Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Clara B. Mendes

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Beloved mother, grandmother and “grandma-great” Clara B. Mendes, 91, of Lakeport died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 13.

Clara was born to Frank and Mary Furtado May 21, 1922, in Half Moon Bay, where she grew up and met her husband, Clarence Mendes.

Clara and Clarence married in 1941 and continued to live in Half Moon Bay until retiring to Lakeport in 1979.

Clara was an avid outdoors woman who loved gardening, fishing, and traveling with her husband to Alaska where they enjoyed the great outdoors together. Through her kind and generous spirit she was always helping here friends and relatives.

Clara was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Clarence, and by her only grandchild, Cherie Lynn Eckhardt.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann (Wayne) Voigt; grandson-in-law, John Eckhardt; great-grandson, Cole Michael Eckhardt; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Nicole Eckhardt; and adopted daughter, Terri (Dan) Bertrem. She also is survived by an extended family of many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, followed by the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 High St., Lakeport. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Interment to follow at Kelseyville Cemetery.

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