by wife, Kikue; survived by three sons: Marvin (Joanne), Steven, Bud (Jody); seven grandchildren: Allison & Mark; Matthew (Suzanne); Lindsay (Austin), Blake (Katie), Ashley, & Brent, and one great-grandchild, Ava; sister Tee Yamamoto, and his faithful dog, Toby.
Services will be held at the Watsonville Buddhist Church on Thursday, June 20th, at 4PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Humane Society, Heart Association, or Hospice of Santa Cruz.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.For the complete article see the 06-18-2013 issue.
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