Danny Harpe passed away at home in Eureka Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at age 68. Danny was born Feb. 9, 1948 in Ukiah to parents Ernest and Eleanor Harpe. He was raised in Hopland on Valley Oaks Farm with three brothers and a sister.
Danny graduated from Ukiah High in 1966. While in high school, Danny played baseball and basketball. He joined the Army Reserves in 1968 and in 1969 was activated to Germany for 18 months. He returned to Hopland in 1971 and moved to Arcata later that year and began working at Arcata Redwood Co. He worked there 41 years until he retired in 2012.
Danny loved the outdoors; he enjoyed deer hunting with his brother Wade and nephews Jared and Jacob. He loved to hunt duck and pheasant. He enjoyed fishing and abalone diving with family and friends. Danny was a big sports fan and loved to get in on all the football pools. His favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.
Dan is survived by parents Ernest and Eleanor Harpe, brothers Van Harpe and Wade (Sharon) Harpe and sister Marlene (Duane) Black; nephews Jacob Harpe, Jared (Sandra) Harpe, Tyler Harpe, Travis Harpe, Joshua Harpe, Darrell Black, Dale Black and Jeremy Harpe; nieces Jennifer (Tatnall) Kennedy, Kayla Harpe, Natalie Harpe, Carlee Harpe, Heather (Kevin) Black and Brittany Harpe. He is survived by many great nieces and nephews, lots of cousins and his Aunt Virginia Harpe. He is preceded in death by younger brother Doug Harpe.
Danny had many good friends that he made over his 45 years in Humboldt County. Special friends are Steve and Vicky Gibney, Terry and Bobbie Beaver and Karen Fuller his companion of 20 years. Danny had a very special bond with his nephew Jared Harpe. His two Labradors, Delilah and Lucy, were his faithful companions.
Danny, we love and miss you. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life potluck in Danny's honor Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 at the Eureka Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Rd. at 1 p.m. Please bring your favorite dish and stories to share.