Carl Ludwig Weidert III
January 25, 1943 — July 29, 2018
  Carl Weidert

Carl's Memories
A Partial Biography of Carl Ludwig Weidert, III
(1/25/1943 to 7/29/2018)

Good Parents
Wartime baby Carl Ludwig Weidert III was born prematurely on January 25, 1943 at the Presidio Army Hospital in San Francisco to his parents, New Orleans native Carl Weidert Jr. "Pops" and Marjorie Moore, native of Inwood, Shasta County, who was a student at U.C. Berkeley. Their paths crossed in San Francisco. Carl's father ("Pops") hadn't gone overseas yet. In 1945 Pops, radio operator on a B-29, saw from that plane the first views of Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped which caused the Japanese to surrender. Carl was born 6 weeks premature, weighed 4 lbs., was kept 6 weeks at the hospital mother coming daily to hold him. Although his mother tried to keep her breast milk flowing for him, he was in an incubator and the breast milk dried up. He was fed with a formula and grew to be a big, strong, tall man!

Carl said his mother passed a mass of tissue at about 4 months of pregnancy; she believed later it was a twin to Carl which never developed fully like Carl did.

A baby born a year after Carl's birth who lived about 6 hours died; his name was Charles. He's buried in the Presidio Cemetery. Quoting Carl:

Carl's father CARL L. WEIDERT, JR. "POPS" born in New Orleans. His parent's names were Carl II and Cecile, grew up in New Orleans and was one of four children: Helen, Grace, Carl, and Leonard. Pops, born 1917, lived 78 years until June 1996. Pops had a sense of humor, worked for the F.A.A. and played the mandolin, grew huge food gardens and shared them with his neighbors and family.

Carl's mother Mrs. Carl Weidert, Jr. (Marjorie Jean) born Sep.1921, died May 1993. Carl's mother, Marjorie Jean (oldest of her siblings) per Carl: " was born in Inwood " [ on the Moore Ranch house on Doodlebug Lane off Wengler Hill Road]. "She skipped a grade in grammar school and attended Shasta High School in Redding located on Eureka Way. She went to Cal Berkeley, majored in bacteriology. Met her WWII southern husband Carl L. Weidert, Jr. and got married in two months. She had seven children; stayed married 52 years until her death in 1993. " [ Carl '43, Charles '44, Eddie '45, Stanley '47, Heather '48, Tim, '50, James Ory '50 or '51, Cecile 1952.] When her youngest was in school she went to Long Beach State and got her teaching credential. She taught for 17 years in Westminster, California, and substitute taught in Shasta County after she came home to live on the 25 acres inherited from her father, Erwin Moore." She "joined the Save the Redwoods League" to protect and restore the redwood forests on the coast.(quoting Carl ) She lived to age 72. She canned and froze the food Pops grew. [Carl's grandmother, …Marjorie Jean's mother Helen Chambers, married at 18 years of age Carl's grandfather Erwin Moore, a Shasta County soldier who worked on planes in Scotland. She died in her 40s of hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's syndrome was diagnosed in Carl in his 20's, an autoimmune disease which causes the thyroid not to function; he took Synthroid which helped restore thyroid hormone balance.

1943 or 1944: Carl's Uncle Bill Moran who married Carl's Aunt Helen Weidert Moran, was a tail gunner on a B-24 four engine plane in the War. Bill just made it out of France and across the English Channel on one engine and landed at the first airfield on the British coast. No one bailed; all aboard stuck with the pilot.

