George B Herd 77, formally of Eureka, CA, died Saturday October 27 in Springfield OR of complications caused by pneumonia. He was born November 22, 1934 to James and Christina Herd in Leslie Fife, Scotland. George's military service was in the Household Cavalry, Life Guards Regiment. He married Gracie Finley on September 23rd, 1961 in Scotland. They relocated to Los Angeles in 1964 where his only child was born. They moved to Humboldt County in the early 1970's, first living in Miranda, then buying a Victorian home in Eureka in the early 1980's. This is when George was able to restore houses and antiques as well as continuing with his fine art painting. He renewed his love of running and was an active member of the Six Rivers Running Club and enjoyed sailing as a member of the Humboldt Yacht Club. In 2002 he and Gracie retired to Eugene Oregon. George is Survived by; Gracie Herd, of Eugene; Daughter Christina & Michael Powell, of Springfield ; Brother John & Jean Herd, of Scotland; Sister Elizabeth & William Johnstone, of Concord CA; Cousin Elizabeth and Michael Nagy, of Oxnard CA; Nephew's James & Lisa Johnstone and family, of Los Angeles; James & Anne Herd, of Scotland; Niece's Janet Johnstone, of Los Angeles; Dawn & Stephen Hutchinson and family, of Scotland; Jennifer & Robert Alderete and family, of Concord CA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 17th at the Humboldt Yacht Club at #1 Marina Way Eureka, CA from 12:00pm -3:00pm. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2012