Johnie (John) Howard Simmons Jr., age 80, died on March 12, 2017, in Porterville. A graveside service and interment will be held later in his hometown. John was born June 21, 1936, to Johnie Howard Simmons and Josie Evelyn Green Simmons in Paris, Texas. He married Billie Jean Crenshaw on Aug…
Fred Acosta Perez, 82, of Tehachapi, died March 9, 2017. Fred was born Oct. 31, 1934, in San Fernando to the late Frank R. and Isabel M. Perez. He was married to the love of his life, Nancy Franco Perez, from May 13, 1978, until her death, March 20, 1982. Fred worked for the Los Angeles Coun…
Susan “Susie” Marie Sagget Palmer was born July 13, 1957 in Lakeport, and graduated to heaven on March 9, 2017, in Tehachapi after a difficult fight with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 24, 2017 for Duane “Jim” Frerichs, a Navy veteran, farmer, Tehachapi businessman, bowler, golfer and community philanthropist. Jim passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, in his daughter’s home in Bakersfield; he was 91. Come share your memories with his f…
It doesn’t feel real. On Jan. 8, 2017, our amazing, wonderful and always there for us mom passed away. Twenty-two days later, on Jan. 30, our extraordinary and larger than life dad lost his battle with cancer. They are together; however, they are both greatly missed here.
Joe Tautkus, 60, of Tehachapi passed away Feb. 14, 2017. He is survived by his daughters Katie Whitman and Nicole Steger, and stepson Ryan Owen. He was loved beyond words, and will be missed beyond measure.
William Ronald Escoto left this world on Feb. 15, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was 78. William was born and raised in Tehachapi. He worked at Monolith Cement Company for 10 years and then California Portland Cement Company for 26 years.
Sharon Ardelle Churchill, a 32-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 7, 2017, at the age of 77, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Pete was born in Kitzingen, Germany, on Dec. 1, 1956. On April 29, 1959, at the age of 2 and a half, Pete and his mother came to America to start their new lives, settling in Tehachapi, Calif. He grew up in the small town with his three sisters and brother.
Shirley May Cain Brunner, 65, of Spring City, Utah, returned to her Heavenly Home on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a resident of Tehachapi for 32 years.
Patricia “Peggy” Perry of Bear Valley Springs entered into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 19, 2016, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 75 years old.
Virginia Louise Hawkins of Caliente, Calif., passed away on Dec. 6, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. She was 84 years old at the time of her passing.
Elizabeth Shurtz, 97, passed away on Jan. 24, 2017. She was born on a farm in New Sharon, Iowa, and moved to California to be with her husband Kenneth in 1940. Together they raised their two daughters in Eagle Rock until his passing in 1959.
Ronald John Olofson, 80, of Smithwick, S.D., passed away Jan. 12, 2017, of congestive heart failure with his wife and son by his side. Ron was born April 28, 1936, in Yankton, S.D., to Loyal and Jenny Olofson. Ron graduated from Yankton High School, received his bachelor degree from Northern…
Baron Lee Brian Smith passed away at only 8 months old Jan. 2, 2017. A memorial service will be held Jan. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi.