Archive - Obituary
November 7th, 2013
Donald V. Coons
David Allen Beaver
David Allen Beaver, born Sept. 26, 1956 passed away on Oct. 22, 2013 in Bishop.
He was a plumber by trade, but a master of many talents. He always loved the challenge of mastering something new. He was an artist, athlete, hunter, fisherman, taxidermist, miner, son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Donald V. Coons
Linda Susan Ayers
Linda Susan Ayers was born in Bakersfield on Jan. 31, 1951 to Robert and Patsy Slater and passed away Oct. 25, 2013 at Southern Inyo Hospital.
Linda, her parents and brother moved to Lone Pine in 1959. She graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1969. After high school she moved to Montana for a short time and then back to Lone Pine.
In 1977 Linda married the love of her life Rod Ayers, Sr. and became the stepmom to Rod Ayers, Jr. and Stacey Ayers-Vanrensselaer.
Flora McBride Murphy
Flora McBride Murphy, 88, was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Mono Lake to Joe McBride, Sr. and Ida Tom-McBride. She is the granddaughter of Bridgeport Tom and Leanna Tom, and great-great-granddaughter of Captain Sam. Flora passed away Oct. 15, 2013 in Yerington, Nev.
As a child she attended school in Coleville, and later in her teen years she attended Stewart Indian School. She had technical training at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon as a welder, welding ships during World War II.
Richard T. Kennedy
Richard T. Kennedy passed away at Kaiser in Fresno on Oct. 6, 2013.
Richard started his career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on June 24, 1959 as a lineman. He moved up the ladder and retired as an electric distribution mechanic supervisor on Nov. 30, 1998.
Richard is survived by his three children, Richard T. Kennedy of Simi Valley, Mary M. Kennedy of Thousand Oaks and Winter Jackson of Bishop; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey David Wagoner
Jeffrey David Wagoner, born Feb. 16, 1979 in Bishop, died Oct. 14, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Jeff loved all that the Eastern Sierra had to offer. He was a skilled hunter and fisherman.
After graduating from Bishop Union High School in 1997, he moved to Quincy to attend Feather River College. He obtained his contractors license for finish work, cabinets, doors and furniture.
Joseph â€˜Joeâ€™ Gomez
Duty, Honor, Country.
Joan Elizabeth Patterson
Joan Elizabeth Patterson, 97, of Bishop, passed away at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop on Sept. 27, 2013. She was born on Nov. 28, 1915 in Lisse, Holland and with her family came to the United States at Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1920.
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy)
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy), 68, born in Oasis to the late Margaret Ruth Shaw and Herbert Kennedy. Darlene lived in Bishop for most of her life. She worked at the Bishop laundry for 16 years as a delivery bundler. She then worked for both the Texaco and Mobile gas stations in town for several years, before working at the Paiute Palace Casino, as assistant cage manager. Darlene worked at the Casino for more than 18 years.