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Dave Smith: 1942-2018

Longtime Bishop resident and owner of Culver’s Sporting Goods, Dave Smith, passed away on March 10, 2018 in his home after a long battle with cancer. Dave was born September 21, 1942 in Montpelier, Vermont to Martha and Harry Smith. When he was one his family moved to South Pasadena, California. He became a big […]

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Irene Margaret Lammiman: 1917-2018

Irene Margaret Lammiman was born on October 28, 1917 in LaCombe, Alberta, Canada and passed away March 3, 2018 in Bishop, California. Her parents, Herbert and Annie Jones, emigrated from Canada when she was 5 years old to Ducor, California. They eventually settled in San Luis Obispo to farm. Irene and Gordon moved to Bishop […]

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Helen Louise ‘Dinkey’ Boothe: 1918-2018

Helen Louise “Dinkey” Boothe Dixon was born Aug 10, 1918 to Roy and Rose Boothe, in Dinkey Ca. She died peacefully at her home in Bishop, on Feb 3, 2018. Her family moved to Bishop from North Fork in 1926, when Helen was seven. She attended Bishop schools graduating from BUHS in 1937. She went […]

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Bruce Dishion

Bruce Dishion: 1948-2018

Bruce Charles Dishion was born on June 12, 1948 in Merced, CA and passed away on January 27, 2018. He moved to Bishop, CA in his high school years and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1966. He married his wife, Sherry Dishion in 1967. They were married for 51 years and raised three children, Deston, Shane and Stacy. Bruce joined the Bishop […]

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Irmgard ‘Kitty’ Wilder: 1933-2018

Irmgard “Kitty” Wilder 1933-2018 Irmgard, age 84, always known as “Kitty” was born in Heilbronn Germany, November 19, 1933 to Johan Kantenwein and Paula Forstner. Kitty passed away on January 12, 2018, at Renown Medical Center. Kitty met and married Paul J. Wilder and they raised four children together. They were married 55 years. Kitty […]

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Venneida Lavalah Bryan 1927-2018

Venneida Lavalah Bryan 1927-2018 Venneida Lavalah Bryan was born August 29th 1927 in Arkansas and passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on January 22nd 2018. Throughout her life Venneida travelled and held many different jobs in her journeys ranging from picking cotton in Missouri to being an usher in San Francisco where she saw […]

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Jena Marie Fochesato 1923-2018

Jena Marie Fochesato 1923-2018 In Loving memory of our mother Jena Marie Fochesato, born April 26, 1923, left this earth on January 19, 2018. She had a loving and extended family. Per Jena’s request there will be family services only. We thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers.  

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Richard ‘Dick’ Robinson: 1943-2017

Richard “Dick” Robinson 1943-2017 Richard “Dick” Robinson, the Man, the Myth, the Legend, was born October 4th,1943 passed away in his sleep on December 18th at the age of 74.  Richard leaves behind two brothers, Mike and Tom, and three children: Rick, Jolie, and Jay. His four grandchildren– Dylan, Nicole, Jessica, and Jack– were his […]

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Denis Tillemans

Denis Tillemans: 1946-2018

Denis Tillemans was born March 31st, 1946 and peacefully passed through on January 14, 2018 joining in heaven with his St. Monica High School sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Colleen Tillemans. Denis was a US Marine and Loyola Marymount graduate who utilized employment at the LADWP as a means to move from Southern California […]

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Betty Anne Kelso Barlow: 1925-2018

Betty Anne Kelso Barlow 1925-2018 Betty Anne Kelso Barlow, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away Friday January 5, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John “Jack” Barlow. She is survived by her daughter Susan Jensen, her son Joel Barlow (Nan), grandchildren Lauren Gorgita (C.J.), Brent Jensen and Webre […]

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Eleanor Harris

Eleanor Harris: 1931-2017

Eleanor C. Harris, 86, of Bishop, California passed away on December 30th 2017.   Eleanor was born to Sherman and Zula Cale on June 10, 1931 in Greenbriar County, West Virginia. On February 22, 1949 Eleanor married Fred Amick Harris in Cattlesburge Kentucky. Later in 1949 Eleanor graduated from Crichton High School and continued her […]

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Lance Herrera-Dempsey

Services set for Lance Herrera-Dempsey

Lance Herrera-Dempsey passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2017. He was born and raised in Bishop, CA. Graduated high school class of 1984 at Bishop Union High.  After high school, Lance attended college in San Diego.  He enlisted in the Army in 1986, serving his first tour in Korea.  From there, he was stationed in […]

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