Irvin Antone Vieira (Irv) passed away surrounded by his family April 13th 2019.

Irv was born on May 30, 1935 to John and Mary Vieira in Ferndale, where he grew up raising cattle with his brother John. He was the last graduate of the Centerville School District’s one-room school house, now known as “The Little Red School House” located at the Humboldt County Fair grounds. He always would say “that damn school house was never red, it was white, and was painted red when it was moved.” He attended Ferndale High School for two years and then the family moved to Arcata, where he graduated from Arcata High School. He served as an Army sergeant working as a MP and radio operator. He returned to Humboldt becoming a diesel mechanic, working on logging trucks. He worked for Wayne Bare Trucking for 30 years.

Dad loved spending time with his friends from the logging business. He was part of the Model A club and loved going on small road trips in his ‘36 Ford Roadster.

He loved taking sight-seeing tours around the area and if you needed some history about a particular area, he would know all about it and could probably tell you of someone he knew that lived there. He had a big heart and was never shy about helping someone if the needed it, asked for or not.

Dad is survived by his son Clint Vieira (girlfriend Liane) of Santa Maria, son Jason Vieira and wife Cindy of Phoenix and his grandchildren, whom he loved more than anything – Kenneth, Trevor and Katelyn Vieira of Phoenix.

Services will be held Friday, April 19th at Ocean View Cemetery at 2 p.m. Reception following at the Hampton Inn, 4750 Valley W Blvd, Arcata, at 4 p.m.


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