Obituaries

In Loving Memory: KARRIE LYNNE KANE-BALDY

Karrie Lynne Kane-Baldy, March 7, 1960-May 25, 2017.Karrie Lynne Kane-Baldy, age 57, was ushered into the presence of the heavenly father on May 25th, 2017, surrounded by her family. Karrie was born to the late Alfred “Carlson” and Carmen Kane of Hoopa, CA on March 7, 1960. She was also a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Arnold “Arnie” Beeson

23-21 Obit (Arnold Beeson)Arnold “Arnie” Beeson went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2017. He was the youngest son of Ernest and Marilouise Beeson Sr. Born October 16, 1954, Arnie was a lifetime resident of Hoopa and a Hoopa Valley Tribal member. Read More →

IN LOVING MEMORY: Martin Gerstner

Martin was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army. He moved to Hoopa in 1953, where he and his wife, Mary, resided until 1975. Martin owned and operated a log truck; working as an independent trucker for years before becoming employed with the Bill Wold Logging Company. His log-hauling years were spent traveling the mountains and back roads of the Hoopa Reservation and surrounding areas. Upon leaving Hoopa in 1975, he left behind many friends and acquaintances throughout the Community. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Susie McKelvy

Susie McKelvey October 5, 1950-May 7, 2017Always known for her smile and caring disposition, Susie was well-known as a great cook, little league mom, terrible softball player, fork-lift driver, informal counselor (talker,) river lounger, and friend to all. Any family member, friend, organization, or club could count on Susie’s help and she would be there for them… likely 15-20 minutes late. Susie’s hobbies included gardening, sewing, reading romance novels, cooking, socializing, volunteering, and watching the grandkids. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Janine Capoeman-Orcutt

Janine Capoeman-OrcuttJanine Capoeman-Orcutt, age 53, a longtime resident of Hupa, died on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Blue Lake. Janine was born on June 12, 1963, in Aberdeen, WA, to parents Herbert Capoeman Jr., and Helen D. Colegrove-Sorrell. Read More →

In Loving Memory: CAROL CRAIG DRAPER

Carol Craig DraperDevoted Friend and Loving Mother and Grandmother, Carole was married to Chuck Draper, and leaves behind two sons, Craig (Cathy) and Carl (Debbie), four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as devoted longtime friend, Rogene Rawlins. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Dona Marie Short

23-15 Obit Pic (Dona Short)Dona Marie Short was born at the Hoopa Hospital on July 15, 1928 and passed away in her sleep in Oak Run, Ca on April 8, 2017. Dona was the last surviving child of Leland and Viola Short from Orleans. Her grandparents were Harry and Katherine Ferris from Orleans. Dona was the younger sister of Ora Smith, Gene Short, Queenie Mertle, and Lorraine Taylor. She was a upriver and downriver Native and a member of the Yurok Tribe. Read More →

Shirley May SmithShirley May Smith, 78 of California, born August 11, 1937 in Marissa Ill.; passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Read More →