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Ernest Edward Harris Jr. of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully passed away at home on April 13, 2019. Born to parents Ernest Edward Harris Sr. and Bonnie Lynn Harris, on Aug. 6, 1943, in Santa Maria, Calif.

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On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Robert “Bob” Slusher went to be with his Lord and Savior while in the comfort of his home in Tehachapi, Calif. A service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Tehachapi Church of the Nazarene. Following the church service, a graveside service…

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Monte James Newman was born to Mons and Maybelle Newman on Dec. 9, 1930, in Santa Monica, Calif. He passed peacefully on March 24, 2019, in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Sam was born and lived his entire life in Kern County, except for military service with the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1948. Sam lived in Bakersfield, moving to Tehachapi in 1951, to work at the Monolith Cement Plant. He retired from the plant with 42 years of service. He helped dig out of …

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On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Coral Royce Collette, 91, peacefully reunited with his wife of 62 years. He passed away in his sleep during the early hours in the comfort of his home in Tehachapi, Calif. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Tehachapi, Calif., on Frida…

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Peggy Lou Buhn, 85, of Reedsport, Ore., formerly of Tehachapi, passed away April 7, 2019 in Reedsport. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Visit coosbayareafunerals.com.

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Ernest E. Young died quietly at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at his home in Tehachapi, Calif., where he lived with his wife, Alice, for 37 years. Alice preceded Ernie in death on April 23, 2018.

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Kathleen (Kathy) Harrington Moore, 59, died peacefully at her home on Monday, April 1, 2019, after a long-fought battle with cancer. Kathy was born on May 10, 1959, daughter of John and Mignon Harrington, in Corvallis, Ore.

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Becky was born to Vann and Lula Mae Hopper in Irondale, Ala., and was the youngest of seven children, who have preceded her in death. She died in Bakersfield, Calif., with her family and loving caregivers at Joyful Living Care Home by her side at the age of 92.

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Donald Ray Veith was born to Ray and June Veith on March 23, 1939, in Dixon, Ill. On March 19, 2019, he passed peacefully. This strong-willed redhead joined the Air Force and Army before marrying Lucille Robinson on Oct. 25, 1962.

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Alvo Loney Wagoner, 86, died March 19, 2019, at home in Tehachapi, Calif. Services will be held April 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Church of The Nazarene, 19016 Highline Road, Tehachapi, CA, 93561. Pastor Robert Brooks will be officiating. Interment will be held at Tehachapi Public Cemetery W…

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Judy was born in Bismarck, N.D., on July 28, 1930, and passed away peacefully in Tehachapi, Calif., on March 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of now deceased Hjalmer and Martha Trana. She received her early education in Kindred, N.D., and Puyallup, Wash. Judy of…

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A head injury Carol suffered in a fall at home on Feb. 28 was thought at first to be a minor cerebral event and be treatable. But following some days in a hospital in Bakersfield, the condition worsened; although she underwent brain surgery to improve it, she lost the fight while resting at …

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Tehachapi resident Laverne Sparkes entered into rest on March 20, 2019, in Lancaster, Calif. She was 88 years old.

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Cheryl Joan Stanton, who was known to friends and loved ones as Sherry and was a longtime resident of the High Desert area, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 7, 2019, in her home in Stallion Springs by her husband David's side.

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Judy was born in Bismarck, N.D., on July 28, 1930, and passed away peacefully in Tehachapi, Calif., on March 5, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

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Mandy M. Moter born in American Fork, Utah, on Sept. 4, 1978. Mandy passed away, joining her father, Clyde D. Moter Sr., and her brother, Clyde D. Moter Jr., in Heaven on Feb. 20, 2019.

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After an almost seven-year battle with the rare, terminal disease MSA, (Multiple Systems Atrophy), Teresa Jane Gracey, better known as Teri, finally stopped fighting on March 7, 2019, in her own home, surrounded by her family, her hospice team and a family friend.

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Delmo Charles Hooks, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the age of 87. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi. The funeral will be on Thursday, March 14, …

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Teresa Jane Gracey, 65, Tehachapi, March 7. Services are pending at Saint Malachy Catholic Church. Wood Family Mortuary is handling arrangements.

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Jim Hifner has passed away. Just writing those words is painfully heartbreaking but also has given me pause to think about what that really means. Yes, Jim L. Hifner, my dad, also known as Jimmy Leroy, or “Lover” as my sweet mother would call him, or “Big Jim” — (I think his personal favorit…

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Donald Brashears, a 20-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away Feb. 17, 2019. He worked with lrs Realty and Home Depot. He was a very hard worker and tried to learn something new each day.

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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.