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Harry Lovisone

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — On May 30, 2021, Harry Ben Lovisone passed away at the ripe old age of 98; his health had been declining for several months. He died peacefully at home in the care of his faithful love, Barbara. Harry was born in Lower Lake on Feb. 6,...
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Daryl Patrick Van Proyen

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Daryl Van Proyen passed in peace on June 9, 2021, at the age of 72. Born in Pasadena, California, he later moved to Lancaster, then Mendota, and finally settled in Lake County in 1977. Daryl is predeceased by his parents, Neil and Elizabeth Van Proyen, and...
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Pamela Ussery Knispel

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — Pam passed away at age 75 on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Upper Lake. She was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Lakeport, California, and raised as a fourth generation pear farmer in Scotts Valley. Pam grew up on the back of her favorite mare, Misty. You...
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Jeanne Marie Clemons

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Jeanne Marie Clemons was born Dec. 29, 1933, in San Francisco, California, and passed away June 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. Jeanne was the only child to Ben and Emily Scott. Jeanne would vacation with her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Lake County. In...
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Roger Smith

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Roger Smith passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack early Easter morning at the age of 83. Roger is best known for his beautiful portraits and other art works, and his resonant baritone opera voice. He was a type of Renaissance man, because he is...

OBITUARY: Sam Nicholls, 1958-2021

Sam Nicholls passed away suddenly on February 3 in Blue Lake. He was born on November 4, 1958 and raised in Healdsburg. He graduated from Healdsburg High School in 1976 and attended Humboldt State University. Sam worked at Safeway in McKinleyville and retired after 23 years. He also worked with...
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Timothy Ramos

Timothy Andrew Ramos, Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Tribal member, was born Dec. 15, 1966, in Clearlake, California. Tim was raised at the reservation his whole childhood until he left to attend San Diego State University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism, in 1991. Furthering...
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Maynard Arthur

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Retired Command Sergeant Major Maynard Arthur passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Leomia; his daughter, Diana; and a host of relatives. Maynard was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935. Maynard served in the Korean...

Earl Fincher, Jr.

Earl Fincher Jr. passed away suddenly on December 30th, 2020 at his home. Earl was born on November 3, 1937, in Downey, Missouri one of ten children of Earl and Lois Fincher. Anyone who knew Earl, knew of his love of his wife, birds, chickens, agriculture and church. As a small boy the family moved west following the crops from Missouri through Washington and down to California. Earl always had a small cage with a chicken or two that he tied out under the family flatbed truck, warmly remembered as the original homemade motorhome.
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Betty Lee Saderlund

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Betty Lee Saderlund passed away May 1, 2021, at the age of 92. She was born in Nebraska on Sept. 13, 1928, to Vernon and Inez Butterfield. When Betty was a young girl, her family moved to Southern California. She graduated from Ventura High School. Betty...

Virginia Ann Mills

Virginia Ann Mills, 88, passed to her rest on April 11, 2021. She was born on February 5, 1933 in Modesto, CA, one of three children of Horace and Florence Lollich. A long-time resident of Cloverdale, CA, she lived, worked, and worshiped in the community for 70 years before moving into Healdsburg Senior Living for the last eight years.
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May 29 celebration of life planned for Cliff Ruzicka

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The family of Clifford D. Ruzicka announced they will hold a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 29. The service will take place beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 801 N Main St., Lakeport. Ruzicka died Dec. 17 at age 84. He was...
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Bertha J. Davis

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Bertha J. Davis, 82, our beloved mother and friend, passed on May 3, 2021, at her home in Kelseyville. She was born on Aug. 25, 1938, in Selma, California, to Earl and Veder Roper. She was a part of many students’ lives in the Kelseyville Unified School...

Patricia May Malone

Patricia May Malone died at home on April 30, 2021 in Healdsburg, California at age 93. Born Patricia May Callahan on August 27, 1927 in Alhambra, CA. Pat married Robert Laurence (Bob) Malone at age 17 by Army Chaplin “North E. West in the South” on December 15, 1944. They were married 70 years until Bob’s death in 2015. They had three children – Larry (Diane), Robin (Rich) and Gloria (Jim). Bob and Pat had eight grandchildren, great grand-children, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.
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Obituary: Gerri Fedora

Gerri Fedora passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 26, 2021. Gerri was born in MacAllen, Texas in 1947, and subsequently moved to Williams, California where she lived with her grandparents and graduated from Williams High School. She earned an BSN degree at Sacramento State University and an MSN degree at University of California San Francisco. While married to Ken Perry she had one daughter, Brooke, who predeceased her.
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Charles Linker

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Charles Eddie Linker, 84, died April 23, 2021, at his Lakeport home. Charles was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Arkansas, to Harley and Alice Linker. After retiring from Pacific Bell, he spent time with friends and family, traveled and played guitar. He was known for his sense of humor and joke-telling. Charles, aka Charlie, was also a very proud volunteer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Debra Gloria Petrocchi

Debra Petrocchi passed peacefully on April 14th, 2021, at her home in Healdsburg, CA. At her bedside were family and close friends. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Heaney, her two sons, Adam Cauayani and Forrest Timonere, and her grandchildren, Jerrolyn Cauayani and Jerrod Cauayani. Debbie, as she preferred...
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Matt Perry, former county administrative officer, dies

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A longtime employee in Lake County’s government and the former county administrative officer has died. Heber Matthew “Matt” Perry died April 24 of complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 60 years old. Perry and his wife, Julie, were living in Cache Valley, Utah, where they had...