WATSONVILLE ó Alvira Corral, long-time resident of Watsonville, died at Watsonville Community Hospital on Monday, April 30, 2012.† She was 79.
† Mrs. Corral was born in Aromas on March 2, 1933 to Cresencio and Margaret Corral. She had resided in Watsonville for more than 50 years and was a line supervisor at Watsonville Cannery for over 35 years before she retired. Mrs. Corral was a member of the Senior Circle and she loved fishing, playing Bingo, and shopping at flea markets and yard sales. She helped out many people in her community to a great extent by buying glasses, clothes, providing funds for education or surgeries, and so much more.† She was a great friend and mentor to many.
Mrs. Corral is survived by her daughter, Barbara Leon and future son-in-law, Moses Guzman of Watsonville; her brothers, Alfred Hernandez and Ralph Corral; her sister, Eleanor Van Soest; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.† She was preceded in death by her son, Alfred Manuel Leon and her sister, Dolores Patterson.
A visitation will be held at Mehlís Colonial Chapel on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m.† Mass will be held at Valley Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
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