Archive - Obituary
February 22nd, 2011
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.
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.
Kenneth ‘Don’ Donald Traver
Funeral services will be private for Kenneth, “Don” Donald Traver.
Born Jan. 10, 1028, Don died the morning of Feb. 6, 2011 at the Bishop Care Center.
Don was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle who is dearly midsed by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Big Pine Communty United Methodist Church for lifelong Big Pine resident Irma Tibbetts. The Rev. Dr. Karen Moore. Burial will be at the Woodmen Cemetery in Big Pine.
Born June 30, 1926 in Big Pine, Irma died Feb. 10, 2011 at the Bihsop Care Center. She was 84.
Thomas L. Cone
Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 11 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop, followed by a reception at the VFW at 2 p.m. for Thomas L. Cone.
Born June 4, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas to Thomas Fowler Cone and Maggie Bloys Cone, Thomas died Feb. 7, 2011. He was 80.
John Charles Bodine, Sr.
Burial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Pioneer Cemetery in Bishop for long-time Bishop resident John Charles Bodine, Sr. The Rev. Caddy Jackson will officiate. A memorial service will follow from 1-4 p.m. at the Highlands Mobile Home Park Senior Center in Bishop.
Born June 24, 1944 to John A. and Chris T. Bodine in Bell, John died Feb. 2, 2011 at Olive View Hospital in Sylmar. He was 66.
Horace Willis Higgs
A celebration of life for Horace Willis Higgs will be held later this summer in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born March 27, 1918 in Salt Lake City to Horace H. Higgs and Myrtle Perkins Higgs, Will died Jan. 28, 2011.
Rich ‘Chief’ Richardson
Funeral services will be held at 1 a.m. today at Brune Mortuary Chapel in Bishop for 48-year Bishop resident Rich “Chief” Richardson. The Rev. Caddy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born Feb. 9, 1918 in Long Beach, Chief died Feb. 1, 2011 in Bishop. He was 93.
Chief served 24 years in the U.S. Navy, then 15 years with Contel Telephone Company in Bishop.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in Big Pine, 150 S. School St. in Big Pine, for Howard Boyd.
Born Nov. 4, 1952, Howard died peacefully at his home in Big Pine on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was 58.
Elizabeth May Bailey
No services are planned for Elizabeth May Bailey.
Born Feb. 10, 1932 in Lone Pine to John (Jack) and Zelma Partridge, Elizabeth, better known to her friends as Betty or Betsie, died at the home of her friend, Michele D. Hanson, Jan. 15, 2011. She was 78.