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Big Pine’s Cleo Miles dies at age 104

Long-time Big Pine resident, Cleo Ava Miles, age 104, born in Floyd, Iowa on September 20, 1910, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on January 20, 2015. At the age of 18, Cleo moved from Iowa to Southern California to attend the UCLA School of Business where she met […]

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‘Slim’ Mather: 1922-2015

Clarence F. Mather passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, leaving sons Peter and Kim. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta. Clarence, widely known as “Slim”, taught military pilots to fly during World War II, was a physics and science teacher, a world-renowned free flight airplane competitor, an avid […]

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Sarg Snyder

Longtime Bishop residents die

“Sarg” Snyder age 89, a resident of Bishop for 67 years was born in Los Angeles, CA  May 11, 1925 passed away on December 29, 2014 in Bishop. Sarg was born in Los Angeles , CA and graduated from Compton Hight School in 1943.  While living in Compton, she met her future husband of 68 […]

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‘Jug’ Watterson: 1950-2014

Dale “Jug” Watterson, 64, of Bishop, Ca. passed away on December 21, 2014 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Jug was born in Bishop to Pearl Watterson on September 14, 1950.  He spent his childhood hunting and fishing with his Gramps, brothers and cousins. He joined the Army in 1969, he then met the […]

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Former KDAY host Paul Ranallo dies

Paul Michael Ranallo, age 52 passed away December 2, 2014. A longtime resident of Bishop, California, Paul had a great love of music and writing.  They were the biggest part of his life.   Before moving to Bishop, he was a disc jockey at KAGI in Grants Pass, OR. In Bishop he worked as a […]

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christopher allen charlie

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 […]

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Morgan Kinney

Morgan Kinney Sr.: 1959-2014

Morgan Wade Kinney Sr. was born in Bishop, California on May 4, 1959 to Harold Kinney Sr. and Beverly Yandell Kinney.  Morgan grew up and attended school in Bishop, CA.  He worked as a laborer until he suffered a debilitating back injury. Morgan had three children Marcus Kinney Sr., Morgan (Jake) Kinney Jr., and Marla […]

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