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Gabriel Almond

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
SALINAS -- Gabriel Rafael Almond died suddenly in Salinas on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was 26.
Mr. Almond was born on April 17, 1990. As a "special needs adult," he lived half his life in a residential care home in Salinas. He enjoyed a variety of activities and group outings in the community. Camping, swimming and classical
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Richard (Rick) Kaufman

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
NAPA -- Richard (Rick) Kaufman, who lived in the Pajaro Valley for 40 years, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 in Napa of multiple ailments. He was 70.
Born in Denver on Sept. 5, 1946, Mr. Kaufman grew up in Southern California. He moved to the Pajaro Valley in the early ‘70s after serving with the Army in Vietnam.
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Elpidio Magaña

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Elpidio Magaña died peacefully surrounded by his family at a local nursing home on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was 87.
Mr. Magaña was born to Pablo Magaña and Rosa Castillo in Gomez Farias, Michoacán, Mexico on May 5, 1929. He was a resident of this community for 50 years. As a young man in Mexico
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Gerald Marquez Sr.

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
MODESTO -- Gerald Patrick Marquez Sr. died peacefully surrounded by his family in Modesto on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was 64.
Anyone who knew Mr. Marquez would know he enjoyed riding his bike and recycling. He was not one to stay in one place, as his favorite pastime was his travels with his wife. He was always
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Roy Valdez

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
FRESNO -- Roy Valdez of Fresno died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. He was 50.
Mr. Valdez was born on Oct. 20, 1966 in Watsonville to Benjamin and Margaret Valdez. He attended Gambetta Elementary school in Castroville, and El Camino High in Prunedale. He loved to work on cars, bikes and stereos. He liked to help family
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Linda Marie Minugh

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
Oct. 26, 1932 to March 9, 2017
A very special person, Linda, was born in Berkeley, California on October 26, 1932, daughter of Ferd and Buena Wieder. Linda leaves behind her husband and soul mate William Minugh; daughter Brenda Dixon; daughter Anne Marie Shaw (& son-in-law Chris Shaw); son Lance Minugh son Billy Minugh (& daughter-in-law Leila); son John
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Nancy Thomas

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
Last month, Nancy Thomas passed away after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born out of the Great Depression, she was a wise and caring person with a spirit of adventure. The second child of four to Robert Rex Thomas and Bonita England, Nancy's life began in Denver, CO on February 20, 1936. Nancy and her family moved
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Francisco ‘Ruben’ Lara

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
  WATSONVILLE -- Francisco "Ruben" J. Lara died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was 68.
  Mr. Lara was born on Dec. 14, 1948 to Victoria Lara. He loved spending time with his family, going to the flea market and golfing with his grandchildren. His most prized possession was his 1948 Cadillac. He was
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Celeste Melo

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Celeste da Gloria Melo died peacefully surrounded by her family in Watsonville on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was 83.
Mrs. Melo was born on Dec. 19, 1933 in São Mateus Terceira Acores.
She was a woman of many wonderful traits. She moved to Watsonville in 1985. She loved to crochet and enjoyed her ice
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Ermelinda Pimentel

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Ermelinda T. Pimentel died at a local rest home on Sunday, March 19, 2017.  She was 87. 
A native of the Azore Islands, she immigrated to the Pajaro Valley in 1981.  Mrs. Pimentel was a homemaker and member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. She also belonged to the I.S.T.W.
Mrs. Pimentel
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Anton P. Car

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
October 4, 1930~March 9, 2017
Anton P. Car passed away in Watsonville, California at Valley Convalescent Hospital on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was 86.
Anton was born in Oakland, California to Peter and Ivana Car and attended Oakland High School. He moved to Watsonville in 1954. Mr. Car worked as a car salesman for Portola Motors and many other
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Francisco ‘Ruben’ Lara

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Francisco "Ruben" J. Lara died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was 68.
Mr. Lara was born on Dec. 14, 1948 to Victoria Lara. He loved spending time with his family, going to the flea market and golfing with his grandchildren. His most prized possession was his 1948 Cadillac.
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Anton Car

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Anton P. Car died at Valley Convalescent Hospital on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was 86.
Mr. Car was born in Oakland to Peter and Ivana Car and attended Oakland High School. He moved to Watsonville in 1954. Mr. Car worked as a car salesman for Portola Motors and many other car lots in this area
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Albert Korba

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Albert Carl Korba died at home Monday, March 13, 2017. He was 81.
Mr. Korba was born on Nov. 22, 1935 in Indiana and made his way to Watsonville still a young man and lived here since. He was active in the community, a generous man who loved animals. He retired from Green Giant, then went
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Jessie Hernandez Yniguez

Modified: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
"Lucille Ball"
January 16, 1938, March 11, 2017
Jessie Hernandez Yniguez, a resident of Dos Palos, CA passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her residence in Dos Palos. She was 79.
She was born January 16, 1938 in Santa Maria, CA the daughter of Pedro and Jovita (Torres) Hernandez.
Jessie married Guadalupe Yniguez on November 15, 1955. She
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J Asunción Vega Heredia

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
Mr. J Asunción Vega Heredia passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Watsonville, CA in the presence of his family at home.
Mr. Vega was born on April 2, 1941 in Purépero de Echáiz, Michoacán, México to Maria Heredia and Lúcio Vega. As a young boy and teen, he herded sheep and cattle alongside his brothers. At
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Carmen Ponce Gaytan

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Carmen Ponce Gaytan died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was 48.
She was a kind person who loved to help, friends and family. She enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Alejandra Gonzalez, Alicia Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez and Juan Gonzalez; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be
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Vilma Pineda

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Vilma B. Pineda died surrounded by her family at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was 53.
  Mrs. Pineda was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines and immigrated to the United States on Dec. 31, 1989, just in time to celebrate the New Year. She was a caring person who devoted herself to being
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J Asuncion Vega

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- J Asuncion Vega died peacefully surrounded by his family in Watsonville on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was 75.
He was born on April 2, 1941 in Purépero de Echáiz, Michoacán, Mexico. Mr. Vega was an active member of Assumption Church and active voter. He was a storyteller, former laborer, cannery employee, manufacturer of pools, boats and
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Mae Westfall

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Mae Katherine Westfall died peacefully in her Watsonville home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was 100.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1916 on an apple farm in Watsonville. She started school at a young age, and graduated high school at the age of 16. While her family moved to Salinas briefly, she spent the
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Jose Guadalupe Rocha

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Jose Guadalupe Rocha died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was 95. 
  Mr. Rocha was born on May 3, 1921, to Guadalupe Rocha and Ramona Fernandez, in Gomez Farias, Michoacan, Mexico. He married Ana Maria Montanez, and started a family, having eight children. In 1962 they migrated to Watsonville, where he worked in the
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Moises Rodriguez Jr.

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
WATSONVILLE -- Moises C. Rodriguez Jr. died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was 61.
Born on April 8, 1955 in Santa Cruz to the Moises L. and Aurora C. Rodriguez, Mr. Rodriguez graduated from Fowler High School in Fresno. He was also a Boy Scout Honor in Fresno. He worked for
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