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Nicanor Fernandez Fernandez

June 21, 1931 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 87)

Nicanor Fernandez Fernandez passed away on March 11, 2019. He was 87. Nicanor was born on June 21, 1931 in Michoacán, Mexico to Antonio and Natalia Fernandez. At 7 years old, Nicanor was mentored by his father in training horses. He later met his wife Catalina and relocated to Watsonville from Mexico and gave his children the opportunity to become citizens, as well as himself.

Nicanor was a good man who worked hard to always provide for his family. He was a lifelong horse owner and trainer. Nicanor was requested for many years to be the leader and flag holder for Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe. People who knew him, would ask him for guidance in training their horses.  He was a loving, likeable, and a well-known person. He would make friends anywhere he went.

Nicanor was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Catalina Fernandez of 68 years, his sons; Gustavo Fernandez, Conrado Fernandez, Rogelio Fernandez, and Rigoberto Fernandez, his daughters; Leticia Sanchez, Beatriz Fernandez, Carmen Fernandez, Elena Fernandez, and Elvia Fernandez; 1 brother and 2 sisters, and many grand/great-grand/and great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday March 20th from 5-9 pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. Mass will be held at Valley Catholic Church Thursday March 21st at 10 am. Burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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