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Golden True Toste Golden (Goldie, Gramma Go-Go) died peacefully at the age of 95, Sunday May 25th at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville. Golden was born March 1st 1919 in Navarro, California to Thomas and Leah Wallace. She graduated from Eureka High School and shortly after met her husband Frank C. Toste, they were married October 15th, 1937. Golden worked at the California Barrel Factory in Arcata for several years prior to the birth of her two children Frank Thomas Toste and Thomas Frank Toste. Shortly after, Frank and Golden went into partnership on The Arcata Garbage Company and Golden worked in the office until they sold in 1955. Her husband Frank became Assistant Fire Chief and later Fire Chief of the Arcata Volunteer Fire Department and Arcata Fire Protection District. She devoted her time to her children and supported her husband in the fire service. During this time she met some wonderful lifelong friends. After the death of her husband Frank, Golden volunteered her time at Mad River Community Hospital working as a Pink Lady and near the end of her volunteering she donated her time every Friday to make popcorn and became known as "The Popcorn Queen." She was very proud of her work as a Pink Lady and had many friends at the Hospital. Golden loved and spent many hours with her family, grandkids and great grandkids. Golden enjoyed traveling and gambling with her friend, Marilyn "Mickie" McKenzie. She loved traveling out of town, going to basketball games, and vacationing at Trinity Lake and Hawaii with family. Close family members include, Frank (son) and Diane Toste, Sean and Tahnia Campbell (granddaughter), Tony and Michael Toste, Colton and Kaylin Campbell (great grandchildren) and numerous nieces and nephews. The Family would like to thank Dr. Marcell Mayhan and her staff, Timber Ridge in McKinleyville and their staff, for the special care and love they gave to Goldie, and to Hospice of Humboldt for the extended care she and the family received in her final hours. A private family service was held to celebrate the long and fulfilling life of "Grandma Go Go." In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Hospice of Humboldt or . Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on June 8, 2014
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