Claude H. Le Clerc

Claude H. Le Clerc

January 17, 1940 – September 3, 2022

Claude Henri Joseph Le Clerc Philibert passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family September 3, 2022. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada on January 17, 1940, to mother Marie Anne Schiavoni and father, Louis Joseph Napoleon Le Clerc.

He is survived by wife of 50 years Margarita, three children Pamela (Fred), Claudia (Fernando) and son Benoit. Two grandchildren Jenna and Quintin (Pamela) and two great grandchildren Hudson and Avery Jade (Jenna). Siblings Jean-Louis, Jean-Marie-May, Claudette, Benoit-Camille, Carmen, Robert, Real, Rino, Roger, and Rachel. And many nieces and nephews.

He left his native Canada in 1964 to join brother Benoit to Southern California to pursue business opportunities. Later in life business brought him to Sonoma County which became his home for past 42 years. Dedicated most of his career life in agriculture/landscaping industry. Always the consummate cook, which later lead him to take on the annual community Thanksgiving dinner which involved the preparation up to 150 turkeys which he did so with pride. Other interest includes tending to his garden, koi pond and spoiling his little girls (dogs).

While he will be missed, we are grateful for the 82 years God has blessed us with him. We know he is in a better place and although he is no longer physically with us, he will forever be in our hearts.


Visitation / Funeral Service – Friday, September 9, 2022 from 6-8 P.M.

at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa



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Larry Strakbein


Larry Strakbein

February 28, 1942– August 15, 2022

Larry Strakbein, a resident of Rancho de Calistoga, died on August 15, 2022. Born on February 28, 1942, in Rocky Ford, Colorado, to Frederick and Marie Strakbein.

Larry worked for the city of St. Helena. He was a wonderful dad, grandpa, brother, and friend who never really grew old and was always there. His smile was like sunshine, and his heart was solid gold. He was a diehard 49ers fan.

Larry is survived by his brother, Richard Strakbein; sister, Margie Wesloski; daughter, Kristy Strakbein; granddaughters, Tana Russom and Meagan Mills; great-granddaughters, Leyah Mendoza and great-grandson, Xander Vanthong.

Although he has passed, he will live on in each one of us forever and always. He is unforgettable. We love you, Larry. Go Niners!

A memorial service will be held for Larry on August 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Eggen & Lance; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.


Memorial Service – Monday, August 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa



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Anna Smith



Anna Smith

May 3, 1935 – July 30, 2022

Anna had much to do before resting: She was caretaker and companion to her lifelong child Christine; She had daily visits or phone calls from children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who would find comfort in her words and blessings, sprinkled with her touch of humor; She was a dear friend to many from her early life in the east and adult life living in Washington and then California.

Anna was born May 3, 1935 in Newark, NJ. The daughter of Marion and Thurman Creel, she was the youngest of three sisters raised by her mother in the Projects. Child life was not easy for Anna, but she chose to see the silver linings. She would reflect on her many weekends with her Nana, also named Anna. She adored her uncle Harold and James, who nicknamed her “Tiny”. She would often speak of her childhood lifelong friends. She remembers the Macy’s Day parade with her mom, and difficulty staying awake because of her chronic anemia.

As a young lady, Anna was employed by Stavid Engineering, Inc. in Plainfield, NJ. She worked as a switchboard operator during World War II, when the wartime economy sought woman in the workforce. Anna’s mother Marion also found opportunity to emerge from a life of barely making ends meet doing odd sewing jobs, to working for Weston Instruments. They were Riveters of the time. Anna had her mind on other things, however. She dreamed of marriage and children, like so many young ladies of the baby boom era. Anna was a rare beauty. Edward knew this when they met. She was 19 and he was 34. From the time of their first date, she would devote her entire life to faith and family, having five children in addition to Edward’s two sons. Anna was proud of her children. She never doubted her choice to be a lifelong mother and homemaker.

Anna navigated a hard life with love and grace, and a passion for the Lord. It was her faith that carried her through the loss of her beloved Edward Sr. in 1993, and then the loss of her eldest son Edward Jr. in February this year. Anna’s heart weakened due to a valve condition about three years ago. She saw her final work ahead. She transitioned Christine to her new legal guardian and sister, Debra, who was also caretaker for Anna in recent years. She also made it to her granddaughter’s wedding one week to the day before she passed.

