Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


McCabe COOLEY

1.  Occupation:  Manager of Fruitland Theater for over 20 years

2.  Obituary:  January 7, 1958

    McCabe Cooley, 59, manager of the Fruitvale Theater, died of heart attack early today as he attempted to question  a man he apparently believed to be loitering near his home.

    The cause of Cooley's death was determined by a corner's [sic] autopsy this morning as police sought a mystery man who roared away in a car immediately after Cooley collapsed on a lawn in fron of 2417 Montana St.

    For a time, police thought Cooley might have been the victim of a robbery attack that caused a fatal heart seizure.  Cooley had a long history of heart trouble.

    The license number of the mystery man's car was supplied by Mrs. Dora Dana, 45, of the Montana St. address, who told police she saw that what she believed to be a fight between Cooley and the attacker.

    The car's owner, however, a 28-year-old teamster, told fficers that Cooley a;proaced him as he parked his car near his home and seemed to say something and then collapsed.  The teamster told officers he grabbed Cooley and helped him to the lawn and then fled in panic, because he had been drinking.  He was relaased.

    Six youths seized at the scene when they cruised by acting suspiciously were still being held for questiioning today, since a loaded .22 caliber pistol was found in the possession of one of them.

    Cooley, who lived at 3321 Flagg St., was employed by the firm which owns Fruitvale Theater for almost 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Lilas.

    Cooley's fatal heart attack occurred as he was returning home after locking up the theater shortly after midnight.


McCabe COOLEY

1.  Occupation:  Manager of Fruitland Theater for over 20 years

2.  Obituary:  January 7, 1958

    McCabe Cooley, 59, manager of the Fruitvale Theater, died of heart attack early today as he attempted to question  a man he apparently believed to be loitering near his home.

    The cause of Cooley's death was determined by a corner's [sic] autopsy this morning as police sought a mystery man who roared away in a car immediately after Cooley collapsed on a lawn in fron of 2417 Montana St.

    For a time, police thought Cooley might have been the victim of a robbery attack that caused a fatal heart seizure.  Cooley had a long history of heart trouble.

    The license number of the mystery man's car was supplied by Mrs. Dora Dana, 45, of the Montana St. address, who told police she saw that what she believed to be a fight between Cooley and the attacker.

    The car's owner, however, a 28-year-old teamster, told fficers that Cooley a;proaced him as he parked his car near his home and seemed to say something and then collapsed.  The teamster told officers he grabbed Cooley and helped him to the lawn and then fled in panic, because he had been drinking.  He was relaased.

    Six youths seized at the scene when they cruised by acting suspiciously were still being held for questiioning today, since a loaded .22 caliber pistol was found in the possession of one of them.

    Cooley, who lived at 3321 Flagg St., was employed by the firm which owns Fruitvale Theater for almost 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Lilas.

    Cooley's fatal heart attack occurred as he was returning home after locking up the theater shortly after midnight.


Billie Dell HOGUE

1.  Obituary:  Eureka (California) Times Standard - 21 Nov 1995

    Billie Dell Snyder died Nov. 14, 1995, in Eureka at the age of 64.   A native of Tingley, Iowa, she was a resident of McKinleyville.

    Billie Dell, a daughter of Hugh and Birdie Hogue, was born in Tingley, Iowa, on June 10, 1931, and departed this life following a courageous fight with cancer.  Billie moved to California when she was 13 years old with her family.  She made Southern California her home.  She moved to McKinleyville in November 1991.  Billie's greatest joy was the birth of her grandson, Michael Patrick.

    She is survived by her husband Elmo Snyder of Long Beach;  two sons, Michael Cooley and his wife, Galen Sullivan, of Santa Cruz and Robert Gordon of Long Bech;  two daughter, Lonnie Cooley of Long Beach and Jacklyn Johnson and her husband, Doug, of KcKinleyville;  a sister, Patsy Banks of Newton, Iowa;  a grandson, Michael Patrick Johnson of McKinleyville;  a foster grandson, Jonathan Marcks;  and four nieces and nephews, Patty Lopez, Rhonda Little, Jaymie Banks and Jeffrey Banks.  

    She was preceded by her parentts, Hugh and Birdie Hogue;  and a brother, Ron Hogue.

    Family and close friends will gather at the home of Jacklyn Johnson on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Eric Duff as officiant.

    Arranagement are under the direction of Pierce Mortuary Chapels/Pierce Chapel, Eureka.

