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Obituaries: Joanna Ellen McRobert Nov. 27, 1919 – April 11, 2011

Read more...Joanna Ellen McRobert passed away peacefully April 11, 2011 in Brookings, Ore., after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born Nov. 27, 1919, in Astoria, Ore., to David B Easter and Bertha L. nee: Thomson, she was a 54-year resident of Crescent City.

Joanna graduated from Forest Grove High School in Forest Grove, Ore. She married Curtis McRobert and they lived in Gales Creek, Ore., where they raised their four children. She was active in PTA, Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls and 4H while her children were growing. Joanna enjoyed taking her kids to “the beach” and on camping trips at their “Place” on the Wilson River.

She worked in the kitchens of several restaurants throughout Del Norte County, the last being Ship Ashore. Joanna enjoyed music, gardening (especially healing herbs), cooking, beach combing and photography. She loved all animals.

Death notices published April 15, 2011

Obituaries: Gina Marie Russell (Aug. 12, 1960 – March 24, 2011)

 Read more...Gina Marie Russell, 50, born Aug. 12, 1960, in Hibbing, Minn., passed peacefully on Thursday, March 24, at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles (Chuck) Saccoman of Hibbing, Minn.

She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1979. She was a fisherwoman in Alaska, Coos Bay, Ore., and in Crescent City. She resided in Crescent City and loved the fishing life as well as being in the gorgeous redwood country and clean, clear waters.

Death notices published April 14, 2011

Obituaries: Dorothy Grace Morrison (Oct. 5, 1931 – April 9, 2011)

Read more...Dorothy Grace Morrison, age 79, passed away suddenly on April 9, 2011, in Crescent City. She was born on Oct. 5,1931, in Grenada, Calif. Her early childhood was spent living and working on ranches throughout Northern California with her parents, Millard (Mid) and Margery Johnson and her older brother Clair (Bud) Johnson.

Dorothy’s family arrived in Del Norte County in the late 1930s , where they ranched in the Fort Dick area. Dorothy attended local schools and graduated from Del Norte High School. After high school she worked at Bank of America until her marriage in 1953 to Fred Lowell Morrison of Smith River. Dorothy and Fred were the parents of five children. Dorothy always put the care of her family as her highest priority, but she also found time for church activity. She loved her Heavenly Father and her church and community friends dearly.

Dorothy enjoyed learning new skills and working with her hands. She was a basket maker, woodworker, gardener, and ham radio operator. In her later years she learned to quilt and made many lovely quilts for her family. Dorothy and Fred enjoyed collecting family history and working on genealogy together. Dorothy kept in touch with relatives near and far, while collecting and sharing family history.

Obituaries: Alma Catherine Norman (Sept. 14, 1924 – April 14, 2011)

Read more...Alma Catherine Norman, 86, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away quietly on April 14, 2011.

She was born and raised in Okeene, Okla., the third of five children of Pete and Mary Adams. Alma attended business school after she graduated from high school. She moved to San Francisco at 17. She married James Norman, August 31, 1944. They remained married for 56 years.

Death notices published April 12, 2011

Obituaries: Dorothy Nuszkiewicz (July 1, 1925 – April 6, 2011)

Read more...Dorothy Nuszkiewicz was a 56-year resident of Crescent City. She was born on July 1, 1925, in Armstrong Creek, Wis., and raised there with her four siblings who have preceded her in death; Mae, Bill, George and Shirley.

Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 happily married years, Stanley (Red) Nuszkiewicz. They made their home and shared their life together in Crescent City, raising their family.

Dorothy was actively involved in St. Joseph Catholic parish and her community. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America as well as a member of American Business Women’s Association, Emblem Club, Runeberg Lodge #132 and the Plus 40 Club. She served as a volunteer and avid supporter of St. Vincent De Paul since its inception in 1982. She also volunteered at Pine Grove School and as PTA President and other board positions over the years at her children’s schools.

Obituaries: Lawrence “Mike” Sims (Sept. 7, 1947 – March 28, 2011)

Read more...Lawrence “Mike” Sims passed away at his home in Crescent City on March 28, with his family at his bedside.

Mike, as friends and family knew him, was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Lawrence and Lucille (Rumping) Sims. He grew up there and spent his summers on his grandparents’ farm in Kentucky.  Following high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force for three years, where he taught aircraft instrument repair. He was honorably discharged in 1968. He attended college and earned an AA degree. 

Mike was versatile. His occupations included: sales for Remington Rand, appliance repair, burglar alarm installation and repair, apartment maintenance and management, and massage therapy.

Death notices published April 06, 2011

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