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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

Obituary: Lisa Christine Bowes

When an artist passes away, … they return to the cosmic dust and become part of the place where ideas come from.             – Gerard Way Lisa Christine Bowes left this earth on July 9, 2016. Her creative spark now joins the stars and the cosmic dust. Lisa was born

Obituary: Jerry Partain

Professor Emeritus Jerry Partain, who helped establish Humboldt State’s Forestry bachelor’s degree and turn the program into a longstanding success, died on July 4, 2016 at the age of 91. Partain was hired in 1953, when coffee cost students 7¢ a cup, to teach with Ed Pierson, who had recently begun a two-year forestry technical