Tuesday, 21 May 2024



LAKEPORT, Calif. – Clarence Lagares, 90, of Lakeport passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends who loved him on April 20, 2014.

He was born in Berkeley, Calif., on Oct. 21, 1923, to Irene and Clarence Xenakis. His father passed away when he was young; he was lovingly raised by his mother and stepfather Thomas Lagares. Clarence was always proud of his Greek heritage.

He attended school in San Francisco, Calif., and learned to be a businessman from his “father” who owned a restaurant and bar. In his early 20s, Clarence went into partnership with him and they bought a grocery store.

In 1959 he married and had two children, Diana and Steven. In 1971 he moved to Lakeport and purchased the legendary Cottage Coffee Shop and raised his children as a devoted and loving single parent. He retired and sold the business in 1985.

Clarence loved the atmosphere of his restaurant. He loved the interactions he had with his customers and was always there to make sure everyone was satisfied with the food and service. No one left unhappy. His friendly and warm personality drew people to “The Cottage.” They always knew they would have a warm welcome and a great meal.

He gave many local kids their first job; they all have fond memories of Clarence and the Cottage Coffee Shop.

He will be greatly missed by friends and family. He especially liked telling jokes and handing out chocolate kisses to all of the ladies.

He is survived by his son Steven (Litza) Lagares, daughter Diana Boykin, his sister and niece, three grandchildren and his dog Baby.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lakeport from 10 a.m. to noon, with funeral Mass to follow at noon.

A celebration of Clarence's life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Clearlake Bed and Breakfast, 2 16th St. in Lakeport.


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Norma Bernice Webb, age 89, passed away on March 1, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.

She was born on May 11, 1924, in Antler, North Dakota.

Norma married her husband Hank Webb, a Marine, in Chicago, Illinois.

Hank returned from Korea in 1953 and they sold the soybean farm in Virginia and bought a small bar in Oakland where they lived for four years.

They moved to Lake County and raised their son, Michael.

Norma worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and Redbud Hospital.

She is survived by her sisters, Alice and Joyce; brothers, Glen, Dole and Gene; and many nieces and nephews in California, Oregon and North Dakota.

She is resting peacefully at last and she will be missed.

Bye, Mom, I love you.

Please sign Norma’s online guestbook at www.jonesandlewis.com and www.legacy.com .

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Jones & Lewis Clearlake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake.


On Sept. 16, 1921, Elizabeth Ida Streeter was born to Calvin and Belle Streeter in Northern Michigan as they prepared for a harsh winter on their sheep farm in Manistee County.

She was a joyous surprise as 11 years had passed since their last child was born. Their love and admiration for her shown throughout her life. She never doubted she was a gift.

As time went on her family left the hardship of the sheep farm and joined their extended family at Gun Lake, Mich., where they owned and managed Streeter's Resort.

There, everybody worked, even Betty. She sold popcorn and hot dog's to the guests, gave the city kids rides on her pony, and went from dock to dock picking up kids for boat rides. By the time she was a teenager she sent her summers working in the resort store.

Eventually she was off to college attending Grand Rapids Junior College and Michigan State. One summer while home working in the store she met the love of her life, a young West Point Cadet, Arnold Jacob Hoebeke, who was working at a nearby camp for the summer.

Arnold graduated from West Point in June of 1941. One month later, on July 17, 1941, they were married and her life was forever changed.

They moved from place to place, lived in far away places, survived World War II and raised four daughters, Pandra Sue Hoemeke Moriarty, Miriam Lynn Hoebeke Osborne, Gayle Elizabeth Hoebeke Love and Susan Hoebeke Morgan (Haubner).

In 2007 Betty moved to Lake County, Calif., to live close to her daughter and her family. She remained in Lake County with the love of her family, including frequent visits from her out-of-town daughters and grandchildren until her death on April 14, 2014.

Betty's final journey was long and many gracious and lovely people helped her along the way.

Many thanks to the staff at Orchard Park, Lake County Hospice (especially Rachel and Sharon), Cindy Smith, Adriana Mack and family, St. John's Episcopal Church and especially the staff at Rocky Point Care Center.

Betty's final days were surrounded by caring and loving people who have beautifully dedicated their lives to bring comfort and grace to the dying and their loved ones. We will forever admire and be grateful to you.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Murl and Bill Streeter, her daughter, Miriam Lynn Hoebeke Osborne (1985), and her husband, Arnold Jacob Hoebeke (1987).

