A funeral and memorial services were held in Rockledge, Fla. June 1 and 2 for former Bishop resident Marshall Carriere. His ashes will be spread over the Sierra at a later date.
Marshall was born May 17, 1919 in Bishop, where he lived until moving to Florida in 1956. He enjoyed his early years in the mountains fishing, hunting and skiing, and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1937. He left the area during World War II to become a pilot in the Army Air Corps flying with the 144 Night Fighter Squadron stationed in North Africa and England. After the war, he returned to Bishop with his new bride, Jane Miller of Harvey, Ill.
Marshall worked for Safeway grocery stores and was a member of the Masons, Elks Lodge and the volunteer fire department. He also had a tungsten mine in the basin of Basin Mountain named the French Indian Mine. The switchbacks he made with the help of dynamite, mules and brave men are still visible today.
The Carrieres have returned many times over the years to see family and friends and even had a parade down Main Street thrown in their honor. Marshall had a wonderful life in Florida filled with sailing and golfing but also loved telling stories about growing up in the Sierra. He was amazed how the area had grown and was so proud of what his sister and brother-in-law, Roma and Dave McCoy, had accomplished with Mammoth Mountain.
Marshall is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Jerry Davis; son, Jim Carriere; sister and brother-in-law, Roma and Dave McCoy of Bishop; sister, Frances Burt of Bishop; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marshall was remembered by many as the warm and charismatic person that he was. He will be missed by many.
Billy Doyle Hulsey
A funeral service will be held at the Brune and Buck Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. for 32-year Bishop resident Billy Doyle Hulsey. Pastor Erling Hofseth of Calvary Baptist Church will be officiating the service. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Interment will be at East Line Street Cemetery
Billy was born on Oct. 26, 1928 in Childress, Texas and died on Aug. 15, 2004 in his home in Bishop.
He worked for Rosco Moss Water Well Drilling in Arizona and Nevada for 22 years, then for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for an additional 22 years.
Billy is survived by his wife Linda Hulsey of Bishop; son and daughter-in-law, Bill Dean and Lynette Hulsey of Lakeside; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanene and David Willson of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bud Heisler of Wayside, Texas; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Donna L. Sloan and Joe Adams of Montrose, Colo; stepdaughter, Susan K. Vanoff of Aliso Viejo; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Michelle M. and Joe Duenas of Laguna Niguel; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law M. Allen and Debbie Sloan of Corona; brothers, Lester Hulsey of Hemet; and Phil Hulsey of Sparks, Nev.; as well as 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donations in Billy's name may be made to the Hospice of the Owens Valley, 155 Pioneer Lane, Bishop CA 93514.
Clydena Marguarite Lorenz
At her request no services will held for 38-year Lone Pine resident Clydena Marguarite Lorenz.
Clydena was in 1920 in Oklahoma, the eleventh of 14 children or Emanuel and Emelia Schmidt Lorenz. She died at Southern Inyo Hospital on Aug. 3, 2004.
Clydena worked for the Bell Telephone Company, starting as a telephone operator and advancing to executive positions. After retiring she moved to Lone Pine to be closer to her sister Zelda. She became very active in the community, cooking for many organizations. She was well known for her friendly smile.
She is survived by her only living sibling, Zelda Butler and her husband Elmer "Red" of Lone Pine as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her urn will be buried in a family plot in Sunset View Cemetery
in El Cerrito.
Dorothy Eleaner Mathieu
Funeral services will be held at the Brune & Buck Mortuary Chapel in Bishop on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. for three-year Bishop resident Dorothy Eleaner Mathieu, 88. Interment will be at the East Line Street Cemetery
Dorothy, or Dot, as she was known to family and friends, was born in San Fernando on March 7, 1916 to Fred and Mable Springer, and died on July 31, 2004 in Bishop. She arrived in the Owens Valley on May 19, 1927, settling in Chalfant Valley. Dot attended Chalfant School and went on to graduate from Bishop Union High School in 1935. She married John J. Mathieu in 1936 and moved to Benton.
Until the new school was built, she drove the school bus from Benton to Bishop. For many years she was librarian as well as a teacher until she retired in 2001 and moved to Bishop.
Dot was well-known in Bishop for her charity. She made afghans for most of the Benton babies as well as family and friends. She will be fondly remembered.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Lleming, and her brothers Fred Springer and Rusty Springer.
Dot is survived by her stepson, John R. Mathieu of Bishop; sisters, Pauline Hankins of Bishop and Peggy Nahhas of Bishop; sister-in-law, Kathy Springer; three stepgrandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
John C. ‘Swede' Hultquist
A private family gathering will be held on August 6, 2004 in Sun Lakes, Ariz. for John C. "Swede" Hultquist, who died at his home on July 31, 2004.
John, known by his friends as "Swede," was born in Long Beach on Aug. 1, 1945 and lived in the Owens Valley for 40 years. He was 58.
Swede graduated from Big Pine High School in 1963 and later became a carpenter. He was a Vietnam veteran and earned numerous citations, including the Air Medal Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star and two Purple Hearts.
An avid fisherman, Swede spent many hours testing his skills in Owens Valley streams. He treasured the quiet solitude of long walks in the mountains searching for Native American artifacts and amassed an impressive collection of arrowheads.
Swede is survived by his wife, Lydia C. Hultquist of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; his mother-in-law, Artha Dyer of Big Pine and his father-in-law, Leonard Dyer, also of Big Pine; and his faithful dog, "Bandit." Swede will be remembered and missed by those who knew and loved him.
Frank G. Waters
A mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mammoth Lakes for Eastern Sierra resident Frank G. Waters. Rev. Andrew C. Dachauer, S.J. will officiate. Additionally, a rosary will be said and there will be a viewing on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Born in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 1943, Frank died Aug. 1, 2004 during surgery at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. He was flown there early Sunday morning for an emergency operation to repair damage from a heart attack.
With his death, community members are saying Twin Lakes General Store will never be the same. Frank, along with his of almost 14 years, Rebeca, have owned and operated the store since 1985. According to loved ones, Frank was "definitely a character. Anyone who has met him usually remembers!"
Frank was known as a master prankster, joker and storyteller. Everything he did, he did with humor. Thousands of dirty campers can recall the shower instructions: "Don't poop in the shower! And sing in tune!" More important, Frank would do anything for others; he would drop everything n at the drop of a hat n do a favor for someone if the needed it, family said.
Frank also tried to change the world one child at a time. On a daily basis, he could be found giving his famous "Yes is Yes, No is No" lesson to wide-eyed children while their parents looked on with glee.
"Campers, friends and family will truly miss the spirit and life he brought to Twin Lakes," loved ones said. "Frank was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and most important, human. He has touched the lives of so many around him with kindness, good will, generosity and sense of humor. He will be missed by all."
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; two sons, Travis and Sean; daughter and companion, Patches; good friend, Bob; and granddaughter, Frankie, who was named after him.