Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Obituary

Mrs. Josepha Vasquez

Submitted by Gary Carlson ~ June 20, 2007

Peninsula Daily Herald
Saturday December 22, 1928


A woman who was born in Monterey almost 82 years ago and whose entire life has been spent on and about the peninsula died at her home 732 Abrego street yesterday. Mrs. Josepha Vasquez stood out as one of the leading pioneers of this section of the state.

Leading up to the death of Mrs. Vasquez was an illness of three months. She passed away in her home that stands on the very lot on which she was born. She died amid surroundings, which had been hers from the day of her birth 82 years ago next April.

Monday morning funeral services start from the home on Abrego street at 9:30. Services continue at 10 in San Carlos church with burial following in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery. She will be laid beside her husband, who during life, was known as one of the finest horseman in the country and foreman of the Sargent ranch in Carmel Valley. His death occurred five years ago.

In addition to two brothers, two sisters, two daughters, and two sons, 27 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren survive the Monterey pioneer. Of her brothers Pete Artellan lives in Monterey and Al Artellan in San Francisco. Her two sisters Mrs. Juana Laieno and Mrs. Mary Butler are residents of Watsonville. Her daughters are Mrs. Charles Fancer of Arizona and Mrs. Tommy Crawford of Monterey. Tony Vasquez of San Miguel and Dave Vasquez of Carmel are her sons.

This evening at 7 o'clock members of the Guadalupe lodge of San Carlos church are meeting for prayer at the home. Friends are also welcome.

Freemans undertaking parlors are in charge.