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July 7th, 2011

Thomas F. Rogers

July 7, 2011

Thomas F. Rogers
1924-2011

Dona Jean Rader

July 7, 2011

Dona Jean Rader
1925-2011

Dona Jean Rader passed away Thursday evening, June 30, 2011 at the South Lyon Medical Center, Long Term Care in Yerington, Nev. She was 85.

June 28th

Virginia Glidden

June 28, 2011

Virginia Glidden
1912-2011

No funeral services will be held for 32-year Bishop resident Virginia Glidden.
Born Aug. 21, 1912 in Oregon, Virginia died June 20, 2011 at home with her nephew/companion, Duane Dutro, at her bedside.
Virginia is survived by her three daughters, Virginia Kettle of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chrissie Gray of Tulsa, Okla. and Melissa Sledz of Tigard, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Joyce Duncan

June 28, 2011

Joyce Duncan
1924-2011

June 23rd

Gerald Paul Benson

June 23, 2011

Gerald Paul Benson
1933-2011

Gerald “Jerry” Benson passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife, Joan, at his side.
Born to Rodney and Mae Benson in Passaic, N.J., Jerry moved to the San Fernando Valley with his family when he was 14 years old. He graduated from Notre Dame H.S. and married his high school sweetheart. After serving in the Armed Forces for two years, Jerry spent more than 35 years as a Shell Service Station owner. He loved fast cars.

June 20th

Mary Caroline ‘Pat’ Coles

June 20, 2011

Mary Caroline ‘Pat’ Coles
1908-2011

Pat Coles was born in Fort Logan, Colo. on July 24, 1908, and passed away in Bishop on June 15, 2011, just shy of her 103rd birthday.
As a young girl, Pat’s family moved to Vancouver, Wash. where she grew up and went to school. In 1925 she moved with her family to San Francisco. She worked for AT&T for 11 years, then Standard Oil in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and for Hammer Shipping Merchant Marine during the last of the war years.

June 15th

Carl Howard Davis

June 15, 2011

Carl Howard Davis
1924-2011

Carl Howard Davis was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 1924 to Carl Norton Davis and Gladys Irene Horney. He passed away June 1, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 87. Carl was raised in Los Angeles County and graduated from Montebello High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942. He served in the South Pacific until World War II ended and then reenlisted for a second hitch from 1946 to 1949.

Neel Thornton Bell, Jr.

June 15, 2011

Neel Thornton Bell, Jr.
1945-2011

A graveside service will be held at the Independence Cemetery by Winnedumah Masonic Lodge No. 287 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Born July 20, 1945 in Inglewood, Calif. to Neel and Enid Bell of Inglewood, Calif. Neel passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif. from complications of colon cancer. He also suffered from multiple sclerosis.

June 14th

Robert H. Goodell

June 14, 2011

Robert H. Goodell
1943-2011

Bob Goodell passed away May 30, 2011 at 68 years of age. Born in San Mateo, Bob grew up in Anaheim. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton and later moved to June Lake where he owned and operated Resort Refuse Waste Disposal from 1980 to 1994.
Upon retirement Bob moved to Bishop to concentrate on perfecting his golf swing.  He had a great love of animals – especially his kitties.

Dorothy DeLand

June 14, 2011

Dorothy DeLand
1919-2011

Dorothy DeLand, 92, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, Calif. after a brief illness.  She had been a resident of Bishop for more than a decade.  

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