Friday, 30 September 2022


Wendell Hanson. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Wendell Kimzey Hanson “Kim or Poppy,” was born to Wendell and Kate Hanson in Lakeport, California, on Nov. 7, 1946.

While attending Shasta College he met and married the love of his life Gladys (McCoy). They moved to Idaho with their first born daughter, Laurie, where he studied geology at Idaho State on a baseball scholarship.

Kim and Gladys moved to Bakersfield, California, in early 1973 with Laurie and their newborn daughter, Tiffany to pursue a career in the oil industry. Later that year, they had their son, Kyle.

They raised their kids in Bakersfield and later moved to Denver for a brief period before returning to Bakersfield and finally settling in Discovery Bay, California, in 2020

Kim was blessed with a long and fortunate life with his wife “Mimi” by his side. He loved and cherished her every single day. They had a marriage that everyone dreams of.

The most important things in Kim’s life were spending time with his family! He was just as happy celebrating a wedding, graduation or hosting a holiday get together with games. Any chance he could have to make someone laugh or entertain his family, he was happy.

He was always most happy having his family gathered under the same roof. He loved throwing his grandkids in the air, and endless tickle sessions. And he was always the best dancer in the room.

Kim also loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He enjoyed trips to Canada, Alaska and Idaho with his dad. Those were some of the moments he truly treasured!

Kim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Gladys, and his children, Laurie Eagleson, Tiffany (Walt) Stone Griffin and Kyle (Jody) Hanson; seven grandchildren, Alexis (Chase) Jamieson, Audrey (Grant) Paulson, Anders (Linda) Eagleson, Katheryn (Elijah) Borskey, Garrett Stone, Van and Sloan Hanson; three great-grandchildren, Poppy and twins Brody and Kimzey Jamieson; and honorary sons, John Eagleson and Arthur Rocha.

Kim was predeceased by his mother, Kate Hanson, and father and stepmom, Wendell (Pauline) Hanson; sister, Nicki Hanson; and son-in-law, Jerry Stone.

Kim passed after a long battle with dementia on Aug. 6, 2022, with his family by his side.

Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9 to 10 a.m. Graveside service will follow at Kelseyville Cemetery at 11 a.m.

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

David Bosserman. Courtesy photo.

David Michael Bosserman (“The Boss”), 71, passed away on July 29, 2022, in Meridian, Idaho, after a battle with heart disease.

He entered into eternal rest with his loving family by his side.

Dave, an only child, was born to Henry and Mildred Bosserman in Chico, California, on Dec. 1, 1950.

Dave was raised in the Chico area and graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Chico in 1968. Following his graduation, Dave went on to collegiate studies at Chico State University, Yuba College and Santa Cruz, California.

Dave also served in the United States Army for a short time and received an Honorable Discharge in 1975.

In 1972, Dave married his first wife, Judy, and soon after they welcomed their first child, Bowe. A few years later, their family grew to four with the birth of their daughter, Heather. Dave and Judy eventually moved to Kelseyville, California, where they raised their family.

In 1983, Dave was hired by the Kelseyville Fire Department, thus beginning a 25-year career in the fire service.

Dave was promoted to captain at the Kelseyville Fire Department, where he led the “C” shift, alongside fellow firemen whom he truly valued and respected.

During his career, Dave attended the National Fire Academy and was certified in fire management, arson investigation, fire prevention, and was a hazmat specialist.

Dave retired from the Kelseyville Fire Department as a captain and an arson investigator in 2008.

In 1994, Dave, Bowe and Heather lost Judy, their loving wife and mother, in a tragic motorcycle accident. Dave and Judy had been married for 24 years. Following Judy’s death, Dave relied upon his great love for Jesus Christ to help him through his loss.

In 1997, God brought Mary Oncale into Dave’s life, and they were married in 1998. With their union, Dave gained a daughter, Chelsea, and a son, Andrew.

Dave and Mary enjoyed their years together in Kelseyville, where they continued to raise Chelsea and Andrew.

Dave and Mary were active in their church, the Kelseyville Church of Christ, where Dave was an elder and a preacher for many years.

While living in Kelseyville, Dave and Mary also welcomed the births of seven of their grandchildren, whom they loved dearly.

Between 2006 and 2008, both Mary and Dave retired and in 2016, they moved to Idaho.

While living in Idaho, Dave and Mary welcomed the births of two more of their grandchildren, bringing the total to nine.

Dave and Mary enjoyed traveling together, caring for their dogs, and being a part of their church family in Idaho.

Dave was predeceased by his grandparents, William and Frances Evans; parents, Henry and Mildred Bosserman; his uncle, Tearle Evans; cousin, Claudia Nichols; and his first wife, Judy.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Mary Bosserman; his children and their spouses, Bowe and Christina Bosserman, Heather and Jack Nelsen, Chelsea and Brian Fahey, and Andrew and Samantha Oncale; and his grandchildren, Hailey, Lilliana, Jack, Michael, Ethan, Nathan, Cody, Odin and Erik.

