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Vincent Stanley Yoder
No funeral services have been announced for Lone Pine resident Vincent Stanley Yoder.
Born July 14, 1920, Vincent died Jan. 3, 2011.
Vince was an avid naturalist, including ornithology and botany, and whatever else he ran across during his time in the outdoors. His bird watching life list dates back to 1937.
He worked for the California State Highways for 31 years and spent most of his free time locating hikes and taking his children along.
He was a longtime member of the California Native Plant Society, in the Marin and Bristlecone Chapters.
After he retired he moved to Lone Pine with his wife, Ann Yoder, and the two of them continued the hiking and record keeping. Much of the botanical information is included in “Vegetation of the Alabama Hills Region, Inyo County, California,” published through UC Davis.
He also compiled an “Alabama Hills Plant List,” published by CNPS Bristlecone Chapter.
The Kern County Water Board benefited from his contributions for several years.
We will deeply miss his intelligence, curiosity and humor.
Vince is survived by two daughters, one son, four granddaughters and five (soon to be six) great-grandchildren.
Those who wish to make contributions in Vince’s memory may do so by donating to a nature-focused non-profit.