Monday, 27 May 2024


Keith Wentworth. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Walter Keith Wentworth, also known as Keith, died April 4, 2023, of heart disease.

He was born Jan. 17, 1958.

He is survived by his two daughters, Katherine Wentworth and her wife Rachel Wentworth, his eldest daughter, Meggan Folds, and her husband Jeremy Folds, and her two children Kasey and Sean Miles.

His memorial service took place in June of 2023.

He is remembered by his sister, Karen Hayes; her husband, Scott Hayes; and their two children, Victoria and Bryce.

Lynda Holden MacInnes. Courtesy photo.

Lynda Holden MacInnes
March 23, 1967 — Jan. 24, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lynda was a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. 

Her warm personality, infectious smile and generous heart made her a favorite of all who knew her.

She had a stellar work ethic which her fellow coworkers would always speak of.

Lynda always enjoyed a sunny vacation spot, but her most favorite place was at her and her loving husband, Steve's, cabin on Cobb. It was definitely her happy place, a place where family and friends would gather. A place where her granddaughters would come for camp-outs, movies, games and to enjoy the great outdoors.

She loved to make "Grandpa Jack’s" pancakes for the girls, as it reminded her of good times growing up.

A celebration of life will be held at her "Happy Place" when the weather warms.

Annie E. Lawrence. Courtesy photo.

Annie E. Lawrence
July 12, 1949 - Jan. 8, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Annie “went home” with her family at her side.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dennis Lawrence; son, Jeff Lawrence; daughter, Nichole Iverson; grandchildren, Alexandria, Justin, Derrick and Paris; brothers, Eddie and Peter Lopez; and sister, Lil Benevides.

Annie was raised in Stockton, California, before moving to San Diego, California, where she met her husband, Dennis. They were married in March of 1970.

Annie was a cosmetologist for over 30 years. She touched the lives of many with her love, kindness and caring of others.

She organized the “first sober graduation” for Kelseyville High school in 1989, it continues to this day.

She is remembered as being a great friend to all. You could pick her out in any crowd just by her smile that shined through, it was always there. Dennis called her “The Smile.”

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport at 11 a.m.

A celebration of her life will immediately follow at Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Upper Lake. Food, refreshments, and memories will be served. Annie would love to see her friends and family there.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory can be made to Hospice of Lake County, or any other helping organization, you choose.

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

Helen Locke. Courtesy photo.

Helen Grazina Locke
Nov. 2, 1946 – Jan. 24, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Helen Locke, beloved wife, mother and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully at her home in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Jan. 24, 2024.

Helen was born at the end of World War II to Lithuanian parents at a displaced-persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1949, living at several places in the Midwest before settling in South Haven, Michigan, where Helen grew up and graduated from high school.

Helen then moved to California and embarked on a career at Pacific Bell as a computer systems manager. It was while there that she became a naturalized citizen and met and married her husband, Dennis. Helen and Dennis retired from Pacific Bell and moved to Clearlake Oaks in 2002.

In retirement Helen became active in local politics, community, and volunteer organizations. She had a passion for fishing, gardening, world travel, and the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.

Helen is predeceased by her parents; sister, Marie; brother, Bill; and former husband, Charles Glenn. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dennis; son, Jess Glenn; sisters, Rita and Amy; and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to express heartfelt gratitude to our friends and neighbors for their support and to Hospice Services of Lake County for their excellent care during the last stage of Helen’s life.

A celebration of life potluck will be held at the Clear Lake Keys Club in Clearlake Oaks on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon.

Helen was a caring individual with a deep commitment to family and community. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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

Edward “Ed” Bronson Jr. Courtesy photo.

Edward D. Bronson Jr.
Feb. 8, 1926 — Dec. 11, 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — “Ed” passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side.

Ed was born in Oakland, California.

He was admitted to the State Bar in 1953 and became a general partner at Bronson, Bronson, and McKinnon in 1961 and remained there for 30 years.

He moved to Lake County in 1994.

After moving to Lake County, he opened his own satellite office for his law firm.

He is survived by his partner in life, Dorothy Seller; three surviving children; one bonus daughter; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ed will be remembered for his professional excellence as well as his integrity and upstanding moral code.

He was one of a kind and life will not be the same without him.

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

John Ornellas. Courtesy photo.

John M. Ornellas
April 20, 1932 – Jan. 17, 2024

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — John passed away peacefully in his home with his wife by his side.

John was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he met his future wife, Therese. He proudly served in the Coast Guard.

They moved to Mountain View, California, in 1954 and then moved to Lake County in 1973 where the family settled into becoming proud members of the community.

John is survived by his wife, Therese — they were together for 75 years and married for 70 years. He is also survived by his seven children, Laverne Saltz (Greg), Donna Ornellas, Cindy Chisholm (Steve), Ken Ornellas (Becky), Sharon Ornellas, Margie Briggs (Marvin) and Debbie Fromberg (Curt); 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

John is predeceased by his grandson, Jesse.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Lakeport on Friday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery also in Lakeport.

If you would like to make a donation in John’s memory, in lieu of flowers, please make them to Hospice of Lake County – 1862 Parallel Drive, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Aloha, John.

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