Jules Legier, 1930 – 2014

Jules Legier passed away June 14, 2014.  He was my civics teacher in high school in 1977.

He had lived in Del Norte County from 1959 to 2012 before moving to Eureka. His family roots were in Humboldt County, where he was born December 20, 1930, especially the community of Pepperwood.

After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, Jules attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. His teaching career led him to Del Norte High School, where he taught history, civics and economics.

From a March 1971 article in the Eureka Times-Standard, by Andrew Genzoli:

“At Del Norte High School, I met Jules Legier, civics and social studies teacher, who has adopted Indian studies as a lively thing in his classes.  Jules has roots which go back to the Mattole Indian tribe.  He is a handsome, quick-witted individual, with a full measure of good humor. He is deeply steeped in the ways of education and in Indian history.  In his educational pioneering, he finds all phases of Indian lore compatible to the school’s programming.”

He’s survived by his wife, Evelyn, son Tyge, daughter Tressa, and grandson Travis.

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