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Joyce Sumiko Tamashiro - September 16, 2016

Joyce, "Sumi," Tamashiro peacefully passed away on September 16, 2016 after a brief illness. She was comforted and surrounded by loving family members at her bedside. Joyce was born on September 12, 1934 to the late Tokiyemon and Fujino Iwanaga in Cardiff CA. Joyce and her family were incarcerated in the Poston and Tule Lake camps during the war. Once they were released, her entire family lived and traveled throughout the San Joaquin Valley...

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Maria Teresa Rodriguez - September 13, 2016

Maria Teresa Rodriguez died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. She was 69. A native of Mexico City, she lived in Watsonville for 48 years. She spent her early years working in the agricultural industry before becoming a yard duty at Freedom Elementary School. Later she became a full time caregiver. She loved music and dancing, cooking, spending time with family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and was...

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Josephine George - September 12, 2016

Josephine George passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on September 12, 2016. She was 90. Mrs. George was born April 6, 1926, in Watsonville to George and Mary Lusco. She attended local schools and in her younger years worked for the Fox Theater, Coast Counties Canning Company, and then for many years at Watsonville Electric. Mrs. George was married twice. In 1955 she married Victor Bloomquist and later married William (Bud)...

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Maria de Jesus Martinez - September 7, 2016

Maria de Jesus "Chuchita" Martinez, 98, passed away at her home in Watsonville surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. She was born in Quiroga, Michoacan on January 9, 1918 to Diego Servin and Nicacia Barriga. Mrs. Martinez was a devout catholic, a beloved mother, compassionate abuelita, who accepted and loved all those in her life. She is survived by her children, Melanie Martinez, Aurora Martinez, Ramon Martinez (Beatriz),...

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Pierina Pura - September 5, 2016

Pierina Pura passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016 with her devoted only daughter, Bibi Tyner, by her side. Pierina was 106 years old. Pierina was one of four children born to Abino and Candina Foiada in Ticino, Switzerland on December 2, 1909. She married her late husband, Bruno Pura, and had four children together. He immigrated first to the United States with their son, Elio on the Queen Mary. Pierina and their children,...

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Jose Merced Marquez - September 4, 2016

Jose Marquez died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at his son's home in Watsonville. He was 88. A native of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico, he lived in Watsonville for 34 years. Mr. Marquez was a self-employed wholesale merchant for 60 years. He also was a farmer, growing corn, beans and peanuts. Mr. Marquez was a hard-working, humble and honest man. He was very involved at Holy Eucharist Catholic Community. His wish was that his...

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Maybelle Elaine Silva - September 4, 2016

Maybelle Elaine Silva passed away at a local convalescent hospital on Sunday, September 4, 2016. She was 86. Mrs. Silva was born in King City and moved to Aptos 75 years ago. She and her late husband, Ed Silva, owned and operated The Apple Barn and apple orchard on Hames Road for 37 years. She was active with 4-H, loved to go square dancing when she was younger and belonged to the Rockhounds Club. Mrs. Silva was very supportive of her son and...

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Marian Lois Crawford - August 29, 2016

Marian Crawford, a long-time resident of the Watsonville area, died Monday the 29th of August peacefully at her home surrounded by family. at age 82 . She is survived by her life partner of 35 years Gene Waddell and three children Michael Crawford, Amanda Crawford, Shari Crawford of Watsonville 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Saturday September 17th at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park 127...

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Robert Glenn Elliott - August 28, 2016

Robert Glenn Elliott, 93, of Sunset Beach in Watsonville, CA, passed away on August 28th 2016. "Bob" was born in Manteca, CA on October 31, 1922. He married his love, Ann Kennard, on July 15th, 1950. Bob was a veteran of WWII; he served in the Air Force and was stationed in Europe for 4 years. He worked for Bank of America as a loan officer for 20 years and then as a real estate appraiser for First Nationwide Bank for 25 years. He was a...

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Bernadette Carol Faurie - August 24, 2016

Born and raised in Watsonville, Bernadette attended Moreland Notre Dame School before becoming a devoted home maker who loved her family dearly. Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents Nellie and William DeWorken Sr., and brothers David and William DeWorken Jr. She is survived by her children Rhiannon Faurie and Aaron Faurie and sister Dorothy Knauss. Bernadette also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and family...

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