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Marvin Gaynor, 82, died peacefully at his home in Cobb, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

He lived a very fulfilled life.  

Marvin is survived by his four children, Suzanne, Pamela, Alyssa and Robb, and his 12 grandchildren.

Papa, you were an amazing man and will truly be missed.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport, Calif.

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Richard C. Hudgins
Nov. 23, 1941 - Dec. 3, 2012

Richard C. Hudgins passed away late on the morning of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home in Lakeport, Calif.

He was surrounded by his loving wife, Norine Alma Mahood, his children, Wendy (David) Floyd of Rohnert Park, Kelly Hudgins of Lakeport, Amy (Rich) Guluarte of Lakeport; his grandchildren, Justin Guluarte, Jelissa (Ryan) Strugnell, Nick Bennett, Alisa Floyd, Rebecca Floyd and great-grandson, Gavin Strugnell.

Rick enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia.

When he completed his military service, he married Norine and spent the next 28 years in Northern California working for Pacific Bell/AT&T and raising a family.

Not being one to rest on his laurels after retirement, Rick moved to Lake County and decided to start working again as a independent contractor and security manager.

Rick later achieved a lifelong dream of owning a gunsmith and sales business.

Because of Rick’s contagious smile and happy demeanor, “Rich’s Guns” became well known as one of the friendliest gun shops in Northern California.  

Although his accomplishments were many, Rick remained fully committed to being a loving husband, devoted father, role model, patriot, philosopher, craftsman, giver, jokester and genuine friend.

If you knew Rick, your life was better for it … If he knew you, you were family.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

Rick’s family graciously requests any donations be made to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport CA 95453.

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

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Crystal Chicarilli went to be with our Lord Dec. 2, 2012.

A loving mother of her son, Anthony Chicarilli Jr., wife of Anthony Chicarilli Sr., daughter of Rick and Debbie Tolman and sister of Melinda (Phillip) and their children Kayla and Kaiden Peterson.

She was so loved and will be missed.

Cremation arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

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On Dec. 8, 2012, Billie, a Veteran of WWII, passed away peacefully at his home in Finley, Calif., at the age of 90.

He was born to the late Adolphus and Jessie Sperling January 11, 1922 in Sterling, Okla.

Billie is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alice; his daughters, Sandra Wood of Lakeport, and, Linda (Emmitt) Courtright of North Bend, Ore.; his son, David (Debbi) Sperling of Fort Bragg, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Karen Sperling of Kelseyville, Calif.; and 43 grandchildren who he loved dearly.

Billie is preceded in death by his son, Lonnie Sperling and grandson, Tony Spering both of Kelseyville.

Billie drove heavy equipment for West Lake Soil Conservation. He built ponds, constructed roads and leveled land for more than 30 years.  

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He looked forward to his hunting and fishing trips with friends and family every year.

Most of all he cherished his family and loved family celebrations. He was a good man and loved by all.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

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

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Stanley Lewis, 83, died Dec. 1, 2012 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

He was a resident of Lucerne, Calif. Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Leeds, England, he lived in Lake County for over 30 years.

He was a carpenter who was well known for his cabinet making and fine woodworking skills.

Stan was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Manon Lewis; and is survived by his son, Howard (Peg) Fischer of Olympia, WA; grandsons, Justin Fischer of Phoenix, AZ, Douglas Fischer of Olympia, WA,; granddaughters, Emily (Michael) Bushaw of Seattle, WA as well as his special friends, Theresa (Terry) Moore, John Kirby and Tom Johnson, all of Lucerne.

No services were held at his request. There will be a private inurnment.

The family wishes donations be directed to the Lucerne Senior Center.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport.

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Edgar Hill
February 1, 1924-Dec. 2, 2012

Our beloved Husband/ Father/ Grandfather died in his sleep early morning Dec. 2 after a long illness. Edgar was lucid and still had his sense of humor and flirtatious wit when his family said goodnight the night before.

He was 88 and lived all of his life in Big Valley, west of Finley, on the same ranch that his grandfather settled in about 1870.

He worked for Ralph Devoto at Lake County Title Company as a title examiner and escrow officer for 20 years before going into real estate for Lakeport Realty. He later became office manager for Baird Anton at Anton Insurance and continued there for Lincoln Leavitt until age 82.

Edgar was a lifelong member of the Lakeport Christian Church, now the United Christian Parish, and was a trustee on the board of directors and served as chair many times. He sang in the choir most of his life and led the congregation in many of his favorite hymns and prayers with much gusto.

He was a Mason for about 70 years and the Worshipful Master of Hartley Lodge twice. He received the Master Mason Certificate in 1948 and the Hiram Award in 1982. He was the officer's coach for many decades and conducted most of the Masonic funerals in Lake County until he became ill.

Edgar was a Lakeport Rotarian and had perfect attendance for over 50 years. During those weekly meetings he was always called on to lead the invocation and was their ever-inspiring song leader. He was their President twice. He was one of the club's earliest Paul Harris Fellows.

He and his first wife, Esther, were 4-H leaders for over 25 years.

When son Gary started playing football at Clear Lake High School in 1958, Edgar started working on the sidelines as one of the chain-gang and did so for thirty years, even while his grandson Darron Jones played.

Edgar was delivering Meals on Wheels well into his 80s. He never tired of helping those in need. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Stars of Lake County in 2006.

His second family came after Esther died in 1986 when he married his choir director, Jean. Her children and grandchildren became his own and his love of family doubled.

Edgar is survived by his loving wife, Jean; daughter, Kathy (Ross) Jones; son, Gary (Pattie); step-daughter, Carolyn Walder; step-son, David (Tina) Thompson. He was a loving grandfather to Darron Jones, Allison Jung, David Hill, Candi Hill, Katie Fording, Sara Lennon, Jacob and Daniel Walder, Heather Thompson and Sarah Todd and great-grandfather to Dustin Jones, Aaron, Sarah and Rebekah Jung, Nicolas and Alexander Lennon, and Callie Todd.

Family requests any donations be made to the Lakeport Christian Parish and or Lake County Hospice Services.

A Celebration of Edgar's life will be held at the United Christian Parish, 745 North Brush St., Lakeport at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

Private interment will be at Hartley Cemetery.

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

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