Paulette Hicks: October 3, 1951-March 9, 2024

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Paulette Hicks, beloved mother to 3 children, Leanna Hicks, Dennis Hicks JR, Patrick Dougherty of Weott Ca, Passed away on 3/9/2024 of a Massive Heart Attack after fighting a courageous battle against cancer, triumphing it with the tumor shrinking despite her resilience.

Paulette was Born in Oakland Ca, 1951 to Jay & Kathleen Miller. Paulette cherished every childhood memory Paulette was a devoted mother to Leanna, Dennis and Patrick, her pride and joy. She always said their births changed her life for the better and they felt that in the love and support she provided.

Paulette took special joy in her grandson Landen Hicks and had many fond memories of all the time she spent loving her grandson Landon. Paulette was preceded in death by Tom & John Miller (brothers) Dennis Hicks Sr ( husband) Kenneth Fields (nephew) and is survived by children Leanna Hicks, Dennis Hicks JR, Patrick Dougherty, Grandson Landen Hicks, 20 year companion David Dougherty, (sisters) Janet Painter, Kathy Bunny, Annette Dunbar, (Daughter Inlaw) Julie Hicks Finley, (nieces/nephews) Janette Fields, Laura Oettli, Richard Dunbar, Angie Martinez’s, Jackie Robertson, Nichole Donahue, Scott Bunny, (Aunt) Helen Swortzel. Who will never forget the LOVE she brought their lives.

Celebration of Life will be held June 21, 2024 ( Fri) 5pm – 9:30pm at Steven’s Hall, School Rd. Miranda

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Richard Finch
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Richard Finch
25 days ago

Paulette was a really nice woman, the best and friendliest cashier at Ray’s market in Garberville. Since a run-in a couple of years ago with a pair of loose-cannon employees on a weekend, I no longer shop there. Paulette was the only person there genuinely concerned about my harassment and ill-treatment. She is the ONLY thing I miss about that wretched, benighted place.

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Marcia
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Marcia
25 days ago

I always tried to stand in Paulette’s line at Ray’s. She was fun, smart, smiling even when she didn’t feel well, and shared a love of music. She was also quick to stand up for others, or correct a situation if she saw something going wrong in the store. She was one of those people who will stick in my mind, and I’ll bet a lot of other people feel the same way. She added a smile to everyone’s day, and that’s a true gift.

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Richard Finch
24 days ago

‘The last time I shopped at Ray’s, right before the distressing incident that caused me never to return, I checked out through Paulette, and we chatted pleasantly (the norm with Paulette) about how much we both liked Eggs Benedict. I mentioned the variation I’d recently had with smoked salmon instead of ham. She’d not heard of it and seemed enthusiastic about trying it. I stepped out of the store to use the water machine (the one at Chautauqua was out order) and within a minute or two, before my water container was even filled, was subjected to coordinated hostilities by two weekend employees (the manager was not in the store) who were not wearing their name tags and refused to identify themselves (“I’m not going to tell you my name!”). They told me they had called the sheriff and if I left the parking lot, I would be pursued. Back to Paulette now: Not daring to leave the parking lot and having no Kleenex in my car, I discreetly entered the store and was on my way to the register with a box of them when I passed Paulette going on her break. “They’re not going to let you buy those,” she told me, thus avoiding an unpleasant public scene,this time inside the store. Thank you, Paulette, for your sensitivity and kindness. I haven’t forgotten it. By the way, the sheriff never arrived and I took my chances and left after an hour or two, fearing red lights and a siren behind me all the way during the 20-minute drive home. I understand that those two harassers are still working there!