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Gary L. Engstrom, 57, of Kegel Canyon, Calif., passed away after a long illness on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

He was born on February 27, 1955, in Eureka, Calif.

Gary graduated from Upper Lake High School with the class of 1973.

He later moved to the Los Angeles area to work with his grandpa in the hardware business.

Over the years he worked in highway construction, then road maintenance for the city of Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Engstrom of Victorville, Calif.; his father, SW “Preacher” Engstrom of Stockton, Calif.; stepfather, Jim Holmes of Nice, Calif.; sister, Chris Cole of Blue Lakes, Calif.; brother Jim (Alice) Holmes of Lakeport, Calif.; and many other family members and friends who all dearly loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Billie Holmes, and his brother, John Holmes.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at the Upper Lake Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to The Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.


Lloyd Wesley Larson passed away Sept. 6, 2012, in Santa Cruz, Calif., at the age of 89.

Born on Sept. 20, 1922, in San Mateo, Calif., Lloyd spent his younger years in nearby Millbrae, where he enjoyed the open spaces of that then-rural town. He excelled in athletics, music, and academics and in Millbrae met and married Jean, his wife of 52 years.

Following graduation from Burlingame High School in 1940, he attended San Mateo Junior College, but World War II intervened and he joined the Navy. He Was stationed briefly in Idaho and Maryland where he graduated as an athletic specialist. He was then stationed in San Diego, where he trained recruits as their company commander.

After the Navy, in 1946 Lloyd continued his higher education by receiving a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from San Francisco State. Then it was back to San Diego and the position of playground director at University Heights, a renowned park.

He returned to Millbrae in 1950 and became playground director there before accepting an elementary school teaching position in Kelseyville in 1952. Lloyd also became coach of just about everything at the school and was an immediate and lasting success.

Over 17 years his teams were remarkable – win streaks of 51 and 35 games in basketball, overwhelming in flag football, track athletes dominant in local events and then successful at the Junior Olympics. Later he coached Kelseyville High School baseball and his excellent record was highlighted by a squad with an 18-game win streak. He also coached high school golf and for good measure some Little League and softball.

Although the win-loss records were incredible, Lloyd’s coaching was much more than that. He had sincere concern for all of his players, making sure that they all got playing time and encouraging all of them. His players always knew him as “Coach” and it was a term of both respect and endearment.

L1oyd’s coaching achievements were matched by academic success. He was an outstanding classroom teacher and became the school principal in 1962 and retired in 1982.

In his later years, after Jean had passed away in 1998, Lloyd lived in Capitola with his second wife Margaret, also a Millbrae girl. There they enjoyed walks on the beach and in the village, local restaurants, musical performances, and pleasant times with family and friends.

Throughout his life Lloyd was an inspiration to everyone he met, and especially to his own family, in mutual devotion. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Margaret, and her children, Jo Ann, Jim (Debbie), Janet, and Jeff (Lisa), and their families; his sister, June Lyerla (Gerry); sister-in-law, Clarice Hart; his children, Larry (Gail), Torn, (Kellie) and Lori; and grandchildren, Jeff, Gabrielle, Arielle and Bosten Lloyd Larson, and Justin (Michelle) and Tina Dominiak. Lloyd also had numerous nieces and nephews for whom he had great affection.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ethel and Albert; wife, Jean; brother, Burt and his wife Mildred; sisters, Lillian and Romera; and brother-in-law, Walter.

There will be a celebration of life Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at Lloyd Larson Field in Kelseyville. The field was dedicated to Lloyd on March 20, 2005, and was one of his finest moments.



Kimberly Susan Medina Olsen, 53, of Kelseyville, passed away after a valiant battle on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 1, 1959, in Lakeport, Calif., the first baby of the New Year, and daughter of John “Laddie” and Susan Medina.

Kim attended Lakeport schools and graduated from Clear Lake High School with the class of 1977.

Kim met Marr at a little league dance on April 12, 1975 and they were married five years later to the day on April 12, 1980, in Lakeport.

