Saturday, 15 May 2021

Obits

Charles Linker. Courtesy photo.


LAKEPORT, Calif. – Charles Eddie Linker, 84, died April 23, 2021, at his Lakeport home.

Charles was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Arkansas, to Harley and Alice Linker.

After retiring from Pacific Bell, he spent time with friends and family, traveled and played guitar. He was known for his sense of humor and joke-telling. Charles, aka Charlie, was also a very proud volunteer for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Leta Ruth Linker of Lakeport; sons, Steven Linker and Charles Jr. Linker (wife Debby); and many grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Lenard Pyzer. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Surrounded by his family, Lenard went peacefully home to be with Jesus on April 20, 2021, at the age of 92.

Lenard was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in Tryon, Nebraska.

He was one of five children born to Lisle and Erma Pyzer. Growing up he played basketball for his high school, and after graduation his local town team.

Lenard’s father was a local carpenter, and he began helping his dad with carpentry at the age of 12. The skills his father taught him would eventually pave the pathway to his own career as a contractor for 60-plus years.

At the age of 24, he was set up on a blind date with his future wife, Rose.

Prior to their date, Rose decided she wanted to see what this blind date looked like before she went out with him, so she set off to see him play in the town basketball game.

Lenard just happened to be driving down the road as she made her way to the game, so he stopped. They drove to the basketball game together and he asked her to hold his watch while he played basketball. He never did ask for his watch back and that very watch was on her wrist at their wedding.

Rose and Lenard were married on May 26, 1954. They had their first son, Russ, in Nebraska and moved to California in 1958 so Lenard could help his uncle build his home in Ukiah.

They eventually moved to Lakeport where Lenard partnered in construction with a different uncle. It was there they had their other four sons; Marnin, Joel, Zachary and Jeremy.

After the passing of his uncle, Lenard began contracting on his own. They eventually moved to Hidden Valley Lake in 1983.

Lenard was a man of deep faith. His service in the churches he belonged to was very important to him. He used his carpentry skills to build pulpits and various cabinets for many ministries in and out of this county.

His family was the center of his life. He had a deep love and devotion for his wife. Her happiness, safety and well-being was of the most importance to him. His love for his sons was unconditional and his pride in each of them unwavering.

He was a man of little words who taught us all so much with his genuine kindness, humble ways, gentle spirit, selfless giving, quick wit and sense of humor.

Lenard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rose Pyzer; his sons, Russ Pyzer (Glenda), Marnin Pyzer (Jennifer), Joel Pyzer (Davina), Zachary Pyzer (LeAnne) and Jeremy Pyzer (Shanna); sister, Lila Stoddard; brother, Lowell Pyzer; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Lisle and Erma Pyzer; brothers, Gerald Pyzer and Loren Pyzer; grandson, Ryan Depp; in-laws, Von and Mae Paxton; and sister in-law, Bess Paxton.

Lenard will be greatly missed by his family. His legacy will live on in all who loved him. We are all blessed to have had him in our lives to love, and we are deeply blessed to have been loved by him.

Linda Moran. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Linda Diane Kless Moran, born in Vancouver, Washington on July 13, 1942, passed away after a brief illness on April 7, 2021, surrounded by love in her Hidden Valley Lake home.

Linda faced her illness as she did her life, with courage and grace, laughter and wit, taking care of those who would be left behind with love and gratitude.

Linda, although immensely talented in many crafts, began watercolor in 1999, also perfecting her oils and pastels. She shared her wonderful talent, teaching many and enjoying their discovery. She particularly loved teaching children, whom she touched not only with her teaching ability but her love of excitement and color.

She was past president of Watercolor Artist of Sonoma County and a board member of Cobb Mountain Artists. Linda was a founding member of the Gibson Museum in Middletown, giving of herself and her profound design skills to numerous displays. She was also instrumental in bringing the first Civil War reenactment to Middletown in May of 2016.

Linda was active in Middletown Rotary and shared that Linda “flair,” performing in skits and keeping members surprised and enchanted.

Linda was the kind of friend everyone should have, tender and thoughtful and generous. She loved to entertain, was a fabulous chef, and could keep you entertained with her Irish dialect and wonderful sense of humor after living in Ireland for two and a half years. She also enjoyed a competitive card game, puzzles on her tablet and, yes, those Facebook posts.

Linda leaves behind her husband, Tom Moran; two sons, Rodman Houser of Santa Rosa and Eric Houser (Deanna) of Petaluma; five grandchildren she adored, Amanda, Kate, Mackenzie, Calvin and Kenny; as well as two great-grandchildren, Elena Grace and Xaeden.

She leaves an array of close friends all of whom love her dearly as well as her beloved kitty “Little Eddie” who stole many a heart.

Linda was preceded in death by her older sister, Marilyn West, in 1998 and her youngest son, Kurt Scott House, in 2013.

There will be a memorial service at Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at her home in Hidden Valley Lake in May.

Matt Perry. Courtesy photo.

Heber Matthew “Matt” Perry passed away on April 24, 2021, in Logan, Utah, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Matt was born on Dec. 22, 1960, in Polson, Montana, to Bob and Maxine Perry as the third of five children. The family moved to Oylen, Minnesota, where he grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Staples High School in 1979.

Following high school, Matt attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for one year before serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the Navajo Reservation in Holbrook, Ariz. He loved the people he served and remembered those times with fondness.

Upon concluding his two-year mission, he returned to BYU where he eventually met his eternal sweetheart, Julie Opager, while working as early-morning janitors in the library. On Aug. 21, 1984, they were married in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity.

Matt graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s in history in 1985 and a Master’s of Public Administration in 1987.

His first job following graduate school led Matt and Julie to Lakeport, California, where they raised their family.

In Lakeport, he worked for the county of Lake as an administrative analyst and retired 28 years later as county administrative officer. He enjoyed advocating for how local government could make a real impact in people’s lives.

In 2016, Matt and his wife retired to Cache Valley, Utah, where he also worked in human resources for Utah State University.

A man of service, Matt fulfilled his call to serve in many roles in the Church of Jesus Christ including a counselor to five bishops, Sunday school teacher, regional church leadership positions and personal minister to look after the needs of individuals and families in the local congregation.

While living and working in Lakeport, Matt enjoyed a wealth of close personal and professional relationships and associations.

One of his most cherished opportunities was serving the youth as a young men’s leader and also as a scoutmaster for nine years in Troop 39 of the Boy Scouts of America. He supported and facilitated numerous young men in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, but most importantly, he demonstrated a stalwart commitment to living values while having fun.

He taught young men that the hard work to achieve a goal is “well worth it” – even if it was finishing a steep climb on a mountain or long hike to enjoy the post-event treat at Taco Bell or wherever the young men wanted to go. The young men hold many of these memories close to their hearts because they knew Matt cared about them.

He was known for acting younger than his age as he played tackle mud football with the youth until he was nearly 50 years old.

A committed and engaged father, his interests and hobbies included anything that could bring him closer to his family: attending sports games, traveling, hiking, working on home improvement projects and coaching his children’s soccer teams.

A devout follower of Jesus Christ, he demonstrated a humble approach to life. Even as his cancer progressed, he pondered what he was supposed to learn from living with his terminal illness and how he could show faith in God.

He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Julie Perry; his mother Maxine Perry; his children McKay (Keri) Perry, Ashley (Jace) Smellie, and Chandler Perry; his siblings Teresa (Gary) Bentz, Joan (Duane) Ash, Mark (Wendie) Perry, Karen (Dan) Schueller; and his granddaughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Lydia, and Sloane.

Those who knew and loved Matt will always remember his kind heart, his willingness to serve and his devoted love of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He lived his life as a true disciple of Christ, and his family believes and knows that he continues that discipleship on the other side. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a local food bank in your area.

Funeral services will be held in-person on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. MDT at the Henry’s Point Ward Chapel, 680 South 1250 West, Logan, Utah 84321. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Friends and family are invited to a viewing at 9 a.m., and interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery following the services.

The funeral will also be broadcast on Zoom. To receive access to the link, please fill out this form and we will send you an email with the meeting link and passcode.

Get the funeral Zoom link at http://bit.ly/MattPerryFuneral.





David Jaret. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – On Friday, April 16, 2021, David Scott Jaret of Lakeport, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 62.

David was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied art at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah Lawrence College (studying in southern France) and Mendocino College.

David was also an avid cook, taking classes in culinary arts at Woodland Community College and the Culinary Institute of America.

He loved his home and the beautiful surroundings within which he chose to live in Lake County. Among his favorite activities were hiking with his dogs Bramble and Phantom, driving to the Pacific coastal towns of Mendocino, Fort Bragg and Point Reyes, and taking trips with his family.

David is survived by his mother, Eugenie; siblings, Robert, Luke and Marin; niece, Romy; stepmother, Denise; and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your preferred charity in David’s name.

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

Mary Herren. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Mary Ann Herren, 95, of Lakeport passed away peacefully on March 30, 2021, at Sutter Lakeside Hospital with her family at her side.

Mary was born to Giuseppe and Maria (Galea) Camilleri in San Francisco, California, on Aug. 16, 1925. She was the sixth of 10 children. Eight of her siblings have preceded her in death.

The family moved to Finley when Mary was just 10. She attended public schools and was a graduate of Clear Lake High School.

She married the love of her life, Lloyd Herren, in Reno, Nevada on May 30, 1946.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life, but for a few years enjoyed working in the retail sector (dress shop).

She enjoyed the simple pleasures of family gatherings, baking, knitting, gambling and being with friends.

Mary is survived by her sister, Josephine Shaul of Ukiah.

Together Mary and Lloyd had three children, Joe (Michelle) Herren of Lakeport, Susie (Tim) Darnell of Lakeport and Douglas (Lori) Herren of Council, Idaho.

Along with her children, Mary is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Angela, Shelly, Jennifer, Joshua, Tiffany, Camille and Wyatt; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Lloyd.

Per Mary's wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.

The family wishes to thank Rocky Point Care Center for their care and support of their mother.

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