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Sally Jo Arnot
Sally Jo Arnot A Loving Mother, Wife and Patron of the Arts Dies at 82 Sally Jo Arnot was born November 8th, 1938, in Eureka, California to Dick and Ida Watson. She was married to Philip M. Arnot for 64 years, passing away early in the morning of September 15, 2021. She was a loving... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 21, 2021.
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James Cruz
JAMES CRUZ On March 18, 1926 James Cruz was born in Eureka, California to Jose and Rosalina Cruz, natives of Obidos, Portugal. On September 17, 2021 on a Friday night, after a long week of love, surrounded by dozens of his offspring and with his devoted wife Colleen Cruz by his... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 21, 2021.
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Richard Melvin Ashburn
It is with great sadness the family of Richard Melvin Ashburn is sharing the news of his passing on September 5.   Richard suffered a stroke in April and developed complications.  He fought with all his strength, patience  and dignity to overcome the medical issues. Despite the pain... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Kenneth Dale Burns
On September 6th, four days after his 67th birthday, Kenneth Dale Burns passed in the night. He was the best of us. Whether donned in neoprene in the crashing waves, or atop of his fishing boat off Humboldt Bay, he was the best of us. He loved his wife with a sincerity and devotion... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Carol Jean Dillon
Carol Jean Dillon Carol Jean Dillon passed away surrounded by her daughters on September 13, 2021.  She is survived by her husband of 71 years, David Dillon; her daughters Deby Wiley (Gary) and Cyndi Hovis (Bill); grandchildren, Sarah Williams (Jon), Paul Wiley (Geri), Leah Bierwerth... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Judith Ann Pesch (Judy)
Judith (Judy) Ann Pesch, age 78, peacefully passed away on July 30, 2021 from natural causes. She is survived by her sister, Mary L. Bruner (Menomonee Falls, WI), her son Scott E. Pesch and wife Rachel J. Pesch (Eureka, CA), her son Benjamin L. Pesch (Sunnyvale, CA), grandson Ethan... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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Vivian Lucille Stephens (Bennett)
Vivian Lucille Bennett Stephens (Vivian) Lucille Bennett Stephens died peacefully at 8:20pm on August 7, 2021, at the age of 97, surrounded by loved ones. Sequoia Springs was her home for the last nine years she created deep friendships and she enjoyed giving advice to the caregivers... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Charles "Charlie" Tramble
Charles "Charlie" Tramble Charles "Charlie" Tramble passed from this life at his home in Antlers, OK on September 7, 2021 at the age of 83. He was born in Redden, OK on January 10, 1938 to James Olvin Tramble and Geneva Tramble. Charles married Ruth Campbell on December 31, 1961... Read More
Serenity Funeral Service
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Laura Anne Wheeler-Graben
Laura Anne Wheeler-Graben 1964-2021 Laurie was born to Jessie Pawlus-Wheeler and Michael Bruce Wheeler Nov. 23, 1964, in Petaluma, California. Her birth fell on Thanksgiving, so her first birthday/thanks-giving celebration was hosted by Hillcrest Hospital. She left us on Sept. 5... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 19, 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Katheryn Gay Fusi
Kathryn Gay Fusi  5/13/1924 - 8/26/2021 Kathryn passed peacefully in her sleep after having chosen to end her years of dialysis treatment. As always, she did things her way. Kathryn known to her friends as Katie or Kate, was born in San Francisco, but raised by her divorced mother... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 16 to Sep. 18, 2021.
