Archive - Obituary
July 22nd, 2014
Phyllis Ann Coufal
Phyllis Ann Coufal, age 82, resident of Bishop for 24 years, born in Valparaiso Neb. on Feb. 24, 1932 passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014. She was surrounded by her number one priority, her family.
Phyllis was born and raised on a farm in southeastern Nebraska. She met her husband-to-be, Alois Coufal at a church dance and was married shortly thereafter on April 24, 1950. They moved to Southern California in January 1956, living in Anaheim until 1990 when they moved to Bishop.
Scott Matthew Stevenson
Scott Stevenson, 47 years old, passed away on July 1, 2014, at his home in Canyon Country. In the last weeks of his life , he was surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1966. At that time he lived in Wrightwood. Two years later he moved with his family to Independence. He graduated from Owens Valley High School. After attending schools in California and Arizona, he received certificates in auto, diesel, and air conditioning mechanics.
Wymond Walter Eckhardt
Wymond Walter Eckhardt Jr. passed away June 23 at his home in Solvang, surrounded by his loving family after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 84.
Wymond was born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1930. He was the eldest child of Dr. Wymond and Marie Eckhardt of Glendale, where he grew up. Wymond received his Bachelor of Arts from George Pepperdine College in 1953. He went on to obtain his Masterâs and Doctorate of Education from University of Southern California in 1970.
Sunshine (Sai) Santiago DeLos Santos
Sunshine (Sai) Santiago DeLos Santos was born in the Philippines on Oct. 8, 1978 to Deo and Marie DeLos Santos. She moved to the United States with her family as a young child and they eventually relocated to the Owens Valley in 1989. Over the years she followed her dreams to be near the ocean, living in Hawaii and eventually making her home with her son Kaden in Santa Barbara. Sunshine touched the lives of so many that she came into contact with along her journey, always embodying her name by being a shining light full of warmth and grace.
Rhonda Kolene Rothchild
Rhonda Kolene Rothchild, born Feb. 11, 1960, lived in Bishop since the 1980s. She died June 22, 2014.
She is survived by her sister, mother and wife, Barbara Briggs.
She was crazy at times, but a good person with an awesome sense of humor.
Frances Rowan passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 in Camarillo. She was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Johnson City, Tenn.
She and her husband Kenneth Rowan were married 67 years and lived in Grand Junction, Colo. before moving to Bishop in 1970.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; four children, Janice, Fred, Dan and Don; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
Born April 6, 1950 in Oakland, Dennis Hubartt passed away June 21, 2014 in Carson City.
He was preceded in death by both parents, John and Ruth Hubartt; and his eldest son, John Joseph Hubartt.
Dennis retired from Bishop Elementary School District in September 2004 after serving 25 years in the grounds/maintenance department.
He met his wife Patricia in high school their freshman year. They were married in 1969 and have been married 45 years.
Merwyn âJimâ Paul Merrick Jr.
Merwyn âJimâ Paul Merrick Jr. passed away Thursday, June 12 in his home of 58 years. It was just eight days after his 89th birthday.
He was an only child born June 4, 1925 in Los Angeles, at the Good Samaritan Hospital to Merywn Sr. and Margaret âFernâ Merrick.
Edwin âRockyâ Curtis Rockwell Jr.
Born Sept. 19, 1920 to Edwin âNedâ Curtis Rockwell and Jessie Guild Rockwell at the New York City Hospital. He lived there until the age of 2. The family then moved to Brandon, Vt. where Rocky would learn the joy of hiking, photography, and being a prankster. He spent countless hours in the woods hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. He would always have a camera or two with him. After graduating from Brandon High School, he attended Kimball Union Academy for a year and then entered the University of Maine to study Forestry.
June A. Sauser
June A. Sauser passed away June 22, 2014 in Mammoth Lakes of natural causes. She was born July 24, 1920 in Burlington, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; and brother, Leonard.