Saturday, 06 June 2020


Clayton Smith. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Our beloved Clayton Wayne Smith entered eternal rest on May 27, 2020, in Lakeport.

Clayton was born to Larry and Joy Smith on Jan 4, 1977 in Bakersfield, California.

He grew up in Blue Lakes, California, graduating from Upper Lake High School in 1995.

After high school he went to work for Masonite in Ukiah. When the plant closed, he decided to get certified as a heavy equipment operator. He then went to work for Valley Paving in Redwood Valley where he worked for 19 years.

Clayton is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Jessica Sarah Smith; and his best buddy, Spot Dog.

He is survived by his son, Ethan; daughters, Lexxus and Sky; granddaughters, Aliyana, Cielo and Nova; aunt, Karen “MOM”; girlfriend, Nicole; and multiple family and friends.

Clayton enjoyed any kind of adventure or travels along with gardening, fishing, kayaking and anything outdoors.

He was known to many as the best hugger in the world and he will be sorely missed by everyone.

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

Charles Marschall. Courtesy photo.

Charles Marion Marschall

Charles Marion Marschall passed away peacefully on May 24, 2020, in Santa Rosa, California.

He was born on May 9, 1940, to Wilhelm and Pansy Marschall. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy for 20-plus years.

He then worked as a rural mail carrier for the Lakeport Post Office.

Charles is survived by his children, Jeff, Michael, Jason and Jon McAloon (who he considered as a son); 11 grandchildren; brother, Carl (Linda); sister, Sharon Meline; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

No services will be held per Charles' request.

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

Ryan Rave. Courtesy photo.

Ryan Reggie Rave
Nov. 22, 1989 – May 12, 2020

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Ryan was the beloved son of Sandra Mitchell (deceased) and Roland Rave Jr.; loving brother to Angel Mitchell, Vincent Rave, Randy Rave, Andrew Malicay, Laisne Malicay, Brian Malicay, Josh Malicay, Maggie Malicay; uncle to Zailah, Dennis, Daniel, Kahlee, Vincent and Vehya and many more.

Ryan loved sports! Kobe and the Lakers, a diehard Raiders fan and the Oakland A’s.

There wasn’t a mean bone in his body. He made everyone smile and was a big charmer with the ladies. He was also a traditional Pomo dancer.

Ryan Heart aka Rye Bread! We will forever miss you.

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

Joseph Hill. Courtesy photo.

Joseph (Joey) Harold Hill, age 57, passed into the loving arms of our Lord from natural causes on May 24, 2020.

He was born Aug. 6, 1962, in Redondo Beach, California.

He is survived by his beautiful daughter Randi Joelene Hill in Lake County, California; his brother Jerry Hill in Placer County, California; his sister Midori Hill Feldman in San Luis Obispo County, California; and his sister Martha A. Hill in Mendocino County, California; as well as many relatives throughout California and Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, the Rev. Jim Hill and Mavis Hill, and his older brother Chip Hill.

Joe was a graduate of Willits High School and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mendocino Community College.

He was a state of California civil servant and worked tirelessly for Caltrans, providing safe highways for us all.

His kind heart, friendliness and sometimes goofball antics will be remembered and missed by everyone that knew him.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Aug. 8. If you would like to attend, please email your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The family is setting up a college fund for Joe’s daughter. If you would like to contribute towards that fund, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive details. Otherwise, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Joe’s name.

Ronald Wood during a 2016 visit to Alaska. Courtesy photo.

Ronald John Wood, age 77, was born on April 23, 1943, in San Francisco and passed away on May 14, 2020, in Santa Rosa, California.

In 1953, Ron moved to Lake County, California, with his family. He attended Clear Lake High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Judy Kuns. He was a member of the Scott's Valley Timing Association.

Ron worked for Pepsi Cola and then went to work for his parents at the C&E Market as a meat cutter and then at Safeway. His work took on other facets with El Ray Distributing and he retired from Jonas Oil.

Ron was very proud of his family; they were his life. He enjoyed black powder rendezvous, camping trips, hunting and fishing, especially with his Alaska family.

Baseball was his sport. Spring training in March was a must.

He was a volunteer fireman for 23 years with the Lakeport Fire Department, a member of the Konocti Rod and Gun Club as well as the NRA.

Ron is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy; daughter, Kim Kieffer (George); son, Stuart (Colleen); granddaughter, Jessie (Ben); grandsons, Brad, Ethan and Shane; and three great-grandsons, Byson, Deegan and Jameson.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Rhonda; parents, Charles and Margaret; and brother, Larry.

Ron was full of life and quite the character; he always had a story to make you laugh or smile.

A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department, 445 N. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453.

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

Dennis Church. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Dennis Leroy Church, age 77, of Kelseyville, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on May 12, 2020.

The family surrounding him at the time of his passing was Scott Sprague (nephew), Laura McNee (niece), Ralph Sprague (nephew), Rebecca Sprague (great-niece) and Virginia Potter (sister).

Dennis was born to the late Virgil Sheppard Church and Lois Ruth Hunchinson on Sept. 22, 1942, in Grass Valley, California. He was a beloved father to his children Rhonda (Church) Shane of Sacramento and Richard Church of Fernley, Nevada; the cherished brother of Virginia Potter and Patricia Stewart; and grandfather to Ryan Church, Ashleigh Church, Emma Shane and Makenzie Shane.

Dennis attended Sacramento High School in Sacramento. He then entered the US Army where he proudly served his country.

Following his enlistment, Dennis worked for the Sacramento Army Depot as a forklift operator for 30+ years. He also served the US Army as a civilian contractor in Heidelberg, Germany in the 1980s. He will be honored by many for his dedication to those he served throughout his life.

Dennis enjoyed fishing and was an active member of the National Rifle Association.

A memorial service will take place at a later date at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lakeport. Our Dad will be laid to rest at Sacramento National Cemetery at Dixon, California.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in Memory of Dennis L. Church at .

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

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