Obituaries

  • William Woodrow Austin, Jr., 1946-2015

    William Woodrow Austin, Jr., 1946-2015

    William Woodrow Austin II (Woody) passed on to return to God at his home on June 23, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born to Roberta Marie Pedroni and William Woodrow Austin I on Aug. 12, 1946, in Salisbury, N.C. Woody attended and graduated from high school in Pacific Grove. He

  • Daniel Lynn Peters, 1968 — 2015

    Daniel Lynn Peters, 1968 — 2015

    Daniel Lynn Peters beloved son, brother and father entered this world on Jan. 13, 1968, and unexpectedly departed it on May 12, 2015. Daniel was born and raised in Tehachapi. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany and serving in the 1991 Gulf War. After his military service,

  • Rory Todd Turner, 1965 — 2015

    Rory Todd Turner, 1965 — 2015

    Family and friends are mourning the loss of Rory Todd Turner, 50, who was born on March 12, 1965, in Redlands and passed away on June 19 in Tehachapi. Rory moved from Redlands to Tehachapi with his parents and sister in 1969 where he attended school here and worked with his father. Rory returned

  • Donald H. Whitbeck, Jr., 1932 - 2015

    Donald H. Whitbeck, Jr., 1932 - 2015

    Don Whitbeck, Jr. was born on Jan. 1, 1932, to Donald H. Whitbeck, Sr. and Mioma Whitbeck in Oklahoma City, Okla. He married his first wife Janet on Sept. 5, 1954. He lived in Alliance, Ohio, where he attended Mount Union College. He majored in psychology and received his Bachelor’s Degree. He was

  • Ronald Jacob Jensen, 1959 – 2015

    Ronald Jacob Jensen, 1959 – 2015

    Ronald (Ron/RJ) Jacob Jensen, 55, passed away on June 5, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi. He was born in San Jose, to Gerald Jensen and Barbara Baugh (Montgomery) on Sept. 10, 1959. Ron spent his childhood years in Campbell, and then moved to La Crescenta, for his teenage years. During the last 30

  • Barbara Collette, 1934 - 2015

    Barbara Collette, 1934 - 2015

    The Gates of Heaven opened up for a beautiful angel, Barbara Ann Collette, 81, on June 16, 2015, in Bakersfield. She passed away peacefully with family members by her side. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Tehachapi, on Monday, June 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., and will

  • Harry Francis Haas, Sr., 1928 - 2015

    Harry Francis Haas, Sr., 1928 - 2015

    Harry F. Haas, Sr. of Tehachapi passed away on June 10, 2015, his 87th birthday. Harry was born on June 10, 1928, in Marion, Kan., to parents William J. and Irene (Weber) Haas. Harry served as a police officer for San Diego for 27 years. He moved to Tehachapi in 1980, to continue his passion of

  • Paul Howard Isbell, 1944 - 2015

    Paul Howard Isbell, 1944 - 2015

    Paul Howard Isbell passed from this life on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 6:30 a.m., peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Paul was born on April 14, 1944, in Stuttgart, Ark., to Sidney Isbell and Rose Fern Craig. The youngest of 12 children, Paul grew up in Arkansas and California. Always

  • Troy L. Sherrod, 1963 — 2015

    Troy L. Sherrod, 1963 — 2015

    Troy Sherrod passed away peacefully with family at his side on June 11, 2015 in Tehachapi. He is survived by his mother, brother, three sons, a daughter, grand-daughter and father. Troy served six years in the U.S. Army and will be interred at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. He will

  • Leslie "Les" A. Huckins

    Leslie "Les" A. Huckins

    Born in Long Beach, Leslie "Les" A. Huckins lived a unique, long and interesting life. He passed away quietly at home on Memorial Day. For those who knew him, he was a fan of Sinatra's "I Did It My Way," and proved to be true for him. Les and his wife Jo Anne moved from Los

  • Eugene West Humphreys, April 30, 1926 — June 10, 2015

    Eugene West Humphreys, April 30, 1926 — June 10, 2015

    Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Eugene West Humphreys, 89, returned to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 10 after a brief illness. He has joined his lovely wife, Joan Rose Beeching, who passed in 1997. Eugene was born in Round Valley, Morgan, Utah. He moved to Southern

  • Tommie C. Vanderpool, 1931 — 2015

    Former Tehachapi resident Tommie C. Vanderpool passed peacefully on June 10 in Eugene, Ore., after a long illness. At his side was his wife Joan Arnold Vanderpool. He was 83. He was born in Oklahoma in 1931 and drove cement trucks from Monolith for many years. Arrangements are being handled by

  • Ida Linna Fields, 1922 - 2015

    Ida Linna Fields, 1922 - 2015

    Ida Fields, 93, of Tehachapi died Monday, June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ida was born on the family farm on May 5, 1922, in Superior, Wisc., to Swedish immigrants, John and Agnes Larson. She was the sixth of 11 children who were all first-generation Americans. She

  • James Doss, 1964 - 2015

    James Doss, 1964 - 2015

    James Doss, whom his loved ones knew as “Jim," passed away on Tuesday, May 19, at age 50, from a tragic car accident in Tehachapi where he lived for the last six years with his beautiful wife and family. On Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10 a.m., a memorial service will be held at Wood Family

  • Margaret Edwards

    Margaret Edwards

    Margaret was born May 16, 19__, … Needless to say, Maggie was loved too much to let that secret out. She was born in New York. After high school, with a little rebellion in her pocket, Maggie moved to California. Her adult life was spent raising her daughter, and working in advertising. In March