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Obituary: Mervyn D. McGuire (June 06, 1924 - July 31, 2010)

Mervyn D. McGuire passed on July 31, 2010, from lung cancer.

Born June 6, 1924, to Alva McGuire and Edna Charter-McGuire, and raised in Van Nuys, Calif., until he moved to Idaho to attend Ag College. In 1943 he was drafted by the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as a staff sergeant working as a mechanic on A-20 airplanes. In 1949 Mervyn ran off to Las Vegas to elope with the love of his life, Margot, followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents, Dr. William Eichner and wife Peg, in Studio City, Calif. Mervyn and Margot began their lives together in Van Nuys and relocated to Crescent City in 1952 where they raised their family.

In 1961 he established his business, Sea-a-Rama, in which he created numerous novelty and souvenir items, including specialty engraved worry stones. Mervyn became actively involved in Alcoholics Anonymous in 1963; he also served as the President of Del Norte Alcoholic Remotivation. He would often hire recovering alcoholics to work in his business.

Death notices July 30, 2010

Obituary: Robert H. “Bob” Stanhurst (June 01, 1921 - July 22, 2010)

Read more...Robert H. “Bob”  Stanhurst 89, passed away July 22, 2010, at a local care facility in Brookings, Ore.

Bob was born June 1, 1921, in Brookings, to Charles and Faye (Jaggers) Stanhurst. He grew up and attended school here.  Following high school, Bob attended University of Oregon and Northwestern University in Chicago.  After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Bob returned to Smith River, Calif., where he established Stanhurst Bulbs, Inc., a company he would operate for more than 60 years.  

Bob was a 50-year member of  the Brookings Elks Lodge 1934 and a member of the Sidney Croft Masonic Lodge 206 for more than 60 years. He married Merlyn Conners. They enjoyed annual cruises and seeing different parts of the world. A native of the Brookings-Harbor area, Bob was named Pioneer Citizen for the Memorial Day parade in 2004.

Death Notices published July 28, 2010

Obituary: Eva Mary Heyart (Allen) (June 19, 1924 - July 21, 2010)

Read more...Eva Mary Heyart (Allen) was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on June 19, 1924. She graduated from Kern Union High School (BHS) and then married William E. Heyart in 1942. They had two sons, William E. Heyart, Jr. and Nicholas J. Heyart. 

At age 43, Eva returned to Bakersfield College and received her LVN license. She worked in local hospitals and convalescent homes until she retired and moved with Bill to Crescent City, in 1976. 

After moving to Crescent City she took up her love for painting, winning awards for her art. She left behind many paintings for her family members to cherish. She returned to Bakersfield and has been a resident of Glenwood Gardens since 2006. She was lovingly cared for by the staff at Claire Bridge and Hoffmann Hospice. 


Death notices July 24, 2010

Death Notices published July 21, 2010

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