Maria del Carmen Hershey Coss Vallejo, age 64, passed into the next life on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Mexico City on December 25, 1953,
Maria spent her life advocating for the underserved and for those who
did not have a voice. Maria and her daughter made their permanent
home in the United States in 1987 and became residents of Humboldt
County in 1990.
As a longtime resident of Eureka, she was a member of
the Eureka legal community and provided translation services for the
legal system all over Northern California from 1992 to 2009. She ran
her own business, Northcoast Translators, which served the local
Hispanic community in addition to other minority communities in the
was a loving mother, treasured friend and she was passionate about
is survived by her partner of nearly 23 years, Jamie Rose; daughter,
Anet Hershey-Forbes; son-in-law, Richard Forbes; grandson Alexander;
brother Robert Ruel, and his family; as well as additional family in
will be two memorial services, The first will be held for Maria’s
friends and family in Eureka
on January 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3230
Harrison Ave, Eureka.
The second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4th at the Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco at
2690 Ocean Ave, San Francisco.
The family is currently creating a memorial fund in Maria’s name in order to continue her life’s work assisting others.
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