Obituaries

  • Larry Don Lee , 1947 - 2015

    Larry Don Lee, 1947-2015

    The family and friends of Larry Don Lee, 68, are mourning the loss of this almost lifelong Tehachapi resident, who passed away on Aug. 8, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Larry was born on May 8, 1947, in Bakersfield, one of two children born to Leo and Leola Lee. Larry, his parents, and his

  • Valerie Anne Crawford, 1958 Ñ 2015

    Valerie Anne Crawford, 1958-2015

    Valerie Anne Crawford, of Kingman, Ariz., went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 56 following complications from a stroke. She was born on Dec. 17, 1958 in Fresno to parents Robert and Rosalie Upton, grew up in Chowchilla, and married her high school sweetheart, Glenn

  • William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930-2015

    William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930-2015

    William “Bill” Lewis Clothier, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2015, in his Tehachapi home, with his family by his side. Bill was born on Dec. 25, 1930, on Christmas morning in Santa Maria, son of Charles Robert Clothier and Helen (Fitzgerald) Clothier. Charles, a marine biologist,

  • William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930 - 2015

    William “Bill” Lewis Clothier of Tehachapi entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. He was 84 years old. Burial will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. The memorial service will follow at noon at The Tehachapi First Baptist Church. A full

  • Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos, 1974 - 2015

    Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos, 1974 - 2015

    Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos passed away Aug. 16, 2015. On Oct. 3, 1974, beloved husband and father, Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos “Car,” was brought into this world by his mother, Roberta, and late father, Joe Palos, in the town of Tehachapi. Carlos was one of five children, which included his older

  • Eddy Van Kopp, 1924 Ð 2015

    Eddy Van Kopp, 1924 – 2015

    Bear Valley Springs resident Eddy Van Kopp entered into rest on Aug. 15, 2015, in Bakersfield, at the age of 91. Eddy was born to Elmer and Mabel Van Kopp on Feb. 1, 1924, in Galesburg, Ill. The family subsequently moved to Pasadena where Eddy attended high school and graduated from Pasadena Jr.

  • Irene Ann (Davy) Heiller, 1927 - 2015

    Irene Ann (Davy) Heiller, 1927 - 2015

    Irene Ann Davy Heiller, 88, formerly of Tehachapi, passed away on Aug. 18, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz., where she had resided for three years. Irene was born in Hokah, Minn., on March 6, 1927, to Thomas and Rose (Miller) Davy. Irene married the love of her life, Fredrick Edward Heiller, on May 21,

  • Robert Earl Letson, 1940 - 2015

    Robert Earl Letson, 1940 - 2015

    Robert Letson passed away on Aug. 9, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Interment will be at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at 1400 hours (2 p.m.) There will be a Celebration of Life the following day, on Wednesday, Aug.

  • James Arthur Stuart, United States Marine

    James Arthur Stuart, 1949 - 2015

    James Arthur Stuart left this world to rejoice in the arms of Jesus on July 30, 2015, in Tehachapi at the age of 65. James was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1949, to Raymond Samuel Stuart and Elizabeth Helen Stuart. He was raised in Midlothian, Ill., a suburb on the south side of Chicago. He

  • Thelma L. Hale, 1920 Ñ 2015

    Thelma L. Hale, 1920 - 2015

    Thelma L. Hale was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Clay County, Ill., to Ernest and Ethel Lutz Martin. Before her first birthday, the family moved to California where she resided until her death on Aug. 8, 2015. She graduated from KCUHS in 1938. She married Norvle L. Hale on Dec. 15, 1943, and was

  • Robert Earl Letson, 1940 - 2015

    Robert Earl Letson passed away at his Tehachapi home on Aug. 9, 2015. He was 74 years old. There will be a graveside service at Bakersfield National Cemetery, in Arvin on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. A full obituary will follow in next week’s edition. Wood Family Funeral Service has been

  • Larry Don Lee, 1947 - 2015

    Larry Don Lee, a lifetime resident of Tehachapi, entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. He was 68 years old. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside. For

  • Mark Jennings, 1951 Ñ 2015

    Mark Jennings, 1951 - 2015

    Mark Jennings went to be with his heavenly Father on Aug. 4, 2015 in Sebring, Fla. He was born on July 13, 1951 in Sullivan, Ind., to the late Lee and Nancy Carter Jennings. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sister Judy Ruziecki; nieces, Mandi, Mel and Missy; his children, Jon Davis, Mary Wiggins,

  • Larry Glen Wade, 1958 Ñ 2015

    Larry Glen Wade, 1958 - 2015

    Larry Glen Wade, loving husband, brother, son and uncle, was born on March 21, 1958. He passed away July 21, 2015 in Tehachapi. He was born to Karla Busby and Ronald Wade and spent his younger years in Sylmar collecting various pets, CB radios and developing a love for fishing and music. He loved

  • Betty Jean Osborne, 1933 - 2015

    Betty Jean Osborne, 1933 - 2015

    Betty Jean Osborne, age 82, passed away on Aug. 4, 2015, in Fountain Valley. The memorial service will be held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, 321 West F St., Tehachapi, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 3 p.m. A Celebration of Joy service will be held at the Tehachapi Nazarene Church,