Tuesday, 16 July 2024



Paul Allen Smith passed away on March 20th, 2013, in Colorado. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., on Feb. 23, 1939.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marian A. Smith; sister, Linda Barnett; and aunt, Lorraine Roberts, of Grass Valley, Calif.

He was second “father” to 10 children. There are 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, five nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

Paul owned East Bay Upholstery in El Cerrito, Calif., for 20 years and Smith Storage and Rentals for 20 years.

He has built and remodeled many homes in Lake County and loved hunting in Idaho. He enjoyed taking car trips to see kids and grandkids. He lived in Lower Lake, Calif., for more than 26 years.

Paul was admired and loved for his kindness, integrity and generosity.

A graveside service will be held at Lower Lake Cemetery, 9040 Lake St., on Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. The family will provide refreshments after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to his favorite charity, the Salvation Army.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., telephone 707-994-6417, www.jonesandlewis.com .


Susan Ilene Anzaldua, 49, of Clearlake, Calif., passed away in St. Helena, Calif., on March 8, 2013.

She was born in Castro Valley, Calif. and has been a resident of Lake County for the last 10 years.

Susan leaves behind her caring husband of 16 years, David; loving daughter, Jessica; mother, Jan; and brother, Lee.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert.

Susan will always be in the hearts and minds of those who loved her. May she soar with the eagles.

Donations or condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1524, Clearlake, CA 95422.

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.



Leon Legrand, born Sept 9, 1920, in San Francisco, peacefully passed away March 21, 2013, at his Konocti Bay home with family, friends, and the hummingbirds, squirrels and the Oriole.

His wife, Dorothy, passed away Feb. 5, 2004, and has been waiting nine years to be rejoined with Leon. They were married 56 years.

Also known as “Frenchy,” Leon began his career as an electrician in Richmond, Calif. He moved the family to Konocti Bay in 1960. They owned and operated Konocti Electric until retiring in 2001. He loved that even in retirement, people would come by for help and parts which only he had and could find in his garage.

At his Konocti Bay home, neighbors called Leon the “Gate Keeper,” as he sat in the front of his home on the point, keeping watch over all the goings on of the neighborhood. Many of them have expressed sadness at not seeing him at his post.

Leon is survived by daughter, Adrienne (Jerry) Bahn of Woodland, Calif; son, Jim (Sue) Legrand of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandson, James (Elaine) Steele of Louisville, Ky.; and great-grandchildren, Danielle, J.J. and Zachary Leon, also of Louisville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy, and son, Tom Shelby.

The family thanks the following for their generous love and unwavering care: Debbie Schwartz, friend and caregiver; Edelweiss Guest Home (Linda and the girls); and Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

Private services with family well be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Lakeport Senior Center/Meals on Wheels.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD311, Lakeport, Calif.


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 .


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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