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Anderson, Jo  
JO ANDERSON Jo loved books, libraries, art, the New York Times, family, cooking, politics, and people -- not necessarily in that order. Josephine Margaret Monahan was born January 31, 1930 in Plainfield, New Jersey and died quietly at home in Yuba City, California on February 18, 2015 after trying to fend off pancreatic cancer. Jo is survived by her three children, Trey Anderson (Wendy Lyle), Jim Anderson, and Cindy Anderson Blain as well as her five grandchildren Craig, Kristin, Nick, Vivian, and Ben. Her nieces Michael Levinsky, Susie Woelpper, Mary Ann Driscoll, and Randy Van Sant of New Jersey and Maryland also survive her. Jo married her high school sweetheart, Selden Eberly Anderson, Jr. in 1950. The first time Sel got her out of New Jersey was to go to Morocco in 1952, while he worked on a U.S. Air Force base. The second time they left New Jersey -- for Sioux Falls, South Dakota to build a new post office -- it was the start of their peripatetic lifestyle of moving every 2 to 4 years to build or renovate various buildings, including several hospitals, hotels, and finally, the U.S. Capitol building in 1993. "Every time the family moved, we shoo'ed Mom out the door to make friends. Everywhere we went, Mom settled us in and connected us to the community through good schools, golf, and loose associations with Unitarian Fellowships", noted Trey, her oldest son. Everywhere she went, she subscribed to the New York Times (yes, even Sioux Falls, McKinleyville, and Yuba City), although she did enjoy the Washington Post during Watergate while living just outside Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia. And everywhere Jo went, she made close, active friendships which have endured over the years -- friendships made easier to nurture recently due to email and Facebook. In fact her involvement with the community and friends increased over the last decade or so. As her high school aged grand-daughter, Vivian, commented four years ago on New Year's Eve, when learning of all Jo's parties: "Grams has a better social life than I do!" "We are certain that Mom will find Dad and old buddies as well as make new friends wherever she is now," affirmed her daughter, Cindy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Friends of the Library in Yuba City or wherever you are now. Private memorial celebrations will be held in Yuba City and Humboldt County -- and we will raise a glass to Jo. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Mar. 1, 2015
Barber, Ferin  
FERIN BARBER Ferin's short life on this earth was remarkable in every way. He was the first baby born in Eureka in 2015, the older brother to his twin Rowan. He touched many people, none of them able to resist his sweet nature and gorgeous blue eyes... especially his mama. The effect that he had on the lives of everyone he encountered will be forever lasting. His memory lives on with those who were fortunate enough to meet him, especially his twin. Ferin is survived by his mama, Athena Barber; step-daddy, Charles Bowen; twin Rowan Lightning Barber; siblings Hunter Barber, Laura Barber, and older twin brothers Dylan and Drake Barber; grandfather Clifford Andersen; his aunties Nancy Burghart, Tanya Parker, Karrie Besherse Moreno, and Ashley Andersen; uncles Tom Burghart, and T.J. Aubrey. Ferin is also survived by his God Family Rick and Lynne Breen, David Breen, Natasha Wong (Breen), Sierra Breen and Corey Breen. There are also many other aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones too numerous to mention. A special thanks to all the medical staff who worked so hard to save him; especially the NICU nurses Loralee and Susan who were in the unfortunate position of trying to save one of "their babies". A big thanks to the amazing fire fighters who responded and stood by at the hospital for hours... especially Mike Landry. Funeral service will be at Ocean View Cemetery on Friday, February 27th at 10am. Open to all who knew him. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2015
Brown, Jullianne Marie (Siegl)  
JULLIANNE MARIE SIEGL BROWN Jullianne passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The stroke that took her was mercifully quick so she did not have to suffer. She was born in Tucson, AZ on February 3, 1952 and lived her younger years in Duarte, CA with her adoptive mother and father, Anne and Frank Siegl. When she was ten she started competing on the Quarter-Midget racing circuit, her dad taking her to tracks all over Southern California. She won numerous trophies during the three years she raced, getting written up in the paper as the "twelve year-old championship racer". After graduating Mt. Olive High School, she attended Citrus Jr. College, and in 1972 traveled to Arcata to attend Humboldt State College to study Sociology. It was here that she made numerous lifelong friends (Marshall, Danny, Carolyn, Chrystal, Flokko, Samm, Roger....) who shared her love for the rivers and ocean and eating at the "Red Pepper". She was also a "Deadhead" and went to numerous (!) Grateful Dead concerts throughout the west. Julli was a giving person. She saw the good in most people and helped out many who had a need, whether it was just needing a friend or maybe a place to stay. Even after getting burned a few times she kept her faith and still offered her hand to others. Julli was preceded in death by her mother and father and a few friends -- Marshall, Roger, Dennis and others. She leaves behind her brother Anthony Siegl, daughter Cassandra Siegl, very special grandson Daniel Siegl and his friend Mina, son Jeremiah Brown , ex-husband Raymond Brown and wife Crystal, and also good friends Don and Michael who contributed much to her life. Per her request, there will be no memorial service, but a Celebration of her Life is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Mar. 3, 2015