    Memorial contributions may be make to Hospice of Humboldt, Inc., 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 95501.


Hugh Wallace HOGUE

1.  Hugh W., son of Robert I. and Joanna Hogue, was born in Tingley, Iowa, Jan 5, 1894, and departed this life June 2, 1969.

His parents were devout Presbyterians, so their son was born right into the faith, leaving that heritage and also teaching his children to be honest and upright in all their dealings.

On Nov 2, 1924 he was united in marriage with Birdie Nina McDowell, with whom he lived 44 years and seven months.

During the last 49 days of his earthly life, his wife and family were constantly at his bedside in the hospital and convalescent home.

A devoted husband and father, he, as they, longed for the day of his homecoming.

Now his spirit rests and hovers near his bereaved ones, whose love would not hold him but rather, would rejoice in his higher homecoming.  For truly, in a beautiful new way he has come home.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, Birdie:  two daughters, Patsy and Billie;  a son, Ron, and nine grandchildren.

2.  A TRIBUTE TO DAD, By Ron

There was a whisper of greatness in my Father, but I doubt he himself know it.  His most brilliant thoughts were left forever unsaid, because he rarely spoke...only the words he found necessary for daily survival.  And when he spoke,  he spoke softly.  Indeed, he walked solftly as well.  Everything about him was muted and gentle.

The small-town, farm-boy chemistry that created my father's peaceful ways never left him.  His accomplishements were internal in nature, but they were lush.  In short, my faterh harmed no one by his presence on this planet.  And although this achievement may seem modest at first glance, look again.

Consider what is called a quiet, simple man, with traditional philosophy of life and death, and startling capacity for tolerance and love.  He surely must have amazed himself with his ability to accept and understand the changing world that surrounded him.

My father was an artist...in his own way, within his own scope.   From landscapes to signboards to houses.  He allowed his brush to enlarge with the addition of each new line on his forehead, each new year on his life, each new dream that grew old.

Yet, there was a great element of surprise about him.  He caught you off-guard. When my father used humor, he was genuinely funny.  When a depression took hold of his spirits, he was despairingly low.  He thrived on his worry for others.  And when he gave you his live, it was bound by his life-time, and such was his wish.  

We, his family, accepted his love through half a century, and we accepted his life-time as well, giving all that we could in return.  We now accept his death for the future it holds for him.

My father believed in God, and welcomed the eventual sight of Him.  And his, who permitted His stream of peace to be reflected in the streams of my father's life, must surely now welcome the sight of him.

A man who held no claim to fame, but who leaves us with a grateful second look at his one miraculour accomplishment -- he harmed no one by his presence on this plant, and we, his wife, his daughters, his son, his grand-daughters and grandsons, his friends, his relatives, his animals....love him.


Billie Dell HOGUE

1.  Obituary:  Eureka (California) Times Standard - 21 Nov 1995

    Billie Dell Snyder died Nov. 14, 1995, in Eureka at the age of 64.   A native of Tingley, Iowa, she was a resident of McKinleyville.

    Billie Dell, a daughter of Hugh and Birdie Hogue, was born in Tingley, Iowa, on June 10, 1931, and departed this life following a courageous fight with cancer.  Billie moved to California when she was 13 years old with her family.  She made Southern California her home.  She moved to McKinleyville in November 1991.  Billie's greatest joy was the birth of her grandson, Michael Patrick.

    She is survived by her husband Elmo Snyder of Long Beach;  two sons, Michael Cooley and his wife, Galen Sullivan, of Santa Cruz and Robert Gordon of Long Bech;  two daughter, Lonnie Cooley of Long Beach and Jacklyn Johnson and her husband, Doug, of KcKinleyville;  a sister, Patsy Banks of Newton, Iowa;  a grandson, Michael Patrick Johnson of McKinleyville;  a foster grandson, Jonathan Marcks;  and four nieces and nephews, Patty Lopez, Rhonda Little, Jaymie Banks and Jeffrey Banks.  

    She was preceded by her parentts, Hugh and Birdie Hogue;  and a brother, Ron Hogue.

    Family and close friends will gather at the home of Jacklyn Johnson on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Eric Duff as officiant.

    Arranagement are under the direction of Pierce Mortuary Chapels/Pierce Chapel, Eureka.

    Memorial contributions may be make to Hospice of Humboldt, Inc., 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka 95501.