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March 12th, 2012

Leland F. Campbell

March 12, 2012

Leland F. Campbell
1925-2012

Members of the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 8988, family and friends are mourning the loss of three-war veteran Leland F. Campbell, 87.
Campbell, who was known to many in Bishop as the “Sierra Street Waver,” served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before starting his own bakery in Nevada City, Nev. Later, he returned to college and worked as an auto mechanic.

March 8th

Paul Leonard Fath

March 8, 2012

Paul Leonard Fath
1960-2012

Paul Leonard Fath of Lone Pine went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2012, after an extended illness. “Lenny” was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Ridgecrest.

March 6th

Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae Pettet

March 6, 2012

Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae Pettet
1937-2012

Pat Pettet was born on Sept. 24, 1937 to Theo Beth (Stark) and William Merton Hill. Pat Pettet left the world at age 74 on Feb. 24, 2012. She went to be with the Lord in Pomona and was transported back to Bishop where she lived all her life.

John ‘Mike’ Schell

March 6, 2012

John ‘Mike’ Schell
1946-2012

John “Mike” Schell born in Oildale, Dec. 10, 1946,, passed away at Carson-Tahoe Medical Center on March 1, 2012. He was 65.
Mike lived in the Owens Valley for 30 years and worked for many years at the Union Carbide Mine.
He is survived by his daughter, Brandy Park of Bishop; son, Eric J. Schell of Arkansas; stepson, Eugene C. Lopez of Bakersfield; father, J.C. Ramay of Bakersfield; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ellen Wilmoth

March 6, 2012

Ellen Wilmoth
1938-2012

Ellen Wilmoth, 73, was born in Detroit, Mich., and passed away Friday, March 2 at Northern Inyo Hospital after a long battle with Lung Cancer.

March 5th

Margaret Ann Frazer

March 5, 2012

Margaret Ann Frazer
1924-2012

Born Jan. 7, 1924 in Bishop, to Laura Francis McKeen and Roy Caldron Lyon, Margaret Ann Frazer passed away Jan. 15, 2012 in Shasta Lake. She was 88.

March 1st

Consuelo ‘Connie’ G. Valdez

March 1, 2012

Consuelo ‘Connie’ G. Valdez
1922-2012

Consuelo “Connie” G. Valdez was born in Laws on Feb. 3, 1922. She moved to Keeler a year later. She received her schooling in Keeler and at Lone Pine High School.
She was married in 1941 to Lorenzo “Val” Valdez then moved to Lone Pine and had two sons, Luis and Tom.
She participated in many community clubs and events.
She enjoyed family reunions, friends, fishing Crowley Lake and a few slots.

Walter Svetich

March 1, 2012

Walter Svetich
1930-2012

Walter Svetich, 81, of Chalfant passed away Feb. 25, 2012 at home. Born Oct. 11, 1930 in Dillon, Mont. to John and Caroline Svetich, he was the third of five children. He grew up in Dillon where during and after high school, he cowboyed on local ranches. Walt enlisted in the Navy in 1950. He was a seaman on the USS Windham Bay for two years during the Korean War. After the service, he cowboyed from Montana to Mexico on various ranches.

James R. McNally

March 1, 2012

James R. McNally
1941-2012

Eileen (Ellis) Leslie

March 1, 2012

Eileen (Ellis) Leslie
1928-2012

Eileen was born in Silverton, Colo. on June 13, 1929 and passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2012 at her home in Barstow. She was the oldest of seven girls born to Forest (Frosty) and Dora Ellis. She graduated from Bishop High School in 1948 and married Gene Leslie the same year. They moved to Barstow in 1965 when she went to work for California Interstate Telephone Company. After retiring, they returned to Barstow.
She loved fishing, quilting, scrounging and her family.

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