Anna touched people with her presence, with words often expressed through eyes that smiled when she did. “God Bless You”, she would often say. Anna will be remembered by all who knew her for her virtuous commitment to sharing her faith through love.

Anna is survived by her children, Christian Smith, Debra McCracken, Diane Cupples and Michael Smith, eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for August 27, graveside at Franklin Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. and Celebration of Life at First Presbyterian Church on Pacific Ave at 1 p.m., followed by reception.


EGGEN & LANCE: 1540 MENDOCINO AVENUE, SANTA ROSA

Visitation – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL PARK: 1900 FRANKLIN AVENUE, SANTA ROSA

Interment/Burial with Military Honors – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.



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James (Jay) Jones


James (Jay) Jones

August 30, 1946 – July 10, 2022

Jay Jones passed away on July 10, 2022. Jay was raised in Wilmerding, PA and joined the Navy in 1964. He was an Enlisted Air Crewman and was selected for the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP) and graduated from the University of Louisville with a BSEE. Jay was awarded his wings as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and flew in the A-6 Intruder. While an instructor at Naval Station Norfolk, VA, Jay enrolled in Master of Science in Safety classes at the University of Southern California campus at Naval Station Norfolk.  Retiring from the Navy in 1984, he attended National Lewis University in Evanston, IL and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling.  Jay worked as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager until retiring in 2002. Jay was the Commanding Officer of the Naval Sea Cadet Division 9-1-1 and the Navy League Ship Butch O’Hare at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He was a Police and Fire Commissioner in Fox Lake, Il and a Reserve Community Service Officer with the Petaluma, CA Police Department.  Jay enjoyed coaching with the Rohnert Park Warriors, Rohnert Park Soccer Club, and Rohnert Park Cal Ripken. He traveled with his family throughout the country. He was a Certified SCUBA Rescue Diver. He was on the boards of SIRS and the Foxtail Seniors in Rohnert Park and loved golfing with them.  Jay enjoyed fostering kittens for the Rohnert Park Animal Services and his dog Cooper.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents William R. and Agnes V. Jones, son Raymond R. “Buck” Jones and younger brother Thomas Jones. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Michela (Micki) Jones, son James Jones Jr., daughters Kelly Mandella (Larry) and Shannon Jones and grandchildren Jacob and Chris Mandella, Connor, Braeden, Keegen, Addison and Caitlin Jones and Tucker Bernhardy.

The family has greatly benefited from being involved with the character and leadership program Klemmer and Associates and Jay was very supportive.

The family asks that those who wish to make a donation in his honor that it be to the Mustard Seed Scholarship Fund for Klemmer Leadership and Character Development https://provisionbridge.org/mustard-seed-scholarship-fund/

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Eggen & Lance on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Following the burial with Military Honors at Santa Rosa Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m.


EGGEN & LANCE: 1540 MENDOCINO AVENUE, SANTA ROSA

Visitation – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL PARK: 1900 FRANKLIN AVENUE, SANTA ROSA

Interment/Burial with Military Honors – Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.



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Eugene Murphy


Eugene Murphy

June 11, 1942 – July 1, 2022

Eugene “Gene” Murphy lost his battle with cancer on July 1st, 2022, with family by his side.

Born June 11, 1942 in San Francisco’s Mission district, where he was raised. Gene attended St. James grammar school and was a graduate of Mission High. Summers were spent on the beach in Monte Rio, where he also served as a lifeguard from 1958 to 1962. He was very proud of the fact that no one ever drowned on his watch. He joined the San Francisco Fire department in 1971 and served 35 years before retiring as a Lieutenant. Gene was blessed to have celebrated his 80th birthday with his family and friends.

He will be missed by his wife, Debi and sons John (Jackie) and Willie. Step-son, Phil (Brooke) Coberly. Also survived by his sister Eleanor Gerigk. Four grandchildren: Johnathan, Alyssa, Chandler, Tristin. Four great grandchildren: Camille, Weston, Gracelynn and Beckham, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Edward J Murphy, mother Eleanor Wall, brother Edward Murphy and brother-in-law Bernard Gerigk.

