July 27th, 2011
Esther Mae Barnes
Esther Mae Barnes was born March 17, 1922 in Osawatomie, Kan. to Lloyd and Ethel Wollen. She passed away June 28, 2011. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy Tinker of Visalia; brother, Linton Wollen of Merced; daughters, Alison Barnes and Leslie Troncale; granddaughter, Alyssa Coleman; and three great-grandchildren.
Lilian K. Davis
After a long battle with cancer, Lillian K. Davis passed away on June 27, 2011 with her two daughters by her side.
Lillian was born Nov. 19, 1922 to George and Elisabeth Kaufmann in Detroit, Mich.She graduated from Denby High School in Detroit in 1942. Lillian married her best friend LeRoy Davis on May 1, 1944. They were married 40 years.
County leaders decided Tuesday that the Coso Operating Companyâ€™s Hydrological Mitigation Monitoring Plan is adequate in addressing potential environmental impacts created by its pumping of water for use at its geothermal energy plant.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a Conditional Use Permit in 2009 to allow the Coso Operating Company to pump groundwater from two existing wells on its Hay Ranch in Rose Valley and transport it via pipeline to Cosoâ€™s geothermal plant at China Lake Naval Weapons Station.
A small bump felt under an arm has in a matter of a couple months turned a family upside down.
Cancer has reared its ugly head in Southern Inyo, inflicting 30-year-old Kristin Palmer, wife and mother of four from Lone Pine.
Palmer is at the City of Hope in Duarte undergoing her first of 16 weeks of chemotherapy and then radiation treatments. Her cousin, Michelle Hykes, said despite the battery of tests and biopsies, doctors are still unsure exactly what kind of cancer Palmer has. It may be Stage III breast cancer or Stage IV lung cancer, Hykes said.
Just before sunrise on Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, Sally DePerro left her beloved Eastern Sierra.
Sally was born in Pomona, Calif. on Sept. 28, 1950. She was raised in southern California and married her high school sweetheart, John. Shortly after they married, John and Sally went on a wonderful tour of the United States to find the perfect place to live and raise their family. They eventually settled in Mono County where they lived for 34 years.
Sandra ‘Sandee’ Lee Dohnel
Sandee passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on July 21, 2011. Sandee was born May 28, 1959 in Santa Monica and raised in Lafayette for most of her childhood.
The love of her life and her greatest joy was her son, Justin Paul Dohnel.
Joyce Ilene Imboden
Isaura Franco-Gonzalez, age 74, resident of Bishop for 31 years, born in Picachos, Nayarit, Mexico on June 10, 1938, passed away on July 18, 2011 in Pomona.
A great mother, strong woman and humble person who loved flowers, she was the glue that held the Franco family together and will continue to be.
Dolores ‘Dee’ Daniels
Dolores “Dee” Daniels, 69, resident of Bishop for 18 years, born in Inglewood on Sept. 3, 1941, passed away on July 18, 2011 at Renown Medical Center.
Dee was retired from the Mammoth Lakes Water District, where she worked for 16 years, and was a resident of Mammoth Lakes from 1984-1994.
Two local girls have been traveling all summer, going to pow wows and representing the Owens Valley.
Now the two, Junior Miss Pabanamanina and Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe, want to dance and represent their communities, cultures and tribes at a giant Idaho pow wow and are hoping the public can help them get there.
Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe Bailee Piper, 13, and 11-year-old Aurora Toledo, Junior Miss Pabanamanina, have set their sights on the 48th Annual Shoshone Bannock Festival on the Fort Hall Reservation, Fort Hall, Ida.