Wednesday, 05 August 2020


Richard Oleson. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Richard A. Oleson passed away on April 23, 2020, in Lakeport.

He was born June 24, 1932, in Sheridan, Oregon.

Richard was a wonderful husband to Frances, and loving father to Larry, Michael, Todd and Tara.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Richard retired as an aerospace microelectronics manager.

He was just a really great guy!

Helen Layne. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Beloved wife, mother, and friend, Helen Mae (Wunderlich) Layne passed away in the early hours of March 31, 2020.

Born in San Mateo, California, on March 2, 1942, Helen attended Our Lady of Angels Catholic School in Burlingame before moving to Lake County during her junior year of high school.

She graduated from Lower Lake High School in 1960 and soon after married her high school sweetheart, Ron Layne.

After living on the East Coast while Ron was in the Army, they settled in the Santa Rosa area. and Helen held various secretarial jobs while focusing on raising three children: Robert Layne, Maureen Layne Waddle and Christopher Layne.

In 1977, they returned to their beloved Lake County. Helen worked for Konocti Unified School District for 26 years before retiring.

A faithful member of the Catholic Church, Helen could often be found working with the children and the first communion classes.

She and Ron were active members of the Clearlake community and then split time between Clearlake and Arizona during their retirement.

Helen is survived by her husband, Ronald Layne; her sister, Annmarie Schaffer; her children and their spouses Rob (Beth), Maureen (Sean) and Chris (Deb); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be arranged at a future date.

In Loving Memory
Charlotte Elizabeth Price (Morhar)
Dec. 20, 1947 - April 7, 2020

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Charlotte Elizabeth Price (Morhar), 72, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2020, in Kelseyville.

She resided in Lake County for 25 years.

Charlotte was born in Port Huron, Michigan, on Dec. 20, 1947, to Stanley Price and Elizabeth Tobi.

She went to school in Port Huron and then moved to Southern California in her early 20s with her first husband, Edwin Grattan.

Later in life, she was married to her second husband, Richard Morhar.

Charlotte worked as a bookkeeper for the accounting business.

Charlotte is predeceased by her brother, Roger Price, and sister, Beverly Carr (Price).

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Brenda Price; nephews, Roger, Rodrick and David; brother-in-law, Lee C. Carr; aunt, Katherine Innes; uncle, John and Mona Tobi; and her daughter, Jennifer Grattan.

She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

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

Edna Mae Harrison. Courtesy photo.

Born as Edna Mae Harris on January 13, 1936, leaving this earth on April 14, 2020.

Edna grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and then migrated to San Francisco, California, alongside her brother, Bobbie Brown.

She graduated from Galileo High School and went on to become an 18-plus year veteran nurse at San Francisco General Hospital before she retired.

She had three children, Gregory, Gary and Felicia.

Edna later met and then married Henry Harrison, who also had three children, Herman, Michael, and Carmen, becoming a big blended family.

About 1986 they moved to Nice, California, modeling for the prestige social club “Ladies of the Lake” and later as a volunteer for Hospice Thrift Store for over 20 years.

She is survived by her remaining four children, Gary Polk, Herman Harrison, Michael Harrison, and Carmen Harrison; grandchildren, Marcus, Kesha, Nikki, Sparkle, Nathen, Ernest, Tandem, Lena, Andrew, Vincent and Martin; and her beloved many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered most by her beautiful smile, her devotion to her family, her amazing sense of style, and her ability to make any and everyone feel welcomed.

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

Muriel Jorgenson. Courtesy photo.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Muriel Hazel Jorgenson, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2020, from natural causes at Orchard Park Senior Living in Clearlake.

Interment will be at the Oneota Cemetery in Duluth, Minnesota, by the Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home. Reception will be at a later date.

Muriel was born May 28, 1927, in Duluth, Minnesota.

She is survived by her caring husband Walter, of 72 years; her son, Gary; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased three of her children, Randy, Stacy and Marty, and her older sisters, Laura and Delores.

Muriel and her sisters were born to Alderic and Hazel Cote and lived most of their lives in Duluth, Minnesota until she married Walter Jorgenson in 1947 at the age of 20. They raised their four children mostly in the Duluth area. The family moved to San Jose, California, in 1967. Muriel and Walter moved to Clearlake, California, in 1990.

Muriel was an at-home mother, a business secretary and then a manuscript typist for aspiring authors. She loved listening to country-western music, playing cards and board games, cooking and baking to please her family. Raising four children, she became good at saying “Randy, Gary, Stacy, Marty stop it.”

She was a loving, kind, thoughtful and peaceful soul who will be dearly missed in our lives but will live on in the loving memories she has left with us.

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

Larry Camotta. Courtesy photo.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Larry Camotta, 83, died at his home in Santa Rosa from natural causes on March 27, 2020.

He had been battling Parkinson’s Disease for the past four years.

Cherished husband of Frieda, devoted father of son Jerry (Loretta) Camotta, daughter Susan (Mark) Blomquist, and beloved grandfather of Stephanie (Joe) Turnes , Michael (Andrea) Camotta, Kathryn (Brian) Boterri, Patrick (Marlena) Blomquist, Katie Blomquist, Starr Blackard, and Sarah Camotta, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Camotta, who died from lung cancer in October

Larry received his training in electronics in the Air Force.

During his 32 years in Rohnert Park, he served as Boy Scoutmaster of Troop 23, was active in the 20-30 club, Moose Club, Lake County S.I.R.s, and golf, hunting, Pinochle and RV clubs.

He retired to Hidden Valley Lake where he lived for 26 years. While in Lake County, he served as director on the HOA Board for six and a half years, where he served as both president and treasurer.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Donations can be made in his name for Parkinson’s research at .

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