Sunday, 07 August 2022


Ernest Clay, a long-time Lake County resident and retired sheriff, passed peacefully Oct. 15, 2012.

Ernie is survived by his two sons, Richard and Robert Clay.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Norene Clay.

Ernie will be laid to rest at Upper Lake Cemetery.

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

Robert O’Briant, a Navy veteran of the Korean War who served on the USS Swenson, passed peacefully at the age of 79.

Bob loved cats and all nature. He was a very loving, gentle and giving soul, who at Easter time would be the bunny and give baskets to the children.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia; children, Shannon and Robbie; step-son, Rod; two grandchildren; and, brother Bill.

Bob is with our Lord in Heaven.

Military honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lakeport’s Library Park on Park Street.

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


Juna Faye Ozbirn Love passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2012 at her Lakeport, Calif., home. She was 83 yeas old.

Juna was born in Salem, Arkansas on July 27, 1929, to Laura Belle and Clarence Ozbirn.

She came to California in her late teens and live in San Jose until she moved to Lakeport in 1979.    

She is survived by her husband, Sherman Love; daughters, Kathryn (Harold) Holderman of Queen Creek, Ariz., Donna (Bob) Garcia of Lakeport, Barbara Buldo of Fremont; three stepchildren, Carl Love of San Jose, Shirley (Howard) Holderman of San Jose and Sharon (Randy) Cady of Alvadore, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Juna is also survived by her brothers, Charles Ozbirn of Sun City, Ariz., and Douglas Ozbirn of Machesney Park, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m.

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

Stephanie Davies, 59, died unexpectedly after a fall and coronary insufficiency on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Stephi, daughter of Frank Adams Davies and Jean Holbrook, was born in Salt Lake City on May 22, 1953.

Steph was a Gemini, that rare combination of logic and wonderment – she is succeeded by her mother, brothers Michael and Paul and her sister Patrice.

She was raised in Southern California, went to L.A. City College majoring in health science, with an associate degree and then graduated from Cypress College with a degree in mortuary science as a funeral director with honors. Stephanie married Steven Aronie and was later divorced.

Stephi loved her profession and was a funeral director for 20 years in San Diego, Los Angeles and Northern California, the last seven years at Jones & Lewis in Lower Lake, California.

We will remember her cats, her curiosity, her love of the arts; her integrity, her generous heart, her sunny disposition and her deep care and concern for others. Stephi made the world more special by being in it.

Services will be held at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, 16140 Main St. in Lower Lake on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 3 p.m.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit .

Mary Kathryn Meloy, beloved wife of Mark Meloy, passed away suddenly in her Lucerne, Calif., home on Oct. 6, 2012.  She was 68 years old.

Mary was born in Beaumont, Texas, on March 28, 1944. She later moved to the Bay Area. She has spent the last 34 years in Lake County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother.

Mary is survived by her husband, Mark; brothers, Randy and Guy Leper; two sons, John and Tim Trout; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be missed by all.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.


Aaron David Johnson, born on Aug. 4, 1973, passed away suddenly on Oct 1, 2012.

Aaron was a man of many talents and interests. He loved music, put on the first punk rock concerts mosh pit and all in Lake County, Calif., with the then-struggling groups Green Day and Fifteen.

His music preferences ranged from punk, to Irish for many years. Within the last couple of years, Country Western was his favorite.

He worked at the pear sheds in the summer every year until he left Lake County like many kids did. He moved to Oakland and then Berkeley, Calif. He loved history, firearms and food, especially fish. He became quite a cook himself.  His friends kept telling him he should teach history.  

He was a loyal and well-loved employee at the Monterey Fish Market. He and his best friend co-managed the store together. He developed a level of expertise that was valued by many who depended on him for the right information. He knew his seafood.

His clientèle who consulted with him were many of the five-star chefs of the Bay Area, multimillion dollar caviar buyers, sometimes the rich and famous and many who traveled long distances just to get the best choice from him. He NEVER bragged about this to us, and we only found out those details after he passed away. He was humble and unassuming that way. He just thought it was his job so he did it.

He collected memorabilia from World War II, records and yet valued the bottle cap collection his mother gave him from her childhood more than all of it.  

He leaves behind his son, Ryan; mother, Tricia, aka Rachel; father, Richard; brothers, Justin and Shane; sister, Lisa; loving girlfriend, Missy; best friend, Steve; employers par excellence, Paul and Connie of Monterey Fish; and good friends, Nik and Melissa, Jerry, Angie and Jason, Justin R., Paul O. his awesome landlords Miki and Larry, and many more, neighbors, coworkers and customers who he touched with his kindness, generosity and expertise.

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