Information about Carl's father CARL L. WEIDERT , JR. POPS 's mother's family: Cecile Ory's family Around 1750 the Ory family got to Louisiana from France. Leonard Weidert (Pop's younger brother told to Marti Weidert) They started a plantation growing fast-growing cotton on the Mississippi River in Westwego, Louisiana, across the River from New Orleans. The Ory's planted cotton before the Acadians immigrated to Louisiana from Nova Scotia in Canada, so they were pre-Acadian. Leonard: "Cecile was a small person, stood only about 4 foot 10 inches. Carl the II was six feet, three inches tall, fell in love with Cecile. Carl and some of his friends would swim the Mississippi River, steal pecans from Cecile's uncles pecan orchard, and ride the ferry back. As they fled, her Uncle fired rock salt into their behinds which hurt, but it did not dissuade him. They lost the plantation when they tried to grow rice. That bankrupted them. As a teenager, Carl made at least five pirogues, all out of boards made from Bald Cypress, a most durable wood against rot. He still made them (according to Leonard his son) when Leonard was 35 years old.

Per Carl's Uncle Leonard Weidert:

"Cecile Ory married Carl II in Louisiana; together they had two little girls, Helen (oldest) and Grace, and two little boys Carl Jr. (aka Pops to his kids) and Leonard, the youngest; living on a corner lot at 2105 Leonidis Street in New Orleans, zip code 70118. The house was small; about 700 square feet; fairly big back porch with a large, long bench against the wall and a big window fan to draw air, tiny, tiny bath, kitchen small, garage on upper end of property. In 1998 the house was still standing, don't know after Katrina in 2005. Because Carl the first (I) died at 27, Carl the second (II) became Carl Senior."

Leonard Weidert, Pop's little brother, age 96 died Feb 10, 2018 and was married to Leah "Honey" 71 years. Leonard was known by nurses at the hospital for his humor cracking jokes. Survived on a submarine in WWII, Drove train many long hot summers and long cold winters. In 2017 he would sit on his back porch, listening to the train sounds in Mays Yard; he could detect when gears were shifting…Leah and Leonard had 1 son Leonard Jr. Leonard was an excellent cook.

Per Carl's Aunt Leah (Age 95, October, 2018), now a widow:

"Cecile was a little outgoing, she belonged to Order of Eastern Star and got me into it. I worked all the way up the ladder I became a past Matron. "Grace could sew anything. Grace worked sewing lingerie for companies out of New York. Leah loved Mardi Gras because "it was a time to have fun. She and her girlfriends would "link hands and make a 'whip' through the crowds." That was before she met Leonard. Leonard died in spring, 2018 in his mid 90's.

Carl's first year of life was also in Redding, California on Waldon Street. "As a 2 year old my first collection was garden snails in my sand pail; every morning I was surprised because they had all disappeared." Carl's earliest memory was being with his mother and father sitting in a meadow near a water ditch, and the sight of the glistening water in the Inwood Valley, green grass and warm weather. Carl's Aunt Aylene took care of little Carl when he was a baby both in Inwood and San Francisco. She loved him dearly. He promised her that when he was in Redding and was able to he would visit her, and he kept his promise. She appreciated those visits very much both before her husband Dean died and after. Aylene spoke at his Celebration of Life 9/22/18, one of two surviving Aunts.

Another earliest memory: Carl was sitting on his grandfather Erwin Moore's lap on his tractor on the "Ranch" on Doodlebug Lane, Inwood. Also another experience: seeing his Uncle "Boy" Whitey Weidert (Erwin Jr.) with his hand on a gun near a squealing pig, terrified, who had gotten his head stuck between two fence boards. Whitey shot it. They made pork and ate it.

The family later moved to New Orleans lived near Carl's paternal grandparents when Pops got a job with the Railroad as a watchman. Baby Carl got to know his father's mother and father, Cecile and Carl Weidert who had been a railroad engineer for the Louisiana Pacific Railroad. Pops, after WWII ended, got a job at Mays switching yard for the Illinois Central where his Dad had worked. His grandmother made good rice and gravy and cake with raspberry filling. Carl remembered "around 1949 (Carl about 6 years old) his love of fossils was born. Fossils: remains of prehistoric organisms preserved in petrified form) Pops as a watchman in the yard would bring back the stem of crinoids from his work site in May's yard . "It's an echinoderm, related to a starfish or sea urchin. It was a fossil crinoid "sea lily".

