Friday, 18 September 2020


Phyllis “Kat" Anderson. Courtesy photo.

Phyllis ‘Kat’ Anderson
March 26, 1958 - July 18, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Phyllis "Kat" Anderson was born in Lakeport to Howard McCoy and Delphine McCloud.

She was a member of the Big Valley Tribe, and she lived in Lake County all of her life.

She raised two girls, Sheila and Sabrina.

She leaves behind her husband, Herb; her girls; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Kat” was a loving sister, mother, friend and companion. She is sorely missed and very

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

David "Bud" Allan Perry. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – David "Bud" Allan Perry was born on March 2, 1925, to David A. Perry and Marie Ellen Brotherton-Perry in Duluth, Minnesota.

He passed peacefully at home on Aug. 26, 2020, with his family at his bedside.

At 17 years young, he joined the U.S. Navy and was a seaman on the destroyer U.S.S. Mullany for the duration of World War II. The ship took a direct hit from a Japanese Kamikaze airplane which eventually caused the captain to order an abandon ship. Hours later the ship was still afloat so it was boarded by “Bud” and a skeleton crew. They managed to get one boiler functioning and limped into a safe harbor.

David owned a small lumber company in Pacifica, California, retiring in 1999 and moved to Lake County to be near his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. He recently said he had done and seen everything he ever wanted in his 95 years.

David was predeceased by his mother, father, brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his son, David Perry Jr., of Costa Rica; daughter, Ellen Perry-Noble and son-in-law, John Noble of Upper Lake (whom he also considered a son); son, Timothy Perry of Montara, California, and daughter, Jaquelyn Perry of Portland, Oregon; granddaughter, Tanya Noble of Upper Lake; grandsons, Tim and Colby Noble of Upper Lake, David "Joe" Perry of Costa Rica, and Nicholas Perry of Nice. He also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

David was one of the last to be considered of "The Greatest Generation" and he fit that to a tee. He was kind, considerate and had a scalpel-sharp wit. He was a hero to his entire family.

"So long Pa.”

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Richard Wilson. Courtesy photo.

Richard Wilson
Sept. 1, 1938 - Aug. 9, 2020

“Glad You Got to See Me”

In sadness, we share that at 81 years old, Richard Wilson, a dear father of four and beloved husband of 62 years, passed away on Aug. 9, 2020.

We are deeply saddened but at the same time, we have peace knowing he is with the Lord. He left us peacefully after saying goodbye to his family in person and family far away via FaceTime.

He lived a generous life full of love, integrity and hard work. He was always young at heart, hiking Half Dome at 58 and riding Thunder Mountain Railroad at 81.

With an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor, people were drawn to him. He was happiest around his family and never passed on an opportunity to gather with them at a barbecue or a grandkid’s sporting event.

He and his wife Frances owned many successful businesses and their generous heart touched many people in the Lower Lake community.

The family will have a small family memorial BBQ to remember Dad – he wouldn’t want it any other way!

In lieu of flowers please donate to

Richard was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Southern California as a young child.

He was a Basketball High School All-American who graduated from Paramount High School in 1956.

Richard started as a box boy for a local grocery chain and quickly worked his way up the corporate ladder, eventually being promoted to regional manager.

Richard Wilson and his wife, Frances. Courtesy photo.

He married his high school sweetheart Frances Besgrove in 1957. They had three children, Michael, Steven and Mary.

After a hunting accident, they decided it was time to put their hard work towards owning their own business. They owned the Montgomery Wards catalog store and Gene’s Fountain.

They lived on the lake in those early years and had a fourth child Melissa. They boated, fished and took time to play at their camping property on the Trinity River. Those early days were busy, but Dad taught us balance and family were more important than fortune. Our family took up snow skiing and enjoyed many memories together in the Sierras, Utah and Colorado.

In 1977, Richard and Frances decided to sell the lake house and businesses and semi-retire. They moved to Lower Lake where they began to grow kiwis and walnuts and became a real estate broker. He enjoyed building things with his hands, whether it be a house, building or wood projects for mom to paint on.

In the 1980s and 1990s, they went into business with their sister Linda Davis, opening Lower Lake Feed & Supply, and Richard and Frances opened Apple Realty. Richard also served on the Konocti Unified School board for 18 years.

Mom and Dad bought a few hot rods and began to travel around the US with their hot rod club friends seeing wonderful places and making memories. A highlight was going on an Alaskan Cruise with 40 of them! They even drove their hot rod on the Indianapolis 500 Speedway.

Needless to say, to Richard everyone was a friend and was greeted by a cheerful “glad to meet you.” When they retired they bought an RV and joined a stunt kite flying club which continued to take them all over the country kite flying with a new group of friends. It was a perfect way to stay active and socialize with others! On their favorite RV trip, they went to the WDW Campground, Texas, and saw relatives in the Midwest.

