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Jon Raymund Brudvig passed away on May 15, 2012, in Clearlake Oaks.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 17 years, Marlene; his children, Brandi, Kim and Donnie; step-children, Ronda and Richard; sister, Nicki; nephews, Damon and Wayne; as well as numerous grandchildren and friends.

He also leaves behind his dogs (who he greatly enjoyed), Hambone and Freda, and cat, Anakin.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Jon's family requests any donations be made to your local ASPCA in his name.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Michael Trent Moore, 73, of Clearlake, Calif., died Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. Helena Hospital.

Michael was born on Jan. 9, 1939, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Wilbur Wilton Moore and Loretta Strait.

Michael was a video tech for more than 20 years in Los Angeles before moving to Lake County. He and his wife Joan Moore enjoyed their Videos 4 U rental business where he made many of his lifelong friends.

His favorite hobbies in life were weightlifting, gardening, jewelry making and reading. He was a great thinker, and could travel in conversation with anyone. His favorite topic was politics.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joan Moore; sisters, Mary Williams of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  Melody Price of Zionsville, Ind., and Diana Messmer of Indianapolis, Ind.; and brother James Moore of Indiana.

He had two children, Michael Moore of Apex, North Carolina, and Rebecca Cadler of Anaheim Hills, Calif; and four grandchildren.

Services are private.

He will be truly missed by his family and friends.


Susan passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2012.  

She was born March 22, 1926, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Ellis Dunsmore and Irene Alma Williams.  

She is survived by her son, Steven Frigge, and his wife, Jennifer, of Lower Lake, Calif.; daughter, Carol Lemon and husband, Mike, of Middletown, Calif.; grandchildren, Heather and John Scoggins, Nicole and Kimberly Lemon, Nicholas and Nathan Frigge, and Robert, Martin, Jason, Holly and Justin Summers; numerous great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dolores and Kathryn.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Clifford Frigge, and her son, Robert Casey Summers.  

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Calif.


Raymonde Yvonne Marigo, known as Meme to her Lakeport family and friends, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Meme was born on Dec. 8, 1930, in Toulouse, France.

She met and then married the late Noel Marigo in France in 1958. The newlywed couple then immigrated to Canada where she learned to speak English by listening in on the telephone's party line, watching TV in English and struggling through reading the newspaper. She was very determined.

In Canada, she also learned to drive. Later in 1960, they immigrated to the United States.

With her husband already a naturalized American citizen, Meme proudly became an American citizen in 1980.

Meme loved to garden and she never met a shrub that didn't need trimming. As a young woman in France Meme apprenticed as a seamstress, therefore she sewed all her daughters' clothes, the curtains for the home and later even took a class and learned to reupholster her own furniture.

She had a quiet sense of adventure which led her to the local senior center where she participated in the exercise classes and went on trips.

One very memorable trip in 1987 was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge where she walked across the bridge with tens of thousands of others. She went
about life with nary a complaint, right to the end.

Meme is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Marigo (Sergio Chavez) and Nadine Marigo. She was the proud grandmother of David (Gabriela) Chavez, Nicolas (Tiffany) Chavez and Monica Chavez.

She was an even prouder great-grandmother to her great-grandson Rio and his sister Luca, born just

after her death. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved to hear her talk in her  beautiful French accent.

Per Meme's wishes, there will not be a formal memorial service. She was never a woman to draw attention to herself. Instead her family invites all those who wish to celebrate Meme's life to join them on Saturday, June 6, 6 p.m., at Rancho de la Fuente in Lakeport.



Bethany Angel Vogel, 33, born Oct. 27, 1978, in Klamath Falls, Ore., went to be with the Lord May 4, 2012, in Cobb Mountain, Calif.

Bethany's passion was working with special needs children and she was enrolled at Yuba City College, Clearlake Campus in Clearlake, Calif., where there is a scholarship fund set up in her memory for Early Childhood Education.

Bethany is survived by the lights of her life, her nephews and nieces, Teagen Oliver, Joscelyn and Jonathon Koffler, Sara Rowe, and Carson and Sterling Deshong.

She also is survived by her mother, Marcie Colas; father, Derek Vogel (Kami Huston); brother, David (Anna) and sister, Kristine (Charles) Koffler; grandmother, Dorol Forney; grandfather, Leon (Edith) Colas; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as special friends, Sabrina, Emelie and her daughter, Elizabeth.

Bethany was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert Vogel and Gwen Vogel (Craig) Smith.

Memorial services for Bethany will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Hidden Valley Community Church, 18160 Spruce Road Ext., Hidden Valley Lake, CA.

The family prefers donations in memory of Bethany to the Bethany Vogel Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund, payable to Yuba College, Memo Bethany ECE, 15880 Dam Rd., Clearlake, CA 95422 or Lake Family Resource Freedom House, 5350 Main St., Kelseyville, CA 95451.

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

Christy Pells passed into the kingdom of heaven, to the room that Jesus has prepared for her in His Father’s house a little after midnight on May 9 after what seems a whirlwind battle with cancer that began in February, 2012 … She was 56.

Born in 1955, Christina Anne Williams to Ralph B Williams and Marjorie (Stalker) Williams in Poughkeepsie New York. She is a U.S. Marine Corps wife who raised our son and managed our household alone all too often as my duties took me away – including to both the exotic Cuba and the land of the morning calm, Korea.

Though she studied nursing and became an LPN, she spent her life chasing me, her Marine husband, around the world including honeymooning in Cyprus; our first anniversary in Monterey, Calif.; giving us William (our Sasquatch and much beloved son) in Scotland and, of course, a little time on the beaches of Hawaii before we settled in northern California, first in the Napa Valley and then Clearlake.

Professionally, she turned to serving others through the banking and financial industry – ultimately building and running her own book keeping service for a time before devoting herself full time to her passion for helping others through her advocacy work, dog and horse adoption and a huge heart that rarely accepted no for an answer.

Personally, her proudest accomplishments – which always brought the most joy to her days and the biggest smiles to her face – is really all about two people: her baby boy Willy – who stood tall and ignored his own pain to help me get through this from day one; and his daughter, Christy’s oh-so-precious grand-baby, Sydney – to whom Christy is “Nana,” as she was too young to be grandma – and who displayed grace and courage far beyond her 10 years, helping tend to her fading Nana and giving her Papa many spontaneous hugs when I need them the most.

Both, like her husband – Garry – already miss her profoundly … like the air we breath and the water we drink …

She is also loved and missed by her sister Diana,  who arrived in time to see her off and remained to help me through the toughest days; as well as her mom, her Aunt Kay and Cousin Lance, who drove from Reno and joined us at Christy’s side; her Aunt Bet and Uncle Richard and many more.

And my family, especially my sister Patti whose help at Christy’s bedside was immeasurable when Christy and I needed her the most … and continues today as well as my Aunt Jo whose wise counsel, love and support has meant more to me than she knows.

Christy is also loved and missed by her non-traditional family that includes:

“Will’s boys” – our son’s many friends who, from their teen years to today, always knew she’d make sure they were very well fed and taken care of – and sometimes even before she’d get on them about this and that, keeping them on the straight path, at least as she saw it; Brian and Andy from the past, Steve and Skyler today.

Our dear friend Carl, in whom Christy’s passion for tide pools, hummingbirds and advocacy blossomed.

Her many Clearlake friends including Sue and Rusty and Tammy.

And, of course, her adopted golden boy, Roscoe; her baby girl, Jazzie; her cats, Layla and Garfield; and her beloved horses, Jewel, Rebel and O’Teaka. All were adopted, most with special needs and each and every one finding a special place in Christy’s heart.

Her love and passion was always for helping others; her plate always overflowing with errands and tasks, mostly for others and, only when and if she had time, for herself.  We could depend on her to be late for everything because she never had enough time to complete her days work for others – though that would not deter her from adding one more thing for someone else as the need arose.

Only through the grace of a loving and merciful God and with the blessing of very special friends, our son Will and I saw her from the hospital to her home where she spent her last hours – away from the tubes and needles and pain and into the embrace of her family and friends, many of her beloved pets and a loving God.

She slipped peacefully away, made her last inspection tour of the house and joined her dad, Uncle Thomas and friend Bobby in heaven.

God is good, all the time, no matter what.

Very special thanks to fellow Marines Chris (w/out whom I don’t know what I would have done) and Kevin (there when I needed an ear… or a shoulder…) I love you both.

As per her wishes, we are planning a celebration of Christy’s life in an informal gathering on the southeast shore of Clearlake in Austin Park at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Final arrangements are pending confirmation though she’ll be pissed if they do NOT include good food and much laughter.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kelseyville Fire Department in Kelseyville, Calif., or to your local fire department or to support cancer research. I got the feeling that what was so special to me was part of Kelseyville Fire Department’s normal tour of duty – and probably is for yours as well.

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