Davis, Lucia Alves "Lucy"  
LUCIA "LUCY" ALVES DAVIS passed away in Picayune, MS on February 21, 2015 at the age of 77. Lucy was born in Arcata on December 20, 1937 to Frank Alves and Rose Martin Toledo. Lucy spent her childhood and early adult years in Arcata and Eureka but moved to Mississippi and there she stayed and raised her family. Lucy married Walter "Buddy" Davis in 1953. Lucy was hard-working and industrious all of her life. She and Buddy had a successful janitorial business and she was also employed as an apartment manager. Lucy had a very happy and satisfying life both personally and spiritually. While living in Eureka, Lucy started studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and continued her studies after moving to Mississippi. She was baptized nearly 60 years ago and spent her entire life devoted to helping others learn about the Bible. She was the kindest and most loving person you could ever know. People were drawn to her bright eyes, quick smile, hearty laugh and sassy sense of humor. She absolutely loved to talk to people about the Bible and explained its truths in such a simple and dignified way. She was very hospitable and everyone was welcome to stop by, have a cup of coffee and a yummy treat. She was the epitome of a wonderful Southern cook--everything she made was delicious and made with such love. We love her so much and she will be dearly missed. Lucy was preceded in death in 2006 by her husband of 53 years Buddy; her father Frank (1963); her mother Rose (1975); her brothers Albert (1999) and Hilary (1984); and her sister Jeanie Carvalho (2011). Survivors include daughters Karen Bolling (Bobby); Vicky Fauquier (Wayne); Julie Torres; Tina Lane (Scott); son Fred Davis, Jr. (Teena) and 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Frank Alves of Redding, CA and Ernie Alves (Gloria) of Eureka, CA. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3 PM at Magnolia Columns in Picayune, MS. Arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home, www.mcdonaldfh.com . Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Feb. 26, 2015
Ellingson, Charles Carroll  
CHARLES CARROLL ELLINGSON After a rapid 3 week battle with cancer, Charles Carroll Ellingson age 70, passed away on February 15, 2015 at his son's home in Eureka, California. Charles was born on March 4, 1944 in Glenwood, Minnesota to Carroll and Alice Ellingson. He grew up in Santa Ana, California with his brother Dave and graduated from Santa Ana High in 1962. After high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was first stationed out of Seattle and traveled up to the North Pole on an ice breaker named the Northwind. He was then transferred to a 44-ft rescue boat out of Winchester Bay, OR. His rescue boat and crew were featured in a 9 page pictorial spread in the July 7, 1967 issue of Life Magazine. He was the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal and a Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal. After 4 years of service, he was discharged in June of 1967 achieving the rank of Engineman 2nd Class. Following his service in the Coast Guard, Charles intended to pursue a career as a commercial pilot however once the Vietnam War came to an end, experienced combat pilots filled that job market. As a result, Charles began work for Far West Services and trained as a restaurant manager where he excelled managing multiple restaurants for several years. In 1974, Charles married Toni Mixon and together they had one child, Todd. In 1979, Charles moved his wife and son to Eureka where they built their dream home with a "million dollar view" amongst the redwoods overlooking scenic pastures and Humboldt Bay. While residing in Humboldt, Charles put his restaurant expertise to work at multiple establishments including Lazio's Seafood Restaurant, Western Kitchen, Old Dock Caf‚, and Paradise Ridge Caf‚. In 1987, he opened Crosswinds Restaurant in Arcata, California where he worked right alongside his employees to ensure the best quality and consistency of food his customers deserved. In his late 60s, he often joked that he could still outwork any of the younger employees he had on staff. In 1991, the restaurant caught on fire after closing for the day and was shut down for most of a year. When he reopened, almost all of his employees returned to work which showed the love, respect, and loyalty his staff had for him. He retired in early 2014 after 27 years of owning and operating Crosswinds. Charles was a dedicated father, hard-working, kind man with a genuine soul. He donated over 17 gallons of blood to the local blood bank. He enjoyed going to the movies, gardening, photography and bird watching. He also loved going with his son to the race track. Charles was preceded in death by his mother Alice, father Carroll, and wife Toni. Charles is survived by his son Todd (Pam) of Eureka and his brother David of Ocean Shores, WA. Per Charles' wishes, no services will be held. He chose to be cremated and have his ashes spread over the ocean in front of Trinidad Head where he will be reunited with his wife Toni. During his fight with cancer, he remained polite and gracious to all those who cared for him. Doctors and nurses all commented on his pleasant demeanor during this difficult time. He was brave and stoic to the very end and will be deeply missed. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2015
Evans, Elinor B.  
