Edward ‘Ted’ Higle
Theodore Edward “Ted” Higle, a 50-year resident of the Owens Valley, passed away on Sept. 1, 2011 in Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, California. Born on March 28, 1939 to Ted Evert Higle and Bertha Bromley in Jamestown, Kan., Ted grew up in Montana and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a Navy Seal in the Korean War. He then moved to Bishop, where he was instrumental in bringing cable television to Inyo County.
Thereafter he served as a Bishop City policeman for many years, and he also worked as an electrician at Union Carbide and as the sole proprietor of Ted’s Repair Shop.
Ted spent his later years working at Crowley Lake and Tom’s Place, as well as Grefco Mine.
He is survived by sons, Tony Owen, Patrick Higle, Ted Higle, Jr., Marty Higle, and James “Bobby” Ballentyne; brother, Willis Higle; sister, Mary Wolf; nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A special thank you to Ted’s sister-in-laws Cece Green and Debbie McCormick, who cared for Ted in the year leading up to his passing.
Pursuant to his wishes, no public services are planned.