Friday, 02 December 2022


Judy Avey lost her battle with cancer July 29, 2012, at home surrounded by her children and friends.

She was born in Oakland on March 22, 1940. She graduated from Oakland High School and U.C. Berkeley with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, and maintained a lifelong interest and knowledge of politics and government.

She and Rich Avey were married in 1962. They settled in the Calistoga area in 1982. Rich died in 2001. Judy became administrative assistant to the pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in 2003.

Judy is survived by her children, Pamela and Dan; cousin, Claudia Blancher; granddaughter, Maddie Avey; grandson, Charlie Flynn; son-in-law, Kiev Schul; Iseth Cowan Rae, Jason and Marilyn Cowan.

A memorial service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, 1407 Third St. in Calistoga, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 11:30 a.m.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Community Presbyterian Church.


Katherine “Kathy” A. Colborn passed peacefully after a short illness, leaving this world for a better place.

Kathy was born in Iowa but lived most of her life in Santa Rosa.  

She moved to Lake County in 1966 with her then boyfriend, Gary Colborn. Kathy and Gary were married in 2000 in Kelseyville.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Gary; children, Tony, Diane, Danny and Shelly; brothers, Frank and Jerry; and sisters, Kaye, Shirley and Janet.

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

A potluck will follow at the Elks Lodge #2704, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport.

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

Kathleen Regina Megown of Lakeport passed away July 22, 2012.

She was born in Oakland, Ca on Sept. 4, 1944, to Kenneth and Mary Leasor.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lester E. Megown, and survived by her only child, Bethanne Freitas of San Ramon, Calif.

The youngest of four girls, she also is survived by her sisters Marjorie Dillon of Fremont, Alphene Promes of Twainhart and Marilyn Thomas of Clearlake Oaks.  

Kathleen also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cherished in-laws and dear friends.

Kathleen was a retired special education school bus driver, an avid gardener who kept neighbors and friends well supplied with fresh veggies and a devoted animal lover.  

A memorial service will be at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St, Lakeport, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. A potluck reception follows at 575 First St., Lakeport. Flowers are welcome.

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


George “Bob” Neilson passed away July 31, 2012, at the age of 71.

He went peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

Bob grew up in Brisbane, Calif., and married his high school sweetheart, Diane, after graduation.

While working on his first career as an ornamental iron fabricator, he served eight years in the National Guard.  

Bob then followed his father-in-law into the elevator trade and became an elevator mechanic. After 32 years he retired and moved to Lakeport.

Bob was a member of the Elks Lodge, SIRS and Old Pharts and enjoyed his retirement years to the fullest.

George Bob lived a full life and participated in many activities including racing motorcycles for 20 years of his life in which he placed at the top of his class almost very race. He was a certified scuba diver and after retirement his passion became golf.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; daughter, Dona (Teresa); son, Dan (Lisa); two grandchildren, Brad and Alyssa; and sisters, Betty (George) McLeod and Helen (Norbert) Turley.

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Lakeport Elks Lodge #2704, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport.

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


Diane Lovi, born March 14, 1935, in Walnut Creek, Calif., passed peacefully surrounded by family July 28, 2012, at the age of 77 after a battle with lung cancer.

She joins “Gene” Lovi, her loving husband of 55 years.

She was mother of three daughters, Deena (Wes) Brenton, Margo (Jeff) Vertrees and Renee (Bruce) Teverbaugh.

Diane came to Lake County in 1946. She graduated from Clear Lake Union High School with the class of 1952. She was active in Junior Horseman Association, BPW and Lake County Blood Bank.

Diane was very proud and involved in raising her seven grandchildren, Byron and Britni English, Ashley and Adam Brenton, Dylan and Brooke Teverbaugh, and John Vertrees.

She also is survived by her brother Bill (Gaye) Deschamps; niece, Barbara (David) Jolliffe; and nephew, Michael (Christy) Deschamps.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion “Frenchy” and Irene Deschamps.

Entertaining with her famous fettuccine, dancing, sewing and cheering on her grandchildren were just a few of her loves.

She worked in the savings and loan industry before her greatest promotion to grandmother.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

The family prefers donations made to JDRF, “Adams Angels,” 1333 Howe Ave., Ste. 113, Sacramento, CA 95825 or Mendo-Lake Credit Union, Lovi’s Lamp Post Fund.

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


Linda Darlene Brooks, born July 28, 1948, passed peacefully in her sleep July 24, 2012, at the age of 63.

She was preceded in death by her parents Geraldine and Jack Ozanne.

She is survived by her brother, Hal Ozanne; daughter, Monica Forkes; and son Vernon Brooks; as well as by her grandchildren, Ronny, Mikayla, Gregory, Breanna and Dustin; and her great-grandchildren, Gary and Rashelle.

Linda grew up in Ukiah, Calif. and eventually settled in Lake County.

She divided her time between her Lucerne home and in Pillsbury with her companion Buzz, where they happily spent time with friends, going fishing and simply enjoying the mountain atmosphere.

A family gathering will be held.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

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