In loving memory of Delmar Gene Middleton Jr.

Gene, as he was known to friends and family, was born on June 4, 1960 and departed this world on September 13, 2022 from natural causes. He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Gene Middleton Sr., and is survived by his mother, Mary Carter Middleton, and brother, Frank Allen Middleton, and numerous cousins and friends.

During his early career Gene worked as a custodian at a college in Oregon. Later he returned to Humboldt County and worked in the woods until his early retirement due to health issues. Among Gene’s favorite things were his interest and love of gems and jewelry. He loved to cook and travel with his mother and friends and also liked to fish with his brother.

Gene had a kind and generous nature and was well known for his endless repertoire of jokes. One would be hard-pressed to hear the same joke twice.

There will be a celebration of Gene’s life on Saturday, September 24, between 1 and 3 p.m. at Rohner Park at the picnic area between the skating rink and the rodeo grounds. There will be a potluck anybody wishing to contribute is welcome to do so. Anybody wishing to make a contribution in jeans memory please do so to your favorite charity.

Rest in peace, Gene, you will be missed by all.


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