Tag Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARY: Esterline Washington

Esterline Washington, of Aunt Ester’s Barbeque Ribs n Things, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.  She is survived by one niece, Lorrain Darnes Smith, third cousin, Travis Dell Herron, and fourth cousin, Fatima Sheikh. She was preceded by her God-daughter, third cousin, Anna Jean Herron. She was married to Matthew Washington until his death in 1999. 

OBITUARY: Katherine Kiyoko Uemura January 30, 1988 – January 30, 2019

Katherine Kiyoko Uemura January 30, 1988 – January 30, 2019 Katherine passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital from complications stemming from a congenital heart defect.  She bravely underwent multiple heart surgeries in her life. We were blessed with her warmth, adventurous nature and the occasional bouts of rascally temperament. She was a lifelong resident of Arcata.

OBITUARY: Frances Suzanne Moore

 June 20, 1935 – Nov. 17, 2018 Suzanne Moore lived an adventurous, creative, loving and unconventional life.  She was born June 20, 1935 in Detroit Michigan to Franceska and Francis Moore during the Great Depression. Her childhood experiences of eating pheasant from traps in the vacant lot and venison from her father’s deer hunting, along

Obituary: Montanna Louise Jones (Ann Bernard), 1943-2018

Montanna was raised mainly in the south and moved to Oakland in the 1960s. There, she played bass and found “women’s music” and the Women’s Press Collective.  In 1975, the press sent her and her then-lover, African-American poet Pat Parker, on a cross-country poetry and bookselling tour.  Montanna recently wrote about the burgeoning women’s and