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Eleanor (Ticki) Romanini Ticki passed away February 9, 2014, at home. She was born in Ferndale to George Robinson and Pearl Anderson on March 12, 1931. Ticki graduated from Ferndale High School where she made many life-long friends, especially Alice Crane Verret. One of her proudest accomplishments was being crowned queen of the Fortuna Rodeo in 1948. She married the love of her life Elwood Early and raised 4 children Mardi Early, Greg (Naida) Early, Jan (Gary) Flosi, and Clay (Sue) Early. After Elwood's death, Ticki had 2 brief marriages to Francis Early and Gene Olsen. She later married Joe Romanini and spent the remainder of her life in Orick, CA. Ticki is survived by 1 sister, Colleen Perrone, and grandchildren Jannell and Lisa of Colorado, Todd, Travis, and Tonya of Whitethorn, Angie of Bieber and Niki of Chico, Jeff of Miranda and Jenny of Scotia. Great grandchildren Trey, Shad, Tanner, "Lil" Ray, Sheyenne, Conner, Kate, Kael, Kalyn, Brandon, Ruthann, Little Star, and numerous nieces and nephews. We want to thank Ticki's step daughter, Debbie McBride, for taking such loving care of her in these last years and for being her shopping buddy. Shennie Secor held a special place in Ticki's heart also. She was involved with the Orick Chamber of Commerce, the Orick Rodeo Committee, Humboldt County Wool Growers Association, Humboldt County Bo-Peeps, Humboldt County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, and a past 4-H leader for many years. She spent her entire life ranching in Southern Humboldt and then in Orick. She loved her sheep and Border Collies. She was the resident vet for Orick tending her own Dorsets and dispensing advice to the community. One of her favorite hang-outs was her lambing barn. Ticki was known as one of the best cooks in Humboldt County. Cooking for one was not in her vocabulary. Friends and family at Christmas time couldn't wait to taste her hand dipped candies. Summer time was salsa time from sissy to macho heat. She teamed up with Nephew George Goff (deceased) to produce about 4,000 jars of garden goodness annually. Neighbors benefited from her expert cooking talents which she loved to share in forms of casseroles, pies, cakes, and cookies. Bidders at local fundraisers couldn't wait to pay big bucks for her pickle or salsa baskets or her home made rolls. Nothing made her happier than entertaining the family during the holidays or any special occasion. A celebration of life will be held in the near future. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, 2014
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