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April 5th, 2011

Barbara Ann Bellamak

April 5, 2011

Barbara Ann Bellamak
1953-2011

A celebration of life with an open potluck party will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Olancha School Gymnasium for Olancha resident Barbara Ann Bellmak.  Further information can be found at barbiebellamak.com.
Born Sept. 29, 1953, Barbie died March 22, 2011. She was 57.

March 31st

Kathrin Eleanore Wilbur

March 31, 2011

Kathrin Eleanore Wilbur
1925-2011

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Kathrin Eleanore Wilbur. A celebration of her life will follow at the Bishop Elks Lodge, 151 E. Lone St. in Bishop.
Born in March 30, 1925 in San Pedro to Rosanna Laura Henley and Davis Robert Henley, Kathy died peacefully in her sleep with her son David in a bedroom nearby on March 27, 2011 after a courageous, years long battle with emphysema.

Harris Lester Riggins

March 31, 2011

Harris Lester Riggins
1927-2011

No funeral services have been announced for 54-year Chalfant resident Harris Lester Riggins. His ashes will be spread by his family.
Born Dec. 22, 1927 to Walter and Dorothy Riggins in Brawley, Harris died of complications from prostate surgery on March 15, 2011. He was 83.

Craig William Firestine

March 31, 2011

Craig William Firestine
1956-2011

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Craig William Firestine.
Born March 6, 1956, Craig died unexpectedly of natural causes March 20, 2011.
Craig was a simple man with a unique sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Diane and Ron; sister, Cindy; brother, Cameron; and twin nephews, Eugene Ronald and Robert Craig.

Elizabeth Evelyn ‘Eve’ Whisler Brinkley

March 31, 2011

Elizabeth Evelyn ‘Eve’ Whisler Brinkley
1927-2011

Funeral services have already been held for Elizabeth Evelyn “Eve” Whisler Brinkley.
Born Aug. 31, 1927, Eve died March 10, 2011. She was 83.
Eve was born in Boston, Mass. After moving west she lived in Nevada, working for the governor. She was a long-time resident of the Owens Valley, working for LADWP. She retired with her family in Austin, Texas.

March 29th

Craig William Finestine

March 29, 2011

Craig William Finestine
1956-2011

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Craig William Finestine.
Born March 6, 1956, Craig died unexpectedly of natural causes March 20, 2011.
Craig was a simple man with a unique sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Diane and Ron; sister, Cindy; brother, Cameron; and twin nephews, Eugene Ronald and Robert Craig.

Curtis Edwin Baker

March 29, 2011

Curtis Edwin Baker
1924-2011

In accordance with his wishes, no funeral services will be held for Curtis Edwin Baker.
Born in Long Beach to Curtis and Elizabeth Baker in 1924, Curtis died at his home March 25, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 86.
During World War II, Ed served first with the Merchant Marines, then with the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, Ed joined the Long Beach Fire Department in 1946, retiring as a captain 31 years later.

Catherine Joy Anderson

March 29, 2011

Catherine Joy Anderson
1918-2011

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Memorial Anglican Church in Lone Pine for Catherine Joy (Spainhower) Anderson. A lunch reception for family and friends will follow the service at the Parish Hall.
Born Nov. 26, 1918 in Los Angeles to Russel and Kate Spainhower of Lone Pine, Joy died March 22, 2011.

Gloria Rojas

March 29, 2011

Gloria Rojas
1922-2011

There will be graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Gloria Rojas. Immediately following the services will be a celebration of Gloria’s life at the Elks Lodge, 151 E. Line St.
Gloria died peacefully in San Diego on Jan. 1, 2011 after a brief illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Judy Kay (Sublette) Griswold

March 29, 2011

Judy Kay (Sublette) Griswold
1956-2011

No funeral services have been announced for Judy Kay (Sublette) Griswold.
Born Oct. 18, 1956 in San Diego to James C. and Ruth E. (Burgess) Sublette, Judy died in her home in South Lake on March 21, 2011.
Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth E. (Burgess) Britz; father, James C. Sublette, Sr.; brother, James C. Sublette Jr.; sister, Mitzi; and grandson, Steven David Whisler.

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