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The man. The myth. The legend. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Stanley Elwon Williams, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 64. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him and ultimately gave him peace.

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Mary “Cathey” Powell, 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 30, surrounded by loved ones, while under the supervision of Optimal Hospice and the dedicated and loving staff of Tehachapi Manor Living.

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Carson City resident Lucille H. Martinez, 92, passed away peacefully at Skyline Estates in Carson City, Nev., on Jan. 31, 2019. Lucille was born in Monolith, Calif., to Pedro and Hilaria Hernandez. She graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1945.

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Larry Confer, 83, of Tehachapi, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Larry’s passing comes after a six-month battle with cancer.

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Hank was born on June 17, 1939, in Heavener, Okla., to Roy and Pearl. Soon after his birth, they moved the family of six to Bakersfield, Calif., where as a young boy, Hank picked cotton. Attending Bakersfield High School, he met his first wife, Lillian, and married in 1956.

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Richard Jeffery Chartok was born on March 15, 1940, and entered Heaven Jan. 24, 2019. Richard was a retired Los Angeles County deputy sheriff and entrepreneur or “Jack of all Trades.”

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Adelaide Beshoar, 75, passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2019, from complications of a stroke. Adelaide was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on Feb. 22, 1943. She grew up there, and in 1961, she met and married her first husband, Walt. They had three children: Brenda, Wendy and Wally.

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Tehachapi resident Adelaide Vernette Beshoar entered into rest on Jan. 23, 2019, in Lancaster, Calif. She was 75 years old.

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Clifford J. Cotant, 87, of Warren, R.I., passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, R.I.

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Leona Joyce Conley Slimak, age 89, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at her home in Moreno Valley on Jan. 19, 2019. She was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Highland, Calif., to the late Leon James Conley and Dorothy Elizabeth DeRenobe Conley.

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Patricia Ann (Ross) Vasquez, 83, died Jan. 14, 2019, at her home surrounded in love by her husband and family in Tehachapi, Calif. Rosary will be held on Jan. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. A funeral service will be on Jan. 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Malachy Cathol…

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Florence E. Brock, of Tehachapi, passed away on Jan. 7, 2019. The Brocks were longtime residents of Tehachapi. In 1988, the Brocks bought 26 acres in Bear Valley and moved there in 1997 from Agua Dulce. They built from the ground up their home and planted many Sequoia trees and flowers at “B…

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Mokbul Chowdhury, born Jan. 5, 1954, was a longtime owner of Old Towne Market in Tehachapi. He loved the people of Tehachapi, and cherished his time working at his market every day.

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Michael Tietz, 63, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2019, after a very brief battle with brain cancer. He passed at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Services were held at Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel followed by interment at the Tehachapi Public Cemetery – Westside, on Jan. 10, 2019.

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Tehachapi resident Alan Mitchell West entered into rest on Jan. 8, 2019, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 78.

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Philip Martin-Kenyon Berg was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 4, 1944. He passed away in Tehachapi, Calif., on Nov. 22, 2018, at the age of 74. He had been ill with various complications, but was at home at the time of his death.

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Carol Elizabeth Preisendorfer (nee McKechnie), our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away. She was born on Dec. 25, 1935, and passed away one day after her 83rd birthday, Dec. 26, 2019. With her passing, we are given the opportunity to celeb…

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Gayle Elaine Blackburn was born on May 2, 1951 to Ivan Carter and Irene Murawski Carter in Glendale, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Frances Cobb, and her grandson, Kyle Lee Blackburn.

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Mildred Castle will be missed by countless family and friends. She passed away in Tehachapi, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2018, at age 92.

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Sheamus Padraig Denny passed away peacefully in his sleep with his parents at his side on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. His family was blessed to love and care for him in his two short years, fully knowing he was not long meant for this world.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Marie Cervantes announces her passing. On Dec. 26, 2018, at the age of 56, Karen passed away peacefully at her home in Tehachapi, Calif., with loved ones by her side after bravely battling cancer for more than five years.

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Eric M. Myers, 72, from Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Dec. 18, 2018. He was born Sept. 26, 1946 in Peekskill, N.Y. His parents, Gerald and Frances Myers, have preceded him in death. Eric married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl (Donaghue) Myers, on April 19, 1966. He was a Pre-veterina…

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This inspiring Tehachapi man went to be with the Lord Oct. 4, 2018. He was born in Tehachapi on Jan. 30, 1936, of parents Maria and Ponciano Montana.

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The family and friends of Bob Smith celebrate a man of faith and love, now at rest in his eternal home. Bob was born on July 19, 1937, and died Dec. 18, 2018.

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Joann Geraldine Dion, maiden name Pitcher, was born May 7, 1937 to John Pitcher and Elizabeth Abel.

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Corben Yocum, known to his family and friends as Corby, passed away on Dec. 7, 2018 at 62 years of age.

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Tehachapi resident Richard Byron Hewitt entered into rest on Dec. 6, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 82 years old.

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Kim Burke, 66, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Nov. 29, 2018. A full obituary to follow in next week’s edition.

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It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Stelva (Steve) Louis Ketcham, age 71. Steve has been fighting a hard and courageous battle against cancer for the past two years. Unfortunately, on Dec. 4, 2018, just before one o'clock in the morning, the cancer took him from us.

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Patricia Lynne Small, known as Lynne to her family and friends, passed away at her home in Tehachapi on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 75, after a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer.

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Patricia Lynne Small passed away in her home in Tehachapi on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 75 after a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer.

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Donald Byron Betts “Pop” let go of his earthly life while resting at his Tehachapi ranch on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at 4:30 a.m. Friends are invited to join the family for the interment, which will take place Dec. 21, 2018, at 10:45 a.m. at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, Calif. A…

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Robert Haelewyn quietly passed from this life into his heavenly home on Aug. 15, 2018. He had been a patient at Keck Medical Center, U.S.C. since June 28, 2018. He was with family and friends at the time of his departure. Robert survived major thoracic heart surgery, but encountered infectio…

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Walter M. Bulloch passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 12, 2018. He was born in West New York, N.J., to immigrant parents, his father from Scotland and his mother from England. After graduating from high school, he enlisted and served proudly in the United States Army from May 1950 to May …

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Wayne Robert Hazelhurst, 77, died peacefully at home on Nov. 7, 2018, after a long illness bravely fought. Wayne was born in Winnipeg, Canada, to Helen and Frank on May 23, 1941.

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Glenna (GiGi) Whitman, loving wife, mother and grandmother, 68, of Tehachapi, Calif., went to be with her Lord on Oct. 26, 2018.

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It is with sadness that the family of Henry Langworthy Schaeffer announces his peaceful passing after a prolonged illness, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at the age of 78.