Tag Archives: Obituaries

Obituary: John Anderson Campbell

John Anderson Campbell died quietly in his home during winter solstice. After a lifelong relationship/battle with alcohol, his liver failed and his body followed soon after. John lived his life his way, never married or had kids. He had a “live for the day” attitude. Kind, fun, smart, witty, handsome as all get out and

Obituary: Wilma W. Johnston

Wilma W. Johnston passed away at her home in Arcata on November 27, 2015. She was born in rural northeast South Dakota on October 15, 1925. Her parents and four siblings predeceased her. In 1939, parentless, she was sent to California to live with relatives. She graduated from Kern County Union High School in Bakersfield

Obituary: Mahmoud Mohammed Shaheen 1947-2015

In mid-October Mahmoud Mohammed Shaheen, local chef, caterer, poet and artist left this life. Mahmoud was born in Jerusalem on August 3, 1947. He began life here working at a gas station and studying drama at College of Marin. It was during those early years that he met and married Ginny Van Zandt with whom

Obituary: Guy Richard Bush

Long-time Arcata resident Guy Richard Bush died Oct. 14, 2015 at age 94 following a brief illness.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Edith Bacchetti Bush, who passed away in 2005. Guy was an active member and “fixture” of the Timber Ridge Assisted Living Community for the last six years

Obituary: Mary Alice Vetter, 1918-2015

Mary Alice Vetter was born to Isaac Eugene (Gene) Powers and Sophia (Sophie) Fredericka Huhn Powers on Oct. 28, 1918 in Leavenworth, Kansas and died Oct. 1, 2015 in McKinleyville. She enjoyed attending church and taught Sunday School at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Mary moved to Eureka in May 1997 and lived

Obituary: Nita Groth

Nita Groth passed away peacefully at the age of 95, in her beloved home in Trinidad, on Sept. 19, 2015. She lived a full and positive life, helping others before helping herself. Compassion and grace were her foremost qualities. As an artist and a woman Nita inspired those who knew her with her insight, honesty

Obituary: Carol Marie (Woodhams) Peters

Carol Marie (Woodhams) Peters passed away on August 24, 2015. She was born in Redwood City, California, on June 16, 1920 and lived 95 interesting and eventful years. In her early years, Carol was a singer with a rich contralto voice. She sang on Bay Area television in the 1950s, with the San Francisco Light

Obituary: Owen Hackett

Owen Hackett died on August 14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico a number of months after a final debilitating stroke. He was born on February 26, 1931 in in Los Angeles, Calif., the only child of David and Mabel Hackett. Owen was both an Eagle Scout and a Sea Scout, and had fond memories of

Obituary: Dennis M. Taurick Aug. 28, 1947 – March 26, 2015

A fine man worthy of note has passed. Dennis had returned in late February to his home Hayfork after an extended fall/winter visit in Connecticut with family. He claimed, “dysfunctional is better than shoveling snow!” Dennis was a private, guarded man, allowing few into his circle. Those friends are scattered throughout California, primarily within the Triangle,

Obituary: Eleanor “Gram” Sullivan

Eleanor “Gram” Sullivan of McKinleyville passed away on Aug. 25, 2015. Gram was 86 years old on July 2 and born in Centralia, Wash. She raised nine children and many of her children’s friends. She is survived by Neil (Sherry) Campbell, Linda (Bill) Alden, Patte (Dave) Gleason, Debra (John) Posey, Butch Campbell, Kelly Loveland, Carrie