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Gerald (Gerry) Gettman passed suddenly May 10, 2012, at the age of 72.

He was born April 26, 1940, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Lydia and Abraham Gettman.

His family moved to California when he was 4 years old. They resided in Redwood City, Calif., where Gerry attended and graduated from Sequoia High School in 1958.

He served four years in the Army during the Vietnam War. After the Army he worked for a short while at Mill Cabinet Co. before going to work for United Airlines where he was a mechanic for 28 years.

In 1977 Gerry moved to South San Francisco. In 1989 he married the love of his life and his soulmate, Jo Ann Hart Jones, and became a stepfather to her three boys. Gerry retired from United in 1995 and moved his family to Lakeport.

Along with his wife, Jo Ann, he did a lot of volunteer work for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He was very passionate about the foundation and their work. He also was a member of the Lakeport Elks Lodge No. 2704 and took delight in being their Santa Claus at Christmas.

Gerry was a gentle, caring person who loved his family and loved life. He liked to travel and had seen a lot of the world. He loved sports and was an avid 49ers, Sharks and Giants fan. His true love in sports was car racing and oh, what a fan of Dale Earnhardt Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Jo Ann; his stepson, Mike (Denise) Jones; two grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister, Joyce Eckhardt; sister-in-law, Marilyn Gettman; nieces, Janet (Ron) Gettman, Linda (Gary) Judson, Connie (Dave) Gildersleeve, and Marsha Peterson; nephews, Gary (Cindy) Eckhardt, and Bill (Michelle) Eckhardt; also many great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lydia and Abraham Gettman; brother, James Gettman; brother-in-law, Walter Eckhardt; and stepsons, Matthew Black (1999) and Mark Mullen (2000).

A memorial service will be held at the Lakeport Elk's Lodge, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16, followed by a celebration of Gerry's life and a potluck dinner.

Gerry would prefer donations to one of his favorite charities, either the Matt Black Memorial Scholarship Fund or the National Fallen Firefighters Fund. He was passionate about both.

Matt Black Scholarship Fund Lakeport Fire, 455 N. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453 or National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, or online for the NFFF at .

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or visit ; or contact Jo Ann Gettman, 707-263-3956 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.


Nancy Caroline Hickey (Hennig) passed away May 23, 2012, at St. Helena Hospital.

Born in San Francisco on Aug. 9, 1938, Nancy grew up in Willows, Calif., and graduated from Sacramento State University in 1960.  

A longtime resident of Clearlake, Calif., she was an elementary school teacher for 28 years and taught at Burns Valley and Pomo Elementary schools in the Konocti Unified School District.

Nancy embodied the art of teaching in all aspects of her life. From the students in her classroom and at the piano, to the lessons in strength and perseverance she taught her friends and family, she touched and enriched many lives.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Lloyd R. Hennig and Vera Hennig (Johnson); and her sisterm Susan Dana (Hennig).

She is survived by her brother, Jim Hennig, and sister-in-law, Sue Hinshaw of Longview, Wash.; son, James Hickey, and daughter-in-law, Elena Hickey of Davis, Calif.; son, Robert Hickey, and daughter-in law, Jessica Hickey of Seattle, Wash.; son, Daniel Hickey, and daughter-in law, Shelly Hickey of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Dickson (Hickey), and son-in-law, Jeff Dickson of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held later in the summer when more people can attend.

In lieu of any flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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 .

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