Joetta Ruth Holsinger passed away in her home on June 22, 2022. Joetta was born in Exeter, California to Dena and Charles Lasseter on January 15, 1933. She graduated from Lindsey High School in 1950. She then attended Collage of the Sequoias in Visalia. She married Ralph Holsinger of Lindsey in 1953. He had been working in Arcata with a logging company, which is where they began their married life. Joetta worked as a secretary for Coast Redwood Company, Humboldt Builders Exchange as well as Warren White Insurance Agency, and retired in 1992.

Joetta and her husband were so fortunate to travel with the California Redwood Chorale and sing in the beautiful cathedrals in Europe and in so many other places and countries. They went back to Austria, Switzerland and Germany in June 2003 to celebrate their 50th anniversary, spending a month with a rental car seeing and doing so many wonderful things. Joetta was truly a light in this world, always so warm and welcoming. She was one of the most giving and compassionate people you could ever meet.

She is survived by her sons Daniel and Larry; five grandchildren, Bryan, Sarah, Corey, Kayla and Monica; and seven great-grandchildren. Joetta was proceeded in death by her husband, Ralph; her parents, Charles and Dena Lasseter; her son Timothy, who was a firefighter with CA Department of Forestry and died of a heat stroke fighting a fire in Redding in 1978; and a baby girl, Deanna Lyn, who was born in 1958 and died shortly after birth. She also had to brothers and two sisters — CL Lasseter, Granvelle Lasseter, Wanda Kiesel and Loyce Devore — who also preceded her in death.

Memorial service will be held at First Covenant Church in Eureka on August 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

If you would like to donate to the memorial for Joetta, contributions can be made to First Covenant Church of Eureka, Hospice of Humboldt or the charity of your choice.


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