Archive - Obituary
September 12th, 2011
Carol Walters Cole
Carol was born Sept. 18, 1934 in Lovelock, Nev. to Mona Gracey and Carl H. “Bud” Walters of Independence and passed in Reno on Sept. 1, 2011 with family members at her side. The Walters family were an old pioneer family having settled at Camp Independence in 1869, and the Gracey family arriving in Independence in the early 1900’s.
Deloris June ‘Dee’ Scruggs
Born May 5, 1942 in Ada, Okla. Deloris June “Dee” Scruggs passed away Aug. 15, 2011, at the Bishop Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her father, Otis; mother, Ruby; and brother, James Hagler.
Cecil Dorian Hilborn
After a lifetime of service to the Lord, Cecil Dorian Hilborn heard the call from his Lord to come home after a short battle with an incurable, untreatable lung disease. He always said that when God called his name, he would be ready; and so it was, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, that God called him home and he Crossed the Bridge at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, Calif.
Gertrude ‘Gail’ Cooper
Born Nov. 19, 1920 in Big Pine, Gail passed away Sept. 5, 2011 at home in Bishop. She was 90 years old.
A funeral service will be at Big Pine Community United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Sept. 10. Rev. Dr. Karen Moore will officiate. Graveside service will follow at Big Pine Cemetery.
Carol Walters Cole
Bernadine ‘Babe’ Knudsen
Born Oct. 15, 1927 in Newark, Ohio, Bernadine passed away Aug. 9, 2011 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Jardine; her grandson, Tommy Jardine; her granddaughter, Dawn Jardine Brady; and her great-grandson, Uriah Brady.
George W. Snow
George W. Snow of Athena passed away Aug. 8, 2011 at the Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 97 years. At his request no public services will be held. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore. is in charge of the arrangements.
John W. McKellips
Graveside funeral services and interment for lifelong Bishop resident John W. McKellips will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Donna Thomas will officiate.
Born in Shurz, Nev. on Aug. 19, 1937, John passed away on Aug. 17, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 73.
James R. Bame
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 44-year Big Pine resident James R. Bame. Pastor Chris Costello and VFW Post No. 8988 officiated.
Born in Blufton, Ohio on Jan. 27, 1927, James passed away on Aug. 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 84.
James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was owner of Modern Floors in Bishop from 1966-2002.
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry, age 55, made his home and raised his children in Newberry Springs and Bishop. He lost his battle with lung cancer on his birthday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Darrell had a career with Southern California Edison for 31 years. He loved to hang out, barbecuing with his family, collect antiques, go fishing, metal detecting and four-wheeling.