Two Women Mourn Mothers, Seek Community Help – October 11, 2019

The pain of losing a loved one doesn’t ever go away. It just changes and becomes a part of daily living. Meet two women who lost their mothers two years ago in the wildfires.

Tuesday, October 8th at 5 pm – Santa Rosa Courthouse Square.

A small group gathers to commemorate lives lost two years ago in the Sonoma Complex fire.

News director Steve Mencher sought out two women who were moving through the crowd with purpose.

Find contact information for Catharine Merkel and Jessica Tunis at

(Photo: Jessica Tunis and Catharine Merkel. October 8, 2019, Courthouse Square Santa Rosa. Tunis and Merkel both lost their moms (Linda Tunis and Sharon Rae Robinson) as fires spread through Santa Rosa on October 8 and 9, 2017 – Steve Mencher/KRCB)