Fred Carl Grimes Fred was born in Vallejo, CA in 1947 and passed away July 5, 2013 at home in McKinleyville, CA. He spent most of his life in Humboldt County where he worked for Arcata Redwood Company for 11 years. He then went on to drive school bus for McKinleyville Union School District for the last 20 years. He also worked as a custodian during the summers for the same school system. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol; son Nathan Grimes and family of McKinleyville; sons by a previous marriage: Mark Grimes of Eureka and Chris Grimes of McKinleyville; his mother Evelyn Grodem of Eureka, a resident of Seaview Convalescent home; sister Jeanette Carlson of Sacramento; and sister and brother-in-law Connie and Don Ulh of Sacramento, CA. Fred married Carol Vogt in Arcata, CA in 1978 and they lived on the old Bauder ranch in Westhaven for 24 years, until they bought their present home in McKinleyville in 2003. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren Kyrsten, Stormie, Noah and Karissa. They were always visiting and playing with Grandpa in the yard or the pool he fixed every summer for them. They were the joy of his life. Fred enjoyed gardening, building, and woodworking. Fred and Carol were always improving things at their home. He was also a computer person and made many friends through that medium. He will be greatly missed for his presence. Cremation services are being handled by Ayres Family Cremation in Eureka. A gathering and celebration of Fred's life will be held Saturday July 20th from 11:00 to 3:00 at Mickey and Connie Vogt's house, 2707 Daffodil Ave. in McKinleyville, CA. It is on the left side of the road, look for the light house. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's name may be made to Hospice of Humboldt. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
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