Saturday, 04 February 2023


Roger Hue De Laroque. Courtesy photo.

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. — Roger Hue De Laroque of Clearlake Oaks peacefully passed on Thursday Oct. 6, 2022, at home. He was 64.

He was born on May 23,1958, in Normandy, France.

He married Sandy Grabach and together they have nine children: sons, Pascal, Timmy, Bryan, Rene, Alexander, Christopher and David; and daughters, Cheyenne and Dallas. They have three grandchildren and one on the way.

He was in a band,Monsieur Musik Et Hilantide in France, where he played the guitar. He also owned a restaurant in France.

Here he owned a store where he sold quads, dirt bikes, ATVs, a grocery store named after his son Pascal, Pascal's Best Deals, and HDL FARM and Bakery.

Roger would go to farmers markets with the French bread, pastries, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, jams, and mustards he created.

He had a great passion for his family, friends, and the work he did. He was the most loving man anyone could ever know. He could light up a room with his smile and laugh.

He will be greatly missed and is loved very deeply.

His funeral service has been organized by Chapel of The Lakes Mortuary. The viewing is on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St. in Lakeport.

The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., 801 N. Main St., Lakeport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for Roger Hue De Laroque to Sandy Hue De Laroque or Gofundme.

William Chase Rowe. Courtesy photo.

William Chase Rowe
July 26, 2005 to Oct. 10, 2022

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Chase's bright and loving light is missed by all.

Chase is survived by his mother, April Lynn Painchaud and step-father, Donald Schleif; his father, WIlliam "Billy" and step-mother, Kealani Rowe; sister, Selena Marie Hale and brother-in-law, Paul Nyholm; step-brother, Allyn Schleif and his girlfriend, Trista Rose Ales; grandmother, Susan Painchaud and grandfather, Sean Nugent; grandmother, Janet Mabray (Rowe) and grandfather, Shannon Mabray; aunts, Sherri and Leighann Painchaud; aunt, Dawn Painchaud and uncle, Noah Vanhoose; aunt, Jessica (Rowe) and uncle, Raymond Wilson; cousins, David Morales III and Lidia Guerrero, Gabriella Egger. Nathaniel, Michael and Owen Saenz, Christopher, Matthew and Hannah Wilson, Noah Jr. and Mark Vanhoose; second-cousins, David Morales IV, Hunter and Neveah Wilson; and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

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

Marion Quitiquit. Courtesy photo.

Marion Claro Quitiquit Sr.
June 15, 1941, to Oct. 5, 2022

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Marion Claro Quitiquit Sr. was born June 15, 1941, in Upper Lake, California to Claro Quitiquit and Marie Boggs Quitiquit.

He passed peacefully at his home in Lucerne, California, on Oct. 5, 2022, following a courageous fight against cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dora Quitiquit; son, Marion Quitiquit Jr. (Maryann); and stepsons, Michael Martinez (Morgan), Brian Martinez, Phillip Alorro (Yolanda) and Kathy Alorro.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters and their spouses, Steve Quitiquit (Nina) and Godfrey Quitiquit (Nancy) of Cortland, California, Wanda Quitiquit, Robert Quitiquit, Lalaine Bouncristiani, Irenia Quitiquit (Chris) all of Nice, California, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Meyo Maruffo (Randy) of Upper Lake.

Marion was an Elder at Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California. He served on the Tribal Business Council from 2004 to 2005 and participated in activities of the Tribal Elders for many years.

Marion left Lake County as a child with his parents and siblings; he was raised on the Delta Islands in San Joaquin County. He attended local schools including Tracy High School. He joined the Marine Corps in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1964.

He began working for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in 1968, where he worked as a gas construction welder. His duties included training new welders and supervising as needed. Marion completed projects throughout California in his 38 years with the company. He retired in 2006.

Marion and Dora moved to Lake County in 2002. He enjoyed gardening and planted a large garden each spring. He would share fruit and vegetables with his family and neighbors.

Marion was an excellent cook. He made dishes from many different cultures. He enjoyed making new dishes and would often change recipes, adding fresh vegetables and different spices to make the dish his own.

He also repaired or improved boats and cars. He enjoyed boating and fishing, often accompanied by his wife. He also enjoyed hunting although he didn’t do much hunting after moving to Lake County.

Marion was known as a no-nonsense man who could easily express his ideas, opinions and concerns.

He was well respected and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Chapel of the Lakes in Lakeport is handling his final arrangements.

A celebration of life will be held at the Chapel of the Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning with the viewing at 1 p.m. and followed by the sermon at 3 p.m.

Bobbie Jo Baken. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Bobbie Jo Baken, born Bobbie Jo Michael, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 4, 2022, at the age of 72.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia and Father Robert Michael.

Bobbie was a resident of Kelseyville for the last 44 years.

