Tuesday, 24 November 2020


Vera Carr with her husband, Frank. Family photo.


On February 21, 2008, Vera Lillian Carr died peacefully in San Diego, California. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Carr was born Vera Lillian Rock on November 16, 1919 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. In 1922, she immigrated to the United States with her parents and sister Joan. She lived in Southern California throughout her life until 1984, when she and husband Frank Carr moved to Lakeport, California, to enjoy their retirement years. Mr. and Mrs. Carr lived in Lakeport until 1999, then moved to San Diego, California to be close to their sons Jeff and Randy.

Mrs. Carr was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, and loved her pets; she was especially fond of her cats. Proud of her English roots, over the years she sought out and developed relationships with her relatives in England. She loved sharing afternoon tea with her neighbors and friends.

She will be especially remembered as a warm and loving mother. Home and family were at the center of her life. She was always ready to listen, offer kind advice or help when needed. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Jeff Carr, Stephen Carr, John Wardy and William Wardy; sister, Lorna Young of Kelseyville; along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by the loss of her husband Frank, son Randy and sister Joan Forth.


Laura Ann White. Courtesy photo.


Laura Ann (Moore) White passed away on Jan. 18, 2008.

She is survived by her mother, JoAnn Moore; son, Brett Draper (wife, Cassandra Draper, granddaughters, Evigene Marie Draper and Semonne Destiny Draper) of Dillon, Mont.; brothers, Darren Moore (fiancee, Lynn), Warren Moore (wife, Sally, and nieces Taylor and Allison), all of Southern California; grandmother Moore of California.

Laura was predeceased by her father, Gene Lee Moore, and grandfathers, Jewell Webb and Roscoe


Laura was born Nov. 17, 1963, to Gene and Joann Moore in Livermore, Calif. At age 7 she moved with

her family to Clearlake, where she attended school. When she was 25 she and her family moved to Lake Elsinore, Calif. From there they moved to Dillon, Mont., in 1993 to make a fresh start.

Laura was a kind, giving and caring person. She would help anyone in need and was very dear to

everybody who loved her. She loved watching and playing sports. She was very outgoing and full of

energy. She loved her family and her animals. If you knew her, you would know that she loved her

Raiders and looked forward to watching the games with her son.

She will live in the hearts of everyone who knew her and will never be forgotten.

Services were held Jan. 25, 2008, in Dillon, Mont.


LUCERNE – Services have been scheduled to honor Northshore Fire Captain Dave Fesmire.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at the Lucerne Firehouse, 6257 Seventh Ave.

Fesmire died Nov. 20 after a battle with cancer. He was age 55.

The much-beloved member of Northshore Fire Protection District's dedicated staff – who was known to friends as “Fezzy” – was born in Carmichael.

A highly decorated Vietnam veteran, he began his service in the community as a volunteer in 1989, two years after arriving in Lake County.

On the day of his death, the Lake County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation to Fesmire, honoring him for his service to the community.


Michael Medrano, 1984 graduate of Middletown High School, died instantly in a single-car accident on Highway 175 south of Anderson Springs on Sunday morning, Feb. 17, 2008.

Michael is the youngest son of Meriel and Jack Medrano. His father preceded him in death in 1971.

Michael was born on April 14, 1966, and grew up in Anderson Springs with his mother and stepfather George Sweat. He loved all kinds of sports, especially fishing in the local creeks, and was a motorcycle enthusiast.

After graduating from high school, Michael went to Santa Rosa Junior College. He moved to Pasadena, Southern California and started a K-12 textbook company, which grew to be the largest in the state.

While in Southern California, Michael developed a passion for sailing and racing sailboats which he continued pursuing after returning to Lake County in October 2007. Upon his return he made a number of new friends playing at the Anderson Springs Bocce Court.

Michael is survived by his mother, Meriel Medrano; stepfather, George Sweat; brother, Joaquin Medrano; sister, Kari Donley; stepsisters, Victoria, Lisa, Linda and Terry; nephews, Justin and Landon Donley; uncle, Dale Chihuly; grandmother, Naomi Cyr; and a host of friends.

A special memorial service celebrating Michael's life will be held at the Middletown Community United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

Donations in memory of Michael should be made to Animal Rescue, One Union Square, 600 University Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98101-4107.


Earl Wallat. Courtesy photo.


Bud was born Nov. 21, 1937, and passed away peacefully while at home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a much-loved businessman of Lakeport and longtime resident of Nice.

He was a former member of the Lakeport Police Department Reserves, the Lakeport Kiwanis and a current member of Lakeport Rotary International.

He loved his family, his friends, his business and Lake County. He loved to travel with his wife of 36 years, Katsuko. He also enjoyed woodworking, collecting Lionel Trains, coins and stamps, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louella and Earl Edward Wallat Sr.

He is survived by his wife Katsuko; his mother-in-law, Satsuki; his children, Earl “Buddy” Wallat and spouse Cathy of San Bernardino; and Sherry Lelevich and spouse Jeff of Redding; four grandchildren, Justin, Julian, Jason and Jeremy; not to mention his five dogs and two cats.

A memorial service will be held for Bud at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 High St., Lakeport, CA, with a reception immediately following at the Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave., Lakeport CA 95453.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Nice Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes 1625 High Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.chapelofthelakes.com.




Bernie was born July 30, 1932 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 5, 2007.

He was an awesome husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant after 23 years after he had seen the world. He was a much loved resident of Clearlake since 1977. He was active in all community projects in Clearlake.

His recognitions include awards for humanitarian of the year, citizen of the year, past president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was known as a relentless volunteer who served his community without hesitation. Bernie, with his wife Jackie, spent much of his free time traveling with the Elk's RV Club.

He loved and treasured each day of his life, he loved his family, his friends, his business and Clearlake. It was the only place he found that he could enjoy all four seasons and not have to shovel snow. Always a stand up guy with a strong hand and a friendly smile, he will be missed by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jackie; mother, Ruby; and father, Glenn.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Edwards of Clearlake and Kathy Edwards McNeer of Imperial; sister, Collene, of Cresent City; four grandchildren, John, Chris, Cameron and Hayden; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Pierce.

A funeral service will be held for Bernie at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Clearlake Elks Lodge, located on the corner of Crawford Ave. and Old Highway 53. A visitation will be held prior and will begin at 10 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel 16140 Main St. P.O. Box 284 Lower Lake CA 95457 www.jonesandlewis.com.


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