The following people with ties to Watsonville died in the last couple of weeks. Click their names to read full obituaries.
Ricardo Rodiles Alvarez: Resident of Watsonville. He was born in Mexico, worked at a tannery and became a strawberry rancher later in life. Passed away Dec. 28. He was 90.
Harriett Buehler: Raised her family in Watsonville. She met her husband in high school in Watsonville and raised their children here while he was a doctor overseas in WWII. Passed away Dec. 14. She was 100.
Frances Cobos: Watsonville High School Graduate. She worked at the Lipton Tea Company for 25 years and loved to camp and fish. Passed away Dec. 19. She was 67.
William H. Kammerer: Grew up in Watsonville. He served in the Army in WWII and loved to golf. Passed away Dec. 18. He was 84.
Beverly Ardeth Kelley: Graduated from Watsonville High School in 1946. She was a wedding singer and an early member of the Corralitos Women's Club. Passed away Dec. 26. She was 82.
Anthony Bernard Tapiz: Watsonville native. Served in the Marines in the 1970s. He worked for Wrigley's, loved the 49ers and had five kids. Passed away Dec. 22. He was 63.
Mitsuye Louise Yamamoto: Born in Watsonville. Passed away Dec. 14. She was 96.
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