Comfort in and Love of Nature. Louisiana. Carl developed a love for nature in the bald cypress forest and on the groins on Lake Pontchartrain estuary, Louisiana. Four living brothers and two sisters were born after Carl. Their mother Marjorie "read little books to us" [such as the Golden Book of Birds]. Same with books naming minerals and rocks. We soon got to be able to identify a lot of birds and rocks. Marjorie (Mother) "made sure we had breakfast, lunch, dinner. We all had our jobs we had to do. That started early (age 5 or 6). Picking up my toys was 1 of them. "She loved young kids, got to hold Mark, Scott, Sarah, Kate and 3 of Tim's kids.

When Carl lived in the City of New Orleans near his grandparents "I didn't have a place to be alone." But when they moved across Lake Pontchartrain, in the western part I had places in the Bald Cypress forest I could go to be alone. Our neighbor Mr. Parisi drew my attention to a ditch which drained free-flowing artesian well that had sulfur in it. It had been drilled for drinking water but it was non-potable. I discovered little fishies and a variety of native minnows swimming in that ditch.

Age 9 1/2-10 1/2 "You could also be alone out on a groin on Lake Pontchartrain. Fishing on Lake Pontchartrain: "I'd catch bait first. Croakers or Mudheads. Then you'd figure out where the best places to set your net along the groins were. "I caught blue crab. We had hampers to hold the catch. "Eddie and Stanley would be out there sometimes. We would boil them. We'd use the crab and shrimp meat.

1948- Age 5
Carl recollection: "I got an allowance of a nickel a week. I had to save some to buy a gift for every brother, sister, both parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

1950 Mother got me into cub scouting in Louisiana. Mother actively took us places. We went into the scouts there were stages: wolf, (2nd grade) bear, (3rd grade then a Webelos patch.) Pops worked with young Carl to show him how to make a six sided kite from scratch: it was about 5 inches in diameter. There are photos of Carl in scout uniform with the tiny kite and its tail and other scouts.

1952 (age 8 or 9 years old First job:

Mother offered me 1 penny per piece ironing pants, t-shirts, shorts for children and adults. Second job cutting lawns of 3 houses in Garden Grove, (Weiderts at 11642 Beta Ave.) with a push mower for $1 or $1.25. I saved my earnings in piggy banks.

1955 Age 11, I went fishing at Kid's Haven, built and run by the Isaac Walton League (IWL-the first conservation organization). IWL dug deep sand pits out to carry street run-off, then stocked it with fish. I went with brothers Eddie and Stan; for bait we dug up worms sometimes meal worms. We'd ride bikes, Eddie and I, to other sand pits to hunt for horned toads. We enjoyed feeding them meal worms. They preferred red biting ants; we kept them in a glass aquarium in our house.

11-15 years old: Second job

We lived at 11642 Beta Avenue in Garden Grove. I cut lawns of three nearby homes with a push power, earning a dollar to a dollar and 25 cents for each job…and saved his earnings in a piggy bank.

After age 14:

I babysat for next-door-neighbors "The Bells" who had two children, age 5 and 6. Mr. Bell ran the produce department of Cole's Supermarket. At 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. I told them to get to bed.

Be Prepared, the Scout motto became a part of Carl as a young man-few things seemed to be daunting to him; he worked hard, he persevered and was prepared most of the time. Pops traveled a lot working for the Federal Communications Commission. Mother became a Scout adult leader and got Carl into Cub Scouts, then Boy Scouts. As a preteen Carl learned leadership skills.

"In the San Bernardino Mountains I spent three days as a 'slave'." A Scout Endurance test where he had to remain silent for 72 hours and do whatever he was told by his Scout leaders. Carl succeeded but it wasn't easy not to talk. He won the Silver Moccasin Award.

