On October 8th, Humboldt County lost one of its greats — Ms. Alice Faye Thomson. She passed away in her home, with her daughter, Rosalie Faye Thomson, and a handful of friends by her side. Diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012, she continued for several years, maintained her health, home and independence up until the last 2 weeks of her passing.

Alice was one of the first classes of McKinleyville High School (1964) and creators of Paw Prints. She valued dedication to report equality and fairness by graduating with honors and attending Humboldt State University.

She was a legend at Humboldt Social Services, where she worked for 32 years as the senior supervisor, and was remembered there for her dedication, hard work and advocacy.

Alice put everything she had into loving her children, giving them a joyful life and a safe home. Fiercely devoted to her family, she continued her love for gardening and cooking. She will be intensely missed by many. Alice Faye Thomson was an extraordinary woman who lived a life of service and love.  A titan in the field of the evolutionary women of Humboldt.

To ask about the celebration of life event please contact Rosalie Thomson through Facebook messenger.

Hope all is safe during these power outages.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Alice Thomson’s loved ones. The Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here.