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Paul William Bachan - June 15, 2017

Paul William "Bill" Bachan died peacefully at home on June 15, 2017. Bill was born at the family ranch in Watsonville on May 8, 1926 to Luke G. and Marie P. Bachan. He attended Watsonville public schools and graduated from Watsonville High in the class of 1944. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II he enrolled at Santa Clara University and received his...

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Luis C. Vazquez - June 15, 2017

Luis C. Vazquez passed away at a local convalescent center on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was 59. Mr. Vazquez was born in Tlacuitapan, Jalisco, Mexico to Luis and Fernanda Vazquez, however moved to this area when he was 15. He worked in the fields and eventually worked at Martinelli's for many years as a machine operator. Mr. Vazquez loved to spend time with his family, especially, his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing numerous...

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Lucille E. Beers - June 13, 2017

Lucille E. Beers passed peacefully June 13, 2017, at her home in Watsonville with family she loved by her side. She was 97. She was born in Plymouth, California, to Louis and Lucy Derania Bokariza. The family moved to Watsonville in 1930, and Lucille graduated from Watsonville High School in 1937. During World War II, Lucille worked at Camp McQuaide in Watsonville. After working for a brief time for a local certified public accountant,...

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Marina Jauregui - June 11, 2017

Marina Jauregui passed away at a local convalescent hospital on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was 73. Ms. Jauregui was a kind and charitable woman with an amazing sense of humor who was always happy. Family was important to her and she always made a point to stay in contact with everyone. Ms. Jauregui loved her animals who were like her children. Her adventurous free spirit will be missed. Ms. Jauregui is survived by her longtime partner and...

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Judith Dover Wales - June 10, 2017

Born Judith Ann Ogle in Vancouver, Washington to Margaret and Hal Ogle, Judy passed away June 10th in Santa Cruz. Judy moved with her family to Santa Cruz in 1964, graduating from Soquel High in 1966. She attended Cabrillo College and then spent the next thirty years as a Registered Nurse, specializing in pediatrics. In 1999 she met Jim Wales and the two married in 2006 at Lighthouse Point. Judy enjoyed spending time with family, attending...

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Charles Henry Shallenberger - June 6, 2017

Charles Henry Shallenberger, age 80 passed away peacefully at his home in Freedom, CA surrounded by his family. Born in Connellsville, PA to Carl and Mildred Shallenberger. After his education in Pennsylvania, Charles enlisted in the US Army which eventually brought him to California. While in the service, he met and married Gloria Ruiz -Gonzalez and made their home in Watsonville. Having held various jobs throughout his lifetime with...

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Mary Rose Lachica Tana - June 1, 2017

Mary Rose Lachica Tana, 48, passed away peacefully in her Watsonville home on June 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Rose was born in Linabuan Norte, Aklan, Philippines, on March 6, 1969 to Sulfredo and Agnes Lachica; the younger sister to Frances and Fred Lachica. As a child, she always dreamt of becoming a nurse as she carried a bag of medicine around the family farm, and enjoyed caring for others. Mary Rose then graduated with...

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Victoria Fregoso - May 28, 2017

In loving memory of our beloved Victoria Fregoso who passed away at Watsonville Community Hospital surrounded by her family on May 28, 2017. She was 86. Victoria Fregoso was born to Pedro Aguallo and Maria Del Pilar Ruiz in Jalisco, Mexico. She moved to the U.S. with her husband and formed a family of four sons and one daughter in Las Lomas. She was full of love and kindness and was a great mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved going to...

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Maria Navarro - May 26, 2017

Maria de Los Angeles Navarro passed away at Dominican Hospital surrounded by her loving family on May 26, 2017. She was 65. Mrs. Navarro was born to Ignacio Diaz and Timotea Cervantes in Jalisco, Mexico. She has been a resident of this community for 43 years. She was an excellent home maker, always cooking and baking for her family. Mrs. Navarro also liked to sing, knit, watch novelas (soap operas) and play loteria (picture bingo). But most of...

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Pedro G. Espejo - May 25, 2017

Pedro G. Espejo died May 25, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in Freedom. He was 94. A native of Mexico, he has lived in the Watsonville area since 1961. He worked as a butcher for 30 years, at both the Happy Burro Market and Pajaro Food Center. Mr. Espejo was a member of Church of the Assumption. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Espejo leaves his wife of 51 years, Carmen, sons, Pedro (Delia) and...

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