1957 After age 14, I babysat for next door neighbors the Bells who had 2 children, 5 and 6, getting them to bed at 8:30 or 9.

Our family had trips every summer either to Inwood (where his mother and Grandfather had lived on the Moore Ranch near Black Butte School in Shingletown, or New Orleans. We'd take Highway 395 on Eastern side of Sierras and trace the Lassen Trail we camped once by the McCloud Falls.

"Reasonably good childhood growing up"

"There were occasional trips with family to beach at Little Corona del Mar and we'd catch opal eye and surf perch with cane poles."

(Age 14-16) As a sophomore at Garden Grove High School, a science project I had was collecting seashells for a giant sea shell collection.

Because Carl and several boys in his neighborhood or scout troop loved those trips to the beach, snorkeling and diving in it, his scouting group got them all trained in scuba and they dove as "Sea Scouts", which is a part of Boy Scouts of America. "I wanted to skin dive. Age 14 I was scuba diving. The adults said 'You can do this if you switch into Sea Scouts.' I could free dive to sixty feet in more open seas." You had a pole spear or a spear gun for fishing.

Childhood nemesis? One kid was a nemesis but he went his way, I went mine.

When the 7 Weidert children got old enough, Carl's mother asked Carl to look after all Carl's younger siblings (4 boys, 2 girls) while she returned to college nights to get her teaching certificate. During his high school years Carl assumed the duty of parent getting the children fed, bathed and to bed at a reasonable hour while his mother was in night classes as a student. He did get to play high school football, defensive center and offensive tackle football, doing bleacher laps to train! How he fit all that in is a mystery.


Carl remembers high school chemistry teacher Cunningham at Garden Grove High. "You got to put radioactive potassium isotope in water, had tomato plant roots in water. I got to follow how the isotope was drawn into the tomato plant into leaves. I followed it with a Geiger counter. The isotope was decaying in a very weak……?… In 10th grade (around 1957) (he graduated in 1960) he had Robertson for biology. Robertson took us to Newport Beach back Bay on a school bus, three class loads, on Irvine Property land.

College: Stan and Carl studied biology and sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Their professor, Walkington, had a daughter with allergies; he taught the brothers how to collect pollens to help allergy sufferers, their life business together until 2008 when Stan died.

At various times they gave employment to Erin Johnston, Sarah Morgan, Mark Weidert and some of the others as well as neighbors Mary Steele and her daughter, and Mary Hughes.

From Barb Pratt: "I visited Carl at his tiny 'vintage' trailer in Santa Barbara with Jim in the early 1970s. I remember it being pretty near the ocean. He was working on his degree, doing research at the ocean. One particular visit, Jim and brother-in-law Ed McGuigan had been diving and came back with lobsters and a fish with blue flesh. We had a barbecue outside. Those were the days!

Carl acquired the nickname "Boggs" at Boggs Springs, Arizona by brother Jim.

1970 Condor Wilderness and Chico (age 27) (From Barb Pratt) "In 1970, I went on a camping expedition with Boggs, Stan, Jim and Jim's friend Dave in the Condor Wilderness. I was a complete novice, with brand new boots and blisters on top of blisters within a mile. I complained every step of the way. Boggs never got upset with me or impatient. The group went about their business, catching fish, watching Condors and enjoying the outdoors. I felt like they were letting me tag along and didn't care about my whining.

"When Jim and I moved into a trailer in Chico, Boggs and Stan showed up one day with a truck load of wood left over from the house build. In a single afternoon, they built a huge, solid porch for us, so that our son Mark could play safely outside. I liked to sit outside too. They were all about family and ere always willing to help out one another. :)"… Barb Pratt

GOOD EDUCATION building a home from scratch with father and 2 brothers for his parents out of fir trees milled by himself and them on the family forest property on 100 Road, Inwood CA Shasta County. Learned to drop large trees with chain saw expertly, make boards from trees, split firewood, and prepare a garden. Learned many card games from Pops and played competitively to win. Excellent Horse Shoe Player until arthritis in right shoulder ended this.