ELINOR B. EVANS June 14, 1941- February 2, 2015 Elinor "Nori" Evans passed away on February 2, 2015. Nori was born in Glendale, CA to Arthur and Ruth Wolfe. She had two elder siblings: Rae Ann & Linda. She attended school in Glendale, CA. She moved to Fortuna in 1975 to attend the nursing program at College of the Redwoods where she graduated in 1980. She worked primarily as an ER nurse at Redwood Memorial Hospital for 30+ years. Nori was very dedicated and passionate about providing great patient care. After her retirement, she continued to work as a volunteer at Redwood Memorial in the ER dept. She is survived by her two daughters Cheryl Turner and Ann Marie Evans-Santos, her niece Ariel Santos and elder sister Linda Scott. Nori was an amazing and prolific gardener who landscaped her plot of "heaven on earth" into a sanctuary of trees, shrubs, plants of numerous varieties along with a beautiful Koi pond. Additionally, she created a fruit orchard and vegetable garden where she and her beloved cat "Cheeky" and her chickens toiled in delight. Nori was a very charitable and generous person with her family and friends along with supporting the organizations: World Wild Life Fund, The Nature Conservancy and UNICEF. She had immense empathy for people and animals. She is loved by many and will be remembered and dearly missed by her family and friends. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Mar. 1, 2015
Hudspeth, Gertrude Jeanne Wilmot  
GERTRUDE JEANNE WILMOT HUDSPETH Jeanne passed on 2-16-2015. Jeanne was born at Orchard Prairie near Spokane, Washington on February 29, 1924. She was born in the same house, in the same room as her mother. She attended first and second grade in Wonnatchie, Washington. At Orchard Prairie she finished seventh grade. At Westfir, Oregon she completed eight grade. At Oakridge High School, near Westfir, she completed her freshman and sophmore years. Junior and senior years were finished at Creswell, Oregon. Jeanne attended a trade school in Eugene, Oregon. She made small fighter plane wings. She was sent to Washington D.C. to work for another five months. Mom decided to join the Navy. She was seventeen when she enlisted. World War II had just started when she attended boot camp in New York. They transferred her to Washington D.C. She was a Specialist Q Private 3rd Class, in the communications department, where she "broke code" for the Navy. She also took dispatches to General Nimitz office at the Navy department. She served until the war's end. Jeanne returned home and worked for the telephone company. Then she worked for a Motor Freight Company for six months. Mom married Orval Wilmot in 1946. They moved to Northern California in 1953 and bought a house in Westhaven, California in 1960. Mom started working at the Trinidad Post Office in 1967 and retired in 1987. Jeanne was a member of the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department for twelve years. She was president of the Westhaven Ladies Club and active in the organization until 2007. Mom attended the Trinidad Assembly of God Church for fifty years. Jeanne is preceded in death by her father Charles Curtis Fox, her mother Gertrude Jackins Fox, her husbands Orval Wilmot and Frank Hudspeth. Jeanne is survived by her two children Linda (Steve) Lorenz and Greg (Tonya) Wilmot. Linda has two sons Jared and Jason (Michelle) and two grandchildren Jacob and Emily Lorenz. Greg Wilmot has four children Jamie, Greg Allen, Gina and Brittany. Greg has seven grandchildren Garrett, Noah, Gracie, Rylee, Sarah, Megan and Morgan, and grandson Carter Quinn as well as two step-daughters Sandy Goodrich and Cheryl Wilmot. Mom cared about the welfare of all her family. She delighted in our happiness, encouraged our dreams, loved us no matter what and constantly prayed for us. She met the challenges of life head-on and never complained when circumstances were difficult. We will miss you Mom but we know you are where there are "Joys Forevermore" with Christ, in heaven. There will be a graveside service with military honors in the near future. If you are a family friend and want to attend, contact Linda at Linlor2014@gmail.com Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Feb. 27, 2015
Jack, Evelynne Earlene Scovill  
