A former long-time resident, Roland Homer Waterman, died July 13, 2008, after a short illness. He was 80.

He was born July 1, 1928, in Hollywood to Helen and Lloyd Waterman. He moved to Del Norte County in 1949 and worked at the local Ford dealership from 1951 to 1965. He moved to Ukiah in 1968. He continued to work in the automobile business and retired in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Doreen Waterman. He is survived by his son Gary Waterman of Ukiah; daughter Kathy Obloy of Sacramento; sister and brother-in-law Helen and Richard Brown of Fort Dick; granddaughter Cailin Caulfield and grandson Evan Waterman.

At his request, there is to be no memorial service for Mr. Waterman.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah.