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Francisca Reyes

April 2, 1929 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 89)

Francisca Reyes passed away February 19, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 89. Francisca was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on April 2, 1929 to Bernabe and Martina Diaz. She has lived in Watsonville for 61 years. She was a strawberry share cropper with her husband Lazaro Reyes. She was also a loving mother who adored her children and being with her family. She loved being outdoors, watering her flowers and gardening. Francisca also loved singing and music.

Francisca has left behind a family that will deeply miss her. She is preceded in death by her daughter Epifania Leon. She is survived by her husband Lazaro Reyes, 2 daughters; Maria Chavarria (Max Chavarria); Maria Estela Cornejo (John Cornejo), 3 sons; Albert Reyes (Patty); Lazaro Jr. Reyes (Martha); and Jose Antonio Reyes (Teri), 18 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 5-9pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. Mass will be Thursday February 28, 2019 at 1 pm at Valley Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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