Trinidad Tidings: Remembering beloved Bea as paddlers gather and shoreline rocks


Popular and prolific Trinidad artist Bea Stanley died in May. She would have been 89 on June 10. Her children, Antoinette “Toni” Magyar, also a respected artist, Miki Landseadel Sanders from Texas, Lauren Landseadel of San Miguel, Mark Landseadel of Simi Valley and Leslie Landseadel Foster gave Bea a lively and poignant goodbye at Trinidad Town Hall.

Toni’s daughter, Rachael Dumandi of Pacific Grove and Mark’s sons, Ian, Philip and Gregory, journeyed to Trinidad to pay tribute to their grandmother.

Retired postmistress Laurella Moore gave the family use of her Westhaven home so the whole family

REST IN PEACE Bea Stanley, 1934- 2023. Below, one of her paintings. Top portrait by Angela Lundeen

could be together. Bea’s partner, Greg Wellish, shared a poem about his sweetheart written by Maria Bartlett titled “Bea.”

She’s a goddess in a bodice,
She’s our Queen Bea
She’s a honey, and she’s funny
She’s Victorian to a T
Whatta dancer, (not financer)
She’s got moxey, she’s a foxy
Lemon pies and gloves and hats
We love her, we just go bats
For Greg and Roscoe,*
she’ll go bosco
For holiday parties,
we dress like tarties
And she’s got smarties!
We love her head and she’s so arty
We love our Bea
with all our hearty

* Roscoe was Bea and Greg’s cat.

Jackie Hogan and Penne O’Gara led the Song Circle in favorite tunes.


The Hall was packed with admirers and the family of one of Trinidad’s most colorful and talented ladies.

Rest in peace, Bea.

Hiking Humboldt Kids

Trinidad Library Manager Jan Kohl hosted Hiking Humboldt Kids author Rees Hughes and contributor Jennifer Gonzales last Tuesday to distribute the book to families of children under five and to talk about the joy of family hiking adventures.

The book, sponsored by First 5 Humboldt in collaboration with Playgroup partners and the Humboldt County Library, includes 25 hikes grouped into four geographic regions of Humboldt County with descriptions, driving and walking directions and a custom map.

The book highlights various flora, fauna, historical and cultural aspects related to the hikes.

If you missed the Trinidad Library book distribution and tour, you can meet the author, and pick up the book, during Arts! Arcata on Friday, June 9, at Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata. (See page 12 for more information.)

World Ocean Day is Thursday, June 8

In support of World Ocean Day, the Trinidad Rancheria is encouraging paddlers of all kinds to gather at the harbor at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 for a paddle in Trinidad Bay.

The event is an opportunity for water sport enthusiasts to gather together and enjoy the Bay.

In addition, at 11 a.m., there will be an informal discussion on improving paddling experiences in Trinidad which will include safety, parking and unloading tips. Refreshments will be provided.

World Ocean Day is the United Nations day for celebrating the role of oceans in everyday life and inspiring action to protect and sustainably use marine resources.

Trinidad Rocks: A Journey Through Coastal Geological History

Trinidad Coastal Land Trust presents oceanographer and geologist Danny O’Shea leading an in-depth journey through the history of Trinidad’s unique rocky shoreline on Sunday, June 11 from noon to 2 p.m.

Danny is skilled at helping students of all levels to understand the processes which shape the coast, creating Trinidad’s dramatic land and seascapes.

Space is limited. Email or call (707) 677-2501 to sign up.

In other TCLT news, the organization is searching for an executive director. Inquiries may be made at the contact information above.

Board of Directors Member Annalisa Rush is serving as interim executive director during the search for a new director.

Annalisa has been on the Board since 2022. She has a degree in Spanish Language and Culture with an emphasis in ethno-botany and Environmental Education from Cal Poly Humboldt.

Her special interests are outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, Nature Conservancy riparian surveys and watershed protections, water safety education, North Coast tour guiding and environmental program management.

She is an open-water lifeguard and a surf and paddleboard coach.

Email Patti at