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|Elton L. Riley - September 1, 2015|
On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elton Riley peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 81.
Elton was born on October 21, 1933 in Oklahoma to his proud parents; Harvey and Mary Riley.
Elton worked for Union Ice for 40 joyful years. He loved animals, camping, fishing and listening to country music. Elton cherished spending time with his family and grandchildren, who truly meant the world to him. To a lovingly Husband...
|Jeanette Bishop - August 25, 2015|
On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Jeanette Bishop peacefully passed away surrounded by her family in Watsonville. She was 89.
Jeanette was born on January 18, 1926 in Roe, Arkansas to her proud parents; Loyd and Alice Jackson.
Jeanette was a woman of many wonder traits. She was a proud member of the Freedom Children Center where she was a head teacher. Jeanette's life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She enjoyed watching her son-in...
|Marianne Leonardich Rider - August 20, 2015|
Marianne passed peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday evening. She lived a wonderful 65 years, growing up and raising her family in Watsonville, California. To know Marianne was to love her. She made instant friends wherever she went, starting conversations that could last for hours. Her family brought her most joy, having unconditional love that was unmeasureable for her husband George and her children Lori and Michael. Just...
|Rosemary Moran - August 19, 2015|
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Rosemary Moran peacefully passed away at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 90 years old.
She was born on April 2, 1925 in Henniepin, Minnesota to her proud parents.
When Rosemary was 13, her sister Jane and parents left Minnesota and traveled west and settled in San Francisco, CA, where she met and married her beloved husband of 52 years, Thomas Moran.
Thomas worked as a conductor for South Pacific Rail...
|Ernie Vasquez - August 19, 2015|
Ernie Vasquez died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home in Salinas on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Mr. Vasquez enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and yard sales to find objects to refurbish and personalize. He was an avid 49er fan. He also enjoyed playing dominos with his wife, family reunion barbecues, and spending time with his children.
Mr. Vasquez, a native of Watsonville, is survived by his wife, Diana; sons,...
|Martha Alicia Galan - August 15, 2015|
On Saturday, August 15, 2015 Martha Alicia Galan peacefully passed away in Pacoima, California. She was 54.
Alicia was born on December 15, 1960 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico to her proud parents; Andres and Felicitas Ramirez Romero.
Alicia was a woman of many wonderful traits. She was outgoing, loving, caring and always enjoyed being social with others. Most importantly her life was devoted to her family and their happiness. Alicia...
|Joan E. Thompson - August 2, 2015|
Joan E. Thompson, 83, a native of Corralitos and longtime resident of Watsonville, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Walnut Creek, CA, after a short illness. Joan was born in Santa Cruz County on October 9, 1931. She lived in Watsonville until 2005 and resided in Walnut Creek for the last 10 years.
Joan was married to the love of her life, Douglas P. Thompson, on June 6, 1954. They shared almost all of their 46 years of marriage in the...
|Alicia F. Fernandez - August 1, 2015|
On Saturday, August 1, 2015 Alicia F. Fernandez peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 79.
Alicia was born on September 16, 1935 in Gomez Farias, Michoacán Mexico to her proud parents, Antonio Fernandez Valdez and Natalia Fernandez Gomez.
She loved to keep a clean house and cook for her family. Alicia's life was devoted to her family and their happiness. She enjoyed spending time with them...
|Jay L. Curtis - July 30, 2015|
On Thursday, July 30th Jay L. Curtis, 61, passed away at Watsonville Community Hospital of liver failure.
Jay was born on June 23, 1954 in San Francisco, CA to Walter M. Curtis and Bette A. Curtis.
Jay worked at his father's Unocal 76 station in his early 20's in Watsonville. He then worked for Pajaro Valley Preventions and Community Solutions in Santa Cruz. He obtained a degree from Bethany College and became a substance Abuse Counselor for...
|Robert Wayne Cloukey - July 29, 2015|
On July 29, 2015 we said goodbye to Robert "Wayne" Cloukey . Born November 6, 1946 in Athol Massachusetts. He graduated from Samuel Ayer High School in Fremont CA where he wrestled and played football before joining the service.
Wayne was very proud to serve his country in the US Navy as a Seabee. He did two tours in Vietnam where he was known as "Red".
After his time in the service he went to work for Lockheed Martin where he started as...
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