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March 1st, 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.

February 27th

Laura F. Covington

February 27, 2012

Laura F. Covington
1942-2012

Lora F. Covington, born Aug. 2, 1942, passed away Feb. 10, 2012.
Born in Fresno, Lora came to Bishop in 1970. She worked at Erik Schat’s Bakkery as a cashier for 17 years.
She is survived by her children, Russell and Balery Covington of Bishop, Rob A. and Jen Covington of Round Mountain, Nev. and Edward and Teresa Merchant of Bishop; and two grandchildren, Robert M. Covington and Sierra Dawn Merchant, both of Bishop.

Charles Alfred ‘Chuck’ Sedgwick

February 27, 2012

Charles Alfred ‘Chuck’ Sedgwick
1937-2012

The East Side lost a good man. Charles Alfred “Chuck” Sedgwick died suddenly on Jan. 5, 2012. Chuck and Judy, his wife of 56 years, have been hiking in the Sierras and living along the Eastern Sierra for the last 40 years.

Virginia Lee Perry

February 27, 2012

Virginia Lee Perry
1936-2012

Virginia Lee Perry was born in Santa Monica on April 16, 1936. She was the only child of Charles and Alice Perry. She attended school in Santa Monica. At age 19 while visiting her father who lived in Bishop at the time, she fell in love with the Owens Valley and decided to stay and worked as an operator for the phone company. In 1956 she married Robert Shunkwiler and they had two children, Dorothy and Robert.

Lester Robert ‘Les’ Messner

February 27, 2012

Lester Robert ‘Les’ Messner
1928-2012

Lester Robert “Les” Messner, 83, passed peacefully away in his Klamath Falls home on Feb. 16, 2012. Les was born May 7, 1928, in Birdsboro, Penn., the youngest of six children of Harry and Martha (Griffith) Messner.

February 22nd

Estella Mae Jones

February 22, 2012

Estella Mae Jones
1922-2012

Estella Mae Jones was born May 19, 1922 and passed away Feb. 13, 2012. Her husband of 60 years, Albert Lee Jones, was by her side. She had been ill for several months.
Besides her husband Al, Estella leaves three children, Carol Law, George Davis and Jeffrey Jones; and one granddaugher, Julie.

February 21st

Kenneth Martin Sample

February 21, 2012

Kenneth Martin Sample
1937-2012

Kenneth Martin Sample passed away Feb. 15, 2012, after a courageous five-year struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a true gentleman who touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Kenneth Glenn Partridge

February 21, 2012

Kenneth Glenn Partridge
1915-2012

A graveside service will be held at East Line Street Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Kenneth Glenn Partridge who passed away Feb. 18, 2012. He was 96.
Kenneth was born Dec. 9, 1915 in Bishop to an Owens Valley pioneering  family. His grandparents, Philip and Rhoda Partridge, came on the Slim Princess in 1888 to settle on a ranch eight miles south of Bishop.

February 20th

Linda J. (Popp) Cranston

February 20, 2012

Linda J. (Popp) Cranston
19944-2012

Linda J. (Popp) Cranston, born Aug. 8, 1944 passed on Feb. 15, 2012 from complications after surgery.
Linda was a loving mom, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and family. She lived in California most of her life and about four years ago moved to New Hampshire to be near her daughter.

Mark A. Senechal

February 20, 2012

Mark A. Senechal
1965-2012

Mark A. Senechal, 46, of Genesee, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Pullman, Wash.
Mark was born Aug, 7, 1965 in Inglewood, to Jeannine and Leonard Senechal. He attended St. James Catholic School in Torrance until moving with his mother to Bishop in 1980, graduating from Bishop Union High School. Mark began his plastic mold career at Caltron in Bishop and later worked in Carson City, Nev.

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