Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Obits

James Coppa with his grandchildren. Courtesy photo.

James Coppa
1950-2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – James was loving father, papa, son, brother, uncle and friend.

He passed away peacefully on June 8, 2020.

He leaves behind his five children, Jennifer, Cora, James, Andrea and Laura; as well as his eight grandchildren, Kira, Maycie Rae, Mason, Morgan, Payton, Audrey, Joel and Baby James.

He was a God-fearing man who will be greatly missed by many.

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

At right, James Coppa. Courtesy photo.

Cree-Anne Blohm. Courtesy photo.


Cree-Anne Alicia Blohm
April 7, 1992 - May 29, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Cree-Anne was the loving daughter of Henry and Joyce Blohm; stepdaughter to Pam Blohm; sister to Angela Blohm; and aunt to Samuel and Credence Rosales, all of Middletown, California; stepsister to Amber Walker of Ukiah, California; and niece to Georgette Rand.

Cree-Anne left us all too soon. She will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice, her infectious giggle and wondrous smile.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

We should all come to appreciate our loved ones, as none of us ever know when they may leave us.

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

Clayton Smith. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Our beloved Clayton Wayne Smith entered eternal rest on May 27, 2020, in Lakeport.

Clayton was born to Larry and Joy Smith on Jan 4, 1977 in Bakersfield, California.

He grew up in Blue Lakes, California, graduating from Upper Lake High School in 1995.

After high school he went to work for Masonite in Ukiah. When the plant closed, he decided to get certified as a heavy equipment operator. He then went to work for Valley Paving in Redwood Valley where he worked for 19 years.

Clayton is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Jessica Sarah Smith; and his best buddy, Spot Dog.

He is survived by his son, Ethan; daughters, Lexxus and Sky; granddaughters, Aliyana, Cielo and Nova; aunt, Karen “MOM”; girlfriend, Nicole; and multiple family and friends.

Clayton enjoyed any kind of adventure or travels along with gardening, fishing, kayaking and anything outdoors.

He was known to many as the best hugger in the world and he will be sorely missed by everyone.

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

Diane Caravario. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Born on April 2, 1950, in San Francisco, Diane passed peacefully in Lakeport on June 7, 2020, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was a 1968 graduate of Balboa High School in San Francisco.

Diane is predeceased by her loving parents, John and Ann Ratti, and her sister, Geraldine “Tant” Tylenda.

Our beloved Diane is survived by her husband, Larry; son, David (Becky); daughter, Joell (Brian); granddaughter, Kaelyn; BFF of 48 years, Johanne Hannes and her children, Andrea and Paul; and friends, Gina and Scott Griffin and their daughter, Ariana, Zoe Tummillo, Jan Harrigan, Angela (Dennis) Ostini, Linda (Gordon) Haggitt, Kate Gonsalves, Virginia Diploudis, Tony Ramos, Toni Villanueva and Ryan Kimble.

Private service held.

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

Gloria Venita Bennett-Poindexter
June 17, 1953 - May 26, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Gloria will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Kimberly Vargas (Macario Vargas) and Danielle Keeffe (Ryan Scarrott); her grandchildren, Kyle Young, Karina, Antonio, and Eliana Vargas and Ryan Jr; her ex-husband, James Cooper; and siblings, Barbra, Rose and David.

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

Joseph Hill. Courtesy photo.

Joseph (Joey) Harold Hill, age 57, passed into the loving arms of our Lord from natural causes on May 24, 2020.

He was born Aug. 6, 1962, in Redondo Beach, California.

He is survived by his beautiful daughter Randi Joelene Hill in Lake County, California; his brother Jerry Hill in Placer County, California; his sister Midori Hill Feldman in San Luis Obispo County, California; and his sister Martha A. Hill in Mendocino County, California; as well as many relatives throughout California and Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, the Rev. Jim Hill and Mavis Hill, and his older brother Chip Hill.

Joe was a graduate of Willits High School and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mendocino Community College.

He was a state of California civil servant and worked tirelessly for Caltrans, providing safe highways for us all.

His kind heart, friendliness and sometimes goofball antics will be remembered and missed by everyone that knew him.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Aug. 8. If you would like to attend, please email your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The family is setting up a college fund for Joe’s daughter. If you would like to contribute towards that fund, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive details. Otherwise, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Joe’s name.

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