Tuesday, 05 December 2023


Diane May Colbrandt, age 80, passed away in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

A native of San Leandro, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Park Study Club, and a past member of the Newcomers Club & Civic Club. Along with other community leaders, Diane was instrumental in the establishment of drug free zones around the schools and parks in Clearlake.

Diane is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Irwin T. Colbrandt. She is survived by her children, Irwin Todd Colbrandt Jr. and Conrad D. Colbrandt, both of Clearlake, Linda D. Meyer and husband Mark of San Ramon, Anne Marie Serrao and husband Bill of Elk Grove and a sister Eva Ruth of El Dorado Hills.

She also is survived by her grandchildren Matthew, Nicole, Christopher and Hailey Meyer, Bryan and Tyler Serrao, nieces and nephews Michael O’Connor, Patty Barnes, Theresa Nelms, Tim O’Connor, William Davi, Angela Annis, Charlie Ruth, Monica Mackey and many great nieces and nephews. She also is the sister-in-law to Victor and Tinka Davi, Fred Ruth and Dorothy O’Connor.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake from 4 to 7 p.m.

A Catholic funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Lower Lake Cemetery.

Diane’s family would appreciate memorial donations to Park Study Club (dedicated to community service), P.O. Box 272, Clearlake Park, CA 95424.

Please sign Diane’s online guestbook at www.jonesandlewis.com or www.legacy.com .


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Larry Gene Bauman, a Lake County resident for 38 years, passed away Jan. 19, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cynthia Bauman; two sons, Tim and Corey Bauman; his brother, Bill Bauman; and four grandchildren, Chase, Justin, Taylor and Macie Bauman.

Larry was an amazing husband, father and grandfather whose family was his life. He will not be forgotten for the great husband and father he was. He is adored by his grandchildren who will always remember the funny, ornery grandpa with a heart bigger than he wanted to lead on.

He was a very successful entrepreneur and mentor to his son who has carried on his success in their family business.

Larry was a true man of his word who lived a life of honesty, integrity and is highly respected by those who knew him.

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

The family prefers any donations please go to one of your favorite charities in his memory.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes, Lakeport.


Carlos Samuel Christian Sr.
Nov. 16, 1934 – Jan. 16, 2014

NICE, Calif. – Carlos Samuel Christian Sr., 79, passed away peacefully at home in Nice.

Carlos was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to Lakeport as a young man.

He gained citizenship through enlisting in the armed forces. Upon honorable discharge he returned to Lakeport, purchased and leased pear orchards, following proprietorship of a restaurant, gas station and a farm labor contracting business.

Carlos loved laughing, socializing, tinkering in his shop, gardening, napping in hammocks, canning, Calvin & Hobbes, nature, teaching his children chess, reading and morning coffee at The Mecca.

His love of cooking was shown as he sang and danced in the kitchen. Carlos had a whistle that could be heard over 50 acres and was never replicated.

During his retirement years he spent his days treasure hunting in the mountains of central Mexico.

His presence will be missed.

Beloved brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, “Papa,” “El Gallo,” “Viejo” is survived by his brother, Jose (Gail); sons, Carlos Jr. (Yunhee), Alfonso, Paul (Ann) Neumann; daughters, Sonja Safrans, Diana (Mark) Johnson, Corina (Terry) Hull; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews all of California.

Private services will be held at Chapel of the Lakes in Lakeport.


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – William D. Goines, age 88, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Inez Goines, and son, Michael William Goines.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Pamela Muniz; son, Charles Wayne Goines; daughter, Linda Gail LaPlante; stepdaughter, Vivian Lea Vargas; grandchildren, Michael John Goines, Mathew Charles Goines, Lara Lynn LaPlante, Christopher Michael Goines, Victoria Lynn Vargas and Anthony Michael Vargas.

William also leaves behind his dogs Nummie, Gigi, Peanut, Johnetta and Lisa, and surrounding neighbors who were a part of his life.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake beginning at 8:30 a.m. Funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Lower Lake Cemetery.

Please sign William’s online guestbook at www.jonesandlewis.com or at www.legacy.com .

Patricia Ireland Rasey Rusch

Jan. 18, 1938 – Jan. 17, 2014

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Born in Gering, Nebraska, Pat enjoyed wildlife, cats and believed one should “Live life to the fullest, be strong and be active.”

She is survived by her son, John; daughter, Kelly; sister, Kay; brother, John; nieces, Tracy, Jennifer and Emily; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-994-5611 or 707-263-0357.

Gladys Olson passed away Jan. 20, 2014, in Chico, Calif., at the age of 91.

She is survived by her children, Colleen Phipps, Barbara Lesage, Nancy Olson, June Gerteisen, Jan Olson and Steven Olson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman “Bud” Olson.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport, Calif.

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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