Thursday, 06 October 2022


Nicole Parrott. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Nicole “Nikki” Danielle Parrott and her unborn son, Axel Joe Wittman, died in a tragic motor vehicle accident on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.

Nikki was born on June 6, 1983, in Vallejo, California.

Nikki graduated from Kelseyville High School in 2001 and completed cosmetology school at Lytle’s Beauty College in 2008.

She worked as a hairdresser and a school secretary at the Lake County International Charter School.

Nikki and Axel are survived by Wade Wittman (fiance/father); Elijah Smith (son/brother); Wade Wittman Jr., Camara Wittman and Delilah Wittman (siblings of Axel); Linda Inong (sister/aunt); Eugene “Pac” Inong III, Mikayla Parrott, Eugene Inong IV, Lorena Inong; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Nikki and Axel were preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Parrott and Tammy Parrott; her grandparents, Linda Fritz, James Fritz, Leah Marie Parrott and Altus Clifton Parrott; and cousins, Kayli Jefferson Henkel, Dwayne Usher and Rita McDivitt-White.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the banquet room at Konocti Vista Casino, 2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport.

Donations are being taken to benefit her son and fiance through an online fundraiser.

Vincent Angeli. Courtesy photo.

Vincent 'Vinny' Edward Angeli
Jan. 6, 1969 — Oct. 17, 2021

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Vincent “Vinny” Edward Angeli passed away unexpectedly in Kelseyville, California, on Oct. 17, 2021, at the age of 52.

He was the son of the late Frank Angeli and Norma Angeli. Loving brother of Robert Angeli (Annalisa), Linda Angeli, Brenda Angeli Eagle, and the late Victor Angeli and Joelle Angeli.

He was also a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and survived by many cousins.

A native of Petaluma, California, Vincent attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary and graduated from Petaluma High School. He lived for many years in Petaluma before relocating to Kelseyville in the year 2000.

While living in Kelseyville he amassed a family of friends and was known and loved by many in the community.

A memorial service will be held at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 Third St., for friends and family on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

The family will be holding a memorial service in Sonoma County in the spring of 2022 with more details to follow.

Gloria Coyne. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Gloria Jean Coyne, age 79 went home to be with the Lord.

She passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, with her family at her side, as tears rolled down her face.

Gloria was born on Feb. 2, 1942, in Campbell, California, to parents Madeline and Noah Bedal.

Gloria was called the little groundhog because she was born on Groundhog’s Day.

She loved the outdoors, water sports, folk dancing, camping, hanging out with her family, which she loved very much. Her grandkids were beyond spoiled by her love.

When Gloria was younger, she loved to go to her uncle's house and ride the horses, ride the tractor and milk the cows with her sisters.

Gloria was a member of the Red Hatters (she loved), City of Angels, her theatre company and (musical/plays) Civic Club with the women, Campfire, YMCA and Indian Guides. She was involved with her church family.

Madeline and Noah Bedal and her sister Marilynn preceded Gloria in death.

Her loving husband John Coyne survived her, along with her three children, David Coyne (Cindi), Steve Coyne and Kimberly Robinson (Jeff).

Also surviving her are siblings, Edna Rodriggs (Joan); and her grandkids, Tyler Coyne, Jason Coyne, Markie Mercado and Hannah Robinson.

Gloria loved her husband of 62 years, John Coyne. They had many great and fun memories. My dad will cherish all these memories. We will miss hearing mom’s voice and laughter and her beautiful smile.

Family is invited to attend the celebration of life at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 Third St., Kelseyville, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, along with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Carol Schield passed away on Nov. 2, 2021.

Carol is survived by her brothers, Dennis and Arthur Mann.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Carol’s name should do so by donating to the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County.

Steven James Chrisman
Aug. 14, 1977 to Oct. 17, 2021

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Steven is survived by his son, Silas; mother and father, Ken and Jo Chrisman; sister, Mindy Tyree; brothers, Bobby and Ira Chrisman.

“Now your burdens are lifted, Peace only comes from Jesus.” Steven was saved at Gladeville Baptist Church.

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

Raymond T. “Buddy” Jones. Courtesy photo.

Raymond T. “Buddy” Jones, 62, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family members at his home in Monte Rio, California.

Ray was passionate about serving his community and helping others. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a volunteer firefighter for Clearlake Oaks Fire Department. He worked 30-plus years at the U.S. Post Office.

Family and friends can attest to Ray’s amazing culinary ability and willingness to share that talent with others. We enjoyed his cooking at many family gatherings and social events. He often donated his time and skill at Clearlake Keys Club and Fire Department events. His favorite food was seafood, and he loved nothing more than devouring a big plate of oysters or crab while surrounded by family and friends.

He was a loving and caring father to all his children and grandchildren. Many called him “dad,” regardless of blood. He always had a way of making his kids feel welcome and loved. He was forever selfless in providing for those he loved.

Ray enjoyed a variety of activities and hobbies. He was an avid SF Giants fan, travel enthusiast, and game/gambling aficionado. He attended many Giants games while in one of his favorite cities, San Francisco. Ray and his wife loved to travel and gained a lifetime of memories and adventures in some of the most beautiful places on earth. You’d be hard-pressed to find a game that Ray couldn’t beat you at. Dice and card games were a particular favorite of his.

We will miss Ray’s dry wit, humor, and ability to always be “right.” Even while bedridden, Ray was still giving cooking advice and tips, usually unsolicited, to his wife. He is now looking down on us, thinking of better ways we could do this or that. As time goes on, we recognize more and more how often you were right, Ray.

He is survived by his wife, Danelle Jones; his parents, Bud (Nancy) Jones; mother-in-law Jan Garner; sisters Elizabeth Peat, Tina (Brian) Herman, and Robin (Bob) Riggs; children, Jennifer Waine, Kelly Weiper, Sam Dutton, Jeff Jones, and Kacie Weiper; grandchildren, Kelci, Kaydon, Jaelynn, and Lilah; and great grandchild Johnny.

Memorial to be announced. In remembrance of Ray’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to hospice.

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