Archive - Obituary
January 27th, 2011
Vincent Stanley Yoder
No funeral services have been announced for Lone Pine resident Vincent Stanley Yoder.
Born July 14, 1920, Vincent died Jan. 3, 2011.
Vince was an avid naturalist, including ornithology and botany, and whatever else he ran across during his time in the outdoors. His bird watching life list dates back to 1937.
He worked for the California State Highways for 31 years and spent most of his free time locating hikes and taking his children along.
Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat
Informal graveside services for Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Ukiah Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow at The Todd Grove room located at the Ukiah Golf Course.
Born in the city of Utrecht, Holland on June 7, 1934, Jack died Jan. 15, 2011 in his home in Brookings, Ore.
Shirley Dolores Roberson
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Shirley Dolores Roberson. Pastor Kent Puls will officiate.
Born Oct. 19, 1934 in Fargo, N.D. to Earl and Florence Nelsen, Shirley died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. She was 76.
Shirley left the farm and moved with her parents to Trona, where she attended Trona elementary and high schools.
John Curtis Munding
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at Brune Mortuary Chapel for 15-year Lone Pine resident John Curtis Munding. Pastor Chris Costello of Oasis of Grace Foursquare Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Westside District Cemetery in Taft.
Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Taft, John died Jan. 15, 2011 in San Diego. He was 57.
John worked at IMAH in Bishop for more than 15 years. His father, John H. Munding, helped send a man to the moon.
Larry R. Hildebrand
At his request, no public funeral services will be held for Bishop native Larry R. Hildebrand.
Born March 26, 1946 in Bishop, Larry died Jan. 5, 2011 in Las Vegas. He was 64.
Larry died as he lived, he did it his way.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Edna Hildebrand.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori, Chi-Leah-Marcy and Ladell; sisters, Dusty and Doris; brother, Don; brother-in-law, Mike; and his much-loved dog, PeeWee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds for 70-year Mariposa resident Della Hern. Bill Leonard of Mariposa will officiate. Burial will be at the Sarah Priest Cemetery in Midpines.
Born Feb. 23, 1922 in Lee Vining, Della died Jan. 15, 2011 in Big Pine. She was 88.
Joy B. Kizer
A memorial service, followed by a celebration of life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Whiskey Creek in Bishop for Joy B. Kizer. Gailen Evans of the Church of Christ in Bishop will officiate.
Born Sept. 15, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Joy died Dec. 16, 2010 at her home in Bishop. She was 68.
Leo E. Bachman
Funeral services are pending for 26-year Big Pine resident Leo E. Bachman. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Born April 19, 1925 in Portland, Ore., Leo died Jan. 13 at his home in Big Pine. He was 85.
Leo was a Jack of all Trades. He could work on and fix anything. He loved to tinker in his garage. He won several craft events for his bird houses in Bishop craft shows. He will be missed.
Marcia Hamilton (Simmons)
No funeral services have been announced for Marcia Hamilton (Simmons).
Born June 12, 1925, Marcia died Jan. 8, 2011 in Hood River, Ore.
She is survived by her four children: daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Tom Gregson and Dian and Bob Gowen; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Dianna Hamilton and Wayne and Daralee Hamilton; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A tribute may be found at alz.com.
Barbara Helen Collins
No funeral services will be held for Barbara Helen Collins.
Born July 9, 1928, Barbara died Dec. 29, 2010 at her home in Fallon, Nev. after a brief illness.
Barbara graduated from Owens Valley High School in Independence where she met and married her husband Jack.
They lived and worked in Independence, Bishop and Big Pine.
High school rodeo brought Barbara and Jack many happy times as grandparents.