Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Brune Mortuary in Bishop for eight-year Crowley Lake resident Jeffrey Wheeler. Pastor Kathleen Puntar of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be private.
Born Dec. 25, 1970 in Acadia, Jeffrey died Jan. 27, 2011 at his home in Crowley Lake. He was 40.
William Dean Bowers
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alan Spoonhunter Gym in Big Pine for William Dean Bowers. A potluck luncheon will follow.
Born July 30, 1952 in Bishop, “Buddy,” as he was known by most, died Jan. 19, 2011. He was 58.
Buddy was raised in Los Angeles and had his share of health problems over the years, becoming blind last year. He is resting in peace now.
Delores Faye Buff
Funeral services for Delores Faye Buff will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Methodist Church in Independence with graveside services to follow at the Independence Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home in Lone Pine.
Born Aug. 31, 1936, in Schurz, Nev., Delores died Jan. 19, 2011, in Lone Pine.
Vivian Marie Zeigler
A private service will soon take place to lay Vivian Marie Zeigler to rest by her loving mother.
Born July 22, 1947, in Lone Pine, Vivian died Jan. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles.
The family is feeling the loss of a loving sister with a child-like, gentle mind.
She was a beautiful soul, a bird awaiting flight, a bud wanting to bloom. Now she sits in the lap of The Father who lovingly wraps his arms around her.
Venita Marie Adams
At her request, services will not be held for longtime Bishop resident Venita Marie Adams.
Born April 28, 1931 in Wheeler, Texas, Venita died Jan. 21, 2011. She was 79.
Vincent Stanley Yoder
No funeral services have been announced for Lone Pine resident Vincent Stanley Yoder.
Born July 14, 1920, Vincent died Jan. 3, 2011.
Vince was an avid naturalist, including ornithology and botany, and whatever else he ran across during his time in the outdoors. His bird watching life list dates back to 1937.
He worked for the California State Highways for 31 years and spent most of his free time locating hikes and taking his children along.
Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat
Informal graveside services for Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Ukiah Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow at The Todd Grove room located at the Ukiah Golf Course.
Born in the city of Utrecht, Holland on June 7, 1934, Jack died Jan. 15, 2011 in his home in Brookings, Ore.
Shirley Dolores Roberson
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Shirley Dolores Roberson. Pastor Kent Puls will officiate.
Born Oct. 19, 1934 in Fargo, N.D. to Earl and Florence Nelsen, Shirley died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. She was 76.
Shirley left the farm and moved with her parents to Trona, where she attended Trona elementary and high schools.
John Curtis Munding
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at Brune Mortuary Chapel for 15-year Lone Pine resident John Curtis Munding. Pastor Chris Costello of Oasis of Grace Foursquare Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Westside District Cemetery in Taft.
Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Taft, John died Jan. 15, 2011 in San Diego. He was 57.
John worked at IMAH in Bishop for more than 15 years. His father, John H. Munding, helped send a man to the moon.
Larry R. Hildebrand
At his request, no public funeral services will be held for Bishop native Larry R. Hildebrand.
Born March 26, 1946 in Bishop, Larry died Jan. 5, 2011 in Las Vegas. He was 64.
Larry died as he lived, he did it his way.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Edna Hildebrand.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori, Chi-Leah-Marcy and Ladell; sisters, Dusty and Doris; brother, Don; brother-in-law, Mike; and his much-loved dog, PeeWee.