Emaline June Adair,
93, of Crescent City, died
Saturday, April 2, 2016 in
Crescent City. She was born
Dec. 25, 1922 in California.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are under
the direction of Wier’s Mortuary
Please sign the family’s
online guest book at wiersmortuary.com
Esther Martha Lovenborg,
91, of Silverton, Oregon,
died Saturday, April 9,
2016 in Silverton. Lovenborg
was born in 1958 in Wolf
Point, Montana. Lovenborg
lived in Smith River from
1958 until 2015. Services
are 4 p.m. Wednesday, April
20, 2016 at the Smith River
Cemetery with a reception
to follow at 295 Fred Haight
Dr., Smith River.
Vera Lorraine Lopez, 86, of Crescent City, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Crescent City. She was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Perry, Maine. Graveside services will be at Smith River District Cemetery at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel. Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com
George Ira Tracy Sr. joined the Creator on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his home in Crescent City, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Arcata on Oct. 27, 1958.
George grew up in Hoopa and graduated from Hoopa High. He excelled in sports and all through his school years. One of his proud moments was winning the North South all county championship football game. Another was when he was chosen “Homecoming King.”
He went on to have three sons and later went on to meet the love of his life, Lena. He moved to Crescent City and they had their daughter.
George was a very loving and caring man. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his boys and grandchildren.
Alvin L. Pedersen, 90, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Pedersen was born in 1926 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He lived in Crescent City from 1993 to 2001. Time and location of services is to be announced.
Joyce peacefully stepped into eternal life on April 5th, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family during her last days.
Joyce was born in Santa Rosa, CA, in January of 1932. She was raised by her parents, Arnold and Cecilia James, along with her brothers and sisters, Chester, Lawrence, Donald, Garold, Shirley, and Nadine. In 1941, when Joyce was 9 years old, her mother passed away and in 1943, her father passed away. This sudden loss to this young family caused a split between the younger and older siblings. Joyce and her older siblings were taken to Chemawa Indian Boarding School in Salem, Oregon, while the younger siblings grew up with their grandmother, Mary Antone-Santos, in Healdsburg, CA.
Joyce met Daniel T. Steele, Sr. in the early 1950s and married in 1954. Daniel and Joyce would have nine children; Sharon, Daniel, Janice, Bert, Nadine, John “Randy”, Patricia, Sandra, and DeAnna.
Lucille J. Stewart, born Jan. 12, 1932, in Willamina, Oregon, passed peacefully at Bright Creek Memory Care, in Brookings, Oregon, March 25, 2016, after a prolonged illness.
Lucille moved to Crescent City in 1948 with her family from Willamina, Oregon. She graduated from Del Norte High School, and later married Tom Stewart in Reno, Nevada, returning to Crescent City to begin the family adventure.
Lucille and Tom with business partners Maynard and Doris Dalbec, owned and operated Lanning Motor parts, and Lucille worked as the bookkeeper. Lucille was active in our community, Jed Smith Mountain Men, where she and Tom helped organize and start the club, and she was ranked as one of the group’s top shooters. Also a member of the Del Norte Rod n Gun Club. Other community involvements include, avid bowler for years and a member of the 200 club. Supporter of Crescent City Swim Club, and member of the Rebecca Lodge. For years worked at the election booths. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and walks on the beach with her dogs.
James Williams, also known as “JB” or “Butch” past away Sunday, April 3, 2016. He was born Aug 19, 1951 in Martinsville, Virginia. James graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a bachelors of science and served for over 25 years as a lieutenant correctional Officer at Pelican Bay State Prison and was highly respected and regarded by his fellow colleagues. He lead with humor, was reliable, committed, and always there to support his coworkers.
James’ heart was just as big as his stature. He was a loving father and friend serving in his church, Pelican Bay Evangelical Free. James was best known in the community as a good friend, great father, loving husband, and a wonderful neighbor. He enjoyed singing in several choirs such as the Coastal Classics, ORCA and karaoke with the family. He was a member of several groups including Kiwanis. James always made time to say hello to friends and neighbors and will be sorely missed.
Beth “Sam” Bjorge, 93, of Crescent City, died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at her home in Crescent City. She was born March 18, 1922 in Elwood, Illinois. A Celebration of life has been held at the New lIfe Community Church in Crescent City.
Carol Joyce Steele, 84, of Crescent City, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Sacramento. She was born Jan. 15, 1932 in Santa Rosa. A wake/viewing is 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, at the family home located at 381 Fern Lane, Crescent City.
James “JB” Williams, 64, of Crescent City, died Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Crescent City. Williams was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Martinsville, Virginia. Visitation is at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, April 8. There will be a celebration of life held at Pelican Bay Evangelical Free Church 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.
Former Crescent City resident Gregory Brian Early, 58, died in an accident in Maui, Hawaii, on March 11, 2016.
He was born June 21, 1957, in San Bernardino, California, to Laura Belle May Early and Gary Ben Early.
In 1963, after his parents divorced, he moved to Crescent City, where much of his extended family was living, with his mother Laura and brother Gary.