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April 11th, 2011

Colleen Margaret Tillemans

April 11, 2011

Colleen Margaret Tillemans
1948-2011

Graveside services will be held today, Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Big Pine Cemetery for 40-year Big Pine resident Colleen Margaret Tillemans. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born June 23, 1948 in Santa Monica, Colleen died April 6, 2011 at her home in Big Pine. She was 62.

April 5th

Herbert London

April 5, 2011

Herbert London
1919-2011

Alta L. Gillespie

April 5, 2011

Alta L. Gillespie
1919-2011

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for 36-year Bishop resident Alta L. Gillespie. Burial will be at the West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born Sept. 26, 1919 in Crested Butte, Colo., Alta died March 31, 2011. She was 91.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1996.
She is survived by her nieces, Roberta English, Lynette Belding and Frances Cummings.

Margaret Border Gibford

April 5, 2011

Margaret Border Gibford
1914-2011

No funeral services are scheduled at this time for Margaret Border Gibford.
Born Sept. 23, 1914 in Bozeman, Mont. to Frank and Anna Rentchler, Margaret, the youngest of seven children, died March 30, 2011 in Bishop.
Margaret grew up in Bozeman and graduated from Bozeman Deaconess Hospital with a degree in nursing in 1935.
She nursed in Montana and California since before World War II and ended her career retiring from the Inyo County Sanatorium in 1978.

Kathrin Eleanore Wilbur

April 5, 2011

Kathrin Eleanore Wilbur
1925-2011

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, 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

April 5, 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.

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.

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