Dave will always be remembered as a faithful man of God, who loved and was dearly loved by his family. The family will be celebrating Dave’s life privately.

Lauralei Smith. Courtesy photo.

Lauralei ‘Brenda’ Smith

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lauralei “Brenda” Smith.

Brenda passed on April 14, 2022, at the age of 82 years young.

Brenda was born in Hawaii and lived there for most of her younger years. She grew up an Island Girl.

Brenda was always the life of the party, and always had fun wherever she went. She was everyone’s favorite person.

She loved being with her grandkids and her great grandkids. She also loved spending time with her friends.

She was an outgoing person, who loved to have fun in life.

Brenda wore many different hats in her lifetime. She owned a bar for many years and made many lifelong friends there.

She also helped raise two of her many grandchildren.

She worked hard, so that she could have fun in life.

Brenda is survived by her daughters, Darnell Barella and Colleen Schwartz; and son, Darrel Kostner.

She also leaves behind grandchildren, Albert Terrel and Kristien Armstrong; and three great-grandchildren, Cooper Armstrong, Zoey Terrel and Walker Armstrong.

We miss her so much and she will always be with us in our hearts.

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

Andrea McCloud. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Andrea "Boogie" McCloud passed in her sleep on Aug. 10, 2022.

Her children are comforted knowing that she is now and will forever be with the love of her life, Leonso Rangel.

Boogie is predeceased by her parents, Philip and Zelda McCloud. She is survived by her children, Felix, Tatiana, Dannette and Teena; grandchildren, Emilio Jr., Philip, Ricc, Eagle Feather, Anthony, Waylan, Waynona and Pops; and numerous siblings and family members that will miss her dearly.

Traditional Native American Visitation will be held at Big Valley Gym starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. to Saturday at 10 a.m.

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

Harold Say. Courtesy photo.

Harold Raymond Say
June 11, 1949 — July 18, 2022

NORTH COAST, Calif. — Harold had a passion for fishing, reading books and telling you his stories. His grandchildren were his whole world.

He had an extensive military career starting in Vietnam to the seven-day war and ending his career in naval investigation, but he was by far happier at home with his friends, children and grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Norma Say; late wives, Irine Say and Cheryl Harrop; brothers and sisters, Laura Lee Mason, Donald Say, John Edmond, Gene Warren and Becky Noonkester; and son-in-love, Jon Bloker.

Harold leaves behind a brother, Eddy Warren; children, Nathan (Delynn) Say, Jeremy Say, Chris (Tammy) Beavers, Lisa Bloker, Alice (Blake) Say-Davidson, Deborah and (Emmitt) Vaughan, Larry Beavers and Joey Say; grandchildren, Cody and Austin Bloker, Jesse Trevino, James (Andrea) Beavers, Jason (Emily Gray-Stowell), Emily R. Stowell, Andrew Say, Eric Say, Nate Say, Dylessa Say, Hunter and Willow Say-Davidson.

Harold had many nieces and nephews, cousins, great nieces/nephews and numerous extended family and friends who adored him!

Harold's wishes were for his ashes to be both scattered and buried.

A graveside interment of his ashes will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Cemetery District of the Redwoods, 1200 State Highway 20 in Willits.

His remaining ashes will be set free on the same day with the ship leaving Noyo Harbor at 1 p.m.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-2357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Susanna Alexander. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Susanna (Sue) May Alexander, 97, of Lakeport passed away peacefully with family members by her side on July 16, 2022.

Sue was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 3, 1925, to Edwin and Hazel Guckert where she lived until she graduated from Montebello High School in 1943.

She met her husband-to-be, Jim Alexander, while working at the Summit Cafe on the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County.

After their marriage, Sue and Jim made their home in the Mojave Desert, where they raised their four children. Sue ran a family owned grocery store in Yermo, California, for many years.

In 1964, the family moved to Upper Lake, California, and decided to make Lake County their home.

Sue is predeceased by her husband, Jim Alexander; and granddaughter, Mary Lynn Alexander.

She is survived by her sons: Michael (Barbara), Brian and Daniel; daughter, Sharon Murray; and daughter-in-law, Linda Alexander; grandchildren, Laura, Pete, Steven, Tom, Dan, Heather, Josh, Amy, Jim, Lisa, Katie and Kelsi; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Known as "Grandma Sue" by many, she will be greatly missed by all.

A special thank you to Lakeport Post Acute for their tender loving care.

A private service will be held at the Upper Lake Cemetery in the fall.

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

Susanna Alexander. Courtesy photo.

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