Wednesday, 29 May 2024


Susanne Holdenried Goff

The fifth generation daughter of pioneers, Susanne was born on Oct. 22, 1935, in Oakland, Calif.

Her parents, Eugene and Jean Holdenried, raised Bartlett pears and black Angus cattle in the Kelseyville, Calif., area all of their lives. Jean was also a well known Lake County artist.

Susanne’s maternal grandparents, Fred and Nellie Dorn, donated the land for Clear Lake State Park. Fred was an attorney turned farmer, and Nellie was an artist in her own right.

Susanne’s brother, Myron (Marilyn) and her sister, Linda Holdenried, live in Kelseyville and survive their older sister.

Susanne also has five children and their families who survive her, beginning with the youngest: Tom and Cindy, their children Christopher, Stephanie, Tasha (Travis), Jessica, Raelin, and their two grandchildren, Avalyn and Jaycob; Dan and Deanna, their children Kaitlyn, Riley and Cooper; Tim and Sharon, their children Frederick, Rose, Mark, Parker and Joshua; Henry and Karen, their children Kendra and Dominic; and Linda and Ernie (Steven and Kelly Oberlander) with Heather and Kelsey.

Susanne entered into rest on Jan. 2, 2013.

She was a proud mom, grandma and great-grandma. She was a graduate of Clear Lake High School, UC Davis (B.S in home economics), and Dominican College.

She was an active member in her community, and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her legacy includes her work as a youth in 4-H, her activities at UC Davis, and as an adult, she contributed greatly to her community through her work with Junior Women, AAUW & Presbyterian Women.

Susanne earned her master’s degree in education from Dominican College, and was the original associate dean of instruction for the Lake County Center for Mendocino Junior College (March 1978-November 1979). She ran unopposed for the Mendocino College Board of Trustees, and held that position from 1979-1987.

While serving as a college board trustee, she also taught home economics, history and English at Kelseyville High School.  

In her retirement years, along with her continued involvement with Presbyterian Women, Susanne quilted, belonged to the Study Club, and taught her grandchildren to read.

Susanne’s life and her legacy can be understood if you’ve ever seen the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” with James Stewart. Because Susanne lived, and because Susanne loved, her influence was felt by all ... it would, indeed, have been a tragedy if she had never been. But, because we knew her, because we loved her, and because we listened to her, we are all better people.

Susanne, Mom, Grandma ... we miss you. It is not right that you are gone, but we also know we must (and we want to) wish you safe passage to your next life. We love you.

Services for Susanne will be held at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. A gathering will take place immediately afterward in the Friendship Hall at the Church.

Additionally, Tom and Cindy welcome all to their home at 4745 Renfro Drive, Kelseyville, after the gathering.

Any and all donations are appreciated and should be directed to Presbyterian Women, c/o Liz Nalley, Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, P O Box 310,  Kelseyville, CA 95451.

Jeannie Bynum passed away at her Upper Lake, Calif., home Dec. 19, 2012.

She was born October 5, 1946, in Stockton, Calif., and grew up in Dos Palos, Calif.

She graduated from Dos Palos High in 1964 and moved to Lake County in 1976.

Jeannie was a bowler, a Little League coach and an avid NASCAR fan.

For the last 30 plus years she was a bookkeeper at Lake County grocery stores.

Jeannie is survived by her children, Joann (Hart) Gall of Lakeport, Calif., and Adam Hunt of Turlock, Calif.; stepchildren, Richard Bynum and Traci Bingham; grandchildren, Erika Skye, Nicole Bynum, Chyvon Fannon, Travis Bynum, Tommy Strother, Jenna Gall Munos and Annie Gall; six great-grandchildren, with the most recent being Haley Munos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Bynum, and stepson, Ron Bynum.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 1 p.m.

Family prefers donations to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453, telephone 800-900-8820.

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

LAKEPORT, Calif. – A memorial service for Edgar Hill, who died Dec. 2, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12.

The service, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will take place at United Christian Parish, 745 N. Brush St., Lakeport.

Margery Phyllis Lockwood Jones, beloved wife of William S. Jones of Lucerne, passed away very quietly at home December 31, 2012 surrounded by her husband, loving son, Larry (Mieko) Jones, and her beloved Poodle, Kala.

Born March 12, 1917 in Fort Morgan, Colo., Margery graduated from high school in Alhambra, Calif.  She moved with her parents and two sisters, now deceased, to Winnemucca, Nev., and while working at the high school there, met and fell in love with Bill. They married on July 15, 1934 and spent 78 years together.

Their first son, William Willard, passed away at two weeks of age. Their daughter Dorothy lives at Penney Farms with her husband, Fred. Larry and Mieko live in Lucerne where they have cared for Marge and Bill for the past five years.

Margery, or Marge as she was known to everyone, and Bill have spent the past 40-plus years in Lake County where Bill was a real estate broker with Noble Realty until his retirement.  

Marge was actively involved with the American Legion in Lucerne and was a regular attendee at the former Lakeshore Baptist Church in Lucerne.

Margery leaves behind six grandsons, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. But, she also leaves behind countless friends and relatives who saw her as one of the sweetest, most caring people one could ever hope to meet.

Memorial gifts in her name will be greatly received by the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, PO Box 937, Lucerne CA 95458.

A gathering of friends is planned at the Lucerne Senior Center at the end of the Saturday breakfast in February.

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

Leroy Francis Miller, 97, was born in Altoona, Penn., Dec. 17, 1915, one of nine children of Alfred Miller and Florence Banks Miller.  

He died at his Clearlake, Calif., home on Dec. 20, 2012, of natural causes.

Leroy graduated from Altoon High School in 1934 and may have been the last survivor of his large class.  

He joined the Army in 1935 and served in Panama and Hawaii before returning to his hometown in 1938. He worked as a tire recapper and married Kathryn McGraw in 1941.

During World War II he served as a first lieutenant in the National Guard and operated his occupationally exempted tire business.  

He moved to California in 1949 and resided in Fremont where he worked as a printing pressman.  

Following their move to Clearlake in 1973, he and Kathryn managed several motels in the area. He lived independently following Kathryn's death in 1989.

Leroy was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kristine Miller Barbarigos in November 2012.

He is survived by one sibling, Richard (Belle) Miller of Marysville, Wash.; sons, Norman (Earlene) Miller of Carson City, Nev., and Robert (Laura) Miller of Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandchildren, Suzanne Miller (Cantel) McCurdy of Las Vegas, Nev., and Matthew Miller of San Jose, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Brett, Ryan and Reed Barbarigos and Tyler and Alexandria McCurdy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.



Sally Silveira of Lakeport, Calif., passed away Dec. 29, 2012, after a brief illness. She was 73.

Sally was born in Oakland on Aug. 28, 1939. She attended Oakland Technical High School and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1957.

Sally last worked for Hospice Services of Lake County for 12 years.  

She enjoyed horseback riding, Bunco parties, dancing and traveling, and was a member of the Clearlake Horseman's Association.

Sally is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Bob Silveira; son, Marc of Danville; sister, Nancy Martucci of Concord; three wonderful grandchildren, Casie, Matthew, and Michael; and one great-grandchild, Caidence.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Doris Sevey; and her beloved daughter, Cindy Turner, who passed away three years ago.

Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport,  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Hartley Cemetery, 2552 Hill Road East, Lakeport.  

Immediately following will be a celebration of Sally’s life at the Lakeport Elk's Lodge, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport.

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

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