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June 6th, 2011

John Paul Miller

June 6, 2011

John Paul Miller
1941-2011

Inez Avitia

June 6, 2011

Inez Avitia
1932-2011

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

June 6, 2011

Ruth Marie Stewart
1924-2011

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

June 6, 2011

William S. ‘Bill’ Hoffman
1926-2011

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.

May 23rd

Darlene Minnie Benson (Lamfers)

May 23, 2011

Darlene Minnie Benson (Lamfers)
1947-2011

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.

May 19th

Jewel Rita Pennington

May 19, 2011

Jewel Rita Pennington
1932-2011

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

May 19, 2011

David Fred Morris Holmes
1932-2011

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

May 19, 2011

Terrel J. Garner
1939-2011

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.

Manuel Rivera

May 19, 2011

Manuel Rivera
1926-2011

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.

May 12th

Norma Wilson

May 12, 2011

Norma Wilson
1933-2011

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.

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