Bonnie “Dean” Perini passed away in Redding on July 23, 2018, at the age of 74.

Born in Eugene, Ore. to John and Gladys Perini, Bonnie relocated with his parents to McKinleyville at the age of 5.

Bonnie worked for 43 years at the particle board plant in Arcata, which later became Humboldt Flake Board. Bonnie loved working with burl as his hobby, making many beautiful pieces.

He was an avid fisherman. People would say he could catch a fish in a mud puddle.

He could be seen with his longtime friend and coworker Don Raasback on the Trinity River until his health started to fail.

He is preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Perini of Lewiston; his daughter, Carrie Hurt, and son-in-law, Kim, of McKinleyville; stepchildren Kevin McAdams and wife Janette of Quincy, Calif., Melissa Bryan and husband Greg of McKinleyville, Kim Crile and husband John (JJ) of Oregon, Kammy Sutherland and husband Dan of Fieldbrook; grandson Bradley Hurt and granddaughter Stephanie Martin and husband Justin of McKinleyville; step-grandchildren Shasta Baker, Samantha Blount, Levi Crile, Kyra Crowell Taylor and Kylie Sutherland; two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

We love you, Papa, and we know you are at peace. You will remain in our hearts forever. Until we meet again.

Celebration of life will be held Sept. 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Redwood Acres Wayne Vickers Building – 3750 Harris Street, Eureka.


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