Obituaries

  • Mary Lunette Gassaway Thomas, 1915 - 2015

    Mary Lunette Gassaway Thomas, 1915 - 2015

    Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas went to meet her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2015. She was 99 years old; two months shy of her 100th birthday. Mary was born on Sept. 15, 1915, to parents Oscar Delmont and Mary Melissa Gannom Weaver. Her early years were spent living on a houseboat on the Mississippi

  • Larry Carl McIntyre, 1946 - 2015

    Larry Carl McIntyre, 1946 - 2015

    Larry Carl McIntyre, age 69, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He passed peacefully at his home in Tehachapi on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after a battle with ALS. He was born March 1, 1946, in San Diego, to Wallace and Norma (Moen) McIntyre. Larry is survived by his wife, Deborah

  • Donald Leroy Jacobson, 1922 - 2015

    A memorial service has been scheduled for Donald Leroy Jacobson, 93, who entered into rest on July 23, 2015, in Tehachapi. The service will be held/was held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Christ located at 2834 So. Fairfax Rd., Bakersfield. Mr. Jacobson will be interred at

  • Nancy Ann Wade, 1960 - 2015

    Nancy Ann Wade of Tehachapi passed away on July 24, 2015. She was 54 years old. No services have been scheduled at this time. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Larry Glen Wade, 1958 - 2015

    Larry Glen Wade, a 32-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away on July 21, 2015. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at noon, also at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.

  • Mark Carroll Fleener, 1960 — 2015

    Mark Carroll Fleener was born in 1960. He went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi. Mark grew up in Arvada, Colo., where he graduated from Arvada West High School in 1978; enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1978 and was honorably discharged as a

  • Jacquie Barnett

    Jacquie Barnett of Tehachapi entered into rest on July 28, 2015. She was 90 years old. Per Jacquie's request, there will be no services. A full obituary will be in an upcoming edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences, please

  • Arthur A. "Art" Cortez, 1924 - 2015

    Arthur A. "Art" Cortez, 1924 — 2015

    After 90 years of life, Arthur A. Cortez “Art” passed away peacefully of natural causes on July 15, 2015, surrounded by family members. Art was a longtime resident of Tehachapi, as it was his birthplace, and was raised lovingly by grandparents Benito and Cipriana Cortez. Art attended local

  • Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 97, died at her home in Tehachapi on July 22, 2015. The Recitation of the Rosary and visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Malachy's on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015,

  • Eugene "Gene" Neuhalfen

    The family of Gene Neuhalfen will hold a memorial for Gene at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tehachapi, on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Tehachapi Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 - 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 — 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Bear Valley Springs on July 5, 2015. Bervick was born in Galveston, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1941, to Bervick Holmes, Sr. and Mary Margaret Sampey Holmes. He graduated from Central High School in Galveston, Class of 1959. Bervick served at the

  • Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 Ñ 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 — 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield was born to Mildred and Charles Belter on Sept. 18, 1966, in Lancaster. On April 20, 1985, she married the love of her life, Blake Holifield. In February 1988, just six months after she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Heather, they moved to Tehachapi. The three of

  • Larry Glen Wade and Nancy Ann Wade

    Larry Glen Wade, who has lived in the area for 32 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was 57 years old. His wife, Nancy Ann Wade, entered into rest on Friday, July 24, 2015. At this time no services have been scheduled. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For

  • Alma Jean Allred (Woolf), 1934 — 2015

    Alma Jean Allred (Woolf), 1934 — 2015

    Alma Jean Allred (Woolf) passed away peacefully at her home on July 20, 2015, in Tehachapi at the age of 80. Alma was born on Dec. 12, 1934, in Cordell, Okla., to Jackson (Jack) and Almira (Alma) Woolf. She married the love of her life, Bobby Allred, Sr., on Aug. 12, 1952. Alma graduated from high

  • Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas, 1915 — 2015

    Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, went home to her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2015. She was 99 years old. Services are to be scheduled at Wood Family Funeral Service. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral