Saturday, 03 June 2023


Gary Kirk. Courtesy photo.

Gary Wayne Kirk
Dec. 20, 1943 – May 4, 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Gary was born in Fort Collins, Colorado to Dorothy Larsen.

He later moved to Cle Elum, Washington where he received his education.

He worked as a logger and trucker in Cle Elum before moving to California where he met his wife, Barbara Kirk.

Eventually, Gary and Barbara moved back to Cle Elum to raise their own family. Gary worked for the railroad for many years before going back to logging as that is where his heart was.

He later moved back to California to continue his trucking career. Gary and his wife owned their own trucking company, B and G Trucking, for many years before his retirement.

Gary is survived by his children, Trent Wayne Kirk (Cricket), Lila (Steven) Smith, Tinker (Michael) Britt and Damon Bennett; brothers, Larry (Robin) Larsen and Allen (Theresa) Larsen; 16 grandkids, Wiley (Cece) Kirk, Keelie Kirk, Drake Chesebro, Callie Chesebro, Ryder Hedges, Blake (Shayla) Smith, Morgan Wayne Smith-Dejuan Turrentine, Jose Torres, little Gary (Morgan) Britt, Robert Britt, Ashley (Branden) Busching, Nicole Willey, Brian Willey, Nathan Bennett, Bryan Thomas and Jeff Thomas; 14 great-grandkids; all the neighborhood kids who called him Grandpa Gary; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Gary was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Kirk; his mother, Dorothy (stepfather, Lester Larsen); sister, Sharon Murry; daughter-in-law, Diane Bennett; and many extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St. in Lakeport on Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m.

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

Dennis Cholez. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Dennis Harry Cholez (Denny), 77, of Kelseyville, passed away on April 28, 2023, after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia (Ginny) Cholez; son, Brian Cholez; daughter, Brigida (and husband Christopher) Harrison; four grandchildren, Ian and Anabel Harrison and Christopher and Connor Cholez; along with many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Sonora High School and Gavilan College.

Dennis was a proud veteran who served in the United States Navy.

He worked in various California state parks and loved the outdoors.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, stamp collecting, puzzles and music.

Dennis also won several awards for his competitive speed walking.

He will be remembered for his vibrant energy and witty sense of humor.

Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

A celebration of life is planned for fall 2023.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, telephone 707-263-0357,

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — William “Billy” Mitchell, 64, passed away at home in Clearlake, California.

He is survived by his siblings, Michael Mitchell, Lesley Bautista, Nancy Mitchell of California and Kelly Ross of Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews; and step-grandchildren, Willow Linton and Blaze Downs of Missouri.

He is also predeceased by siblings Steven and Kathleen Mitchell.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, telephone 707-263-0357,

Larry Rogers. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lawrence “Larry” Allen Rogers was born in Kelseyville, California, on Oct. 9, 1933.

He passed at home on May 1, 2023, at age 89 with family by his side.

Larry graduated from Kelseyville High School and Menlo College School of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War.

Larry started farming with his father Herb and before long he branched out and started buying land in Upper Lake where he planted his first Bartlett pear orchard in 1962.

He continued to buy land and develop several more orchards and vineyards over the years, specializing in Bartlett and Bosc pears, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli and Zinfandel grapes.

He continued to farm for over 60 years and was known as a pillar in Lake County's agriculture community.

In his younger years, Larry enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting in California and Idaho. Larry skied well in his 80s with his grandchildren, who he had taught to ski.

Larry had a love for travel, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Africa, and went on numerous cruises.

Larry was a longtime member and served on the boards of the Westlake Soil Conservation District, Upper Lake Elementary School District, California Tree Fruit Agreement and Kelseyville Packing Co. He was a member of the Kelseyville Lions Club.

Larry is survived by his son, Lawrence A. “Bud” Rogers (Tari); his daughter, Beth Catherine Rudnick; grandchildren, Cecelia Vina (Carlos), Catherine Pearl (John), Kyra Rudnick (Anthony Peterson), Alex Rogers (Markie), Mariah Rudnick and Lauren Rudnick; and great-grandchildren Hailey Vina, Johnny Pearl and Holly Vina.

He is predeceased by his parents, Herbert Elmo Rogers and Catherine Elizabeth (nee Barrett) Rogers; sister, Connie; and his daughter, Karen Ann Fulton.

Larry will be greatly missed by his family and community.

Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary on Wednesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon with a funeral service starting at noon. Interment will follow at Kelseyville Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory can be made to Kelseyville FFA, 5480 Main St. Kelseyville, CA 95451. In the memo please put “FFA donation.”

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

Glenn Alan Goodman, of Clearlake Oaks California, formerly of Fort Atkinson, passed away on March 30, 2023
Glenn Alan Goodman, of Clearlake Oaks California, formerly of Fort Atkinson, WI, passed away on March 30, 2023. 

Glenn was born the second of eight children to Betty and Howard Goodman on May 4th, 1953 in Loveland, CO. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1971.

He married the love of his life Kandice on July 21, 1994. Together, they lived in their dream home on top of a remote mountain in Northern California. There, they raised Kandice’s daughter Lauren, and enjoyed exploring and hiking the surrounding hills, often beside their family dogs- Honey, Belle, Hammer, and TJ, pictured with Glenn below.

Glenn with TJ, a favorite hiking companion.
Glenn had a strong passion for nature, and could usually be found outside tending to his gardens, where he could name every singing bird or sprouting flower.

He took great pride in sharing the latest harvest with his loved ones, and grew some of the best vegetables around.

Glenn was also a gifted artist, carving intricate figures from rock, wood and clay-- some of which decorated his gardens, others he would gift to family and friends.

As a life-long “Dead Head”, Glenn attended hundreds of Grateful Dead concerts, traveling with both family and friends around the country to see as many concerts as possible.

Glenn cared deeply about the world around him and always stood up for what he believed in.

Until the end, he fought his cancer with the same determination he lived his life.

Glenn is survived by his wife Kandice Goodman, stepchildren Lauren (Jeff) Ebner and Brett (Lauren) Cates, step-grandchild Jack Cates, siblings John (Sandy) Goodman, Paul (Geri) Goodman, Liz (Tim) Richardson, Michael (Eileen) Goodman, David (Ann) Goodman, Carolyn “Kaile” (Aspen) Goodman, and Kathleen (Ed) Adams, and nieces and nephews Robert (Alyssa) Goodman, Katie and Hannah Richardson, Nathan and Sarah Goodman, Nicholas, Michael and Julia Adams. His parents and a nephew, Stephen, preceded Glenn in death.

Services will be held in California at a later date.

Ronald Campos Sr. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald David Campos Sr., at the age of 71 years old.

Ron passed away peacefully on April 26, 2023, at his home while doing what he loved, lounging in the sun and listening to the oldies.

Ron was born on June 25, 1951, in Hayward, California, to parents Jennie and Frank Campos.

Ron met the love of his life, RheaBeth, when he was only 16 years old. Together, they raised a beautiful family, made countless memories and devoted their lives to one another. Ron and Rhea were soul mates and best friends, and he shared this fact often. They were often known for driving around town, with the top down, singing to the oldies and spending all their days in the company of one another.

Ron, together with his wife, was a long-time local business owner of Campos Casuals, and a well-known figure throughout the wrestling community.

Ron was an avid wrestler during his high school and college years and went on to become a wrestling coach, over several decades, and impacted the lives of so many.

Ron’s passion for wrestling extended well beyond the mat. His passion for his wrestlers was genuine and personal and he thought of each of them as a part of his own family.

Everyone who knew Ron felt his big heart and giving nature, and undoubtedly have their own story to tell. Ron’s laughter and smile was infectious, and his enthusiasm and passion could be seen and heard from across the room.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing on the lake, lounging in the sun, listening to the oldies, and of course, wrestling.

Ron was predeceased by his father and mother, Frank and Jenny Campos; his brothers, Denny and Rick Campos; his daughter, Paula de la Cruz (Gio de la Cruz); and his dog, Diva.

Ron is survived by his wife, RheaBeth Campos; his children, Susan Herdt, Ronnie Campos Jr, (Brandi Campos), James Kellis, Brian Campos (Jessica Campos), Jason Kellis and Nicole Winegarner (Jason Winegarner); his grandchildren, Steven Herdt, Preston Herdt (Leah Herdt), Dylan Neimic, Morgan de la Cruz, Jacob Campos, Layton Winegarner, Tanner Winegarner, Ricky Campos and Maddison Campos; his first great-grandson, Luke Herdt; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

“Ronnie, Dad, Papa, Uncle Ron, and Coach you will be truly missed but never forgotten and will always be in our hearts, never far from our thoughts, and talked about often. We love you.”

Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Funeral service will start at 1 p.m. We invite and encourage all who knew Ron to please attend.

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

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