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Candelario Preciado

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Candelario Preciado died peacefully surrounded by his family in Salinas on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was 73.
Mr. Preciado was born to Juan Preciado and Juana Ponce in Ameca, Jalisco, Mexico on Feb. 2, 1943. He lived in this community for about 50 years. Before retiring he was a field worker harvesting many of the
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Jennifer Lynn Chappell

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
May 4, 1975, January 10, 2017
Jenny went to her heavenly home surrounded by her loved ones at the Regional Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Jenny was born in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. In Watsonville since 1981, Jenny graduated from Watsonville High School in 1993. She worked for Gray's Hallmark, The Register-Pajaronian, SC Co HeadStart and Granite Construction. She is
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Hazel Franotovich

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Hazel Franotovich died after long-term struggles with ill health. She was 92. Her last hours were spent with her children, Nancie, Maureen, Katie and Michael (son-in-law).
She was born in Salinas and grew up in San Jose and Los Angeles. After marriage, she lived in the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Cruz and Watsonville (for 30 years).
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Karen Kiyoko Sakae

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Karen Kiyoko Sakae, age 87, of Los Gatos entered into rest Jan. 3, 2017. Daughter of Koma and Yasuki Shinke; preceded in death by her husband, Harry Kaname Sakae, parents: Koma and Yasuki Shinke, sisters: Fumiye Morioka and Miyori Shinke. She is survived by her loving children: Carol (Russ) Hirano, Kim (Paul) Tao, Shelley (Kent) Nishioka, and Kent (Judy) Sakae.
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Frances Ortiz

Posted: Monday, Jan 9th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Frances Ann Ortiz died at home on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. She was 56.
"Nani" as she preferred to be called, was born Frances Ann Tavera on June 26, 1960 in Beeville, Texas to Juan and Maria Tavera. 
Mrs. Ortiz was a licensed cosmetologist and worked at the Watsonville Post Office for many years. Known
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Hazel Franotovich

Posted: Monday, Jan 9th, 2017
Although greatly saddened, we are at peace with Mom's death, which ended her long-term struggles with ill health. Her last hours were spent with her children- Nancie, Maureen, Katie and Michael (son-in-law).
Hazel Franotovich was born in Salinas to Rose and Alexander, who immigrated from Russia. She grew up in San Jose and Los Angeles. After marriage, she lived in
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Frances Ann Ortiz

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Frances Ann Ortiz passed away at home on January 3, 2017. "Nani" as she preferred to be called, was born Frances Ann Tavera on June 26, 1960 in Beeville, Texas. 
Frances was the daughter of Juan and Maria Tavera She is survived by her husband Joe Ortiz; her three sons: Richard De la Paz, Joel Ortiz, and Justin Paul Ortiz;
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Virginia Ray Wayland

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Virginia Ray Wayland R.N. died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home in Watsonville. She was born in San Jose, California in 1916.
Virginia leaves her niece, Susan Merrill; nephew, Warren Wayland and his wife, Margie; five great nieces; seven great, great nieces and five great, great nephews. She also leaves her friend and caregiver, Linda Silveira. She was
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Jean Choate Weaver

Posted: Friday, Jan 6th, 2017
Born Nov 2, 1936, Dec 24, 2016
Jean passed away peacefully with her family at her side.
Jean was born and raised in Montana. After graduation from college she moved to Sacramento CA. where she met and married Jack. They moved to Aptos, where she has lived for the last 52 years.
Jean loved spending time
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John Black

Modified: Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017
John Black, longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, passed away after a prolonged illness in Roseville, CA on September 18, 2016. He was born September 30, 1936, in Hampstead, England to Isabella Gill and Adam Black. They lived in London during the bombing raids of World War II. In 1953, the family moved to Sioux City, IA where John and
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Betty Arao

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Betty Y. Arao died at home on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. She was 93.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tetsuo "Ted;" sisters, Helen Breault, Carmen Nishimoto, Ethel Wada; brothers Henry and Charles Suzuki. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Kobayashi (Myron); son, David Arao (Helen); one granddaughter and one great-grandaughter.
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Mike Novie Bulaich

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
January 7, 1936--December 16, 2016
Mike Novie Bulaich passed away suddenly in his Santa Cruz home on December 16, 2016 at the age of 80. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Milan Bulaich and Vukosava (Ilich) Bulaich. 
He was born Novica Milan Bulaich on January 7, 1936 in Grahovo, Montenegro. At the age of 3, he migrated with his parents
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Danny Earl Johnson

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
Danny Earl Johnson, 69, passed away peacefully December 19, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth, two children: Tim Johnson and Melissa (Mike) Romero. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Brittany, Daniel, and Kayla Romero, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Danny was a veteran of
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