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Obituaries: Dolores Barreras (Feb. 28, 1925 – Feb. 5, 2011)

Read more...Dolores Barreras, 85, passed away Feb. 5, 2011, in Crescent City. Dolores was born in Clemenceau, Ariz., to Rafael Marquez and Bessie Pellejero-Marquez. Orphaned at the age of 6, she and her younger brother Alex would live with their widowed grandmother Rita Valencia in Long Beach, Calif. After Rita’s death, 9-year-old Dolores and 7-year-old Alex would move in with and were raised by Rita’s niece Ophelia Cruz, her husband Alexander and their two children Irene and Gilbert.

As an adult, Dolores would learn that her given name was Belzora, she never knew where the name Dolores came from. In the early 1950s Dolores moved from Los Angeles to Blythe, Calif., where she met and married James Barreras. In 1958 they moved to Aguila, Ariz., where they owned and operated Jim’s Market for nearly 30 years.

In 1990, she and her husband moved to Crescent City to be near their daughter and family. Dolores embraced volunteering at St. Joseph’s School and joined the Sutter Coast Auxiliary. After her husband Jim’s death in 1999, she added St. Vincent De Paul to her list of volunteering.

Death notices published Feb. 09, 2011

Obituaries: Polly Ann Legault (Mar. 28, 1937 – Dec. 6, 2010)

Read more...Polly Ann Legault, born Polly Ann Stewart, in Scotland, Ark., on March 28, 1937, passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, after her home in Crescent City caught fire.

Polly lived in Crescent City for 40 years, making her home here. Polly worked in a number of fisheries, at the old Med-ply Mill, making lunches for the school district, doing laundry at the convalescent center, and then she worked for the Del Norte County Juvenile Hall. While working at the Juvenile Hall Polly went to Yuba City College and became a correctional officer. Polly retired from the Juvenile Hall after working there for 27 years.

Polly was an active member of the Eagles Lodge for many years. She loved arts and crafts, gardening, canning, fishing, camping, barbeques, and spending time with her family and friends.

Obituaries: Sidney Josephine “Jo” Tolman (Nov. 13, 1925 – Feb. 1, 2011)

Sydney Josephine “Jo” Tolman, 85 born in Loleta, Calif., Nov. 13, 1925, and passed away Feb. 1, 2011, at Mad River Hospital.

She is survived by her children, son Donovan Tolman and wife Alice of Arcata, and daughter, Vivien Liegh of Crescent City, sister Irene Hodges of Novato, Calif., grandchildren Jason Tolman of Portland, Ore., Tammy Saldana of Nice, Calif., Jody Patton of Murrietta, Calif., Jennifer Germain of Sunnyvale, Calif., Robin Pruitt of Crescent City, and also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother in Loleta and her husband Marion Tolman in 2004. Condolences to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 864 Crescent City, CA 95531. Mrs. Tolman requested no services. Cremation will be handled by Humanitarian Cremations, and placed in Smith River Cemetery.

— Submitted by Family


Obituaries: Forrest Tobey Choate (Aug. 10, 1917 – Dec. 21, 2010)

Read more...Forrest Tobey Choate, age 93, peacefully passed away on the morning of December 21, 2010, surrounded by family. Forrest was recovering from a fractured hip secondary to a fall 10 days earlier when the Lord called him home. Forrest was the only son of Berkeley and Virginia Tobey and was born August 10, 1917, in New York City. Daphne, his loving wife of 65 years, preceded him in death in 2007.

He is survived by sons John (Patricia) of Omaha, Neb., and Michael (Kristin) of Palmdale, Calif., daughters Ann (Bradley) Call of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Susan (Willis) Good of Salem, Ore., and Deborah (James) Lisle also of Salem, Ore, 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.


Obituaries: Valery Stewart (Cardy)( Jan. 23, 1947 – Jan. 31, 2011)

Valery, beloved daughter of Pastor Samuel and Jean Cardy, brothers: Trevor (Bel­fast), Ronald (Calgary, Alberta), Raymond (Smith River) and Ian (Crescent City).

“At home with the Lord.”

Valery lived the principles of the Christian life because she was one of them.

— Submitted by Family


Obituaries: Sandra E. MacCleave (July 24, 1943 – Jan. 7, 2011)

Read more...Sandra E. MacCleave, 67, of Brookings, passed away Jan. 27, 2011, at her home. 

Sandra was born July 24, 1943, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Donald and Dorothy (Bell) MacCleave. 

The family moved to Southern California when Sandra was 10.

After graduating from high school, Sandra earned an associate degree from Santa Barbara City College. She graduated from Whittier College, in Whittier, Calif., in 1966, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

Obituaries: Shirley Fay Restad (July 4, 1928 – Jan. 15, 2011)

Shirley Fay Restad passed away at a local care facility in Crescent City, on January 25, 2011. She was 82.

Shirley was born July 4, 1928, in Mordon, Manitoba, Canada, to Abner and Jeannie (Lunder) Stait.

She married Clarence Duane Restad on April 8, 1947, in Crookston, Minn. Together, they managed the former Pacific Motor Hotel in Crescent City for 10 years and relocated out of the area. They returned six years ago to be near family.


Death notices published Feb. 03, 2011

Obituaries: Sanford “Tony” Anthony Robinson III (Aug. 5, 1978 – Jan. 23, 2011)

Read more...Tony was born and raised in Crescent City, loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. As an adult he moved to Redding, where he lived with his wife and two children.

He leaves behind wife Cecily, daughter Savanah and son Anthony, all of Redding, father Sandy Robinson Sr. (Kathy), step dad Mike Bern, sisters Tina Hines, Eureka, and Jahnni Robinson, Reno, Nev., step-brothers Neil and Donald Hemmingsen, grandparents Ruth and Noah Wardlow, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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