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December 16th

Norma Kathleen Reynolds

December 16, 2010

Norma Kathleen Reynolds
1944-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Norma Kathleen Reynolds.
Born Oct. 16, 1944 in Salina, Utah, Norma, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, suddenly died Dec. 10, 2010 in Bishop. Her untimely and quick death was caused by a blood clot that reached her heart.

Donald C. Sebastian

December 16, 2010

Donald C. Sebastian
1928-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Donald C. Sebastian.
Born March 2, 1928 in Wallace, Idaho, Donald died Nov. 27, 2010 in Reno. He was 82.
Donald served in the Marine Corps. His work career was spent in the aircraft and space industry. He worked for Douglas Aircraft Co. and North American Rockwell as well as Northorp Grumman Co.

Ruth A. Hinson

December 16, 2010

Ruth A. Hinson
1924-2010

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brune Mortuary in celebration of the life of Ruth A. Hinson.
Born Oct. 19, 1924 in Olden, Texas, to Roy Pickett and Mabel Lassiter Pickett, Ruth died Dec. 11, 2010 at her home in Bishop.
Ruth was married to her high school sweetheart, Frank E. Hinson, for 51 years. She was lucky to be a stay-at-home mom for her two sons.

Barbara Lee Noel

December 16, 2010

Barbara Lee Noel
1928-2010

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 15 at the Neighborhood Church in Bishop for 26-year Big Pine resident Barbara Lee Noel. The Rev. Clyde Harvey will officiate. Burial will be at the Big Pine Cemetery.
Born Oct. 18, 1928 in Yucaipa, Barbara died Dec. 6, 2010 at her home in Big Pine. She was 82.

December 13th

Betty Jean Sorrells

December 13, 2010

Betty Jean Sorrells
1925-2010

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home, 220 E. Post St. in Lone Pine for Betty Jean Sorrells.  A potluck gathering for family and friends will be held after the service in Independence at the Owens Valley School Multi-Purpose building at approximately 1 p.m.

Robert Edward Blair

December 13, 2010

Robert Edward Blair
1916-2010

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Lone Pine Seventh Day Adventist Church, 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. for Robert Edward Blair.
Born March 20, 1916 in Long Beach, Bob died at home in Lone Pine on Nov. 23, 2010. He was 94.

December 7th

Adeline Dena Joseph

December 7, 2010

Adeline Dena Joseph
1926-2010

Funeral services will be announced at a later date for Adeline Dena Joseph.
Born, Dec. 25, 1921 in Los Angeels, Adeline, Nana to her family, died Dec. 3, 2010.                                 
Adeline lived all of her life in California. The last 40 years she lived in Bishop surrounded by most of her family.

December 2nd

Viola Mae Emfinger

December 2, 2010

Viola Mae Emfinger
1920-2010

Viola Mae Emfinger, a resident of Bishop for 49 years, will be laid to rest alongside her husband, William C. Emfinger, during a private ceremony.
Born to John and Bertha Hinchee on July 11, 1920 in Vinton, Va., Viola Mae died Nov. 15, 2010 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. She was 90.
Viola Mae had two brothers, Elwood and Harry Hinchee, and four sisters, Irene Kelley, Eula Roberts and Marie Benson of Salem, Va., and Ethel Strong of Goodwater, Ala.

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb

December 2, 2010

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Ocamb
1936-2010

No funeral services have been announced for Robert “Bob” Eugene Ocamb.
Born Sept. 26, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, Bob died Oct. 30, 2010 in Gardnerville, Nev.  He was 74.
Bob spent his early years until his teens in Kansas City before relocating with his family to Phoenix, Ariz. where he attended Phoenix Union High School. After High School he entered the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, CVA 47.  

Ruth Carolyn Morefield

December 2, 2010

Ruth Carolyn Morefield
1922-2010

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Independence Cemetery for 42-year Lone Pine resident Ruth Carolyn Morefield. The Rev. Erin Maddox McPhee will officiate. Friends and family will gather after the service at Pioneer Memorial Methodist Church.
Born in McCook, Neb. Oct. 28, 1922, Ruth died Nov. 23, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 88.
Ruth married Warren on Sept. 14, 1942 and they were married for 68 years.

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