Jean F. Foster
Services will be Wednesday for Jean F. Foster, who died Sunday at Valley Convalescent Hospital in Watsonville. She was 96.
Mrs. Foster was born and raised in Santa Cruz.
She lived in Monterey County after she married Anthony Foster in 1927. The family moved to Watsonville in 1948.
A homemaker, Mrs. Foster enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens.
She fed the homeless who came to her house, if they were willing to help weed the garden.
She also took in stray cats and dogs.
Mrs. Foster is survived by sons Anthony Foster of Watsonville, Robert Foster of Chula Vista, Charles Foster of Salinas and Gary Foster of Soquel; daughter Pat Brewer of Salinas; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband and an infant son, Milton Foster, died before her.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at Valley Catholic Cemetery, next to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 2401 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
April 22, 2003
Alicia M. Lindsay
Services will be private for Alicia M. Lindsay, who died Sunday in Santa Cruz.
A 53-year Santa Cruz County resident, Mrs. Lindsay and her family came from San Francisco in 1950 when she and her husband, Victor, entered into the first of several business ventures. They purchased Macís Aptos Inn, a bar and restaurant, which had been a one-time Victorian hotel across from the Bay View Hotel.
After living three years in Aptos, they purchased a large parcel on Old Highway 1, later Soquel Drive, near Thurber Lane. They raised and sold chickens, eggs and produce at a time when family-owned poultry ranches were the foundation of the Mid-County rural economy.
In 1956, Mrs. Lindsay and her husband founded Vicís Building Supplies, a retail lumber and hardware business. After retiring 10 years later, they continued to be active in real estate.
Born Alicia M. Martorella, Mrs. Lindsay was the youngest of seven children born to Italian immigrants in San Franciscoís Mission District. She graduated from Balboa High School, becoming the first in her family to complete high school.
She went on to graduate from Elliot Fisher Business School where she learned to operate one of the most advanced accounting machines of its day. She then entered the San Francisco business world as a bookkeeper, working for Joseph Magnin Co., The Emporium and later for Podesta Balodocci florists on Grant Street.
It was there where she met her first husband, Victor F. Lindsay, a young sailor who was visiting his cousin in the floristís business office. Two weeks later, they were married. The marriage would last 35 years until Mr. Lindsayís death in 1978.
Mrs. Lindsay later married Richard G. Locatelli, with whom she resided in Soquel. They were active in the Marconi Club and Italian Catholic Federation. She volunteered for Grey Bears for many years and had been named volunteer of the year. She also volunteered for the Dominican Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and St. Vincent de Paul.
She will be remembered as a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend and as an astute businesswoman, said family members.
She is survived by her husband, Richard G. Locatelli; two sons, Victor E. Lindsay of Thousand Oaks; and John L. Lindsay of Soquel; four grandchildren, Matthew Lindsay of Philadelphia, Jason Lindsay of Boulder Creek, Alicia Williams and Rena Lindsay, both of Bellevue, Wash.; one great-grandchild and a niece and nephew. She also leaves many friends at Sunshine Villa Assisted Care and numerous young men and women who knew her as "Nona."
At her request, there will be no services. A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Cremation will be private, followed by inurnment at the IOOF Mausoleum, Ocean Street extension, Santa Cruz.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
Contributions in her name are preferred to the Sunshine Villa Employees Fund, 80 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
April 22, 2003
No services will be held for Enrico Re, who died Sunday in his Santa Cruz home. He was 92.
A native of Biasca, Switzerland, he came to the United States in 1939. Though Swiss, Biasca was just 30 miles from the Italian border and Mr. Re tended to mix Italian with his English in later years.
He had lived in Santa Cruz County for 62 years. He worked as a farmer and woodcutter, working at Walti Shilling for many years. He enjoyed gardening, playing bocci ball with his friends and hunting for wild mushrooms.
In his Santa Cruz home, he had built a mushroom-drying rack over his wood stove. In 1988, according to a Sentinel article, Mr. Re ended up with 20 pounds of dried mushrooms, made from 200 pounds of fresh mushrooms.
