Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Obits

Maynard Arthur. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Retired Command Sergeant Major Maynard Arthur passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Leomia; his daughter, Diana; and a host of relatives.

Maynard was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935.

Maynard served in the Korean War. He served five years with distinction in Vietnam where he earned medals, including the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Six Good Conduct Medals, five Overseas Service Ribbons, Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Honor Medal 2nd Class, Meritorious Unit Commendation with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. Maynard retired from the Army after 23 year of service.

Following his military career, Maynard purchased two Ford dealerships. His success in business can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary. He took pride in the fact that he always left his customers satisfied.

The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest.

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

Cliff Ruzicka. Courtesy photo.


LAKEPORT, Calif. — The family of Clifford D. Ruzicka announced they will hold a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 29.

The service will take place beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 801 N Main St., Lakeport.

Ruzicka died Dec. 17 at age 84.

He was a well-respected local businessman and engineer who designed many projects around Lake County, the North Coast and beyond.

See his full obituary here.

Gail Good. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Gail Dean Good, 88, passed after a long struggle with heart disease at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1933, in Nampa, Idaho, to John and Helen.

He married his beloved partner in life, Willadene “Dee” Davis, 61 years ago.

On Feb. 28, 1950, Gail enlisted into the United States Army and trained as a field wireman, a field and career he would build upon after he was honorably discharged on Feb. 28, 1953.

He earned several accommodation medals while in the service, including the Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korean Accommodation and the Presidential Unit Citation.

After his time serving, he worked for AT&T as a PBX installer for 35 years.

He will be missed by many and was loved by all who met him.

A private celebration of life was held at TnT’s on the Lake, Gail’s favorite place to eat.

Care entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD 311, 115 S. Main St., Lakeport, 707-263-5389, www.jonesmortuarylakeport.com.


Betty Lee Saderlund. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Betty Lee Saderlund passed away May 1, 2021, at the age of 92.

She was born in Nebraska on Sept. 13, 1928, to Vernon and Inez Butterfield.

When Betty was a young girl, her family moved to Southern California. She graduated from Ventura High School.

Betty moved to Lake County in 1965. She spent most of her career working office jobs.

Betty enjoyed tole painting, quilting, bowling and family. She was a member of the Kelseyville Lioness and American Legion Auxiliary.

Betty was a kind and loving wife, mother, stepmother and Nana.

Betty leaves behind four stepchildren, Floyd Jr. “Skip” (Mariani) Saderlund, Kenneth “Ken” Saderlund, Marilyn Saderlund and Susan “Tami” Saderlund as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, Floyd; children, Diane Watson and Robert Watson; and stepdaughter, Linda Rice.

Graveside service will be held at Kelseyville Cemetery on Monday, May 24, at 1 p.m.

Donations may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 682, Kelseyville, CA 95451.

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

Raelynn Allen Ricketts, age 69, of Santa Rosa, California, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in her home in Santa Rosa.

Funeral service will be held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park on Saturday, May 22.

Raelynn Ricketts was born in Fort Bragg, California, to Rosalyn and Donald Evans on Jan. 18, 1952.

She went to high school at Montgomery High and graduated in 1970.

She enjoyed the great outdoors, loved her pets, and never met a child she didn’t love and look out for.

Raelynn is survived by her two sons, Kenny and Shanti; six grandchildren, Talis, Taj, Zain, Wyatt, Dylan and Maggie; her brothers, Richard and Andy; and her sister, Betty.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Ricketts; brother-in-law, John; and her parents, Donald and Rosalyn Evans.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the residents of Santa Rosa and Clearlake, California, who helped make Raelynn’s life the best it could be. Thank you.

Bertha Davis. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Bertha J. Davis, 82, our beloved mother and friend, passed on May 3, 2021, at her home in Kelseyville.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1938, in Selma, California, to Earl and Veder Roper.

She was a part of many students’ lives in the Kelseyville Unified School District for over 20 years.

She was also a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 194 and curator of BJ’s House of Santas.

Bertha is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Mike) Merchant of Coos Bay, Oregon; her sons, Tommy (Jamie) Davis and Larry (Denise) Davis; and her legacy will carry on through her 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Bobby Davis; daughter, Barbara Davis; and son, Earl Davis.

Burial services will be privately held at Kelseyville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks, and Bertha would prefer you to make memorial donations American Legion Auxiliary Post 194, P.O. Box 411, Kelseyville, CA. 95451.

Care entrusted to Jones Mortuary FD 311, 115 S. Main St., Lakeport, 707-263-5389, www.jonesmortuarylakeport.com.

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