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Cecil A. Blackford, 95, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his home. He was born on Aug. 17, 1924, in Sioux City, Iowa to Lloyd and Margaret Blackford.

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Ronald “Ron” Lee Bemis, age 81, a resident of Boise, Idaho, passed away March 26, 2020. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor. www.bowmanfuneral.com and 208-853-3131.

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David Wayne Dallas, age 36, left this world to be with our Heavenly Father on March 4, 2020, due to a motorcycle accident. David was born in Santa Maria, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1983, to Richard and Collena Dallas. He was raised primarily in Tehachapi, Calif.

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Gerald (Jerry) Harvey Horwedel, 84, passed away after a series of health issues, on March 16, 2020. Jerry was born on April 11, 1935, to Albert C. and Mildred C. Horwedel, in North Olmsted, Ohio.

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Solomon Edward “Ed” Shingler, 83, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1936 in Buchtel, Ohio, to Henry and Majel Shingler.

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Carole Sue Tope, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, and mother to two fine sons, died March 13, 2020, after numerous health complications at the age of 73 in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Christi Lakoseljac was born in 1959 in Lodi, Calif. After many years in the cosmetology business, she met Italo “Lak” Lakoseljac. They enjoyed many years of camping, fishing, dancing and boating together.

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Gregory Keith Barton, 65, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully in his home with his children by his side on Thursday, March 5, 2020, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was born on May 21, 1954, to Leslie and Alice Barton in Los Angeles, Calif. As a teenager, he attended Frankl…

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Paula Elaine Tucker, 73, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020, surrounded by her family. Throughout her lifetime, Paula was passionate about her faith, her family and her next adventure. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Bakersfield.

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Patricia Anne Cantrell, 84, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. She was born on Sept. 7, 1935 in Los Angeles to David and Aurida Kennedy.

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Bessie V. Ward, 82, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 in her husband’s arms and surrounded by her family in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born to Rev. Loren and Rev. Edna Wyble on June 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Denise Marie Liles, 55, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. She was born on March 28, 1964 in Summerville, Mass., to Daniel and Beverly Ricci.

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Dorothy Marie Jacobs, born Nov. 2, 1922, passed from Earth into Heaven on Feb. 20, 2020. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. has been entrusted with her care.

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Richard “Dick” Anderson, 89, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1930 in Long Beach, Calif., to Arlington and Maurine Anderson.

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Frank Eugene Salmon, 74, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born on Dec. 6, 1945, in Prague, Okla., to Obie Francis and Wanda Jean Salmon. The following year, the family moved to California.

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Toni Kay Forgash, 73, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at her home. She was in a “happy place” when it was time for her to leave this world and is already on a new adventure.

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It is with a very sad heart that we announce the passing of our husband, our dad, our grandpa, our brother, our uncle and our dear friend, Maynard Quesenberry. Maynard passed away on Jan. 22, 2020, after a very brief illness at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. He was 90 yea…

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Larry T. Trupp, 76, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 21, 1943, in Palmdale, Calif., to Floyd and Juanita Trupp.

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Gregory Raymond Kapka, 67, passed away on Feb. 6, 2020 in Bakersfield.

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Linda Jean Thompson-Linfesty, 79, passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, at the Regency Village Retirement Center in Bend, Ore. She had been under hospice care for a number of months after being diagnosed with cancer.

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Stephen Allen Miller, of Tehachapi, Calif., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 16, 2020, at the age of 75.

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Hazel Woodard, 99, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at her home with her daughter, Joy, and granddaughter, Kathy, by her side. She was born on July 4, 1920, in Howe, Okla., to John and Mariah Oliver.

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Gregory Cervantes Sr., of Bakersfield, Calif., entered into rest on Jan. 30, 2020. There are no services planned at this time.

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Jane Grenek of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Jan. 24, 2020. Both Jane and John will be laid to rest at Bakersfield National Cemetery. The service has not been scheduled at this time.

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Faye Davidson, 71, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at her home. Born in Delano, Calif., Faye was a longtime resident of Kern County.

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Rebecca Lynn — beloved daughter, sister, mother and cherished friend — passed away in her home on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, after an arduous battle with cancer in Tehachapi, Calif. She fought until her very last breath, allowing her friends and family enough time to bid her a final farewell. …

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Emily Louise Fochetti, 87, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 17, 2020 with her husband at her side.

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Diane Kay Elderson, 86, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully in a Bakersfield hospital on Jan. 6, 2020 with her daughters at her side.

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Barbara Doria, 87, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 23, 2019 after a long illness. Barbara was born on July 23, 1932 in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Longtime Stallion Springs resident Fred L. Adams, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Dec. 28, 2019. He was an avid fisherman, Civil War expert, and a lifetime member of the Tehachapi Sportsman Club.

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Terence Brady of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Dec. 28, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service, located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA 93561.

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Arthur William Wolford, of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Dec. 27, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3, 2020 at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA 93561. Wear your favorite team jersey.

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Linzel Ray “Rusty” Snider was no ordinary man. He was a realist, an honest man, a straight shooter, a leader, a brother, a friend to the end, a loving father, the world’s coolest Popo and above all, he was a good guy.

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Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Barbara Jean Besenthal, went home to be with the Lord, Friday morning, Dec. 6, at the age of 92, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Larry and Violette Rinn. She was the el…

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Linda Ann (Wedemeyer) Hyrchuk, age 67, passed away at her home in Bear Valley Springs, Calif., in the company of her husband on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. She bravely battled pancreatic cancer for over a year. From her birth in Sacramento, Calif., on Jan. 29, 1952, until her death, she nouris…

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John G. Grenek, at the age of 98, entered eternal rest on Nov. 26, 2019, at home with his family by his side. He will be laid to rest with Honors at Bakersfield National Cemetery.

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Celine Anne Larson, the daughter of Russell Albert Carlson and Lindsey Teresa (Sampson) Carlson, was born May 24, 1984 in Lancaster, Calif., and passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at her home in Belleville, Kan., at the age of 35 years, 6 months, and 15 days.