Archive - Jul 2013 - Obituary
Margaret âPeggyâ Steffen
Margaret âPeggyâ Steffen, age 91, resident of Bishop for 12 years, born in Long Beach, on May 11, 1922, passed away July 21, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Patrick Hannah; and daughter-in-law Jhom.
An open house/memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Peggyâs home.
Mary Ellen Mayfield
Mary Ellen Mayfield passed away July 3, 2013 at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Mary Ellen was born in Bartlett on May 10, 1938. She was a graduate of Lone Pine High School.
Mary Ellen worked at the Bank of America Lone Pine branch for 11 years before going to work for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where she retired with 28 years of service. After her retirement, she and Jim moved to Ridgecrest.
Debbie Berry McKenna Boyd, 42, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away June 22, 2013 at her home in Fairbault, Minn. Her loving, caring nature influenced everyone who ever met her. Her compassion and service to others was an inspiration to her family and friends.
Deb was born Oct. 13, 1970 in Rapid City, S.D. to John Berry and Roberta Berry. She came to live in Bishop at the age of 3, where she was raised by her parents John and Lynda Berry.
Robert LeRoy Ripley
Robert was born on July 18, 1931 and passed into Heaven with Jesus on July 12, 2013. He was born in Tennessee and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Robert settled in California and worked for Caltrans until retirement. He greatly enjoyed his family and enjoyed living in the High Sierra very much.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia and sister, Mary Shuggart.
Gilbert Adair Peters
Born April 1, 1957, Gilbert Adair Peters died July 2, 2013.
He is survived by his twin brother, Claude âPeteâ Peters and sister, Claudia Krause.
Helen Merydith Macklin
Helen Merydith Macklin, 85, born Aug. 16, 1927 in Pasadena, passed away July 14, 2013 at the Bishop Care Center.
Bob and Merydith moved from Duarte in the summer of 1968 to Bishop where they lived until 1988 and then moved to Gardnerville, Nev., and then back to Bishop in May of 2011 to be closer to family.
Harold Wesley Wells
Edward L. Bouska
Forty-five year Mammoth Lakes resident, Edward Bouska, passed away at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage on June 21, 2013 of pancreatic cancer.
William Bevet Rowan
William Bevet Rowan, born Sept. 18, 1932 in Lone Pine, died June 21, 2013 at his home in Bishop with family by his side from a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.
Bill was the second of two children born to Bevet Malcolm Lane Rowan and Alta Nevada Goode Rowan. At age three his father died in an auto accident. When he was 6, his mother married Walter Turner. Except for a couple of years in Bishop and Lee Vining, Alta and Walt raised Bill and his sister Margaret in Independence through their school years.
William David Chandler
William David Chandler, 91, passed away July 2, 2013 in Visalia.
William was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He was also the first UPS driver in Bishop from 1961 through 1975 when he retired at the age of 53 and went fishing.
There will be no services.