• Billy Eugene Henderson, 1933 — 2015

    Billy Eugene Henderson passed away on Nov. 19, 2015, in Bakersfield. He was 82. Service information is unavailable at this time. For condolences, please visit

  • William Ted Pinson, 1925 Ñ 2015

    William Ted Pinson, 1925 — 2015

    Ted Pinson, age 89, died Nov. 23, 2015, at his home in Bear Valley Springs, in the loving care of his wife of 67 years and his two sons. A memorial service and interment at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin will be scheduled at a later date. Ted was born to William A. and Annie B. Fiveash in

  • Antonio Arnold Anthony,  Sept. 21, 1928 - Nov. 19, 2015

    Antonio Arnold Anthony, 1928-2015

    Tony A. Anthony passed away peacefully of natural causes in his A Street home under loving care of caregivers Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. He was born to John Anthony and Angelita Cortez Anthony in Tehachapi. His father was born in Greece and immigrated through Ellis Island and became a citizen, and

  • Don Stewart Lee, 1925 — 2015

    Don Stewart Lee was born May 7, 1925. He passed away Nov. 11, 2015. Don was a simple, humble man that loved his country. Anyone that would spend any amount of time with him would find themselves schooled on the facts of World War II. He was dedicated to his country and all those that served their

  • Antonio "Tony" Arnold Anthony, 1928-2015

    Antonio Arnold Anthony, a lifelong resident of Tehachapi, entered into eternity on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Tony was 87 years old. For service information, please contact Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. at (661) 822-6897. An obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News.

  • Winston "Stone" Roberts, 1957-2015

    Winston "Stone" Roberts, 1957-2015

    Winston “Stone” Roberts was born on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1957. He went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. He was born to R. Dale Roberts and Enid Powell Roberts in Indianapolis, Ind. The first of three children born, Stone was always on the move. He loved to play baseball and to scare

  • James Lee Walker, 1942-2015

    James Lee Walker passed away in his Tehachapi home on Nov. 6, 2015. He was 73. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Nov. 17, 2015, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Tehachapi. Interment will be at a later date at the Pistol River Cemetery in Gold Beach, Ore. Wood Family Funeral Service

  • Winston "Stone" Roberts, 1957-2015

    Winston “Stone” Roberts passed away on Nov. 15, 2015. He was 58. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Tehachapi Church of the Nazarene, 19016 Highline Road. A full obituary will follow in next week’s edition. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted

  • Russell David Peterson, 1944-2015

    Russell David Peterson, 1944-2015

    Russell David “Dave” Peterson was born on Feb. 2, 1944 on Groundhog Day in Culver City to parents Edna and Russell Peterson Sr. He worked throughout his life in the printing industry. He met his future wife, Lennie Peterson, while square dancing. They had been married for 39 years until his death

  • Robert Allen Kingsbury, 1941-2015

    Robert Allen Kingsbury, 1941-2015

    Robert (Bob) Kingsbury, 74, passed away on Oct. 31, 2015, in Tehachapi, following a lengthy illness. Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Karen Kingsbury; two daughters, Cherri Rene and husband, Scott Gray, and Robin Gail Kingsbury; grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Kerste, Lisa Mooris,

  • Lynn Backes Brown, 1955 - 2015

    Lynn Backes Brown, 1955-2015

    Lynn Kathryn Brown passed away peacefully after a long illness, with family by her side, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Born Sept. 28, 1955, to Karl and Daphne Backes, she was raised in Tehachapi. She attended college at the University of the Pacific and the University of Arizona, majoring in music and

  • Shelby Charlene Lopez, 1939-2015

    Shelby Charlene Lopez passed away on Nov. 10, 2015. She was 76. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Nov. 18, 2015, at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, in Tehachapi. Interment will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery-Westside. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with

  • Mildred "Millie" Gillum Dixon, 1934-2015

    Mildred "Millie" Gillum Dixon, 1934-2015

    Mildred “Millie” Gillum Dixon went home to be with Jesus, Nov. 8, 2015, at her home in Tehachapi. Her strong will to live, her unwavering faith in the Lord, along with the love and prayers of family and friends, and many supporters from Optimal Hospice, carried her through the last two months.

  • Grant Floyd Snyder, 1945-2015

    Grant Floyd Snyder, known as Coach Snyder to thousands of students, succumbed to metastatic ocular melanoma on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club, P.O. Box 1254, Tehachapi, CA 93581, for the 2017 Grant F.

  • Jack Wildermuth, 1937 - 2015

    Jack Wildermuth, 1937-2015

    Jack was born in the West Los Angeles Palms area and raised in a small house near the corner of Sepulveda and Venice boulevards by his parents Ralph and Virginia, and in his teen years by his mother Virginia and his stepfather, Morris Pollock. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked for over