Tuesday, 16 July 2024


Sharon Nancy Tarpley was born May 12, 1944, in Albany, Calif., and passed on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Sharon was a longtime Lake County, Calif., resident for more than 50 years.  

She leaves husband Teddy and three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was loved by many and will be missed.
Arrangements intrusted to Jones Mortuary, FD311, Lakeport, Calif., www.jonesmortuary.com .

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – A celebration of life for Fred Lett, who passed away May 23, 2013, will be held at noon, Saturday, July 27 at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 Third St.

Gifts in his memory may be made to the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church.

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


Marjorie Lillybell Traube left this earth to join our Heavenly Father after losing her courageous fight with metastatic cancer on July 9, 2013, following a tremendous battle of reoccurring cancer that spanned over two decades.

Margie was born on August 5, 1947, in Arcata, Calif. She is preceded in death by her father, Stanley Huber; mother, Lita Barnes; brother, Stanley Huber; and dear friend whom she considered a daughter, Elizabeth Town.

She has left behind two daughters, Sarah Timmons and Jayme Traube (Johnny); her children's father and lifelong friend, James Traube; her beloved grandchildren, Aiyana Rose Timmons and Emelia Bell Hale; along with countless family, chosen family and friends.

Margie moved to Lake County in 1988 to be close to her mother and start her business, Margie's Total Hand and Foot Care.

She dedicated her life to helping others, spent the majority of her time assisting in her children and grandchildren's activities; coached her daughter's soccer team and volunteered many days at her children and grandchildren's schools.

In the mid 1990s she volunteered her time on numerous Sundays to cook for the senior center. She also spent countless hours assisting those who were homebound by running errands and performing daily chores out of the kindness of her heart. Everything she has ever done was done wholeheartedly and full of love.

Along with her warm smile and open heart, she has cared for and inspired all who have crossed her path, even opening her home to those in need. Margie didn't know a stranger, all who were honored to know her loved her. She has left an imprint on everyone's heart that will last a lifetime.

Margie was an avid gardener, she spent countless hours tending to her flowers and numerous species of wild birds that made Margie's yard their home.

Above all, Margie has selflessly dedicated the last 15 years of her life to raising her two grandchildren, Aiyana, 15, and Emelia, 3 (children of Sarah Timmons). They were her world, she went above and beyond to honor, love, protect and provide for them each and everyday.

Margie will be greatly missed in the lives of many but her legacy will forever live on.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at Pine Acres Resort (Blue Lakes) clubhouse. Services will start at noon.

A memorial fund at Chase Bank, account number 995049442 has been set up to assist with her memorial expenses.

Please contact Jayme Traube at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding Margie's service.

Kim James Lostetter was born Oct. 4, 1954, in New Mexico, and passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his brother and father.

A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at St. Mary's Church followed by a graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery.  
Arrangements intrusted to Jones Mortuary, FD311, Lakeport, Calif., www.jonesmortuary.com .


Sadie Violet Ruth Stith
1926 – 2013

Sadie passed away peacefully July 14, 2013, at the age of 87 following an eight-year courageous challenge to recover from strokes.

She was born April 30, 1926, in New Mexico to William and Nellie Willbanks. She grew up with nine brothers and sisters who she adored.

Her family settled in Colorado where her brothers introduced her to her sweetheart, Raymond Stith. They were married in Los Angles, Calif., in 1946 and lived there until 1964.

At that time they moved with their children, Jerry and Sue to Lucerne where she resided for 49 years.

While in Lucerne she was very active with Foothill Baptist Church and Lakeshore Baptist Church where she was a charter member. Her great joy was working in teen and children's ministries such as Sunday School and vacation Bible school. She also loved her hobbies of painting, crafts and baking cakes.

Sadie loved her family dearly and each one brought her great joy. She is remembered as a sweet, beautiful person inside and out, who was loved by her family and friends.

Sadie is survived by her children, Jerry (Sharon) Stith, Sue (Tom) Hall; grandchildren, Tina (Dan) Newcomb, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Stith, Dayna Hall, Kevin Hall and Laura (Aaron) Kruszka; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Dylan and Brandon Newcomb, William, Nicky, Angel and Emily Stith, Landon, Gavin and Karson Kruszka; brother, Roy Willbanks; sisters, Mae Cooper, Fame Michaels and Nell Brown; sister-in-laws, Donna Stith, Dorothy Willbanks, Joyce Willbanks and Nan Willbanks. As well as many nieces and nephews.

Sadie was preceded in death by her son, Robert; husband, Raymond; grandson, Jimmy; brothers, James, William, and Myrl; and sisters, Irene and Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

A reception will follow the service.

The family prefers donations in Sadie's memory be made to the American Heart and Stroke Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010-1795.

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


Kevin C. Edwards (Sensei) passed away on July 9, 2013, in St. Helena at the age of 63.

He leaves behind his loving family; sister, Karen Koelling (Floyd) of Fairfield; brother, Keith Edwards of Addy, Wash.; nieces and nephews, Denise and Greg Ibsen and their daughters Gabby and Jaydra of Colorado, Dan and Shirley Koelling of Fairfield and their son DJ who is currently active duty Air Force in Mississippi, Brian and Rachel Koelling and daughter Brooke of Vacaville, and Brad and Amarissa Koelling and son Wade Fremont.

He also leaves his aunt and uncle, Robert and Julie Edwards of Santa Cruz and Diana Munk of Washington; cousins Bob McGowan, Phyllis Horton and Loraine Lawyer.

He was loved by many everywhere and had his own adopted family members in Lake County as well. He will be missed by all.

Kevin was born in New London, Conn., and graduated from San Mateo High in 1969 then later attended San Jose State and received his associate’s degree.

He was a Vietnam veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

In his life he wore many hats, soldier, LVN, acupressure specialist, engine mechanic, and social worker for Clearlake Social Services, however his heart was in his Tae Kwon Do classes. He enjoyed his martial arts and taught baton to the police department of San Jose, Calif., and then started his own school in Clearlake when he moved there around 1989.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake. Inurnment will be private.

To sign his online guestbook please visit www.jonesandlewis.com .


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