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February 2, 2023

Obituaries

Perry E. Bishop
Perry E. Bishop died Jan. 9 at Northside Convalescent Hospital.
He was 75.
He was born in Chicago and had lived in Hollister since 1948. He
served in the US Army just after WWII, was a member of St.
Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge #211 and The Shriners
and Scottish Rite, past president of Hollister Exchange Club, past
president of The Chamber of Commerce, member of The American
Legion, SIRS and served as treasurer for the Exchange Club Boy
Scout Troop. He owned and operated what is now Bishop Lusink
Insurance for many years. He and his wife, Lanetta, were married in
1952 in Carmel.
Perry E. Bishop

Perry E. Bishop died Jan. 9 at Northside Convalescent Hospital. He was 75.

He was born in Chicago and had lived in Hollister since 1948. He served in the US Army just after WWII, was a member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge #211 and The Shriners and Scottish Rite, past president of Hollister Exchange Club, past president of The Chamber of Commerce, member of The American Legion, SIRS and served as treasurer for the Exchange Club Boy Scout Troop. He owned and operated what is now Bishop Lusink Insurance for many years. He and his wife, Lanetta, were married in 1952 in Carmel.

He is survived by his wife, Lanetta Bishop of Hollister, sons Paul Bishop of Ridgecrest, Phillip Bishop of Sacramento and Peter Bishop of Independence, MO, brothers, Francis “Junior” Bishop, Eugene Bishop and Michael Bishop all of Hollister. He is also survived by four grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday at Black Cooper Sander; Rev. Bob Hammond and The Masonic Lodge officiated. Interment followed at the IOOF Cemetery with military rites offered by VFW Post 9242.

Donations are preferred to Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation, The Exchange Club Boy Scout Troop or St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.

Clifford E. Garner

Clifford E. Garner died Jan. 14, 2003 at his Hollister home. He was 85.

Visitation is today from 9-10 a.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Graveside services with full military honors are at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella today at 11 a.m.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Ward H. Gilbert

Ward H. Gilbert died on Jan. 4, 2003 in Paicines. He was 71.

Mr. Gilbert was born in South Dakota. He owned and operated his own woodcutting and delivery services for 27 years.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Joan Gilbert of Seaside, daughter Jennifer Gilbert-Sturm of Monterey and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, 523 Ramona St., Monterey. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory in Hollister.

Mildred Duran Luna

Hollister resident Mildred Duran Luna died Jan. 13, 2003 after a lengthy illness. She was 81

Ms. Luna worked in Alameda at the Navy shipping yard as a Rosie the Riveter during World War II. She was an active member of the UFW Farm Labor Movement with Cesar E. Chavez and was instrumental in designing the UFW flag. She retired after 18 years from the Hollister Cannery. One of her memorable moments was opening her home to Senator Robert F. Kennedy during his bid for presidency. Ms. Luna enjoyed gardening sewing/crocheting and spending time with her family.

Ms. Luna is survived by her siblings, Jenny Lucas of Hollister, Kenneth Duran of Hollister, Henry Duran of Hollister, Ysidro Duran of San Jose, Raymond Duran of Hollister, Marsha Roque of Redland, Sadie Cañez of Hollister, Mary Laguna of Hollister, Isabel Vasquez of San Jose and her children Joe Saldivar of Hollister, Connie Lopez of Robbins, Jesse Guttirez of Hanford, Genevieve Valdez of Santa Ana, Donicio Guttirez of Hollister, Arnold Guttirez of Hollister, Ruben Guttirez of Portland, Gilbert Guttirez of Hollister, David Guttirez of Hollister, Betty Nash of Hillsboro, Sal Luna of Portland and George Luna of Hollister. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her son Richard Guttirez, Grandson Jacob Madrid and brother Philip Duran.

Dionicio M. Yanez

Dionicio M. “Nicho” Yanez died Jan. 11, 2003 in Mendota. He was 67.

Mr. Yanez was born in Arizona and moved to Hollister at a young age. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, was employed with Tri Valley Growers for many years and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 890. He recently had moved to Mendota.

Mr. Yanez is survived by his siblings John Yanez of Mendota, Vince Yanez of Hollister, Daniel Yanez of Hollister, Artie Yanez Marquez of Hollister, Richard Barrientos of Hollister and Gabriel Barrientos of Hollister. He was preceded in death in 1991 by his brother, Victor Yanez. He also is survived by his numerous nieces and nephews.

A rosary is tonight at 7 p.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Friday and proceed to Sacred Heart Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Visitation is today from noon until 9 p.m. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery.

Staff Report
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