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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – David Raymond Tucker passed away March 3, 2014, at the age of 60.

He is survived by his parents, William “Bill” and Elizabeth “Beth” Tucker of Los Banos; his brother, Scott; and sister, Denise.

At David's request, no services will be held.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD-1336.

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Deverah (Debbie) Joan Harris went peacefully home to be with her Lord on Feb. 15, 2014.

She was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Tulsa, Okla., to Melvin and Hazel Pounds.

The family moved to Lake County in 1947. After attending Kelseyville Union High School, Debbie held many different jobs from bookkeeper, medical secretary, ladder assembly, grocery clerk and legal secretary before settling in as a court clerk for the County of Lake, where she retired after 20 years of service.

During that time, she worked at all three of the county courthouses – Upper Lake, Lakeport and Clearlake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie D. Harris. She is survived by her children, Marcia (Larry) Porter of Kelseyville, Calif., Tamara (Michael Howland) Lofthouse of Aurora, Utah, Susie (Paul) Rosales of Upper Lake, Calif., Rusty Harris of Las Vegas, Nev., and Billy Harris of Lancaster, Calif.; sisters, Melba (Darrol) Austin of Kelseyville, Karen (Jerry) Hook of Kelseyville and Sharon (Steve) Bennin of Los Banos, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Debbie enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, pinochle, bowling, playing the piano and tending her flower gardens.

She will be missed dearly.

Graveside services to be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Upper Lake Cemetery. A celebration of life potluck will immediately follow at the Upper Lake Grange.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Hospice of Lake County, which was truly amazing in their comfort care.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary, www.jonesmortuary.com , FD311, Lakeport, Calif.

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LAKEPORT, Calif. – Floyd Allen (Frank) Dishman was born in Portland, Ore., on July 11,1927. He passed on Feb. 13, 2014, in Lakeport.

He served in the Merchant Marine from 1944 to 1947, joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948 and serving with the 1st Marine Brigade in Korea.

Frank owned Dishman Painting & Dec. Co. in the Bay Area for 30 years until 1995, when he retired and moved to Lake County with his wife Irehne.

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He was an avid photographer and thoroughly enjoyed ocean and fresh water fishing. He was a member and past president of Lakeport Kiwanis.

He is survived by his wife, Irehne; daughters, Deborah and Pamela; and his brother, Morley.

Interment with military honors will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon on Feb. 26.

Donations may be made in his memory to Lake County Hospice or the Soper Reese Theater.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary www.jonesmortuary.com FD311, Lakeport, Calif.

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Kenneth Lee Gray, a resident of Grants Pass, Ore., passed away at his home on Feb. 27, 2014. He was 83 years old.

Kenneth was born July 11, 1930, in Medford, Ore., to Joseph and Amy Gray, members of an Oregon pioneer family.

He was the youngest of six children, three girls and three boys. He attended schools in Medford and Kirby, Ore.

Kenneth was going to Nevada with a friend when he met the love of his life, Barbara Loos. They were married on Dec. 22, 1949, in Grants Pass. They had five children, two girls and three boys.

During his life Kenneth worked as a sawmill owner/operator with his father-in-law in Wolf Creek, Ore.; worked in the woods for a woman logger in Eureka, Calif., and with his brother, Zane, at Sebastopol, Calif.; worked at Pullins Mill out of Cave Junction, Ore.; was a ranch foreman in Jenner, Calif.; and trapped, enjoyed scuba diving and operated a fishing boat with his wife out of Fort Bragg, Calif.

He was hired by the California Department of Forestry in 1960, working as a heavy equipment operator at stations in Clearlake Oaks and Cobb in Lake County, Calif. He would later be stationed in Leggett in Mendocino County, Calif.

Since he only had an eighth grade education he attended Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and obtained a teaching credential. He then taught fire science and repelling.

He was founder and president of the Konocti Motorcycle Club in Lake County. In appreciation for his work, BMW Motorcycle Co. gave him a Sprint motorcycle to race.

A consortium approached him to run for a California Senate seat, but he decided against it as he didn’t want to move his family to Sacramento.

Kenneth worked for CDF for 20 years, retiring as a captain in 1980. After retiring, he and Barbara moved from Mendocino County to Grants Pass and purchased a small farm. They operated a truck farm for many years and became well known for their produce.

When they finished with the truck farm, Kenneth became a minister. The first couple he married was his great-grandson and wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zella Roff, Dolly Claymier and Ruby Tedrick; brothers, M.C. “Bob” Gray and Zane Gray; sons, Joseph Gray and Terry Gray; and great-granddaughter, Adrianna Ebben.

Ken is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Sue Gray and Mary Stone, both of Grants Pass; son, Kenneth Gray and wife, Carla, of Priest River, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burial will take place at Missouri Flat Cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3.

Services will follow at 3 p.m. at Redwood Church of Christ, 5180 Redwood Ave. in Grants Pass. Pastor Jeff Prosise will officiate.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – John “Andy” Anderson of Spring Valley passed away on Feb. 16, 2014.

All are welcome to attend a graveside service to be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., on March 6, 2014, at 2 p.m.

Please sign Andy’s guest book at www.jonesandlewis.com .

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – William Patrick Kenna, age 59, of Lower Lake, Calif., passed away on Feb. 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

Patrick was born in Albany, NY to James and Virginia Kenna.

He was an avid environmentalist, and served for some time as director of several non-profit organizations. He was was the owner/operator of Earth Goods, in Middletown, Calif.

Additionally, W. Patrick Kenna was a champion of the rights of crime victims. Patrick was the petitioner in Kenna v. United States District Court, 435 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. 2006), in which the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld and clarified for the first time the rights of crime victims under the U.S. Crime Victim’s Rights Act.

William Patrick Kenna is preceded in death by his father, James M. Kenna Sr.; his mother, Virginia Louise Beinkafner Kenna; and his sister, Eileen Landis (Bill) of Hershey, Penn.

Patrick is survived by his wonderful best friend and ex-wife Joanie Chung of Los Angeles; a son, BouJeloud Reed (Julianna) of Loudonville, New York; and two grandchildren.

He also is survived by a sister, Nechama R. (Margaret Mary) Kenna of Feura Bush, New York; brother, James M. Kenna Jr. of Tipp City, Ohio; sister, Michele K. Martin (Pat) of West Hartford, Conn.; sister, Charlene K. Reedy (Pat) of Buffalo, New York; brother, Brian J. Kenna of Ithaca, New York; sister, Ellen T. Kenna of Kenai, AK; and brother, Timothy M. Kenna (Sara) of Hood River, Ore.

Survivors also include aunt, Sister Lorraine Beinkafner of Croton-on-Hudson, New York; an uncle, Paul Beinkafner (Kathy) of Clintondale, New York; aunt, Marge Beinkafner of Latham, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Patrick wishes to extend their most sincere and heartfelt thanks to his many dear friends in the Lower Lake and Middletown communities and surrounding areas; in particular Chef Steve, Valerie Tenneson, Marta Williams, Terry Hoberg and Cynthia Smith.

The family also wishes to convey its appreciation to the professionals at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, as well as to Jeanette Sousa and the wonderful team at Jones and Lewis Funeral Home in Lower Lake.

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