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Earlene Wright passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 11, 2014. She was 80 years old.
She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, William; brother, Bud (Maurine) of Bakersfield; son, Randy (SharonLea) of Bishop; daughters, Pam (David Kim) of Sparks, Nev. and Tam (Mike, deceased) of Oroville; five grandchildren, Chris, Bryan, Melissa, Mandy and Kelsey; and four great-grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Cameron and Kylie.
A longtime resident of Big Pine, Earlene was involved in many civic organizations. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, ran the Big Pine Ski Program for numerous years, volunteered for the Big Pine Fire Department, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Civic Club and most recently named an â€śUnsung Heroâ€ť in 2011 by The Inyo Register. Earlene loved the Owens Valley and the town of Big Pine. Bill and Earlene have many wonderful lifelong friends there. She loved the beautiful mountains and walking daily to feed her wild bunnies.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Big Pine Cemetery. A reception to follow at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earleneâ€™s memory to the Big Pine Fire Department, P.O. Box 382, Big Pine, CA 93513.