Wednesday, 04 October 2023



Phillip Wilson
May 10, 1934-Jan. 19, 2013

When Phil left this earth, the world lost a good man, a hard working, fun loving get-up-and-go person, a man who loved to tell his stories and to hear yours. He loved to travel and was always planning his next trip.

He was a terrific father and friend, and a wonderful, kind husband. He would wake up singing, eager to meet the day.
In high school he began working as a drapery installer's assistant and later had his own window covering business in Southern California for many years.

After he retired he moved to Kelseyville and built the house he now owns. He was a faithful friend of Bill W. for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; daughter, Pam; son, Ron (Barbara); and step-children, Scott (Shawn) and Kirstie (Nance); grandchildren, Alex, Shane and Claire; sister, Linda (Lee); nephews and nieces; a friendly ex-wife, Patti; and many friends.  

A memorial gathering of family and friends in planned for later in the year.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice are encouraged.
He is deeply loved and will remain forever in our hearts.


Bonna Rae Bradford Alt, a longtime Lake County resident, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, after a long courageous fight with cancer.  

Bonna was born July 23, 1935, in Minnesota. She is the only daughter of Adolph and Esther Pierson.  Bonna was honest, compassionate, and loving; always putting others needs before her own.  

Bonna married her high school sweetheart in 2012, after 48 years apart.  

Bonna was predeceased by her parents and brothers; Arvin, Marvin, Byron, Donovan and Marlin.  

She is survived by her husband, Leighton Alt; daughter, Karen Simson (Jeff); grandchildren, Garrett Simson (Rachael), Donovan Cox and Bonna Preston (Matt); and six great-grandchildren.  

Services will be held at Jones Mortuary in Lakeport at noon Saturday, Jan. 26.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary, .


On Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the young age of 92, Alyce L. (Robinson) Falge left on her last trip.

She was born May 15, 1920, in Boonville, Calif. She will be remembered as a great mom, sister, grandma and best friend. She was always there when needed and helped all.

She was a Boy Scout and Blue Bird leader while she lived and raised her children in Willits and Santa Rosa. She loved a great adventure like traveling to Oakland for school, where she learned piano and became an avid lover of music, to going to Hawaii with a friend.

She was raised in Spy Rock when the railroads were still going north with her father’s help. This had to be the reason why she loved to travel so much. They later moved to Willits, Calif., where she graduated from Willits High School in 1938.

She will be missed very much by her daughter, Toni (Vic) Nelsen; sons, Mike (Sherry) Falge and Pat Falge; sister, Helen McPhillips; sister-in-law, Tilda Robinson; granddaughters, Zepher Wagenet, Holly (Dexter) Roberson, Heather Falge, Caity Falge, Michelle Sutton, Linda (Scott) Rice; adopted family, Debbie, Richard, and Macaela Stenback; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Alyce is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence A. Robinson and Clara Blanche Stevens, her husband Albert Patrick Falge, and daughter-in-law, Magdolna “Magie” Falge.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, Calif.

A potluck gathering will follow at the Witter Springs Ranch located at 3205 Old Witter Springs Road, Witter Springs, Calif. Please come and share your stories about Alyce with all.

The family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the Macular Degeneration research Program of the American Health Assistance Foundation.

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


Joseph Wesolowski passed away Jan. 21, 2013, in Lakeport, Calif., from a lengthy illness.

He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Buffalo, NY, and served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1960.

He worked 27 years for Thatcher Manufacturing Company in Saugus, Calif., and retired from Newhall School District in 2000.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marie; children, Jim (Linda), Joelle, Jackie (Tom), Michael, Michelle (Will); eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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


Born Sept. 19, 1920, Martha Annabelle Ungewitter passed away on January 16, 2013, at Rocky Point Care Center in Lakeport, Calif.

Martha was generous to many charities dear to her heart. She was affectionately known as the “Cat Lady” to her family and friends due to her enormous collection of cats. No matter where you looked in her house, there was a cat!

Martha is survived by her son Gary and daughter-in-law Valerie; grandchildren, Steven, Thomas (Maggie), Heather (Tate); and her great grandchildren, Cyrus and Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and daughter Sharon.

There will be no services at her request.

Donations can be made in her name to SPCA, 8025 Highway 29, Kelseyville, CA 95451, telephone 707-279-1400.

Cremation arrangements were taken care of by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or .


Lorraine Leigha Zalusky passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Chico, Calif. She was born on Oct. 11, 1925, in Huntington Beach, Calif., to Leigh Farnham and Marie deWinstanley Farnham.

Lorraine grew up in rural Thousand Oaks. She met the love of her life, Robert Zalusky, a pilot during the war, at the age of 16. They were married in October of 1943 when she was 18. They were together for 67 years until his passing in of 2011, and she missed him terribly.

Lorraine was an incredibly sweet woman, a devoted wife and an amazing mother. She was a painter, a writer and a poet. She was a very spiritual person who loved life, loved to travel and was always dancing – even in the middle of the day she’d break into dance.

She had a passion for the ocean and many of her beautiful poems were of the sea, the sand and the waves.

She spoke often of her childhood in Thousand Oaks with her little dog Skippy, who traveled along with her on her bike and was trained to climb a big oak tree where Lorraine perched herself to read stories of Tarzan and many other adventures.

Lorraine had many friends who loved her dearly but even strangers noticed her uniquely sweet manner and positive take on life. No matter what life threw her – and it threw many nasty turns – she never complained and was always gracious and appreciative of any  kindness shown her. She had an incredible sense of humor and laughed a lot through life, and always put others before herself.

Lorraine had five children who she raised with an amazing love and strength as her husband, an airline pilot, was gone much of the time.

Lorraine is survived by her children Mark, Steven, Pamela and Michele. She has 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her eldest daughter, Ellen Marie, is awaiting her in heaven.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to , whose mission it is to preserve the world’s oceans as Lorraine had a passion for the sea.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church at 566 East Lassen, Chico, telephone 530-343-4248.

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

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