Friday, 09 December 2022


Elsie Attebery
Dec. 13, 1923-Feb. 21, 2013

Elsie's life ended peacefully on Feb. 21, 2013, at the Cloverdale Healthcare Center after a short illness and a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Elsie was born and raised in Middlesboro, Tennessee. After high school she traveled to Sacramento, Calif.

While staying at the YWCA she received training as a machinist to aid in the war effort.  It was there that she met Bob and they were married on Jan. 3, 1943.

They first lived in South San Francisco, then San Leandro, and finally moving to Hayward where they lived for over 60 years. It was there that she worked at a candy store and at Hagstrom's Market. She was an avid seamstress and would drop everything if someone wanted to go "shopping.”

After retiring Elsie settled in as a housewife, mother, and most importantly being "Gramma" and "Gege" to her grandkids.

Elsie and family enjoyed countless years in Lake County during summer vacations and visiting relatives and friends around the lake. She moved to Lakeport in 2006 to be close to family.

Elsie is survived by her sister, Eleanor, "Sandy" Howell of Little Rock, Arkansas; her loving daughters, Jeannie Lynn of Milwaukee, Ore., Barbara Jo "BJ" (John) Woods of Lakeport, Calif., and Gerrie "Seryna" Templeman of Santa Rosa, Calif. Elsie also leaves behind eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of friends.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Della; husband, Bob; son, Mitchell, "Mitch"; sisters, Emma Lee, Margaret and Dorothy; brothers, Ross, William and James; granddaughter, Tina Lynn; and great-grandson, Cody Templeman.

A memorial will be held for Elsie and her late husband Bob at United Christian Parish, 745 Brush St., Lakeport, at 2 p.m., March 23, 2013.

A private internment will be held later at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, Calif.

William Raymond Swanson passed suddenly Feb. 17, 2013, at the age of 67.

Beloved son of Raymond and Evelyn; brother of James and John; uncle to Jessica, Kristal, Valerie and Joey.

A private memorial service will be held at a future date.

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


LAKEPORT, Calif. – Elmer Carroll of the Big Valley Rancheria passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

His family and friends invite the community to join them beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the rancheria's gymnasium/community center, located at 1002 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport.

Viewing and sharing of any stories about him they may not have heard yet will continue until the graveside service on Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Cemetery.

For more information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357.

Graveside services for Peter Vaughn Rice, who passed away February 26, 2013, will be held at noon, Tuesday, March 5, at Hartley Cemetery

Peter was a devoted husband, and loving father who served honorably in the US Navy.

He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

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


Don Liccio
Jan. 17, 1955-Feb. 23, 2013

Don grew up in South San Francisco and moved to Lake County in 1982 where he worked a a welder.  

He enjoyed the outdoors, participated in the Iron Man competition and was a bicycle enthusiast.

He is survived by his children, Christina and Anthony; grandchildren, Armando, Kahlil, Calise and Kian; mother, Juanita; sisters, Joanne Liccio, Diana (Dean) Smith and Debbie (Bruce) Mevis.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Angelo.

He was the best Dad and Grandpa, he loved taking his grandchildren fishing. He was fun loving and gave his family and friends lots of laughter with his sense of humor and practical jokes.

He will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, Calif.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 7-07263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit .


At 3 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2013, Rev. John Charles Kimbell woke from sleep and began speaking to his deceased wife Kitty. He laughed with joy and giggled like a school boy, concluding the conversation with, “Really, are you sure?” His daughters believe Kitty was telling him that they would be spending Valentine’s Day together because he passed away 11 minutes into Feb. 14 surrounded by his family.

John was born Jan. 2, 1947 in Stafford Springs, Conn., to John and Rita (Knapp) Kimbell.

John was their first of four children, followed by Linda (deceased), Bryan (of Eugene, Ore.) and Dawn Marie (of Springfield, Ore.).

John met Kitty (Katt) in 1959 at church youth group. They married for the first time when he was 12. Officiating was the Judge Roy Bean of Knott’s Berry Farm. Since that was an amusement park and not a church they did the deed for real when both were of age, Aug. 28, 1967 in Orange County, Calif.

John and Kitty had two daughters; Shannon, who is the pastor of United Christian Parish in Lakeport, Calif. (husband Michael Kimbell-Auth, children Gabriel and Zachary), and Kimberle, a social worker in Riverside, Calif. (husband Todd Hill, children David, Cody and McKenna).

John served in Vietnam with the United States Army from 1967 to 1970.  

Though Vietnam sidetracked John’s lifelong desire to become a pastor, in 1974 he became a lay pastor for the Congregational Church in Staffordville, Conn.

In 1999 after working for many years in the California Title Industry he was accepted into the licensed ministry program for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Iowa.

In 2000 the United Methodist Church called him to serve his first church in Battle Mountain, Nev. He completed the five-year licensing process with the United Methodist Church through Claremont School of Theology.

In 2003 John was moved to serve the United Methodist Churches of Soulsbyville and Tuolumne, Calif. While there John became a beloved community leader, serving constantly beyond the walls of the church and denomination. He was perhaps happiest, however, with a food ministry he began that regularly fed up to 60 homeless persons each week.

His wife Kitty died in 2009 and in 2010 John was blessed to fall in love once again with Debra Goy. They were married on Nov. 26, 2010.  

In 2010 John was able to make a long desired pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his daughter Shannon and a number of friends from Lakeport. The highlight of this trip for John was leading a worship service in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed as he approached his own death. His favorite Bible passage was Isaiah 40:31.

A celebration of John’s life was held Feb. 16, 2013, in Tuolumne. His cremains will be mixed with his wife Kitty’s and they will be scattered at sea April 5, 2013.


Upcoming Calendar

12.09.2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hometown Christmas in Lower Lake
12.10.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
12.10.2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
12.10.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
12.10.2022 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clear Lake State Park Christmas open house
12.13.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
12.14.2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bucket Brigade Blood Drive Challenge
12.15.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
12.17.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
12.17.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop

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