Archive - Obituary
June 26th, 2014
Buna Lurlene Browne Drew
On June 15, 2014, longtime Independence and Owens Valley resident Buna Lurlene Browne Drew passed away. Lurlene was born in Kenton, Tenn. on Aug. 10, 1928.Â She was one of 11 children in the Browne family.Â As a child, Lurlene moved west with her family, eventually settling in the Owens Valley.
Paul Alan Martin
Born April 22, 1929 in St. Louis Park, Minn., Paul Alan Martin, age 85, a resident of Bishop for 48 years passed away on June 10, 2014 at Renown Hospital in Reno.
After growing up in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs, Paul served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean conflict in the early 1950âs. Originally stationed near Denver, Colo., his unit was reassigned to the atomic testing being carried out near Mercury, Nev.
Harry William Andreas III
Born May 26, 1988, Harry William Andreas III, age 26, resident of Bishop for 26 years, passed away June 16, 2014 at his home in Bishop.
Harry is survived by his parents, Harry Andreas, Jr. and Clarice Andreas; brother, Jeffrey; sisters, Marnie and Jordan Andreas; grandparents Harry Sr. and Doris Andreas, and the late Francis and Pearl Allen all of Bishop; and numerous family and friends.
A traditional Cry Dance ceremony will be held at dusk on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Andreas residence 665 Sewaye Ln.
Domingo âMingoâ Sanchez Parra
Domingo âMingoâ Sanchez Parra passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mingo was the fourth of 10 children born to Pedro and Maria Parra on April 19, 1940 in Deming, N.M. While growing up in New Mexico, at the age of 15 he met the love of his life Cecilia Granadino. The two were married on Feb. 24, 1962. The couple had four sons while still living in New Mexico.
Stephen Dennis Rinehart
Stephen Dennis Rinehart of Bishop went home to his heavenly Father on May 20, 2014. Steve came into this world on Aug. 12, 1950, a miracle son born to Larry and Florence (Brock) Rinehart in San Diego.
Steve was a survivor. Born three months premature he wasnât expected to live, but with prayers offered up by his Dad and Mom, he amazed all the doctors and nurses at the military hospital where he was born.
Margaret Gale Lowden Young Hurd
Margaret died June 13, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center following a long illness. She was born to Mildred and Spencer Lowden on June 14, 1931 in Redding, a fourth generation Californian. She and her family moved to Bishop in 1934, where she attended Bishop Elementary and graduated from Bishop Union High School. She also graduated from Reno Business College. She worked for Southern California Edison, Union Carbide and Continental Telephone Company. She married Daniel Young in 1953. She married Whistler (Clarence) Hurd in1972.
Shannon (Smith) Dews
On May 30, Shannon (Smith) Dews left us to be with Jesus full-time, forever, whole, healed, completely filled with peace and joy.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1974 at Northern Inyo Hospital to Les and Debbie Smith. She attended Bishop schools and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1992. After high school Shannon worked as a nanny for several families both in Washington state and in California.
Leonard L. Rosga
Born June 14, 1928 in Elmhurst, Ill. 24-year Bishop resident Leonard L. Rosga passed away June 5, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 85.
Leonard was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a helper at Sunday School. He was a 20-year faithful volunteer at Salvation Army in Bishop. He was also in the Illinois National Guard during World War II. He loved being outdoors, fishing and hiking, and spending time with his family.
Leonard will be greatly missed by family and friends.
James David Boling
James (Jimmy) David Boling died at his home in Big Pine on May 27, 2014. Jimmy, who was also known by many as âBones,â was born on Oct. 22, 1950 in Pomona to James Harvey and Mary Katherine Boling. Jimmy, his older sister and three younger siblings moved to Aberdeen Resort with his mother and stepfather, Warren, and Mary Katherine Mann in 1963. Jimmy attended school in both Big Pine and Independence, graduating from Owens Valley High School in 1969. Jimmy lived most of his life in the Owens Valley and worked for the County of Inyo for a total of 18 years.
Gloria Jean Cline Brown
On May 30, 2014 Gloria passed away in her sleep Friday morning at her sonâs home. She was born in Schurz, Nev, on April 18, 1951.
Gloria, also known as G-girl, was a lifetime resident of Bishop.
She had four sons, Victor, Brian, Kevin and Preston Brown; she also had two grandchildren, Sydney and Naomi Brown; father, Lamar Cline; mother, Alberta McCann; sister, Ernestine Bob; daughter, Christine Bob and her daughter Tamara; cousin, Veltha Henry; nephews, Lional and Rodrick and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed.