George M. Nunes
George M. Nunes of Gilroy died Jan. 11, 2004 in San Jose.
Born Feb. 22, 1928 in Gustine, George worked for more than 20 years at the cannery in Gilroy.
He is survived by his brother Edwin (Elsie) Nunes of Los Banos, and his sister Cecelia (William) Affonso of Columbia Falls, Mt.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gilroy. Burial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Los Banos Cemetery
Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Melvin R. Haury
Melvin R. Haury died on Jan. 8, 2004. He was born on August 17, 1922.
Memororial service was held on January 11 at the Presbyterian Church, 16970 Dewitt Avenue, Morgan Hill.
Nadine E. Jennings
Nadine E. Jennings, born in Harrisburg, Mo. on Aug. 5, 1917, died in Morgan Hill on Jan. 9, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leon V. Jennings.
She is survived by her daughter Janet Jennings and her sons John (Diane) Jennings and Michael Jennings as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jack Foley and her sisters Cleo Stone, Freda Fenton and Bonnie Nichols.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arcelia Maria Nieblas
Arcelia Maria Nieblas died suddenly at her home in Morgan Hill Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004. A native of El Centro, she was 74 years old.
She was the loving wife of Tony Nieblas of Morgan Hill; loving mother of Gloria and Vince Landeros of Gilroy, Yolanda and Tony Alanis of San Jose, Anthony and Margaret Nieblas of Morgan Hill, Danny Nieblas of Morgan Hill, Sally and Jim Alanis of Gilroy, Jessie Nieblas of Morgan Hill, Cindy and Ed Garcia of San Martin, Ruby and Nick Hernandez of Gilroy, Josie and Robert Mendez of Gilroy, Lisa and Ed Foster of Gilroy and Richard Nieblas of Morgan Hill and the late Robert Nieblas (1977); grandmother of 32; great-grandmother of 16; and sister of one brother and six sisters. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Vigil Ceromony was held Monday, Jan. 12, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. Funeral Services were held today at the funeral home. Mass was held at St. Mary Church and burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery.
Mrs. Nieblas moved to Morgan Hill in 1967 and was a resident ever since. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived for her children and her family.
Jean C. Yago
Jean Constance Yago died Jan. 4, 2004, in Roseville. She was born April 24, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo.
She was the beloved wife of late Pablo Yadao Yago and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Jean was a longtime resident of Gilroy and is survived by her sister Kathleen Clark of Bartlesville, Okla.; sons Everisto “Ed” Yago of El Dorado Hills and Francisco “Frank” Yago and daughter-in-law Melissa L. of Stockton; grandchildren Melissa Brook Yago, Pablo Joshua Yago, and Jacob Thomas Yago; nephew Michael Yago and nieces, Margo O’Neill, Maureen Daniel, Narcy Dishon, Dorothy Beresford and Marina Holladay.
She also leaves behind many great and great-great nephews and nieces including Tommy, Kami, Mary, Dorena, Debra, Katina, Michele, Brianna, Kyle, Andrew, Zachary, Jonathan, Shane, Bree and Sarah Brynn.
She will also be missed by lifelong friend Coring Duyao and family. Jean will be missed by her family, friends and many relatives here, in the Philippines, and Hawaii.
Friends and family are welcome to attend all services: Vigil Service at 7 tonight, Jan. 9, at Habing Family Funeral Home in Gilroy; funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home; Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery
in Morgan Hill.
Daniel Anthony Larice
Daniel Anthony Larice died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at his home in Morgan Hill. The cause was a brain tumor that refused to leave him alone. He was 46.
Danny was born Jan. 24, 1956, at Watsonville Hospital to Novello and Lina Larice, who currently live in Watsonville. The Larices moved to San Carlos and Dan spent his wonder years growing up on Emerald Avenue, attending White Oaks Grammar School, Brittan Acres Elementary School, Tierra Linda Middle School and San Carlos High School, where he graduated in 1974. After two years at the College of San Mateo, Dan worked for his Uncle Tony at Screentronics Print Shop in Redwood City. On Sept. 13, 1980, he married Teri Garcia at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watsonville.
Also in 1980, Dan and Teri moved to Sacramento and Dan continued his education at California State University, Sacramento, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance. The following year, he accepted a position at Rolm Corp. and the couple relocated to Santa Clara. When IBM acquired Rolm, Dan continued to work for IBM, accepting positions of increasing responsibility until he left in 2001. The couple and their growing family also moved to Morgan Hill in 1992, where they now reside. Danny took a tremendous amount of pride in his work accomplishments and provided for his family well.
Danny was a talented craftsman who could build a desk, create an architectural drawing or fix a sprinkler with equal skill. He loved music and he could play an air guitar like a ringin’ a bell. He was one of the finest hearts players ever to pick up a deck of cards. Dan also was a gifted athlete who enjoyed running, biking, playing baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, golf, ping-pong, horseshoes and bocce throughout his life. He transferred his knowledge of baseball to the youth of Morgan Hill - including his sons - as a dedicated manager and coach at various levels of Pony baseball. He loved the San Francisco Giants.
Dan is survived by his wife, Teri; sons Anthony, Nick and Cris; parents Novello and Lina; sister Marie, her husband Bob Bertone, and their two children Bryan and Ali; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives through marriage. He is further survived by many loving and very sad friends.
A remembrance will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Grange, 40 E. 4th Street.
In lieu of flowers, a family college fund has been established. Contributions to the Dan Larice College Fund are welcome.
We would like to thank the Hospice of the Valley and family and friends for their overwhelming support and love.
Mary Joe Leal
Mary Jo Leal died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at St. Louise Hospital in Gilroy. She was 49.
A native of San Jose, Leal was raised in San Jose and graduated from Westmont High School. She worked in the swimming pool industry for 10 years with Royal Pools. She was an avid 49er fan and enjoyed collecting antique's and memorabilia. She will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by beloved husband, Jeoff; mother Zelma Schofield; siblings Bobbie Sue Stanger, Pegi Ann Cervantes, Linda Kay Parsons and Haskell Nelson; children Charia and Todd; grandchildren Ashley, Hailey, Xenia, Brittany, Leah and Ian; father-in-law Richard Leal; brother-in-law Jimmy Leal; and sister-in-law Judy Barker. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.
A memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Habing Family Funeral Home in Gilroy.
Bertha M. Vaughn
Bertha (Bert) M. Vaughn died at age 77.
She was the loving mother of Katherine Bruns of San Martin and of Bryan Vaughn of San Jose; dearest mother-in-law of Douglas Bruns and Cinda Vaughn; and dearest grandmother of Christopher, Sarah, Darrel and Steven.
Friends are invited to attend services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara.