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Michael Quitiquit. Courtesy photo.

Michael Quitiquit
Sept. 9, 1953 — Dec. 21, 2021 (age 68)

Michael was predeceased by his parents, Claro A. Quitiquit and Marie “Red Rose” Boggs-Quitiquit; siblings Patricia A. Thompson, Lawrence M. Thompson, Luwana A. Quitiquit, Denise A. Quitiquit and Adrian C. Quitiquit.

Michael is survived by his loving family: children, Jana Quitiquit and Christopher Quitiquit; grandchildren, Dillan Danley, Alexis Quitiquit, Jp Quitiquit, Joshua Wendell Jr., Ariah Wendell and Kinsley Wendell; brothers, Marion C. Quitiquit, Steven D. Quitiquit, Godfrey D. Quitiquit and Robert F. Quitiquit; and sisters, Cheryl A. Anderson, Wanda A. Quitiquit, Lalaine Buonchristiani and Irenia A. Quitiquit; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael was a resident of both Manteca and Courtland. He served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1978. He served one year alongside his brother Steven who had just come home from the Vietnam War. Both brothers were in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Michael took early retirement from the U.S. Army Depot in Lathrop, California. He later worked for his tribe as on-site manager of the tribe’s RV park on the Northshore of Clear Lake.

At the time of his death, he was employed by the Sacramento County Irrigation Water District #551 in Courtland, California.

Michael had an infectious laugh and a smile that lit up the room. He enjoyed fishing, trips to local casinos, and tinkering around fixing things. Michael will be remembered for his fun loving goofy personality and his energetic character. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Quitiquit family. A memorial will be on Sunday Jan. 16, at 1:30 p.m. held at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca.

Michael’s service will be available to view live by visiting www.plfryandson.com (search tributes Michael Quitiquit, then click the link provided — no passwords needed).

To send flowers to Michael's family, please visit our floral store.


Don Hendricks. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Don Hendricks passed away on Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 97.

He was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Lakeport, California, to Marion (Hooley) Hendricks and Ruth (Wray) Hendricks. Both of his parents came from pioneer families (Hendricks, Morris, Wray and Rantz) most of whom had settled in Lake County prior to and during the Civil War.

Don attended Lakeport schools and graduated in the class of ‘41 from Clear Lake Union High.

During World War II, he served the Army Air Corps in Wisconsin teaching electronic communications to our troops.

After completing additional studies in electronic engineering at the University of Pacific (Stockton), he married Alice Megown in 1949.

Don worked for Pacific Gas and Electric as an estimator, transferred to Auburn, California, in 1966, and retired there in 1984. Don and Alice returned to Lake County in 1988.

Don served as an elected board trustee of the Lakeport schools (1964-1966). He was a certified lay leader and speaker for the United Methodist Church, a talented tenor for several choirs, and a member of Kiwanis in Auburn and Lakeport. As age began to limit his activities, he developed quite a reputation for baking zucchini bread for charities.

Don is survived by his brother, David (Kay) Hendricks; his daughter, Nancy Hendricks; two sons, Rich (Janelle) Hendricks and Doug Hendricks; nieces, Suzanne (Rob) Eamigh, Kathy (Max) Mills and Marion (Dale) Berry; nephew, Scott (Jennifer) Hendricks; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice, by two of his brothers, Robert (Bob) Hendricks and Stephen James (Jim) Hendricks, and by a great-granddaughter, Alicia Barger.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at United Christian Parish, 745 N. Brush St., Lakeport.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to United Christian Parish.

Cora Ann Blue. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Cora Ann Blue, on Dec. 29, 2021, at the age of 86.

Ann was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Arkansas and was one of four children to Buff and Mattie Roberts.

She was raised in Dyess, Arkansas, a colony that was established in 1934 under the Roosevelt administration to help destitute farmers during the depression.

Life on the farm was hard work and, as a small child, Ann was tasked with wandering the fields to find roots turned up by the plow for firewood for the stove.

She and her mother spent Tuesdays and Wednesdays washing clothes by hand and ironing with a heavy cast iron. And each year was the harvesting of cotton.

Her most famous classmate, country singer Johnny “JR” Cash, was in the same grade as Ann's older brother, Joe.

Cora Ann Roberts, her father and siblings, in Dyess, Arkansas. Courtesy photo.


In 2010, Arkansas State University began a restoration project to preserve Dyess as a heritage site focused on its agricultural history and Johnny Cash. Ann played a significant role in the restoration project by providing Dyess artifacts from her childhood. She was interviewed several times over the years by the director of the project and made several trips to Dyess to support the effort, including recording an oral history.

