Thursday, 11 August 2022


Lawrence W. Weaver Sr., loving father and husband, passed peacefully Nov. 9 at St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena.

He enjoyed fishing and was a truck driver for 30 years.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Selena, and son Cameron of Lakeport, Calif.; his daughter, Chastity of Morrilton, Arkansas; and son Lawrence Jr. of Borger, TX.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Visitation for Lawrence Weaver, who passed unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 9, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

It will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 High St., Lakeport.

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

Melford Rex Gatton
August 19, 1922 - October 19, 2012

Longtime Lakeport resident Melford Rex Gatton, age 90, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
Mel was born Aug. 19, 1922, to Rex and Inez Gatton in Kelseyville, Calif.

He graduated from Kelseyville High School in 1940 and was a Veteran of World War II, stationed in the Philippines, where he served as a radio operator in the infantry and played saxophone in a 14 piece dance band.

He met the love of his life, Lorraine, at Adam Springs the summer of 1949 and they married in Napa May 6, 1950.

Mel moved his growing family to Lakeport in 1956 where he was a TV repairman for several years and owned a pear orchard on Big Valley Road.

He served as a Lakeport Volunteer Fireman for 27 years and was a deputy of the Northern California State Fireman's Association for 22 years.  

Mel retired in 1982 as the manager of the Clear Lake Riviera. He served as a board member of the Lake County Vector Control for over 21 years, retiring last month.

Mel enjoyed Dixieland Jazz music and travels to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He loved being with his family, playing his saxophone, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mel is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine; his sons, Rex (Sharon) and Don (Sheila); his daughter, Cary; daughter-in-law, Judie; grandchildren, Amy, Erin, Allison, Sean, Courtney, Matthew, and Brian; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Cooper, Ethan, and Elliot; and sister, Donna Wolfgram.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Inez; sister, Nadean Colton; and his son, Brad Gatton.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

A celebration of his life will be held at the United Christian Parish, Seventh and Brush streets, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.

Mel will be remembered most for helping others, his love for the Lakeport Fire Department, his passion for music, and for being a wonderful husband and father.

Memorial donations to the Lakeport Fire Department or charity of your choice would be most appreciated by the family.

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


Eva Margaret Best, a Lakeport, Calif., resident, passed peacefully Nov. 5, 2012, at the age of 93.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Upper Lake, 699 Second St.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at San Joaquin National Cemetery.

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


Julia Nodine, Julie as she was called, passed peacefully the morning of Oct. 31, 2012. She was 74.

Her husband Richard says he shared her with the world for over 55 years, now she is with God. Lucky God.

Julie was quite the artist. She won in every art she mastered, stained glass, quilting, dolls and even hair.

Julie was fully involved in the Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild. She was chairperson of the Mystery Quilt Challenge for three years as well as chairing a fabric auction fundraiser, she taught classes for the guild, chaired the Falling Leaves Quilt Show, quilted for the Wounded Warrior project as well as made numerous baby quilts for Clearlake’s St. Helena Hospital, and made several quilts for the annual Christine Hansen Memorial Scholarship raffle.

On top of all she did for the quilt guild, she also became a member of the Lake County Master Gardner Program in 2008.

Whenever sewing and Master Gardner work could be combined, Julie was unquestionably the best candidate for the job.

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

Though God has her now, her husband, two sons and their families, and friends will forever miss her.

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


Norita A. Guardino, 1935-2012
Born to Pete and Helen (Scott) Pacchetti on Aug. 24, 1935, in Monterrey, Calif. She died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 15, 2012 after fighting a long battle with cancer.
After retiring from the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office after more than 20 years of service, she was able to devote herself to her children and grandchildren, plus indulge her love of bingo.  
She is survived by her children, Surby, Cindy and Sam Guardino; five grandchildren, Cheraylyn Velazquez, Wayne Willyard, Ryan Bergeron, Amber Mazzella, Kurina Cota; six great-grandchildren, Donte, Lillianna, Gianna, Annabelle, Javen, Aryanna; sisters Betty Chaix, Lanita Moyer, Karen Johnston; brother, Pete Pacchetti, and many nieces and nephews.

Norita’s fearless zest for life, her quick wit and infectious laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The graveside service will be on Monday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation will be greatly appreciated.

Hartley Cemetery is located at 2552 Hill Road East, Lakeport, CA 95453‎.

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