Saturday, 29 January 2022

Obits

williambohren

William Charles Bohren of Lakeport, Calif., died in April 2012 in Lakeport. He was 76 years old.

Known throughout Lakeport as “The Running Man,” his passion was running each day, even into his elder years.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1936, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Elizabeth Mies and Harry Marth and was adopted by Henry Bohren in 1945. He married Kay Bohren on May 20, 2001.

He served in the United States Marines from 1958 to 1961, was a graduate of San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and worked as a quality engineer for the US Navy until his retirement. In his early years as an engineer, he worked on the second stage of the Apollo Rocket.

William Bohren is survived by his wife, Kay Bohren of Lakeport; his four daughters, Denise Rushing of Upper Lake, Calif., Linda Bohren of Richmond, Calif., and Michele Bohren and Cameron Bohren of Concord, Calif.,; stepson, Thadeus Croyle; brothers, Harry Bohren and John Bohren; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed for his gentle spirit and his sense of humor.

The family will hold a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Lake County or to the Northlake Adult Day Center, 1026 Compton St, Lakeport, Ca 95453.

Burton Clare Harlan passed away in Lake County, Calif., on April 10, 2012 at the age of 82.

Burton was born in Brawley, Calif., to Arden and Clare Harlan.

He spent most of his life working as a farmer, later going into business with his son Rod and friend Pete at UCC Rentals in Lakeport.

He proudly served in the US Army from 1953-1955.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, passions he shared with his wife Peggy for 48 years until her death.

He leaves behind his family: daughter, Randy Mann of Santa Rosa; and sons, Rodney Duncan of Kelseyville, Burt Harlan of Orange County, Roger Duncan of Santa Rosa and Mike Harlan of Durango, Colo. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Family services will be held in May and he will be laid to rest at the Kelseyville Cemetery.

Family requests any donations be made to Hospice Services of Lake County or the Lakeport Senior Center.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.jonesandlewis.com .

robertstimple

Robert White Stimple passed away peacefully at home on March 26 at the age of 93.  

He was born in Minnesota on January 11, 1919. In 1926 he and his family moved to Orange, Calif.

Despite growing up and coming of age during the Great Depression, he enjoyed a happy childhood that carried over throughout his adult life. Bob always saw the bright side of things, even when “the chips were down” he brightened the mood of everyone he encountered. If he was given a lemon, you could be sure he'd make lemonade from it.

Bob loved to tell tales of his youth, many of them quite tall to be sure.

He joined the California Conservation Corps at 18 years of age, worked for the state of California Forestry Service and later joined the Coast Guard where he met his blushing bride to be, Geneva Alford. The two were married in February of 1944 and settled in Orange, where they started a family.

Bob's career spanned many years culminating in the founding with his wife of San Carlos Paint Co. in 1961. They successfully grew their business to become the premier painting and decorating center on the San Francisco peninsula until they retired in 1983.

Bob is survived by his loving family: wife, Geneva; sister, Isabel Crain of Alpine, Calif; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Karen, Gerald and Terri, Dennis and Helen, and Steven and Heidi; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held this Saturday, March 31, between noon and 5 p.m. at 14264 Memory Lane, Clearlake, CA.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., 707-994-6417, www.jonesandlewis.com .

Frances Josephine Gray, 79, a resident of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., passed away at her home April 11, 2011.

Frances was born May 14, 1932, in Kerby, Ore., the youngest of 10 children to John “Jack” and Emilie Hight Eggers. Frances attended school in Kerby.

Frances met her husband Zane Gray while living in Kerby. They married Aug. 9, 1948 in Reno, Nev.

She was a lifelong homemaker raising four children and followed her husband throughout Oregon and California while he was a logger and mill superintendent at Bodega, Calif.

Frances and Zane lived near Bartlett Springs for many years before moving to the Spring Valley area in 2005. She loved the “Mountain” as she called it.

Frances is survived by her son, Wes Gray and wife Debbie of Sebastopol, Calif.; grandchildren, Nathan and wife Rosa, Jason and wife Angel, Randy, Clinton, Sarah, Arya and Elizabeth; brother-in-law,
Kenneth Gray and his wife Barbara of Grants Pass, Ore.; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Zane, three children, parents and siblings.

Burial will be in the family plot at Missouri Flats, Ore. Services are pending.

georgetilton

George Tilton of Middletown, Calif., passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012 at his home.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1933, to Edward and Emma Tilton in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that he attended school and married.

During his working life, he started as a barber and eventually owned and operated his own shoe-shine business. In St. Helena he was known as “Shoeshine George.”

He has been a resident of Lake County for the last eight years and was well known and loved in the community. George enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Bears and Cubs.

George is survived by his children, Sherrin Jones of Antelope, Calif.; Edward Tilton of Toledo, Wash.; and Susan Jimenez of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, and his son, David Tilton.

A memorial service will be held on April 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Middletown Community United Methodist Church located at 15851 Armstrong St., Middletown, Calif.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Middletown Senior Center, the library or a church of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., 707-994-6417, www.jonesandlewis.com .

dellamaefloyd

November 20, 1936 - March 23, 2012

Della was born in Peoria Illinois to Wade and Delores Smith.

She later moved to Arizona were she met and married Lorenzo John Floyd, husband of 49 years, may he rest in peace.

She was active in the VFW American Legion and the former Eagles Post. She prepared and served many of the meals and beverages for functions that they held.

She had a love for quilting, crocheting and embroidering. She also was a devoted fan of the Denver Broncos. Della was a friend to many and loved by all.

She is survived by her seven children, Alana, Steven, Angela, Anthony, Delores, Eric Floyd and Rhonda Placencia; grandchildren, Larry Burns Jr., Joseph and Chris Carson, Levi Floyd, Joshua and Jessie Harper, John Fruza, Mathew Michael and Jeremy Placencia; and great-grandchildren, Brandon Burns, Jessie Harper II, Allison, Lacy and Emily Carson.

Mother, may you rest in Peace.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., 707-994-6417, www.jonesandlewis.com .

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