Obituaries

In Loving Memory: Delores F. Nova

he was born October 12, 1937 in Hoopa, CA. Delores (Babs) was a longtime resident of Klamath and Del Norte County. Her first job was that of a caregiver at a resident facility, but her pride and joy was being a stay at home mom. She was of the Kaurk Tribe and a member of the Resighini Rancheria Tribe in Klamath. For 20 years, Delores gave the best moral support a football coach could ask for. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Reginald Valin Davis Sr.

Reginald Valin Davis Sr., was born on January 26, 1928 and passed into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on January 6, 2014. Reggie was a proud member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, a family man, and friend to many. Born in Hoopa, he was very proud of his Native Heritage and family was everything to him. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Betty Ann (Franz) Mattz

Betty Ann (Franz) Mattz went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January the 11th, 2014. Betty was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on September 26, 1928 to Ernest and Margret Franz. Betty eventually moved to Lafayette, Indiana where she grew up on the family farm with her 15 brothers and sisters. In 1955, Betty graduated from nursing school. In 1964, Betty and her sister Sandy drove from Indiana to California in her brother’s Nash rambler. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Daniel Eugene O’Rourke

It was apparent very early in his life that he was extremely gifted. Therefore when he began high school he went to live in Hayward with his Aunt Kaye since his parents believed that he would have a better chance to prepare and be accepted into college. He got his degree from college and attended Golden State University. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Edward M. Henderson

Edward M. Henderson, born October 18, 1961, in Hoopa, California passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Hoopa on January 1, 2014 at the age of 52. Ed was a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Ed spent his youth and young adult years in the Sacramento area. He moved to Hoopa in the late 1950s to live and be with his ageing grandmother Clarissa Stone. In August of 1999 he became employed with the Hoopa Valley Tribe in the Plant Management Department as a maintenance/grounds keeper, where he was employed until his death. Read More →

VOICES: A Message of Thanks from the Houston Family

The family of Craig Vernon Houston would like to thank Rodney and Kathleen Vigil, George Blake, Loren Norten, Boyd Ferris and Marceline Norton, for their support at my time of loss. I would also like to thank the many others for their support, cards, food and financial contributions. Read More →

In Loving Memory: George Martin

George Martin made his final journey to be with the Lord and Savior October 21, 2013, with his family and friends by his side in Hoopa, California, at the young age of 43. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Rodney Lowell Doolittle Sr.

My beloved brother Rodney Lowell Doolittle Sr., 38, of Hoopa, CA, laid to rest on December 18, 2013. Rodney was born on November 9, 1975 in San Jose, CA. He was extremely proud of his sons, Rodney and Emmanuel whom he spoke so proudly of often. Rodney was a very caring father, brother, uncle, and friend with an extremely large heart for his family and friends alike. Regardless of his own struggles, he never thought twice to give the very shirt off his back or to reach out and lend a helping hand when he saw another in need. His big beautiful smile will surely be missed, he was seldom satisfied until he seen others repay him with their own smile in return. Read More →