Saturday, 17 April 2021


Linda Moran. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Linda Diane Kless Moran, born in Vancouver, Washington on July 13, 1942, passed away after a brief illness on April 7, 2021, surrounded by love in her Hidden Valley Lake home.

Linda faced her illness as she did her life, with courage and grace, laughter and wit, taking care of those who would be left behind with love and gratitude.

Linda, although immensely talented in many crafts, began watercolor in 1999, also perfecting her oils and pastels. She shared her wonderful talent, teaching many and enjoying their discovery. She particularly loved teaching children, whom she touched not only with her teaching ability but her love of excitement and color.

She was past president of Watercolor Artist of Sonoma County and a board member of Cobb Mountain Artists. Linda was a founding member of the Gibson Museum in Middletown, giving of herself and her profound design skills to numerous displays. She was also instrumental in bringing the first Civil War reenactment to Middletown in May of 2016.

Linda was active in Middletown Rotary and shared that Linda “flair,” performing in skits and keeping members surprised and enchanted.

Linda was the kind of friend everyone should have, tender and thoughtful and generous. She loved to entertain, was a fabulous chef, and could keep you entertained with her Irish dialect and wonderful sense of humor after living in Ireland for two and a half years. She also enjoyed a competitive card game, puzzles on her tablet and, yes, those Facebook posts.

Linda leaves behind her husband, Tom Moran; two sons, Rodman Houser of Santa Rosa and Eric Houser (Deanna) of Petaluma; five grandchildren she adored, Amanda, Kate, Mackenzie, Calvin and Kenny; as well as two great-grandchildren, Elena Grace and Xaeden.

She leaves an array of close friends all of whom love her dearly as well as her beloved kitty “Little Eddie” who stole many a heart.

Linda was preceded in death by her older sister, Marilyn West, in 1998 and her youngest son, Kurt Scott House, in 2013.

There will be a memorial service at Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at her home in Hidden Valley Lake in May.

Philip McCloud. Courtesy photo.

Philip 'McConky' Chester McCloud
June 9, 1940 - April 5, 2021

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Phil was a Tribal Elder of Big Valley Rancheria.

He is predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ramona McCloud; the love of his life, Zelda; children, Phillip Jr. and DeeAnna.

He is survived by his siblings, Jojo, Don, Buc and Piggy; children, Chester Roger McCloud and Philip Chico Gomez; mother, Dolly, Boog, Bunna, Bones, Nuper, Tonja, Natalie (Johnny Boy) and Bud; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who all loved him very much.

Traditional visitation will be held at 600 Yellow Hammer Lane in Lakeport, with graveside services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lakeport.

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

Betty Marshall. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Betty Marshall went home to be with the Lord on March 6, 2021, at the young age of 90.

Betty (Mom) loved reading her Bible and singing at church. She also enjoyed going to the senior center for exercising, along with embroidering and crocheting.

She enjoyed time with family, friends and always with a smile. She was a loving caring person always thinking of others. To know her was to love her.

Betty was predeceased by her loving husband and our wonderful dad, Dean Marshall.

Mom (Nana) is survived by her daughter, Sandra Marshall Jenkins (John); son, Rick Marshall (Paula); grandchildren, Amber, Brandon, Mylissa, Angela, Melissa and Beau; and 12 great-grandchildren, Sierra, Dante, Rocco, Cheyanne, Tabor, Trinitty, Ralphy, Brody, Rayah, Daniel, Mia and Maritza; and many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

Services will be held at a later date.

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

Mary Herren. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Mary Ann Herren, 95, of Lakeport passed away peacefully on March 30, 2021, at Sutter Lakeside Hospital with her family at her side.

Mary was born to Giuseppe and Maria (Galea) Camilleri in San Francisco, California, on Aug. 16, 1925. She was the sixth of 10 children. Eight of her siblings have preceded her in death.

The family moved to Finley when Mary was just 10. She attended public schools and was a graduate of Clear Lake High School.

She married the love of her life, Lloyd Herren, in Reno, Nevada on May 30, 1946.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life, but for a few years enjoyed working in the retail sector (dress shop).

She enjoyed the simple pleasures of family gatherings, baking, knitting, gambling and being with friends.

Mary is survived by her sister, Josephine Shaul of Ukiah.

Together Mary and Lloyd had three children, Joe (Michelle) Herren of Lakeport, Susie (Tim) Darnell of Lakeport and Douglas (Lori) Herren of Council, Idaho.

Along with her children, Mary is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Angela, Shelly, Jennifer, Joshua, Tiffany, Camille and Wyatt; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Lloyd.

Per Mary's wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

The family wishes to thank Rocky Point Care Center for their care and support of their mother.

Andrew Azbill. Courtesy photo.

Andrew Lydale Azbill
March 23, 1968 – March 27, 2021

Andrew went home to be with the Lord in Covelo, California, at the young age of 53.

He loved to tease, joke, and enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing and camping.

Andrew is survived by his sons, Nick and Cameron Azbill; grandson, Jaiden Azbill; and many family members and friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Delmar and Janice Azbill.

He was loved and will be dearly missed. Live on Rock Star Andy!

A wake will be held in Covelo starting on Friday, April 2, with funeral service on Saturday, April 3.

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

Dorothy Hulse. Courtesy photo.

Dorothy was born to Bill and Elizabeth Henderson on Aug. 11. 1930.

She lived in the Hayward, California, area for 50 years. She became a senior caregiver for many years. Her clients adored her because of her kindness.

In 1988 she moved to Lake County, California, where she continued to be a caregiver for seniors, She gave of herself with all she had to our senior community.

My mother never met a stranger she would strike up a conversation with everybody.

She loved playing bingo and walking her dogs. She was an animal lover and would rescue many animals she came in contact with in her travels.

In 2014 she moved to Virginia to be cared for by her daughter Brenda Jordan and on March 24, 2021, she got her ANGEL wings.

She is survived by her four children, Donna Cummins, Brenda Jordan, John Tapia and Billy Hulse. She has 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She will be forever in our hearts.

Donations can be made to our local animal shelter.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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