Obituaries

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 →

In Loving Memory: Pedro Anguiano Aguilar, Jr.

Pedro Anguiano Aguilar, Jr. May 25, 1991-May 18, 2016Pedro came into this world May 25, 1991, born to Pedro Sr. and Shanna Mock Aguilar. Sadly Pedro lost his mother to cancer when he was an infant and he was raised by his grandmother, Lenaire Alvarez. As a child Pedro loved spending time with his grandfather, Edward Mitchell and aunty Marlene Mitchell, they helped raise him as a young boy. He always said this is where he felt the happiest and felt love. He loved playing basketball, traveling and watching all of the high school games with his grandpa Ed. He was the water boy one year for the high school football team, which he loved being a part of. Pedro was the sweetest, kindest little boy full of energy and always had the biggest smile. Read More →

In Loving Memory: William Joseph Jarnaghan

William Joseph Jarnaghan (center) August 20, 1941-June 4, 2016William Joseph (Joe) Jarnaghan, Sr., was born in Hoopa, California on August 20, 1941 and went to be with Jesus on June 4, 2016 at 74 years young. Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him William Jarnaghan and his wife Stella Brown Jarnaghan, his son Monte Jarnaghan Sr., his parents Oscar Elmer Jarnaghan Sr., and Ruby Freda Doolittle-Jarnaghan, Brothers Elmer Robert Jarnaghan and Jack Jarnaghan. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr.

Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr.  September 26, 1954-May 20, 2016Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr. was born in Eureka, CA on September 26, 1954 to Julia Ann and Stanley Floyd McCovey, Sr. He began his journey to the other side on May 20, 2016. Barry Wayne was one of the Beautiful People – upriver and downriver. Yurok, Karuk and proud, he spent his life living in both places. While he had a Panaminik heart, he chose to raise his children downriver, across from Sa’a near Kepel, in a house above the Klamath River. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Patricia Eileen Thigpen

Patricia ThigpenPatti was born in San Francisco, CA. She grew up in the Weeot area and down around the Bay Area, later she moved to the Reno, NV area for about 20 years. She finely retired to her families homestead on Lower Ke’pel along the Klamath River on the Yurok Reservation; Patti was a proud member of the Yurok Tribe. She had many jobs throughout her life that she enjoyed working for like State Farm, Banking, and Bartending just to name a few. She also volunteered at the Yurok Tribal Head start; she enjoyed working with all the little kids. She loved to tell stories of all the silly things the little ones did, it brought her a lot of joy and smiles. Read More →

In Loving Memory: William Owen Wold

William Owen WoldWilliam “Bill” Wold passed away peacefully on January 1, 2016 in Medford, Oregon. He was born on the Tulalip Reservation near Marysville, Washington on January 30, 1927. Bill grew up in Washington and graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1944. He served in the Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army. Bill owned Wold Logging Company in Hoopa, California for many years. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Janice Lorna Downs Green

Janice GreenJanice brought joy to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother to us all. She was preceded in death by her late husband Theodore “Teddy” Green and too many other family members to list. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Byron Steve Hostler III

Byron Hostler IIIBorn December 29, 1983 in Eureka, Byron spent most of his life growing up in Hoopa California. Byron was a Hoopa Tribal member and member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. He attended College of the Redwoods. He was intelligent, loving and often silly. He was loved and will be missed dearly. Read More →