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January 23rd, 2014

Aiden Christopher Bacoch

January 23, 2014

Aiden Christopher Bacoch
2013-2014

Aiden Christopher Bacoch was born Christmas night at 10:16 p.m. to Ana Bacoch at Northern Inyo Hospital. He went with the Lord on January 13, from Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, to be with his great-grandpa and great-grandma, Michael and Geraldine Bacoch, Sr., and his cousin, Tiana Hooper.

January 21st

Melba Davis Reger

January 21, 2014

Melba Davis Reger
1917-2014

Melba Davis Reger, 96, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Golden Meadows in Banning. Melba was born May 21, 1917 to Herman and Meta Pietsch Hinz in Farmington, Minn. and was a graduate of Farmington High School. She was a resident of Big Pine for 63 years, Jamestown, Calif. for seven years and Banning for five years. She was always active in her community as a Girl Scout Leader, the Gold Diggers Club and an active member of the Methodist Church in Big Pine.

Thomas M. Knight

January 21, 2014

Thomas M. Knight
1949-2014

Thomas M. Knight passed away Jan. 13, 2014, after many years of fighting cancer. He was born on Oct. 8, 1949, in Hawthorne to Herbert and Elaine Knight.
For more than 30 years, he worked as a lineman with Edison, acquiring many nicknames such as Part Lights, Old Man and Pops. He was liked and respected by many.
He was a wonderful husband, father figure, provider and friend. We will miss him and are grateful to have had him in our lives.

Regula ‘Reggy’ Fandrich

January 21, 2014

Regula ‘Reggy’ Fandrich
1922-2014

Regula “Reggy” Fandrich passed away on Jan. 7, 2014 at the age of 91. She died at the home of her son, Dale, and daughter-in-law, Wanna, in Palmdale. Dale and Wanna had been her devoted caretakers for the last five years of her life.

Gregory Joseph Turner

January 21, 2014

Gregory Joseph Turner
1949-2013

Longtime Bishop resident Gregory Joseph Turner passed away from cancer at the Veterans Medical Center in Reno on Nov. 26, 2013 at the age of 64.

January 16th

Gail Eileen Salley

January 16, 2014

Gail Eileen Salley
1942-2013

Gail Salley, age 71, passed away Dec. 2, 2013 at Reno.
She was born in Los Angeles and has resided the last 15 years in Bishop.
Gail is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ron; son, Scott Salley; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Chavez; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Gail will be truly missed.

January 14th

Bruce William Simcox

January 14, 2014

Bruce William Simcox
1956-2013

Born Feb. 19, 1952 in Des Monies, Iowa, Bruce passed away Dec. 28, 2013 in West Virginia after a short battle with organ failure.
Bruce moved with his family from Iowa to Bishop when he was 2. In the 1970s he and his mother moved to Long Beach, where he attended high school. After graduation, Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Through his adult life, he held various jobs, moving to West Virginia in May 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peggy and Bill; brother, Ross; sister, Terry; and nephews, Jim and Jason Mann.

Norvil Oie Aigner

January 14, 2014

Norvil Oie Aigner
1915-2013

Norvil Oie Aigner passed into heaven on Dec. 28, 2013. He was 98 years old. Norvil “Pete” was born at home on March 12, 1915 to Norvil Mills Aigner and Victoria Castro in Lone Pine.

January 9th

James Paul Misenhimer

January 9, 2014

James Paul Misenhimer
1984-2013

Specialist James Paul Misenhimer entered eternal life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Bamberg, Germany.
James was one of three boys born to parents Terry and Julie Misenhimer. He has an older brother, Matthew, and a twin brother, Brian. James was born in San Diego and raised mainly in La Quinta, but also had lived in Bishop and Carlsbad for a time.

Eugene David Shaffer

January 9, 2014

Eugene David Shaffer
1923-2013

Eugene David Shaffer, 90, of Apple Valley, passed away Friday, Dec. 27 2013.
He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene, fondly known as Dave, graduated from Bishop High School in 1940. He went to work for Cal Interstate Telephone Company in Bishop after graduating high school. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and fought in World War II as a Navy pilot. He married Thelma Norberg in 1946, and they lived together in Bishop before relocating to Big Bear Lake in 1962.

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