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Gerardo Mendoza

Dec 12, 1951 - Nov 07, 2023

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Eureka, CA

Gerardo Mendoza was born on December 12th, 1951, and passed away on November 7th 2023, at 71 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Gerardo on his tribute page To to the family or in memory of Gerardo Rojas Mendoza, please

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Doris May McCann Hickerson

Dec 31, 1924 - Feb 22, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Doris Hickerson died on February 22, 2024, in Eureka, California after a short illness. Doris May McCann was born in Eureka on December 31, 1924, to Andrew Warren McCann and Cora Margaret Olson McCann. Both her parents were born in Eureka to immigrants from New Brunswick, Canada, and Norway. The family included her older sister, Beryl Marie McCann. After her parents divorced, her mother married Barry Brown, and Doris’s half-brother, Thomas Ashmun Brown joined the family. She graduated from Eureka High School in February 1943 and from Humboldt State College in June 1946 with a BA in Elementary Education and a teaching credential. While she was a student at HSC, she met Robert Hickerson, a sailor stationed at the Naval Air Station in McKinleyville. They married in June 1946. Doris taught for several years as Bob took advantage of the GI Bill to graduate from Oregon State College in Corvallis with a degree in Physics. She followed Bob to his new job in Burbank, California, where their only child, Dean Robert Hickerson, was born in 1954. Bob’s work took the family to Grass Valley, Sacramento, Davis, and Yreka, California, as well as to a memorable year in Santiago, Chile. Doris especially liked the house they built a few miles outside Yreka, where they had Araucana chickens that laid colorful eggs, a large and productive vegetable garden, and a beautiful view of Mt. Shasta. In addition to teaching, Doris’s various jobs included working in the UC Davis library, and the Siskiyou County Planning Department. When she and Bob divorced in 1983, Doris returned to Eureka, where she worked in the Humboldt County Planning Department until she retired in 1997 at the age of 73. In her retirement, she took up quilting, writing, watercolor painting, and some genealogy, mostly in small groups at The Meadows senior apartment complex where she loved, and was loved by, many of her neighbors. She also continued her life-long enjoyment of plants and gardening at The Meadows. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved sister Beryl Carrico, her half-brother Tommy Brown, her ex-husband Robert Hickerson, her Siberian Husky Tara, and many spoiled cats. She is survived by her son Dean Hickerson, her nephew Randy Carrico (Deborah), niece Lynn Carrico (Russ), nephew Rob Buerk (Lori), and extended family. No services are planned. To to the family or in memory of Doris May McCann Hickerson, please

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Thomas Kent Darrell

Jul 09, 1952 - Feb 15, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Thomas Darrell was born on July 9th, 1952, and passed away on February 15th, 2024, at 71 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Thomas on his tribute page. To to the family or in memory of Thomas Kent Darrell, please

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Susan Kay Arledge

Aug 09, 1947 - Feb 07, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Susan Arledge was born on August 9th, 1947, and passed away on February 7th, 2024, at 76 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Susan on her tribute page. To to the family or in memory of Susan Kay Arledge, please

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Jean Louise Snowden-Sanders

Nov 25, 1940 - Feb 11, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Jean Sanders was born on November 25th, 1940, and passed away on February 11th, 2024, at 83 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Jean on her tribute page. To to the family or in memory of Jean Louise Snowden-Sanders, please

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Linda Marie Favorite

May 28, 1947 - Feb 08, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Linda Favorite was born on May 28th, 1947, and passed away on February 8th, 2024, at 76 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Linda on her tribute page. To to the family or in memory of Linda Marie Favorite, please

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Jeannine Ann Geiger

Apr 30, 1955 - Feb 03, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Jeannine Geiger was born on April 30th, 1955, and passed away on February 3rd, 2024, at 68 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Jeannine on her tribute page. To to the family or in memory of Jeannine Ann Geiger, please

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Dorothy Gladys Nicholson

Dec 22, 1919 - Feb 11, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Dorothy Nicolson passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024. Born on December 22, 1919, she lived to be 104 years old, spending her lifetime as a resident of Humboldt County. She grew up living in Trinidad, with her parents, Arabella, and Edwin Erickson, and her sisters Mary, Bernice, and June. Dorothy married Edward Nicholson, on January 1, 1938, and they made Eureka their home for over 60 years. While Ed served his country during the war, Dorothy went to work for Chicago Bridge and Iron. Years later she graduated from business college and worked for the Humboldt County Probation Department for 23 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Arabella Erickson, husband Edward Nicholson, sisters Mary Robertson, Bernice Riley, June Orlandi, and niece Joyce Miranda. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff and management at McKinleyville Timber Ridge for their kindness and support of Dorothy during her residency. She celebrated her 104th birthday with the residents, staff, friends, and family. The family would like to thank the entire medical and nursing staff at Mad River Hospital for their compassionate care. Per her wishes, Paul’s Chapel did not perform a service but took care of the arrangements for her interment. She was laid to rest at Ocean View Cemetery next to her departed husband. To to the family or in memory of Dorothy Gladys Nicholson, please

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Tracy Marie Costa

Sep 06, 1973 - Jan 27, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Tracy Costa was born on September 6th, 1973, and passed away on January 27th, 2024, at 50 years of age. Afterlife care was entrusted to Humboldt Cremation. Please leave your thoughts and condolences to the family and share your memories of Tracyon her tribute page To to the family or in memory of Tracy Marie Costa, please

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Gregory Warren Hurst

Aug 29, 1963 - Feb 13, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Gregory Warren Hurst, 60, passed away on Tuesday, February 13th, in Eureka, California. Born on August 29th, 1963 to Warren Hurst and Dorothea Williams, Greg was a long time employee at Costco in Eureka. He was a loving son to Dorothea and Jerry Williams and a loving brother to his surviving sister, Tiffany Dheedene. Also survived are numerous Uncles, Aunts, and cousins. May he rest in peace.

