Obituaries

  • Donald Kenneth Williams, 1928 — 2016

    A Celebration of Life for Donald Kenneth Williams will be held at The Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at the Bakersfield National Cemetery will be the following day, Monday, June 6, 2016, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family

  • Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, a 21-year resident of Tehachapi, took his final journey home on Monday morning, May 23, 2016, in Fullerton. He was 88. Ralph was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Troy, Mont., to Frank and Eva (Schilling) Kanitz. He was the fourth of five children who survived infancy. His mother died

  • Marvin Allen McTyre, 1958 — 2016

    Marvin Allen McTyre, 1958 — 2016

    Marvin Allen McTyre, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 16, 2016. He was 58. Interment was held at Tehachapi Public Cemetery — Eastside on Monday, May 23, 2016. Marvin was born to John J. and Betty Jean McTyre in Marietta, Ga., on

  • Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber, 1928 — 2016

    Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber, 1928 — 2016

    In Loving Memory Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber passed away May 21, 2016, in Tehachapi. He was 88. A viewing was scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St. Tehachapi. Interment was on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Desert Lawn Memorial

  • Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, a former resident of Tehachapi, entered into rest on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Fullerton. He was 88. The Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m., at

  • Waudine “Dean” Covert, 1926-2016

    Waudine “Dean” Covert, 1926-2016

    Waudine “Dean” Covert, 89, from Tehachapi, passed away on May 13, 2016, in Bakersfield. Services will be officiated by Rev. Troy B. Parent of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God in Tehachapi, at Wood Family Funeral Service on May 20, 2016. Dean will be interred at Tehachapi Public Cemetery-

  • Carol Jean Hughes, 1942-2016

    Carol Jean Hughes, 1942-2016

    Carol Jean Hughes was born April 3, 1942, and died May 15, 2016. She was 74. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. E St., Tehachapi. There will be a reception following the services, at the church hall. She will be cremated, and her

  • Freda Sue Keeling

    Freda Sue Keeling, of Tehachapi, died in her home on May 14, 2016. She was 77. No services are planned at this time.

  • Donald K. Williams, 1928-2016

    Donald K. Williams, 1928-2016

    Donald K. Williams, son of Rolland and Kathryn Williams, died at home on May 6, 2016. Don was born on Jan. 18, 1928. He adored his older brother Jack who proceeded him in death. Don is survived by his best friend Elaine Williams, his wife for the best of 65 years. He was a kind, handsome, generous,

  • Sherlene Helen Mitchell Oliver, 1947-2016

    Sherlene Helen Mitchell Oliver, June 26, 1947-March 22, 2016

    Our dear Lord decided He was ready to have Sherlene brought to His side. Though our hearts break in her absence, her devout love for Jesus gives us peace, knowing she is home. She filled a very special space, and those who knew her can understand. Teaching was her passion, and that is evident

  • Melba Durham, 1941-2016

    Melba Durham, 1941-2016

    Melba Elizabeth Wallace Durham, 75, of Tehachapi, passed away on May 7, 2016, at Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Palmdale after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on April 5, 1941, in Mississippi to Melvin and Ruby Skinner Wallace. Growing up, Melba was with active in her church as the

  • Karlyn Marx Horton, 1922-2016

    Karlyn Marx Horton, 1922-2016

    Karlyn Marx Horton passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2016, surrounded by family at her home in San Rafael. She was born to Philip Marx and Margarete Roemer Marx on March 22, 1922, in Tehachapi, the younger sister of brothers Karl, Walter and Philip. Her father came to Tehachapi from New York City

  • Michael Allen Miller, 1956-2016

    Michael Allen Miller, 1956-2016

    Michael was a man who loved family, friends and good food. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, and passed away at his home in Tehachapi. Mike proudly served in the United States Navy. He loved fishing with his grandson, Brogan Trapp, loved good books, and the art of sushi, making and sharing his

  • Donald Kenneth Williams, 1928-2016

    Donald Kenneth Williams, a 30-year resident of the area, entered into rest on Friday, May 6, 2016, at his home in Bear Valley Springs, Calif. He was 88 years old. Services will be held at a later date. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral

  • Terry deMontmorency, 1967-2016

    Terry deMontmorency, 1967-2016

    The community of Tehachapi mourns the loss of native son Terry David deMontmorency, 48. On Saturday morning, April 30, Terry was suddenly and tragically taken from us. Born on Sept. 26, 1967, he is survived by his two amazing kids, Trenton and Taryn, beloved mother Charlotte, significant other