No services are planned for Maude Krone-Fox, who died Nov. 28 at home in San Jose. She was 90.
A native of Indiana, she lived in the Santa Cruz area for 30 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Gene Czemerys of Florence, Ore., Mary Ellen O’Connor of San Jose, and Sarah Lohberger of Milpitas; son Ben Krone of San Bruno; sister Betty Mobley of Watsonville; 13 grandchildren, three nieces; four nephews; and eight great-grandchildren.
Her husband Darrell, sons David and John, and sisters Marguerite Adams, Nellie Heflin and Kathryn Kleiwer died before her.
Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Ind.
December 6, 2002
José M. Alves
Services will be Monday and Tuesday for José "Joe" M. Alves, who died Wednesday at a local convalescent hospital. He was 89.
Mr. Alves was born in Rhode Island and lived in Watsonville for 35 years.
He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and worked as a security guard in the area for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Leontina Alves of Watsonville; and a sister, Maria Alves of Watsonville.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Monday at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
A rosary service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery.
December 6, 2002
Services will be Monday for Carmela Hernandez, who died Wednesday at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 63.
Mrs. Hernandez was born in Hollister and had lived in Watsonville for 38 years.
She worked for Green Giant Co. for 20 years before retiring.
Mrs. Hernandez loved being surrounded by her family and her cats.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gregorio Hernandez of Watsonville; sons Michael and José Hernandez, both of Watsonville; daughter Hermelinda Hernandez of Watsonville; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel, with burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
December 6, 2002
Benvenido ‘Ben’ Bugayong
Services are Monday for Benvenido "Ben" Bugayong, who died Tuesday at his Mt. Madonna home. He was 30.
Mr. Bugayong was born in Germany and had lived in Watsonville since 1978. He worked as a help-desk administrator at Granite Rock and as a systems administrator at Watsonville Community Hospital.
Mr. Bugayong was an active volunteer in the local community and schools. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed recreational and competitive sports.
He is survived by wife Colleen Bugayong, sons Nicholas and Nathaniel Bugayong, and daughter Alexandria Bugayong, all of Watsonville; sister Clarissa Bugayong of Chico; brothers Stephen Bugayong of San Pedro, and Pete and Eddie Bugayong, both of Watsonville; and father Elpidio Bugayong of Watsonville.
His mother, Judith Bugayong, died in February.
Services are at 4 p.m. Monday at Watsonville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 700 S. Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.
Contributions are preferred to the Ben Bugayong Memorial Trust Fund, Bay Federal Bank.
December 7, 2002
Theresa R. Hites
Services will be Saturday for Theresa R. Hites, who died Wednesday at her home in Aptos. She was 51.
Born in Oakland, she grew up in Fremont where she graduated from Irvington High School. She moved to Santa Cruz in 1971.
Her family described her as a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed cooking, crafts and decorating. She loved children and was an advocate for children with special needs. She also had a deep faith in the Lord which she shared with others.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, William Hites of Aptos; three daughters, Sandra Filloti of San Jose, Jennipher Mercer of San Jose, Alisa Hites of Santa Cruz; son David Hites of Aptos; two sisters, Dorothea Jones of Canada and Rochelle Martinez of Fremont; brother David Rodrigues of San Lorenzo; and three grandchildren.
Her father, Frederick Danforth, her mother, Eva Dedrick, and her sister Marilyn Rodrigues, died before her.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel Friday. Burial will be at Soquel Cemetery, Old San Jose Road, Soquel.
December 7, 2002
Barbara Smith Lockhart
Services will be Dec. 15 for Barbara Smith Lockhart, who died Nov. 22 of heart disease in Santa Cruz. She was 88.
Mrs. Lockhart was a third-generation Californian who had lived in La Selva Beach for 25 years. She and her late husband, Reid Lockhart, lived in Los Gatos previously, where they were leaders of numerous civic and charitable organizations.
Mrs. Lockhart attended UC Santa Barbara. A lover of politics and poetry, she received an Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement in poetry from the National Library of Poetry.
She served as director of the La Selva Beach Parks and Recreation District and participated in many community activities.
Mrs. Lockhart was an avid reader who belonged to two book clubs, as well as bridge and mah jong groups. She also served as co-chair of the card section of the La Selva Beach Women’s Club.
Mrs. Lockhart was a dedicated gardener whose Playa Boulevard home always had perennials and heirloom roses blooming. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening.
She is survived by children B. J. Cowie of Baltimore, Md., Jim Lockhart of Watsonville, Linda Marks of Sarasota, Fla., and Kristi Keil of New Haven, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her son, Topper, died in 1963, while exploring the Central African Republic.
Services will be noon Dec. 15 at the La Selva Beach Community Church.
Contributions are preferred to the Barbara Lockhart Memorial Fund, care of La Selva Beach Recreation District, 314 Estrella Ave., La Selva Beach, CA 95076.
December 7, 2002
Grace Iris Herrschaft
A private ceremony is planned for Grace Iris Herrschaft, who died Dec. 2 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. She was 95.
Ms. Herrschaft was a lifelong champion of women’s rights and education.
The Gridley native graduated from San Jose State College, and later pursued post-graduate studies at Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz.
She was a lifetime employee of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and retired as a manager. She co-founded IBEW, Local 1245.
A member of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos, she served as lay counsel for Family Services of Los Gatos. She also was a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, and founded Hutchins-Alder, the University of Michigan Great Books Program of Los Gatos.
After retiring, she traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
She is survived by sister Dolores Murchison of Sacramento, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Benito and Azzaro Pacific Garden Chapel in Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to a favorite charity.
December 8, 2002
Marie Vienna Guidici Tognetti
Services will be Wednesday and Thursday for Marie Vienna Guidici Tognetti, who passed away suddenly on Saturday at Dominican Hospital. She was 72.
Mrs. Tognetti was a Santa Cruz native who graduated from Holy Cross High School and worked many years for Pacific Bell. She retired in 1985.
Mrs. Tognetti was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Besides caring for her family, she enjoyed travel and gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ralph J. Tognetti of Santa Cruz; a son, Ralph Jr. of Monterey; brothers Don Giudici of Santa Cruz and John Giudici of Monterey; one grandson; and numerous nieces and cousins.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, as well as from 6-7 p.m. at the church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery on 7th Avenue after the service.
Contributions are preferred to Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or to Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
December 9, 2002