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Wayne Roy Maples

Apr 14, 1927 - Jan 14, 2024

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Eureka, CA

Wayne Roy Maples passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Sunday, January 14. Wayne was 96, born on April 14, 1927, in Luther, Oklahoma. He was one of nine children, and the last surviving of the Roy and Sarah Maples family. In 1935, Roy sold everything and loaded the family of 11, plus two relatives into one Buick and headed for Southern California. Wayne (Dad) was 7. He sat on his sister’s lap. There, in Ontario, Dad completed his eighth-grade education and entered the workforce, mostly picking fruit. In the winter of 1944, Dad was 17 and longed for a role in World War 2. Receiving the parental permission required for a 17-year-old, Dad enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country in the South Pacific theatre. When the war ended, Dad still had some time to serve. His stateside base was Alameda, Calif. In 1947, on a weekend leave, Dad ventured over to San Francisco’s Playland, an amusement park that once inhabited the Pacific shoreline. Having spent his last cent that day, Wayne began trying to sell a fountain pen for the return fare back to Alameda. One young woman showed interest — the former Maxine Friesen. She spent the rest of the day paying for them both to go on the rides, and for the cab fare. Wayne and Maxine were married six weeks later and were married until Mom’s passing in 2021. Seventy-four years. Upon Wayne’s discharge from the USN, he and Maxine moved to Tempe, Ariz. to be near Wayne’s parents. Their first of five sons, Michael, was born there in 1948. In 1950, the young family of three traveled to visit Maxine’s family, who had just relocated to Eureka. At Maxine’s request, she and Michael remained in Eureka for a longer visit while Wayne returned to his power company job in Tempe. Just a few days later Maxine received a call from Wayne announcing that the family was moving to Eureka. Maxine was overjoyed to be located near her family. Their first Eureka place of residence was low-income housing located where Winco is now. In those days Eureka was dominated by the redwood lumber industry, and Dad first worked at a sawmill. He hated it. So, he began to apply elsewhere, including PG&E, but was not hired. The PG&E interviewer gave Dad’s name to a local plumbing company in need of an apprentice. It seems their apprentice had “skipped” off to Canada to avoid the draft. Dad was hired as an apprentice over the phone the next day, sight unseen. The plumbing industry would prove to be our family’s good fortune. He completed his apprenticeship in 1953, having received time for his military service. He acquired his contractor’s license in 1960 and started his own company. Dad and Mom would experience a good measure of risk, sacrifice, loss, near bankruptcy, and recovery. He borrowed the $1,000 seed money for the venture from his mother-in-law. So it was also Mom’s investment from the beginning. Whatever ups or downs the company experienced, it was Wayne and Maxine’s pulling together through their hard work ethic. During these early years Wayne and Maxine added four sons to their home — Bruce in 1951, twins Rodney and Roger in 1954, and Dale in 1962. Dad’s faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was the foundation of our home. He and Mom made sure we boys knew the way to Jesus. Dad was a faithful and active member of the Eureka Nazarene Church, serving as an usher, building improvement volunteer, and board member. Dad instilled early in us boys a work ethic and the importance of the acquisition of a skill. He preferred that we work during vacation. He, nor Mom, were helicopter parents. We rode our bikes to school, to practice, to the store, and all around town. We returned home at dark. We spent summer weekends water skiing. We always had a boat. He took us to church on Sunday. When complaining about our Sunday attendance his famous line was, “You don’t have to go to church, you get to go to church”. As time went by and travel became possible, Dad and Mom traveled the world, from China to Israel, and from cruises through the Panama Canal to the Alaskan Inside Passage. Mom and Dad were the perfect example of two, being one. Dad loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Dad and Mom wore out several motorhomes traveling to see them all. Finally, it must be said that Dad, along with Mom, loved Eureka. For 74 years they both enjoyed love returned from this community. Dad was preceded in death by mom in 2021, and grandson Michael Wayne Jr in 1983. He is survived by his five sons and their spouses — Michael and Debbie Maples of Surprise, Ariz., Bruce and Linda Maples of Tauranga, N.Z., Rodney and Sonja Maples of Eureka, Roger and Janice Maples of Santa Rosa and Dale and Jillaine Maples of Eureka. He is also survived by his 22 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The last two years were a little hard for Dad. He’d lost Mom. We’d like to thank just a few. First, the VA. They really came through with providing home care. Second, Agape Home Care. The workers were amazing at developing relationships with Dad. Third, Hospice of Humboldt. All the great things you’ve heard about Hospice are true. Any words penned here to describe Hospice would not be enough. Finally, friends and family. Too many to name. Through the work and love of all, Dad was able to live out his years at home. A memorial for Wayne will be on January 27 at 2 p.m., at the Eureka Nazarene Church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice of Humboldt.

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