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Robert Allen Steele

Robert Allen Steele 1953 – 2020

Robert Allen Steele (Bob) was born on March 21, 1953 and passed on November 4, 2020 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV. Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Bob is survived by his wife, Margie of Big Pine. Son, Kenny of Santa Barbara. Daughter, Cindy and her husband, Steve Reeves of Bishop, […]

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In memoriam for Donald W. Metivier (1928-2020)

In memoriam… It is with a heavy hearts that the Metivier Family announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Donald W. Metivier. “Dad,” entered the Lord’s presence, peacefully late afternoon on August 9, 2020, at the age of 93. He was born January 25, 1928 in Manitowoc, WI, to parents Ernestine […]

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Deceased Female Located West of Manzanar

[Press Release from Inyo County  Sheriff: August 11, 2020] WEST OF MANZANAR, INYO COUNTY, CA, August 11, 2020 – On August 8, 2020 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a hiker of a potentially deceased female in the foothills west of Manzanar National Historic Site. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a deceased female. […]

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Clifton Jeff Mason, Sr. (1956–2020)

Graveside Funeral Services have been announced for lifelong Bishop Resident CLIFTON JEFF MASON SR. Born on April 20, 1956 and Deceased on June 29th 2020 surrounded by his family at his bedside. He was prominently known as John and Dancing-Bear throughout the Local Area and was a “jack of all trades” kind of guy, working […]

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David A. Hardin (1947 – 2020)

David Hardin was born in Whittier, California, in 1947, the first son of Paul and Lois Hardin.  He went to Whittier schools, graduating from Pioneer High School in 1965, and Whittier College, in 1969.   He met Marilyn at Pioneer H.S., and they were married in 1967.   David and Marilyn moved to Bishop CA […]

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Thaddeus Taylor III Died (1946-2020)

THADDEUS TAYLOR III 1946-2020 In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, Thaddeus Warsaw Taylor III graduated from Arizona State University and joined the Army. Assigned to the Military Intelligence Corps, Counterintelligence Special Agent, he was stationed primarily in the Republic of Korea. “Think of James Bond on a budget,” he would say, a […]

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James (Jim) Ellis

James (Jim) Irving Ellis (1923-2020)

Born on January 5, 1923 in Los Angeles to Martha and Earl Ellis, James (Jim) Irving Ellis died March 20, 2020 in Bishop. He was 97. Jim was a devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather who never missed the opportunity to share his wisdom and knowledge with anyone who asked. His grandchildren, especially, were blessed […]

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Former ESUSD Superintendent Donald Clark passed away on Valentine’s Day

According to a Facebook announcement, former Eastern Sierra Unified School District Superintendent, Donald J. Clark, passed away at age 58 of brain cancer at his home in Palmer, Alaska on February 14, 2020. Clark was ESUSD superintendent from 2007 to 2019. He was diagnosed with cancer in late 2019. His wife, Erika wrote on Facebook […]

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