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Ellen Marie Leppek-Roza

December 18, 2014

Ellen Marie Leppek-Roza
1963-2014

Ellen passed away surrounded by friends and family Wednesday, Nov. 26 after and eight-month battle with a rare cancer. Elle loved the ocean and was a real life “Baywatch” girl, working as a lifeguard in Santa Monica and Malibu while attending college in Southern California.
During her college years, Elle lived in London, France, Russia and ended up in New York before returning to Southern California.

Ann Keely Matthiessen

December 11, 2014

Ann Keely Matthiessen
1937-2014

In the afternoon of Dec. 2, 2014, Ann died unexpectedly at her home in Bishop, California. At the time of her death, she was painting, laughing and lunching with friends – three of the activities that she loved most in life. She was 77 years old.
The youngest of three children and the only daughter to Charles “Clarke” and Beatrice Sargeant Keely, she was born on Feb. 14, 1937, in Los Angeles.

Raymond Christian Schaaf

December 9, 2014

Raymond Christian Schaaf
1932-2014

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for long-time Bishop resident, Raymond (Ray) Christian Schaaf. Father John Gracey will officiate the service. Interment will be at the West Line Street Pioneer Cemetery in Bishop. A Rosary service was held Friday, Dec. 5 at the Brune Mortuary Chapel.
Born Dec. 29, 1932 in New England, N.D. to Rafael and Mary Schaaf, Ray passed away Nov. 12, 2014 at the age of 81 in LaVerne, surrounded by his children.

Carl Leroy McKellips

December 9, 2014

Carl Leroy McKellips
1932-2014

Carl Leroy McKellips, an 82-year resident of Bishop, passed away at Renown Medical Center, in Reno on Dec. 1, 2014.
Leroy was a Korean War veteran who was proud to serve his country. He was a private 1st class in the Army. He was recognized for his excellent marksmanship. He loved the Owens Valley and all it had to offer.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen; sons, David and Neil; daughter, Karen; mother and father, Carl and Martha; sisters, Bobbie and Dodi; brothers, Don, Dean and Johnny.

Christopher Allen Charlie Sr.

December 9, 2014

Christopher Allen Charlie Sr.
1972-2014

Born Nov. 7, 1972 in Bishop, Christopher Allen Charlie Sr. passed away in Bishop. He was 42.
Christopher Allen Charlie Sr. is survived by his two sons, Christopher Allen Charlie Jr. and Matthew Edison Charlie; daughter, Elissa Charlie; mother, June Piper and husband, Floyd Piper Sr.; sisters, Dawn Durant and Kristie Doll; brother, David Doll Jr.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces; and many friends who were part of his life.

Mary Jane Cole

December 9, 2014

Mary Jane Cole
1918-2014

Mary Jane Cole, age 96, of Livingston, Mont., passed away Nov. 17, 2014 at Springmeadows Assisted Living Facility.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Miki and Jim Strong; two grandsons, Jeff and Troy Mischell; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by second cousin, Glen
Bailey of Portland,
Ore. Stepgrandson Ryan Strongand his two children were important to her also.

Donald Walton

December 9, 2014

Donald Walton
1943-2014

Donald Walton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He was 71 years old. He was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Hays, Kan., the oldest of three sons to Robert and Hazel Walton.

Carl Leroy McKellips

December 9, 2014

Carl Leroy McKellips
1932-2014

Carl Leroy McKellips, an 82-year resident of Bishop, passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno on Dec. 1, 2014.
Leroy was a Korean War veteran who was proud to serve his country. He was a private 1st class in the Army. He was recognized for his excellent marksmanship. He loved the Owens Valley and all it had to offer.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen; sons, David and Neil; daughter, Karen; mother and father, Carl and Martha; sisters, Bobbie and Dodi; brothers, Don, Dean and Johnny.

Jeffery S. Evans

December 2, 2014

Jeffery S. Evans
1941-2014

Jeffery S. Evans, 73 of Bishop, was born in Kenosha, Wis. Nov. 5, 1941 and passed away in Bishop on Nov. 15, 2014.
Jeffery is a life member with the Bishop Elks Lodge No. 1603. He is also a member of Winnedumah Lodge Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. Jeffery was a CHP Officer for 26 years and lived in Inyo County for 35 years.

Matthew Duane Hanson

December 2, 2014

Matthew Duane Hanson
2003-2014

Matthew Duane Hanson was born on May 29,2003 in Reno and entered into eternal life on Nov. 22, 2014 in Bishop.
Matthew was a vibrant young man with an amazing outlook on life. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone in need and loved to make other people smile with his imaginative stories.

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