Saturday, 18 January 2020


Dr. Marie Crail. Courtesy photo.

Dr. Marie "Patsy" Crail died Jan. 9, 2020, following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 17, 1929, in Lakeport, California, to Julian Sebastian Mostin and Lillian Larsen Mostin of Kelseyville.

Marie attended Kelseyville and Lakeport schools and graduated from Clear Lake Union High School in Lakeport in 1946.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in 1950 and a doctor of internal medicine degree in 1955 from Stanford Medical School.

Marie is survived by her two sons, Hans Halleck Crail (Kathy) of Chula Vista, California, and Lars Crail (Maile Field) of Oakton, Virginia; and four grandchildren: Erika (Mathias Crawford), Karl, Chauncey and Seth.

She is also survived by siblings Raymond Mostin of Kelseyville and Nancy Bleasdale of Scottsdale, Arizona.

She is predeceased by husbands Howard Whitfield Crail, Kermit Meyer and Hartford Smith.

Marie practiced medicine from 1955 to 2000 in San Francisco; at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville; and in Clearlake Oaks. In 2013 she moved to Chula Vista, California, to be closer to her children.

Marie was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, served on the Konocti Unified School District Board of Trustees and was a member of Eastern Star.

Marie traveled to remote areas of northern Mexico most winters where she treated native tribes of Seri Indians.

She enjoyed playing the piano, bird hunting, traveling throughout the United States and northern Mexico. She loved dogs.

A private celebration of life will be held in Lake County in April.

Barbara Salko. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Barbara Ruth Salko passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2019.

Barbara was born on Jan. 4, 1930, in Kansas.

As a youngster, Barbara's family including two brothers and her sister moved to Comptche, where she attended Mendocino High School.

After high school, Barbara married Ted Layton and later moved to Lakeport, where they raised their three children.

Barbara received her LVN degree and spent years caring for others continuing to work into her early 80s.

Barbara is predeceased by her first husband, Ted; her second husband, Steve Salko; her two brothers and sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Tim) Garrison of Santa Maria; sons, Dennis (Gail) and Alan (Sue) Layton of Lakeport; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Barbara loved camping, gardening, sewing, caring for others and especially her loving family.

At her request, no services will be performed. The family would like to recognize Kelly Wilkinson and Rocky Point Care Center for their kindness and excellent care.

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

Richard Hoyt. Courtesy photo.

Richard Hoyt
March 2, 1942 - Dec. 23, 2019

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Richard Hoyt passed away Dec. 23, 2019, in Lakeport, at the age of 77.

He was born in Minnesota and lived most of his life in the Bay Area until moving to Lake County.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Margaretta Hoyt, and brother, Charles Hoyt.

He is survived by brother Schuyler “Sky” Hoyt, and sisters-in-law, Paula Mune and Junko Hoyt; nieces, Ryoko Osako, Karen and Mari Hoyt, Nanami and Sora Uchiyama; nephew, Ari Kai Bueson; and friend, Nancy Hodges.

Richard was a professional photographer, fisherman, and Bonsai enthusiast.

There will be a service at the Kelseyville Methodist Church on Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Alice Humann. Courtesy photo.

Alice Susan Humann
Aug. 15, 1932 – Jan. 10, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Alice "Susan" Humann was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1932.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 38 years, Ron Humann; her three sons, Derek Crews, Phil Crews and Curt Crews; and daughter, Cherie Crews.

She is dearly loved and greatly missed.

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

Ann Hansberg
June 29, 1937 – Dec. 30, 2019

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Services will be held for Ann Hansberg at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Lakeport.

Starting on Friday, Jan. 10, visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. with Rosary service at 10:45 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

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

Patrick J. Gallagher Sr. Courtesy photo.

Patrick was born on Nov. 30, 1973, in San Francisco and passed away suddenly from a stroke on Dec. 29, 2019, in Santa Rosa, California.

Patrick was dedicated, hardworking, a loving husband and father of four amazing children.

He’s greatly cherished and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Middletown.

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

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01.18.2020 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Redbud Audubon field trip
01.18.2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Women’s march
01.19.2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concerts with Conversation: Good Measure
Tallman Hotel
01.20.2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
4th Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Day
01.20.2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration
01.21.2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Coffee with our Congressman
01.21.2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Master Gardeners fruit tree workshop
01.21.2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Town hall

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