EVELYNNE EARLENE SCOVILL JACK Evelynne Earlene Scovill Jack, 83, formerly of North Platte, passed away on November 26, 2014 in Eureka, CA. Earlene was born in Kansas on December 31, 1930 to Earl Franklin Scovill and Breta Stena Miller Scovill. The family lived in Marysville and Salina Kansas before moving to North Platte, NE in the 1940's where her father took a job for the Union Pacific Railroad. She graduated from North Platte High School in 1948. She attended Kansas State College in Manhattan, KS. She married Floyd Eugene Jack in 1949. They had five children: Floyd Dana, Holly Anne, Laura Earlene, Erika Bayern, and Franklin Eugene Jack. Earlene loved to travel and meet new people, so when Floyd left a journalism career to join the U.S Air Force, she was excited that the family had the opportunity to travel and live in Louisiana, Texas, Germany, Colorado, Virginia, Idaho and California. If only one word had to be chosen to describe her, it would be Nurturing. She delighted in being a mother to her children and a big sister to Denise her only sibling, born when Earlene was a senior in high school. She also had a lifelong love of cats. As a small child, she named her first cat Purrdamoosis; from then on she always had at least one cat (at one time as many as sixteen!) all with funny names. In some way, she nurtured everyone she knew, always trying to figure out how to help or make life easier for someone else, and to look on the positive side of things. When her husband retired, they settled in Eureka, California. Around this time she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but was determined to stay as active as possible. For many years she succeeded in continuing to do the things she loved. This included playing BINGO about anytime and anywhere she could find a game going on. For years she worked at the Sears store and the Senior Resource Center. Earlene also had a lifelong passion for arts and crafts and was always busy making something. She learned pottery making and china painting, and made home decor and clothing for the children. Every art media was interesting to her, and an opportunity to make something pretty to give to someone. In 1982 she earned an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Even in her final years, confined mostly to bed, she enjoyed making hundreds of colored designs. Earlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Floyd Dana Jack, and daughter Laura Earlene Jack. She is survived by her children Holly Anne Jack, Erika Bayern Jack of Eureka, CA, and Franklin Eugene Jack of Taylorsville, UT; grandchildren Laura Jeannine Jack, Joseph Henderson Bell III, Kyle Eugene Jack, and Kelly MacKenzie Koehn; great-grandchildren Natalie, Brittney and Melanie Jack, and sister (Denise) Morgan Greenwood of North Platte, NE. The family is grateful to the following people who were so helpful in Earlene's last days: Angie and staff at Pacific Rehab and Wellness Center; Amanda and staff at Alder Bay Assisted Living; and special thanks to Sarah, staff, and residents at Cleo's Home (truly a home); as well as Hospice of Humboldt and years of care from Tim Haskett, N.P. and his staff. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2015
Johnson, Martin "Buzz"  
MARTIN "BUZZ" JOHNSON 57, of Carlotta California, in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 15, 2015 went home to be with the Lord. Even in the midst of pain, Buzz used his last breaths to say "I love you" to those closest to him. Martin "Buzz" Johnson was born in Bremerton, Washington on March 17, 1957 to Martin and Shirley Balcunas Johnson. In the spring of 1964, Martin, Sr. and Shirley loaded up their seven children and moved from Washington to California. As the oldest boy in the family, Buzz became the man of the house at 15 when his father suffered a fatal heart attack. Buzz's father taught him how to fish and hunt, and he fell in love with both. He spent much of his childhood down by the river fishing for salmon, looking for arrowheads and unique rocks, and playing with his neighborhood friends. Buzz's father also passed on a tradition of hospitality which Buzz carried on throughout his life. Buzz graduated Fortuna Union High School in 1975 and then Buzz married Karen Battaglia. Buzz then married Kathi Martin during which time God blessed them with two children Greg and Danielle. After high school, Buzz went to work in maintenance at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park for a little over a year. Buzz then started his career in the Lumbar industry. It spanned close to 40 years and included everything from pulling green chain to running the head rig. Buzz's favorite though, was running the edger and he took pride in everything he did. Buzz was a very likeable guy, with many close lifelong friends. Buzz loved life and had a passion to be hospitable and had numerous social gatherings and block parties