Richard’s favorite activity by far was spending time with his family. He and Mom traveled many miles each month making sure they got to see every sporting event of each of the grandkids. A typical weekend would include three football games, two soccer games and a dance recital … but in different towns!

Richard loved spending time all together telling funny stories, and used funny sayings unique to dad. Dad was so proud of each one of us in different ways and helped us to be better people by the values he instilled in us. He lived an incredible life that we each hope we can resemble and strive for.

Richard Wilson and his family. Courtesy photo.

Richard is survived by his wife, Fran; his siblings, Lon and Linda; children and spouses, Mike and Julie, Steve and Cathy, Mary and Craig, and Melissa and Kenny; grandchildren, Justin, Andy and Chelsea, Michaela and Frankie, Bryan and Bekah, Ryan, Kyle and Kortney, Jessica, Hailey and Kevin, Chase and Ben; great-grandchildren, Lukas, Goy, Dylan, Marion, Kaylee, Jordan, Emma, Noah, Hunter, Tommy, Drew, Millie, Blake and Lyla.

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk, by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine when that day comes
When I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I would do is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine I can only imagine .... SEE you in Heaven Dad!

Joseph McAuley. Courtesy photo.

Joseph “Joe” Dennis McAuley
Feb. 17, 1953 - Aug. 22, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Joe was a friend to all, and he was extremely; faithful to his friends, and family.

He loved visiting and if it included sharing a beer, he called it bonding.

He adored his grandchildren and any activities he could share with them, which over the years included horsey rides, nature hikes, miniature golfing, and on and on.

Joe was born in the Bay Area and grew up on the grounds of San Quentin, his dad being one of the guards there, so he wasn't afraid of much.

He was a laborer in the geothermal fields in Lake County for 20 years, and then he and his wife owned and operated Sandebeach Trailer Lodge in Lucerne for 25 years.

Joe was a humble and funny guy, and will be missed by family members and friends; his wife, Judi McAuley; sons, Ryan and Brenden McAuley and their families; brother, Dan and Margie McAuley and family; niece, Brenna McAuley and family; sister-in-law, Mandy Hofer and family; also loved and will be missed by his wife's family, Chris and Liz McVey and family, Angela and Keith Austin and family, and Scott McVey and family.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Yancy McCloud Jr. Courtesy photo.

Yancy McCloud Jr. (Junebug)

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Yancy was born on June 17, 1991, in Santa Rosa, California, and entered into rest on Aug. 30, 2020, in Lakeport, California.

Yancy is survived by his children, Crystal, Silvia, Zach, Yancy 3rd and Jada; parents, Lisa Brown and Yancy McCloud Sr.; grandfather, Phillip McCloud; siblings, Darrin, Hason, Diana, Lance, Bakai and Lorenz; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Diane Boggs and Raymond Brown Sr.; and brother, Michael.

Yancy was deeply immersed in his native ways, knowing songs and dances from not only his home in Elem but also the surrounding roundhouses.

He loved his children and family very much. He always had good words or a hug if that is what you needed. Always smiling and always willing to help when he could. Everyone he met he left an impact on, he was unforgettable.

He loved and played football, basketball and baseball, and fixing things was a big hobby of his.

Visitation will be held at Big Valley Gymnasium starting on Friday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. with funeral services on Sunday at 7 p.m. and last viewing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. All are welcome. It was Yancy's wish to be cremated.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Patricia Harpham. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Patricia "Pat" Harpham passed away at her home of 57 years on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.

Pat was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of four children. When she was 14, the family moved to Berkeley, California.

It was there she graduated high school and married Jack Hoyt. They had two children, Kathleen and John.

After divorcing in 1962 she moved to Chico, where she met and married Bill Harpham. The year was 1964 and they moved to Kelseyville.

She and Bill were both private pilots and they traveled everywhere, from Snowbird, Utah snow skiing with her grandkids, to various places in Mexico with friends. They would hook up the fifth-wheel trailer and drive cross country to golf at least one 18 hole golf course in every state. She had a full life and will be greatly missed.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Kathy Bracisco; her son, John (Maia) Hoyt; two grandchildren, Matt and Jackson Bracisco; and six great-grandchildren.

Per her wishes, no services are planned.

Kathy and John would like to thank Ethyl Rhoades, Shelia Fahnholz and Betsy for taking such devoted and loving care of mom.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Upcoming Calendar

09.19.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake County Farmers’ Finest Saturday market
09.20.2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Democratic Party virtual fundraiser 
09.22.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers’ Finest Tuesday market
09.22.2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lakeport Police medication collection
09.23.2020 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Library hosts ‘Zoom with the Director’ 
09.24.2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lakeport Police medication collection
09.24.2020 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dine Out with Hospice
09.26.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake County Farmers’ Finest Saturday market
09.29.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers’ Finest Tuesday market
09.29.2020 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lakeport Police medication collection

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