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Harry was born Sept. 17, 1983, in Clearlake, Calif., and passed away March 19, 2013, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Harry was raised by his beloved Aunt Patricia and Uncle Benjamin in Santa Rosa.

He is survived by his father, Calvin Ray Hopper Sr.; mother, Cherene Hopper; his son, Monte Hopper; brothers, James, Calvin Jr. and Alex; sisters, Melissa, Lla, Ina, Charmain, Lillian, Genevieve and Leora; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Harry was a fun-loving. big-hearted person who always thought of others before himself. He was an avid Giants and Forty Niners fan.

He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at the Big Valley Gymnasium. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highway 175, Lakeport.

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

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Nathan Kelly Fletcher, age 27, of Cobb Mountain, Calif., passed away late on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

He was born to Kelly Lee Fletcher and Gerri Marie Finn on April 1, 1985, in Arcata, Calif. Nathan graduated from Kelseyville High School in 2003.

Nathan was a gifted plumber who assisted many Lake County contractors, including his father for 16 years. He was an exceptional chef who always outdid himself. Nathan was an avid rock climber, snowboarder and mountain biker.

Nathan was an active member of the Cobb Mountain community. He often volunteered to enrich community members’ lives by assisting with any need. His friendly and loving personality attracted countless friends.

Nathan is survived by his mother and father, Gerri Finn and Kelly Fletcher, his brother and sister, Joe Fletcher and Michelle Hauprich, and his girlfriend Victoria Asbury.  

Please join his family for a celebration of Nathan’s life at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Boggs Mountain on Forestry Road, Highway 175, Cobb, CA 95426.

Letters can be sent to P.O. Box 1272, Cobb, CA 95426.

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ORLAND, Calif. – On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, Ray G. Lyon of Orland passed away peacefully after battling many health issues.

A Ray Lyon 4-H Potluck Celebration is being held in his memory beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Whitsett-Cook Building at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St.

It will be a barrel chicken potluck dinner with a ceremony reflecting his contributions to the community. Attendees may bring a side dish of casserole, salad, or desert.

Lyon was born and raised in Upper Lake, and was the fifth generation of his family to live in Lake County. He later moved to Orland, where he finished high school.

He would go on to spend most of the rest of his life in the Sacramento Valley, where he was was an educator and became known as “Mr. 4-H” for his work with the program.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that people donate to 4-H.

Buddy Lee Huston was born Aug. 5,1932, in Kansas.

Sadly, he passed away on March 12, 2013, in Lake County, Calif.

Buddy “Lee” was a military lifer, serving 27 years proudly in various military services.

He will be missed and was loved by many. 

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD311, Lakeport, Calif.

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Kathleen “Kit” Walker passed away peacefully on March 10, 2013 at the age of 91. She was a Lake County, Calif., resident for 32 years.

Kit grew up in Evansville, Ind., where she met her husband of 61 years, Jim.

While Jim was serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, she contributed to the wartime effort as a “Rosie the Riveter” in assembling P-47 fighter planes.

After the war, they moved to Richmond, Calif., and spent many summers vacationing in Lake County, where they retired.

Kit had many diverse interests. She was a highly creative artist and an accomplished craftswoman, and was prolific in her creation of a variety of often prize-winning crafts including needlepoint, crochet, basket making, resin sculpture and ceramics.

She loved plants and was famous for her green thumb. She was particularly fond of birds that she attracted to her garden. She was an accomplished organist, an avid reader and enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States with Jim. In her youth she loved to go roller skating.

Kit is survived by son, Roger and his wife Jeanne; grandchildren, Julie and Scott; son, Rick and his wife, Clare and grandson, Craig; brother, Leo and his wife Rosemary Datzman; sister-in-law, Bettye Brandenstein; sister-in-law, Norma Datzman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends for her energy, love of life and her smile.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 801 N. Main St. in Lakeport.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake County.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD311, Lakeport, Calif.

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Beverly Richards
Feb. 15, 1938 - March 6, 2013

Beverly Richards passed away in Lakeport, Calif., after a brief illness.

Beverly was born in Fall River, Mass.

After her natural father's untimely death, her mother moved herself and four small children from Massachusetts to Los Angeles, Calif.

Beverly's mother remarried Richard Foster who legally adopted her children and raised them in Los Angeles as his own.

After high school graduation, Beverly married Jack White and began her own family. They had three children – Kathy, John and Michael – who were raised in Whittier, Calif.

In 1972 the couple amicably divorced and in 1976 Beverly and her three grown children moved to Santa Cruz County, Calif. There she bought a house in Aptos and worked for the county welfare department.

In 1988 Beverly married Seth Richards in Laguna Beach, Calif. She obtained both real estate broker and notary licenses and was a top producer at Seven Gables Co. in Tustin, Calif.
 
Following Seth's retirement in 2000, they moved first to Carmichael, Calif., and finally to a smaller home in Lake County, Calif.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Seth; three children; two brothers; a sister; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A private service is planned in Santa Cruz.

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

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