A Memorial/Rosary service will be held Monday July 11, 6pm – 7pm at Eggen & Lance (visitation starts at 4pm), 1540 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
A funeral at Eggen & Lance, July 12th, beginning at 11am, followed by a burial service at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. A reception to follow at Eggen & Lance.

Location:             Eggen & Lance Chapel:  1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Visitation:           Monday, July 11, 2022 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Funeral:               Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:00am With Burial to follow

Burial:                  Santa Rosa Memorial Park


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Angela Gayle Trahan

January 31, 1955 – May 23, 2022

Angela “Gayle” Trahan departed this life on May 23, 2022.  Angela was born January 31, 1955, to the late Thomas Marshall Trahan, Sr., and Constance Jean Broussard Trahan.

Angela leaves to morn her four (4) children:  Ernest Wayne Henderson Jr., Austin Thomas Henderson (Hannah), Zenikia Henderson Blocker (Octavis), Anthony Lamar Turner, Sr.  The loves of her life her grandchildren: Josiah Henderson, Isaiah Henderson, Treyvon Henderson, Ariana Barber, and Cali, Lil Austin Henderson, Jr., Tasia Henderson, Octavia Blocker, Heru Blocker, Yasmine Turner, Mya Turner, Anthony Turner, Jr., and Regatt Turner. Siblings: Thomas Marshall Trahan, Jr., Erin Trinell Trahan-Lopez, Stella Trahan Nettles, Ida Trahan-Bell (Charles) Moses Broussard, Dwight Broussard, Christine Broussard, Linda Broussard. Special friend of many years Betty Grant and Anthony Cape. Host of nieces (Birdie), nephews (Armari), relatives and friends.

Angela known to all as Gayle was born in Port Arthur, Texas and moved to Sebastopol, California at the age of 12 years to reside with her grandparents:  Alton and Mary Broussard.  Gayle touched the hearts of many and always said she loved you she will be missed.

If you would like to visit her family and attend the memorial services for Angela, we welcome you.

Location:             Eggen & Lance Chapel

Date:                    Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time:                   Visitation: 11am-11:30am/ Memorial: 11:30am-2:00pm

Live Streaming:  www.SRMEL.com

Texas Viewers – 1:00pm / California 11:00am

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Anthony Michael Keenan


Anthony Michael Keenan

August 15, 1988 – May 22, 2022

It is with tremendous sorrow and unspeakable grief to announce the passing of Anthony Michael Keenan on May 22, 2022 at the age of 33.

Anthony was born August 15, 1988 in Petaluma, CA and attended school throughout Sonoma County.  Anthony was a Carpenter out of Local 751, a trained Chef and Certified Personal Trainor and Nutrition Coach.  He had been working toward a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.  Anthony had an adventurous spirit; he had traveled to almost every state in the US and visited many countries in Europe.

A talented snowboarder, he loved hitting the slopes.  He was a student of both the theater arts and martial arts.  He spent time reading, listening to music and was a spiritual man.  He rode dirt bikes and played bass in a metal band. He participated in many powerlifting competitions. Uncle Tony as he was affectionately known, rode bikes and gamed with his nephew every chance he could. Anthony was sports fan, cheering for both the San Francisco Bay Area and the New York teams.

Anthony will be missed by his loving mother Wendy (Brewer) Fairbrother, sisters Michaela Fairbrother Sory (Thomas) and Maria Fairbrother Moore (Ben), nephews Thomas and Malcolm, niece Mayla; grandfather Allen Lunn and countless Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. He will be reunited with his father Michael Keenan ll, grandmother Josie Messina Lunn, grandmother Barbara Kenney Keenan, and grandfather Michael Keenan.

Known to all as a funny, generous, and creative soul, may he rest in peace.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 20, 2022 with visitation at 11:00 A.M. followed by the funeral service at 12:00 P.M. at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue. Burial at 1:00 P.M. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park; 1900 Franklin Avenue and a reception to follow at Eggen & Lance’s reception hall at 2:00 P.M.