Ann moved with her family to Stockton, California, when she was 17 years old. It was here where she met and married her husband, Robert “Bob” Blue.

Bob was from New York City and was serving off the coast of the Korean Peninsula in the Navy. Although Bob and Ann had not met in person, Bob’s Navy buddy was married to Ann’s best friend and facilitated exchanging their addresses for correspondence. After six months of writing letters, they finally met and were married four and a half months later in 1954. They spent 63 years together until Bob's passing in 2017.

Ann worked as a telephone operator for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. in Stockton until she took a six-year work hiatus to have her three children: Robert Jr., Elizabeth and Lezlie “KC.”

Cora Ann Blue and her family in Stockton, California. Courtesy photo.

In 1962, the Blue family relocated to Lakeport when Bob started working at Clear Lake High School as a high school history teacher. Soon after arriving in Lakeport, Ann returned to work at Pac Bell's Lakeport office and later commuted to the Ukiah office, eventually retiring as a supervisor after 30 years of service.

During their years in Lakeport, Ann, Bob and their children enjoyed attending church on Sundays, bike rides in Scotts Valley, swimming and canoeing at Highland Springs and Blue Lakes, high school football and basketball games, and fireworks on the lake.

The Blue Family particularly enjoyed cross-country road trips, visiting 48 states and many National Parks.

Ann was also known for her sewing and craftwork, later joining the Lake County Doll Club. She frequently gifted loved ones with dolls made from old sweaters, yarn, buttons, each with unique names and back stories.

Cora Ann Blue. Courtesy photo.

Ann was very active in her community and enjoyed being a member of the Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club. She created many unique and beautiful floral arrangements and recently received “Best of Show” for an arrangement at the Lake County Fair.

She also worked with the city of Lakeport by serving on the Planning Commission, the Traffic Safety Committee and the Lakeport downtown beautification committee. She spent many hours developing a walking path through Library Park and downtown Lakeport. In recognition of her efforts, the city of Lakeport named the path in her honor. She was also instrumental in getting historical street signs erected in the downtown area.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Buff and Mattie Roberts; her brothers, Joe and Herbert Roberts; her husband, Robert Blue Sr.; and her daughter-in-law, Susan Blue.

Ann and Bob Blue. Courtesy photo.

She is survived by her brother, Carl Roberts; son, Robert Jr. Blue (Melissa Whitney); daughter, Elizabeth (Steve) Huber; and daughter, Lezlie “KC” (Terry) Norton. She is also survived by grandchildren Ian and Leah Blue (Brendan Kucz), Christopher and Nathaniel Huber, Bailey, Brody (Brittany) and Bronson (Danielle) Bramlett, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Penny Pines Plantation (part of the National Forest Reforestation program) in care of Suzanne Russell with Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club, P.O. Box 3, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Ann Blue and her granddaughter, Leah Blue, at Leah’s wedding. Photo by Nirav Patel.

Herb (Bradley S.) Cline

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

He was born to Vernon and Audalle Cline on April, 14, 1941, in Dinuba, California.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ginny (Virginia) Cline; his son Michael, his wife Reynosa and grandson David of Tracy, California;p daughter, Denise Hinchcliff, husband Richard Hinchcliff, grandson Brent and granddaughter Brooke of Lakeport.

Herb served four years in the Navy from 1960 to 1964 as an electronics technician. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge 2704 here in Lakeport. A three time Exalted Ruler and was currently a trustee.

No funeral will be held, however a memorial in his honor will be held at the Lakeport Elks Lodge on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeport Elks Lodge.

Ryan Schaefers. Courtesy photo.


UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Ryan Bernard Schaefers of Upper Lake, born on Feb. 1, 1984, in San Jose, California, to the late Bernard August Schaefers and Marlene Ryan Schaefers.

He passed away at age 37, on Dec. 22, 2021, in Upper Lake.

He attended Prospect High School and completed his undergraduate coursework at San Jose State University majoring in justice studies with a minor in sociology, to pursue a career in criminal justice.

After completing the Academy in 2007, Ryan was sworn in as a deputy sheriff in Santa Clara County.

For approximately 12 years, he worked various patrol assignments including being part of the Sheriff’s Off-Road Enforcement Team and making Detective. However, his favorite part of his time with the sheriff’s office was working as a rural crimes deputy; patrolling the mountains and establishing relationships with the local ranchers. Ryan was liked and admired by all those who worked with him.

