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Clara B. Mendes

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Clara B. Mendes Beloved mother, grandmother and "grandma-great" Clara B. Mendes, 91, of Lakeport died peacefully Thursday, February 13. Clara was born to Frank and Mary Furtado, May 21, 1922, in Half Moon Bay, where she grew up and met her husband, Clarence Mendes. Clara and Clarence married in 1941 and continued to live in Half Moon Bay until retiring to Lakeport in 1979. Clara was an avid outdoors woman who loved gardening, fishing, and traveling with her husband to Alaska where they enjoyed the great outdoors together. Through her kind and generous spirit she was always helping her friends and relatives. Clara was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Clarence, and by her only grandchild, Cherie Lynn Eckhardt. Clara is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann (Wayne) Voigt; grandson-in-law, John Eckhardt; great-grandchildren, Cole Michael Eckhardt and Kaylee Nicole Eckhardt; and adopted daughter, Terri (Dan) Bertrem. She is also survived by an extended family of many nephews and nieces. Visitation will be from 4 - 6 p.m., Thursday, February 20, followed by the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, Lakeport. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday. Interment to follow at Kelseyville Cemetery. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com FD1336. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, 2014
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