Tag Archives: Obituary

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: 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

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