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Eastern Sierra News for June 20, 2024





Karen Eileen DeMoss

Karen Eileen DeMoss entered into rest on February 16, 2024. Karen was born on February 12, 1945 in New York to the late Walter and Rose Niedzialek, she was a loving sister to her siblings, the late Thomas Niedzialek and Colleen Geordan and spent her younger years on a farm. Karen graduated from LosAltos Hacienda Heights High School and then married the late, Russell Donald DeMoss, and had three sons together. Karen lived most of her life in Bishop, CA., working at White Mountain Ranch as an Accountant until she retired.

Karen is survived by her eldest son, Walter DeMoss and his wife, Cindy DeMoss, of Fullerton, CA; her middle son, Russell Russ DeMoss and his wife Denise DeMoss of Covina, CA; and her youngest son, Brian DeMoss and his partner, MonicaWaterson, of Bishop, CA; and her thirteen grandchildren, Scottie (Riley) DeMoss, Chris (Tori) DeMoss, Kelsey Ratelle, KevinRatelle, Savannah DeMoss, Lauren DeMoss, Owen DeMoss, Justin (Olivia) DeMoss, Josh (Cassie) DeMoss, Russell “Odie”DeMoss, Savannah Waterson, and Saige Waterson and her fivegreat grandchildren, Lyric DeMoss, Logan DeMoss, Avery Diaz, Keegan DeMoss, and Brooklyn DeMoss.

Karen’s joys in life were spending time with her pugs and cat, gardening, cooking, eating potato chips, watching national geographic, casinos, talking to friends, and thrift shopping. Karen wrote a card or found a gift for everyone, about everything. You may read this and recall a card or gift from her that touched your heart, tickled your funny bone, or maybe made you say “huh?” Above all, her greatest love was always the time spent in the company of her family.  

Her devout feistiness, stubbornness, and kindness had served her well throughout her life. And even in her waning months, she was a model of strong will and sheer determination right up until the end of her journey here on earth. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many friends, neighbors, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and knuckle heads.

The family would like to thank Bishop Amigos for providing meals to them and the staff at Inyo Hospital for their care of Karen during her time in the hospital.

The family will announce a celebration of life at a later date.