Carl's track record proved him to consistently working single-mindedly and persevering for hours picking pollen and processing pollen to deliver orders on time to pharmaceutical companies. He did a huge share of work.

Dr. Walkington a professor at Fullerton and their brother Eddie got them into collecting pollen for allergy sufferers which they did for 3 decades plus. They lived and did their processing on the Weidert trust property where their parents lived. The brothers traveled to Alaska and Australia together as a twosome and were environmentally active. They helped Eddie's family after his death. The brothers made loans to relatives when able to.

Carl and Stan's Giving to the Community: Dennis Steele and Carl were friends. Neighbors and longtime local school teacher Kathryn Lovelett and Beverly Steele brought their classes by school bus to the Weidert property for science lessons from Carl and Stan. The school bus came three times a year: fall, winter and spring. Walking lessons for schoolchildren the brothers gave might be:

"#1 throw a random meter square for each child, and have them turn over logs and rocks to find all the creepy crawlies. The children would find one inch long diving predaceous beetles (predators) and other things."

"#2 Walk through the forest and do a mushroom count in each of the three different seasons and see if they change. The children didn't have to name them."

"#3 Walk for ten minutes counting the number of birds sighted, and record them."

Stan and Carl led the children down the hill into the forest, across the historic ditch, then they had a bunch of logs about 18" in diameter. Stan and Carl would mark off a meter length. The students tore the log up to see what they could find. They found termites, Springtails (very small insects which jump around when disturbed), scorpions, click beetles. The 4th, 5th and 6th graders learned new things with the brothers.

Carl and his father "Pops" did well measuring beginning in area wells in the 1980s with Herb Holder when development was threatened.

Conservation efforts

Carl was an active participant in the local Shasta Group of Sierra Club. Carl took a plane to Washington D.C. to lobby the representatives. He work on collaborative forest practices in the 90s and helped with bringing a healthy salmon run back to Clear Creek by helping get the Seltzer Dam removed and restore the Clear Creek Watershed as various government and non government agencies cooperated to make it happen. Commenting for the Sierra Club on forest plans on the Modoc forest, the Klamath forest. Working with Shasta 2,000 and the President's Option 9 group. He took bus tours with others interested in solving forest problems touring the Fountain Fire and the Cone Fire, Black's Mountain Experimental Forest with members of the Shasta Tehama Bioregional Council to study fire. He led many backpacks in North State for the Sierra Club.

1980s'-1984 At Poison Lake in the Lassen National Forest (elevation about 5,000') Stan and Carl were responsible for getting special rules implemented. They had explored it. They commented to the government on forest plans for it. They argued the area deserved special management to protect it because of sandhill cranes nesting there, ducks and Canada geese. They believed the lake should not get too much soil run-off or a road thru the middle of it because of its use by waterfowl. Fruit growers were required to limit logging to leave snags for Bald Eagles, and keep cattle grazing out of the area.

Poetry Written by Carl

Many poems, some of which got published, enjoyed by family and friends.

Meeting (Mary and Carl)

We met on a "clean up the Sacramento River" event Kelly Clark put together in the spring, 1993.

Carl's mother died in spring, 1993.

Carl took me dancing many times, for nice dinners, drives, movies, tennis dates, walking, bike riding, exploring together. Marti's mother died 6/17/95. Carl's Pops died summer '96.

Carl was working the pollen business with Stan; Marti was working as a paralegal at Senior Legal Center in Redding. Walking the River Trail in Redding was a daily deal for Marti; Carl joined me. I got a mountain bike when Momma died; Carl bought a bike next and we biked together in Redding.

First backpack together: Carl led a backpack into Mt. Shasta's Brewer Creek for the Sierra Club and Marti went, as well as Fritz and Ethel Schmidt! We had fun. Ethel showed us how to make a stove with flat rocks; Carl showed me how to get water for the meal by putting a piece of PVC pipe into the side of a melting glacier.

