Tuesday, 03 October 2023


Beatriz Garcia Puertolas


COBB, Calif. – Beatriz Garcia Puertolas died on Oct. 29, 2013. She was 85 years old.

She was born in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, married in New York, migrated to San Francisco, lived the last 50 years in Daly City.

She passed away peacefully in Cobb, Calif., surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, Calif., at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 5.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice Services of Lake County.

Services and arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD311, Lakeport, Calif., www.jonesmortuary.com .


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Kenneth “Jocko” Grimsley entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2013.

If he wasn't at the trap shoot on Sundays he might have been at Yuba College in the welding class, where he was a teacher's aide, and he would happily give advice to students in need.

In his free time he loved to go to the Feather River to mine for gold.

He had a love for life, family and friends.

He leaves behind his three children, Tammy, Kelly and Walter; as well as his grandchildren, Brenden, Rebecca and Wyatt.

His family invites his friends to join them in remembering and celebrating his life at the Brick Hall, 16374 Main St. in Lower Lake, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Howard V. Wakefield

09/26/1926 – 10/27/2013

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Howard Wakefield passed away Oct. 27, 2013.

After serving in the Navy during World War II he worked for the U.S. Post Office in San Francisco for 30 years, while at the same time owning a locksmith business, Able Lock and Key.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise; and children, Bruce, Brian, Lisa and Victoria.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes, Lakeport.



Basilia Rojas
November 27, 1932 - October 28, 2013

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Basilia Rojas died on Oct. 28, 2013. She was 80 years old.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Primitivo Rojas; three sons, Roberto (Yuki), Raul (Renee), and Tivo (Ann); and five grandchildren.

Basilia was completely dedicated to loving her family, creating community, and giving to friends and strangers.

There is no stranger to Basilia, after several minutes she would become a friend.

She will always be remembered for her optimism, her faith in God and her love of all people. She was a timeless community builder and always took the side of justice for others.

She was the greatest of cooks, and had legendary sopitos. She crocheted endlessly, and was an artist of life. She is also a wondrous story teller and talker.

We will miss her jokes, stories, and hot spicy and amazing chili.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 4085 Main St. in Kelseyville.

Basilia will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lakeport.

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

LAKEPORT, Calif. – A celebration of life for Gayle Gene Thoresen, who passed away Sept. 9, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

Friends and neighbors are invited to join Gayle's family at 4395 Emilee Court, Lakeport.

Benjamin Joseph Weiss, a talented artist and writer, passed away Oct. 24, 2013.

He was witty and warm-hearted with a great sense of humor and compassion for the vulnerable.

He is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Daniel; his sister, Rachael; his grandparents, Ruth, Mort and Ralph; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A vigil/rosary service will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Funeral service will be held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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

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10.03.2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Night Out
10.03.2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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10.06.2023 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
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Falling Leaves Quilt Show
10.08.2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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