Archive - Obituary
June 12th, 2012
Daniel P. Benson (Bone)
Mervin J. Sam
Mervin Sam, 48, a former longtime resident of the Owens Valley, passed away on May 30, 2012 in Reno, Nev. at Renown Hospital with his family at his side.
Kenney Scruggs, the Bishop attorney and civic activist who became a voice in court for children trapped in their parents’ custody battles, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 62.
Scruggs worked tirelessly on criminal and domestic cases, and often took on unpopular clients and cases without concern for the personal consequences. Her friends and relatives will remember her best for her personal devotion to loved ones who needed her.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr. beloved husband, father, son and grandpa, was born Aug. 25, 1964 to Jess Robert Paco Sr. and Virginia Jelinek.
He married Maria Elaine Vega on Aug. 25, 1985.
Donna Ruth Astells McAlister
Donna was born Nov. 12, 1942 and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 21, 2012.
Donna was born in East Los Angeles and moved to Lone Pine when she was 13. She graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1960. She spent most of her life raising and loving her children. She loved Lone Pine. Although she spent time living in other places she always considered Lone Pine her home.
Edith was born Sept. 29, 1916 on her parent’s, William and Zoe Whitley, ranch near the small town of Bandera, Texas in the Texas hill country. She died May 22, 2012 at the age of 95 in the Bishop Care Center. Edith grew up and attended school in Bandera, and business college in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Oakland in 1935 and lived with a sister.
Bill Harris, 95, was born on June 15, 1916 in Porterville, California to Albert Asbury Harris and Harriet Barclay Harris. He died on May 23, 2012, at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore. These are the statistics.
Dwight ‘Van’ Reed Van De Walker
Dwight (Van) Reed Van De Walker was born April 8, 1935 in Rochester, Minn. He attended Rochester High School, graduating in 1953, and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in Lake Michigan as a corpsman. He married Gwen Barnett on Sept. 6, 1960 in San Diego.
Robert J. Mallory
Rowland Fansler, age 82, a lifelong resident of Big Pine, was born in his Gramma Rossi’s home in Big Pine on Jan. 26, 1930, and passed away early Wednesday morning May 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.