Ron McDermith (1959 – 2020)

Ron McDermith, age 60, resident of Bishop for 38 years passed away in his home July 27th after a long battle with myotonic dystrophy. He was born September 9, 1959 in San Bernardino, CA to James and Maryellen McDermith. He moved to Bishop in 1982 shortly after marrying Tami (Cochrun) McDermith. He was self-employed with Cochrun Fire Equipment for 26 years, serving the entire Owens Valley. Those who knew him knew his real passion was cheering on the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. Ron was a kind, quiet, calm Christian man who loved his God and his family most. His disability caused his health to slowly decline over the last decade, during which he endured the loss of his physical strength with bravery and little complaining. His family will forever be proud of the way he faced his challenges. “Well done good and faithful servant.” He is survived by his wife, Tami; his two daughters, Erin Nyberg and Jennifer Williams; son-in-laws, Kevin Nyberg and Bryce Williams; grandchildren Peyton, Blake, Kora, Reid and Sawyer; brother, Rich; sister, Kim; and many other loving family members and friends. A small family service was held in his honor on July 31st at East Line Street Cemetery. He will forever be missed, but his family is grateful knowing that he is now WALKING with his Lord.

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