Earl F. Hedlund
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 6, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 29, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Eureka, California, United States
Now, go do your best!

We would like to thank

Friends and family who joined together to dedicate a bench site

in memory of  Earl F. Hedlund


Red Bluff River Park 

October 29, 2011

The bench is now in place, and is a very restful place, well-shaded and with a delightful prospect of the Sacramento River 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Toni DeHennis Osterloth on 30th September 2014

"Ah, Earl ~ you wonderful friend ~ I miss you tremendously!  I have a huge file folder of your letters and postcards and have been reading through them.  Some are so hilarious and some so ribald that I don't dare share them!  Think of you every day with much fondness!"

This tribute was added by Susie Aronson on 6th August 2014

"Hi Sweet Earl.  Happy 93rd Birthday.  I am thinking of you on this day, and wishing we could enjoy our phone chats, with great laughter, and great fondness.....I love you dear friend , and I miss you.  Earl the Lion, loud roar at times, but always bigger heart."

This tribute was added by Susie Aronson on 7th August 2013

"Darling Earl.   Happy 92nd Birthday sweet man.  I can hear you now, saying "ohhhhh thank you Susie Dear, was that a compliment or a hammer pounding  another nail in my coffin:"?" And then you would laugh, and say something profound. that is what you would be saying to me if I called you today......How I love and miss you, your spirit is ever strong and present in my soul. Always with me."

This tribute was added by Susie Aronson on 31st May 2013

""Hello my darling"....I am constantly reaching out to you in my mind and heart.  Missing those Saturday telephone calls, always filled with great emotion, as we angerly discussed political corruption, or endless laughter over silly silly play on words, by both of us or some happening I must admit I elaborated on just for your benefit.Oh how I cherish & miss sharing humor,& the arts with U."

This tribute was added by Toni DeHennis Osterloth on 7th August 2012

"I'm hugging the WWF stuffed tiger that you sent me (your free gift in joining) as you teased me about being Toni the Tiger to a high school beau.  Working with you was such a pleasure as we enjoyed our private jokes, lunches and glasses of wine.  Never lost touch as our friendship blossomed!  You were a jewel in the crown on earth!  And I'm missing you tremendously & your humor!."

This tribute was added by Patric Hedlund on 6th August 2012

"I've been thinking about Dad since waking this morning. Last night I was reflecting on how much fun it would have been to share with him the landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of planet Mars by NASA. Happy Birthday, Dad....and love to all those who have expressed their affectionate memories of him here."

This tribute was added by Ben Hedlund on 6th August 2012

"A long walk looking for agates and nice bowl of ice cream in Big Lagoon is a way Grandpa and I shared our August birthdays together. He is forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Linda Goff on 3rd November 2011

"Earl was a great inspiration to my father - one of my dad's best friends.  I will always remember running into their office when I was a child and going straight for Earl's candy drawer when no one was around.  Thank you, Earl, for your friendship and professionalism when my dad was dying - you were one of the few he trusted.  I hope your spirit path is lit well for your final journey."

This tribute was added by Dave Fraser on 20th October 2011

"Earl will be remembered and missed by all who had the privilege to know him.  He was an excellent lawyer and, more importantly, a very good person.  He possessed great wisdom, and I loved his sense of humor and humility.  The world is poorer for his passing."

This tribute was added by Carol Schnitter on 19th October 2011

"Dear Earl, Please forgive me for running over your head with my suitcase. I am glad you had such a good sense of humor.   RIP."

This tribute was added by Marvin Smoot on 19th October 2011

"My good friend and best fishing partner. I can hear your laughter now as we recounted our many fishing expeiences. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Susie Aronson on 18th October 2011

"Earl, thank you for 46 years of a cherished friendship packed full of precious, priceless memories . I love you so, sweet man. I miss your presence in my life terribly. You will live for always in my heart. Dear, dear friend."

This tribute was added by Toni DeHennis Osterloth on 17th October 2011

"A magnificent boss and superb friend of 26 years, you will be sorely missed!"

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