Wednesday, 27 January 2021


LAKEPORT – A memorial service for the late Joan Holman, a pillar in the local arts community, will take place this Sunday, July 12.

The service will begin at 2 p.m. at the Soper-Reese Community Theatre in Lakeport.

Holman, a native of England, came to the United States after World War II.

She died June 5 at age 93.

In addition to her work as a journalist, she also was an artist, photographer and actress, and was seen often on local stage in theater productions.

The Soper-Reese Community Theatre is located at 275 S. Main St., Lakeport.

LAKE COUNTY – A memorial gathering for Lioness La Treve Stevens will be held on Wednesday, June 24.

The memorial will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call Jane at 707-279-4139 or Lioness Elizabeth at 707-279-8562 for address and directions. The location is wheelchair accessible.

All friends, Lionesses and Lions are encouraged to attend.





Harry Darvishian, a gifted craftsman and artist whose graceful, sometimes quirky but often practical creations delighted family members, neighbors and visitors to his garage workshop, died May 28, 2009, at his home in Kelseyville, Calif., with his wife of 57 years, Maureen, beside him.

He was 87 and had battled emphysema for many years.

A memorial celebration of his life, love and friendship was held June 6.

Although self taught, his talent was recognized early and he considered a career as a graphic artist. But he concluded that “drawing pictures of shoes and underwear” for advertisers was not for him. He enjoyed diverse artistic challenges, something reflected in the eclecticism of his projects.

His work ranged from early American-style furniture to life-sized fabric-on-wood animal sculptures to hand-carved carousel horses prized by collectors. He also fashioned such eye-catching pieces as a miniature pedal-powered Indy racer and a hovercraft. A stickler for detail, he would often spend weeks or months researching the nature of his subjects, such as the physiology of Bengal tigers.

Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Detroit, Mich., Harry joined the United States Navy in 1942. He served in the Pacific throughout World War II aboard the highly decorated destroyer USS Hudson, and was partially deafened in one ear by cannon fire, though few who knew him ever heard him complain of the fact. The ship’s skipper employed his artistic talents by selecting him to paint the various symbols of victory and action on an exhaust funnel.

After the war, Harry moved to Southern California. He had intended to work in the aircraft industry but took a job as a mason, a trade he already knew. Through a friend, he met Maureen Tevis of San Francisco, while she was visiting her sister and brother-in-law. The couple were married March 15, 1952 at the St. Ferdinand Church rectory in San Fernando, Calif., and eventually had two children.

Soon after meeting his wife, Harry became a furniture mover, a job he held for 16 years. In 1968 the family moved to Kelseyville, Calif., where, after working several years as a floor covering installer, he retired from a position as a custodian for the Kelseyville Unified School District.

He leaves his wife Maureen Darvishian; daughter, Lorie Cole; son-in-law, William Cole; son, Dan Darvishian; and daughter-in-law, Linda Darvishian. He also leaves nieces Penny Foster, Jan Ebert and Pat Skofield, as well as grandsons Brandon and Lucas Cole, their families and numerous other relatives.

He will be dearly missed.

Leona Schneider passed away June 22, 2009.

A longtime resident of Lake County, she moved to Auburn in 1999 to be with her son.

Survivors include children, Lynn, Paul and Stormy, and granddaughters, April and Terra.

Services for Leona will be at Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel on Main Street in Lower Lake on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 11 a.m.

LAKEPORT – A memorial service for Brett Behrens will take Monday.

The service will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lakeport Yacht Club, located on Fifth Street at the boat ramp.

Behrens, 46, of Clearlake, died Dec. 18, 2008. He was a Lake County native.

Bonnie Kelly of Clearlake died May 27, 2009. Courtesy photo.


Bonnie (Burris) Kelly, 62, died unexpectedly May 27, 2009, at Woodland Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1946, in San Francisco, Bonnie grew up in the Bay Area and was a 1964 graduate of Cappuccino High School in San Bruno.

Before moving to Clearlake, she was a longtime resident of Santa Clara, and worked many years as an administrative assistant for Ford Aerospace.

Bonnie enjoyed taking classes to improve her office skills, and had recently earned her medical transcription certificate. Bonnie was employed as a contract editor working from her home in Clearlake.

Ms. Kelly is survived by her daughter, Christine Flora of Union City; and brother, Andy Burris and wife Julie of Forest Grove, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Elaine Burris.

Private interment will be held at the Lower Lake Cemetery, 9040 Lake St., Lower Lake, Calif.

Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

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