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Pedro "Pete" Elizalde

July 18, 1937 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Pedro “Pete” Elizalde, born in Texas on July 18, 1937, to parents Gregorio Elizalde and Cruz Rivera, died on July 19, 2022. He was 85.

Pedro was a generous, hard-working family man. He worked at Castroville Cold Storage for over 25 years, retiring at age 62. He was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, an avid bingo player and if you sat at his table, he would challenge you to a game of conquian. Pedro loved fishing and the great outdoors, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife and taking long drives together.

Pedro was a devout Catholic and the type of man who was everyone’s friend, He spent his free time helping his family and many friends, and would always greet you with a handshake or a hug.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Guadalupe Elizalde, his children; Pedro “Peter”, Jr. (Angie Padilla), Fernando, Raymond, and Manuel (Stephanie) Elizalde, and his siblings; Maria Luisa (Armando) Segura, Daniel (Lydia), Agapito (Maria), Gregorio, Jr. (Maria), and David (Kathy) Elizade. He also leaves behind grandchildren; Tabitha Didrickson, Fernando, Jr., Danielle, Zackariah, Peter, Sophia, and Adrian Elizalde, as well as great-grandchildren; Alani, Isaac, Alexis, Ilyzah, Zanniya, Zackariah, Jr., Ilyanna, and Dakota Elizalde.

Viewing and rosary will be held on July 31st from 5-9pm at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel (222 E. Lake Avenue) with rosary starting at 8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church (2445 E. Lake Avenue) beginning at 10 am with burial immediately following mass at Valley Public Cemetery. All events in Watsonville.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
July 31, 2022

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
222 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
July 31, 2022

8:00 PM
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
222 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Funeral Mass
Monday
August 1, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church (Valley Public Cemetery, East Lake Avenue)

Burial
Monday
August 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Valley Public Cemetery
2445 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076

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