Tag Archives: Obituary

Obituary: Jo-Ann Wells, Sept. 16, 1957 – May 25, 2018

Obituary: Jo-Ann Wells, Sept. 16, 1957 – May 25, 2018

Jo-Ann “Jo-Momma” Wells, 61, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25,  2018 at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) after a short battle with cancer. Jo was born Sept. 16, 1957 in Juno, Alaska where she grew up with two older siblings, a brother and sister, until she ventured to San Francisco in 1982 with

James Mac Sorter

Mad River Union Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend, James Mac Sorter (Jim) passed away peacefully at his home on March 30, 2018. He was a lifelong educator and esteemed public school administrator whose positive impacts on the local students and teachers he worked with will be felt for many years. In retirement, Jim

OBITUARY: Marie (Cierra) Toombs

Marie (Cierra) Toombs, 87, long-time resident of Trinidad and proud member of the Wiyot Tribe, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018 in Eureka at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The only daughter of Robert and Hazel Toombs, Cierra and her three brothers (Bob, George and Frank) grew up in Los Angeles. Being of Wiyot descent, the entire

Obituary: Mayer Segal, 1917 – 2017

Mayer Segal died peacefully on Dec. 14, 2017. His journey began in the small town of Elbow Lake, Minnesota in 1917 and ended in Bayside, California, over one hundred years later. In his youth in Los Angeles, he formed friendships that would continue for more than 80 years. After graduating from UCLA, his real education

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.

OBITUARY: Dr. Patricia Lynne Siering

Patty Siering was a biology professor at Humboldt State University, an extraordinary cook who threw great parties, a founding member of the Team Stomatopod kinetic sculpture tribe, a lover of nature and dogs, a scholar who applied her knowledge of molecules and microbes to understanding ecosystems, a birder, a quilter, a hiker, a beloved wife,

Obituary: Charles L. Moon

A memorial and celebration of the life of Charles L. Moon will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 151 East 16th St. in Arcata. Charles was born Aug. 2, 1922 and died on Oct. 3, 2017. Charles was raised on a cotton farm near Altus, Oklahoma. He taught himself