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Eastern Sierra News for June 22, 2024





Evelyn Frances Taylor, a long-time resident of the Eastern Sierra, has died at the age of 93.

Her family said Evelyn came to Inyo County when she was 19. She worked as a waitress at Glacier Lodge and helped with food for the Partridge family at their pack station on Big Pine Creek where she met her future husband, Albert Davis. They later moved to Bishop where Albert became a caretaker for California Electric Power Co. which later became Southern California Edison.

It was a pioneer’s life with snowshoeing to town. They lived at most of the plants on Bishop Creek and moved to Rush Creek Power Plant on the June Lake Loop in 1946. They raised four children there.

Evelyn loved what the Eastern Sierra offered – fishing, hunting, raising animals. She held offices in the Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodges and the PTA. Evelyn and Albert retired to Big Pine. Evelyn remarried twice. Evelyn lived her last years in assisted living in Gardnerville and Carson City.

Evelyn Taylor is survived by her three daughters, Frances, Shirley and Mary Jane, plus Bill Davis and many other relatives.

A grave side service for Evelyn will be held at Mono Lake Cemetery, Saturday, January 30th at 11 am, followed by a memorial service and reception at the Big Pine Methodist Church at 3pm. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the National Federation of the Blind of CA or the American Heart Association.