He is survived by son Claudio Re of Carson City, Nev.; daughter Martina Cummings of Santa Cruz; sister Cesarina Re Roberti of Biasca, Switzerland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His wife of 62 years, Iside Re, died in 1998; son Leno Re died in 1978.
No services are planned. Contributions are preferred to Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.
Arrangements are by Oakwood Memorial Chapel, Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
April 23, 2003
Elbert D. Guilbert
Services will be Sunday for Elbert D. Guilbert, who died April 12 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 91.
A native of San Jose, Mr. Guilbert attended Stanford University before moving to Felton with wife Lena Alice Guilbert in 1963. Before moving, the couple shared a love of music. Mrs. Guilbert was a pianist and organist and Mr. Guilbert was a lead tenor, both with the San Jose Municipal Chorus. In Felton, both were active in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Santa Cruz.
He was president of the Service Electric Supply Co. in San Jose. Mr. Guilbert was also an avid traveler and enthusiastic rock collector. He traveled widely in Mexico and studied and photographed many Aztec and Mayan archaeological sites.
He is survived by daughter Mary Lee G. Henry of Felton; four grandchildren; one niece and three nephews; and three great-grandchildren.
His wife of 50 years, Lena A. Guilbert, and two brothers died before him.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of the Community of Christ Church, 990 Meridian Road, San Jose.
Contributions are preferred to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimerís Fund.
Arrangements are by the Paradise Chapel Funeral Home, Phoenix, Az.
April 23, 2003
Services will be Friday for Jose Martinez, who died Monday in Santa Cruz. He was 74.
A native of El Paso, Mr. Martinez was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1961, retiring as a sergeant. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
He worked as a security guard in Santa Cruz for several years. He enjoyed reading, especially Western novels. He also loved fishing with his buddies.
He is survived by wife Maria Martinez of Santa Cruz; daughters Cynthia Duran and Catherine Martinez, both of Santa Cruz; sons Joe Martinez Jr. of Windsor, Colo., and Michael Martinez of Aptos; brother Albert Martinez of San Francisco; 11 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Santa Cruz Memorial Park Garden of Honor, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz. Services will be officiated by pastor Barney Wiget of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. The Marine Corps will bestow military honors.
Arrangements are by Oakwood Memorial Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
April 23, 2003
Peter Van Veldhuizen
Services will be Saturday for Peter Van Veldhuizen, who died Monday in Aptos. He was 84.
Mr. Van Veldhuizen was born in Inwood, Iowa, and moved to Southern California in 1923. He lived in Aptos since 1960.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Europe and was later a member of the Aptos chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He worked as a general contractor in Aptos for 35 years. He was an active member of Grey Bears and sat on their board of directors. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and going to the Watsonville Speedway on Friday evenings.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Charleen Van Veldhuizen of Aptos; daughters Shirley Miller of Aptos, Karen Simpson of Troon, Scotland, and Denise Robertson of Capitola; son Terry Van Veldhuizen of Watsonville; stepsons William Beckwith of Watsonville and Robert Beckwith of Santa Cruz; brothers Albert Van Veldhuizen of Lodi and Marion Van Veldhuizen of Sonora, 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Memorial Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
April 23, 2003
Services will be Thursday for Annie Olguin, who died Monday in her Santa Cruz home. She was 93.
A native of New Mexico, Mrs. Olguin lived in Watsonville for 34 years before moving to Santa Cruz in 1989. During her years in Watsonville, she attended St. Patrickís Church. She enjoyed sewing and caring for children.
She is survived by son William Olguin of Hollister, 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 31 great-great grandchildren. She was also very close to daughter-in-law Susan Olguin of Hollister.
Her husband, Beltran Olguin, died in 1962 and her daughter, Mary Chavez, died in 1995.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight at Mehlís Colonial Chapel, 222 East Lake Ave., Watsonville. A rosary and vigil service will be at 7 tonight. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrickís Church, 721 Main St., Watsonville, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Mehlís Colonial Chapel, 222 East Lake Ave., Watsonville.
April 23, 2003