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Longtime Lake County resident Sally June Davis McKinster Bauer passed away early Tuesday, June 19, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her longtime partner, Ivan Lubich of Lakeport, her five children, Holly Bardwell of Kelseyville; Kyle McKinster of Everett, Wash;  Erik McKinster of Lawton, Okla; Brad McKinster of Lakeport; and Tyson McKinster of Elk Grove, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; her sister, Cyndy Sulots of Texas; as well as nieces, cousins and many friends who loved her.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Davis and June Green, and sister, Judie Davis Hodson, who she loved very, very much.

Sally worked for many years as a waitress and bartender on the Mendocino Coast as well as in Lakeport, also as a Travel Agent at Cheap Tickets and was always willing to listen.  

She was full of love and laughter and always put her children first. She was deeply loved and will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

All those who knew and loved Sally are invited to come.

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

Rosemary Irene Everhart (Ricki) was born in Placerville, Calif., on February 5, 1942, and passed away in Santa Rosa June 18, 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Oliver better known as "Ollie," and her son, Ryan James Zucca of Sacramento.

She also is survived by numerous relatives in Lake County, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Services are private.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes, Lakeport, Calif.

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 .

July 26, 1928 - June 19, 2012

William Ward lived in Lucerne all of his life.

He served in the Korean War and was a heavy equipment operator.

Survived by children Charwin Ward, Sharon Leuzinger and Nadine (Bob) Strauss, and grandchildren.

Per his wishes there will be no services.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport, Calif.

James “Jiggs” Carreker Sr. went to be with the Lord on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nellie Joy Carreker and son, Tommy Lynn Carreker.

He leaves behind his daughter, Lois Galloway; sons, James Carreker Jr. and Rodney Carreker; and Tommy Lynns widow, Loretta; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Jiggs, as he was known, loved to bake pies, cakes and bread to give to friends and acquaintances and for many years repaired bicycles to give away at Christmas.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be at the Clearlake Church of the Nazarene, Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

The funeral service begins at 11 a.m.

For further information contact Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 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.

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