Monday, 30 November 2020


Walter Stuart. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Walter Stuart was a very well known man around the lake.

He's loved by many and missed by many. He will always hold a place in his family's heart. Always will be remembered for his loving, crazy and amazing personality of his.

He was an amazing father, brother, uncle, son and grandpa. He lived a beautiful, crazy life.

No matter what happened, he always tried to make the best out of everything in every situation.

We all miss and love him dearly, may he rest in peace with his best friend/brother and wife now.

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

Jeanette Ruth Cargile Smith. Courtesy photo.

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – Jeanette Ruth Cargile Smith, 72, of Clearlake Oaks, passed away on July 20, 2020, in Lakeport, California.

Jeanette was born in Sacramento to Albert J. Cargile and Ella Mae Curley on Feb. 25, 1946. She married Edward Smith on May 18, 1985, in Hayward, California.

Jeanette graduated from Cal State, Hayward with an Associate’s Degree in accounting. She worked as an account supervisor for Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District for 26 years. She loved her fellow workers at H.A.R.D. and especially enjoyed company get-togethers.

She was an avid gardener who especially loved roses, bougainvillea and hibiscus. She absolutely loved the Christmas season and was famous for her cookies and fudge. She loved her boys and was a wonderful Mom. She also adored her puppies and made it clear to Ed that they were part of the package, currently Stormy and Ralphie.

Jeanette and Ed loved the “islands.” She was crazy about Elvis Presley and her favorite song was “Blue Hawaii.”

She was absolutely adored by her husband. He considered her to be his angel because she always was so gentle, kind, compassionate, and loving.

Jeanette is predeceased by her parents. She is survived by Ed, her loving husband of 35 years; their sons, Wesley and Joseph and their families; and her brother, Tim and sister-in-law, Wendy and their family.

The family of Jeanette wishes to extend sincere thanks to Rocky Point Care Center, Hospice and Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

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

Genevieve L. Miranda. Courtesy photo.

Genevieve L. Miranda (Hopper)
Sept. 9, 1945 - July 12, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Genevieve passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Lake County at the age of 74.

Genevieve was born to her parents, Marx C. Hopper and Carmelita Patch. She was sister to David, Gus and Calvin Hopper and Patricia Want. She had a beautiful soul and was a beloved mother who will be missed by many.

Genevieve is survived by her children, Edward and Antoine Ellis, Jarrett, Garrett, Ella and Silvia Want; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by the love of her life, Stanley Want; daughter, Renee Ellis; and brother, Marx Hopper.

Private services will be held.

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

Keith D. Painter. Courtesy photo.

Keith D. Painter
Jan. 6, 1937 - July 21, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Keith passed away peacefully after a long struggle with respiratory issues.

Keith knew he was loved and will be missed by his wife, Betty, his children, extended family and his many friends.

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

Thomas A. Moore. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Thomas A. Moore passed away in Lakeport on July 9, 2020, at the age of 78.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Glenda R. Moore.

Thomas is lovingly remembered by his three children, Jeri Meyer of Springfield, Oregon, John Moore of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Joy Moore of Half Moon Bay, California; his sister, Sandra Brugger of Reno, Nevada; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many more family and friends.

Condolences for the family may be offered online at .

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon International at or Cancer Research Institute at .

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

Eddie Gale. Courtesy photo.

Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter who began his career as a sideman with legendary jazz artists such as Sun Ra, Larry Young and Cecil Taylor before forging his path as a bandleader on Blue Note Records and a performer and music educator on the East and West Coasts, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. Gale was 78.

He’d resided in San Jose since 1972. In 1974, San Jose Mayor Norman Y. Mineta named him “San Jose’s Ambassador of Jazz,” for helping to bring jazz to the schools, an honor Gale took seriously.

Gale, also a longtime property owner in Lake County, California, used jazz diplomacy to build bridges between multicultural communities and generations, and promoted world and inner-peace through music. It caught on, earning him a loyal following and numerous awards, including the Sankofa Award from the California Arts Council for 25 years of service to youth and the Jefferson Award for community service in the arts. He was recognized by the New York Village Voice for “A Minute with Miles” named one of the Best Jazz Recordings of 1992. In 2019 he received a Black Legends Hall of Fame, Silicon Valley award.

With 35 years of support from his wife, Georgette Gale, the couple created community partnerships for youth and the world.

Gale was a healthcare advocate, especially for musicians. He created Jazz Musicians’ Self-Help Healthcare fundraisers donating proceeds from the performances to the Jazz Foundation of America.

To support the arts in public schools and engage music lovers, Gale organized the Evergreen Youth Adult Jazz Society, and the We’re Jazzed! Youth/Adult Jazz Festival to create performance opportunities for youth at venues in San Jose. One of his last San Jose projects was to give away dozens of free trumpets to youth.

With support from the San Jose State Cultural Heritage Center for 20 years, Gale produced his annual Concerts for World Peace and Peace Poetry Contest, and annual Concerts for Inner Peace in America and the World. These events were held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and the First AME Zion Church in San Jose. Gale also held a California Arts Council Residency and received funding from the council to produce improvisational music workshops at San Jose State University, and venues in the Oakland, California, community.

A believer in the power of jazz to transform society, Gale’s musical activism is highlighted in the history book Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 by Pat Thomas.

“Eddie Gale and Horace Silver changed the sound of Blue Note with consciousness-raising lyrical-jazz compositions,” Thomas wrote. “While there are other politically conscious recordings in the Blue Note catalog, there’s nothing quite like the two albums trumpeter Eddie Gale recorded in 1968 and 1969. Social messages aside, Ghetto Music and its sequel, Black Rhythm Happening, are delightfully unique by any comparison.”

As a sideman Gale's discography includes Cecil Taylor’s composition“Inter-Evening,” which is part of the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz.

Gale was the oldest son of Edward and Daisy Gale Stevens, both deceased. He is survived by three of his four siblings; his first wife, Marlene, and their five children, Marc, Chanel, Djuana, Gwilu and Teyonda; his oldest daughter, Donna, from a teenage relationship; and 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and admiring jazz supporters worldwide.

Final arrangements are pending.

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