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January 17th, 2012

Elisa Kay Hernandez

January 17, 2012

Elisa Kay Hernandez
1962-2012

Private funeral services for 30-year Yucaipa resident Elisa Kay Hernandez will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Woodman Cemetery in Big Pine.
Born March 19, 1962 in Lancaster, Elisa passed away Jan. 4, 2012. She was 49.
Elisa was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Hernandez; grandmother, Anona Harvier; and brother, William Oscar Warlie.

Robert Romero De La Riva

January 17, 2012

Robert Romero
De La Riva
1934-2012

Robert R. De La Riva, of Pahrump, Nev., passed away Jan. 8, 2012. He was 77.

Polly Hankins

January 17, 2012

Polly Hankins
1919-2012

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

January 17, 2012

Dorothy C. Burnstrom
1924-2012

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.

January 12th

Joseph Mikalowsky

January 12, 2012

Joseph Mikalowsky
1938-2011

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

January 12, 2012

Kermit Douglas Greer
1955-2012

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

January 12, 2012

Roy Wayne Brown
1929-2012

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.

January 10th

Pauline L. Hair

January 10, 2012

Pauline L. Hair
1923-2012

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.

January 5th

Charles Joseph Van De Voorde

January 5, 2012

Charles Joseph Van De Voorde
1954-2011

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.

January 5, 2012

Samuel P. Taliaferro, Jr.
1920-2011

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.

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