Archive - Obituary
Betty Jean Sorrells
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
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.
Adeline Dena Joseph
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.
Viola Mae Emfinger
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
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
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.
Alice Josephine Boothe
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for lifelong Owens Valley resident Alice Josephine Boothe. Barbara Crockett will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.
Born Nov. 12, 1915, Alice died at the Bishop Care Center Nov. 23, 2010. She was 95.
Floyd Martin Blanchard
Funeral services for Floyd Martin Blanchard will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine, with burial to follow at the Independence Cemetery in Independence.
Floyd, or “Marty” as he preferred to be called, was born in Los Angeles in 1918 to Elena and Jack Blanchard and was the younger of two children. Marty died peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:15 a.m.
Emily Maria Delores Maria Assunta Licari Vella
A graveside memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 27, at East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for longtime Bishop resident Emily Vella. A reception will follow, with details to be announced at the conclusion of the service.
Born June 17, 1918 in Malta, Emily died peacefully at home Nov. 18, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.
An informal memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 for James Preston Tyerman at the Palu residence, 208 Grandview Dr., Bishop.
Born in Oildale, near Bakersfield, in 1947 to Gene and Alice Tyerman, Jim died around noon on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. It was just nine days after his 63rd birthday. He spent his last moments at home with family.