Monday, 25 September 2023



Roy Dean Davis passed away in Clearlake, Calif., from cancer on August 22, 2012.

He was born April 18, 1955, in Sacramento, Calif.

He lived in Clearlake and Northern California most of his life.

Roy served in the US Marine Corps. He was a truck driver, later promoted to terminate manager, for many years in Stockton.

Roy loved life and had many friends who showed their love during his illness. He loved God, nature and gold dredging at his ranch at Mokelume Hill.

He is survived by his son, Royce Davis; stepdaughter, Jara Davis; brother, David Davis; mother and stepfather, Vi and Bruce Packer, all of Clearlake.

He was predeceased by his father, David Davis; and his daughter, Robin Davis.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Services of Lake County, , would be appreciated.

Edward G. Tillman, 87, of Clearlake, Calif., went to be with the Lord Aug. 7, 2012, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 13, 1925, in Cove, Ark., the son of the late Edith and Walker Tillman. He was one of seven siblings.

On March 29, 1952, he married Lila Lorraine James, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2006.

He proudly served in the Army Air Corps and the United Sates Air Force for 27 years. He served as a communication technician and a purchasing agent for the Commissary.

After his discharge, he was employed by Amdahl as an electronics technician until his retirement in 1989. When he wasn’t working, he loved to camp, fish and travel.

He is survived by his son, Edward J. Tillman, of San Antonio, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Carl Hacke of San Jose, Calif.; his son, Jay El Tillman, of Clearlake, Calif.; grandson Stefan Tillman (U.S. Navy) of Vacaville, Calif.; and his children, Tristan and Sebastian; grandchildren Geoffrey and Juliana Tillman of Sonora, Calif., and their children Courtney, Julian, and Christian; granddaughter Amanda Tillman of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Ray and Pauline Hacke of San Jose, Calif., and their daughter Ava; and granddaughter Misha Hacke of San Jose, Calif.

He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew; Michelle La Masters of Nevada and Joanna and Tommy Tillman of California.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Newcastle Cemetery in Rocklin, Calif.


Dave Stevens
Jan. 6, 1943-Aug. 1, 2012

Dave Stevens passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer.  

In his youth, Dave served in the USAF from 1963 to 1967 as a flight mechanic. After which, he worked in the semi-conductor industry in the Bay Area prior to moving to Clearlake Oaks. He certainly chose the right place to retire as he was an avid sportsman.  

He enjoyed fishing, particularly with his brothers and friends. As a family man, he celebrated in camping and hunting particularly with his children and grandchildren.  

Dave’s other passion was bowling. Ever looking for that perfect 300, he did reach 299 which gave him great joy.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Delora Stevens. He is survived by his wife Virginia; daughter, Debbie Hester of Livermore; and his son, Michael of Clearlake Oaks.

He also leaves his brothers: Boyd of Lodi, Calif.; Larry of Kingwood, Texas; Johnny of Creve Coeur, Ill.; and Jimmy of McCloud, Calif. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Amber and Jeremy Hester, who will now have to do their fishing and camping with other family members.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Clearlake Oaks Community-United Methodist Church, 12487 The Plaza in Clearlake Oaks.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent in Dave’s name to the Saint Helena Foundation, in care of Martin O’Neil Cancer, 10 Woodland Road, Saint Helena, CA 94574.

Delbert Justin Abrao passed away August 15, 2012 in Lakeport, Calif., at the age of 90.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra and Jean; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

His wife Velma and son Ronald preceded him in death.

Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice of Lake County.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

George Gerne, a resident of Lakeport, Calif., previously of Napa, passed away Aug. 11, 2012.

George lived in this area since 1937, attended Pacific Union College and Mortuary College of San Francisco.

He married Virginia Ritz and had three children, Lynette, Ronald and Chris.

George built many houses, worked as a mortician a number of years, owned Hinkie & Gerne Building Supply, then returned to his real life's love, interior design, owning Gerne Interiors of Napa.

After the loss of Virginia, his wife of 60 years, he married Norma Burton of Lakeport and spent his remaining years in Lakeport.

A private crypt interment was at St. Helena Cemetery.

A memorial will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1920 Finnell Road, Yountville, Calif.

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


Raymond “Ray” J. Schultz
Sept. 27, 1935 – Aug. 13, 2012

Ray passed away at home after months of battling cancer, surrounded by his family and friends giving him love and support over these last few months.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Richard, Robert and Michael Schultz; daughter, Carolyn Perez; grandchildren, Timothy, Ricky, Mary Elizabeth, Bobbi “Honey,” Robert Jr., Christina, Patricia and Alex; seven great-grandchildren; stepchildren Gary, Jo-Ann, Stephen and Michael Simonetta, and Janice Blanks; as well as many nephews and nieces.

Ray was born in Mandan, North Dakota, to Helen and Peter Schultz.

A former resident of Richmond, Calif., he worked as a carpenter for over 25 years where he was a member of Carpenters Union No. 152 and remained a member for over 50 years.

He retired in Clearlake with his wife Ruth in the early 1980s. He especially enjoyed being a part-time employee at Foods Etc. – IGA, where he was awarded with a plaque for “Employee of the Century” and made many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at Jones & Lewis Clearlake Memorial Chapel, 16140 Main St., Lower Lake.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St. Lakeport, CA 95453.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clearlake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, telephone 707-994-6417, .

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