Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds for 70-year Mariposa resident Della Hern. Bill Leonard of Mariposa will officiate. Burial will be at the Sarah Priest Cemetery in Midpines.
Born Feb. 23, 1922 in Lee Vining, Della died Jan. 15, 2011 in Big Pine. She was 88.
Joy B. Kizer
A memorial service, followed by a celebration of life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Whiskey Creek in Bishop for Joy B. Kizer. Gailen Evans of the Church of Christ in Bishop will officiate.
Born Sept. 15, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Joy died Dec. 16, 2010 at her home in Bishop. She was 68.
Leo E. Bachman
Funeral services are pending for 26-year Big Pine resident Leo E. Bachman. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Born April 19, 1925 in Portland, Ore., Leo died Jan. 13 at his home in Big Pine. He was 85.
Leo was a Jack of all Trades. He could work on and fix anything. He loved to tinker in his garage. He won several craft events for his bird houses in Bishop craft shows. He will be missed.
Marcia Hamilton (Simmons)
No funeral services have been announced for Marcia Hamilton (Simmons).
Born June 12, 1925, Marcia died Jan. 8, 2011 in Hood River, Ore.
She is survived by her four children: daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Tom Gregson and Dian and Bob Gowen; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Dianna Hamilton and Wayne and Daralee Hamilton; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A tribute may be found at alz.com.
Barbara Helen Collins
No funeral services will be held for Barbara Helen Collins.
Born July 9, 1928, Barbara died Dec. 29, 2010 at her home in Fallon, Nev. after a brief illness.
Barbara graduated from Owens Valley High School in Independence where she met and married her husband Jack.
They lived and worked in Independence, Bishop and Big Pine.
High school rodeo brought Barbara and Jack many happy times as grandparents.
Billy Herman Lorimor
No funeral services have been announced for Billy Herman Lorimor.
Born April 6, 1936 in Collbran, Colo. to Paul and Myrtle Lorimor, Billy, a resident of Fort Collins, Colo., died Jan. 6, 2011. He was 74.
He was married to Joanne on Aug. 28, 1982 in Carson City, Nevada.
David Charles Forsberg
The life of David Forsberg will be celebrated at his sister’s residence on Saturday, Jan. 22 in Lake Elsinore
Born July 5, 1950 in Long Beach, David died Dec. 30, 2010 in Bishop.
David was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and dear friend to many.
Josephine ‘Jo’ Keefe
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 22-year Inyokern resident Josephine “Jo” Keefe. Father John Gracey of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will officiate.
Born in Lone Pine on Dec. 8, 1947, Jo died Dec. 13, 2010 at Ridgecrest Community Hospital. She was 63.
Memorial services for Joy Kizer will be announced at a later date.
Born Sept. 15, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Joy died Dec. 16, 2010 after living a fruitful and wonderful life.
It was in Fort Wayne that she attended grammar school and high school, where, in her sophomore year, she met her future husband, Richard Kizer.
Donald C. Sebastian
No funeral services have been announced for Donald C. Sebastian.
Born March 2, 1928 in Wallace, Idaho, Donald died Nov. 27, 2010 in Reno. He was 82.
Donald served in the Marine Corp. his work career was spent in the aircraft and space industry. He worked for Douglas Aircraft Co. and North American Rockwell as well as Northorp Grumman Co.