Archive - 2010
Thornton Jay ‘T.J.’ Marker
Private burial services will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara for 17-plus-year Bishop resident Thornton Jay “T.J.” Marker.
Born in Long Beach on Sept. 4, 1922, T.J. died Sept. 6, 2010 at Northern Inyo Hospital from complications of diabetes. He was 88.
Polly Leah Brown Cox
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the West Line Street Cemetery for Polly Leah Brown Cox.
Born in her home in Round Valley on July 14, 1936, Polly died Oct. 1, 2010 in Bishop. She was 74. Polly attended school in Bishop, graduating from Bishop Union High School.
She was married to Milton Cox for almost 50 years until his death in 2009.
C.P. ‘Rocky’ Stone
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for C.P. “Rocky” Stone. Pastor Peter Thomsen will officiate.
Born May 28, 1918 in Irvine, Orange County, one of eight children to Ralph and Jennie Stone, Rocky died of natural causes Oct. 2, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 92.
Thanks to recent changes in programs and administration, Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer told the Board of Supervisors that Inyo Countyâs schools are in good shape despite financial challenges and declining enrollment that is threatening one school.
Owens Valley High School, with only 11 students this year, may be facing closure due to a lack of enrollment.
âWe all have declining enrollment, but the Owens Valley High School is nearing lapsation. If it goes into lapsation, it will face disposal of school territory and property,â McAteer said.
From the ashes of a devastating fire comes a new visitors center to welcome people from all over the world into the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest â home to some of the oldest living things on Earth.
It has been two years since an alleged arsonist burnt the log cabin structure to the ground, but now funding has been secured and a contractor has been chosen to begin the re-building process.
Joe Leland Snoderly
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at the Bishop Christian Center for longtime Bishop resident Joe Leland Snoderly.
Born June 13, 1948 in Waynesville, Mo. to Roy and Willene Snoderly, Joe died Sept. 23, 2010 at Renown Medical Center in Reno from complications of open heart surgery. He was 62.
Dale Carroll Dietzman
A private family service will be held at a later date for 65-year Bishop resident Dale Carroll Dietzman.
Born Jan. 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, Dale died Sept. 25, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 80.
Dale was raised in Chalfant Valley. He attended Bishop Union High School. He worked as a self-employed plumber for many years and loved restoring old cars.
Dale was also a member of VFW Post No. 8988, BPOE Bishop Lodge No. 1603 and the plumbers’ union.
Lone Pineâs annual celebration of the countyâs rich film history â and the movies, TV shows and men and women who contributed to this cinematic legacy â returns to the spotlight next weekend.
The classic Lone Pine Film Festival festival highlights, such as the parade and tours in the Alabama Hills, are back on the script this year, joining some new scenes and attractions.
Walter J. Knight
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Walter J. Knight.
Born Sept. 6, 1923 in Pomeroy, Wash, Wally, as he was known to his friends, died Sept. 18, 2010. He was 87.
James F. Wickser
No funeral services have been announced for James F. Wickser, the former head of the water system and assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He was 72.
Born March 22, 1938 in Los Angeles to Frank Tobe Wickser and Edith May Wickser, Jim died Sept. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure as a result of several strokes he had suffered since 2006.