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Joyce Ann Piest: 1933-2015

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Philippians 4: 4 Joyce Ann Piest May 25, 1933 – November 14, 2015 Joyce Ann Piest of Bishop entered into the Lord’s Glory and began her eternal life in heaven on November 14, 2015 following and extended battle with breast cancer. Born on May […]

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Monte Williams: 1931-2015

Lewis Monte Williams, 84, passed away on November 8th, 2015 at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA surrounded by his family. Monte was born at home on October 29th, 1931, to Howard and Mary Williams in Ventura, CA. He was the youngest of 4 boys; his brothers were Herb, Gerald, and Ron. He spent […]

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Richard ‘Dick’ Kanold: 1922-2015

Richard Martin Kanold January 1, 1922 – November 11, 2015 Richard (Dick) Kanold died peacefully at his home in Big Pine on November 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife Leslie, 6 children (Rick Lockhart, Norman Kanold, Stephen Kanold, Kathleen Day, Dixie Kanold, and Desiree Tackett-Nuckols), 4 grandchildren (Marisa Kanold, Nicole Guy, Brian Day, […]

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Richard ‘Dick’ Noles: 1933-2015

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for long time Owens Valley resident Richard “Dick” Noles, followed by a reception in Hillis Hall. Dick passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Northern Inyo Hospital following a year of treatment for Lymphoma Cancer. Dick was […]

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Joanie Lubeck: 1935-2015

It is our sad duty to report that Joanie Lubeck of Big Pine passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, from lung cancer in Reno on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. She was 80 years old. Joanie was born on July 19, 1935 to parents, Mercer (Fred) and Doris Fredendall in Covina, California. She graduated from Claremont […]

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Dr. Tomi Bortolazzo mourned

The Board of Directors and all medical and staff at Mammoth Hospital are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of our colleague and friend, Dr. Tomi Bortolazzo. “Dr. B” served as the sole urologist for the Eastern Sierra for the past 10 years. She was a respected member of the Northern […]

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Harry Andreas Sr.

‘Grampa Harry’ Andreas: 1938-2015

Harry William Andreas Sr. 1938-2015 Harry William Andreas Sr. was born on February 12, 1938 to the late Willie and Ester Andreas in Schurz NV. Harry passed away on October 2, 2015 in Bishop, CA., surrounded by family he went to be home with the Lord Jesus Christ whom he proudly served. Grampa Harry as […]

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Bill Lawrence: 1934-2015

Francis William Lawrence 1934-2015 Francis William Lawrence, age 81, born in Tulare, California on July 23, 1934. Passed away on September 29, 2015 in Bishop, California. Bill was a cattleman for 50 years in Central California. It is not what he has, not even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what […]

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Jackie Pollett: 1958-2015

Jacaline J. “Jackie” Pollett passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 after a sudden illness. A memorial service for Jackie was held Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988, with Dee Dee Costello and the VFW members officiating. Jackie was born in Bishop on September 16, 1958 to Thomas and […]

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Chris Bodine: 1919-2015

Christine Bodine January 2, 1919 – August 18, 2015 Chris passed away August 18, 2015, at the Bishop Care Center. She was 96. Born in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Charles Cunningham. Chris’ father died when she was young and her much older brother left, leaving her and her mother Mary Rogers, known to the family as […]

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Jack Joseph Yaeger: 1925-2015

Jack Joseph Yaeger was called to be with his heavenly Father on September 14, 2015. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father and friend to many in the Bishop community. Born July 8, 1925, in Buffalo, New York, to Joe and Theresa Yaeger, Jack spent the last 23 years living in Bishop with […]

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