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|Tadaaki Kato - May 22, 2013|
Tadaaki Kato of Watsonville passed away at home on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.
He was born in Fukuoka, Japan on February 10, 1924. As a young man, he worked for the Japanese railroads as a conductor and also served in the Japanese Military during WWII. He married Akiko Ishida on July 1, 1947, at the age of 24. In 1954, they immigrated to the United States where they settled in San Jose, CA and...
|George Frederick Bloesch - May 20, 2013|
George Frederick Bloesch, 86, a longtime resident of Watsonville and recently of Aptos, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 20th. George was born January 30th, 1927, in Denver, Colorado to Louis John and Grace Marie (Kennedy) Bloesch. He was raised in Drumright, Oklahoma with his sister and brother graduating from High School there in 1945. George entered the Army following graduation and served in the occupation of Japan attaining the...
|Georgia Louann Wheeler - May 17, 2013|
Georgia Wheeler born "Georgia Louann Peppers", Soquel resident passed away peacefully at home May 17th 2013. Georgia was born in Somerville, OK on Sept. 9th 1923. Georgia was a former resident of Moss Landing where she raised a family and attended Harbor Chapel Church. Georgia was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She is survived by her husband and love of her life Mannie Wheeler. Georgia also leaves behind two sons...
|Luis Ramirez Jr. - May 14, 2013|
Luis Ramirez Sr.
A resident of Freedom, CA, Luis was born August 20, 1948 in Texas to Trinidad and Augustina Ramirez.
He was a graduate of Moss Landing School and worked for Watsonville Canning/ Nor Cal Crosetti, and was a driver in the 1987 movie "Lost Boys". He was a member of the Teamster's Local 912. He loved sports, bowling, playing pool, giving family nick names, the San Francisco Giants, 49ers, Warriors. He also enjoyed family and...
|Gary Lynn Tanner - May 14, 2013|
'My heart's broken; if I feel this way my heart must be broken." From The Complete Short Stories, Ernest Hemmingway.
Gary Lynn Tanner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and Captain passed away today. He lived life to the fullest, and extrapolated every bit of goodness and richness he could extract from his time on earth in his fifty-eight years among us. As the Captain and owner of his Fishing Vessel Shadow, he...
|Martina Rangel Flores - May 9, 2013|
Our beloved mother, grandma and great-grandmother Martina Rangel Flores peacefully passed away Thursday May 9th at Dominican Hospital. She was 67 years old. A native of Mexico, Mrs. Rangel lived in Watsonville for over 15 years were she had a prosperous life.
Mrs. Rangel is survived by her 8 daughters, Sofia Cervantes, Martha Ornelas, Maria Ornelas, Cecilia Ornelas, Teresa Ornelas, Imelda Ornelas, Susana and Victoria Ornelas, four sons Jose...
|Mary Margaret Manger - May 5, 2013|
Mary Margaret Manger, 82, passed away Sunday May 5 at her home in Aromas, CA. She was born in Perkins County South Dakota in 1930. She lived in the Dakotas until 1940 when she and her family migrated to Gilroy California. Mary made the central coast her home. She married her husband William (Bill) Jean Manger in 1952. Mary was a nurse for 32 years. She worked with the newborn babies at Watsonville Community Hospital for many years. Mary...
|Eula Morgan Tanner - May 4, 2013|
Eula Morgan Tanner of Watsonville entered into rest May 4, 2013 in North Bend, OR at the age of 94. She was born, April 13, 1919 in Louisiana to James and Dora Morgan.
Survivors include her daughters Gloria Sanders and JoAnn Overturf, sons Ray Tanner, Jim Tanner and Bill Tanner and now deceased Gary Tanner. Also surviving are grandchildren and a sister Ellie Jordan. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Tracy Tanner.
|Mildred J. Zellmer - May 3, 2013|
Mildred J. Zellmer, 96, entered into eternal rest, Friday, May 3, 2013 in Watsonville, CA.
Mildred was born in Barnsdale, OK to Oden and Alice Buchanan. On September 26, 1935 she married Rev. Franklin T. Zellmer in Klamath Falls, OR. Mildred and Franklin moved to Chico, CA in 1940 serving in many churches in the Northern CA Conference of the Free Methodist Church until moving to Watsonville in their retirement in 1985. While living and...
|Ann M. Heim - April 23, 2013|
Ann M. Heim
Ann let go of her battle with cancer in the loving arms of her family on April 23, 2013. She was born in Watsonville on February 19, 1930 to the late Martin and Anna Spikula. Her brother, Vincent Spikula died serving his country at the Battle of the Bulge. Ann graduated from Watsonville Class of 1948. After high school, Ann worked at both Pajaro Valley and Golden State bakeries.
She met and married the love of her life, Jim Heim....
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