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Ernest Michael Cobine

September 12, 1947 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Ernest Cobine Obituary

Mike was born September 12, 1947, to Ernest and Louada Cobine. He passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on December 17, 2023.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Stacy, Sarah, Brian, and Amanda Cobine; granddaughters Sonja and Allexandra Clark and Riley and Taylor Cobine; three great-grandchildren, Orion Wollman and Charlley and Shelby Clark.

He leaves behind his brothers, Bob (Carole) Koehne and Steve (Kim) Cobine, and their families; and one cousin, Karen (Clark) Griffin, and family.

Additionally, he is survived by his large, loving in-law family: mother-in-law Charlotte Yarbrough; Alan and Becky Yarbrough, Cathy and David DeNoma, Peggy and Joe Gossi and Birl and Bobbi Yarbrough. Curtis Clifford, Karen and Steven Slotten, Kelly and Nancy Clifford, Kathy and Jen Clifford and Carol and Ron Wargo and families; as well as many, many special nieces and nephews and lifelong friends Terry Griswold, Paul Nicholson and David Rybarczyk and families.

Mike had fond memories of growing up in Los Angeles before it became too crowded. His family camped all over the West until finding Eureka to call their forever home in 1965 after Mike graduated from high school. After a stint in the Navy, Mike returned to Eureka and began working for the City of Eureka. He worked in many positions for the city for nearly 20 years. He went on to work for Cox Communications for 17 years until retiring in 2006.

Mike had many interests in his life — photography, cars, motorcycles, movies, and baseball just to name a few. The highlight of his life was riding his motorcycle across the country with his brothers-in-law for the annual Run for the Wall/POW celebration in 2008. We enjoyed RV camping and the slower pace of life at the beaches in Oregon. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family watching his children and grandchildren grow.

There are so many things I will miss about you. Your gentle, compassionate soul and calming guidance. Your bad dad jokes and silly limericks. Rest easy in heaven my love. Until we meet again…

Please join us for a celebration of Mike’s life at the Eureka Woman’s Club 1531 J St, Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP to

Special thanks to the kind and compassionate people of Hospice of Humboldt. Contributions in Mike’s memory can be made to Hospice if you wish.


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