Tuesday, 06 June 2023


Mary C. Dunne. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Mary Dunne died peacefully with family by her side on March 23, 2023, at the age of 93.

She was born Mary Catherine (“Kitty”) Shaul on Dec. 29, 1929, to Raymond Cary Shaul and Martha Victoria Shaul, in Chicago, Illinois.

The young family soon moved to Lakeport, California, where Mary and her two younger siblings, Frank and Martha Jane, lived until the family moved to San Francisco when Mary was 12.

Mary met Robert (Bob) Dunne on a blind date, and the two were married when she was 18 and he 20.

Bob and Mary raised four children in San Francisco, and lived a full and happy life together that lasted nearly 60 years until Bob’s passing.

The family enjoyed many camping and boating adventures together, and a summer home in Lakeport.

Mary spent many years sailing the seas of Europe and San Francisco Bay with Bob, exploring foreign countries, and traveling around the US with their trailer and beloved dog, Daisy.

Mary was kind and funny, and a truly caring and supportive mother and grandmother, who loved and was loved by all.

She is survived by her children, Cary (Darlene) Dunne, Dennis Dunne, Catherine (“Cat”) Dunne, Linda (Steve) Cresci and Nora Murphy Dunne (mother of two grandchildren); along with nine grandchildren; six-plus great-grandchildren; her brother, Frank, and sister-in-law Dolly Johnson.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Bob and younger sister Martha Jane.

At her request, Mary’s and Bob’s ashes will be dispersed together into the ocean they loved, and her family will celebrate her life together during summer.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, www.chapelofthelakes.com, telephone 707-263-0357.

Martin Lemke. Courtesy photo.

We are sad to announce the passing of Martin Lemke, of Fernandina Beach, Florida.

He died at 82 years old on May 17, 2023.

He was born on April 26, 1941, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Harold and Faye Lemke.

Martin graduated high school at Upper Lake High in 1959, and was an artisan of body and fender work and a boat captain in Hawaii.

He was a lifelong biker who enjoyed boating, fishing, and hunting.

Martin was funny, caring, outgoing and quite a character.

He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Lemke, and leaves behind his sons, Brad Lemke, Rodney Lemke and Joseph Sweeney-Lemke, and his daughter, Martinique Lemke-Figus.

He also leaves behind his two sisters, Marilyn Smith and Nancy Zimmerschied; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; also, his beloved pup, Elsa.

There will be a service at Upper Lake Cemetery on Saturday, June 17, at 4 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at Upper Lake County Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to attend.

Virginia Fleenor. Courtesy photo.

Virginia Nelle Fleenor
October 28, 1923 — March 16, 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Virginia Nelle Fleenor, 99, left for Heaven on March 16, 2023, at Meadowood Nursing Home, with her daughter, Donna Bowen by her side.

She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was the daughter of Joel Charles and Lulu (Eddy) Blair.

Virginia graduated from Grand Junction High School, Class of 1941. She moved to Denver, Colorado, and married James Francis Light in 1944, and had three children, Donna (Light) Bowen, Stephen Lowell Light, and James McAvoy (Mac) Light.

After divorce, Virginia and children moved to Littleton, Colorado, where she worked at Wolhurst Country Club as a waitress and later as a bartender. She then moved to Castle Rock and then to Littleton, Colorado, where she worked as a pharmacist assistant until retirement.

In 1975, Virginia married Paul Fleenor. They were married until his death in 1990.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Charles, and Joel Jr.

Surviving in addition to her children, Donna Bowen, Stephen Light and wife Nancy, Mac Light and wife Margaret, grandchildren; Monte Light and wife, Drew Cotten (deceased) and family, Deb Cotten and family, Doug Cotten and family, Dusty Cotten and family; Paul’s children, Joan Faccinello, Pat Deneke (deceased), Jim Fleenor, and Paulette Turner; many nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren which one would imagine having lived for 99 years.

Virginia was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to her family and to helping others. She single-handedly raised three children without depending on others.

She was passionate and generous and very active in her church, Valley View Christian Church. She loved music and played by ear. She could play almost any song that was requested. She also sang and danced and played kazoo with the ladies’ band that she formed called the MusiGals.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Valley View Christian Church, 11004 Wildfield Lane in Littleton, Colorado 80125.

Those who want to remember Virginia in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Valley View Christian Church.

Bill Kearney. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family of William (Bill) Kearney send him off to heaven.

Bill passed on May 20, 2023, two days after his 81st birthday. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa on May 18, 1942 to his mother, Leticia Alstrand and father, Harry Kearney.

Bill has two loving sisters, Karen (Larry) Linhart and Joni (Dean) Rosenthal.

Bill was raised by his tenant farmer family in Osceola, Iowa where he lived his youth and graduated from high school.

Bill played football and received a scholarship to play college football for the University of Iowa. After a hand accident in his freshman year, Bill lost his scholarship and went on to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy.

After graduating college, Bill was drafted by the United States Army. He served most of his Army career in Korea on the DMZ in a MASH unit. He was honorably discharged in July 1969 after spending time in the Army Reserve.

