Sigrid Kathe Kinyoun went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 1st, 2021.  She was two weeks shy of the young age of 91.  She was born to Julius Heiss and Johanna Treiber in Santa Monica, CA in 1930.  She enjoyed being involved in the Pacific Telephone Pioneers and attending St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Ferndale.  Her favorite pastime was sitting by her window in her blue recliner knitting for numerous friends and family members.  She was a strong Christian woman with a stubborn German flare. Her family was the joy of her life.

She is preceeded in death by her late husband John Kinyoun.  Daughters Mona Lisa Kinyoun, Monica Gribben and Jennifer Kinyoun.  Son Michael Kinyoun. Grandchild Jamika Newman. Great grandchildren Mylie Kirk and Asher Kinyoun.  Sisters Tina Frejlach (Ken Frejlach), Elizabeth Kutschinski (Clancy Kutschinski), and brother Martin Heiss (Anne Heiss). Dear friends Kline Purcell and Joe Johansen.

She is survived by sister Karin Hubby (Skip Hubby), son Matt Kinyoun (Nichole Piland) and Daughter Staci Lopez (Mike Lopez).  Grandchildren Wes & Lane Kinyoun (Lakesha Kinyoun), Danielle Maestas, Zach Bircham, Ethan & Eli Lopez, Russ Newman (Teresa Newman), Michelle Kirk (Adam Kirk), Jason Kinyoun, Tania Gilliam (Damani Gilliam), Camille Drayton.  Great grandchildren Rusty & Shelby Newman, Nacalah, Jaquez, Javon and Nyla Gilliam, Paris and Ariyah Seymore, Bryce, Chance, Dakota and Makayla Kirk, Alaina and Kaitlyn Kinyoun.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews with whom she kept close to her heart.

She had a loving and caring support group in her neighborhood (Karen, Brenda, Mark, Cena, Tim & Taffy), a very long list of close friends (best friends Joyce Craig and Howard Penn).  She had the deepest admiration for her Pastor and friend in Christ, Tyrel Bramwell. 

She touched so many lives, her loss will be felt by many.

Private services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Humboldt.


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