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|Arnold Hamilton - November 24, 2015|
Arnold Hamilton, a longtime resident of Watsonville went to be with God on 11-24-15. He recently celebrated his 100 birthday in August with many of his family and friends.
He was active in the California State Retirees Chapter 36 and the California State Employees Assn. having served as a Director in the 1980's. He was also a member of the Masons, Soquel/Santa Cruz Chapter, a member of the VFW and American Legion. He also served in various...
|Ranulfo Ortiz Diaz - November 21, 2015|
On November 21, 2015, Ranulfo Ortiz Diaz peacefully passed around surrounded by his family in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 52.
Ranulfo was born on May 27, 1963 in Mexico to his proud parents; Francisco and Carmen Ortiz Diaz.
Ranulfo was a wonderful man whose life was devoted to his family and their happiness. He truly cherished family gatherings, especially being with his 4 grandchildren. Ranulfo also had a passion for growing and nurturing flowers...
|Rafaela Melchor - November 16, 2015|
On Monday, November 16, 2015, Rafaela Melchor peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Santa Cruz. She was 72.
Rafaela was born on October 24, 1943 in Cofradia de Duendes, Tecolotlan Mexico to her proud parents; Elias Cosio and Ramona Espinoza.
Rafaela's life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She cherished being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She also loved to go to casinos, play the lottery and enjoyed...
|Jose Flores Serrano - November 12, 2015|
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, Jose Flores Serrano peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Watsonville. He was 90.
Jose was born on December 5, 1924 in San Pedro Tesistan, Jalisco Mexico to his proud parents; Emiliano and Febronia Flores Serrano.
Jose was a great grandfather who raised his 5 grandkids and great grandkids. He taught his grandkids the values of family, respect, pride, home cooking and tough love and for that we will...
|Lois Ota - November 6, 2015|
On Friday, November 6, Lois Ota passed away in her home following a lengthy battle against cancer at the age of 93.
She was born in Gilroy on June 27, 1922, the third child of seven. She attended elementary school in San Juan Bautista and La Selva Beach, and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1940. There she was active in the Chorale and Scholarship and Spanish Clubs. She worked in farming before and after school as well as attending...
|Rodrigo Retamoza - November 4, 2015|
Rodrigo Retamoza, 84, passed away on November 4, 2015 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Cosala, Sinaloa, December 18, 1930 to Maria Sanchez and Felipe Retamoza.
He was employed for Bud Antle for 20 years and then became self employed marketing Mexican imports. He loved to spend time with his family. His hobbies included fishing, singing, taking trips to casinos, traveling, and taking family cruises.
Rodrigo is survived by his...
|Alicia Martinez - November 2, 2015|
Mrs. Alicia Elena Martinez peacefully passed away at home in the early morning of Monday, November 2, surrounded by her children.
Mrs. Martinez (neé Alicia Elena Galarce Bardi), a resident of Watsonville for the past 44 years, was the widow of Dr. Marco Martinez, and is survived by her children, Marco A. Martinez-Galarce, Alicia Elena Rola, Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce, and stepdaughter Maria de Lourdes Jones, and son-in-law Daniel Rola. Also,...
|Patrick Wall - October 30, 2015|
On October 30, 2015, Patrick Wall unexpectedly passed away surrounded by his family. He was 19.
Patrick was born on July 19, 1996 in Watsonville, CA to his proud parents; Daniel and Lori Wall.
Patrick enjoyed many things about life such as playing video games, listening to music and watching the Oakland Raiders. Most importantly he cherished the time spent with his family and friends. To a loving Son, Brother, Cousin and Friend you will be...
|Joe C. Lopez - October 28, 2015|
Joe C. Lopez passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 28th 2015 in the hospital with his wife, sons and loving family by his side. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday last month.
Joe was born September 2nd, 1935 in the San Fernando Valley in Pacoima California to Eluterio and Pilar Lopez. Moved from there to Delano California and settled into Watsonville at the age of 19 years old.
He started out at Capuro Ranch and next on to...
|Tosh William Ackerman - October 27, 2015|
It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that our beloved Tosh went to be with his Creator on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Tosh was born on a stormy day at Community Hospital of Santa Cruz. All who knew Tosh knew him as a kind and gentle spirit; his transparency, authenticity and honesty about life were infectious.
Tosh graduated from Aptos High School in 2004 and attended Cabrillo College. Tosh is survived by his parents, Bill Ackerman...
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