Bill started his pharmacy career in South Carolina, then moved to Denver, Colorado. He was a pharmacist and manager for Walgreens. Bill was transferred to Salt Lake City Utah, where he met his future wife, Dana.

After a short courtship, he married Dana and became a loving father to her two children, Mark and Brandi. The family moved to Petaluma, California and after a year of marriage, they were blessed with beautiful twin daughters, Heather and Holly. Bill became a father of four after 30 years of bachelorhood.

In 1980 Bill moved his family to Lake County where he started Northlake Medical Pharmacy. While struggling to build a new business, he worked weekends at Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

After 25 years in business, Bill was asked by his best friend, Bill Brunetti, to open a second location at Bruno's Foods. Bill and Dana ran Northlake Pharmacy for 40 years. He sold the business at age 76 and retired.

During his life in Lake County Bill was a member and president of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and Early Lake Lions. He belonged to the Lakeport Masonic Lodge, and was a 32-degree member of the Scottish Rite. Bill was on the Sutter Lakeside Hospital board for 12 years and a past president. He was a member of the Derby Hat Club, he helped financially to start a local chapter of the Elks Lodge and has been a member of the Elks for 60 years.

Bill was also one of the starting members of the bass tournament on our beautiful lake. He was honored by the Chamber of Commerce, Stars of Lake County, Small Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

He loved Lake County and spent so much time trying to help Lake County be a better place for everyone.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Sally Kearney, as well as his sister, Karen Linhart.

He will be missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Dana Kearney; children, Mark Williams (Rachel), Brandi Campos (Ronnie), Heather Zertuche and Holly Cable; 10 grandchildren, Bradley and Aidan Williams, Kaileigh Klammes (Rich), Tyler, Jackson and Grace Cable, Kendall (Daniel) Armendarez, Santana Zertuche, and Jacob and Ricky Campos; and two great-grandchildren, Liam and Grayson Klammes.

There will be a celebration of life for Bill on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buckingham Club House, 2850 Eastlake Drive in Kelseyville.

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

Phil Liberto. Courtesy photo.

Phil Liberto
Feb. 8, 1966 – May 19. 2023

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Phil died tragically on May 19, 2023. He was 57 years old. A life cut too short, with so much more living to do.

Phil was a goofball at heart. He loved music, his friends and playing with his grandkids, even though they wore him out.

Phil had a talent for turning things into works of art. From custom paint on vehicles, to custom paint on a guitar and everything in between. He took pride in his work and it showed in the result. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.

The only thing Phil loved more than his ‘59 El Camino was his daughter Annalyssa — he was so proud of her.

Phil leaves behind his daughter, Annalyssa Shipley, and son-in law, Jerry; grandkids, Bella and Roman Shipley; sisters, Debbi Liberto and Gina Barnes; his girlfriend, Jessica Rehder; a nephew and nieces; and so many people left broken-hearted, too many to name in this space, that will forever hold a special place in their hearts for their friend.
Join us in “gettin’ ice” in Phil’s honor to celebrate his life on Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at Marc Rivas’ home, 3129 Scotts Valley Road in Lakeport.

Everyone who knew Phil is welcome.

Anna Rose Ravenwoode. Courtesy photo.

Anna Rose Ravenwoode
Born: Dec. 2, 1950 in Oakland, California
Died: April 26, 2023 in Kelseyville, California

Anna is survived by sisters, Marie K. Struven, John dec., Helen Kimberly Sharrocks, Clive and brother Bill Kuziara, Debra; nieces and nephews, Bailey and Gavin Sharrocks, Dell Dellinger, Jacqueline Dellinger Hall, and John and Camille Kuziara.

Anna attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975 in environmental sciences, natural resources. She graduated from Empire Law School in 1995.

A lifelong teacher, Anna taught high school mathematics, science and history in several Sonoma County schools before relocating to Lake County in 2000 where she taught school in Lake and Mendocino counties.

Anna was a grant writer, who successfully wrote grants to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management to protect and restore the water quality in the Clear Lake Watershed Basin. She also obtained funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality standards for Clear Lake on tribal lands.

In 2018 Anna was elected to the Lake County Board of Education and reelected in 2022. Anna counted among her many friends the staff of the Lake County Office of Education.

Anna was an avid horsewoman, getting her first horse at age 9. She owned and rode horses all of her adult life. Anna was one of the founders of the Lake County Horse Council who strive to provide humane treatment of aging horses. Anna met many lifelong friends along her way in her charitable works for animals.

Anna belonged and was generous to numerous charitable organizations including Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Humane Society, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Boggs Mountain and Lake County Land Trust, among many others.

Anna was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County where she met and enjoyed the company of many friends.

The most enduring memories of Anna’s family and friends is her easy laugh, smile and being a true believer, she could make the world a better place for nature, animals, education and her family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County, 3810 Main St., Kelseyville, on Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m.

Anna wrote poetry all her life. The family offers copies of some of her poems at the celebration.

In lieu of flowers Anna Rose would have preferred donations to the Lake County Horse Council.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the lakes Mortuary, telephone 707-263-0357, www.chapelofthelakes.com.
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