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April 10th, 2014

Robert Joseph Toth

April 10, 2014

Robert Joseph Toth
1932-2014

Robert Joseph Toth, 81, resident of Bishop for 51 years, born in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sept. 5, 1932, passed away on March 28, 2014 at his residence in Bishop.
Bob began his 32-year professional career with the Department of Fish and Game in 1960 as an associate fish pathologist and moved to Bishop shortly thereafter. He enjoyed all aspects of the Owens Valley and was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, trapper, bird watcher and golfer. He was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Betty Louise Tatum

April 10, 2014

Betty Louise Tatum
1922-2014

Betty Louise Tatum, age 91 and a resident of Bishop her whole life, passed away on March 29, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center.
Betty was a true Bishop native and always joked that she was born on Grove Street and would die on Elm Street. Her biggest joy in life was raising her three sons and later in life enjoyed following the accomplishments of her eight grandchildren, especially at their sporting events.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Don Tatum.

Arthur Lee Lillund

April 10, 2014

Arthur Lee Lillund
1937-2014

Arthur Lee Lillund, age 76, resident of Bishop for 41 years, born in Michigan on Aug. 2, 1937, passed away on March 29, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center.
“I was born, I lived, I died. Goodbye.” Arthur worked as a dispatcher for the California Highway Patrol for 35 years. He was a member of Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care, and the Manny Stein Club. Arthur had a love and hobby of collecting snakes.

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs

April 10, 2014

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs
1926-2014

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs was born Sept. 2, 1926 in Los Angeles and passed away March 26, 2014 in Reno after a brief illness.
The youngest of five children, Martha was a popular and vivacious student at Fremont High School, where she met her true love, Ralph.
After they married at the age of 19, Ralph was ordained and they served the Episcopal churches in and around the San Joaquin Valley for many years, eventually moving back to L.A. where Ralph was a chaplain at USC and Martha graduated from college with a teaching degree.

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs

April 10, 2014

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs
1926-2014

Martha Dean Jackson Jeffs was born Sept. 2, 1926 in Los Angeles and passed away March 26, 2014 in Reno after a brief illness.
The youngest of five children, Martha was a popular and vivacious student at Fremont High School, where she met her true love, Ralph.
After they married at the age of 19, Ralph was ordained and they served the Episcopal churches in and around the San Joaquin Valley for many years, eventually moving back to L.A. where Ralph was a chaplain at USC and Martha graduated from college with a teaching degree.

Angela Marie Booth

April 10, 2014

Angela Marie Booth
1962-2014

Born March 10, 1962 in Montevideo, Minn., Angela Marie Booth passed away at the hospital in Grants Pass, Ore. on March 24, 2014.
Angela lived in Minnesota, Texas, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and California. She graduated from Port Hueneme High School and continued her education at Chula Vista College. She worked as an office secretary at various companies throughout her life.
Angela married Thomas Booth in 1988.

March 27th

Kevin James McLaughlin

March 27, 2014

Kevin James McLaughlin
1974-2014

Kevin James McLaughlin, 39, of Bishop, California, formerly of Waterloo, Iwoa, died at his home Tuesday, March 11, 2014, of natural causes. Kevin was born June 13, 1974, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of James T. and Kimary J. Hill McLaughlin.
He attended Waterloo West High School. Kevin worked in the food service industry in Waterloo most notably at Red Lobster as a bartender.

March 25th

Darryl Truelsen

March 25, 2014

Darryl Truelsen
1937-2014

Darryl was born in Denver Colo. to Henry and Lyla Truelsen. The family moved to California when Darryl was 6 years old and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He loved fishing from an early age and baseball. A born-to-be salesman, his neighborhood would see him coming and get out their pocketbooks, never saying “no, not today.”
Graduating from Van Nuys High School in 1955, he joined the Navy and was a radio operator aboard the USS Purvis and the USS Fessenden, where he traveled through both the Suez and Panama canals.

Beverly Faith Nixon

March 25, 2014

Beverly Faith Nixon
1928-2014

Beverly Faith Nixon, born Feb. 18, 1928, passed away peacefully on  Feb. 8, 2014 at Carson-Tahoe Medical Center, Carson City, Nev.
Beverly was born in Forest City, Iowa where she spent her younger years. She moved to Santa Monica with her mother, Eunice Swenson, during World War II. She lived most of her life in Southern California, with the past 21 years in Bishop.  

Deanne Kilpatrick

March 25, 2014

Deanne Kilpatrick
1923-2014

Deanne Kilpatrick, 90, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Valley Inn in Mancos, Colo. Private services will be held at a later date to celebrate Deanne and her late husband of 73.5 years, Bud.

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