Sunday, 03 March 2024

Obits

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Graveside services for Dorothy Braden, age 93, will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Kelseyville Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Tom and Dianne; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She fought the good fight, she finished the course, she kept the faith and has been transferred to the church triumphant.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport FD-1336.

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Dallas Schell
2/18/1994 - 4/1/2014


GONE TOO SOON

Nothing on this earth was meant to stay, but there are times when people leave us too soon.

Dallas Dalton Schell passed away tragically on April 1, 2014, while traveling with his friend. He was a lifetime resident of Clearlake, Calif.. He was 20 years old.

He worked for his family business, Konocti Hills Construction.

Anyone who knew Dallas knows that his gentle spirit and love for the people in his life will live on. His generosity and big heart were inspiring to those around him and he leaves this world better because of the love that he shared.

We have shed many tears since he left us but we can smile because he lived. We can close our eyes and pretend that he is not gone, or we can celebrate all that he has left us.

Those who knew Dallas will allow his life and spirit to carry on in everyday kind acts that we share with others. He will smile every time we choose kindness, caring and generosity in our lives.

Dallas leaves behind his mother and father, Jenny Lynn and Dave Schell; numerous other family members; and many more people he loved like family.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Luella “Lue” Stitt, born Nov. 7, 1930, in Forbes, North Dakota, passed away April 8, 2014.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Lue and husband Jim started a water trucking company in Sacramento that they ran for 60 years, along with many other businesses over the years.

Lue never said a bad word about anyone and always had a beautiful smile for you.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

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Leona J. Porter
2/5/1926 – 4/7/2014

We celebrate the life of Leona Porter.

She was 88 years old.

She was a special woman who touched many lives.

Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, mentor.

Survived by daughters, Ginger Kite and Pam Kite, and a long list of family.

Leona's family entrusted the arrangements to Jones Mortuary, FD 311 Lakeport, Calif., telephone 707-263-5389.

To leave an online guestbook entry for her family, please visit www.jonesmortuary.com .

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CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Terry Lee Wells passed away at his home in Clearlake on April 9, 2014, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Richmond, Calif., on Sept. 18, 1950, to Lee and Opal Wells.

Terry was a former resident of the Bay Area and retired in Lake County in 2001. After his retirement he continued to work as an energy specialist and a bartender.

Terry leaves behind his loving wife and soulmate of 17 years, Dawn L. Wells of Clearlake.

He also is survived by daughters, Mackenzie Wells of Antioch, Calif., Brianne Hill (Lou) of Fairfield, Calif., Margaret Parks (Ben) of Suisun City, Calif.; son, Louis Picard of Illinois; brothers, Larry Keith (Bonnie) of Rio Vista, Calif., Steven Wells (Rose) of the Philippines; brothers-in-law, Len Nuzzo of Utah, Frank Nuzzo (Victoria) of Arkansas; sister–in-law, Rosie Sheets (Robert) of Nevada; 14 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; his best friend, Jim Craig; friends Jim and Arlene Mitchell; and many other loving friends.

There will be no services at Terry’s request.

Terry was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made in his name to St. Helena Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center, St. Helena, CA 94574, telephone 707-967-5721.

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KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – James Ronald Old was born April 10, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. Jim passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Kelseyville.

He has been a resident of Kelseyville since 1994.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, loved to ride his Harley and go fishing.

Jim was a kind and gentle person, loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Debi; daughters, Jamie of Joshua Tree, Calif, Jody of Buena Park, Calif., and Kim of Borden, Ind.; siblings, Mike, Pegi and Jackie, all of Lake Havasu City, Ariz; and grandchildren, Deanna, Dylan, Katelyn, Ian, Autumn and Sierra.

He was loved and will be missed dearly by all.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport FD1336.

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