July 4, 1995 Marti organized a backpack into the Trinity Alps Carl for the Sierra Club. Carl was the only taker! He repaired one stem of the eyeglasses at the trailhead ingeniously! Carl still remembers our time at Anna Lake where we caught lots of rainbow trout easily. As we sat after dinner, we watched an amazing sight above us in the sky: 200 to 250 large Ravens, like "sentries", surrounded a flying Bald Eagle and escorted it out of the area above us. Carl had never seen that many ravens in one spot. Was it a confab of young ravens? We walked out 8 miles to our vehicle at Stuart's Fork near Trinity Center. All the restaurants were closed; we prevailed upon Sandy Hughes in Weaverville for a light supper.

1994 Carl meets Mary's mother D. Mary Hughes Foster and step father, and sister in San Diego.

1995 Mary's brother David Hughes acquires a cabin in Southern Trinity County. Carl and Mary go for a Hughes family reunion on the South Fork, Trinity River and spend the weekend at Dave's cabin along with her relatives and Carolyn Christian, a teenager we took at her parents' request. Meets friend Randy Ford and other men at the cabin during men's gatherings which continued through to the end of Carl's life.

September 1996 Carl and Mary trip to Four Corners of U.S. (Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico) Carl's goals were to see Indian sites, vegetation types, and history and geology. Mary wanted to see and paint beauty, learn about Indian culture, have fun with and enjoy Carl. Carl's 53; he's got 12 years to go to retire. Eleven national parks or monuments in 21 days. Thank God for Motels! We encountered stormy weather and fair: rain, sleet, snow, mud and learned a lot about the area and each other.

Favorite National Monument: "Hovenweep National Monument Tower Complex in Utah within sight of Ute Mountain. Like it because it's not touristy; is a complete village…"

Summer '97 Marti painted at Dave's cabin, and Carl and Marti make a plan for wedding in 1998.

Marti's sister Kathy and nieces Marleen and Anna make an engagement dinner at the cabin.

Marti continued to lead a lot of walks, rides, skis outings for the Shasta Group and did painting and spent time with family.

Marriage to Marti (Mary Martha Hughes) October 17, 1998. In Anderson, California with bride's father Daniel, age 86, from Washington D.C. giving the bride away, best man, Stanley, Madame of honor Mary Dunn, and in attendance grooms brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, bride's sister and brother and their mates. Carl's nephew Scott prepared the wedding dinner with gourmet expertise. Honeymoon at Melinda Brown's family cabin Juniper Lake, LVNP. Carl was an excellent cook from early on, methodically cutting vegetables of consistent size and with patience, along with fresh fruit salads laboriously cut and prepared. He prayed to Grandfather asking for strength and wisdom.

In 1998 Carl and Marti bought the house and 3 acres at 7577 Sparky Lohr Lane, Shingletown California 96088 and moved as man and wife to Inwood after their wedding at the Madgic's home in Anderson and reception at Big Wheels Restaurant in Shingletown. Very generous Stan gave us a trip to New Orleans as one of our wedding gifts; we flew to meet Carl's Aunt Helen Weidert Moran and Uncle Leonard and Leah in New Orleans. Stan helped Carl drop large grey pines to make a garden.

Years of summer food gardens grown by Carl (the expert at it) and Mary, winters working our jobs; I at Black Butte School for 10 years…along with painting outings. Attend High School Graduations of nieces, and wedding of niece. Visit Marti's nephews, some visit us.

Some wonderful special holidays and other evenings with brother David and Hazel Hughes in Redding. Conversations, horseshoes, card games, dancing. Hosting Marti's cousins from the Midwest and the East, and brother and nieces and nephews families for a Teddy Bear Picnic.

