Thursday, 06 October 2022


Born Sept. 19, 1920, Martha Annabelle Ungewitter passed away on January 16, 2013, at Rocky Point Care Center in Lakeport, Calif.

Martha was generous to many charities dear to her heart. She was affectionately known as the “Cat Lady” to her family and friends due to her enormous collection of cats. No matter where you looked in her house, there was a cat!

Martha is survived by her son Gary and daughter-in-law Valerie; grandchildren, Steven, Thomas (Maggie), Heather (Tate); and her great grandchildren, Cyrus and Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and daughter Sharon.

There will be no services at her request.

Donations can be made in her name to SPCA, 8025 Highway 29, Kelseyville, CA 95451, telephone 707-279-1400.

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


Lorraine Leigha Zalusky passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Chico, Calif. She was born on Oct. 11, 1925, in Huntington Beach, Calif., to Leigh Farnham and Marie deWinstanley Farnham.

Lorraine grew up in rural Thousand Oaks. She met the love of her life, Robert Zalusky, a pilot during the war, at the age of 16. They were married in October of 1943 when she was 18. They were together for 67 years until his passing in of 2011, and she missed him terribly.

Lorraine was an incredibly sweet woman, a devoted wife and an amazing mother. She was a painter, a writer and a poet. She was a very spiritual person who loved life, loved to travel and was always dancing – even in the middle of the day she’d break into dance.

She had a passion for the ocean and many of her beautiful poems were of the sea, the sand and the waves.

She spoke often of her childhood in Thousand Oaks with her little dog Skippy, who traveled along with her on her bike and was trained to climb a big oak tree where Lorraine perched herself to read stories of Tarzan and many other adventures.

Lorraine had many friends who loved her dearly but even strangers noticed her uniquely sweet manner and positive take on life. No matter what life threw her – and it threw many nasty turns – she never complained and was always gracious and appreciative of any  kindness shown her. She had an incredible sense of humor and laughed a lot through life, and always put others before herself.

Lorraine had five children who she raised with an amazing love and strength as her husband, an airline pilot, was gone much of the time.

Lorraine is survived by her children Mark, Steven, Pamela and Michele. She has 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her eldest daughter, Ellen Marie, is awaiting her in heaven.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to , whose mission it is to preserve the world’s oceans as Lorraine had a passion for the sea.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church at 566 East Lassen, Chico, telephone 530-343-4248.

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

A longtime resident of Upper Lake, Calif., Ted Hill fell asleep in death Jan. 11, 2013.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9640 Main St., Upper Lake.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD 311, Lakeport, Calif., .


On Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the young age of 92, Alyce L. (Robinson) Falge left on her last trip.

She was born May 15, 1920, in Boonville, Calif. She will be remembered as a great mom, sister, grandma and best friend. She was always there when needed and helped all.

She was a Boy Scout and Blue Bird leader while she lived and raised her children in Willits and Santa Rosa. She loved a great adventure like traveling to Oakland for school, where she learned piano and became an avid lover of music, to going to Hawaii with a friend.

She was raised in Spy Rock when the railroads were still going north with her father’s help. This had to be the reason why she loved to travel so much. They later moved to Willits, Calif., where she graduated from Willits High School in 1938.

She will be missed very much by her daughter, Toni (Vic) Nelsen; sons, Mike (Sherry) Falge and Pat Falge; sister, Helen McPhillips; sister-in-law, Tilda Robinson; granddaughters, Zepher Wagenet, Holly (Dexter) Roberson, Heather Falge, Caity Falge, Michelle Sutton, Linda (Scott) Rice; adopted family, Debbie, Richard, and Macaela Stenback; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Alyce is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence A. Robinson and Clara Blanche Stevens, her husband Albert Patrick Falge, and daughter-in-law, Magdolna “Magie” Falge.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, Calif.

A potluck gathering will follow at the Witter Springs Ranch located at 3205 Old Witter Springs Road, Witter Springs, Calif. Please come and share your stories about Alyce with all.

The family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the Macular Degeneration research Program of the American Health Assistance Foundation.

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


Richard “Richie” Eugene Schick, Jr. was born Sept. 29, 1987, in San Francisco, Calif. He passed away on Dec. 23, 2012.

Richie is survived by his sons, Charles Joseph and Kameron Lee; girlfriend, Elizabeth Smith; parents, Marlene and Richard Schick Sr.; brothers, Robert and Reece; sisters, Regina (Jesse) Stillman and Mary-Helen; nephew Landyn Stillman; nieces, Nadia and Svetlana Stillman; grandmother, Helen Kahele of Hauula, Oahu; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Joseph Kahele Sr., Clifford Schick Jr. and Barbara (Lee) Schick; and uncles Patrick and Joseph Kahele Jr.

Richie will be missed by many family and friends.

Rest in peace till we meet again

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Upper Lake Grange Hall.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD 311, Lakeport, Calif., .


Heaven’s gates were opened on Jan. 11, 2013, for Jose de Jesus Lopez Cueva, know as “Don Chuy” of Kelseyville, Calif.

Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Los Corrales, Jalisco, México to the late Don Luis Lopez and Doña Merenciana Lopez Cueva, Jesus was the first born of seven children, Primitivo (deceased), María Luisa (deceased), Luis, Rafael, Margarita and Felipe.

At 97 years old Jesus is survived by his wife Elvia Lopez and 18 children: Merenciana, Luis, Evilin, Yuriko, Mayi, Jesus, Sonia, Luisa, Abigail, Irma, Andrés, Susana, Jesus, Rafael, Primitivo, Rita, Pedro, and José, numerous loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jesus settled in Lake County and worked for many ranchers with his family until retirement.

Always a lover of nature and animals, Jesus was the happiest when tending to a garden or livestock.
Jesus excelled in cultivating the earth; his gardens always produced the best vegetables and fruits, which he shared with other families.

He loved horses and the freedom to walk the vast agricultural fields in which he worked.

An avid singer and guitar player, Jesus played in a trio during his early years in México. He had a great love for music and could always be heard whistling tunes to classic Mexican music.

Jesus opened his house to many people in their time of need; he was gracious to any stranger in need.

Everlasting memories of “Don Chuy”: In his pocket, a roll of lifesavers to share with his children. In his hand, a baby bunny that he had caught while working in the pear orchards. This would always thrill his children and the smile on his face from watching them be so delighted.

In our hearts the tune “ my daddy is comir my daddy is comir” we sang to greet our “Apa.” His favorite saying, “No te quiero … Te Adoro!” are some of the best memories.

“Don Chuy” will be missed and lovingly remembered.
Jesus fought a courageous battle to overcome a stroke. His family wishes to thank all those that believed in his strength and courage throughout these past seven months .

A public viewing and rosary will be held at Chapel of the Lakes on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Father Oscar Diaz will celebrate Holly Mass at noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kelseyville. His funeral will take place immediately after mass at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Lakeport.

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