Archive - Obituary
January 30th, 2014
Born Dec. 2, 1941 in Stewart, Nev., Anthony Stone passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Saint Maryâs Regional Medical Center. Anthony was raised in Big Pine, where he resided at the Indian Camp. His interest when he was young was baseball, fishing and hunting. He then met his true love, Patricia Summers of Bishop, and married in 1959, to whom he was married for 55 years.
Thomas Franklin Ingersoll
Tom was born in Watsonville on Sept. 17, 1940 to Dee and Mildred Ingersoll. As a teen he worked in the lettuce fields in Salinas.
Fresh out of high school, he married Norma Grubb and he began his Forest Service career in the Los Padres National Forest at Arroyo Seco. A short time later he transferred to the Cuyama area, where their two children were born. In 1974 he transferred to the Inyo National Forest at Bishop. After he and Norma divorced, he married Frances Farrell, the love of his life and his partner for 33 years.
Barbara Anne Christenson
Barbara Anne Christenson passed away in Reno on Jan. 25, 2014. Barby was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on Nov. 3, 1934 to R.H. Smith and Isabelle Findlayson. Her childhood was spent in Canada. She attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she received a Bachelorâs Degree in Nursing.
Lois Anna Broady
Born April 14, 1915 in Long Beach, Lois Anna (Smith) Broady died Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 98 and had lived in Big Pine for 87 years.
Her father, Frank W. âSkeetâ Smith, brought his family to Big Pine in 1926, where they happily fell into the country life of the Owens Valley. His wife, Lois Wells Smith, nurtured Lois and her sisters Eleanor and Dorothy into homemaking, gardening, art, music, community service and other talents like fishing, at which Lois excelled nearly her entire life.
Dr. Suzanne A. M. Stokes
Dr. Suzanne A. M. Stokes, beloved mother, grandmother of three, great-grandmother of seven, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from injuries suffered in a car accident.
Born Sept. 18, 1953 in Melrose, Mass., eight-year Bishop resident Stephen Johnson passed way at home with his family by his side on Jan. 20, 2014.
Tiana Leigh Hooper
Tiana Leigh Hooper was born on July 31,1987 in Bishop. She passed away Jan. 16, 2014 in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
John Ross Storm
John Ross Storm passed away on Jan. 9, 2014 at home in Flagstaff, Ariz. He was born on March 30, 1924 in the city of Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Arthur and Frances Storm and brother of the late Arthur A. Storm and Donald J. Storm.
Upon graduation from high school, John enlisted in the Army Air Force. During his time with the Army Air Force he served as a Flight Engineer in the B-17 and B-19 planes. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Shortly thereafter he married Jean Frederick of Bradford, Pa. on Sept. 14, 1946.
Aiden Christopher Bacoch
Aiden Christopher Bacoch was born Christmas night at 10:16 p.m. to Ana Bacoch at Northern Inyo Hospital. He went with the Lord on January 13, from Loma Linda Childrenâs Hospital, to be with his great-grandpa and great-grandma, Michael and Geraldine Bacoch, Sr., and his cousin, Tiana Hooper.
Melba Davis Reger
Melba Davis Reger, 96, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Golden Meadows in Banning. Melba was born May 21, 1917 to Herman and Meta Pietsch Hinz in Farmington, Minn. and was a graduate of Farmington High School. She was a resident of Big Pine for 63 years, Jamestown, Calif. for seven years and Banning for five years. She was always active in her community as a Girl Scout Leader, the Gold Diggers Club and an active member of the Methodist Church in Big Pine.