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Obituary: Joia Mae Simpson, Aug. 9, 1999 – Nov. 1, 2018

Obituary: Joia Mae Simpson, Aug. 9, 1999 – Nov. 1, 2018

Joia Mae Simpson August 9, 1999-November 1, 2018 Joia left this world too early, in a tragic accident in the early morning of November 1st. Born at home, Joia was a bubbly, energetic child who touched people with her bright spirit. A mischievous sprite as a young being, Joia could bend the world to her

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

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