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Muriel Jean Kell passed away at her home in Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2016, with family by her side. She was 85 years old.

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Bear Valley Springs resident Eleanor Prentice, known to her friends as Lea, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 89.

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Leah Faber Schaefer rose with a smile in all her grace and glory on Nov. 1, 2016 in Arroyo Grande, Calif., after a lengthy illness at the age of 89. She was born in Peoria, Ill., to Arthur and Mary (Goddard) Faber on Sept. 21, 1927. After high school she attended the University of Arizona wh…

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Gary Don Olsen, M.D., 77, passed away peacefully, after a well-fought battle of ongoing heart/respiratory failure on Nov. 18, 2016, in Orem, Utah.

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Patrick Silas Campbell, known as “Soup” to his firebrothers, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 13, 2016, at the break of day, at the unripe age of 53.

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Stallion Springs, Calif., resident Reverend Junior "John" Gollnick, 93, entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 17, 2016, in Bakersfield, Calif. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Tehachapi News.

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Blanche “Eileen” Hahn passed away at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was 93 years old.

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Joan (Joann) Paulette Brown, 73, entered into rest on Oct. 30, 2016. She was born on April 22, 1943, in Madera, to Roscoe and Viola Shook. She was their second child, and was surrounded by one brother, Jim Shook, and two sisters, Carolyn Rosenbaun and Christine Muleady.

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Harold “Motsey” Franklin Motsenbocker was called home to our Lord on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Motsey was born on Jan. 31, 1943, in Brawley, the son of Harold F. Motsenbocker Sr. and Sara (Lindsey) Motsenbocker.

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Alice Pearl Hooks of Tehachapi entered into rest on Oct. 29, 2016, at the age of 81. A viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi. The funeral will immediately follow. Interment will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, 201…

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Douglas Lamar Langston, 46, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2016. Doug entered into death alongside his youngest son, Jacob, and his son-in-law, Caleb Johnson, in a tragic accident on June Lake.

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Rick Crist passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 20, 2016. He was 63. A Celebration of Life will be held at his home on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m., 21600 Quail Springs Road. All are welcome to come by and pay their respects.

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Wilma June Conrad was born on June 28, 1929, in Marion, Kan., to Harvey Thomas and Della Rae (Gage) Conrad. She was the middle of three sisters surrounded by seven brothers. Taught to love Christ and serve others by their parents’ example, the family lived in Wichita, Kan.; Wenatchee, Wash.;…

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Longtime Tehachapi resident Alfonso Gracian passed away on Oct. 18, 2016. He was 88.

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“Zest for life” has been one term used to describe Caleb. For those who knew him, we can say this is an accurate description. He enjoyed life with a passion, yet balanced that by not holding on to material possessions. He bought, enhanced and sold cars as a hobby, yet the moment he bought on…

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Daena L. Eberle tragically died Oct. 8, 2016, in Yucca Valley. She was born to David and Kitty Eberle May 19, 1981, in Fresno. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1999, where she was a member of the marching band and water polo team.

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Jeanne Louise Tipton passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 13, 2016, after enduring a long illness. She was 68 years old and one day. Jeanne was born on Oct. 12, 1948, in Los Angeles, Calif., and was the third daughter to parents John and Ella Packard. She grew up in Lancaster, Calif., …

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Walter Christian Larsen died Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 2016, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster following an extended illness involving his lungs and kidneys. He had recently celebrated his 81st birthday.

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Longtime Tehachapi resident Wilma “June” Lawrence went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, with family by her side. She was 87.

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The Tehachapi area lost a unique and well-loved resident with the sudden passing of Edward Dean Parks, 57, who died on Sept. 27, 2016. Ed had recently celebrated his birthday and was not experiencing ill health at the time of his passing.

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Billy was born in 1936 in Newport Beach, Calif. The family moved to Tehachapi in 1942, where he attended school and graduated from Tehachapi High School. Billy polished his boxing skills while honorably serving his country in the United States Navy.

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Dr. Susan Saar Skeen passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, at her home in Tehachapi after a long battle with cancer. She was 73.

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Tomas Wancho Gonzalez, 51, of Tehachapi, passed away in Bakersfield on Sept. 28, 2016. He was born on Feb. 12, 1965, in Bakersfield; the youngest child of David Mendoza and Elisa Wancho (Dorami) Gonzalez; and brother of David Gonzalez, Rachael Sanchez, Isabelle Sanchez, Trinny Franco and Lup…

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Michael Lynn Arebalo, 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at home with family, after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's. His parents, Fred and June Arebalo, brother-in-law Bill, and close friend Corky, were all awaiting his arrival in heaven.

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Rudy L. Avila, 85, beloved husband, father and grandfather, was called home by our Lord Jesus Christ on Sept. 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

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Norm passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at the age of 47. He grew up in Tehachapi and graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1987. Norm was part of some great Warrior teams, including the 1985 CIF championship team. Norm played football, basketball and baseball for the Warriors.

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Lifetime Kern County resident Tomas Wancho Gonzalez entered into rest in Bakersfield on Sept. 28, 2016. He was 51 years old.

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Patti (Dupuis) Potter, part-time resident of Bear Valley Springs since 1980, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield.

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Magdaleno Macias Sanchez was born in Florence, Kan., to Apolonio and Silvestra Sanchez. Soon after his birth, the family moved back to their native Mexico. Magdaleno stayed in Mexico until his late 20s. In Mexico, he worked, among other things, as a diesel mechanic. He returned to the United…