All deaths are deeply experienced. I pause to recall those who have passed away in 2014, with respect for them, their families, and for all they shared and created. These individuals are noted here in my annual goodbye and celebration of their lives.
Twenty-fourteen was a year many of us lost several loved ones. I honor them all, whether mentioned here or not.
They are listed chronologically, by date of death.
Bigfoot enthusiast named Mark “Verg” Vergeront, in his 50s, died from heart failure on March 18, 2014. Verg, as he was known to many of his friends, students, and others, online, lived for his entire life in Riverside, California. (For more, please see here.)
Laughery worked with Wes Sumerlin (1921-1999), Vance Orchard (1917-2006), Paul Freeman (1943-2003), and Grover Krantz (1931-2002), in the Blue Mountains of Washington. Bigfoot of the Blues’ Vance Orchard mentioned Laughery as one of the people with whom he searched for Bigfoot. On August 4, 1995, Laughery and Sumerlin saw two Bigfoot about seven miles off Mill Creek Road, down from Biscuit Ridge, near Black Snake Ridge, Walla Walla, Washington. (For more, please see here.)