Archive - Obituary
June 6th, 2011
Longtime Bishop resident Inez Avitia passed away Friday, May 27, 2011. Inez was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Durango, Mexico. She was 78.
Inez was a wonderful example of love and devotion to her family and friends as well as a great cook and smart business woman. She owned and operated El Charro Avitia for 24 years in Bishop.
Ruth Marie Stewart
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 4 at the residence of Keith and Connie Dyer, 2801 Roxanne, Ct., Sacramento, CA 95826, for Ruth Marie Stewart. A reception will immediately follow.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, our beloved Ruth passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011 at the age of 86.
Ruth was born in Vista, Wash. and passed away in Sacramento.
William S. ‘Bill’ Hoffman
Memorial services are pending at this time for William S. “Bill” Hoffman, 84, of Lone Pine.
Born in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 1926, Bill passed away of natural causes Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Bill was married to his late wife, Helen Hoffman, for 51 years.
Bill was a self employed building contractor in Lone Pine for more than 30 years. He retired in 1986 and enjoyed flying model airplanes during his retirement.
Darlene Minnie Benson (Lamfers)
Memorial services to be held at a later date for 38-year Bishop and Mammoth Lakes resident Darlene Minnie Benson (Lamfers).
From Belmond, IA, Darlene was born Sept. 5, 1947 and passed away on May 17, 2011 at Bishop Care Center after a battle with cancer. She was 63.
Jewel Rita Pennington
Memorial services will be held at noon Sunday, May 22 at the Really Good Beef Jerky Store at 508 S. U.S. 395 in Olancha for five-year Ridgecrest resident Jewel Rita Pennington.
Born Aug. 20, 1932 in Detroit, Mich., Jewel died April 6, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Ontario. She was 78.
Jewel was a Probation Department receptionist for a number of years.
She is survived by her daughter, Ashel Hester of Kennewick, Wash.
David Fred Morris Holmes
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for David Fred Morris Holmes, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. The service will be held at Bishop Creek Community Church, 251 Sierra St. (behind Starbucks), with Pastor Kelly Larson officiating.
David loved the Owens Valley and spent his final years here. He passed away at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. after a brief illness on Feb. 22, 2011 when his heavenly Father called him home.
Terrel J. Garner
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Mt. Whitney Cemetery in Lone Pine for Terry Garner.
Born Dec. 31, 1939 in Big Pine to Pete and Lillian Garner, Terry passed peacefully May 14, 2011 at his home in Canyon Country.
Memorial services for Manuel Rivera will be held at noon on Saturday, May 21 at Mt. Whitney Funeral Home, 220 E. Post St., Lone Pine. Interment will be private.
Manuel was born in Mexico on May 31, 1926 and passed away on May 13, 2011 in Lone Pine.
Manuel lived in Inyo County since the late 1960s, worked at Dolomite and lived in Keeler for more than 30 years. He has many friends in Keeler and Lone Pine, and was a loving father and husband.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Bishop Methodist Church for Norma Wilson. The service will be followed by a potluck reception at Elks Park off of West Line Street in Bishop.
Born April 20, 1925, to Harold and Jenny Wyckoff of Ovid, N.Y., Norma died May 2, 2011.
Harriett Alice Steele
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Big Pine Cemetery for Harriett Alice Steele, followed by a celebration of life at the home of Bob and Margie Steele on Flower Alley in Big Pine.
Born May 13, 1933 to Harold and Ruby Thomas in Silverton, Colo., Harriett died Nov. 24, 2010.