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LAKEPORT, Calif. – A celebration of life service for Edith Klier is planned for this Saturday, Feb. 22.

The service will take place beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lakeport Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1111 Park Way.

Klier, a longtime Lake County resident, died Jan. 23 at the age of 88.

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Mary A. Jones of Lakeport died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, after a short illness, surrounded by her family.

Born April 10, 1947, in Heidelberg, Penn., she was 67.

She was a resident of Lake County for 22 years and a hairdresser for 21 years.

Baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1973, she died faithful to her God, Jehovah.

She enjoyed visits to the ocean, fine dining and being with her family and friends. She loved her grandchildren very much.

Mary is survived by her husband, Tony Jones. Her daughter, Brigette and husband Tom, Schieberl. Her grandchildren: Justin Schieberl, Mark Miller, Christopher and wife Sarah Schieberl, Kolton Miller, Brayden Miller and Jordan Miller.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tommy Miller.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3606 Ackley Road in Lakeport.

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Walter Patti
May 29, 1934-Feb. 1, 2014

Walt was born to Joseph and Rose Patti in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

He served four years in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged, he went into law enforcement. He became chief of police for Old Saybrook Connecticut Police Department. He then pursued careers in banking and high tech and consulting.

After settling in Lake County, Calif., Walt served on the parole board for the Lake County Sheriff's Department for years. He also served on the Grand Jury and was an usher and served on the Board of the Parish Council for St. Mary Immaculate.

Walt was a very special man to many people and will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jean Patti; daughter, Linda (David) Birck; stepdaughter, Carleen (Samuel) Gacesa; grandchildren, Courtney (Reagan) Jobe, Caitlin Birck, Chris and Jeff Patti, Denise (Chad) Misovec; and great-grandchildren, Charisma, Jack and Joseph Misovec.

Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Mary Immaculate Church, Lakeport.

The family prefers donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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LAKEPORT, Calif. – Beloved mother, grandmother and “grandma-great” Clara B. Mendes, 91, of Lakeport died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 13.

Clara was born to Frank and Mary Furtado May 21, 1922, in Half Moon Bay, where she grew up and met her husband, Clarence Mendes.

Clara and Clarence married in 1941 and continued to live in Half Moon Bay until retiring to Lakeport in 1979.

Clara was an avid outdoors woman who loved gardening, fishing, and traveling with her husband to Alaska where they enjoyed the great outdoors together. Through her kind and generous spirit she was always helping here friends and relatives.

Clara was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Clarence, and by her only grandchild, Cherie Lynn Eckhardt.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann (Wayne) Voigt; grandson-in-law, John Eckhardt; great-grandson, Cole Michael Eckhardt; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Nicole Eckhardt; and adopted daughter, Terri (Dan) Bertrem. She also is survived by an extended family of many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, followed by the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 High St., Lakeport. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Interment to follow at Kelseyville Cemetery.

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Barbara Jane (Silva) Alameda
1931-2014

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Barbara was born in the city of Oakland, the seventh child to Joseph Silva and Ella May Lester, in 1931.

In 1981 she graduated from Contra Costa College with a degree in early childhood development and proudly went on to run her own daycare in the city of Pinole where she made her home until retiring to Clearlake in 1990.

Barbara passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the age of 82.

She is survived by her four children, Claire, Tammy and husband Ken, Vince and wife Tammy, Gene and wife Cynthia; and her eight grandchildren, DJ, Vince Jr., Rhiannon, Johney, Anthony, Tony, Joseph and Adam.

She will forever be remembered and missed for her strong will and the independent life she so embodied.

A memorial service is being planned for friends and family at the Clearlake Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 3931 Pine Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.

Barbara’s wishes were to be interned with family at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Eugene F. Magoon passed away on Jan. 22, 2014, at the age of 88.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1925, in Sanger, Calif., to the late Chester and Nina Magoon.

Gene served in World War II as a sergeant in the infantry in Europe and received two Purple Hearts.

Upon his return he attended Fresno State and received a bachelor's degree in science, then went on to attain a PhD in chemistry at Oregon State.

Gene worked as a research scientist for Shell Development in Emeryville before moving to Lower Lake in 1971, where he owned and operated Magoon's General Store, and Magoon's West Custom Jewelry and Art Gallery.

He also owned a dulcimer manufacturing business, Black Mountain Instruments, in partnership with Dave Johnston; a bookstore, Jabberwocky Books, in partnership with Ginger Ingersoll and Charlotte Griswold; the Lake Art Center in Clearlake, in partnership with Mel Flyer and Joan Casserly; and was a founding member of the Upstairs Gallery in Lakeport, and the Vines Gallery in Calistoga.

His creative drive compelled him to teach himself woodworking, stained glass, sculpture and jewelry making. He was an avid reader, and loved sailing, participating in many races as a member of the Konocti Bay Sailing Club.

Gene served his community as a fireman for the Lower Lake Volunteer Fire Department, on the Lake County Planning Committee, 10 years as a board member of the Lower Lake County Water District and 13 years as a school board member for the Konocti Unified School District.

He also was a charter member of the Clear Lake Rotary Club, with perfect attendance for 40 years, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Gene is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Randy (Nancy) Magoon, Kerry (Jamie) Magoon, Jamie (Karen) Gekas, Joni (Mike) Epidendio, Julie Jones (Casey) Wasem, and Steve (Heather) Johnson; brother, Gerald Magoon; two nephews; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janice Magoon and Pegeen Magoon Murphy, and a granddaughter.

Gene was an intelligent, creative, sociable individual with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by his family, friends and community.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lower Lake Community United Methodist Church, 16255 Second St. A reception will follow at the social hall adjacent to the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gene Magoon Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts through the Clear Lake Rotary Club, or to the charity of your choice.

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