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Rhonda May Grace Olufsen Lebon
Rhonda May Grace Olufsen Lebon Rhonda May Grace Olufsen Lebon was born in Eureka, California on December 12, 1963, entered into rest September 8, 2021. Parents, Mike Olufsen and Verna Mincks, both predeceased. She grew up in the Elk River area and graduated from Eureka Senior High... Read More
Ayers Family Cremation
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 18, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sister Jeanette Black CSJ
SISTER JEANNETTE BLACK, CSJ 1935—2021  The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange bid farewell to one of their own, Sr. Jeannette Black also known as Anne Joseph. Sister Jeannette Black was born on June 1, 1935, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Audrey and Herbert Black. In 1939 she and her family... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 15, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
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Michael  McManus
Michael  McManus Born on January 28, 1937, Michael McManus passed away on August 29, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Wolf Creek, Oregon.  He was born to Josephine Murphy and Jack McManus in Eureka, California, and had one sister, Marah (Dennis) Chapman.  Michael graduated... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Wesley Alan Anderson
Celebration of Life The Celebration of life for Wesley Alan Anderson (passed 7/23/21) will be held 9/25/21 from 1 – 4 at 2190 Table Bluff Rd Loleta, CA. Please text an rsvp to his son Brad at 408 623-9422 if you are able to attend. Remember, Wes always loved a good party. The family... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 12, 2021.
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Nicholas Andrew Frank
Nick Frank January 20th 1943-January 10th 2021 Nicholas Andrew Frank was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1943.  With his parents Lou and Irene and his sister Katherine, Nick survived near starvation in Karuizawa during WWII. On July 14, 1947, Nick disembarked in Honolulu as stateless... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 12, 2021.
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Charles Haddock
Charles William Haddock Charles William Haddock of Trinidad, CA & Leesburg, NJ passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at the age of 87. Charles is survived by Donna Dean Heldman Haddock, companion and wife of 45 years; his children, step children, and their families; his sister... Read More
Carr Funeral Home Ltd
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Nancy M. Montgomery
Nancy M. Montgomery On August 30, 2021, Nancy completed her Earthly mission. Nancy was born to Benjamin and Louise Priest July 26, 1930 in San Francisco. In 1943, the family moved to Eureka, California where she graduated from high school. After attending Eureka Business College... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara C. Robison (Price)
Barbara C. Price Robison Barbara C. Price Robison was born October 26, 1932 in Montague, California and passed June 2, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Robison (father of her only son), her mother, Lena Fong Reeves, her siblings... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 9 to Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Fred W. Thurston
Fred W. Thurston With great sadness, the family of Fred W. Thurston announces his death on August 27, 2021 after a long battle with his health.  Fred was born on October 15th, 1944 in Eureka, CA, a fourth generation native of Humboldt County. He attended Eureka High School then... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 5 to Sep. 12, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dennis Burroughs
Dennis Edward Burroughs 1941 - 2021 Denny was born in Arcata, CA. Dec. 6, 1941 to Ken and Eleanor Hess Burroughs. He grew up in Eureka, graduating from Eureka High School in 1959 where he played Football and Basketball. He was a Sheet metal worker his entire life as was his Father... Read More
Humboldt Cremation & Funeral Service
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 11, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Donna Cox Richardson
DONNA COX RICHARDSON 1939-2021 On August 7th, 2021 Donna Richardson passed away at age 82. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday September 19th from 2-4pm at Donna's home, 922 Main Street. For more information call 707 502-8431. Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rita Wheeler Moore
Rita Wheeler Moore Rita Wheeler Moore passed away July 9, 2021 after a brief illness. Rita was born in Phoenix, AZ on September 12, 1958 to Eugene and Gloria Wheeler. She graduated from Most Holy Trinity School in Sunnyslope in 1972 and Washington High School in Phoenix in 1975... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
James Paul Ratzlaff
James Paul Ratzlaff James Paul Ratzlaff was born October 19, 1966 and passed away on August 31, 2021.  He was 54 years old.  He was the son of Marlene Thomsen and Ray Ratzlaff.  He was prede-ceased by his step-father Raymond Thomsen, his Grandparents, and his Uncle Mike Simpson. ... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jack Wright
Jack Wright Jack was born in Downey, Ca, he attended elementary school in Porterville where his second grade teacher wrote " Jack is a leader on the play ground and always fair and good natured" Words he lived up to. At Kingsburg high he lettered in football, basketball, baseball... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 8, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Velva Elaine Angell
Velva Elaine Angell 1929-2021 Our beloved Mother and "Auntie", Velva Angell, passed from this earth on August 14, 2021 at the age of 92. She was proud of her Native American heritage as she was Wiyot, Yurok and Wintun Indian. Velva was born in Eureka, CA on April 5th, 1929 to... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Aug. 29 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jeanne Kay Bryant (Patenaude)
Jeanne Kay (Patenaude) Bryant Jeanne Kay (Patenaude) Bryant passed away on August 21, 2021 at the age of 82. During the past year and a half of medical events she fought back with grace and dignity. Regardless of her condition she always had her smile, her whit, and charm. Jeanne... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
George William Burtchett
George William Burtchett George William Burtchett, born July 25, 1929, passed away August 17th, 2021 at home in Arcata, CA surrounded by family. George was a Christian whose faith and love for God was strong to the end as he anticipated seeing Jesus. George was born in Oakland and... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Bessie Elliott
Bessie Elliott Bessie passed peacefully on August 22, surrounded by family. Born in Ada, Oklahoma on August 10, 1941, Bessie's family moved to Rio Dell when she was in grade school. She met her husband James "Red" Elliott when they were in high school. After graduating, they were... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Patricia French
Mary Patricia French Mary Patricia French, aged 88, passed away in Salisbury, MD on August 11, 2021.  Formerly of Toledo, OR and later, Sutherlin, OR, she moved to Salisbury in 2019 to be closer to family while she battled dementia.  A longtime West Coaster, she was born in Eureka... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Bennie N. Gill
Bennie N. Gill Bennie N. Gill was born in Hollister OK on May 10, 1928. He passed away Aug 11, 2021, holding the hand of his wife of 71 years. He was the second of eight children born to Bennie Gill Sr. And Alyce Pemberton Gill. In the spring of 1930, the family moved to Bethany... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Evelyn Millicent Reynolds
Evelyn Millicent Reynolds Oct. 5, 1927 - Aug. 18, 2021 Evelyn Millicent Reynolds (Nee Johnson, Hinkle) Mom passed away peacefully in Grants Pass, Oregon at Oak Lane Retirement Community. For her, moving back to Oregon in 2018 was akin to going home. Her early years with spent... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Jean Slade
BARBARA JEAN SLADE 1931 - 2021 On July 19, 2021, Barbara Jean Slade passed away peacefully at the age of 89. There will be a Celebration of Life picnic on Saturday, September 11th, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sequoia Park Gazebo, on which would have been Barbara's 90th birthday. Family... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sally Tanner
Sally Tanner Sally Tanner left us on August 20th at 7:30 pm. Her two sons were by her side as she peacefully stepped into the next chapter of her fabulous existence. She was larger than life, as all of the many many people, whose lives she touched, will attest to. She was born Marcella... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Aug. 31 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jean Hill
Jean Lillian Cesaretti Hill The spirit of Jean Lillian Cesaretti Hill passed peacefully from this world on August 6, 2021.  Jean lived 98 years on this earth, always calling Humboldt County home. The world has changed greatly since Jean's birth 98 years ago.  She lived through... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 3, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kathryn Gay Fusi
Kathryn Gay Fusi  5/13/1924 - 8/26/2021 Kathryn passed peacefully in her sleep after having chosen to end her years of dialysis treatment. As always, she did things her way. Kathryn known to her friends as Katie or Kate, was born in San Francisco, but raised by her divorced mother... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Sep. 2, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Skye Eileen Bolz
Skye Eileen Bolz Skye (Eileen Bolz) lived an unconventional and adventurous life of 97 years and passed away on June 3, 2021.Before moving to Humboldt County, Skye lived at Nepenthe in Big Sur and owned a leather shop in Marin, designing and making sandals, purses, and belts. She... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Joan Carpenter
Joan Carpenter Joan Louise Carpenter died in her home, as she wanted, on Friday August 6th.  Joan was born in Port Hueneme California in 1932. Her parents and grandparents were Pennsylvania coal miners before migrating to the west coast where they settled down on a Southern California... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Evelyn Fewell
