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Death Notice, Feb. 4, 2016

Lorenzo Thompson born June 12, 2015 in Crescent City, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in Crescent City.

Visitation will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Friday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the funeral services starting at 1 p.m.  Interment will take place at the Thompson Family Cemetery, Hwy 169,  in Klamath.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.comArrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

Obituary: Donald James Hemmingsen (1948 - January 4, 2016)

Donald James Hemmingsen, affectionately called “Donnie” by family and friends, passed away Jan. 4, 2016 at the age of 67. Donnie was the first born child of Don and Mary Hemmingsen, who preceded him in death. Donnie attended local schools and graduated from Del Norte High School in 1966. He attended College of the Redwoods briefly before he received his draft notice in the late ‘60s, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He learned to be a helicopter mechanic and finished as an MP (military police) in Alameda, California. He was a gifted mechanic and worked at Mor-Jon, Inc. for a while. He was also a truck driver for John Rycraft, Northcrest, Inc., and Hemmingsen Construction, just to name a few. He had his own truck for a while before starting a mobile welding service. Donnie brought his dad’s commercial fishing boat, the “Kim B,” from Texas through the Panama Canal. He also worked at Castle Rock Seafood and eventually was employed (and retired from) working on and driving heavy equipment for the Del Norte County Road Department. Donnie enjoyed driving fast motorcycles and cars, hunting and fishing, and in his retirement enjoyed operating remote control four-wheel drive trucks and helicopters. We can remember Donnie always getting in trouble for “picking” on us and mom saying, “Donnie, sit on your hands.” Donnie is survived by siblings Jane (George) Lincoln of Citrus Heights, California, Gerry (Luanne) Hemmingsen of Crescent City, California, Jeff (Gail) Hemmingsen of Chico, California, and Marianne (Karl) Beyerle of Hiouchi, California. He is survived by sons Neil (Colby) Hemmingsen of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Donald Ross Hemmingsen (Megan) of Smith River, California. Donnie has grandchildren Kaemin, Norrin and Ares of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Nathaniel Hemmingsen of Smith River, California. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Obituary: Neville Louis Carter (˙August 21, 1934 – January 24, 2016)

Born in Los Angeles to Maribel and Herman Carter. Neville passed peacefully, surrounded by family in Crescent City. He leaves behind a family of broken hearts including his loving wife of 28 years, Susan. His sisters Wanda Shubat and Marie (Les) Heinrichs, children Jim (Carolyn), Lindsay (Jennifer) and Jenifer Beatty (Richard) and grandchildren Carter, Alex, Julia, Matthew, Harrison, Aidan and Sam and nine nephews and nieces, and former wife, Kathleen Ranney. Neville will be sorely missed. His quick wit, unique sense of humor, love of banter, passion for family, friends, football and all other sports, nature and work, made him truly one of a kind and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Neville was also a distinguished scientist, a leader in his field making many significant contributions to advance the science of rock mechanics.

Obituary: Jordan Kekry (July 4, 1933 – January 25, 2016)

Jordan Kekry
Jordan was born on July 4, 1933 to his parents, Louis Kekrides and Maria Zabounides, both European immigrants. He and his older sister, Martha, were raised on his parent’s farm, at the end of 5th Street in Crescent City. His family enjoyed being part of the extended Greek community that existed in town during those years. Jordan played baseball, football and basketball in high school, and graduated from Del Norte High in 1951. He was drafted and served at Fort Lewis, Washington in the Signal Corp from 1953-1955 during the Korean Conflict. He married Grayce Gorton in January 1958, and they had three daughters – Julie, Melinda and Sandra. He worked for McNamara & Peepe Lumber Company, Endert Distributing, and Miller Redwood.

In 1969, Jordan purchased the local Anheuser Busch Distributorship, which at the time was a one-man operation. Over the next 30 years the business grew and Jordan became known as “The Bud Man.” Always wanting to give to the community he loved, he worked to bring the Clydesdales, the Budweiser hot air balloon, and the Budweiser speed boat to this small, remote community – not an easy thing to accomplish. During those years, Jordan and his beer van were a fixture at the 4th of July Beer Garden down at Beach Front Park and other community events, always surrounded by people laughing, telling stories and enjoying the festivities.

Death Notices, Jan. 28, 2016

Neville Louis Carter, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Crescent City. He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Los Angeles.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at New Life Community Church, 2nd and D Streets in Crescent City.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20185 or https://epilepsyfoundation.secure.force.com. Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.

Death Notice, Jan. 28, 2016

Jordan Kekry, 83, a lifelong resident of Del Norte County, died Monday, Jan. 25, in Crescent City. He was born July 4, 1932 in Crescent City.

Visitation will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Monday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. until noon. Following later in the afternoon, a Celebration of Life service and potluck will be held at the Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front St.,Crescent City, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Connie McDonald may be contacted for further details at 707-954-2686.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

Obituary: Barbara Bischoff McDonald (January 2, 1922 – January 16, 2016)

She was a teacher, doctor’s assistant, bus driver, foster mother, and volunteer at Sutter Coast Hospital gift shop. She is survived by her three brothers, Don, Bob and Richard; her daughter Crystal; son-in-law Roy Clark; daughter-in-law Rebekah Payne; granddaughters Stephanie, Michelle and Melissa; and nine grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, one great great-grandson, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her son Carl and daughter Liz Clark. There will be a celebration of her life on March 26, 2016, at Fort Dick Bible Church. We would like everyone to share their memories of her.

Obituary: Charles Floyd Huffman (January 12, 1920 – January 5, 2016)

Charles Floyd Huffman, 95, passed away at his home on Jan. 5, 2016, one week short of his 96th birthday. He was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Crescent City. He was preceded in death by his father Floyd Huffman and mother Ellen Huffman Bates, his sister Ellen Louise, his brother Nathan and daughter Charlene Lesina Cochrane. He is survived by his sister Irene Reidel, daughter Mary Ann Huffman, step-children Sandy and Dennis Melton, and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. As per Charlie’s wishes, there will be no services.

Obituary: Ernestine F. Buzzini (April 14, 1921 – January 23, 2016)

Ernestine F. Buzzini, a descendant of the pioneer McNamara family, passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 23, 2016 in Healdsburg, California. Born Ernestine Nelson on April 14, 1921 to William and Athol Nelson in Crescent City.

She grew up in Fort Dick on Moorehead Road, attending grammar school there and then high school in Crescent City. She married Melvin W. Buzzini on May 25, 1941 and together they raised two children.

In later years Ernestine had a desire to return to college, she first attended College of the Redwoods, then Humboldt State University and finally the University of San Francisco where she earned her master’s degree in marriage and family counseling. Ernestine worked for many years for the County of Del Norte as a social worker, a job she loved and found great satisfaction in. Together with her husband Melvin, they owned and operated the Shell gas station at the top of 9th and L streets for many years. They then opened an Exxon station across the street after leaving Shell Oil.

Death Notices, Jan. 26, 2016

John C Machado III, 81, of Grants Pass, died Jan. 14, 2016, in Grants Pass. He born Aug. 27, 1934, in Oakley and lived in Crescent City from 2002 to 2005.

A private memorial service will be held May 29, 2016, in the San Francisco Bay. His ashes will be scattered along with those of his wife, Rosemary.

Donation can be made to one’s favorite charity in the name of John (and Rosemary, if wished).

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