Opal “Dolly” Bobeda was born to James and Levita Bradley on March 13, 1931, in Watsonville. She passed away at her home in Watsonville where she was a lifetime resident surrounded by loved ones after a brief battle with her health on September 6th. She was 90 years old.
Dolly graduated from Watsonville High school in 1949, and in the same year married Peter Bobeda and was happily married to the love of her life for 72 years. Pete and Dolly raised four children and spent their golden years traveling the world.
Dolly was best known for her vibrant and outspoken personality, strong spirit, and passion for arts and crafts. Dolly spent many years as a seamstress at Ida's in the East Lake Village, working alongside her sister-in-law Ida Bobeda. Dolly also worked in the cafeteria at Watsonville High School, and in the Insert Department at the Register-Pajaronian.
Dolly was preceded in death by both parents Jim and Levita, her brother Sonny Bradley, and her late husband Peter Bobeda who passed away in January. Dolly is survived by her children: Christine Merrill, Mike Bobeda, Steve Bobeda, and Mark Bobeda, her Grandchildren: Christopher Merrill, Kimberley Merrill, Rebecca Spencer, Nichole Harvey, Nick Bobeda, Callie Pennine, and Luke Bobeda, and eleven great-grandchildren and many relatives
Viewing will be Monday, September 13, 2021, from 5pm to 8pm with rosary starting at 7pm, at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel 222 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville. Burial will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 12 noon at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park 127 Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville.
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