Evelyn Fewell July 30, 1929 to July 19, 2021 Born in Crum Creek, Oklahoma a few months prior to the start of the Great Depression, Evelyn McFarland Fewell was the third of seven siblings whose family emigrated to the Central Valley of California along with thousands of others... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Linda M. Mathes
Linda M. Mathes Linda M. Mathes, beloved wife, mother and Ferndale community member passed away on August 15, 2021. Born in Bavaria, Germany in 1929, Linda grew up in the beautiful city of Coburg. She was blessed with wonderful parents, Ida and Edmund Stelzner, her brother Helmut... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Maryn Frances McPherson
Maryn Frances McPherson Maryn Frances McPherson was born on Christmas Eve, 1925, to her parents, Marion and Rosella Kemp. Maryn liked to tell the story about her older sister Ruth who disappointedly asked "is this all we're getting for Christmas!". Along with her two older sisters... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Janice Mae Farrell Scott
Janice Mae Farrell Scott Janice Mae Farrell Scott went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Au gust 16, 2021 at the age of 79.  There is rejoicing in heaven, although she will be greatly missed here. Jan was born in Springfield, Illinois on December 26, 1941.  She talked often... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 29, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lura Ann Winzler
Lura Ann Winzler 1932 – 2021  Lura Ann Winzler passed away on August 11th, 2021, at the age of 89. Lura was born in Eureka, California, to George and Ruby Winzler. She had a happy childhood, and spent a lot of time at the family dairy ranch in Fernbridge with her brothers, George... Read More
Published in Times-Standard from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2021.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Wesley Alan Anderson
Wesley Alan Anderson, born 10/15/40 in Fortuna, California, left us on 7/23/21. Wes passed peacefully at home on the ranch he dearly loved. A graduate of Fortuna High School, Wes went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. While at... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lois M. Vail
Lois M. Vail July 5, 1924-July 21, 2021 Lois was born the youngest of four daughters in Arcata, CA to William and Marie (Peters) Reeves. She spent her childhood on her family ranch near Mad River. After graduating from Arcata High School in 1943, Lois studied in Sacramento, CA to... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Clifford Viale
Clifford E. Viale To everyone who has supported and reached out to us following the death of our loved one, Clifford E. "Cliff" Viale, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us all... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 22, 2021.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
VILMA MYERS FRANCESCONI (PECCHIA)
VILMA PECCHIA MYERS FRANCESCONI Vilma Pecchia Myers Francesconi died peacefully at home on July 29, 2021, just a few weeks after her 90th birthday. She was a first generation Italian American and grew up in Eureka, attending St. Bernard's Elementary School and graduating from Eureka... Read More
Sanders Funeral Home - Eureka
Published in Times-Standard from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2021.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Merlin Wayne "Sonny" Tripp
Merlin Wayne "Sonny" Tripp Merlin Wayne "Sonny" Tripp. January 17, 1929-August 1, 2021 A man with a kind gentle spirit, he could knock a bull down and then come in with a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers. The Schwanns drivers knew they couldn't come unless they learned to yodel... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 17, 2021.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John Edward Buffington
John Edward Buffington July 6, 1941-July23, 2021 John Edward Buffington passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas, on July 23, 202l, at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Blythe Buffington and is survived by his wife Georgia Willis Buffington of Austin... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Patricia Stanley Jennings
Patricia Stanley Jennings Patricia Stanley Jennings of Arcata, CA died July 16th, 2021 at 11:30 PM. She was 91. Mrs. Jennings was born in Gainesville, returning from the Clearwater area in 1997. She was the daughter of Ronald L and Ora Means Stanley. She was a retired medical... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 15, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Jean McNeil (Beaver)
Barbara Jean Beaver McNeil Barbara Jean Beaver McNeil, born on May 4, 1948 to William and Barbara Beaver. She died on August 6, 2021 with family present. Jean was the first born of 8. She had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She was soft spoken, quiet and sweet. Many of her friends said... Read More
Published in Times-Standard on Aug. 15, 2021.
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