at his home on Johnson Lane. The annual Fourth of July Block Party was where Buzz was at his finest and enjoyed visiting with his friends and family and would routinely impress his guests with his master bartending and horseshoe throwing skills. Buzz knew the truth in being more blessed to give than to receive. He was incredibly thoughtful and had a knack for gift-giving. One of his favorite ways to find treasures was "picking" at yard sales and second-hand events with Danielle and one or two of his siblings. Buzz had a true love of sports. The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants were his teams and he would frequently attend games. His favorite way to attend games was Spring training with friend Danny Conley. Buzz also loved to play softball and fantasy sports with his close friends. Though sports and dear friends meant a lot to Buzz, nothing meant more to him than his son Greg and daughter Danielle. Although Buzz's fight with cancer is over, his memory and spirit will not soon be forgotten. Buzz leaves behind his two children Greg and Danielle; his five sisters: Mary, JoAnn Duey, Debbie (Wes) Henrikson, Sherry O'Donnell and Marcia Pryor, and his brother Steven (Becky); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Buzz joins his parents Martin and Shirley in heaven. Buzz came to know the Lord late in life, but the important thing is that he put his Faith in Jesus before his time on earth was done. John 14:6 - "Jesus said to them, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.'" FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a graveside service on Friday, March 6th at 11 am at the Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna, California. Buzz's Celebration of Life will be held at the Tish Non Community Center in Loleta, California on Saturday, March 7th at 3 pm. The family of Buzz Johnson has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Humboldt In memory of Martin "Buzz" Johnson 2010 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, California 95501. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2015
Kleinschmidt, Shane J.  
SHANE J. KLEINSCHMIDT entered into eternal peace on Feb 24, 2015. Shane was born in Laramie, Wyoming on November 22, 1967 to Merle Kleinschmidt and Cheryl Davenport Kleinschmidt. He graduated from Benicia High School in 1986 and attended Solano Community College. Shane held an assortment of jobs during his life. He was a lifeguard, bartender, and a waiter. In 1995 he started his career in the field of parks and recreation when he joined the California Conservation Corp. During his time in the CCC he learned the love of trail work. In 2000, he became a Senior Park Aid working for roads, trails, and resources for California State Parks at Prairie Creek State Park. He then promoted to Permanent Maintenance Aid at Humboldt Redwoods State Park where he lead numerous CCC and DPR trail crews in maintaining the vast park trail system throughout Humboldt Redwoods State Park. In 2006 Shane was promoted to the position of worker one where he was responsible for the Care and maintenance of Grizzly Creek State Park. In 2008 Shane promoted to Park Maintenance Supervisor for Humboldt Redwoods State Park. During his career at Humboldt Redwoods State Park he developed and encouraged a strong supportive staff to meet the challenges of maintaining and preserving the state's extraordinary landmark. Shane thrived as the captain of "Team Kleinschmidt," his pride and joy. He devoted his life to his children Jessica and Gavin. Having Gavin and Jessica's friends in tow, Shane ran a ship with a "no man left behind" policy. He was a strong supporter of the soccer team as a coach, a ref, and a fan. He followed and cheered for his children through rugby, football, soccer, and softball. He was an avid outdoors man loving boating, skiing, all water sports, camping, hiking, and fishing. Shane is survived by his daughter Jessica and his son Gavin of Fortuna; his parents Merle and Cheryl of Benicia, Ca; his grandfather James Davenport of Las Vegas, NV; sister Dawn Murphy (Steve Nissenson) of Vallejo, CA; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. Thank you Shane for all of your hard work and devotion to your family, your friends, and your park. We love you. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Women's Federation Grove 1 mile south of Founders Grove on the Avenue of the Giants in Weott, Ca. Saturday, February 28th at 11:00. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2015
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