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Jim M. Love of Clearlake, Calif., died on Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was 79 years old. Courtesy photo.


Jim M. Love, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Nov. 6, 2011, at St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, Calif.

He was born in Arkansas on May 13, 1932, and moved to California at age 11.

He spent most of his life in the Bay Area. Jim was a Navy veteran, and enjoyed being in the service and forming relationships with those he met. He was stationed on the USS Anderson, nicknamed “The Andy,” and would often attend ship reunions.

After his service, he was employed by AT&T and stayed with them in various positions for 30 years.

Jim retired to Clearlake with his wife Linda in 1986. Jim enjoyed being a part of civic organizations and was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, as well as a member of the Elks, VFW and American Legion. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, activities he loved to do with his family.


Jim leaves behind his family: wife of 25 years, Linda Love of Clearlake; children, John, Jolayne, Julie, Anita, Cindy and Kevin; grandchildren, Brandon, Malinda, Myriah, Shawn, Joe, Rick, Derek, Tessa, Laney, Faelyn and Seamus; great-grandchildren, Dalley, Nolan and two on the way; sister, Jo Guerisoli (Vic); nieces, Vicky (David), Maggi and Judy Gomes; and many other extended family and friends.


Services for Jim will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 12 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7100 South Center Drive in Clearlake. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Lung Association.


Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, CA






V. Jean Young Rongey of Clearlake, Calif., died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. She was 85. Courtesy photo.



V. Jean Young Rongey of Clearlake passed away on October 25, 2011, at the age of 85 with her family by her side.

She leaves behind her sons, Richard Young and Barry Young (Karen); 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and five living siblings.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Al Young, and their children, Jimmie Kay Morgado and Tony Young. She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Frank Rongey.

Jean was able to stay home to raise her four children. She loved to learn and spent much of her adult life attending college and obtained two bachelor's degrees as well as several licenses. She took classes and received a pilot’s license so that she and Al could fly together.

Later in life Jean obtained a real estate broker's license and she and Frank opened and operated their own real estate office before retiring. For a time she also worked as a jail matron for women inmates.

Her hobbies included painting both on canvas and on clothing as well as quilting and her very favorite, teaching line dancing.

In lieu of flowers make donations to the Alzheimer Association on behalf of Jean Rongey at

Services for Jean will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, 16140 Main St., Lower Lake, at 10 a.m. A committal service will follow at Lower Lake Cemetery.

To sign the online guestbook and watch a video with photos of Jean's life, visit

Susan Harmon was born at Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif., on Dec. 11, 1964, and passed away on Oct. 4, 2011, in Kelseyville, Calif.

Her parents were O. F. "Pappy" Harmon and Patricia Bates Harmon.

Susan graduated from Clear Lake High in 1983. She attended Empire College in Santa Rosa, graduating on the Dean's List and received her B.A. from Dominican College in San Rafael, Calif., graduating magna cum laude.

Susan worked as an executive assistant at Korbel Winery, Guerneville, Calif., in the marketing department before turning her talents to business consulting, establishing her own company, Savvy Communications, which she operated for 25 years.

The past five years Susan was also a facilitator for Mt. Konocti Facilitation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Lake County aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed.

Susan was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, O.F. Red Harmon, Helen Harmon, S. Garland Bates and Martha Avery; and uncle, Gary Bates.

She is survived by her special companion, Sandra West of Kelseyville; mother, Patricia Harmon of Lakeport; brothers, Daniel (Julie) Harmon of Lakeport and David Harmon of Witter Springs; sister, Karen Harmon of Nice; nieces, Adrianne (Nick) Bragg of Fair Oaks and Lauren Harmon of Nice; nephew, Darin Harmon of Nice; and beloved dog, Bita.

Susan loved Lake County and felt privileged to grow up in Lakeport. She had such a bright and outgoing personality. She never knew a stranger and won your heart with her charm and wit.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

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

The family prefers tax-deductible donations to Mt. Konocti Facilitation, P.O. Box 295, Lakeport, CA, 95453.

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

Beatrix Jacqueline Van Iterson died on Monday, October 10, 2011. She was 57 years old.



Beatrix Jacqueline Van Iterson left this world on Oct. 10, 2011.

She was born on April 29, 1954, in Sassenheim Holland.

She has followed the love of her life, her soul mate and husband of six years, the late Fredrik Bossel.

She is survived by her loving sons, Travis and Stephan Elder, daughter-in-law Rebecca, and grandson Austin of Lower Lake; parents, Jacob Van Iterson and Wihelmina Maria Zantinge; sister, Eveline Van Iterson (Ton Reysner); nephew, Kas and niece, Jill; aunt, Jit Zantinge; longtime, friend, Hans Adriaanse, all from Holland; and step children, Arthur Bossemkool, Bonnie Te Velde and Janet Crabb of California.

Beatrix received her master's degree in art education in the Netherlands. She then came to America in 1976. She studied at California State University, Humboldt where she received her bachelor's degree in art. She also received her learning handicap specialist credentials from Dominican College along with her resource specialist credentials from CSU, Sacramento.

She then went on to teach at Konocti Unified School District for almost 10 years as a Resource specialist teacher for children with learning disabilities.

Beatrix was diagnosed at the age of 22 with multiple sclerosis, which she fought for more than 30 years. She found painting and artwork to be her source of comfort.

An amazing, strong-willed, big-hearted woman who gave her family so many gifts of love, her greatest joy was her grandson, Austin.

The family thanks all of her friends who visited and gave such comfort in her life; you all were true blessings.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., in Lower Lake at the Brick Hall. A potluck reception will follow.

Arrangements by Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake.

Mary Hurkett-McQueen died on September 24, 2011. She was 51 years old.

Mary Elizabeth Hurkett-McQueen went to heaven on Sept. 24, 2011 after losing her courageous battle to cancer.

Mary was known by many names such as “Buff,” “Auntie B” and “Mom” but she was best known as “Beth.”

Beth was born on May 25, 1960, the youngest of four daughters, Lori, Theresa and Julie. She was born and raised in Lakeport and attended Lakeport public schools from grades kindergarten through 12th, graduating from Clear Lake High School in 1978 and enrolling at Heald Business College.

She excelled in her studies and was one of the fastest typists in the history of Heald, where she is listed on their Hall of Fame.

After college, Beth started her career as a secretary, working for the Lake County District Attorney’s Office for the next 19 years.

She then began a new career at Lakeport Unified School District where she was the secretary to the superintendent, serving in that position from 1999 as a valuable and trusted employee.

Beth was the loving wife of Mike McQueen, a.k.a “Uncle Fuzzy” or “Captain Mike,” and loving mother to sons Jared and Brendan. They were the lights of her life and there was nothing that she wouldn’t do for her boys.

She was a person who exhibited love, kindness, integrity, truthfulness and loyalty. She loved her family and her dear friends more than herself. Her happiest times were spent with family and friends in Hawaii, at Giants baseball games and lounging outside the house on the deck with her pets, Happy, Hootie, Chuckie, Biscuit, Willow and Jasmine.

In addition to her husband and boys, Beth is survived by her three sisters and families, Julie and Mark Frazell, Theresa and Greg Pickle, Lori and Les Pinson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to a local animal shelter.

A celebration of Beth’s life will be held at 7786 Wight Way, Kelseyville, Calif.

The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, with a dinner/potluck to follow.

Please contact Carol Thorn at 707-349-6847 if you plan to attend the dinner/potluck.

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