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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.

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Patricia Ann “Sody” Gassaway passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 25, 2018. She was 82. A public graveside service will be held at the Tehachapi Public Cemetery Eastside at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

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Betty June Crowther peacefully passed away on Oct. 20 surrounded by her family. She was 92 years old. Betty had a long and joyful life. She had a happy marriage of 73 years to the love of her life, Jack. Her children, Geoffrey and Susan, their spouses, Lane and David, and her grandchildren, …

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Patricia “Sody” Gassaway, 82, of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully passed away on Oct. 25, 2018. A full obituary will follow in next week’s edition.

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Kelly Yocum was born Aug. 31, 1930 in Custer City, Okla. In 1943, his parents Orben and Alice Yocum moved to Tehachapi, Calif.

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Kathy Lynn Brown, 57, passed peacefully on Oct. 11, 2018, at UCLA, Santa Monica, after a steadfast battle against cancer. A viewing will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 21, 2018, at Wood Family Funeral Service. Her services will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service on Oct. 22, 2018, at 9 a.m. and o…

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On Sept. 29, 2018, our husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Colonel Richard Alan “Rick” Searfoss passed away at the age of 62, in Bear Valley Springs, Calif.

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With great sadness in our hearts, we wish to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother (Nana) and best friend, Mrs. Dorothea "Dot" Joan Collins on Aug. 24, 2018, at the age of 88. She left this world peacefully, surrounded by her eldest daughter, Dorothea Jr., and her eldest grandchild…

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Fern Lee Thompson passed away Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born in Terre Haute, Ind., to Warren Lester and Florence Abel on Sept. 15, 1928, the fourth and youngest child of the family.

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Bill passed away peacefully at his home in North Hollywood, surrounded by his family. The son of Ray and Maxine Reynolds, Bill was born in El Paso, Texas in 1930 and moved to Burbank, Calif., with his family in 1940. He attended Burbank High School, graduating in 1948. Bill was a Boy Scout a…

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Larry Young of Tehachapi, Calif., died peacefully at home on Sept. 26, 2018, after fighting a courageous battle with lung cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company, 26877 Cummings Valley Road, Tehachapi, Calif.

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Lisa (Elsie) Amelia Freng was born to Elsie and Frank Kubicek on Sept. 26, 1942 in Madison, Wis. She died peacefully at her home in Stallion Springs, Calif., in the early morning hours of Sept. 23 after a long battle from complications due to an aneurysm and subsequent stroke in late 2015.