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Obituary: Carol Joyce Steele (Jan. 15, 1932 - April 5, 2016

Read more... 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.

Obituary: Lucille J. Stewart (January 12, 1932 – March 25, 2016)

Read more... 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.

Obituary: James Williams (August 9, 1951 – April 3, 2016)

Read more... 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.

Death Notices, April 9, 2016

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.

Death Notice, April 7, 2016

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.

Obituary: Gregory Brian “Greg” Early (June 21, 1957 – March 11, 2016)

Read more... 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.

Obituary: Lois Wright (April 8, 1934 – March 4, 2016)

Read more... Lois Wright passed away March 4, 2016 at the age of 81 years. She was born to Earl and Elsie in Washington State on April 8, 1934.

She is survived by her brother Floyd and wife Virginia; sister June and her children, Kenneth and Patty Brown, Donald and Juanita Baxter and Charlie Brown; grandchildren, Amanda and husband Travis Baxter, Nicholas Baxter, Andy and Floyd Brown; step grandchildren, Wade and Gracie Mayes; great grandchild, Gunnerson Baxter Mayes and many other relatives.

Obituary: Janice Ann Blackerby (January 19, 1958 – March 23, 2016)

Janice passed away peacefully with her partner by her side after a brief illness.

She was born and raised Janice Ann McCarty, in El Centro, California. She later moved to Del Norte County to be closer to her mother.

Janices’s first job in Del Norte County was at the Fort Dick Market, where she made many close friends. Later she worked at Glens Bakery as the afternoon cook. While working at Glens Bakery, she met the love of her life Rory and also her second family “The Youngs.” After the bakery closed its doors, she was hired with the Del Norte County School District, she was proudly called “The Breakfast Lady” at Pine Grove School. Janice loved all the people she worked with, especially the children, she knew each one by their name.

Obituary: Janice Ann Blackerby (January 19, 1958 - March 23, 2016)

Janice passed away peacefully with her partner by her side after a brief illness.

Death Notices, March 31, 2016

Lucille J. Stewart, 84, of Crescent City, died Friday, March 25, 2016 in Brookings, Oregon. Matocha was born Jan. 12, 1932 in Willamina, Oregon.  Memorial services are 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23, at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel in Crescent City. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel. Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com

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