Celebration of Life

Greg Carter  11/10/1959 – 4/12/2021

Greg Carter 11/10/1959 – 4/12/2021

Two things I’ve discovered:

  1. There is nothing that I must do, say, think, feel, accomplish, prove, create, destroy, manipulate, manage, arrange, judge, give, receive, see, hear, taste, smell, or touch in order for my life to be perfect and complete just as it is in this moment.
  2. There never was.” (Greg Carter 1/2021)

The Carter family moved to Cloverdale in 1998 from Orange County, California.  Beginning in 2000 Greg worked locally on computers. He was the original owner of Cloverdale Computer.  In 2005 he joined Kiwanis and his wife Julie joined shortly afterward. Through the years he worked on many projects.  His most passionate community project was bringing the Imagination Library to Cloverdale.  Through his efforts and those of other Kiwanis members, nearly 30,000 books have been given to local kids.  As a source of funding for the Imaginations Library, Greg created the Cloverdale Harvest Runs in 2010.  This grew into the Cloverdale Kiwanis Vineyard Runs which are held annually in October in the Gallo Vineyards.  Greg’s community connections have also included Toastmasters, Friend of Lake Sonoma, Relay for Life, 4-H and Scouting. .

He became an avid hiker and trail runner exploring many places including Mt Fuji, the Grand Canyon, and the Southwestern deserts.  Over the years Lake Sonoma became his sanctuary, as he hiked and ran every trail. . The best trails were those shared with family and friends. So his Celebration of Life will take place on June 27, at the South Lake Trailhead at Lake Sonoma 2 -5 P.M. This will be an open house style event. Using an abundance of caution masks will be required.

Greg was preceded in death by both of his parents Bill and Ola Carter, who also lived in Cloverdale. Greg is survived by his siblings Savannah and Stan, his wife Julie, his children Greg, Will and Clay, grandson Ezra and a large extended family

In his memory donations can be made to the Cloverdale Imagination Library. at http://Donate.CarterSystems.com    

For additional information go to http://CloverdaleImaginationLibrary.com

To read some of Greg’s reflections on life and death please go to: https://www.facebook.com/GregCarterBlog

The Carter family can be reached at -GregCarterMemorial@gmail.com.


Ron & Jane Pavelka Anniversary

Ron & Jane Pavelka Anniversary

For those that believe in “Love at First Sight”, this is an adventure that began over 41 years ago on a scuba diving excursion in Southern California. “Ron asked me to marry him the first night we met in 1980” states Jane. They married one year
later and the rest is history! The Pavelka’s are now celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They have traveled the globe, love to fish, hike, scuba dive & forage for wild edibles. In 1984 they moved to Sonoma County, raised 2 children and became part of the fabric of beautiful Cloverdale.

Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Remembering Doris Jean Julius

Remembering Doris Jean Julius

Doris Jean Julius was a strong, courageous, caring and faithful mother. She passed away suddenly on March 27th 2021 in Cloverdale, California at the age of 90. 

Doris was born to Otto and Eva Beck in Anaconda Montana on Feb 13th 1931. She graduated from Anaconda High School in June of 1949. In 1965 she moved with her family to California. Doris began her career as a maid in a convalescent hospital and through hard work, dedication and talent rose to be the head of the purchasing department at Ames Research Center in Mountain View California, a division of NASA. In 1986 she received the distinguished service award from NASA because of her contributions to the Apollo missions, the Space shuttle program, and the development of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

Doris retired from NASA in 1988 and moved to Cloverdale California with her 2nd husband, Bob Julius, who in 2012 proceeded her in death.

She is survived by her four children, Lawrence (Melinda) Grimes, James Grimes, Melonie (Al) Delsid, and Daniel (Carol) Grimes as well as 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris had a strong Christian faith which carried her through the trials of life and informed her loving and caring motherhood. Doris had a note in her bible written in the margins of Samuel 1 saying “Mothers can be priests. Hannah knew the words of the Lord she was to give to her children. If a mother has faith, she can teach hope”. Doris’ proudest accomplishment was being a woman who not only taught, but exemplified, hope, love, and graciousness to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family will miss her guidance and love.