Interment of Michael Keenan II (1966-2021) with his son, Anthony M. Keenan will be on this day as well.

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Timothy James O’Day


Timothy James O’Day

April 10, 1960 – June 2, 2022

On Thursday, June 2, Timothy James O’Day, a loving husband and father of four strapping sons, passed away at the age of 62.  He went peacefully.  By his side were his wife of 40 years, Angela, and his eldest surviving son, Thomas.  He will be well-remembered for his quick wit and generosity.

Timothy was born on April 10, 1960, in Rochdale, England, to Terrence and Marjorie O’Day.  As a boy he enjoyed football, cricket and home brewing.  During his first year of college he met the love of his life, Angela.  Shortly after, the two began courting and were married on July 17, 1982  at St. Thomas Church.

In 1984, Timothy graduated from Heriot-Watt University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Malting and Brewing Science.  He went on to work as a Brew Master for Bass Brewing, The Greyhound Pub, Kelmer’s Brewhouse, and Santa Rosa Brewing Company.  After working in the brewing industry, he worked for the City of Tiburon for 20 years.

Timothy was a life-long supporter of Manchester United Football Club, the England National Football Team and a card carrying member of the Barmy Army.  It’s coming home.  C’mon England!  He enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching his sons’ youth football teams, working with various organizations to benefit veterans, and a good beer.  He will be dearly missed.

Timothy is survived by his wife Angela, and his three youngest sons Thomas, Matthew and Rory.  He is preceded in death by his eldest son Patrick.  He also leaves behind five grandchildren Kylee, Patrick, Georgia, Drew and Brady.

Funeral services will be held on the Patio of Santa Rosa Memorial Park, on Saturday, June 11, at 11:00 am.  All are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Wine Country Marines.


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Capt. Gerald J. Van Norden


Capt. Gerald J. Van Norden

March 15, 1932 – January 15, 2022

Capt. Gerald J. Van Norden, retired U.S. Naval Aviator, passed away on January 15, 2022, at his home in Santa Rosa after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease. His wife of 66 years, Maxine, and several family members were present with him. Gerald was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 15, 1932, and grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, graduating from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn and Wayne State University in Detroit. He majored in Speech and Radio Production producing several radio programs which were popular in those days, such as: “The Green Hornet”. Jerry enjoyed singing with his college trio known as, “The Townsmen”, was active in the Drama Dept. and TKE fraternity at Wayne State University. Of course, television was just around the corner, but the military intervened, and he was on his way to a distinguished Naval career.
Gerald entered the Naval Reserve in 1951 while attending classes at Wayne State University. He began his Navy career as an enlisted Communications Technician. In November of 1954, after his graduation, he was accepted into the Navy’s first Aviation Officer Class (AOC) at Pensacola, Florida. In 1955 he was designated an Ensign and in 1956 earned his Navy Wings.
After attending Naval Justice School, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron One located at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. He served there from 1956 to 1959 as Plane Commander and Legal Officer.
After a short stint as a civilian from 1959 to 1961, he returned to active duty and was ordered to NAS Corpus Christi as an in-flight and ground school aviation instructor. In 1964 he was transferred to VX-6, an Antarctic Squadron out of Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He flew C-117s and C-47s in support of the Navy’s Antarctic Base on Mcmurdo Sound.
In 1966, Gerald was selected for the TAR program and received orders to NAS Glenview as Flag Pilot to Chief of Naval Air Reserve Training. Four years later, in 1970, he was transferred to his first TAR billet at Naval Air Reserve Unit Alameda, where he worked in several different capacities including: Administrative Office, Manpower Officer, and Recruiting Officer.
In 1974, he was ordered to OPNAV in Washington as Reserve Coordinator for Logistics. In 1976 he was promoted to Captain and was ordered to Naval Reserve Readiness Command, Seattle. On October 10th, 1977, he became the Deputy for the newly created Naval Reserve Readiness Command, Region 22.
Gerald was ordered to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. and returned to California as CO of the Personnel Support Detachment at Treasure Island, retiring in 1983.
He received many awards, including the Navy Commendation medal, National Defense Service medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Antarctic Service Medal, Meritorious Service medal.
After retirement, they moved to Sonoma County where he played in many golf and tennis tournament, was an avid gardener, did beautiful woodworking and tapestries, created many bird houses for the church bazaar, supported the Santa Rosa Symphony and marveled at the accomplishments of his six grandchildren. He loved all the timeless old ballads and knew all the lyrics from memory. Jerry and Maxine enjoyed many evenings at the piano singing them.
Gerald was predeceased by his oldest son, Keith in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughter, Susan (Robert Friedman); son David (Paula); grandchildren, Gregory (Stacy), Jennifer, and Russell Friedman; and Vincent, Evelina, and Francesca Van Norden.
“Fair Winds and Following Seas”, Capt’n.
A memorial service will be held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park; 1900 Franklin Ave., in Santa Rosa on May 9th at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Janette Saavedra officiating, followed by military honors at the graveside on the Veteran’s Lawn. Donations in his name may be made to the Endowment Fund at First United Methodist Church; 1550 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa 95405.


