Sunday, 26 June 2022


Dorothy Lorraine Beck was born on May 3, 1926, to Joseph Henry (Hank) and Hazel Marie Ryan in Galena, Kansas.

Dorothy was born in her dear Uncle Jake and Aunt Addie's home. Dorothy passed from this earth on July 3, 2012. She passed peacefully, in her home in Lakeport, which was her wish, looking out at the lake that she and her husband so loved, with a full moon.

Her energetic soul has now passed to her children, sisters – and the so very many people she touched throughout her life.

Dorothy lived in many places throughout her life. She lived in Bremerton, Wash., during World War II, where she was proud to be a part of the Pacific war effort.

Dorothy married and settled in beautiful Northern California, raising and caring for her family in Napa and Glen Ellen.

She was an acknowledged member of the Business Womans Professional Club. She was very generous and always had an open to door to friends and family.

Dorothy was an active member of the Moose Lodge, and loved to be a part of the events shared through her membership.

Dorothy and her husband William (Bill), retired in Lakeport, Calif., as they had always wanted to do.

Dorothy was a beautiful woman who managed a career while always having time for her family. Dorothy truly enjoyed her time with family and friends. She enjoyed people, gardening, boating, water skiing and dancing. She loved the outdoors and sharing her time with others.

Dorothy will be missed greatly and will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Dorothy is survived by her four children; three sons, Michael (Diane) Beck of Middletown, Calif., William H. (Michelle) Beck III, of Folsom, Calif., Rodney Beck of Nice, Calif., and her daughter, Carrie (Lionel) Robertson of Liberty, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Beck, Matthew Beck, Shawn Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Hank Beck, Kristopher McClain; and 11 great grandchildren.

Dorothy is also survived by her sisters, Beverly Robbins, Donna Jenkins, and Yvonne Mack, as well as her double cousins Gordon Ryan and Karen Kerr.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, William H. Beck Jr.; her grandson, Rodney Beck Jr.; her sisters, Joanne Kingsland and Barbara King; her brother, Donald Ryan; and her double cousin, Jerry Ryan.

Services for Dorothy will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July, 9 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Hartley Cemetery.

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

William O. Bethke, born July 11, 1927, passed away June 30, 2012, at his home following a long struggle with emphysema.

Bill moved to Buckingham in 1978. He served in the Marine Corps from May 1945 to May 1949 as private first class.

Known as the “Master of Steel” he was a master machinist for 40 years, owner of B&B Precision Machine Shop in Paramount, Calif., for 10 years, and had a passion for making miniaturized replicas of airplane engines.

Bill is survived by his four children, daughter, Sandra (Steve) Foulkes; sons, Bill (Mary) Bethke, Rick (Pam) Bethke, and Mike (Joan) Bethke; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his longtime companion of 35 years, Helen Bacin.

We will miss his sense of humor.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the funeral service following at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

He will be laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

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

Margaret Elsing
Nov. 9, 1937-June 16, 2012

Margaret Elsing passed away at her home with family by her side.

She is survived by her husband, Gene, and numerous  family members and friends.

Margaret will be missed by all who knew her.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport, Calif.

Carol Jean Cobb

Carol Jean Cobb of Kelseyville passed away June 28, 2012 at the age of 78.

Carol was a caring woman.  She was strong, brave, and beautiful, but most of all, loved.

She loved to plant flowers and play cards.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry; one sister; six daughters; three sons; and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carol was very wise and had the most beautiful red rosie cheeks. She had a heart the size of a watermelon and a very giving soul.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport, Calif.

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

Richard Lee Benjamin died June 26, 2012, in Redding, Calif., while traveling to visit family in Oregon.
He was born June 1, 1929, in Scandia, Kansas, to Leota and Harold Benjamin.

The family moved to Culver City, Calif., when Richard was about 9 years old. He graduated from Hamilton High School.

He was married to Marjory Ann Coleman from 1950 to 1970 and had two children, Rick and Susan.

After working at Studebaker as car parts manager for five years, he began his career with Pacific Telephone in 1954 as a frameman in Beverly Hills. He progressed rapidly and enjoyed many assignments in the plant, marketing and administration departments in the Los Angles area.

He transferred to San Francisco in 1978 and his job duties were transferred to AT&T at divestiture of the Bell System. He retired as staff manager-real estate in 1985. In 1988 he moved to Lake County.

Richard had a love of cars, planes, boats and motorcycles. He also enjoyed hunting, RVing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Benjamin; son, Rick (Louise) of Damascus, Oregon; granddaughters, Amy Aivaliotis and Kimberly Benjamin; great-grandson, Gabriel Benjamin; sister, LeVonne Cooke of San Diego; and brother, Don of Lake San Marcos.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Paden Anne Cormack also known as Susan Anne Benjamin;  brother Harold; and sister Georgalee Works.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. Peter’s Church, Kelseyville. A reception at Glebe Hall will follow.

His remains will be interred at a later date in San Diego.

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

Muriel Eleanor Shaw, nicknamed “Honey” by her grandson, she was known to many people simply as Honey.

She was born to Ernest and Carrie Young June 25, 1915, in West Linn County, Ore., near the Willamette River.

She passed peacefully June 25, 2012, in Lakeport on her 97th birthday.

Muriel is survived by her daughter, Gail Shaw (George) Gibson of Lakeport; grandson, Christopher (Tanya) Martin of California; great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Karson of California; brother-in-law, Robert Scagel of Canada; and nieces and nephews, Rob, Nancy, John and their families of Canada and niece Cari of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Phyllis Scagel.

Muriel lived in many places in the world in her life but always called Petersberg, Alaska her home. Her second home was in Lakeport where she lived in the Lakeport Lagoons for the last 33 years.  

Prior to moving to Lake County in 1979, Muriel lived in the Bay Area and the northwest and worked as a certified x-ray technician for more than 40 years.

She was very proud of being an x-ray tech and was a good one too.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and called many people her friends. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Love you Mom/Honey.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

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