OBITUARY: Dolores Marie Simone, 1929-2022 |  The lost outpost of the coast

OBITUARY: Dolores Marie Simone, 1929-2022 | The lost outpost of the coast

Dolores Marie Simone (Foster, Baku)
From May 21, 1929 to September 20, 2022

Unfortunately, our beloved mother passed away. She leaves behind memories that will be cherished forever.

She was born, raised and spent her life in Eureka. Her parents Maria (Berry) and Arduino Simone came to America in 1920 from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Her father worked in the woods and her mother worked full time raising six children.

My mom attended St. Bernard High School and graduated from Eureka High School in 1947. Shortly after graduation she married Jack Foster, whom she had known since childhood. They had two children, Linda and Jack.

For decades, my father’s mother, my father, and my mother have owned a boarding house at 1303 I St. in Eureka. They have worked very hard with more than 20 residents of the border at times. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and room for $18 per week. The boarding house was fun and happy for the hard working residents who worked in the woods, construction, utilities, etc. Every night before dinner, guests would gather around the kitchen telling stories while Mom and Gram (Addie) were cooking. When dinner was served it was family style where many hungry men were enjoying the great meals. You usually hear, “I’m sorry I got to my house”!

Eureka was a ‘flourishing’ city in those days, and ‘Hay Chaparral’, the nickname for the boarding house, was loved by all the residents. Gram died in 1982, leaving a huge void, and the boarding house closed.

Mom and Dad eventually parted ways. In 1974 my mother married Henry Paco. Together they had many years of happiness together. They never had a dull moment and lived life to the fullest. In 2008 Henry died.

Mom enjoyed life! She was a cheerful, happy and beautiful lady. I enjoyed cooking a great dinner for family and friends. She was the glue and heart of our family. I also enjoyed oyster digging, agate collecting, mushroom hunting, water skiing, camping, gardening, etc. She spent many summers at Benbow (when you could jet-ski on the lake), Richardson Grove, Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon (a member of Little Red Hen Ski Club) camping and surfing.

Mom’s death was preceded by her parents Arduino and Maria, siblings Gino (Irene), Carlo (Anita), Dorothy (Dario) and Danny.

She is survived by her sons Linda Foster Schulze and Jack Foster. She is also survived by her sister Jenny and sister-in-law Irene, great-grandchildren Todd Schulz, Kevin Foster, Lisa Schulz-White (Jim), Jason Foster, Josh Schulz (Shannon), and great-grandchildren Jamie Satruite (Trevor), Rochelle Schulz, Brandin Foster, Trinity White, Noah White, Daniel Schulz and Ariana Schulz . Also many nieces and nephews.

Thanks to Timber Ridge at Eureka for their wonderful care of my mum last year. There will be no mom services and any donations can be made to your favorite Humane Society.

Rest in Peace Mom We love you Linda and Jack.


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