Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Fay Lenbek Hirst
Fay Lenbek Hirst, the last of the Manzanar Lenbeks, passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. She resided at the Silvergate Retirement Home in Fallbrook.
Close were her two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay Leahy, Bill Van Valkenburg and Charlene and Glenn Payne. Fay had three grandsons; two granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Fay was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
Sean Gary Morris
Sean Gary Morris, 42, passed away at his home in Apple Valley on Dec. 26, 2012 after a long illness. Sean lived in the Owens Valley from 1979â1987. He attended school in Independence and Bishop. He enjoyed exploring and fishing with his father and brother. He is survived by his loving father, Gary, stepmother, Christine, and, brother, Scott.
Muriel H. Heald
Muriel H. Heald of Big Pine passed away at the age of 88 on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. She was born April 19, 1924 in Dixon, S.D. to Joseph and Flora Hudson.
Muriel was a longtime resident of the Owens Valley and loved the outdoors. She also enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, knitting, crocheting, cooking and, above all, bingo.
She was a woman of faith and loved to spend time with her family. She touched the hearts of all those she came in contact with and her legacy will live on in the memories she created.
Daisy Mae Johnson
Daisy Mae Johnson was born May 31, 1921 in Gladstone, Ore. to Lillian Bertha (Moore) Aitken and George Mitchell Aitken. Daisy passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in Reno, Nev. She was 91 years of age.
Private burial took place Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the Cambria District Cemetery, Cambria, Calif. A celebration of Daisyâs life will be held at a date and place to be announced.
John Loydd Ericson, Jr.
Born June 31, 1990, 15-year Big Pine resident John Loydd Ericson, Jr., âJohn-John,â passed away Jan. 31, 2013 in Bishop.
John-John will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted and extremely loving father to his son Noah, whom was the light of his life. He lived an active life, loving the outdoors: fishing, hiking and all sports. He gave nothing less than 110 percent in all that he did, and was always there to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
Elizabeth (Beth) Strelneck
Elizabeth (Beth) Strelneck, 76, resident off Lee Vining and June Lake for 48 years, born in Hanston, Kan. on April 5, 1936, passed away on Jan. 30, 2013 at Bishop Care Center.
She is survived by her husband, Martin Strelneck of Lee Vining; sons, Eric Strelneck of Oakland and David Strelneck of Bath, Maine; granddaughters, Isabel Strelneck and Rose Strelneck of Bath Maine; sister, Alice Lazzerini of Turlock; and brothers, James Coiner of Covina, Charles Coiner of Alturas and Melvin Coiner of Baldwin Park.
Pauline Peters, 85, resident of Bishop for 58 years, born in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 9, 1927, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013 on her return home from Loma Linda Hospital.
Polly and Tom moved to Bishop in 1955 from Reseda, Calif. with their family. She worked at Northern Inyo Hospital for 35 years as a nurse then as the Medical Records Librarian until her retirement in 1989. Since her retirement, she enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. Polly and Tom have been married for 64 years.
Mary Ann âSunshineâ Billingsley-Moore
Mary Ann âSunshineâ Billingsley-Moore passed Jan. 14, 2013 at the age of 56 at the Hospice of Kitsap from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She loved all who came to visit her in her last days and hours.
Mary Ann was born on July 3, 1956 to Colonel (Cricket) and Martha Billingsley of Chico. Her parents later moved to Chalfant Valley.
David Roy McLaughlin
David Roy McLaughlin was born on Feb. 12, 1931 and passed away Feb. 4, 2013.
He was born in Sagle, a small town about seven miles south of Sandpoint, Idaho. David was the second son of David Elbert McLaughlin and Cora Jane Meadors. It was a large family, the father having six children from a previous marriage and the mother having three children (one deceased) from a previous marriage. Three more children would be born to this couple, making a total of fourteen children.