Obituaries

  • Norma Ashby Mauterer

    Norma Ashby Mauterer, Oct. 9, 1915 — April 17, 2015

    Norma Ashby Mauterer was born on Oct. 9, 1915 in Woburn, Mass. In 1919, when Norma was just 4 years old, her parents loaded everything they owned in the car and headed out to Los Angeles where they eventually settled in Eagle Rock. As a child, she loved to dance and was enthralled with her ballet

  • John Talmage King, Jr, May 14, 1928 - May 19, 2015

    John Talmage King, Jr, May 14, 1928 - May 19, 2015

    Longtime Tehahcapi resident and founder of Tehachapi Community Theater, John Talmage King, Jr., 87 of Tehachapi passed away at his home on May 19, 2015. John was born to John Talmage King and Hazel Josephine (Siegfriend) King on May 14, 1928 in Greensburg, Pa. John spent his early years in

  • James Thomas Doss, 1964 - 2015

    James Thomas Doss, 50, a 10-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away on May 19, 2015. Next week's edition of the Tehachapi News will include a complete obituary. The service date and time is yet to be determined. Please call Wood Family Funeral Service for information, (661) 822-6897. For

  • Linda Lee Jordan, 1945 - 2015

    Linda Lee Jordan of Tehachapi, entered into rest on May 11, 2015. She was 70 years old. No services are scheduled. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.

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    Nancy Suzanne Grecian, 1946-2015

    Nancy Grecian, age 68, passed away on May 14, 2015 in Tehachapi. Nancy was born to Bill and Marcheta Lockhart on June 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Okla. She spent her youth and school years in Craig, Colo. She received her teaching certificate with a speech and theatre major from the University of Northern

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    Donald D. Lawson, 1932 - 2015

    Donald Dean Lawson was born Oct. 5, 1932, and passed away peacefully on May 12, 2015, at his home in Bear Valley Springs. Don was preceded in death by his parents, John (Jack) and Virginia Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Shaun of Tokyo, Japan; daughter, Michelle Yakaitis of Apache

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    Stacey Kathleen (Small) Suor-Clark, 1970 – 2015

    Stacey Kathleen (Small) Suor-Clark passed away on the morning of May 13, 2015, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, after a six-year battle with numerous strokes. She was 45. Stacey was born at Tehachapi Hospital on Jan. 10, 1970, to Gary and Lynne Small. She attended all her early

  • Lynnea Arlene Heath Bakman, 1937 — 2014

    Lynnea Arlene Heath Bakman, 1937 — 2014

    Lynnea Arlene Heath Bakman passed away on Dec. 24 at her home in Tehachapi. She was the first born of Roy W. and Claudia (Gordon) Heath and arrived on Oct. 5, 1937, in Coalinga. She was a third generation Californian. Her father was born at the Shasta Mine northwest of Redding and her grandmother

  • Roene Moore, March 21, 1956 to Dec. 22, 2014

    Roene Moore, March 21, 1956 – Dec. 22, 2014

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Roene was born on March 21, 1956, in Tombstone, Ariz., to parents Silvia Dawn and Roy Barney. She had three siblings Bill, Lawane

  • Lynnea Arlene Bakman, 1937 — 2014

    Funeral arrangements will be made through Wood Family Funeral Service. Please call the mortuary at 822-6897 for service information. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.

  • Dorothy Lee Sailer, 1934 - 2014

    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Joseph's Church located at 12456 Boron Ave., Boron.  Interment will be at Mt. McCaleb cemetery in Mackay, Idaho. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.

  • Donald Eugene Ward, 1925 — 2014

    Donald Eugene Ward, 1925 — 2014

    Surrounded by his loving family, Donald Eugene Ward, peacefully and gracefully passed away at his home on Dec. 17. He is survived by his beautiful and faithful bride of 69 years, Dorothy Ward; his three daughters, Dixie Hustead, Donnie Ward, and Dale Martin; son-in-law, David Martin; ten

  • Betty Louise Senior, 1928 — July 16

    Betty Louise Senior, 1928 — July 16

    Betty Louise Senior 1928 — July 16 Longtime Tehachapi resident Betty Louise Senior, who died July 16, was born on May 23, 1928, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Dewey and Vella Smith. The family later moved to California and she graduated from Excelsior High School in Long Beach. During WWII,

  • Barry James Jones III, 1994 — 2013

    Barry James Jones III, 1994 — 2013

    Barry James Jones III 1994 — 2013 Barry James Jones III, also known as BJ, passed away on Aug. 23, in Tehachapi. He was 18 years old at the time of his death. Barry was born on Dec. 2, 1994, in Pomona, to Debra and Barry James Jones II. Barry was a “First Team All-League Full Back” for Kern

  • Paul David Kaplan, 1935 - 2013

    Paul David Kaplan 1935 - 2013 Paul David Kaplan, 78, formerly of Alpine Forest, entered into rest on Aug. 22, 2013, in Bakersfield, California.     A Time of Remembrance will be held at Mountain Bible Church on Sept. 22, 2013, during the morning services.  Wood Family Funeral