Archive - Obituary
October 22nd, 2010
Norman R. ‘Norm’ Williams
A celebration of life for Norman R. “Norm” Williams will be held at a later date.
Born Jan. 15, 1926, Norm died quietly Oct. 14, 2010 at his son’s home in Bishop surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 84.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. in Lone Pine for Ralph Voetberg.
Born July 25, 1927 in La Grande, Ore., Ralph died at the Bishop Care Center on Oct. 10, 2010, after suffering a severe stroke on Father’s Day, June 20, 2010. He was 83.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for former Bishop resident Donald Everett Redmon of Mountain Home, Ark.
Born Sept. 25, 1922 in Santa Rosa, Donald died Oct. 13, 2010. He was 88.
Don and his wife Jaylyle relocated from Bishop to Mountain Home in 2003.
Lloyd R. Pettengill
No open services are planned for Bishop Native Lloyd R. Pettengill. 91.
Born in Bishop in 1919, Lloyd moved to Southern California with his family while still a boy, and came back here to live in 1998 to spend his remaining years. He was 91.
He loved the area and loved to go fishing with his double cousin George Meinke.
George Lanyon, Jr.
As requested by family, no services will be held for 43-year Bishop resident George Lanyon, Jr.
Born the first of three children to George and Rose (Anderson) Lanyon on March 12, 1934 in Michigan, George died at his Bishop home Oct. 17, 2010. He was 76.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Barlow Gym for Tracy Chiatovich. A pot luck dinner will follow.
Born on Jan. 3, 1963 in Chico to Duane and Sharon Chiatovich, Tracy died at Northern Inyo Hospital on Oct. 18, 2010. She was 47.
Bonnie Lee (Holland) Ford
Honoring her request, a private family service will be held at a later date for lifetime Bishop resident Bonnie Lee Ford.
Born July 23, 1927 to Harry and Belle Holland, Bonnie died Oct. 19, 2010 at her home in Bishop. She was 83.
A third-generation Owens Valley pioneer, Bonnie’s grandmother, Anna Stacia Malone, was the first white child born at Fort Independence.
Jessaline B. Fetterman
A memorial will be held in Bishop, in the spring of 2011 for Jessaline B. Fetterman.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn. on March 20, 1915 to Charles Walter Grafft and Neva Belle (Briggs) Grafft, Jessaline B. Fetterman, passed away on October 10, 2010. She was 95.
Velma M. Axford
No services will be held for Velma M. Axford.
Born May 12, 1916 Velma deid Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 in her home in Topaz, where she has lived for 22 years. She was 94.
Velma and her husband Frank have had many businesses together, starting in 1958 in Bishop, they then moved to Mammoth where they opened a hardware store and two mini markets along with their plumbing contracting business.
Earl Raymond Duarte
Funeral services will be held for 13-year Lone Pine resident Earl R. Duarte at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Turner Barnes VFW Post 8036 on Gene Autry Lane in Lone Pine. Burial will be private at Mt. Whitney Cemetery.
Born in Long Beach on Aug. 6, 1935, Earl died Oct. 15, 2010 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. He was 75.