Sunday, May 19, 2024

Glenda Miller: 1930-2024

July 9, 1930 to April 4, 2024

Posted By on Sun, May 19, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Glenda Miller, July 9, 1930, to April 4, 2024.
  • Glenda Miller, July 9, 1930, to April 4, 2024.

Glenda Miller passed away April 4 at the age of 93. She was a woman of faith and while we are so saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing she is being celebrated in heaven by those who have gone before her. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, all of whom are feeling lost without our matriarch. She was a loving mother, devoted grandmother and was tickled to be a great grandmother to so many. Mom truly believed children were life's greatest blessings.

Mom was born July 9, 1930, to Frank and Mable Titus and spent her entire life in Humboldt County. The Titus family including her three brothers lived and worked several dairies: on Waddington Road, Coffee Creek — the Keohan place, and later on the Island.


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Beverly "Kay" Barnard Enos: 1946-2024

Posted By on Sun, May 19, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Beverly "Kay" Bernard Enos, Feb. 8, 1946, to April 5, 2024.
  • Beverly "Kay" Bernard Enos, Feb. 8, 1946, to April 5, 2024.

Beverly "Kay" Barnard Enos passed away Friday, April 5, at 78 years old. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving partner and granddaughters.

Kay (as known to most) was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in French Camp, California. She was made stronger by her childhood. She graduated from high school in Spokane, Washington. She was a waitress for many years moving through Washington, California and Oregon, working in cities such as Spokane, Modesto and Salem. She finally found her home in Ferndale, California. where she met the love of her life, George Enos. They met 8/8/88 and have been together ever since.

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Michael Joseph Allison: 1948-2024

Posted By on Sun, May 19, 2024 at 6:30 AM

Michael Joseph Allison, Sept. 19, 1948, to April 23, 2024.
  • Michael Joseph Allison, Sept. 19, 1948, to April 23, 2024.

Michael Joseph Allison passed away suddenly after a long illness at his home in Trinidad, California, surrounded by his loving wife and two beloved dogs, Puffin and Elliot, on April 23. He was born Sept. 19, 1948 to Dorothy and Lewis Allison of Long Beach, California. Growing up close to the ocean in Long Beach, Mike spent summers and after school time sailing on Alamitos Bay and surfing at Huntington Beach. He learned how to sail at a very young age, and sailing became one of his greatest passions. As an adult, he loved offshore sailboat racing and later, racing on the Great Salt Lake. His love of the sea endured throughout his life.


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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Michele (Feldman) Baughman: 1937-2024

May 12th, 1937- April 1st, 2024

Posted By on Sat, May 18, 2024 at 3:17 PM

Michele (Feldman) Boughman, May 12, 1937, to April 1, 2024.
  • Michele (Feldman) Boughman, May 12, 1937, to April 1, 2024.

On Monday, April 1, at 7:42 pm, Michele (Feldman) Baughman died peacefully at home surrounded by her dearest friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Feldman, her brother Roland, and her beloved husband of 54 years, Don Patrick Baughman.

Michele was born on May 12, 1937, in Paris, France. Her parents owned a prestigious Jewish restaurant in Paris. In 1939, during the Nazi occupation, the family fled from France into Spain and boarded a ship to Montreal, Canada. Michele was just 2 years old at the time of their escape. She was born with congenital hip dysplasia and had multiple surgeries throughout her life. When she was 13 years old her brother taught her to walk. As a young woman she moved to San Francisco where she met her "one and only," Don, a young Army veteran from Minnesota. They fell deeply in love and were married in 1966. They came to Humboldt County in 1969.



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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Dr. Edward Buzz Webb: 1937-2024

Posted By on Sun, May 5, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Dr. Edward Buzz Webb, March 9, 1937, to Feb. 22, 2024, vice president for student affairs emeritus at Humboldt State University.
  • Dr. Edward Buzz Webb, March 9, 1937, to Feb. 22, 2024, vice president for student affairs emeritus at Humboldt State University.

Buzz died peacefully at home with his wife Judy, daughters Lisa and Sydney, by his side, after a long and hard illness, an end to a long, happy, and successful life.

He leaves his wife Judy, daughters Lisa (Erik) and Sydney (Geo) both of Homer, Alaska, his sister-in-law Salli Sachse, half-sisters, Judy Webb, and Peggy Webb, along with six granddaughters: Anna (Kevin), Miranda (Justin), Isabel (Emily), Larsen (Keaton), Malina, and Natasha. He was preceded in death by his son, David Webb.

Buzz was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 9, 1937. His father, a pharmacist, joined the Marines at the beginning of WW2. His mom. Marian was a New York model who became a "Rosie the Riveter" in a defense plant in Indianapolis.

