Tag Archives: Obituaries

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

Obituary: Jean Harriet Mortensen Doran, 1920-2018

As the seasons changed and summer turned to fall, Jean Harriet Mortensen Doran died Sept. 24, 2018 in McKinleyville, Calif. after leading a very long and full life. She was 98 years old, but forever young. Jean was born April 14, 1920 in Fairfield, Calif. Her father, Harry Mortensen, ran a grocery store in Fairfield

OBITUARY: Robert E. Shepherd

Robert E. Shepherd (Bud) of Redding, Calif. passed from us on May 25, 2018, at age 92, of long-term Parkinson. He leaves a wife of 66 years, Doris (Parker) Shepherd and three children, Michael of Dallas, Texas, Dorothy Sutton (John) of Redding; Victoria Shattuck (Jeff) also of Redding; brother Dave Shepherd of Yreka, Calif.; sister-in-law

OBITUARY: Mary ‘Tyke’ Esther Solotoff

Mary “Tyke” Esther Solotoff was born Dec. 15, 1925 and died at home after a long illness on Dec. 6, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Barnett Solotoff; her parents, Scott Winfield Homan and Esther Reynold (Atwood Hawley) Homan; her three brothers and many dogs and friends.