Friday, 19 July 2024


Dennis Day. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Dennis Day passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He fought a long and difficult battle with bone cancer.

Dennis served in the Navy on a carrier war ship where he accepted Jesus as his savior.

He was able to travel the world on a Young Men’s Christian Association around the world tour in 1964.

Dennis then began a 32-year career with the phone company where he met his bride of 52 years, Jackie.

He loved the outdoors and all that God created. He backpacked for many years with good friends and had many adventures with them.

Through the years, he was able to travel extensively with his wife, where they met many wonderful lifelong friends.

The annual trip he continued, even through COVID, was to Sea Otter Sound Lodge in Alaska where he fished for 28 years.

He selflessly served his community and his church, and ensured his family and friends knew how much he loved them, through spending time with them; and being there when they needed help.

2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Dennis is survived by his wife Jackie; daughter, Heather; and dog, Duke.

Jerry Campbell. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Jerry Grant Campbell, aged 90 years, passed peacefully at his home with his family.

Jerry was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in the town of Monroe, Iowa, to parents Kenward Grant Campbell and Ferne Edith Currier.

Jerry was a very dedicated family man and always worked to provide a good home.

Jerry and Frances moved to Kelseyville in 1978 and developed their final home in their vacation dream location.

He was mostly known for his position of maintenance supervisor of the Eel River Sawmills in Humboldt County. Upon moving to Kelseyville, he also worked as maintenance at Konocti Growers Inc.

Jerry loved tinkering in his shop and was always creating something new to improve his home.

He was an avid movie collector and also a family tree historian. He was a father that was loved and admired greatly by his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Frances, whom he married in 1951. They had just celebrated their 71 anniversary in October of this year.

Jerry also is survived by his children, Edward, Jeri, Marianne and Ken; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his eldest brother, Jim Dick.

He is predeceased by his parents; his two sisters, Vivetta and Ann; his grandson, Colton; and great-granddaughter, Lillian.

At his request no public services will be held.

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

Alyssa Marie Gomez-Jack. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Our Beautiful Girl, Alyssa Marie Gomez-Jack, has left this world, her spirit has traveled on.

Alyssa was born March 4, 1996, to parents Michael L. Gomez and Marcellina M. Jack.

She passed on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. She was 26 years old.

Alyssa lived her entire life on the Big Valley Rancheria and was an enrolled member of the tribe.

She loved participating in sports, particularly volleyball, both in high school and on the native circuit.

Alyssa attended and graduated from Clear Lake High School. Once she turned 18, she worked for her tribe’s smoke shop where with persistence, dedication and hard work, she became assistant manager.

Her two children, Alina and Owen Fred, were her biggest motivators and she loved them more than life itself. They were the center of her world and she was the best mother to her babies.

Alyssa helped to provide support, love and care for her niece, Nikia, who was also like a child to her.

Alyssa is survived by her fiancé, Jonathan Fred; parents, Michael (Gina) and Marcellina (Aaron); brothers, Michael B. Gomez, Niko Cazares, Matthew Smith, Michael Smith, Steven Morgan, Andrew Gomez; sisters, Mona Gomez, Vanessa Gomez-Jack, Deidra Lopez, Feather Morgan and Mary Morgan.

She also is survived by her uncles, Kelly Jack, Philip Jack and Jeremiah Jack; great-aunt, Karen Toledo; aunts, Carla Rodriguez, Valerie Jack, Janine Williams and Cherie Dickinson; and numerous close cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Alyssa is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Valentino P. Jack and Marlene Jack; paternal grandmother, Rosella Gomez; sister, Nikia Gomez; uncle, Charles Jack; aunt, Selena Jack; and great-grandmother, Ruth Manuel.

This is just a little insight about who our beautiful girl was in life, but she was much, much more to her family, her friends and her community.

The memory of Alyssa’s big, bright, beautiful smile will continue to live on in our memories and our hearts until we are all united again.

We love you, Alyssa.

A traditional four-day ceremony and viewing will be held at the Big Valley Rancheria Gymnasium at 1002 Osprey Court, Lakeport, California, beginning on Friday, Dec. 9.

Graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., followed by a post-funeral reception with the family.

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

Patricia Beristianos. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Jane Beristianos.

She was born on July 25, 1939 in San Francisco, California, to Raymond and Virginia Murray. She attended Capuchino High School in San Bruno, California.

Soon after graduation, Patricia met and married the love of her life, Leon Beristianos, and became a mother to Jay Beristianos. In 1972, Patricia would move her family to Lake County where she quickly established her working career in a community that she loved.

In the years to come, Patricia would become known as “Pat B.” in the County Public Works Department where she would stay until her retirement.

Pat wasn’t one to sit idle, so she added the activities of volunteering at the Upper Lake Fire Protection District, and Secretary of the Upper Lake Cemetery Board to her agenda.

When not at work, Pat could be found on Lake Powell with her husband, relaxing and reading a good book, or at home, playing with her granddaughters, Janie and Jessica.

She was loved for all that she gave to her community and her family. She will be missed immeasurably.

Pat is predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Leon Beristianos, and her parents.

She will be forever remembered by her son, Jay (Lori); granddaughters, Janie (Erik) and Jessica; great-granddaughters, Abby and Emma; her sister, Carol Adamson (Mike); sister-in-law, Karen Petz (Ken); and many nieces and nephews that she adored sharing her life with.

A private family service will be held before the New Year. A celebration of life for Pat’s community will be announced at a later date.

Donations in Pat’s memory can be made to North Shore Fire Protection District, a service very close to her heart, at P.O. Box 1199 Lucerne, CA 95458.

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

Thomas Younker. Courtesy photo.

Thomas Alan Younker

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Our beloved son, brother and uncle, Thomas Allen Younker, passed away on Dec. 1, 2022.

He lived in Lake County most of his life and worked at Kelseyville Packing Shed for 40 years.

He is survived by his mom, Lois (Robert) Fuller; two sisters, Regina (Richard) Long and Zina Robich (William Eklund); his brother, Wayne (Rosalina) Young, and nieces and nephews, Zachery, Chelsie and Khloe Young, Christopher Fuller (Holly), Jamie Fuller (Molly), Carol Gillette (Gary) and Rachel (Jesse) Weaver; great-nephews, Brice Fuller and Enrique Salinas; and Thomas' girlfriend, Cheryl Vinson.

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

Paul Schultz. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — I am heartbroken to announce the death of my father, Paul Louis Schultz.

He passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

He was born in Santa Rosa, California, on Nov. 18, 1961, to mother Sandra Lee Hage and father Robert Lee Schultz.

He was a graduate of the Ukiah High School class of 1980 in Ukiah, California.

He leaves behind his daughter, Chelsea, and son, Davis; his brothers, David and Kip; sister, Francis; Aunt Shirley, Uncle Paul and Herb; cousins, Rhonda, Rochelle, Lancy, Traci and Travis; sisters-in-law, Ruby, Rose and Kathy; brother-in-law, Greg; nieces, Renee, Claire, Sarah and Wendy; and nephews, Chase, Cade, Justin and Tyler.

Anyone who met him could easily tell how special of a person he is. You could always feel his big heart and loving nature.

He was an amazing and respectable man who loved his family and was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who asked. He loved doing acts of kindness for others.

He is unexpectedly at peace and will rest easy with his wife, Rheta; mother, Sandra; father, Robert; mother-in-law, Virgie; grandmother, Neoma; grandfather, Harold; uncle, Harold Jr.; and Aunt Lynn and Uncle Jimmy.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Dec. 10 at the Lucerne Community Church, 5870 Highway 20 in Lucerne. There will be a small potluck after.

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