Archive - Obituary
March 3rd, 2011
Ralph David Niewald
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for 40-year Bishop resident Ralph David Niewald. Pastor Peter Thomsen will officiate. Burial will be private.
Born in 1934 in Levenworth, Kan., Ralph died Feb. 27, 2011 at Renown Hospital in Reno. He was 77.
Ralph was a 22-year postal service employee and lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Arthur ‘Jack’ Long, Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date fir Arthur “Jack” Long. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book and leave a message at www.FRFH.net.
Born Nov. 26, 1934 in Grass Valley to Arthur and Edna Long, Arthur died at his home in Yerington, Nev. on Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 after a brief illness. He was 76.
Jack married Patricia Webb on Feb. 8, 1968 in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Donna Jean Loge
A celebration of life will be held from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Bishop VFW Post at 484 Short St. for 26-year Bishop resident Donna Jean Loge.
Born Aug. 30, 1945 in Portland, Ore., Donna died Feb. 16, 2011 at Carson Tahoe Hospital. She was 65.
Donna was a very caring person, always putting others before herself. She did nursing and home healthcare.
Summer was always fun for Donna and her friends because it was swimming and barbecue time. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Bishop VFW Post No. 8988.
Louise Molly Allen
Following her cremation, a small family celebration of the life of Louise Molly Allen will be set for a future date.
Born Dec. 25, 1925 in Odessa, Texas, Louise died peacefully at Northern Inyo Hospital on Feb. 16, 2011. She was 85.
Louise was the youngest of 12. She moved to Los Angeles at 18 where she met her future husband Leo and married at age 20. They raised nine children in Encino, where she also worked as a certified nurses assistant for 20 years at the motion picture hospital. Louise retired to Bishop in 1996 and was a lifelong Christian.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date for Big Pine resident Renee Boling.
Born March 26, 1960 in Bishop to Frank and Peggy Coons, Renee died at home Feb. 13, 2011, following a prolonged illness.
Renee grew up in Bishop, leaving the area in the 1980s and returning in 2006.
She raised four children and cherished each and every one of them. Her family describes her as a woman who would give her heart and soul for anyone. She was a fantastic woman and great mom.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tamera Lynne Pueblo; and her parents.
Ward Arnold Swadley
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the First Assembly of God Church, 550 E. Post St. in Lone Pine, for Ward Arnold Swadley. Pastor Mike Skaggs will officiate. The family is inviting friends to join them after the service for a luncheon at the church.
Born Oct. 2, 1925 in Missouri, Ward died Feb. 13, 2011 in Lancaster. He was 85.
Leon ‘Buck’ Bills
Services are pending for 80-year Olancha resident Leon “Buck” Bills. The family plans to gather in early summer to celebrate his life.
Born Dec. 31, 1917 in Indiahoma, Okla., Buck died Feb. 18, 2011 in Lone Pine. He was 93.
Leilah Juanita Stone
Private services will be held at a later date in Bishop for Turlock resident Leilah Juanita Stone. Friends and family are invited to share their memories at www.allenmortuary.com.
Born April, 1914 in St. Joe, Mo. to Frank and Florence McCumber, Leilah died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. She was 96.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler St., in Bishop for James “Jim” Harvey Gooch. Pastor Kent Puls will officiate.
Born June 6, 1941 in Holtville, Jim died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. He was 69.
Jim spent his early years in Brawley and moved to Modesto while in high school. Jim and Pat were married in 1963 and had two girls, Suzanne and Julie.
Gabriel Navar Avitia
A Rosary Mass was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Brune Chapel for 42-year Ridgecrest resident Gabriel Navar Avita. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 19, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bishop. Father John Gracey will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery.
Born Sept. 12, 1935 in San Jose De La Boca, Mexico, Gabriel died Feb. 15, 2011 at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 75.