An accomplished athlete, Ryan competed for the San Jose State Spartans in football and for the San Jose Seahawks in rugby. As strong as he was, Ryan also had an enormous heart. He was a supporter, mediator, protector, and giver; always ensuring that everyone around him was OK.

In 2018 Ryan moved to Lake County, California, to be closer to his family and children.

Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Schaefers; uncle, Daniel Schaefers; grandfather, Bernard Schaefers and grandmother, Marcella Ophoven Schaefers; grandfather, Marlowe Ryan and grandmother, Treva Stahlheber Ryan; great-uncle, Myron Stahlheber; and cousin, Charlotte Schaefers.

Ryan is survived by his longtime partner, and the love of his life, Jenna Sperber; their two young boys, Connor Ryan Schaefers and August Stephen Schaefers, and their older siblings Kamden and Grayson Murray; mother, Marlene Ryan Schaefers; sister, Katherine Schaefers; aunt, Barbara Ryan Schaefers; cousins, Cory Schaefers (Kara), Marcella Psalmonds (Phil), Morgan Psalmonds, Emily Psalmonds, Eric Schaefers (Regina), Christel Schaefers, Brandon Schaefers, Scott Schaefers (Nancy), Joshua Schaefers, Stacey Ballard (Vicki); and godchildren, Aimee Schaefers, Daniel Schaefers, and Addison Schaefers. He was considered family by many of his friends.

Ryan is fondly remembered as someone with an infectious smile and a kind heart, with an insurmountable appetite for meats and cheeses.

Ryan was an outdoorsman. The peace and connection of nature were his respite. In his own words, “I want my children to experience the same joys their father has while hiking in the mountains, fishing in our lakes, streams and oceans, and hunting on our lands.”

As a father, Ryan loved being with his boys, and raised them with the same kindness and compassion he gave to those around him, instilling in them respectful behavior and manners towards people, animals and spaces.

Ryan also enjoyed reading, and had a good collection of novels about adventure, crime, sports, ghosts and detectives. Other hobbies included road trips with his family, hunting trips to Wyoming, dirt bike adventures in Oregon, watching B-movie horror films, or simply staying in and hanging out with his family.

You could usually find him at home working the property, whether that was incinerating the weeds with a propane torch, on the John Deer with his cowboy hat, or playing with his boys in the yard.

Family was the most important thing to Ryan. His second home was his cousin Cory’s house, where he liked to hang out with his friends and family and raid the fridge for tasty leftovers. His Auntie Barbara’s house held unlimited family memories, including summers throughout his childhood. This was where family gathered for special events and holidays. Ryan looked forward to these get-togethers for the tasty food almost more than the family. You would not find him without a back pocket full of Ziplocs; and rest assured he would be back the next day, as he would never let a crumb go to waste.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the remembrance service Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10a.m., at the Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.

A celebration of life will be held after the service, at the home of Barbara Schaefers, 1325 Van Sleeper Rd., Upper Lake 95485. Ryan would want everyone to be relaxed, please wear comfortable attire. Ryan’s favorite color was dark blue if you would like to incorporate that.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Gofundme for Ryan’s funeral arrangements, and the benefit of Ryan’s children: https://gofund.me/610796b6.

Care and service entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, CA 95453, 707-263-0357, www.chapelofthelakes.com.

Gregory Wiser. Courtesy photo.

Gregory Lawrence Wiser
Nov. 23, 1976 — Dec. 5, 2021

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — With deepest sorrow, we announce that Gregory Wiser, age 45, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend, passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at home with family.

Those who knew Gregory, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. He had an enormous heart and loved helping others.

He loved travel, adventure, any and all outdoor activity including hiking, watersports and fishing.

Greg enjoyed and competed fiercely in the Special Olympics, winning many team medals and meeting many new friends.

Gregory will be missed everyday by his father, Steve Wiser; mother, Jessie Wiser; brother, Marcus; his nephews, Grayson, Liam and Makhi; niece, Ella; grandmother, Jessie Tuttle; his loving aunts, uncle and cousins; and many, many great friends.

BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS! Do not be afraid; do not be DISCOURAGED, For the LORD YOUR GOD will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:8-9

We miss and love you so much son! xoxo

A celebration of life will be held in two locations to accommodate family and friends with travel limitations: Friday Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 3rd St., Kelseyville; and Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. at Generation Life Church, 125 Academy Dr., Sutter Creek.

Donations may be made to Lakeport Hospice or North Coast Supportability LLC* in Kelseyville (*donations not tax-deductible).

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