1920 - 2002 (82 years)
||Gordon Greengrove Hicks |
||12 Mar 1920
||Humboldt, California, USA
- Name: Gordon G Hicks
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1920
Mother's Maiden Name: Christiansen
Birth County: Humboldt
(California Birth Index 1905-1995)
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Name Gordon Greengrove Hicks Sr
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 24 Apr 2008
Event Place Fortuna, California, United States
Residence Place Fortuna, California
Occupation Cook, Home Teacher
Birth Date 12 Mar 1920
Death Date 17 Apr 2008
Newspaper Humboldt Beacon, The
Spouse and Children
Ada Barfield Wife Female
Gordon Greengrove Hicks Jr Son Male
Parents and Siblings
Mabel Hicks Mother Female
Linus Hicks Father Male
Sandy Bartlett Mother Female
Erin Bartlett Granddaughter Female
Others on Record
Mabel Hicks Unknown Female
Ray Olsen Unknown Male
Buddy Hicks DaughterInLaw Female
Bishop David Yarrington Nonrelative Male
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch
||17 Apr 2002
||Fortuna , California, USA
- Name: Gordon Greengrove Hicks
Last Residence: 95540 Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States of America
Born: 12 Mar 1920
Died: 17 Apr 2008
State (Year) SSN issued:
(Social Security Index)
||22 Apr 2002
||LDS section of Ocena View Cemetery, Fortuna , California, USA
||25 Apr 2002
|Gordon Greengrove Hicks Sr. of Fortuna, Calif., was born on March 12, 1920, in Ferndale, to Linus Serenus Hicks and Mabel Hicks. He passed away on April 17 after a couple of months of illness. |
Gordon spent his growing up years in Ferndale attending Island School by the river and Ferndale High School. He also attended Humboldt Sate University for two years. He was raised on a diary ranch, which gave him the experience needed for future employment. He drove a milk truck from Arcata to Orick, picking up milk.
When World War II broke out, he felt a responsibility to support his country and decided to enlist in the Coast Guard, where he was stationed in South Carolina and became a cook. His experience as a cook would be helpful in later years when he would prepare large dinners in Ferndale for various organizations.
While he was serving in South Carolina, he met the young lady who would become the love of his life, Ada Barfield, and they were married in 1943. They adopted Gordon Jr., in 1944 as well as Kathleen in 1947. After serving in the military, they came to California and Gordon went to work for Valley Flour Creamery. With his knowledge of the dairy business, Gordon became a milk tester.
A milk tester went from dairy to dairy testing the butterfat content of the milk. He became acquainted with many of the dairymen and enjoyed dinner with them. He often remarked how much he enjoyed the good meals and how much weight he gained.
To have more time with his family and friends, he quit milk testing and went to work at the Ferndale Post Office in 1956. He worked there until 1958 when he moved to Fortuna and began work at the Fortuna Post Office. In the early 1950s, Gordon joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and became very active holding several callings including branch president.
One of the positions he had was home teacher, a calling which he faithfully filled until his passing. One of his favorite activities was going with Ray Olsen and the youth of the church to the Yolla Bolly. They would pack in with horses and camping equipment.
Due to the lengthy illness of his wife, Ada, he retired early to take care of her, which he lovingly did until her passing. After Ada's passing, his afternoons were spent going on rides around the back roads of the county with his dog Fisty.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ada; and his parents, Linus and Mabel Hicks. He is survived by his son, Gordon Greengrove Hicks, Jr. (Buddy); his unofficial granddaughter, Erin Bartlett and her mother, Sandy Bartlett.
Services were held on Tuesday, April 22, at Goble's Fortuna Mortuary, and was officiated by Bishop David Yarrington. Interment will follow in the L.D. S. section at Ocean View Cemetery.
(Humboldt Beacon, 25 April 2002)
||Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
||17 Jun 2017 |
||Linus Serenus Hicks, b. 08 Jul 1897, California, USA , d. 29 Jan 1980, Fortuna, Humboldt, California (Age 82 years) |
||Mabel Magdalena Christiansen, b. 8 Apr 1889, Ferndale, Humboldt County, USA , d. 26 May 1983, Humboldt County, California, U S A (Age 94 years) |
||Ada Violet Barfield, b. 23 Sep 1915, South Carolina, USA , d. 19 Mar 1996, Humboldt, California, USA (Age 80 years) |
||South Carolina, USA
||14 Jul 2011 |