Katherine Jo Fox
1946 – 2014
Katherine Jo Fox, 67, passed away in her sleep at home on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Alpine Forest. Services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 9 a.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. She will be laid to rest following the funeral service, at Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin, at 10:45 a.m.
Kathryn Mae Dodson
1934 – 2014
Kathryn Mae Dodson, 80, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet. She was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minn. She was the daughter of the late Roland Reeves and Ethel Lawrence; raised by her step-mother Helen Reeves, and the oldest of six siblings. She served as a WAVE at the Naval Air Station Los Alamitos. She was married to Frank Dodson for 44 years and they had three children. Kathryn was a loving mother and sister who will be dearly missed. Surviving are daughters Debbie Boyd and Margie Martin; brothers Patrick and Harry Reeves; sisters Karen Morrison and Lauraine Coats; 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death was her daughter Jaimie, her husband Frank, her great-granddaughter Rayann, and her brother Wayne. Memorial service to be held in Clovis.
Kenneth Dwight Dunwoody
1933 – 2014
Ken Dunwoody was born on July 3, 1933 to Mildred and Kenneth Dunwoody in Sacramento. He graduated from Washington High School in San Francisco, and went on to attend San Francisco City College. He served his country in the Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean war. He completed basic training at Fort Ord and then was stationed at the Far East Command Headquarters in Tokyo Japan.
Miles Alan Eisenman
1938 – 2014
Miles Alan Eisenman passed away on Feb. 26, 2014 after being in declining health following a stroke in 2011. He leaves his wife Karen of Calistoga; daughters Rhonda Brown of American Canyon, Jeanise Eisenman of Windsor and Heather Eisenman of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers Ross Eisenman of Arcadia and Bruce Eisenman of Hollister; and a sister Avis Williamson of Bishop-Auckland, England. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Edythe Eisenman who were longtime Tehachapi area residents.
Miles was born in Portland, Ore. He attended grade school in Monolith and Tehachapi and was a member of the Tehachapi High School class of 1956. He was known for being an outstanding long distance runner. His high school record for the one mile run stood for many years. He went on to be a long distance runner at Bakersfield Junior College and Oklahoma State University where he obtained All American recognition. He kept in contact with his Tehachapi friends and classmates by attending class reunions and Old Timers’ barbecues.
Doreen "Poppy" Reilly
1927 – 2014
Doreen Reilly entered into rest on Feb. 26, 2014. She was 86 years old. For service information please contact Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Donald Robert Burgeis
1925 – 2014
An eighty five-year resident of Tehachapi, Donald Robert "Bob" Burgeis, passed away at his home on Feb. 26, 2014. He was 89 years old. For service information please contact Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Sherwood Orison Cole
1930 – 2014
Dr. Sherwood Orison Cole of Tehachapi, age 83, entered into rest on Feb. 24, 2014. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Tehachapi. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Dina Ruth Guevara Agueta
1973 – 2014
Dina Ruth Guevara Argueta, 40, of Long Beach, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. She is survived by her brother, Jose Guevara of Tehachapi, her mother; grandmother; and three other siblings. A funeral service was held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Interment is at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Westside. Wood Family Funeral Service has handled the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
William E. (Bill) Hessing
1930 – 2014
Bill Hessing and his wife, Nadine, moved to Tehachapi in October 1974 from San Diego. Bill was an Electronics Engineer. He was Quality Control Manager for Cubic Corporation, San Diego, in the 1960s and later, 1972, was Quality Control Manager for Ivac Corporation, San Marcos. In 1978, Bill was Quality Control Manager for PDI, Bakersfield.
Lawrence Charles Thorold
1941 – 2014
How do you sum up a person's life in five paragraphs or less? Dad was born to John and Emma Thorold in Bellville, Mich. He was the first of two children that blessed the lives of their parents, and who were also the responsible parties of every grey hair my grandparents ever received. They named him Lawrence Charles Thorold, and on a summer day in 1941, my dad began his adventure.
He grew up, like most kids in those days, surrounded by open fields, puppies, a love of cars, trains, planes, and boats, and on more than one occasion had the random broken bone from falling out of trees. He loved to remember sitting in his uncle’s Granny Smith tree and eating apples all day; he carried a salt shaker in his back pocket for just such an occasion.
Robert Lee Geisler
1935 – 2014
Robert Geisler, 78, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 329 South Mill Street, Tehachapi.
Gary Carl Moodispaugh
1957 – 2014
Words to describe our "Papa G" are many but indescribable are the words we feel for his loss.