Mace, Larry G.
Larry G. Mace (PAPA Larry). Born June 28, 1950 in Kenmare, North Dakota; passed away November 3, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Ca. with family at his side. When Larry was very young, his parents moved to Eureka, CA and then to Orleans when he was 5 years old. He attended Orleans Elementary School and graduated from Hoopa High School in 1968. Larry started working in the Orleans Veneer Mill right out of High School. When the mill closed in 1973, he moved on to working with a couple different Rock Crusher companies with his dad and 2 brothers. Later he went to work in the woods for Johnson Logging as a mechanic where he remained until the company moved to Idaho. Larry chose to stay in Orleans his lifelong home. He then continued to work as a mechanic or equipment operator and the last several years was self-employed. Larry had a dream of owning a specific piece of property on Red Cap Road in Orleans and for many years he talked about what he would do with it if he owned it. Eventually the time came that he was able to purchase that piece of property. That is where he raised his boys and still lived with his dog “Bigfoot”. You very seldom saw Larry that he didn’t have Bigfoot with him. He found the dog in the woods as a starving pup. He brought him home and breathed life back into the pup and they were companions from then on. Larry loved his motorcycles, especially Harley’s. He belonged to H.O.G. (Harley-Davidson Owners Group) of Humboldt County. He attended many biking events: Redwood Run every June, Toy Run to benefit “Toys for Tots”, Bikers by the Bay, Street Vibrations in Reno, NV and most recently the Blue Lake ride at the Blue Lake Casino. Larry leaves behind his sons Buck Mace (Heather), Bart Mace (Jenny); step-daughter Stephanie and step-son Keith; mother Sylvia Mace; brother Gene Mace (Sharon); sister Debbie Mace; sister-in-law Gail Mace and 8 grand-children Sabrina, Dylan, Jasmine, Natalie, Chloe, Kadance, Maya and Isabella Mace as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Mace; his brother Allen Mace; and most recently his son Luke Mace. As per Larry’s request there will be no services.