The newlyweds moved to Kelseyville, in the home they built, and lived there until 1984 when they moved to Petaluma, Calif. They started their family in 1987 with Gunner, Tanner in 1989 and Skyler completed their family in 1992.

Over the years Kim was employed at Kelseyville Pharmacy, Country Air Properties, Lake County Welfare Department, Prudential Realty and retired from the state of California.

Kim went back to school while working and raising her family and earned her bachelor’s degree before graduating with her master’s degree in psychology at the University of San Francisco. The family moved back to Kelseyville in 2004 where Kim loved their tranquil ranch on Kelsey Creek Drive.

Kim’s battle with pancreatic cancer was long and hard-fought and even though we will miss her, she will never be forgotten. The memories shared and lives touched by her undeniable grace, beauty and strength will ensure that her spirit lives on in all of us for eternity.

She is survived by her husband Marr B. Olsen of Kelseyville; three children, Gunner Olsen, Tanner (Kristina) Olsen, and Skyler Olsen of Cotati; her mother Susan Medina (Blue) Pabst of Lakeport; two brothers, Kevin (Traci) Medina and Kraig Medina of Lakeport; aunt Michael (Gary) Lampson of Kelseyville; uncle Alfred Silva of Lakeport; in-laws Gene and June Hughes of Kelseyville, and Elmer and Bobbie Olsen of Arizona; and many other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Parish of Saint Mary Immaculate, Parish Hall located at 801 N. Main St. Lakeport. A rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. with Father Phillip Ryan officiating.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Parish of Saint Mary Immaculate with Father Ron Serban officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

David Joseph Washburn Sr. passed peacefully Sept. 18, 2012 at the age of 69.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger; sister, Gloria Milbourn; brother, Wayne Washburn; and children, David Jr. and Judy Jones.

David was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Lakeport Elks.

A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Lakeport Elks with a potluck to follow.

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


Bryan Paul Schramm

Longtime Nice resident and business owner, Bryan Schramm, passed peacefully Sept. 13, 2012.

He was born in Los Angeles to Paul and Harriet Schramm, where he grew up with his sister, Mary.

He was senior class president and went into the Navy post graduation. Upon returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Stetson. They raised their three children in Arcadia and Costa Mesa where he worked as a PBX Installer for AT&T.

Shortly after retirement they moved to Clear Lake and owned the Sand Piper Resort, followed by Nice True Value Hardware which they ran with their son Richard until its closing.

Bryan’s interests in community were many, from the Lions and Elks clubs, Volunteer Fire Department, politics and foremost, auto racing with his family.

In 1990, he and Carol became part-time Maui residents to be close to family there. He loved being at his oceanfront condo, watching the surfers from his lanai.

Bryan was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Richard (Rita); daughter, Carol (Randy); sister, Mary; grandchildren, Sara, Sheena, Richard, Wylie, Don and Errol; and six great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the loving staff at Rocky Point Care Facility, Sutter Lakeside Hospital and doctors Maes, Scheidemann and McQuaid.

A celebration of his life with family will take place at a later date to be determined.

Regards may be sent to the family in c/o Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport CA 95453.

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Daniel Russell Woodward of Lakeport, Calif., passed peacefully Sept. 9, 2012, surrounded by his family at the age of 26.

Dan fought a courageous battle with a hereditary liver disease over the last eight years.

Dan is survived by his father, William Woodward of Lakeport; mother, Sandi (John) Jackman of Needles, Calif.; brother Joseph (Christoph) Woodward-Jenkinson of Portland, Ore.; Uncle Joe (Erin) Woodward of Lakeport; Uncle Robert Woodward of Chicago; grandmother, Ethel Rodgers of Santa Rosa, Calif; and numerous cousins and nephews. Dan also leaves behind a very special girlfriend, Christy Schuber.

Dan graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2004 and enjoyed a good game of cards, bowling, fishing, hunting and camping.

Dan’s tremendous strength and courage carried him through these past eight years, but in the end, it was just too much and Dan chose to move on to his next adventure.  

In true Dan fashion, his last three words were, “I love you.”

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Hartley Cemetery.

Dan will be buried next to his special Grandma Bobbie and Grandpa Russ.
For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

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