Arlin Everett Gillum

Arlin Everett Gillum Arlin has gone to join his beloved wife, Virginia Sue Gillum, on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 82. Arlin was born in Rose, OK, to George and Vada Gillum on November 10, 1929. At the age of 12 his family moved to Gridley, CA. After graduation from Gridley High School, he served a tour of duty in Korea. After serving his tour, he married and moved his bride to the North Coast in 1953. Arlin worked as a Fork Lift Operator for numerous years at Pacific Lumber Company as well as a logging truck driver for Nolan Trucking. He is survived by his six daughters and their husbands, Debra and Michael Bennett, Rose and Ray Douglas, Delsey and Kelly Shedd, Tracey Johnson, April and Todd Reeves, and Tempie and Greg Johnson. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Lisa, Staci, Ray, Sarah, Jacob, Taylor, William, Kourtney, and Gage. He also leaves one great-granddaughter Bianca, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family has had a private gathering in celebration of his life. Donations can be made to Hospice of Humboldt County or Mad River Home Health. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Chris from Hospice. "Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in the evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV) Please sign the guest book at, click obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Oct. 14, 2012