John W. Sims, 1945-2018, passed away Jan. 2, 2018. He was 72.
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…
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Jackie E. Rose, known to his friends as "Freddie Rose," passed away suddenly at his home in Tehachapi on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the age of 86 years old. Jack was born on Nov. 15, 1931, in Byesville, Ohio, to Forest and Odessa Rose.
Ed Carter, 79, passed away peacefully on April 27 in Tehachapi, Calif. Born Raymond Edsel Carter on May 8, 1938, in Mentone, Calif., to Raymond B. and Mary Carter, Ed was the oldest of three children.
John Gardner began his journey on Nov. 27, 1951, in Bethesda, Md. John proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1971-1975 and fought in the Vietnam War. He began his 30-plus year career in construction in the early 1980s.
Ola Lee Patterson, 94, made her way to her heavenly home on April 10, 2018. She was devoted not only to her own family, but to so many others. Her devotion was rooted in her firm belief in God and has earned her a peaceful rest.
Harold Williams, 70, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on April 9, 2018. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, Calif.