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Lola Wade (Ferris) left this world to be with the Lord on Sept. 18, 2018, at the age of 82. At an early age, her parents moved their family from Arkansas to Keene, Calif., where she lived until she graduated and married James Ferris. The two of them made their home in Tehachapi, Calif., and …

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Marvin Lloyd Gilreath, “Sid,” was born on Jan. 29, 1947 to Lorene and Sidney Gilreath in Tehachapi, Calif. He died peacefully at home in Urbandale, Iowa, on Aug. 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney, and mother, Lorene.

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Michael D. Bondy, 64, passed peacefully Friday night, Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. after a short fight with pneumonia. Mike came into this world April 1, 1954 in Port Huron Hospital. He grew up in Yale, MI and graduated from Yale High School in 1972.

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Gary Wayne Ramey was born to James Vernon Ramey and Omega Margaret Barnard in Glendale, Calif,, on Feb. 6, 1944. He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Melinda Anne (Carter). He leaves a daughter, Cinthia Jeanne LeClare of Roseburg, Ore., and a son, Christopher Wayne Ramey of Spok…

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Pattsy Ann Minyard of Tehachapi, Calif, peacefully passed away on the evening of Aug. 29. She was 86.

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Florence Hawley, 92, of Greeley, Colo., died Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Tehachapi, Calif. Florence was born in Greeley on March 21, 1926 to Clarence Lynn White and Mary Ellen White. She grew up on a farm in Briggsdale, Colo., and after graduation from school, enrolled in nurse’s training at Denver’…

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Michael Welch, 59, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on Aug. 14, 2018.

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Nina Cervantes Munguia, 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. Nina was born in the winter of 1922, to Dolores and Isabel Cervantes, in a little green house on F Street in Tehachapi. She lived all her life in Tehachapi until the day before her 95th birthd…

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Dorothy Lee passed away on Aug. 8, 2018. She was 85. A viewing will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 West F Street, Tehachapi, CA, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2018. A funeral will be held on Aug. 24, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m., also at Wood Family Funeral Service.

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Family members and friends are grieving the loss of a Tehachapi girl, Judy Woodard Lankford, 53, who passed away in Bakersfield on Aug. 8 after a 13-year battle with brain cancer.

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Shirley Brewer peacefully passed away at the age of 91. She is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Dwain Allen Peters, of Tehachapi, Calif., born Dec. 27, 1968, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2018 in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Janice (J.J.) Carol Lee Barlow passed away of congestive heart failure in her home in Tehachapi on July 20, 2018, in the presence of her husband, Bill. Born in Sacramento, Calif., on Jan. 16, 1946, (family residing in Roseville, Calif.) to Sarah Gladys Somerton of Pennsylvania and Thomas D. …

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James G. Elliott passed away on July 13, 2018. He was born in Wayzata, Minn., on March 5, 1947. Jim was a spirited and cunning young man who displayed excellent physical ability and intuition, enjoying sports and outdoor adventures. After high school, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army, and gradu…

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Pedro was born in Colomos, Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico, on Oct. 21, 1924, and entered into eternal life on July 17, 2018, after a short illness. He lived and worked almost his entire life between his hometown and Mexicali, on the U.S. border.

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Evelyn (Becky) Brewer was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Baldwin Park, Calif., and died peacefully at her Tehachapi home on July 3, 2018.

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In loving memory of Bruce G. Renehan, who passed away in his home surrounded by love on July 12, 2018 at the age of 67.

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Bernarda Esparza, a longtime Tehachapi resident, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018, while surrounded by family and close friends at her home in Tehachapi. She loved her family, her faith, and her rose garden. No one ever left her home without a good meal. She will be greatly missed by h…

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Born as Ruby Nell Sledge on Aug. 19, 1960, to parents Luke and Lucille Sledge, who both greeted her in Heaven on July 3, 2018. Before her passing, Ruby served in the Army for four years, where she was stationed in the U.S. and Germany. Ruby was later honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant …

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Roy E. Main Jr., known to all as Skip Main, burst into glory on June 16, 2018, when Jesus took him home.

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Louis Allen Bateson died June 17 at age 93. He was married for 64 years to Shirlene Wagstaff Bateson. He was a father of eight children, 23 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

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Pauline Krajewski, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, Calif., died peacefully in her home on Monday, June 18.

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Richard Irvin Anderson of Tehachapi peacefully passed away on May 25, 2018, at the age of 78. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA.

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Allen Fowlkes, 60, passed away at home under hospice care on May 9. Allen was the son of Icye and Sgt. Billy Fowlkes and was born at Edwards Air Force Base. He lived most of his life in Mojave, Washington state, Las Vegas and Tehachapi.

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Bob Holder, 82, died March 21, 2018, in Tehachapi, Calif.

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Jack B. Williams was 83 years old at the time of his death. He died peacefully on May 15, 2018 at 3 a.m. with his daughters and his wife at his side. Jackie, as his mom named him and called him, was born on June 25, 1934, in Chickasha, Okla., and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In 1958, he mov…

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On May 21, 2018, after a short battle with colon cancer, Ed Grimes left peacefully to be with his Lord. He passed at home, in his chair, surrounded by his family. Ed was 75 years old.

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Tehachapi Mayor Edward Clem Grimes passed away on May 21, 2018. He was 75 years old. Services are pending at this time.

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The world lost a very loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and friend with the recent passing of Jesus "Jesse" Luna, 62, who left us on May 14 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jesse was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.

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Cynthia “Cindie” Gruey passed quietly on May 7 in Tehachapi. She was 58. Cindie was a longtime resident of Tehachapi. Cindie’s family moved to Tehachapi from North Hollywood, Calif., in 1976. She graduated from Tehachapi High in 1977.

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Carol Diane Imhoof, 80, passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer on April 9, 2018 surrounded in love by family and with dignity and grace.