Jose L. Marquez
Services will be Friday for Jose L. Marquez, who died Monday in an vehicle accident on Highway 156 near San Juan Bautista. He was 44.
Born in Mexico, Mr. Marquez lived in Hollister for the past five months. Before that, he lived in Watsonville. He worked for many years as a warehouse manager for Dreisbach Hilltop Cold Storage in Moss Landing. He and his wife, Gloria, would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in June.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gloria Marquez of Hollister; sons Pablo Marquez, Jose Marquez Jr. and Rodolfo Marquez, all of San Leandro, and Jose Guadalupe Marquez of Hollister; parents Merced and Avila Marquez of Mexico; brothers Arturo, Alfredo and Jorge Marquez of Watsonville, Hugo Marquez of Aromas and Jose de Jesus Marquez of Wisconsin; sisters Mercedes Hernandez of Watsonville, and Teresa Marquez, Maria de la Cruz Marquez and Juana Yvette Marquez, all of Mexico.
A vigil and rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Davis Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville, with a funeral Mass at Church of Assumption, 100 Salinas Road, Watsonville, at 10 a.m. Friday.
May 16, 2002
Services will be Friday for Alfredo Pimentel, who died May 14 at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 77.
Born in the Azores Islands, he lived in Watsonville for 21 years. He worked for 10 years at Pajaro Valley Greenhouses before he retired. He was a member of Valley Catholic Church, the ISTW and the Portuguese Community Center.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ermelinda Pimentel of Watsonville; son Jose Manuel Pimentel of the Azores; daughters Helena Pimentel and Filomena Cunha of the Azores, Maria Pimentel Valencia of Oregon and Margarida Sousa of Watsonville; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at Mehlís Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. A rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Valley Catholic Church, 2401 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, with a Mass of Christian burial celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Burial will be at Valley Cemetery.
May 16, 2002
Elsie Jean Church Mancebo
A memorial gathering will be Saturday for Elsie Jean Church Mancebo, who died April 23 at her home in Carson City, Nev. She was 74.
Born in Charlottesville, Va., she was a well-known landscape and interior designer and antique and estate appraiser.
She lived in the Santa Cruz area, working with clients in the Bay Area, before moving to Carson City, where she was designing a home and landscaping with her husband, John.
While she was living in California, she raised her granddaughter Shana. She also enjoyed boating, fishing and off-road driving.
She is survived by her husband, John Mancebo; son Eddie Church; stepsons John Mancebo Jr., Michael Mancebo, Anthony Mancebo, Scott Mancebo and Ricky Mancebo; stepdaughter Linda Hartshorn; a granddaughter; six stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
The memorial gathering will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse at 444 Whispering Pines Drive. For directions, call 438-0878.
Contributions are preferred to a favorite charity or to hospice.
May 16, 2002
Elizabeth M. Murray
Services will be Saturday for Elizabeth M. Murray, who died Tuesday. She was 93.
Mrs. Murray was born in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Corralitos.
She is survived by her son, Holt Murray of Corralitos.
Services are 11 a.m Saturday at Templeton Cemetery in Templeton.
Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.
May 17, 2002
Dean H. Mayo
Services will be Monday for Dean H. Mayo, who died Tuesday in San Francisco. He was 38.
Mr. Mayo was born in Martinez and spent lots of time in Santa Cruz with his grandmother, Harriet. He enjoyed playing soccer and watching Giants games with his grandmother.
He is survived by mother Susan Mayo of San Francisco; grandmother Harriet MacQuiddy of Santa Cruz; a aunt; an uncle; and several cousins.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Santa Cruz Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred to First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
May 17, 2002
Patricia S. Williams
Services will be Monday for Patricia S. Williams, who died Wednesday at her Santa Cruz home. She was 82.
Mrs. Williams was born in Pasadena. She was raised in Southern California and had lived in Santa Cruz for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Williams graduated from San Jose State University in 1945. She was active in the Omega Nu for many years and enjoyed her round-robin bridge group, in which she played weekly.
Her family described her as a warm and caring person who leaves a large circle of devoted friends.
She is survived by son Robert M. Williams of Santa Cruz; daughter Kay Dobbertin of Redlands; one grandson; and several nieces.
Her husband, Vincent F. Williams, died in 1994.
A Mass of Christian burial is at noon Monday at Holy Cross Church, 126 High St., Santa Cruz. A private cremation will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum.
Contributions are preferred to Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
May 17, 2002
Anita C. Raguro
Services will be Sunday for Anita C. Raguro, who died Wednesday at Dominican Hospital. She was 69.
Mrs. Raguro was born in the Philippines. She had lived in San Rafael before moving to Santa Cruz last year.
Mrs. Raguro is survived by husband David Raguro of Santa Cruz; sons Emmanuel Llado of Santa Cruz and Armando Llado of the Philippines; daughters Marife Espinas of Santa Cruz and Genalyn Lorenzo of the Philippines; and nine grandchildren.
A rosary and vigil is at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in the Philippines.
Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Mehlís.
May 17, 2002
Bruce Paul Johnson
A celebration of life will be Sunday for Bruce Paul Johnson, who died Tuesday in Felton. He was 47.
Born in San Mateo, he was raised in South San Francisco and Hayward and moved to Scotts Valley in 1968.
He had many interests, which included art, drawing, music (especially rock íní roll oldies), the ocean, family pets, nature, driving, camping, fishing, barbecues, working on his truck and getting together with his family.
During the years, he made many friends.
He is survived by his mother, Doretta Johnson of Santa Cruz; brother Craig Johnson of Santa Cruz; sister Pam Johnson of Santa Cruz; six nieces and nephews; two great-nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His father, Donald LeRoy Johnson, died in 1972.
A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 300 Harvey West Blvd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or to Mental Health Resource Center, 300 Harvey West Blvd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Arrangements are by Oakwood Memorial Chapel.
May 17, 2002
Services will be Thursday for Frances Locatelli, who died May 16 in Santa Cruz. She was 64.
A native of Hillsboro, Ore., she moved to California at the age of 8 and had lived in Santa Cruz County since she was 15.
She worked for many years as a nurse and volunteered at Watsonville Community Hospital. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by a son, David Locatelli of Watsonville; two daughters, Lisa Harrel of Santa Cruz and Shiela Locatelli-Wallace of Watsonville; two sisters; four brothers; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Albert, died in 1984.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Memorial Park Crystal Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz. A gathering for friends and family will follow at the family home.
Oakwood Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions are preferred to a favorite charity.
May 18, 2002