“If we live, we live to the Lord and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8). No matter how much we miss her, Doris Julius was, and always will be, the Lord’s.

 The family would like to thank the staff at The Villas Assisted Living in Cloverdale for the compassionate care they provided to Doris in her final years. A memorial service will be held May 25th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Fred Young Mortuary in Cloverdale.

Donations in her name can be made to your favorite charity.


Doris Jean Julius
Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

On April 24, 2021 Michael & Beverlee Laird will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They met in 1970 when Beverlee was working at First National Bank of Ontario & Michael (employed with Southern Counties Gas) came in to buy U.S. Savings Bonds for his two young children. One year later at the young age of 21, they married and blended their two families. In 1974, looking to get out of the L.A. County smog & ready for an adventure, they moved north to Sonoma County living in Healdsburg for over 22 years. In 1997 they settled in Cloverdale and fell in love with the small-town charm, great restaurants, art, music, & theatre and wonderful people.

Being a real estate agent, Michael previews properties for clients and happened to take Beverlee along up to Preston Heights. They fell in love with the park-like feel of the single level home on over an acre & headed back to the country for one more adventure 3 ½ years ago! Their seven chickens, cat Moa, deer, resident squirrels, flocks of turkeys, and the occasional fox or coyote have kept them entertained during Covid-19. The large garden provided the opportunity for more home-canning and plenty of “COVID cooking”. Their mutual love of gardening has created a tropical oasis (behind the deer fencing!) with an outdoor tiki-bar overlooking the pond. Having daughter Charlene, son-in-law Lee, and grandson Shane in Cloverdale allowed for the occasional masked, distance visit. They all hope that a family celebration planned by son Sam & his husband Marc can happen next year, possibly in Hawaii, when travel can be done more safely.

Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Remembering ~ Virginia Anne Carter

Remembering ~ Virginia Anne Carter

Virginia Anne Carter known as Anne to most, passed away at her home in Cloverdale on October 23, at age 69. She is survived by her husband Robert Carter, her children Michael & Tracy Raborn, Stephanie & Steve Treankle, Rhonda Mariani, and Christopher Carter, her grandchildren Chantel, Mariah, Nicholas, Coleman, Joseph, Erika, Nathan, Victoria, Anthony, Shianne, and Isabella, her great grandchild Ambrosine, and numerous others who considered her a second mom.

In lieu of flowers the family ask you perform a random act of kindness in her memory.

Celebration of life information will be announced at a later date.

Remembering ~ Barbara DuVall

Remembering ~ Barbara DuVall


Barbara Jean DuVall resident of Cloverdale, CA flew to heaven October 15, 2020, surrounded by family just shy of her 90th Birthday

She was born November 15, 1930 in Redding, Ca to Eugene and Dorothy Couey the oldest of 4 children. She grew up in the Redding area until the family moved to Willits, Ca where she me Jack DuVall her husband of 49 years. They bought their home in Cloverdale in 1955 and raised their family there.

After Jack’s death Barbara continued to winter in Wellton, AZ where she met Jay Martino. She and Jay wintered in Wellton and Summered in Price, UT until his death in March 2020.  After Jay’s death Barbara moved back to the family home in Cloverdale.

Barbara touched many lives with her gentle caring heart and loved not only her DuVall Family but also her Martino Family very much. Barbara is survived by her daughters Sandy (Jack) Townsend, Jaci (Dave) Gomez and Teri (Tim)Dart, Lane (Kim) Martino and Lynn Martino and their families. She leaves 7 grandchildren Rick (Val) Townsend, Tammy (Owen) Nunnemaker, Anthony Dogali, Tiffany (Andrew) McCann, Karl Gomez, Brian Shoopman and George (Nicole) Shoopman, Also Bruce Shoopman 6 great grandchildren, Colton, Cooper and Chloe Townsend, Allyssa Nunnemaker , Paris and Sawyer Shoopman Great great granddaughter Ella Townsend Sister Shirley Ford and Brother Bob (Judy) Couey and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Eugene and Dorothy Couey, husband for 49 years Jack DuVall, son Larry DuVall and brother George Couey, son-in-law George Dogali and Jay Martino

As per her request there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity.

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