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Obituary: Carla (Petersen) Powell

Obituary: Carla (Petersen) Powell

Carla Gudrun (Petersen) Powell died May 12, 2017. She was the daughter of Johannes and Marie Petersen, born August 16, 1916 on the family farm at Coffee Creek, east of Ferndale. She had three siblings, Aage Petersen, Ellen Calder and Eline (Babe) Townson, all deceased. Carla is survived by Aage’s daughters, Greta Hockaday and Carol

Obituary: Jennifer Moore Mason

Jennifer Moore Mason was born in La Jolla, Calif. July 17, 1955, the third of five girls born to Dr. David G. and Claire Harding Moore. She and her sisters grew up in a unique and inspiring neighborhood full of ocean scientists, Nobel Prize winners, and “crummy” kids. The atmosphere of curiosity about the natural

Janis Jean Saunders • Sept. 11, 1929 – June 15, 2017

Janis, or “Mimi,” as she was known to her grandchildren, was a generous and loving woman who deeply valued spending time with her loved ones. Born and raised in Eureka, Janis Jean Moore attended Nazareth Convent Elementary School, graduated from Eureka High School in 1946, and went to work for Eureka City Schools as a

Obituary: Victoria Anne Stockley Dodge

Victoria Anne Stockley Dodge    Nov. 15, 1949 –Dec. 6, 2016 Family and friends of Victoria Stockley Dodge are invited to a celebration of this good woman’s life on Saturday, March 25, from roughly 1 to 8 p.m. at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Vicky’s love of the North Coast and all its

OBITUARY: Ruth Mountaingrove

Ruth Mountaingrove, lesbian-feminist poet, photographer, composer, publisher, musician, playwright, painter and women’s land pioneer, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2016, at age 93, at Ida Emmerson Hospice House in Eureka. Ruth was born Ruth Shook Feb. 21, 1923 in Philadelphia, daughter of Edith Shelling and Herbert Shook. She attended Kutztown State Teachers College. In 1946, she

OBITUARY: Kenneth Richard David

Kenneth Richard David  Ken David was born Jan. 8, 1941 and passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Nov. 8, 2016. He was born in Denver, Colorado, son of Richard and Emma David. They moved to Humboldt County in 1951 from Herlong, Calif., where his father worked in the motor

Obituary: Danny Wayne Harpe

Danny Harpe passed away at home in Eureka Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at age 68. Danny was born Feb. 9, 1948 in Ukiah to parents Ernest and Eleanor Harpe. He was raised in Hopland on Valley Oaks Farm with three brothers and a sister. Danny graduated from Ukiah High in 1966. While in high school,

Obituary: Lee Wakefield, 1941 – 2016

Lee Wakefield died in his home at the Pickwick Apartments on Oct. 4, 2016. Lee, 75, was responsible for the terraced gardens, espaliered fruit trees and the sculpture garden behind Sunny Brae’s Pickwick Apartments, which can be viewed from Samoa Boulevard. But he went further, planting fruit trees all over the complex, manicuring the large

Obituary: Peggy O’Neil Duncan

Peggy O’Neil Duncan, a resident of Gasquet, Calif., died July 26, 2016 in a tragic car accident. Peggy was born April 8, 1956 in Arcata. She was a graduate of McKinleyville High School. She graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters Degree in Education. She