Monday, 30 November 2020


Caroline Wooldridge. Courtesy photo.

Caroline Joy Gatton Wooldridge
March 22, 1927 - Sept. 8, 2020

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Joy Gatton Wooldridge passed away on Sept. 8, 2020, in Lakeport.

She is survived by her brother, Howard Barker; sister, Linda Walker-Hoover; and three children, Donald Gatton, Kathleen Prather and Patsy Huggins.

She has eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Joy was a lifetime member of Eastern Star and numerous other organizations. She loved sewing, painting, reading, traveling and music.

Joy will be missed by family and friends.

She requested no service.

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

Phyllis “Kat" Anderson. Courtesy photo.

Phyllis ‘Kat’ Anderson
March 26, 1958 - July 18, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Phyllis "Kat" Anderson was born in Lakeport to Howard McCoy and Delphine McCloud.

She was a member of the Big Valley Tribe, and she lived in Lake County all of her life.

She raised two girls, Sheila and Sabrina.

She leaves behind her husband, Herb; her girls; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Kat” was a loving sister, mother, friend and companion. She is sorely missed and very

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

David "Bud" Allan Perry. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – David "Bud" Allan Perry was born on March 2, 1925, to David A. Perry and Marie Ellen Brotherton-Perry in Duluth, Minnesota.

He passed peacefully at home on Aug. 26, 2020, with his family at his bedside.

At 17 years young, he joined the U.S. Navy and was a seaman on the destroyer U.S.S. Mullany for the duration of World War II. The ship took a direct hit from a Japanese Kamikaze airplane which eventually caused the captain to order an abandon ship. Hours later the ship was still afloat so it was boarded by “Bud” and a skeleton crew. They managed to get one boiler functioning and limped into a safe harbor.

David owned a small lumber company in Pacifica, California, retiring in 1999 and moved to Lake County to be near his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. He recently said he had done and seen everything he ever wanted in his 95 years.

David was predeceased by his mother, father, brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his son, David Perry Jr., of Costa Rica; daughter, Ellen Perry-Noble and son-in-law, John Noble of Upper Lake (whom he also considered a son); son, Timothy Perry of Montara, California, and daughter, Jaquelyn Perry of Portland, Oregon; granddaughter, Tanya Noble of Upper Lake; grandsons, Tim and Colby Noble of Upper Lake, David "Joe" Perry of Costa Rica, and Nicholas Perry of Nice. He also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

David was one of the last to be considered of "The Greatest Generation" and he fit that to a tee. He was kind, considerate and had a scalpel-sharp wit. He was a hero to his entire family.

"So long Pa.”

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

David Giron. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – On Aug. 26, 2020, the Lord called home one of his own, Pastor David Henry Giron, passed away at his home in Lakeport surrounded by his loving family.

David has won the battle and now has a perfect body without pain, made possible by God, for whom he had much love and devotion.

David had many great qualities in life, most notable is his love for God. He adored quoting the Word of God any time a conversation would allow and was an enthusiastic conversationalist to boot.

He was a lay pastor for First Lutheran Church in Lucerne and taught bible classes in his spare time.

He was a champion chess player and fluent in Greek/Hebrew.

David loved people and was devoted to helping them however he could, either with the Word of God or just being by being there for anyone in need.

His family recalls his devotion to them as well, he was a great provider, a loving husband and father.

He was also an enthusiastic and passionate chess player who was a praiseworthy adversary.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 27 years, Kim P. Giron, and many close family members: son, Derek (Crystal) Eairheart and step-daughter, Sabrina Johnson; his siblings, sister, Darlene C. Brown (or as he liked to call her, Cynthia) and brothers, Daniel and Don; three grandsons, Courage, Zach and Steven; and two granddaughters, Harmony and Bryanna. His nephew and two nieces, Jonathan, April and Lindsay, and his parish family will always remember his words of wisdom and his great love of God along with being a great spiritual leader as well.

David’s memorial service was rendered on Aug. 31, at Jones Mortuary in Lakeport and a memorial Mass on Sept. 4 at First Lutheran Church in Lucerne.

He was laid to rest on Sept. 4 at Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport, with presiding minister, Pastor Chris DelCol, and musicians, Pastor Chris DelCol and Gloria Scott.

In David’s Voice
“PSALM 19:
13…Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14…May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and Redeemer.”

David Giron. Courtesy photo.

Joseph McAuley. Courtesy photo.

Joseph “Joe” Dennis McAuley
Feb. 17, 1953 - Aug. 22, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Joe was a friend to all, and he was extremely; faithful to his friends, and family.

He loved visiting and if it included sharing a beer, he called it bonding.

He adored his grandchildren and any activities he could share with them, which over the years included horsey rides, nature hikes, miniature golfing, and on and on.

Joe was born in the Bay Area and grew up on the grounds of San Quentin, his dad being one of the guards there, so he wasn't afraid of much.

He was a laborer in the geothermal fields in Lake County for 20 years, and then he and his wife owned and operated Sandebeach Trailer Lodge in Lucerne for 25 years.

Joe was a humble and funny guy, and will be missed by family members and friends; his wife, Judi McAuley; sons, Ryan and Brenden McAuley and their families; brother, Dan and Margie McAuley and family; niece, Brenna McAuley and family; sister-in-law, Mandy Hofer and family; also loved and will be missed by his wife's family, Chris and Liz McVey and family, Angela and Keith Austin and family, and Scott McVey and family.

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

Yancy McCloud Jr. Courtesy photo.

Yancy McCloud Jr. (Junebug)

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Yancy was born on June 17, 1991, in Santa Rosa, California, and entered into rest on Aug. 30, 2020, in Lakeport, California.

Yancy is survived by his children, Crystal, Silvia, Zach, Yancy 3rd and Jada; parents, Lisa Brown and Yancy McCloud Sr.; grandfather, Phillip McCloud; siblings, Darrin, Hason, Diana, Lance, Bakai and Lorenz; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Diane Boggs and Raymond Brown Sr.; and brother, Michael.

Yancy was deeply immersed in his native ways, knowing songs and dances from not only his home in Elem but also the surrounding roundhouses.

He loved his children and family very much. He always had good words or a hug if that is what you needed. Always smiling and always willing to help when he could. Everyone he met he left an impact on, he was unforgettable.

He loved and played football, basketball and baseball, and fixing things was a big hobby of his.

Visitation will be held at Big Valley Gymnasium starting on Friday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. with funeral services on Sunday at 7 p.m. and last viewing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. All are welcome. It was Yancy's wish to be cremated.

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

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