WATSONVILLE — Connie Carlon, longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was 79.
Mrs. Carlon was born in Riverside County on March 15, 1933 to Bernardo and Juanita Carlon. She was affectionately known to her family as their “gran guerrera.” She had a wonderful personality and made friends with all she crossed paths with.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Pedro) Ortega, John (Yolanda) Paez, Maria (Oscar) Sanchez, Fidelia (Enrique) Avila, Veronica (Moises) Lepe, and Manuelita Gonzales; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio Santillan; daughter, Otilia Ibarra; and one grandson.
A visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel on Sunday from 5-9 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church on Monday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
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