WATSONVILLE —Rena Marie Kusanovich died of natural causes on Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was 93.
Mrs. Kusanovich was born on June 22, 1919, to Croatian immigrants, Antone and Anna Perlenda in Butte, Mont. She spent her childhood in Oakland. At the age of 15 moved to Watsonville where she resided for 79 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Kusanovich Sr.; sisters, Catherine “Kay” Capitanich of Watsonville and Lucille Jensen of Utah; daughter, Marlo (Ron) Clements of Ben Lomond; son, John (Sylvia) Kusanovich Jr. of Aptos; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville. A private family service and burial will be Thursday at Valley Catholic Church and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to VNA, Hospice of Santa Cruz or the charity of choice. www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.
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