She will be painfully missed by her daughters, Pandra and her husband, Marty Moriarty; Gayle and her husband, Ron Love; and Susan and her husband, Cal Morgan.

She was loved and admired by her grandchildren, Tabb Osborne Davis (Garth), Janie Osborne Battle (Phil), Jim Osborne (Jodi), Heather Warren (Rick), Jessika Leonard (Devin), Ryan Moriarty (Monica), Jared Love (Amanda), Anne Love (Brent), Sara Love Short (Logan) and Ashley Haubner, who will miss her dearly.

Her grandchildren brought her great joy with the gift of an additional 20 great-grandchildren: Jack, Lucy, Lilly, Annie Jane, Max, Andrew, Alex, Patrick, Henry, Alli, Ben, Moriah, Ashley, Phoebe, Guthre, Betsey, Mira, Stella, Luca and Mila.

In later years Betty became an avid storyteller, recanting her adventures and family mishaps. She loved her life. She was always gracious and to the end she smiled in the face of adversity.

Betty will be buried with her husband Arnold on May 15, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in the San Francisco National Cemetery located in the Presidio, 1 Lincoln Blvd. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD-1336, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .


KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Clyde Allen Hough of Kelseyville entered into rest April 20, 2014 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Chris Hough. Loving father of Cynthia, Leslie and Eric; grandfather to Anthony, Nikki, Tamra and Erica. He also is survived by step-daughter, Heidi, and her children; and three great-grandchildren.

Allen grew up in Richmond, Calif., the only child of Emerson (Jack) and Louise Hough.

He worked for PG&E for 30 years as a welder. The last 10 years with PG&E he was in management at Diablo Nuclear Power plant.

When he retired he moved to Kelseyville, reminiscent of his fishing times with his father.

Allen was a man of integrity and wisdom. He loved his family and friends especially his best friend, Don. He enjoyed traveling, boating, exploring the back roads of Lake County and dancing. He had a great sense of humor and could tell the tallest tales to friends with a straight face.

He loved trying new adventures which included white water rafting, once pulling the guide, a priest and friend out of the boat with him as they went through the Idaho staircase rapids.

He could do anything with his hands, woodworks, building boat models and designing and rebuilding things.

Per Allen's request, there will be no memorial service.

A requiem Mass will be held for him in July at ECCO Church Camp in Oakhurst and his ashes will be dispersed in one of his favorite places, the ocean.

He will be greatly missed.

The family prefers any donations be made to Animal Rescue, SPCA, Clearlake, 8025 Highway 29, Kelseyville, CA 95451, telephone 707-995-2273.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336.

For further information call 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .


Robert (Bob) Henry Vollmer
10/22/1929 - 4/8/2014

Bob Vollmer lived a very exciting life and will be missed.

Bob was born and grew up in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from the University of Nebraska then went on to receive his master's degree in musical composition from Northwestern University.

Bob joined the Air Force in 1951 and was soon asked by General Norstadt (“God Is My Copilot”) to lead the entertainment of the troops in the Korean and European theater. His command brought him to many countries to the delight of all the troops.

After the war Bob went to work for NBC TV in Chicago, directing and producing many television shows and programs.

He also spent many years playing the piano at the finest hotels in San Francisco; including the Fairmont and the Mark Hopkins.

In later years Bob became active in donating time at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center in Lucerne, Calif., and other senior activities. He entertained for special events and played for many of the lunch crowds.

Bob was an avid photographer and accomplished sailor. He owned a sailboat building company and spent years sailing around the Pacific Rim.

In Bob's later years he spent enjoying the company of Louise Talley and together traveling the Pacific Coast and volunteering for and promoting the M.I.N.D. Institute.

Bob will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Final arrangements by California Cremation Society.


Susan Delores Simkover
Oct. 2, 1954 – April 14, 2014

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Susan was a bright spot in many lives, loving wife to Scott Simkover, business partner in Smiling Dogs Ranch wines, “Mom” to two Samoyed pups, Sophie and Vino, very involved in the Samoyed community internationally.

Born in Hancock, Mich., after college moving to Arizona and working at the young Intel Corp. for all of her professional life.

Stepmom to Zack and Katie, sister to Shirley Yokie, Paul Ranta and Ronald Ranta.

Retired to Lake County, her life was devoted to helping to make the dream of a winery/vineyard a reality.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled for May.

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