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March 20th

Pat Beck

March 20, 2014

Pat Beck
1929-2014

Pat Beck, long-time resident on Irene Way, died peacefully on March 9, 2014 at Grangeville Health and Rehab in Grangeville, Idaho. She was 84 years old. Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1929, to Ora and Lena Mae Rupe, she moved to Los Angeles at age 16 where she married the love of her life, Mel Beck, in 1950. They moved to Bishop in 1957 with their three children. Mel owned and managed Highway Auto Service and Beck’s Backhoe Service until his death in 1978.

March 18th

Debra Lea O’Neal

March 18, 2014

Debra Lea O’Neal
1954-2014

Debra Lea O’Neal, 59, passed away March 8, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany on Dec. 20, 1954. She graduated from Simi Valley High School and after graduating she headed the Corporate Suggestion Program at Home Savings. She moved to Bishop with her husband Steve in 1991, where they raised their family.

Lloyd Edward Knight

March 18, 2014

Lloyd Edward Knight
1922-2014

Lifelong Bishop resident Lloyd Edward Knight, 91, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Lloyd was born in Provo, Utah on Dec. 6, 1922 to Frank and Blanche Knight.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Myrtle; daughters, Lynette Williamson and husband Bart of Bishop, Debbie Jeffery and husband, George of Oxnard; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lloyd was loved very deeply by his family and he will be missed greatly.

Richard David ‘Dick’ Finch

March 18, 2014

Richard David ‘Dick’ Finch
1923-2014

Richard David “Dick” Finch died March 4, 2014, in Bishop. He was 91.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in LaMoure, N.D., to Clarence L. and Bertha Simonson Finch. The family later moved to Bozeman, Mont., where Richard graduated from high school. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of Montana, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46, including a tour of duty in the Philippines.
He married Kristine Hoverson on Sept. 29, 1945, in Bozeman and they enjoyed 67 happy years together. She died Oct. 1, 2012.

March 17th

Sandra Vernon Bright

March 17, 2014

Sandra Vernon Bright
1965-2014

Sandi passed away unexpectedly, following a long illness, at her home in Big Pine on Feb. 28, 2014. Sandi was an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved camping, hiking, scuba diving and long rides. She enjoyed travel, fine dining, sunsets and piña coladas on the beach at her vacation spot in Mexico. Sandi had many bird feeders on her porch and loved watching the birds return in the spring.

March 11th

Michele Helen Smith

March 11, 2014

Michele Helen Smith
1942-2014

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 Michele (Grazide) Smith died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Michele was the family matriarch who was deeply loved by her doting children and grandchildren.

Jana Barnes

March 11, 2014

Jana Barnes
1962-2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jana (Bartley) Barnes, a beloved mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter and friend.
Jana left us unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 23 as a result of a brain aneurysm. She is fondly remembered by her family and friends as a vivacious spirit who was well known for her zest for life, always infusing a sense of joy, humor and celebration wherever she went.
Jana spent the last several years of her life devoted to raising her children and caring for her mother with the same joyful energy she brought to all things in life.

Joanne Louise Barton

March 11, 2014

Joanne Louise Barton
1934-2014

Joanne Louise Barton, 79 of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. passed away March 2, 2014 at her home in Lake Havasu City.
She was born on April 22, 1934 in Oakland to Francis (Frank) P. Butterworth and Olive L. Veale Butterworth.
Joanne grew up in Northern California where she enjoyed family vacations at the beach. She met her husband Floyd in South Lake Tahoe and they raised their family in beautiful Inyo County. Joanne worked for the Inyo County Recorder’s Office for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and traveling with her husband.

March 10th

Robert Emil Schroeder

March 10, 2014

Robert Emil Schroeder
1929-2014

Husband, father, and dear friend Bob Schroeder passed away Feb. 25, 2014 in Gardnerville, Nev., with his beloved wife of 54 years, Joanne, by his side.
Bob was born near St. Louis, Mo. on Dec. 29, 1929 and was the only son to his parents; Emil Fredrick Karl Schroeder and Thelma (Quast) Schroeder. In 1950, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Corporal as a Finance Officer during the Korean War”.

Karen Dell Bradley

March 10, 2014

Karen Dell Bradley
1936-2014

Karen Dell Bradley, age 77, born in Bishop on Dec. 12, 1936, passed away March 3, 2014 at her home in Big Pine. Karen lived in Big Pine nearly all her life. While making a home for herself and her husband and their three children and six grandchildren, she also helped raise several generations of Big Pine families.

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