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Brad Harold Roberts, Oct. 13, 1965 – Dec. 30, 2017, also lovingly known by his family as Bradley, Boobalah, and Uncle B-Rad! Brad was born, raised, lived life to the fullest, and left us all too soon at the age of 52, in his hometown of Tehachapi, Calif.

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Imogene Dunn, our beloved mother and grandmother (Nan), passed from this life on Jan. 12, 2018. Mom was born July 31, 1927, in Sobol, Okla., to Hardy and Azzie Dickerson.

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Adelay Elva Bassler was born July 23, 1923, to Emil F. H. Johnson and Judith Louise Issacson. Young Emil and Judith left Smollen, Sweden, with their respective families. It was on that boat headed for America that they met for the first time. This is the beginning. They arrived at Ellis Isla…

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Edward W. Pull of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Dec. 18, 2017. A viewing and Rosary will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi.

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A very long, rewarding and incredible life came to an end on Jan. 5, 2018 with the passing of Louise DeZan Mantoth, 95, of Tehachapi after a very short illness. Lou was a well-known businesswoman and civic leader who was for many years the proprietor of Yeager's Department Store in Downtown …

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The Cowan family would like to extend an invitation to all who would like to come together and share some food, stories, tears and memories of Manney's life.

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Born on Oct. 7, 1928 in Reno, Nev., her parents went on vacation while awaiting her arrival. Her father, Henry Koch, was born in Los Angeles and her mother, who was later divorced by Henry, was of the Hutcheson family of New York. Not much was known about her mother as Diane was raised by he…

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Edward W. Pull left this world to be with his Almighty Maker on Dec. 18, 2017, after a tragic incident that he fought valiantly to survive, but it was too great to overcome.

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Born July 7, 1939, Sherry grew up on her family’s farm in Constantine, Mich. She was glad to leave the farm and move to the city, as she wasn’t fond of cows, pigs, and the smells associated with them. She went to grade school in a one-room schoolhouse and later graduated from Constantine Hig…

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Anthony “Tony” John Lazenby, 93, died at his home in Tehachapi, Calif., on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, attended by his wife, Aurelia Lazenby.

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Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Tehachapi original as Manney Cowan, 58, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wasilla, Alaska, on Dec. 10.

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George “Tom” Novinger passed away Nov. 25, 2017, following a tragic accident at Rainbow Falls in Hilo, Hawaii. After growing up in La Crescenta, Calif., and becoming Student-body President at Crescenta Valley High School, he studied music at Occidental College in Los Angeles earning BA and M…

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Barbara was born April 7, 1936, in Rector, Ark. Her parents, who preceded her in death, were Eugene and Goldie Bradford. She married the love of her life, Lewis Heide, on Dec. 13, 1958, in Winterhaven, Calif.

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Robert “Curtis” Petrey was born April 23, 1939, in Petrey, Ala., to Charlie Winford and Maybell Campbell Petrey. He graduated from Luverne High School, in Luverne, Ala., in 1958. He married the love of his life, Mary Magdalene “Maggie” Sasser of Brantley, Ala., on July 11, 1959, and later tr…

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David passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at the age of 79. Born on June 27, 1938, to Manuel and Cheri Villanueva, he grew up in Bakersfield, Calif., and attended Mt. La Salle High School in Napa, Calif. David enlisted in the Marines right after high school and was honorably discharged in…

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Deborah McKnight was born May 5, 1948 and passed away Nov. 15, 2017 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Born July 9, 1925 in Spur, Texas, Ludie Audine Gragson Laird passed away on Nov. 8, 2017, in a Las Vegas memory care facility. She was 92. A private family service will be held at Westside Cemetery in Tehachapi, Calif., in early December.

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Robert (Bobby) Clyde Fassbender, 60, went home to the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He passed on surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Bobby was born on Nov. 27, 1956, in Culver City, Calif., to Robert and Marceline Fassbender and was the oldest of six children.

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Philip Gregory Walters (Greg) passed away on Nov. 8, 2017. He was born on Jan. 20, 1952, at Lamar, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Walters; stepson, Jon Vallembois; granddaughters, Kylie and Emily Vallembois; brother, John David Walters, and wife, Pat Walters; four nephews and thei…

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George Newton Anderson, 91, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif., following a brief illness.

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Longtime Tehachapi resident Antonio Luna, 91, entered into rest on Nov. 8, 2017. Private services will be held for the family.

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Lawman Hylton Francis was born on June 21, 1933, in Petersfield, in the Parish of Westmoreland, on the beautiful island of Jamaica, West Indies. He was the youngest of six siblings.

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In the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2017, Sandra Kay Dressel, 48, passed away in Lancaster, Calif., after a lengthy illness. Sandra was born March 21, 1969, to Daniel L. Bishop and Maureen A. Baker-Bishop in Lancaster. Sandra moved to Tehachapi with her mother and stepfather in 1976, and r…

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Barbara Gene Teague, 75, passed away on Oct. 23, 2017, in Tehachapi. She was born May 3, 1942, to Robert William and Genevieve Bullock in Inglewood, but soon moved with her family to the San Joaquin Valley, where her father was a civilian flight instructor during World War II.

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On Oct. 20, 2017, George Levi Hart Jr., surrounded by loved ones, peacefully went to Heaven to be with his wife, the love of his life, Barbara Rose Hart.

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Chris Laing was born on Oct. 12, 1938, and passed away Oct. 13, 2017, following a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer. He was married to Linda Laing and has a son, Jason Laing, in Los Angeles.

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Geoffrey Lynn Pugh passed from an embolism on Oct. 6, 2017, at Adventist Health Bakersfield hospital. He was 73. Geoff’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m., 26800 Bear Valley Road.

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Anne Fraser Gouert, 64, passed away July 22, 2017. She was born Sept. 27, 1952, to Jean and Bill Gouert and spent her childhood in White Plains, N.Y., with her brothers Tom and Steve.

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Betty Lou Booze passed away Oct. 1, 2017, at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Kevin Caudle and Pastor Dale Sheley on Nov. 4, 2017, at Christian Life Assembly Church, 920 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi, Calif., at 1 p.m. There will be a private interme…

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It is with a sad heart that we say “so long” to William “Bill” Edwards. Born April 7, 1931, Bill left this world Sept. 30, 2017.