Archive - Obituary
April 19th, 2011
Audrey F. Chapdelaine
Graveside services will be announced at a later date for 15-year Big Pine resident Audrey F. Chapdelaine.
Born Oct. 24, 1928 in Norfolk, Va., Audrey died at her home in Big Pine on April 14, 2011. She was 82.
Audrey was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly and loved her animals as well. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Robbie Perry Smith
A celebration of life for Mammoth resident Robbie Perry Smith is planned for Saturday, April 30 at a location that will be announced in the near future.
Born Nov. 22, 1949 in Hollywood to Helen Beuscher and Robert C. Smith, Robbie died Sunday, April 10, 2011 from complications of a long-standing illness.
His illness could not diminish his kind, funny and generous spirit. Robbie’s sweet nature and gentle personality will remain forever in the hearts of those who loved him.
Jorge Luis Esparza
A viewing and funeral mass was held in Rockford, Ill, on April 1 and April 2 for Rockford resident Jorge Luis Esparza. The family will hold a memorial and be releasing balloons in his memory at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the back of the Bishop City Park. Family and friends who wish to attend and send condolences to the family in Rockford are invited to attend.
Charlotte Suzanne (Ward) Bryant
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Charlotte Suzanne (Ward) Bryant. A reception will follow at the Bryant residence in Bishop.
Born July 23, 1940 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Laurence Alton Ward and Gertrude May (Hix) Ward, Charlotte died unexpectedly on March 31, 2011.
Charlotte was the youngest of four children.
Sally Margaret Tice
No funeral services have been announced for Sally Margaret Tice.
Born Oct. 24, 1924 in Delrose, Tenn. to Mary Patricia Archer and Frank Stone, Sally died April 1, 2011 in hospice in Parker, Colo.
Sally lived most of her life in California and attended the Mono Lake School. She lived in Lee Vining and Cane Ranch from 1931 to 1940, returning to work as the rural mail carrier in 1946, delivering mail to Bodie.
Colleen Margaret Tillemans
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.
Alta L. Gillespie
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
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
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.