Lloree Ellen Knowles died Jan. 20, 2015 at the age of 97. She was born Nov. 22, 1917 in Wolf Point, Montana. She was a former North Fork resident, from 1984 to April 2001. Prior to that, she resided for 35 years in the Kern River Valley.
Mrs. Knowles wrote for the North Fork community, with the Loggers Jamboree, as well as the Mono Museum.
She also was a community correspondent for North Fork, covering and writing stories for the Sierra Star during the 1980s and 90s.
She was a member of the North Fork Boosters, president of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, and served as grand marshal of the Whiskey Flats Days Parade, and Citizen of the Year, both in Kernville.
She was also the club champion at the Kern Valley Golf Course during the 1970s.
She enjoyed trail riding with her horse, Annie, serving her community in writing capacities, and golf.
Mrs. Knowles is survived by her children, Robin Ryan of Silt, Colorado, and Jim McGuire of Kernville; grandchildren Justin Ryan, Dewey Ryan, and Guy Ryan; Danny and Todd McGuire, and Sarah Lobos and Martine McGuire.
A memorial service will be held March 7 at the Pine Cone Lodge in Kernville. She was buried Jan. 27 at the North Fork Cemetery.