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Curt Ogden


Curt Ogden

1968 – 2022

Born August 7, 1968 A native to Spokane WA was taken from this world in a tragic motorcycle accident on Bicentennial Way in Santa Rosa CA on March 20, 2022. Curt was a lifetime extraordinary carpenter that through his career started In woodworking and that led him to building million dollar homes. The type of guy to pick up a wrench and fix a car or pick up a hammer and build a home. Who enjoyed camping, boating, a proud ECV clamper, loved riding motorcycles, watching Nascar, an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, loved performing charity with his motorcycle club The Good Ol’ Boys MC and enjoyed singing in his band Raw. He worked hard to honor the loved ones he lost Larry Ratto and Dave Komro and helped create Camp Komratto to honor their memory. A man who always worked tirelessly for the benefit of others. He prided himself with 15 years clean and sober and enjoyed the outreach he did for others while guiding them with their life of sobriety. Above all Curt was a family man who loved his wife kids and grandchildren. Curt has gone on to the golden hills to be with his father Curtis Eugene Ogden and his mother Donna Mae Raven. Curt was survived by his wife Cari Ogden, his brother Ron Ogden, his sisters Kim Ogden and Erin Chase, his daughter Cheyanne Ogden, his step children Amanda Peters, Kris Signs, Madi Hanson, Devin Oliva, Max Colfer, Carson Hanson and his grandchildren Zayden Christopher Curtis Leathers, Harlow Bee Hanson, Jayden Upchurch, Kayleigh Peters and Jaxxon Peters. He will truly be missed by many. May he rest in peace.

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Linda Louise Ingley


Linda Louise Ingley

1941 – 2022

Linda Louise Ingley of Rohnert Park, CA passed away on Monday, March 7th, 2022 at Santa Rosa Kaiser Hospital with her two daughters by her side. Linda was born on the family farm in Hillsboro, Iowa on Aug. 2,1941 to Roland and Lucile Newbold. After moving to Huntington Beach, CA she graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1959. Shortly after marrying Robert Ingley, they moved to Sonoma County where she called home for over 60 years. Linda was very involved with raising her two daughters by volunteering with Bellevue School PTA, Bluebirds, and Campfire Girls, among many other community organizations. Linda was a longtime U.S. Postal Service Employee, she was appointed to Postmaster in Inverness, CA. She retired in 2005 with a Service Award for her 25 years. Linda enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and cooking, but most of all spending time with her family and her dog, Buster. She is survived by two daughters, Yvette Ingley Kennedy (Shawn) of Ukiah, CA. Stefanie Ingley Faddis (Garrett) of Lynden, WA. Her grandchildren Derek Kennedy (Tashi), Amanda Kennedy (Ryan), Kyle Kennedy, and Ryan Faddis. Great-grandchildren Talen Kennedy, Lillian Cranford, Easton Cranford, Brinley Cranford, Kingston Kennedy with another great-granddaughter on the way. Preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Booz. A graveside service will be held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park on March 28th at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Santa Rosa Humane Society.

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