Archive - Oct 2010
George Lanyon, Jr.
As requested by family, no services will be held for 43-year Bishop resident George Lanyon, Jr.
Born the first of three children to George and Rose (Anderson) Lanyon on March 12, 1934 in Michigan, George died at his Bishop home Oct. 17, 2010. He was 76.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Barlow Gym for Tracy Chiatovich. A pot luck dinner will follow.
Born on Jan. 3, 1963 in Chico to Duane and Sharon Chiatovich, Tracy died at Northern Inyo Hospital on Oct. 18, 2010. She was 47.
Bonnie Lee (Holland) Ford
Honoring her request, a private family service will be held at a later date for lifetime Bishop resident Bonnie Lee Ford.
Born July 23, 1927 to Harry and Belle Holland, Bonnie died Oct. 19, 2010 at her home in Bishop. She was 83.
A third-generation Owens Valley pioneer, Bonnie’s grandmother, Anna Stacia Malone, was the first white child born at Fort Independence.
Jessaline B. Fetterman
A memorial will be held in Bishop, in the spring of 2011 for Jessaline B. Fetterman.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn. on March 20, 1915 to Charles Walter Grafft and Neva Belle (Briggs) Grafft, Jessaline B. Fetterman, passed away on October 10, 2010. She was 95.
Velma M. Axford
No services will be held for Velma M. Axford.
Born May 12, 1916 Velma deid Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 in her home in Topaz, where she has lived for 22 years. She was 94.
Velma and her husband Frank have had many businesses together, starting in 1958 in Bishop, they then moved to Mammoth where they opened a hardware store and two mini markets along with their plumbing contracting business.
In response to claims that it violated the Brown Act, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday that it could have worded an agenda item from its Aug. 24 meeting better, but voted not to change its stance on the Big Pine Re-Greening Project at this time.
The board did agree to revisit the scoping document at the next Inyo-County Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting to review a new alternative for the project that will prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from activating a well that the Big Pine Tribe says will deplete its water table.
Two groups of hikers were stranded in the Sierra Nevada near Lone Pine caught in the October storms. One group made its way out of the Meysan Lakes area, but ended up more than 50 miles off course while the other group was stuck on top of Mount Whitney.
Despite a hard-fought match, the Bishop High Lady Broncos volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday.
The Broncosâ€™ ball control, serving and aggression at the net would have defeated a lesser team, but the Scorpionsâ€™ brick wall at the net was the deciding factor.
â€śWe played hard, we played strong,â€ť said coach Sheri Sonke. â€śIâ€™m proud of the effort, this was our best game as a team yet.â€ť
Bishop got off to a strong start in Game 1. The teams were blow for blow until the Scorpions turned on their after-burners, pulling away to the 15-25 finish.
With the Tungsten Hills as a backdrop, the Broncos Cross Country squads dominated the Desert Scorpions, winning in both the boys and girls three-mile races Tuesday.
Also invited to participate, but not compete, were Mam-moth High; Mammoth Middle School and Home St. Middle School running two-mile courses.
â€śWeâ€™re very pleased with the runnersâ€™ steady improvement,â€ť said coach Jeff Perry. â€śThis victory was needed to keep us in reach of the CIF preliminaries,â€ť added coach Tracy Lawrence.
Earl Raymond Duarte
Funeral services will be held for 13-year Lone Pine resident Earl R. Duarte at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Turner Barnes VFW Post 8036 on Gene Autry Lane in Lone Pine. Burial will be private at Mt. Whitney Cemetery.
Born in Long Beach on Aug. 6, 1935, Earl died Oct. 15, 2010 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. He was 75.