Eddie E. Creech May ll, 1922 - February 1, 2013. Eddie E. Creech, beloved Father, Granddad, Great-Granddad, Teacher and Friend has recently passed to be with his Lord and Savior. Eddie has been a resident of Humboldt Co. for the past 70 years. Eddie joined the CCC in 1939 and served in the Coast Guard for three years. He during that time married and had two daughters. Eddie graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts in 1953 and continued for his Masters in 1954. He taught English at South Fork High School from 1955 to 1969 and then retired to write stories, scripts, music and create word puzzles. His dream was to leave a legacy for his children and grandchildren. Eddie loved studying Latin and was fluent in English, Spanish and French. But most of all he loved his family, looking forward to their visits, life, and laughing often! Eddie is survived by his daughters Tina Johnson of Yerington, NV and Rebecca Hinderman of Madras, OR, grandchildren Heidi Sanchez, Andy Creech, Renee Quittenton, Al Hinderman, Matt Caston and cousins Don Ilia, Mia Ilia, Lisa, Deena and Joy and 5 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother Pearl Creech, father Glen Johnson, Cousin Bernice and granddaughter Erika Cummings, All are welcome and invited to a celebration of Eddie's life on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at Goble's Fortuna Mortuary, 560 12th St., Fortuna, Ca. With a Veteran's honor at Sunrise Cemetery following the funeral service. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8, 2013