Archive - Obituary
January 17th, 2012
De La Riva
Robert R. De La Riva, of Pahrump, Nev., passed away Jan. 8, 2012. He was 77.
Polly Hankins, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Bishop Care Center. Polly was born in Los Angeles in 1919, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel Springer. They moved to the Owens Valley
Dorothy C. Burnstrom
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 32-year Bishop resident Dorothy C. Burnstrom. Rev. Kathleen Puntar of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Born Aug. 19, 1924 in New York City, N.Y., Dorothy passed away Jan. 12, 2012 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 87.
Dorothy worked for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for 12 years. She also worked at Ganer Sports in Bishop.
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and died in Lone Pine, California at age 73.
Joe joined the U.S. Air Force in May 1957, served proudly for 28 years including tours in Vietnam and Korea and then retired to Lone Pine.
During his 26 years in Lone Pine, Joe served as the VFW Post Commander, manager of the Mt. Whitney Golf Club and helped Ernie Laskey at Ernie’s Tin Roof by Diaz Lake.
Joe was well known and liked by many, he will be greatly missed.
Kermit Douglas Greer
Kermit Douglas Greer, born Jan. 3, 1955 in Orange County, Calif. at St. Joseph’s Hospital, passed away Jan. 9, 2012.
Kermit had a true passion for life and conversation. He loved being involved in the Native American culture. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and all the neighbor kids. He had a passion for hiking, biking, golfing, camping and especially learning.
Roy Wayne Brown
Roy Brown of Bakersfield passed away in Bakersfield Memorial Hospital from pneumonia after surgery on a broken leg.
Roy was born Dec. 22, 1929 to Sanford Jonah and Hazel Brown in Texola, Okla. The family moved to California when Roy was 7 years old and settled in Delano where he went to school and graduated from Delano High School in 1947.
Pauline L. Hair
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Brune Mortuary Chapel in Bishop for 24-year Big Pine resident Pauline L. Hair. Rev. Kathleen Puntar of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at the East Line Street Cemetery.
Born Nov. 8, 1923 in Teague, Texas, Pauline passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at her residence after an extended illness. She was 88.
Charles Joseph Van De Voorde
Charles Joseph Van De Voorde, age 57, resident of Bishop for 15 years, born May 12, 1954 in Palo Alto, passed away Dec. 25, 2011 in Bishop.
Charlie worked for the High Sierra Distribution Company for more than 15 years and achieved countless awards. He was a loyal and true friend to all who met him. His passion was to ride motorcycles with the Prospectors Club, and he enjoyed fishing until the sun went down.
Samuel P. Taliaferro, Jr.
Born July 12 1920 and passed away of natural causes Dec. 29 2011.
He is survived by his two sons, Hal and Wayne; his sister, Gloria Van Blarcom and her sons, Jay and Jeff; granddaughter, Tanya Vomacka and her sons, Spencer and Dylan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel P. Taliaferro; his mother, Alice F. Taliaferro; and his brother, George Taliaferro.