Archive - Obituary
March 24th, 2014
Kathleen Ann Warta
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor, 2 days old, born March 8, 2014, passed away on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Katori was preceded in death by her sister, Katana Taylor; great-grandparents, Michael and Janet Strickler; great-grandpa, John McKellips; and great-great-grandparents, Ila and David Connell.
Ronnie Thomas Roberts
Born June 13, 1934 in Tacoma, Wash., Ronnie Roberts often commented that he ‚Äúdidn‚Äôt stay in Tacoma long enough to get rained on.‚ÄĚ
Ronnie grew up in the Southern California communities of Alhambra and Long Beach. He attended Long Beach Poly High School where he played football and was part of the Comus Club. He continued playing football for Whittier College, which he attended from 1953-57, earning his B.A. in Psychology, Political Science and Religion. At Whittier, he was part of the Lancer Society.
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‚Äôs Backhoe Service until his death in 1978.
Debra Lea O‚ÄôNeal
Debra Lea O‚ÄôNeal, 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
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 ‚ÄėDick‚Äô Finch
Richard David ‚ÄúDick‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs 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.
Sandra Vernon Bright
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 pi√Īa 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.
Michele Helen Smith
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.
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.