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Craig Carlton Coffey

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CRAIG CARLTON COFFEY was born on March 8, 1953 in Eureka, California, and passed away July 10, 2013 in Port Orford, Oregon, at the age of 60. He is survived by his sisters Janice M. Felt of Eureka, California, and Wenda Jane Coffey of Santa Rosa, California; his nephews Jason D. Robison and his wife Cecilia of Eureka, California, and Jesse R. Smith of Eureka, California; his uncle and aunt Richard and Ardell Coffey of Mesa, Arizona, and their daughter, Lori Beth Shontell of Mesa, Arizona. He is also survived by many other cousins and great-relatives, too numerous to mention. Craig was preceded in death by his parents Carlton and Joanne Coffey of Eureka, California in November 2003; and his brother-in-law Jerry Felt of Eureka, California in January 2003; and his faithful and ever watchful companion, his dog "Snickers" of 10 years, in February 2012. Craig attended local Eureka City Schools, graduating from Eureka Senior High in 1971, then onto Humboldt State University, and the Police Academy at College of the Redwoods. He was self-employed in Real Estate, and was employed by grocery chain stores throughout the years at Bazaar Foods of Eureka, Safeway of Eureka, Safeway in Oregon, and Fred Meyers in Oregon. Throughout the years Craig's interests varied from cars, guns, horses, taking walks with his dog along the lakeside, and keeping up with tradition: his skills in cooking. Craig was lovable and charming with no hesitation to say what was on his mind many times with his joking mannerisms. His last feat of interest was that he completed writing his first novel and was in the middle of writing a second book. The immediate family would like to extend their thanks towards the medical facilities and doctors, for their attention towards Craig, and also gratitude to Deputy McAllister and Redwood Memorial Chapel in Oregon for their expertise and comfort, and also to his best friend Marty Holland of Washington, for helping with some of the expeditings of Craig's household. Craig wished to be cremated and have a very private immediate family ceremony. He wanted his friends, relatives, and those who knew him best to attend a Celebration of Life at 1216 Harris Street in Eureka, California, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. He just wanted everyone to get acquainted, reminisce about the events they had with him, and have a good ole barbeque with a good cigar and shot of Jack Daniels before saying "God Bless" and "Goodbye". In lieu of flowers, please donate to a Heart Organization of your choice. Only a card and/or your presence would be appreciated at the Memorial Gathering. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard from July 20 to July 21, 2013
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