At the end of the war, Buzz, his mom, his sister Sandra, and his dog Tippy took a train and joined their dad in San Diego. His Dad, Max, opened a pharmacy and the family settled in La Jolla.


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Erin Jarvis-Nessier: 1960-2024

Posted By on Sun, May 5, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Erin Diana Jarvis-Nessier, April 23, 1960, to Jan. 2, 2024.
  • Erin Diana Jarvis-Nessier, April 23, 1960, to Jan. 2, 2024.

It is with profound sadness and a shattered heart that we announce the passing of loving wife, mother, friend and soulmate Erin Diana Jarvis-Nessier. Our princess passed on Jan. 2, 2024, peacefully cradled within the arms of her husband, may God rest her soul. Her son, Beau, was also present, outside amongst her beloved forest.

Erin wore many earthly hats, but even on the darkest of days she never lost her resounding faith. Like the warrior she was, Erin fought her own battles with the same tenacity and personal drive she exhibited in every other area of her life, encompassed with immeasurable love and strength.

Erin was Born in Redwood City, California, to parents Elwood and Sylvia Jarvis, on April 23, 1960. After graduating college, she succeeded in a plethora of professions. From full charge bookkeeper and office manager, to certified advanced veterinary technician and surgical assistant- she even spent time training police K-9s for several Bay Area and state law enforcement agencies. Erin was raised under the wing of her brother, Kevin Jarvis, who painstakingly took the time to teach her how to play a guitar. Erin was a wonderful musician, also blessed with a beautiful voice.


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Gloria DeZordo: 1926-2024

Posted By on Sun, May 5, 2024 at 6:30 AM

Gloria DeZordo, 1926 to 2024.
  • Gloria DeZordo, 1926 to 2024.
Gloria DeZordo was born in San Francisco in 1926 to Ines and Settimo Casini, both immigrants from Italy.

Gloria grew up in South San Francisco, the middle child with two other sisters, Adelma and Lola. Her father and uncle had a truck farm from which they supplied produce to high-end grocers in San Francisco. In her childhood, Gloria spent many hours on the farm. She later went to work first as a clerk at the local Sprouse-Reitz store and then at a bakery and a children’s store, where she made many friends.

In 1945, she married Dini DeZordo. They made their first home in South San Francisco, but always visited Ferndale and the many friends they made here. Dini had been coming to Ferndale since he was 18 years old and his friends included the George Scalvini family. He and Gloria purchased property long before they moved to Ferndale, confident their dream of living here would come true.


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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Selva Pfingston: 1933-2024

Posted By on Sat, May 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Seba Cecile Pfingston, Sept. 15, 1933, to March 13, 2024.
  • Seba Cecile Pfingston, Sept. 15, 1933, to March 13, 2024.

Seba Cecile Pfingston passed away at the age of 90 on March 13, 2024, in Eureka, Humboldt County, California. Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Denver, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Seba Will-Nana Brooks.

Seba graduated from East High School and attended Denver University (DU) for two years. While attending DU, Seba met two lifelong friends, Marie Schmidt and Helen Vexler, and together they spent a term studying in Mexico City, Mexico. Their friendship continued after marriages (to Warren Schmidt and the late Perry Vexler, respectively), and the three couples shared many good times together over the decades.

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Bobbie Jean Coffer October 6, 1960-March 15, 2024

Posted on Sat, May 4, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Bobbie Jean Coffer, Oct. 6, 1960, to March 15, 2024.
  • Bobbie Jean Coffer, Oct. 6, 1960, to March 15, 2024.

Bobbie Coffer lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on March 15, in her home at the age of 63.

Bobbie was born on Oct. 6, 1960, in Fortuna to Robert (Bob) Russell and Beverly Russell. She was the youngest of their three daughters. Bobbie graduated from Fortuna High School in 1978. It was there that she met and later married her high school sweetheart Mike Smith. The couple spent many years together and ended up having two daughters, Brooke and Briana. Eventually the couple later grew apart and she met and remarried to Paul Coffer. They later also had a daughter of their own, Kara Coffer.

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Annette Adams: 1949-2024

Posted By on Sat, May 4, 2024 at 6:30 AM

Annette Marie Adams, June 23, 1949, to March 15, 2024.
  • Annette Marie Adams, June 23, 1949, to March 15, 2024.
Annette Marie Adams, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and dear friend, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2024, at the age of 74, in Ferndale, California.

Born on June 23, 1949, in Scotia, California, Annette was the daughter of Mary Ellen Laffranchi and the late Severino Laffranchi. She grew up alongside her brothers, Robert and Donald Laffranchi, in a loving and large family.


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