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Herbert Orvis Box
January 3, 1934 ~ May 23, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Dad went to be with the lord on May 23, 2023. Dad passed peacefully in his sleep and is now free of pain and joyfully reunited with our mom, Arlene, and other family members.
Dad was born in Lockney, Texas on January 3, 1934, to Paul and Edith Box. Paul and Edith had four children, Tex being the only son.
In 1945 the family relocated to Korbel. At past family gatherings, many fond memories were shared of the years spent in Korbel.
Dad attended grammar school in Korbel and was a 1951 graduate of Arcata High School. Dad lettered in multiple sports while attending Arcata High.
In 1951 at the young age of 16 and 17 Mom and Dad were married and spent the next 60 years together until Mom’s passing in 2012. In 1952 their first son (Bobby) was born, followed by two daughters (Mona and Cindy). Two more sons (Monte and Lonnie) completed the family.
Dad worked for Simpson Timber Co. at the Korbel mill for 33 years until his retirement as a production scheduler in 1984.
Dad was an avid hunter and a skilled athlete, playing on and coaching for many Blue Lake teams over the years. His hunting skills can be attested to by the many deer racks displayed on the walls and in the patio of his home. These skills and traits he passed on to his sons and grandsons.
Dad is survived by his children Bobby (Marie) Box of Mckinlleyville, Mona Hill of Cottonwood, Cindy Box of Blue Lake, Monte (Teresa) Box of Fortuna, Lonnie (Linda) Box of Arcata and Greg Perry of Hoopa. Dad is also survived by sisters Greta Box and Martha Taylor; grandchildren Heidi and Terrence Box, Clayton and Tory Swift, David Duran, Travis Toledo, Lindsey Toledo Titus, Sarah Purvis, Casey, and Cody Box; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Dad was laid to rest alongside our mom, Arlene, at Sunset Memorial Park on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Burial arrangements were handled by Paul’s Funeral Chapel.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes.