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God welcomed our little girl Emma Rose Guardino into heaven June 13, 2012.

Her memorial is Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

Join us to remember our perfect angel.

Anthony Guardino and Amanda Conley.

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

William V. Mooney of Lucerne passed away in the comfort of his home on June 13, 2012. He was a valued police officer for the Lakeport Police Department for 16 years.

He leaves his wife, Eva, and many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones Mortuary, Lakeport, Calif. To sign the online guestbook, please visit .


Diane Klier-Malley was born Aug. 1, 1950 and passed away peacefully at her residence in Blue Lakes June 1, 2012, at the age of 61.

Her family founded and developed the small resort community of Blue Lakes, including the Blue Lakes Lodge.  

Diane graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1968, then went on to graduate from Sonoma State University with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and multiple subject teaching credential.  

A lifelong resident of Lake County, Diane dedicated her life to educating the youth of Lake and Mendocino counties.

Diane was a teacher in Lakeport for 12 years, after which she taught 11 years in THE Ukiah Unified School District. She retired in 2010 from Calpella Elementary School.  

Since her retirement she continued her contribution to education by substitute teaching and helping in her granddaughter's classroom at Upper Lake Elementary.  

During her years in education she touched many lives and will be remembered for the positive impact she made on both her students and colleagues.  

Diane loved reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with her dogs and cats. Diane's greatest love was her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Irwin and Joanne D'Albert, and her first husband, Walter Klier.

She is survived by her two sons, Christian (Janice) Klier and Nathan (Katherine) Klier. She is also survived by her husband of 22 years, Tom Malley, and stepsons, Paul (Margaret) Malley, Eric Malley, and stepdaughter, Sherri Malley.  

She sadly leaves behind five granddaughters, Paris Klier, Portia Klier, Lily Klier, Kailani Malley and Abbigael Malley.

Diane lived a life of joy, surrounding herself with family, friends and pets that all loved her. The impact she made on those who knew her is immeasurable. Her family, friends, and the entire community will forever mourn the loss of such a wonderful, giving, beautiful spirit.

Anyone who would like to make a donation in her name, please give to your local SPCA to honor her love for animals.

Services will be held at Chapel of the Lakes on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 1 p.m.

There will be a memorial to celebrate her life afterwards at the Blue Lakes Lodge for close friends and family.

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

Jim Coomes, longtime Clearlake Oaks resident, passed away on May 2, 2012, at St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park. He was 76 years old.

Jim is survived by a brother, Larry Coomes of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Charlotte”Chug” Coomes. “Chug” was a resident of Clearlake.

Jim was born in Sheldon, IA, on April 4, 1936, and graduated from high school in 1954. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Dakota and an MSW from the University of Denver.

Jim worked many years for the City of Denver in the welfare department setting up grants and working in communities around the country on behalf of people.

In 1968 Jim moved to Southern California where he completed a three year course in the theological field. In the mid seventies he moved to Marin County where he again worked in social services, which he loved.

In 1985 Jim moved to Lake County and became the first family consultant for Redwood Caregiver Resource Center, a new state-funded program for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive brain impairments.

In 1991 Jim went to work for the Home Health Department of Redbud Hospital, where he worked until his retirement. During this time, he received the employee of the year.

Jim worked for many community organizations as a volunteer and was instrumental in starting the HIV clinic in Lake County as well as the sheriff’s program, “You Are Not Alone.”

His passion was his love of music and he readily shared it with everyone, including the annual “Celebration of Light” for Hospice each year, nursing homes, and local churches as well as other celebration. He was a member of Galilee Lutheran Church in Kelseyville.

Lake County is a better place because Jim lived here and helped so many people. He will be missed by his many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at Galilee Lutheran Church, 8860 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville, Calif., on June 17, 2012, at 3 p.m. A reception will be held after the service in the community center.


Freeman Haas, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2012, at his Lower Lake, Calif., home of brain cancer.

Freeman was born in Hanna, Okla., on Sept. 17, 1921. Freeman and his family moved to Southern California when freeman was a youngster.

Freeman had four children, Woody and Carl with his first wife, and Koni and Gregory (Randy) with his wife Rubye of 64 years.

Freeman was a simple man with a great sense of humor. He thought that any and everything could be fixed with bailing wire, but was a very wise business man.

Freeman owned his own crane business in the Bay Area for many years.

In 1950 he became a Mason; he played an instrumental role in starting the Eastern Star chapter in the Bay Area. For years he was heavily involved in the Masons, Eastern Star and Shriners.

Freeman had a strong love for horses. In the 1970s he started up the Bay Area Pinto Horseman’s association where he showed and placed many prized horses.

Freeman was preceded in death by his son, Woody Haas; wife, Rubye Haas; and daughter Koni Frew.

Freeman is survived by his two sons, Gregory (Randy) Haas of Lower Lake and Carl Haas of Southern California; his grandson, Mike Haas and his wife Barbara of Kelseyville; grandsons, Freeman and Phillip Haas of Southern California; granddaughters, Regina, Dee Dee and Moriah of the Bay Area; grandchildren, Kasey, John, Krystal and Jennifer of Lower Lake; great-grandson, Zachary of Kelseyville; and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren in other states.

Freeman will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 6890 South Center Drive Clearlake, Calif. An hour of visitation will occur beforehand at 10 a.m.

Freeman entrusted his arrangements to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., or 707-994-6417.


Lora Tell, Lakeport resident and co-owner of the Edgewater Resort in Kelseyville, Calif., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. She was 57 years old.

Lora is survived by her business partner, Sandra West, and her life partner, Kathy Keys, both of Kelseyville, and many good friends.

Lora is also survived by one cousin, Linda [husband, Jan] in Sacramento, and four cousins, Rhonda, Joyce [husband, Mitch], Anita and Neil, and an aunt and uncle all living on the East Coast.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Terry Tell, and her sister, Nora.

Lora graduated from Radford University in Virginia in 1978, and worked as a physical education instructor before moving to San Francisco in 1980 where she worked in telecommunications. Lora and Sandra met in 1989 and together they purchased the Edgewater Resort in 1996.  

Born on March 31, 1955, Lora grew up on Long Island, New York.

Her father, Sam Tell owned the first Sea Ray boat franchise in the United States. She grew up helping her father around the dock and it became her lifelong passion.

Lora loved boating and being in and around the water. If it involved a dog, a boat and a sunny day, Lora was always up for some fun.

She loved to play the curmudgeon, but with a twinkle in her eye and a heart of gold. That twinkle and her big heart will be greatly missed by her friends and family, and every dog she ever met.

Lora will be buried in the Mount Ararat Jewish Cemetery on Long Island, New York on June 7, 2012.  A private celebration of her life will be held at the resort.

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