She is survived by her husband of 52-plus years, Jack Walter Baken; and daughters, Melanie Barrick (John), Danelle Rogers (Shawn) and Nicolette Keithly (David).

She also leaves her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Dylan Welsh, Logan Barrick, Tristan Welsh, Brock Barrick, Morgan Rogers and Josie Keithly; her sisters and sisters-in-law, Mary, Patty, Jackie, Marilyn and Barbara; along with many cherished nieces and nephews.

Bobbie was a licensed psychiatric technician at Agnew and Sonoma State hospitals before moving to Lake County.

Upon the move, Bobbie took time off to raise her children before being employed at the Kelseyville Unified School District as a bus driver and custodian in 1984 (while continuing to hold her psych tech license until she was 50).

Bobbie also helped at Danelle's Daycare, and enjoyed “her kids” on the bus and at the daycare, which gave her the nickname “Grandma Bobbie.”

Bobbie retired from the school district in 2015 to pursue full-time Grandma status, and continued assisting with daycare. She loved watching the kids grow, and enjoyed time with them and their families.

Bobbie was a “Navy brat” and moved many times as a child. She attended James Lick High School for three years, and then graduated from Sonoma High School in 1968. She played violin in the orchestra and as an adult was fluent in guitar, as well as a beautiful singer.

Her home in Lake County is where she grew roots. She was involved in Clear Lake Horseman, an advisor for Clear Lake Junior Horseman, leader of mounted Search And Rescue, as well as a founder and active member of Hooves and Wheels. She also served as a union representative for the Kelseyville Unified School District.

Bobbie had a passion for her family that everyone could see. She doted over her children and grandchildren, and made every football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer game as well as rodeos, gymkhanas, camping trips, field trips or performances, regardless of how she was feeling.

She and Jack were able to go on some great vacations, including her dream trip to Belize a few years back, where she did zip lining and rode horses through the jungle.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

There will be a celebration of life for Bobbie on Nov. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at 7771 Browser Lane in Kelseyville.

Florine Phillips. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Florine Evelyn (Winters) Phillips, 85 years old, passed away on Sept. 25, 2022, after experiencing numerous health complications.

She was survived by her partner, Stephen Nicholls of Lakeport; and three children, daughters, Peggy Innes of Kelseyville, Micki (Innes) Boyd of Richmond, Virginia, and son, Michael Innes of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Florine is fondly remembered by her three grandchildren, Brian Boyd, Jeffrey Boyd and Melissa (Innes) Al’Emoosh, and six great-grandchildren.

Florine was also survived by her two sisters, Jean (Winters) Aaker and brother-in-law Leslie Aaker Sr., and Linda (Winters) Gotshalk and brother-in-law, Len Gotshalk.

Florine was born on Nov. 17, 1936, in Broadwater, Nebraska and later moved to a family farm in Reddington, Nebraska after her parents were granted the property in the “New Deal” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In the summer of 1948, the family moved to Lakeport, California where Florine attended school at Lakeport Unified School District.

Florine was no stranger to hard work. In her teen years, Florine began working at Herrschners in Lakeport. After this, Florine started working with her former husband, Don Phillips at Phillips Paint and Body Shop.

Later, Florine split her work week between working for Dr. Donald Browning, M.D. and the Lakeport Drug Store, where she worked for 30 years.

Her final years were spent working at Northlake Pharmacy in Lakeport.

People who knew Florine will remember her quick wit, her love of animals and her contagious laugh, and most of all her love of family!

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

Private family services will be held graveside at Hartley Cemetery TBD.

Ola Mae Bills. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Ola Mae Bills passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 23, 2022.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1931, in Plant City, Florida. She was born to parents Walter Hiott and Audrey Binkley.

Ola migrated to Northern California, where she attended Richmond High School and met and married her husband of 60 years, Davy Lee Bills Sr.

Together they had five children, Sandy Reza (Danny) of Arizona, Kathleen Solway (Tom) of Vallejo, Denny Horne (Donald) of Lakeport, Davy Bills Jr (Debbie) of Nice and Cindy Coppa (James) of Lakeport.

Ola was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

While living in the Bay Area, Ola was employed at Cutter Lab for 35 years. While working a full-time job and raising her family, she earned a business degree from San Francisco University.

After spending many summers in Lake County, Ola and Davy made it their permanent home in 1978.

Ola’s passion for travel and business sense made her an avid partner at Quistgard Travel in Lucerne until she retired.

Once retired, Ola was able to travel all over the world as far as China, Egypt, Africa and Israel, just to name a few.

Ola inspired her family by her undying devotion for her loved ones and her enormous generosity.

Ola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Davy Sr.; daughter, Kathleen; son, Davy Jr.; granddaughter, Evonne; and brother, Arlin.

Ola is survived by her sister, Sharon Turner of Anchorage, Alaska.

A celebration of life for Ola will be held at a later date.

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