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Lillian Nylander died June 25, 2010. Courtesy photo.


On Friday, June 25, 2010, Lillian Nylander, a longtime resident of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., passed away from complications of lymphoma cancer.

Her three children – Stan, Mike and Kathy – and four grandchildren – Travis, Nick, Jessie and Terra – survive her.

She was a wonderful caring mother, wife and the best grandmother ever. She loved her family, Giants baseball, beautiful flowers, sewing and Hawaii. Many will miss her.

There will be a memorial service for Lillian on Friday, July 9, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Clearlake Oaks at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Make checks out to LLS and mail to: 9150 Chesapeake Drive Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123.

Or visit Lillian’s Web page

A celebration of life will be held for June Murray on Friday, July 2, 2010. Courtesy photo.



KELSEYVILLE – Friends of the late June Murray are invited to join family members in a celebration of her life on Friday, July 2.

The celebration will be held at Riviera Heights Clubhouse at 2 p.m.

Dress is casual and refreshments will be served. The Riviera Heights Clubhouse is located at 3040 Riviera Heights Drive, off Soda Bay Road.

June Murray was a 17-year resident of Clear Lake Riviera.

Mary E. Williams, 89, of Treasure Coast, Fla., formally of Sutton, WV, died June 2, 2010, at Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1920, in Hanford, Calif., to the late Kenneth Huntington and Elizabeth Fern Richardson Whitefield.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, Fla. She and her late husband of 62 years, Lester W. Williams, raised their family in Sutton, and founded Williams Wood Products and Les Williams Marina before moving to the Treasure Coast area in 1972.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Lester Lee Williams.

Surviving her are sons and daughter-in-laws Kenneth and Shirley Williams of Hobe Sound, Fla.; Stephen and Joanna Williams of East Bank, WV; her daughter; Cheryl Houghton of Gassaway, WV.; her sister; Lila and husband David Lewis of Upper Lake, Calif.; four grandchildren; and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Green-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial followed the service in the Sutton Cemetery.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society 301 RHL Blvd. Suite 6 & 7 Charleston, WV 25309.

James Dyment, 55, of Hidden Valley Lake, died June 25, 2010.

Mr. Dyment was born in Newport Beach, Calif. He graduated from high school and later served in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 1977.

He worked for many years at Agilent Technologies Inc. in San Jose and most recently in Santa Rosa.

Jim moved with his son to Hidden Valley Lake in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Anong, and his son, Michael Mann, son of Amber Mann.

Jim enjoyed golf, motorcycles and traveling. He will be missed greatly by his family and everyone who knew him.

A memorial and celebration of his life will be held on July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Bennett Valley Golf Course Clubhouse in Santa Rosa with lunch following.

Clyde Morrow died June 16, 2010, at the age of 76. Courtesy photo.


Clyde Aldo Morrow, 76, passed away June 16, 2010, at his home in Upper Lake, after a short illness.

Clyde was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Jay, Okla. He was the second oldest of four children.

In 1946, he moved to Lake County with his parents and brothers. Clyde graduated from Upper Lake High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1962 and the United States Coast Guard Reserve from 1971 to 1987. He was proud of his service to his country.

On June 1, 1960 he married Martha Rae Lane, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They lived in Upper Lake and had three children.

Clyde was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic for Caltrans and retired after 31 years of service. There was nothing he couldn’t fix and he passed this knowledge and gift on to his son, Dan.

During his retired years, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow, surfing the Internet and gardening.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Martha, and three children: Dan Morrow, of Upper Lake, Calif.; Lisa (Matt) Fronsman, of Lakeport, Calif; and Mary (TJ) Maxwell, also of Upper Lake.

Additionally he is survived by his three grandchildren, Shannon Fronsman, and Amanda and Daniel Maxwell. He is further survived by his brother Ray (Cris) Morrow of Upper Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Morrow, and his mother and father, Sidney and Lola Morrow.

A potluck memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at his home, located at 885 E. Highway 20, Upper Lake. All are welcome to come and share laughs and stories of this most beloved man. A tree will be planted in his honor.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Hospice Services of Lake County, 1701 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453.

Franklin Toney Jr. died on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at age 44. Courtesy photo.

A gift from God arrived to bless the world on July 6, 1965, and was given the name Franklin Toney. It is with deep, heartfelt sadness that his family announces that Frank Toney, 44, of Clearlake Oaks, was suddenly stolen from us on May 30. We are all shocked and in disbelief that we will no longer see his smiling face – and those of you who know him remember him best by his big smile! And what a great smile it was ... warm, friendly, true and real. Frank truly loved people and you just knew it by his radiant smile.


There are literally hundreds of people who know and mourn the loss of Frank in our lives. Frank's list of friends would take volumes to write, so we will only list his family here. Please know, you are special and you are not forgotten.


The list includes, but is not limited to: Frank's pride and joy, his beloved son Parker James Toney, who turned 7 last Friday, May 28; his partner, best friend and love, Janet Folmar and her son Dylan Hill, age 7; mom, Sue Burton, stepdad Jim Burton and father Frank Toney Sr., all of Clearlake Oaks; sister, Lynette Toney; brother, Duane Toney and wife Leticia; stepbrother, Tony Burton and wife, Cindy; half-sister Ilene Toney; nephews, Michael and Izzac Toney; nieces, Clorisse, Angelina, Susan Nicole and Lilliana Toney; aunts and uncles, Pat Pirtle, Don and Roberta Williams, Ralph and Yvonne Williams, Loretta Salvato-Williams, Nancy Williams, Robert and Louise Caver, Betty and Chris Holman, Jim and Pat Toney, Phyllis Toney, and Carl and Mary Burton; plus many cousins and even more friends.


Frank has worked as a Clearlake Oaks volunteer firefighter since age 16, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighter, Redwood Empire Life Support ambulance paramedic, Homestake Mining Co. heavy equipment operator, various other jobs, and most recently with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as a maintenance operator 1 for the past five years. Frank also served as a water board member to ensure the quality of water safety and to keep water rates affordable for his community. Frank was a member of the Clearlake Oaks and Legion Moose since age 21.


Frank's spirit touches lives and will continue to through the good will he performed in our community and millions of random acts of kindness that he gave us. Frank is a blessing to his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers and the Lake County community-at-large for his big heart and generosity. To say he will be missed does not give adequate tribute nor justice to this fine man who was so quickly taken from us. Frank will forever live on through us. May we all see him as the shining example he is and live our lives accordingly. May God bless our wonderful Frankie. We know you are in Heaven.


You may bid farewell to Frank this Friday, June 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jones & Lewis Mortuary in Lower Lake. There will be a memorial procession beginning at Northshore Fire Protection District's Clearlake Oaks Fire Station at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, proceeding to the memorial ceremony at the Lower Lake High School Gymnasium – where Frank graduated in 1983 – at 1 p.m. Following the memorial ceremony, the memorial procession will continue to the Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge at the “Y” at Highways 20 and 53.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the trust fund set up at Westamerica Bank in Clearlake for Frank's 7-year-old son Parker James Toney, who also lost his mother Karen Tucker just eight short months ago.

Donations also be made in Frank's memory through the California Transportation Fund Assistance Fund, with all the proceeds going to his family. Checks should note “Toney” in the memo line and be mailed to CTF, P.O. Box 160534, Sacramento, CA 95816.

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