Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Louise Runne

Louise Runne. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Louise Rachel Runne, who loved to be called “Momma” by her kids, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2022.

Louise was born in Durango, Colorado on July 28,1937 to Guadalupe and Manuel Martinez. Lousie had eight children with Julio Velasquez (D): Vidal Velasquez (D), Priscilla Campbell (Kenny), Antonio Velasquez (Geri), Julia McCardell (Mike), Lizardo Velasquez (Gretchen), Barbara Velasquez (D), Edward Velasquez (Kim) and Hope Velasquez (Mike), and two stepchildren, Manuel and Louella (Lela) Velasquez.

She raised her children with much love, laughter and a stern hand.

She also had 12 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael and David Campbell, Melissa Martinez, Jennifer and Ryan McCardell, Jacob and Emerson Velasquez, Myle, Moses and Roman Velasquez and Kade Velasquez Hilden.

She also has 14 great-grandchildren, Ceejay, Timothy and Avyen Campbell, Leanne, Marissa, and Raquel Campbell, Joseph, Angel and Kane Campbell, Alex and Michael Ponce, Bella and David Beatty, Connor McCardell; and one great-great-grandchild, Elijah Campbell.

Louise was a longtime resident of Lakeport, moving here in 1987 with her first husband Julio and their three children. Julio passed away in 1989 and Louise was single for several years.

She found love again in 1992 when she met Fritz Runne. They were married one year later and are now celebrating 30 years as we speak.

When she married Fritz she gained four more children, Bobby, Bruce (D), Sandy (D) and Sharon, which also came with seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved them like they were her own. She was loved very much by all her family and will be missed greatly.

She loved bowling, dancing and, most of all, hitting up the casino. She would often be seen at the casino drinking a Budweiser with her best friends, trying to become millionaires and talking about what they would do with the winnings. We all would have been taken care of well, had they ever won.

She had a blessed life in Lake County, surrounded by a multitude of great and loving friends and could not imagine her life anywhere else.

She was a devout catholic and loved to attend St. Mary’s Church.

She was surrounded by family the day the Lord called her home. She was once again reunited with her sister, Helen; Mother; Father; children, Vidal (Bee) and Barbara; her grandson, David; two beloved husbands, Julio and Fritz; and a whole slew of other family members and friends.

She is survived by her sister, Priscilla Samora, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Louise’s Rosary will be held at the Chapel of the Lake Funeral Home in Lakeport at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. A service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakeport, with a reception to follow at New Hope Church at 305 Peckham Court in Lakeport.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, telephone 707-263-0357, www.chapelofthelakes.com.

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Rotary Club of Clear Lake
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