Monday, 14 June 2021


Evonne Donohue. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Evonne Sheree Donohue was born on Dec. 27, 1969, to Thomas Donohue and Denny Horne and passed on Jan. 26, 2021, at 51 years old.

Evonne is survived by her mom and dad; her siblings, Caryn, Donnie, Brian and Brady; her daughters, Amanda, Sam and Cierra; and her grandchildren, Bella, Ellyana, Ezekiel and Calder.

Evonne was a natural-born leader, a force of nature who lived life on her own terms.

She was a spirited and helpful daughter, a protective and fierce big sister, and her daughters' biggest fan.

Evonne is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

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

Lou Hill. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Louis Harry Hill, age 55, of Kelseyville passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 26, 2021.

Lou was born in the original hospital in Lakeport on Oct. 1, 1965, and adopted by Ike and Lucille Hill, who preceded him in death along with his older sister Millie.

He spent his entire childhood growing up in the same country home. He rode the bus to school each day with Mr. Colton and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1983.

Lou only left Lake County for a short time to attend trade school in the Central Valley and drive commercial truck.

He returned to Lake County and married his high school sweetheart, Cyndi, in 1987. Together they reared a wonderful daughter, Kylie, who is now starting a new family of her own.

Lou spent his years working hard as a farmer, mechanic, equipment operator and commercial driver.

Lou is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cyndi; his daughter, Kylie Whited; son-in-law, Chad; and new baby grandson, Cooper.

Lou also leaves behind many cousins, in-laws, wonderful neighbors and dear friends.

Due to COVID-19, no services will be held. Donations in his name may go to the Lake County Junior Livestock Association.

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

T.J. Haynes
Jan. 26, 2021 – May 6, 1932

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – T.J. Haynes, 88, passed away at home with his companion of nine years, Joann Gettman.

T.J. is predeceased by his wife, Audrey, parents and siblings.

He is survived by his children, Tamara and Kevin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and friends.

His wish was to have cremation and be interred with his wife at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

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

Christine Mora. Courtesy photo.

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – It saddens our heart that we have lost Christine Mora on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Upper Lake.

She was born in Santa Barbara, California.

Christine leaves behind her husband, Bill Mora of Upper Lake; children, Yvonne Sifuentez (Patrick), Mark Corral (Regina) and Leanna Corral (Monse), and granddaughters, Raelene and Leilah Schnereger, all of Lompoc, California; her father, John Sifuentez (Terri) of Upper Lake and mother, Mary Sifuentez, of Lompoc; siblings, Yolanda Sifuentez, Juan Sifuentez Jr. and Victoria Ramirez, all of Lompoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Christine was known in her community from her work at Management Connections in Upper Lake and back home at Imery's in Lompoc.

Christine was known as our Dancing Queen, she would light up a dance floor with her moves and her contagious smile. She was known for her warm embrace, always making everyone feel welcomed.

She loved to cook, spend time with her grandkids and her dogs. She loved to garden and care for her rose bushes.

Her children will be taking her back home to Lompoc, where she will rest next to her grandparents, Jose and Marcelina Munoz and brother, Daniel David Sifuentez.

At this time we ask that you always keep her in your heart and if a song were to come on with a moving melody, just dance as she would.

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

Sandra Adams Wolfe. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Sandra Adams Wolfe passed away shortly before her 81st birthday on Jan. 26, 2021.

On the final night of her life, a rare, heavy blanket of snow fell on Lakeport and enveloped the town in a peaceful quiet. We felt as though the world paused to acknowledge the end of the earthly time of a lively spirit.

Many of us will recall gathering in her home for holidays or football Sundays. If it was Christmas or Thanksgiving, folks would be drawn to her kitchen for a warm chocolate chip cookie or a taste of oyster stuffing. She’d happily provide a sample and then chase you out of the kitchen with a smile and a few stern (possibly choice) words.

If the Patriots were playing, folks likely heard halftime stories of her days of making venison steaks and beer-infused pancakes for family hunting trips up at “the cabin.” She didn’t mention that she was wearing go-go boots while at the cabin stove, but pictures show she would hunt and fish with well-coiffed hair and the latest attire. All who knew Sandy can conjure a memory of her fierce devotion to family and lasting beauty.

Some of us will continue to wonder at the magic of her green thumb that coaxed dazzling blooms from azaleas and hydrangeas. She spent countless hours tending her yard, including a lovely hill of mostly purple irises that she planted to memorialize her husband of nearly twenty-five years. Her indoor ferns and lilies flourished for decades despite the average short lifespans of most house plants in the hands of more novice gardeners. Her steady faithfulness was made evident in those thriving plants.

Still others may recollect the gorgeous and cheeky radiologist whose warmth solicited laughter and trust from patients even during times of distress. Sandy was proud of her profession in nuclear medicine that closely paralleled her father's career as a doctor and mother's career as a nurse. Her final moments were spent in the care of the hospital where she spent 20 years serving others.

Sandy’s life will be celebrated by her adoring friends and family who will gather on Friday, Feb. 5th. A virtual event is planned and detailed on her memorial website:

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

Dan Buck King

Went to eternal rest in heaven on Jan. 3, 2021.

He is survived by his fiancée, Kim Heckard; mother, Inet King; his sons and daughter; two grandchildren; eight sisters; and both of his brothers.

May You Rest in Peace Forever
Fly with the Angels!

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