Saturday, 03 June 2023


Evelyn Flaig. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Evelyn Rhae Flaig, age 87, of San Mateo, California, passed peacefully on April 3, 2023, at her home in Lakeport, surrounded by family.

She was born April 24, 1935, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Ray and Marvina Jensen.

The family, including her sister Norma, moved to Indiana in 1942. At the age of 10, she moved to Arizona with her parents.

In 1960, she moved to California, and met the love of her life, Ray Flaig, and they married a few months later on April 29, 1961.

They raised five children in San Mateo and became business owners in Los Altos while welcoming 15 grandchildren.

After retiring to their family vacation home in Lakeport, they added five great-grandchildren to the party.

Over the years, Evelyn enjoyed many hobbies, loved sailing, traveled the world, was PTA president, sold Tupperware and touched many, providing daycare services to neighborhood kids.

She will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; her five children, David (Denise), Michael, Jenny Schmidt (Steve), Curtis (Kelly) and Suzanne Shepard (Jim); 15 grandchildren, Heidi Flaig, Erika Flaig, Kyle McDowell, Chad McDowell, Holden Flaig, Tyler Schmidt (Heather), Zachary Schmidt, Emily McIlhaney (Danny), Brandon Flaig, Paige Flaig, Kayla Flaig, Kyle Parker, Quintin Shepard, Alexis Lleras (Brayan) and Madelynn Shepard; five great-grandchildren, Sean McDowell, Lucy McDowell, Lincoln McDowell, Brooklyn Schmidt and Olivia McIlhaney.

Graveside services were held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto on Monday, April 10.

Donations may be made to her neighborhood HOA for a memorial in her honor: Evelyn Flaig, Lands’ End HOA, P.O. Box 804, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, 707-263-0357, or visit

John Alotta Jr. Courtesy photo.

John Alotta Jr.
Dec. 9, 1939 – April 1, 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — John was born in San Jose to John and Teresa Alotta. He was a 40 year Upper Lake resident.

When he was younger, he worked at his father’s restaurant, which is where he developed his love for cooking.

In October 1967, he married his best friend and the love of his life Marialisa “Lisa” Galletto. Last year they celebrated 55 years together.

John and Lisa opened an Italian restaurant called Alotta‘s in Los Altos. After nine years they decided to close the restaurant and open up a delicatessen which they ran for 36 years also in Los Altos.

Then they moved to Upper Lake and opened Alotta’s Italian restaurant in Capella, and then moved the restaurant to Upper Lake. After seven years they had to retire from the restaurant business due to health issues.

John really loved people. He spent his whole life trying to help others as best he could. He was a kind man and a very patriotic man. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He really loved the American flag. He had 30-plus flags flying on his property. John loved gardening and his flowers, he had a knack for beautiful landscaping and for decorating events that he would cater. He loved animals and photography.

John was a lifelong member of the Grange, the Elks and the Odd Fellows. He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, the American Legion of Lake County, SPCA, Italian Catholic Federation, the USO and the breakfast group that would meet weekly at Robinson Rancheria.

John is survived by his wife, Marialisa Alotta.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, at Chapel of the Lake Mortuary and his service will follow from 1 to 2 p.m.

His burial with full military honors will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 17 at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon.

His hearse will leave from Chapel of Lake at 9:30 a.m. and the procession will go from there to the cemetery in Dixon.

All are welcome.

Care and arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, telephone 707-263-0357,

Betty Ann Fraser. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Our loving Mom, Betty Ann Fraser (nee Young), age 93, passed on to glory on March 16, 2023, attended by family, in her home.

She is predeceased by her husband, Merritt, and brother, Don Young.

Betty served faithfully in her church for many years, as secretary, choir member and Sunday school teacher, to name a few.

She and Dad hosted the small group that would come to be Grace Evangelical Free Church in Kelseyville.

Together with Merritt, she raised three children oriented to service.

She took gracious interest in others, making afghans for as many people as she could, and actively praying for family, friends, and world concerns. The memory books she made with detailed family history and photographs are a family treasure.

Betty is survived by her children, Michael (Sue) Fraser, Ann Robinson and Bruce (Lynn) Fraser; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Jennifer), Gregory and Patrick (Tasha) Fraser, Loren (Lauren) Fraser, Mari Robinson and six great-grandchildren; their dear family include Jean Young, Darrell (Judy) Young, Debbie (Jim) Gilbreth, Carolyn (Skip) Rohner, Diane (Sid) Henderson and Sharon Dillrance.

A memorial celebration of Betty’s life will be held at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 6716 Live Oak Drive, Kelseyville, on Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. with a gathering and refreshments following.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — A memorial service for Matthew Blair Dickert will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Grace Evangelical Free Church 6716 Live Oak Drive in Kelseyville.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Janet and Richard Feiro. Courtesy photo.

Janet Lee Feiro
Sept. 27, 1939 — April 3,2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Janet Lee Anzoli Feiro passed away after a long illness.

She was born in San Francisco, California, and had three sisters Joan, Geri and Judy.

Jan met and married her soul mate, Richard, when they were both 17 years young; in December they celebrated their 66th anniversary.

Jan was a very gentle person with a contagious personality. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.

Her favorite pastime was cross stitch, many of her works adorn the walls of friends and family.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Richard B. Feiro; daughters, Diana Katherine, Laura Ann (Garen), and Jacqueline Lee Feiro; grandchildren, Jennifer, Bryan, Richard, Veronica and Johnny; 5 great grandchildren and sister, Geri.

Private memorial services were held. She will be interred at Veteran's Circle, Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Della May Hoffman. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Della May Hoffman (Coleman), a longtime resident, born and raised in Lake County, passed Tuesday, March 22, 2023.

She was surrounded by three generations of her direct family.

Della passed quietly in the home which she occupied for over 35 years.

Della was a strong, vivacious woman who touched the lives of many people while working in food service positions.

Della is survived by her two direct children, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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