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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. 

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Donald Barton was born in Dallas, Texas, to Kerby O. Barton and Ruby Barton on Dec. 11, 1931. He passed away on March 11, 2017.

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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…

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Susan Marie Palmer passed away in her home, with her family at her side, on March 9, 2017. She was 59 years old.

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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.

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Long-time resident of Tehachapi Cecil George Dome entered into rest at his home, with family by his side.

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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.

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Mya Button Boone entered into eternal rest prior to her birth on Feb. 23, 2017. Parents Christian Boone and Sabrina O’Rafferty called their tiny little girl “Button.”

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Larry Ray Jones passed away on Feb. 2, 2017, at the age of 78. Larry was born to Edwin (Brick) Jones and Laura Jones in Tehachapi on April 28, 1938.

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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.

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Howard S. Colby of Bear Valley Springs passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 7, 2017. He was 78 years old.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Tehachapi native Larry Ray Jones met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the age of 78.

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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.