Remembering the Homeless Who Died This Year
On this the longest night of every year, communities across the nation gather to remember the homeless among them who have died. Today is Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day and there will be two gatherings in Humboldt County. One, starting at 2 p.m., will meet at the Eureka Gazebo. There will be “food, music, candles, an opportunity to share your thoughts and memories about the friends and neighbors we have lost,” according to the Humboldt State University Homeless Student Advocate Alliance.
A second will meet in Garberville under the clock in the center of town at 4 p.m. Both will accept donations of food and warm clothing.
Below is a list of some of the homeless who died this year in Humboldt. The list does not attempt to be comprehensive. It is simply one homeless advocate’s recounting. We’ve included photos if we had them.
Dee Faye Moon February 17, 2017
“Kidd” Feb 2017
Rebecca Stiles May 10? 2016
Colleen Branch June 23, 2017
Herb Macias August 1, 2017
Sam Whitney 2017