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CALIFORNIA - San Benito Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries (2001) - 14

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 18 May 2008, at 10:38 p.m.

Ruth E. Cardoza
Ruth Cardoza, a former Hollister resident, died April 2, 2001. She was 80.
Mrs. Cardoza was born in Fresno and resided in Hollister for most of her life. She lived the last four years in Green Valley, Ariz.
Mrs. Cardoza is survived by her son Anthony Cardoza of Redding, daughter Nancy Vineyard of Sahuarita, Ariz., daughter Cathy Giattino of Green Valley, Ariz., seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother Richard Miranda of Hollister, sister Delores Tufts of Santa Cruz, sister Beatrice Gill of Albuquerque, N.M. and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cardoza was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Cardoza.
A memorial Mass was celebrated April 10, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Private internment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Juan Manuel Lizarraga
Juan Lizarraga, a Hollister resident, died April 2. He was 43.
Mr. Lizarraga was born in Sinaloa, Mexico and came to San Benito 25 years ago. Mr. Lizarraga worked for Tri Valley Growers and Ferry Morse Seed Co. He and his wife, Margarita were married in 1979 in Hollister and he was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #890.
Mr. Lizarraga is survived by his wife Margarita Lizarraga of Hollister, brother Tomas Lizarraga of Mexico, brother Ramon Lizarraga of Mexico, brother Rafael Lizarraga of Mexico, sister Frances Gutierrez of Hollister, sister Priciliana Covarrubias of Hollister.
A memorial services will be held on April 14 at 5 p.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.
Arrangements and cremation are though Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home and Gavilan Hills Crematory.

Peter Franklin Troia
Peter Franklin Troia, an Army veteran and avid hunter, died April 11 at home after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
Mr. Troia served with the National Guard and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. He loved hunting for ducks and deer, trout and salmon fishing and competitive skeet shooting. H was a production supervisor in the sheet metal industry for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years Angelica "Angie" Troia, daughter Tina Chahanovich of Florida, son Vincent Troia of Hollister, son John Troia of San Francisco, mother Betty Troia of Ukiah, eight grandchildren, two brothers and one sister and several nieces and nephews.
The service will be April 16 at noon at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home followed by interment at San Joaquin National Cemetery with military honors at 2 p.m. Visitation is Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. until service time.
Donations are preferred to the cancer society care of the mortuary chapel.

Felicitas Alvarez
Felicitas Alvarez, a Hollister resident, died March 28.
Mrs. Alvarez was born in Durango, Mexico and came to San Benito in 1944. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Alvarez enjoyed traveling to Reno on the Senior Bus Tours. She was employed as a farm and cannery worker, including Churchill Nut Co. and San Benito Foods, where she spent 40 years.
Mrs. Alvarez is survived by her husband Mariano Alvarez of Hollister, daughter Mary Gonzales of Hollister, son David Holquin of Martinez, daughter Annie Dominguez of Hollister, son Richard Holquin of Hollister, son Charlie Alvarez of Hollister, daughter Margie Alvarez of Hollister, son Larry Alvarez of Hollister, brother Manuel Chavez of Hollister, step-brother Rudolph Rodriguez of Roseville, 15 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Alvarez was preceded in death in death by her daughter Alice "Leacha" Alvarez, who died in 1984.
The rosary was held Sunday evening at and the funeral was Monday at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, with mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial and graveside services were at the Calvary Cemetery.

Dorothy Elizabeth George Holkesvick
Dorothy Holkesvick, a Hollister resident and Red Cross volunteer, died March 30, 2001. She was 84.
Mrs. Holkesvick was born in Chicago and came to San Benito in 1976. She lived in San Juan Bautista for 27 years. She helped process blood at Red Cross blood banks and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hollister, the Grandmotherís Club of Hollister, the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary, the Womenís Club of Hollister, the Red Cross Auxiliary and the San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary. Mrs. Holkesvick served for three years in the WAC during World War II. Mrs. Holkesvick and her husband owned a very successful business in Fullerton. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing the piano and nurturing her familyís love of music.
Mrs. Holkesvick is survived by her daughter Holly Joanne Wood of Hollister, daughter Vivian Ruth Cochneuer of Bakersfield, son Dr. Reid Edgar Holkesvick, granddaughter Mindy Blythe Andrews of Glendale, many grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Holkesvick was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Edgar Holkesvick.
Interment was Wednesday at San Juan Bautista District Cemetery. Donations may be made to the San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary c/o the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home mortuary chapel.

James Jaime
James Jaime, a WWII veteran, died March 31. He was 82.
Mr. Jaime was born in Lemoore and spent most of his life in Hollister. He spent the last five years in San Jose so he could be near his son David and his wife Beverly. He worked for many years for Tri Valley Growers and the companies that preceded Tri Valley Growers. He was a member of Abundant Life Foursquare Church in Hollister and Cathedral of Faith in San Jose. He had served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 890.
Mr. Jaime is survived by his son David Jaime of San Jose, daughter Henrietta Jamie of San Jose, daughter Pauline Buncie of Latrobe, PA, daughter Cecilia Jamie of San Jose, daughter Christine Perry of Hollister, son Daniel Jamie of Mechanicsburg, PA, sister Dolores Alvarez of Hollister, sister Eloise Gomez of Sunnyvale, brother Angelo Jamie of Hollister, nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Marceline "Marty" Jaime who died in 1994, son Greg Jamie, brother Ralph Jamie, brother Vincent Jamie, sister Margaret Burris and sister Gladyís Quintero.
A memorial service will today at 10 a.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Rev. Bob Rufener of Abundant Life Foursquare Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at the IOOF Cemetery.
Donations are preferred to Reaching Out Food Distribution Program, c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.

Raymond Eugene Morrissey
Raymond Morrissey, a Navy veteran, died April 3. He was 67.
Mr. Morrissey was a longtime resident of San Benito County and his friends and family knew him as "Handsome Ray." Mr. Morrissey was born in New Rochelle, New York and was raised in Tucson, Ariz.
He was an alumnus of University of Arizona, where he met and married Linda, his wife of more than 40 years. Mr. Morrissey was honorably discharged from the Navy and continued a long career in Aerospace Quality Assurance. He was an avid U of A Wildcat and LA Dodger fan and lived to tell colorful stories and jokes. He was an active member of the Republican Party and thoroughly enjoyed lively debates. He attended numerous Republican functions including the National Convention and Presidential Inauguration. He was also a member of the Cattlemanís Association and Friends of Rodeo.
Mr. Morrissey is survived by his wife Linda Morrissey of Hollister, daughter Jeannie Glass of Hollister, daughter Melinda Perez of Hollister, two granddaughters, brother Jim Morrissey of Southern California, brother Ed Morrissey of Southern California, sister Elizabeth "Betty" Monroe of Southern California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mr. Morrissey life Friday at 11 a.m. at Black-Cooper-Sanderís and a reception immediately following at his home.
Memorials are preferred to Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

John Anthony Pitre
John Anthony Pitre, a WWII veteran, died March 31. He was 79.
Mr. Pitre was born in Boston and graduated from Santa Clara University and Santa Clara Law School. He was a veteran of WWII and served as a reconnaissance pilot for the U.S. Army.
Mr. Pitre was a former long time resident of Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and lived in Hollister for the last 14 years. He had spent 20 years in the insurance business in San Francisco prior to owning and operating Arcade First Aid & Hospital Supply Company in South San Francisco. Mr. Pitre enjoyed the friends he made as a result of his business and social activities. He was an active alumnus of Santa Clara University and was a fan of the 49ers and San Francisco Giants fan. He was a founding member of Palo Alto Golf Club, the N.C.G.A. and Ridgemark Golf & Country Club.
Mr. Pitre is survived by his daughter Pamela Malkin of San Luis Obispo, son Michael Pitre of Petaluma, son Tony Pitre of Arcata, daughter Mary Pitre of San Francisco, eight grandchildren, and sister Cecily Olson of Los Altos. Mr. Pitre was preceded in death by his wife Jan L. Pitre, who died November 10, 1991.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on April 7 at 1 p.m. at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. Arrangements have been made for private cremation through Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Crematory.
Donations are preferred to the South County Dialysis Center of Gilroy c/o of the mortuary chapel.

Frederick W. Rohnert, II
Frederick Rohnert, a Hollister resident, died at his home after a six-month bout with cancer. He was 36.
Mr. Rohnert was born in Salinas and spent most of his life in San Benito. He attended Pacheco School, Ausaymas School, Spring Grove School, Robert Louis Stephenson School in Pebble Beach and Albertsonís College in Idaho. He was a member of the Hollister Land & Cattle Association, Tres Pinos Boosters Club, a director of the Pacheco Pass Water District, director of Mid State Mutual Insurance and a local farmer and owner of the Ausaymas Farms.
Mr. Rohnert is survived by his wife Allison Rohnert of Hollister, son Alexander Rohnert of Hollister, son William Rohnert of Hollister, mother Marie Rohnert of Hollister, stepbrother Keith Meiggs of Guerneville, stepbrother Christopher Jancik of Twin Falls, Idaho, stepbrother Mark Meiggs of Oakdale and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rohnert was preceded in death by his father Frederick W. Rohnert who died in 1981.
The funeral is today at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Marie Rohnertís home. Graveside services will be private with the family at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to the San Benito Home Health Care, National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance or your favorite charity c/o Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.

Richard A. Campbell
Richard A. Campbell, who was born in Owatana, Minn., and lived in Hollister for 45 years before recently moved to Tampa, Fla., to live with his son, died March 18. He was 86.
He operated the now non-existent Mobil Gas Station at the corner of Fourth
and West Streets and was a member of local business service clubs. He was an avid golfer into his 70s and was a regular at the Waylandís lunch counter and at Jerry's during coffee hours.
He is survived by his son Bruce S. Campbell of Tampa, Fla., daughter Carol A. Freburg of San Juan Bautista, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements for cremation and private inurnment are being arranged in Tampa. Donations are preferred to the donor's favorite charity in memory of Richard A. Campbell.

Sandra K. Underwood
Sandra K. Underwood, who lived in Hollister for 10 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died March 21. She was 56.
Mrs. Underwood is survived by her daughters Christine Roach of Hollister, Deborah Arant of Idaho, Shelley Parks of Idaho and Traci Bradshaw of Idaho, mother Pauline Huckleberry of Texas, brother Bill Lester of Idaho, and four grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hollister with Bishop D.K. Michaelson presiding.

Florence E. Allman
Florence Allman, a Hollister resident, died March 14, 2001. She was 100. Mrs. Allman came to San Benito over 50 years ago and is a retired secretary.
Mrs. Allman is survived by her close friend Mona Molina of Hollister and has no known living relatives.
A private graveside services was held Friday afternoon at the Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California. Arrangements are under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home in Hollister.

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