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Robert (Bobby) Clyde Fassbender, 60, went home to the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He passed on surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Bobby was born on Nov. 27, 1956, in Culver City, Calif., to Robert and Marceline Fassbender and was the oldest of six children.

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Philip Gregory Walters (Greg) passed away on Nov. 8, 2017. He was born on Jan. 20, 1952, at Lamar, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Walters; stepson, Jon Vallembois; granddaughters, Kylie and Emily Vallembois; brother, John David Walters, and wife, Pat Walters; four nephews and thei…

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George Newton Anderson, 91, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif., following a brief illness.

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Longtime Tehachapi resident Antonio Luna, 91, entered into rest on Nov. 8, 2017. Private services will be held for the family.

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Lawman Hylton Francis was born on June 21, 1933, in Petersfield, in the Parish of Westmoreland, on the beautiful island of Jamaica, West Indies. He was the youngest of six siblings.

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In the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2017, Sandra Kay Dressel, 48, passed away in Lancaster, Calif., after a lengthy illness. Sandra was born March 21, 1969, to Daniel L. Bishop and Maureen A. Baker-Bishop in Lancaster. Sandra moved to Tehachapi with her mother and stepfather in 1976, and r…

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Barbara Gene Teague, 75, passed away on Oct. 23, 2017, in Tehachapi. She was born May 3, 1942, to Robert William and Genevieve Bullock in Inglewood, but soon moved with her family to the San Joaquin Valley, where her father was a civilian flight instructor during World War II.

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On Oct. 20, 2017, George Levi Hart Jr., surrounded by loved ones, peacefully went to Heaven to be with his wife, the love of his life, Barbara Rose Hart.

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Chris Laing was born on Oct. 12, 1938, and passed away Oct. 13, 2017, following a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer. He was married to Linda Laing and has a son, Jason Laing, in Los Angeles.

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Geoffrey Lynn Pugh passed from an embolism on Oct. 6, 2017, at Adventist Health Bakersfield hospital. He was 73. Geoff’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m., 26800 Bear Valley Road.

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Anne Fraser Gouert, 64, passed away July 22, 2017. She was born Sept. 27, 1952, to Jean and Bill Gouert and spent her childhood in White Plains, N.Y., with her brothers Tom and Steve.

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Betty Lou Booze passed away Oct. 1, 2017, at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Kevin Caudle and Pastor Dale Sheley on Nov. 4, 2017, at Christian Life Assembly Church, 920 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi, Calif., at 1 p.m. There will be a private interme…

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It is with a sad heart that we say “so long” to William “Bill” Edwards. Born April 7, 1931, Bill left this world Sept. 30, 2017.

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On Oct. 1, 2017, Keven James Baird, husband of Michelle Renee Baird of Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, suffered a heart attack and passed away while attending a close friend’s birthday party in Cayucos, Calif.

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Bryan Christopher Black, 35, was born Aug. 3, 1982 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; he passed away Oct. 4, 2017, in Niger, Africa. Bryan was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., with 3rd Group as a Green Beret medic.

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Timothy John Reigler was born on Oct. 23, 1956, in Midland, Mich., where he lived until he went to Albion College in 1974. Tim lived in Colorado for several years before moving in 1982 to Keene, Calif., where he lived until his death at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital on July 10, 2017.

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Alfred W. Combs entered into rest on Sept. 20, 2017. Alfred was born May 19, 1924, to Alfred and Bessie Combs of Memphis, Tenn.

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Former 2nd District Kern County Supervisor Don Maben lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 26, 2017. He was 75. Born in Los Angeles, Don was the son of Donald and Bernice (Williams) Maben. He has one sister, Lois Maben, of La Puente, Calif.

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Sandra Lee “Sandy” Odom of Norwood, Mo., passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on Sept. 24, 2017, at the age of 61. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Michael, her daughter Melanie, sons Dustin and Max, and six grandchildren.

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Betty Temple, formerly of Cotuit, Mass., and California City died on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the age of 93. She was born on April 10, 1924, in Templeton, Mass., to Axel and Ida (Markkula) Teittinen. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth F. Temple; siblings Mimmie A. Teittinen, Viola…

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Former Kern County Supervisor Don Maben has passed away following a brave battle with cancer. Services are pending.

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Scott Frederick Billingsley, 42, passed away on the evening of Sept. 7, 2017, at his home in Bakersfield, under the loving care and support of his fiancée, Kim Bickell, and her children, Akili, Bert, Christopher, and Delaney. After a lifetime of battling severe Crohn’s Disease, it quickly pr…

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Lilly Bernadette Burgess, 86, went Home to be with Our Lord on Sept. 18, 2017. Services will be officiated by Pastor Gerald Fair at Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel in Tehachapi on Oct. 2, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Tehachapi Public Cemetery-Eastside.

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Ilo Norene Kirk was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., and went to sleep in Jesus at home in Tehachapi, Calif., on Sept. 1, 2017, at the age of 94.

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Mathew Thomas Woodall made a dramatic entrance into this world in the wee hours of the morning on Sept. 11, 1983, to the delight of his parents, Todd and Terri (Bilyeu) Woodall. He would be their only child.

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Ken was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Pryor, Okla., to Juanita and Aden Richardson, the oldest of four children. When Ken was about 3 years old, the family moved to Tehachapi, Calif., to join his dad, who had made the trip earlier and was staying with relatives while working at Monolith Portland Cem…

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Louis Edward Mannatt (Little Lou), 41, passed away in Tehachapi on Aug. 23, 2017. Louis was the oldest child and the only son of Louis and Rodena Mannatt, and he was an adventurous, funny, hardworking man with a wealth of abilities and a tremendous amount of love in his heart.

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Our mother, Soledad Luna, was 85 years old when she passed away on Aug. 22, 2017. She was born to Isabel Gutierrez and Tiburcio Saenz on Oct. 28, 1931, in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Sandra (Sandie) Vasquez, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, left this world to be with the Lord on Aug. 21, 2017, after a long illness. A viewing will be held on Aug. 27, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St., Tehachapi. Services will be held at 1…

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Stephen Harris Rosen, 78, died Aug. 15, 2017. Optimistic to the end, he lost his battle with lung cancer at home. A private memorial service was officiated by Rabbi Cheryl Rosenstein of Temple Beth El, in Bakersfield.

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Dr. James Pressly Edwards, D.D.S., passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 85. Jim, as he was known to most, was born in Arcadia, Ind., to Benjamin Eli Edwards, Sr. and Mary Zell Edwards. Though born James Presley Edwards, a typo on a military form later chang…

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Sarah K. Martin of Tehachapi passed away on Aug. 18, 2017, at the age of 92. Sarah was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Sullivan, Ind., to Walter M. and Mary C. (Sipple) Routt.

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Jim was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Aug. 15, 2017, in Tehachapi where he and his wife of 60 years, Jolene, lived for the past 15 years.