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John Franklin McCormick, 61, of Tehachapi, passed away on June 3, 2017, in a fatal motorcycle accident. He was born May 5, 1956, to John “Jack” Francis McCormick and Wilda McCormick.

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Tehachapi resident Beverly Jean Hagan peacefully passed away on June 20, 2017. She was 82.

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Tehachapi resident Twila Clothier entered into rest on June 16, 2017, in Carson, Calif. Twila was born Twila Jean Matthews in Creek County, Okla., on Dec. 26, 1937. She grew up in Oklahoma until she moved to California with her family.

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In loving memory of Monica Day, mother of three and grandmother of five. She was born on Sept. 6, 1943 and passed away on June 11, 2017.

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On June 4, 2017, Laura Mae (Hawkins) Warner, 86, a lifelong Tehachapi resident and a descendant of the original Tehachapi settlers, passed away with her family by her side.

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Dae Carson Lantz Jr., 94, passed away in the comfort of his own home on June 3, 2017, surrounded by his wife and daughter Vali. A Celebration of Life will be held for the public at Mountain Bible Church on June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m.  There will be a reception following.

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Jay Hall was born June 16, 1974 and passed away on June 2, 2017. He moved to Tehachapi in 1986 and graduated from Monroe High School in 1992.

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Catherine E. Flagler passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Sierra Vista Resort in Tehachapi, Calif. She was 94 years old. A funeral viewing followed by a Catholic Mass will be held at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Tehachapi on Thursday, June 8, 2017, starting at 10:30 a.m. Services will …

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Larry Gene Smith, 68, born May 9, 1949, died May 20, 2017 surrounded by loved ones due to complications from cancer.

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Jean Delores Swan, 77, passed away May 22, 2017, at home in Tehachapi, where she resided for nearly 60 years.

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Delbert Leonard Jones Sr., 72, of Tehachapi, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2017. He was born on Dec. 31, 1944, to Adelay and his stepfather, the late Harry Bassler, in Glendale. He moved to the Tehachapi area in 1966 from Los Angeles.

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Former Tehachapi and Alpine resident Nila Cheap, 89, died on May 19, 2017, in Richmond, Ky.

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Mary Louise Van Velzer, 89, a part-time resident of Tehachapi and full-time resident of Huntington Beach, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Rowntree Gardens Senior Living Community in Stanton, Calif. She leaves Vincent, her loving husband of nearly 60 years, as well as three…

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Sharon Lynne Jones, 80, returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father on May 14, 2017. Sharon's strength allowed her to live a productive life filled with service to family, neighbors and church.

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Joan Johnson of Tehachapi died Monday, May 15, in Bellingham, Wash., at the age of 87.

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Former California City resident Harold Joseph Molloy, 74, passed away at his home in Tehachapi, Calif., on May 10, 2017.

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Ronald Frank Reed passed away at his home in Tehachapi, CA, on May 4, 2017. He was 80 years old.

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In loving memory of beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Ruth Ann Lawrence passed away April 6, 2017, at the age of 53.

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Lillian Louise Wejrowski passed away on April 26, 2017, at 3:07 p.m., in Tehachapi. She was 92. She was born June 23, 1924, in Midland, Mich.

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Lois Jackson Sorenson passed peacefully into her Savior’s loving arms on April 16, 2017, at the Golden Living Alzheimer’s Facility in Shafter.

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Mary Ann was born in Long Beach to parents Charles and Geraldine Stoll. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Lawrence Wells; also by their three daughters, Cyndi, Lisa and Melinda; 10 grandchildren; and four brothers.

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Jessie Rose Madden met her Lord face to face on Feb. 11, 2017. There, she was united with her husband, Dick, the love of her life, who had gone to heaven 11 1/2 months before her.

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Mike was born July 13, 1939, in Los Angeles, and passed away peacefully at his home in Tehachapi on April 15, 2017. Mike graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1958. He enjoyed playing on the A.V. High School football team and the A.V. Sidewinders semi-pro football team after graduation.

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Ernest Lueder Jr., “The Breadman,” was 69 years old when he peacefully passed into Heaven on April 8, 2017, in North Hills. Interment will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin Monday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m.

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Longtime Tehachapi resident Lydia Wheat passed away on March 31, 2017, in a Bakersfield rest home at the age of 95. She was born in Mexico and came to the United States around the age of 5. She and Catalina, her younger sister, accompanied their mother, Amelia Muro, to the United States. The…

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Patricia Elaine Reed, 71, passed away on April 3, 2017, in Bakersfield. A viewing will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi on April 9, from noon to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1:15 p.m., on April 10, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, and will be of…

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On the morning of March 27, 2017, one day after his 93rd birthday, Glen Arthur Jackson was welcomed into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. During his time on earth, Glen was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

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Gerald "Jerry" McNulty of Tehachapi passed away March 29, 2017, while recovering from hip surgery. Born in Redondo Beach on May 24, 1926, and residing in El Segundo until 1990, Jerry then moved to Tehachapi to enjoy a new chapter of his life in retirement. Jerry grew up in a small town with …

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In loving memory of Darrin Wade Watson, born June 24, 1971. He was born in Corcoran, and lived in Porterville, Tehachapi and resided in Strathmore with his wife, Cassondra "Cassie" Ann Cook Watson, and six daughters: Ann Marie, Rebecca, Ann Malene, Julie, Jaden and Sarah with her husband Cor…

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Donald Zanghi, age 70, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017, after a long and valiant fight against cancer.

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Emery was born on May 27, 1924, in Graham County, Ariz., to Emery B. and Audrey Taylor Hubbard, and peacefully passed away in Tehachapi on March 24, 2017.

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On the early morning of March 17, 2017, Gayle Lee went home to rest in the arms of her Savior. As much as our hearts ache, we know she longed for the day she would meet Jesus, and she is rejoicing in Heaven. Some of the words her children would use to describe her would be hard-working, self…

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G. Sunny Fields passed away March 8, 2017, after a year-long battle with brain cancer. She was 73. Sunny was born on Nov. 8, 1944, in San Diego.

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Tamra "Tammy" Johnston was born June 9, 1958, to Hank and Lillian Shrader in Bakersfield. She passed away March 17, 2017 in Bakersfield. Tammy was raised in Keene and moved to Tehachapi in the early 1970s where she graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1976, and met her husband, Jeff Johns…

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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…

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Susan “Susie” Marie Sackett Palmer was born on July 13, 1957, in Lakeport and graduated to heaven on March 9, 2017, in Tehachapi after a difficult fight with cancer.