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OBITUARY: Bill Thompson, May 28, 1929 – Dec. 24, 2018

OBITUARY: Bill Thompson, May 28, 1929 – Dec. 24, 2018

Bill (Willard Ray) Thompson died peacefully in his sleep at his Bayside home on Dec. 24, 2018, at the age of 89. Bill was born in San Francisco on May 28, 1929, the oldest child of Martha Godfrey Thompson and Lyman Hague Thompson. After graduating from Vista High School, he earned a BA in Economics at Knox College in

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: Francis Gregory Stafford, Feb. 9, 1948 – Oct. 10, 2018

Greg Stafford, game designer, mythologist, shaman, father, husband, brother, and friend, died as a result of a cardiac event in Arcata, Calif., Oct. 10. He was 70. Prompted by a tarot card reading, Greg founded The Chaosium (later Chaosium, Inc.) in 1975. The company quickly became known for its innovative game design and quality, publishing

Obituary: Geri Francine van Emmerik, 1960 – 2018

Geri Francine van Emmerik, age 57,  passed away Sunday, Sept.  16, 2018 at her home in McKinleyville with her husband Otto and family by her side.  She had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in October of 2015 which she valiantly fought until the end.   Geri was born in Los Angeles, California, on

OBITUARY: A Deautiful Difference

On Sept. 4,2017, Patricia L. Koutouzos passed away as a result of complications resulting from her massive stroke in 2014. This Celebration of her life is a memorial to her. In every aspect of her life, Pat combined a sensitivity and spirituality that many of us responded to. She saw in herself, and in all

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