Sunday, 26 June 2022


Wynema Sue Sloan passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 24, 2012.

Sue was born in Tallequah, Oklahoma, on July 24, 1946, and was an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.

In 1949 Sue, her siblings and parents moved to California. She attended Ukiah High School.

She then met and married Gene William Sloan. During their 21 years of marriage, they had five daughters – Melody, Tammy, Renee, Deana and Tonya. Later she moved to Ukiah and met Angel and together they had a son, Angel Miller.

Sue was active in her children’s schools affairs and their sport activities. Sue was proud of her Native American Heritage and was active in her children’s cultural education.

Sue worked for Laytonville Unified School District and In-Home Supportive Services for many years.

Sue was an avid softball player for the Laytonville community softball team. Many people remember her as a real jokester who could beat most at the game. Others remember her as loving and caring woman who took in many and guided them, but what she is remembered most for is the tremendous amount of pride she had for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sue was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Rachel Miller, her daughters Renee Marlo Sloan and Deana Jean Campbell, her siblings Bob Miller and Louise Burgess and her grandchildren, Aaron Campbell and Gene Gonzalez.

Sue is survived by her children, Melody Sloan, Tammy Sloan (Ediberto), Tonya Rodriguez (Sergio) and Angel Miller.

She leaves behind her siblings, Lucille Mayfield, Dallas Miller, Udell Miller, Anita Jenkins and Jim Miller; grandchildren, Tasheena Sloan, Mark Britton, Zack Britton, Ricky Britton, Art Gonzalez, Arica Lopez, Jennifer Sloan, Angela Campbell, Magdelena and Giovanni Rodriguez; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Amya Hopkins, Isaiah Campbell and Kaleb Betts.

A viewing will be held at 305 Creekside Drive (Cahto Rancheria) at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, and services will be on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Harwood Hall, 44000 Willis Ave., Laytonville beginning at 11 a.m. with burial at the Cahto Cemetery immediately after.

A memorial dinner and celebration of Sue’s life will be held at Harwood Hall following the burial.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Services for June Linnea Evans, who passed away July 5, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3606 Ackley Rd., Lakeport.

Interment will be at Kelseyville Cemetery.

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


June Bernice Goettsche, nicknamed “Bunny” by her friends, passed away peacefully July 5, 2012, in Lakeport, Calif., shortly after her 91st birthday.

She was born to Sophius and Henrietta Knudtsen June 17, 1921, in Petaluma, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Goettsche; sisters, Sophia Flach and Lee Heintz; and brother, Harry Knudtsen.

Bunny is survived by her son, Douglas Bjorn and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Bjorn of San Francisco; grandson, Erik Bjorn of San Francisco; cousins, Zelda Anderson and Marion Kleinecke and their families; nephews and nieces, Allan, Donald, Frank, Roberta, Jeanne, Karen and their families.

Prior to moving to Lake County in the early 70s, Bunny lived in San Francisco. After graduating from Girls’ High School ( ), she went to work for the Pacific Fruit Exchange and then as a bookkeeper for Graybar Electric Co. for more than 30 years.

Bunny lived in many places in her life. One of her favorites had to be her home on the Mesa in Bolinas, Calif.

Years ago, she resided at the Will-O-Point Resort where she once owned Will-O-Point Marine and managed the resort and campgrounds with her husband in the 1970s to 1980s.

Bunny had a wonderful sense of humor and her laughter was often compared to Laughing Sal’s. She enjoyed going for early morning walks, reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching the classics on the AMC movie channel.

Bunny will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Many thanks to Linda, Evelyn, Maria and the rest of the staff at the Edelweiss Guest Home in Lakeport for their loving care and devotion.


Laurence A. “Larry” Macomber of Kelseyville, Calif., left this world July 6, 2012.

Larry was born in Boston, Mass., June 12, 1941, to Hampton Macomber and Ellen Way. He was raised by his grandparents, John Sr. and Isabel Way.

His parents and grandparents preceded him in death.

Due to Larry’s Cerebral Palsy, Larry’s life was a challenge that he took on with a spirit that amazed his friends and fellow workers. He enjoyed the outdoors and became part of nature both in his work and play.

Larry worked for numerous employers as an accomplished landscaper with many years at Marine World, at which he rose to lead landscaper. His most recent position was with the US Forestry Service of Upper Lake from which he retired a few months ago.

During his life Larry enjoyed riding horses. While in Vallejo he became involved with an organization called Up With Horses, which was a training and recreation program for kids with disabilities. Larry was a volunteer leader there for a number of years.

Larry’s other passion was working on old cars with his cousins, Allan and Phil.

Larry’s struggles in life took him down but not out. Larry spent some time at Hill Top Recovery.

Having found his way into recovery around 1992 he had a new family that he has enjoyed and has enjoyed him for many years. Larry was also helped by People Services in Lakeport.

Through these life changes Larry was able to acquire a mobile home, own his own truck and live independently ever since.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, July 28, at the United Methodist Church of Clearlake, 14521 Pearl Ave. A potluck will follow.

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

Neva M. Arthur passed away at her home in Kelseyville, Calif.

She leaves behind her children, Leida Daugherty of Red Bluff, Calif.; Paul Arthur of Cody, Wyo.; Elise Kear of Kelseyville; and John Arthur of Kelseyville; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Hellena Clemes of Pinole, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Arthur and a daughter, Peggy Arthur.

Born in her family's sod home in Nebraska to John and Elise Miller, she grew up on a 160 acre farm. There, she helped her dad harvest corn and wheat until she was 20.    

She moved from Nebraska to Southern California before settling in San Jose and lived in Kelseyville for the last 26 years.

She had a green thumb and loved to garden, particularly growing flowers on her land. She had rows of iris lining her driveway, and African violets inside.

She also loved to bake and always made sure at every occasion there were chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake!

Neva's work history included working for her sister as a beautician, working in a laundry service and for two gas stations. Neva was particularly proud that she only had an eighth grade education, but still
worked her way up in the medical field to become an LVN. She was a compassionate person and loved her work.

Lastly, family was very important to her and she loved spending time with all of her children and grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lakeport on Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m., with a visitation at 3 p.m. Committal services will be in San Jose on Monday.

Katherine Colborn passed away after a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Colborn; children, Diane (Mike) Hodgins, Tony Spriggs, Danny (Roberta) Spriggs and Shelly Spriggs; and her grandchildren.

A memorial will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport, Calif.

Following will be a potluck at the Lakeport Elks Lodge No. 2704.

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

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06.27.2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Advisory Council
06.28.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.28.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
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Weekly writing workshop
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