Homer H. Hemm

Homer H. Hemm (1925-2013) Homer Harlow Hemm, was born in Moore, Montana on May 18, 1925 to James Torrence Hemm and Katherine B. Hanlow. Homer was raised in California most of his life, shortly after his birth the family moved to Blue Lake, California where they had a farm of about 1,000 acres. During the depression they relocated to the Arcata Bottoms where they worked an 80 acre cattle ranch. In 1948, Homer married Bernice W. Pearce of Eureka, California. They raised two sons in the Eureka Area. Homer worked for Simpson Plywood in Eureka for over 30 years, where he retired in the 1980's. Homer Passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2013. Homer was 88 years old and was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Homer leaves behind two sons, Harlow P. Hemm and wife Karen of Eureka and Roland Lapham and wife Barbara of Bolivar, MO. There are six (6) grandchildren, Patrick & Christina Kuhn, and their new daughter Katie of Newport News, VA, James Lapham, of Valley Springs, CA, Demaris Pires, of Redding, CA, Regina Bagwell, of Valley Springs, CA, Diana Volkmar, of Chillcothe, MO, Terri Templeton, of Oklahoma City, OK, Allecia Lemmon of Bolivar, MO. There are thirteen (13) great-grandchildren, Curtis Rager, Joshua Rager, Nikki Rager, Amanda Walker, Steven Bagwell, Mitchell Bagwell, Cheress Lapham, Tanecia Volkmar, Randall Volkmar, John Botha, Michael Lapham, Justin Sexton & Ashlee Sexton. There are nine (9) Great-Great Grandchildren, Kadence Walker, Paul Walker, Wyatt Walker, Codi Freemantle, Nevaeh Gervol, Nathaniel Gervol, Jordin Gervol, Eli Moore & Izaya Lapham. Homer was a proud father and grandfather. He enjoyed his family to the extent that he could. During his life he and his wife, Bernice, enjoyed traveling in their camper. They traveled from Canada to Mexico and California to Virginia. Of particular interest was Yellow Stone and Yosemite. They would make frequent trips to San Francisco. They enjoyed camping in their camper, visiting some of the State Parks along the way. Since 1994 when Homer's wife, Bernice, passed away he stayed close to home. Homer enjoyed eating breakfast at The Pantry Restaurant on Broadway, where he enjoyed the friendly services of the waitresses. Homer was a Veteran of WWII; he enjoyed the San Francisco 49er football team. He got real excited about the Super Bowl this year when the 49ers almost pull of a Win over the Ravens. Homer will be missed by friends and relatives. Visitation will be on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Sanders Funeral Home, 1835 E Street, Eureka from 5 pm to 7 pm. Services are to be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10 AM at Ocean View Cemetery, 3975 Broadway, Eureka, CA Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.


Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Feb. 15, 2013