Barb Pratt: "Carl ('Boggs') and Stan worked in the pollen business for years together. Not too long after Stan passed away [2008], Carl passed the business on to his 3 nephews by my Ex, Jim and 2nd wife Linda. He was so smart, as were all the Weidert clan, and was a patient teacher. My 2 sons, Mark and Scott, have been able to make a good living from the pollen business and are very grateful to Carl for all that he taught them and how much he helped them in taking on the business."

Starting the Bear Creek Watershed Group in 2002
When a real estate man wanted to build a subdivision on Bear Creek, neighbors joined in 2001 as Inwood Task Force to gather scientific facts about the valley. The developer abandoned his plans after a county planning meeting heard the data many neighbors collected. Watershed Group began in 2002, Stan leading.

By 2009 Carl begins to do more with the watershed group, leading, and neighbors and bringing guest speakers, others make the group flourish with well measuring and stream monitoring during drought years. Gentle and patient, open and a listener to all.

Walk for Locals
Carl led a walk for Inwood neighbors on the Aldridge Ranch near North Fork, Bear Creek. "Fossils like small sharks' teeth on land that was a shallow bay 50 to 60 million years ago which got uplifted", Carl explained, "came up above ocean, then it started to erode to make another formation: the Montgomery Creek formation. Bonnie Crags Ranch geologically is Tuscan formation- as Pleistocene era 2-3 million years ago. [First homo sapiens 2 million years] perfect ammonite (like a Chambered Nautilus)." Beautiful purple lupine: lupinis sparsifolia, in pea family, a legume, some lupine seeds are toxic. Monkey flower water loving plant near Snow Creek, Scissors or crane bill plant, pink. Glen Aldridge planted clover when his father Walter Aldridge worked with U.C. Davis.

2011 Trip of a lifetime to Australia - We saved for three years to make this a reality. 6 weeks wonderful experience camping through rain, sleet, frost and breaks in hotels meeting Australian families and seeing a beautiful land different in so many ways from America.

Carl continues trying to take care of the Bear Creek watershed, along with many other wonderful neighbors and friends.

Carl grappled with bipolar disorder problems and successfully overcame them. He used his good brain to try to solve big problems. He wrote to politicians in power on his solutions for clean energy, and concern about the earth's ecological economic maximum.

2013 Brother-in-Law David Hughes dies.

2013 Watershed Group receives an award from the Shasta Conservation Fund for "outstanding contributions to the conservation of Shasta County's natural resources. The Bear Creek Watershed Group has worked hard on measuring well depths, monitoring stream flows, and continuing to be essential stewards of their watershed."

Some wonderful holidays with Jim and Linda Weidert and their extended family.

Favorite Music

Carl bought season tickets to the Redding Symphony as he (and Pops before him) loved classical music. This experience taught me to come to really enjoy classical music. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky: a suite of 10 pieces composed for piano: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by French composer Maurice Ravel. Niece Adrienne and Carl discuss their favorite classical music together.

Holidays with his and Marti's siblings families, gardening, and enjoying our home we enjoyed together, making improvements on it, gathering fire wood, and growing food in our orchards and garden. Helping family, neighbors and friends. Taking Caleb Weidert on geology road trip. Taking Ryan to look at rocks. Christmas books about rocks and birds for little boys.

Car camping, easy backpacks and travel to world heritage sites and national parks and monuments a good hobby, having saved up for it for three years! Many good memories as our marriage grew stronger in tough times and happy times, the strengths of each of us helped the other.

Life's end

Scott, Simone, Pax and Mark came and helped Carl in his dying. Sister visited, and many friends and relatives of ours showed up when we needed help and came to offer their time and energy to help us in this hard thing.

Carl died July 29, 2018. leaving Marti and two brothers Jim and Tim, two sisters Cecile and Heather, two Aunts Aylene Arnett and Leah Weidert, and several nephews and nieces. Carl was the best thing that ever happened to me; words are not found to express how Carl is missed. I am grateful for every act of kindness shown to us.