Monday, 17 June 2024



HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif. – Sylvia Jane Timmons, a native of San Diego, Calif., entered into rest at her home in Hidden Valley Lake with her loving family by her side. She was 59.

Sylvia had been employed by Hudson Mechanical Inc. She also was an adult Scout leader “Youth Protection Trainer,” Cub Scout day camp coordinator, Cub Scout den leader and a Boy Scout troop membership chair.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Sam, whom she met in Brawley when interviewing for a secretarial position with Union Oil Co.; son, Ben Timmons of Hidden Valley Lake; sister-in-law, Ramona Timmons Mejia of Simi Valley; brother, Jim Leeper of San Diego; and sister, Kathy Russum of San Diego.

At her family’s request, there will be no formal services.

Sylvia’s family would like memorial contributions to be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association, ; Second Wind Lung Transplant Association Inc., Attn: Treasurer, 2998 Jesmond Dene Heights Road, Escondido, CA 92026; or to the Redwood Empire Council Boy Scouts of America, In honor of Sylvia Timmons, 1000 Apollo Way, Ste 106, Santa Rosa, CA 95407.

Please sign Sylvia’s online guestbook at .


HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif. – Martha Jeannette Gould, age 68, of Hidden Valley Lake passed away on Jan. 5, 2014.

She was known to all as Jeannette.

Jeannette was born on April 25, 1945, in Van Nuys, Calif., to Vernon and Martha Denny.

For 47 years she lived in the San Fernando Valley area of Southern California where she married Jay S. Gould in 1968.

She had a successful full-time business career obtaining the position of assistant treasurer at Liberty Savings and Loan in Beverly Hills, Calif., until Jennifer, the first of three children, was born in 1970.

She then set aside her business career and dedicated her life to being a full-time mother. After the children were in grade school, she went back to work on a part-time basis.

In 1992, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio due to a change in Jay’s employment. During the next 19 years she lived in Columbus, Ohio (twice) and Chicago, Illinois as Jay’s career evolved.

While having a vacation home in Hidden Valley since 2000, she and Jay moved permanently to Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., in January 2011, just prior to his retirement later that year.

She was an active hobbyist and collector with specialties in china painting, making porcelain dolls, porcelain lace-draped dolls and art work.

Her collection tastes were broad and included, among other things, family photography, tea cups from around the world, china dishware, porcelain figurines and PEZ candy dispensers.

Over the years, she was actively involved in the ministries of her local Church of the Nazarene including service as Sunday school teacher, choir member, women’s ministry president and missionary society president. Hospitality was her special passion and gift.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jay O. Gould.

Jeannette is survived by one sister, Barbara Watson of Granada Hills, Calif.; her husband, Jay S. Gould; and one daughter and spouse, Jennifer and Marnin Pyzer, both of Hidden Valley Lake; a son and spouse, James and Dawn Gould, of Newbury Park, Calif.; and another daughter and spouse, Katherine and Jon Leu, of Middletown, Calif.

She also is survived by nine grandchildren: Shyla, Autumn, Jacquelyn, Jared and Nicole Pyzer; Kyle and Cody Gould; and Danielle and Joseph Gould.

A memorial service will be held for Jeannette on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Clearlake Church of the Nazarene, 15917 Olympic Drive, Clearlake.

LUCERNE, Calif. – Lorraine Blair passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at her Lucerne home with her family by her side.

Born and raised in Iowa, she moved to California in the late 1940s and became a licensed vocational nurse.

She was the beloved mother of Ed, Steve and Dave.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her son, Tony.

Graveside services will take place at Lower Lake Cemetery beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

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

Arline Ellen Moore

April 25, 1932 – Dec. 20, 2013

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Arline was sent off surrounded by family members and received by Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior to her new home.

Arline was born in Chico, Calif., to her parents, Burt and Lillian Jordon. Her sister Beverly, brother Bill and her son Ricky preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister Eleanor and children, David, Jennie, John, Ron, Bert and Donna, and many grandchildren, all of which she loved with all her heart.

Arline spent her life doing for others and working with Alzheimer's patients as an in-home health caregiver. She spent time as a waitress in a hospital caring for those that needed help.

She raised her children to be responsible citizens.

She had been a member of the Native Daughters and Rebecca's Club. She's been president of these clubs and held other positions. Some of her fondest memories were the fellowship and the dressing up in fancy outfits for the events that the clubs would hold.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Lakeport, of which she had been a member.

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

Florence Halfen entered the glory of Heaven Jan. 6, 2014, in Redding, Calif.

She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on Sept. 18, 1920.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Marvin Halfen, on Nov. 16, 1987.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol of Auburn, Calif., and Barbara of Redding; four grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Dorothy Lee Mack Bradshaw, age 81, of Clearlake passed away on Jan. 1, 2014.

She was born on March 1, 1932, in Hastings, Fla., to Isreal and Alice Daniels.

She eventually moved to Buffalo, New York where she worked for 30 years at the Buffalo State Hospital. Dorothy later relocated to Lake County, Calif.

Dorothy belonged to the US Bowling Association, the Evening Star, the Masonic Lodge and served as a deacon.

Dorothy leaves behind two daughters, Rose M. Mack and Bernice (Lamar) Lacy, both of Clearlake; son, David Bradshaw of Buffalo, NY; sister, Barbara (Bobby) Alexander of San Leandro; brother, Clarence Daniels of Miami, Fla.; nieces: Dawn Robinson of Los Angeles and Dana (Troy) Roberts of Antioch; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Timothy Bradshaw, and her sons, Bruce Clay and Daniel Bradshaw.

A visitation will be help on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the funeral service set for noon on Thursday, Jan. 9, to be followed by the committal service at Lower Lake Cemetery.

Please sign Dorothy’s guest book at .

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