Richard Albert Gaione
1936 – 2014
Richard Albert Gaione, 77, entered into rest on March 14, 2014, at his home in Tehachapi. No services are scheduled at this time. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Sabrina Ann Brass
1978 – 2014
Sabrina Ann Brass of Tehachapi passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was 36 years old. Interment services are scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Charles Arthur Shoaf
1940 – 2014
Charles Arthur Shoaf, age 73, of Tehachapi, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in Temple, Texas, on August 15, 1940, to George and Rosie Shoaf. On July 18, 1986, he married Mary Van Blake.
Victor Jesse Austin
1925 – 2014
Victor Jesse Austin, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2014. He was born to Jesse and Myrtle Austin in East Prairie, Mo., on Oct. 14, 1925.
Charles Arthur Shoaf
1940 – 2014
Charles Arthur Shoaf of Tehachapi, California, entered into rest on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. A Vigil Service and recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday evening, March 13, at 6 p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. On Friday, March 14, the Mass of the Resurrection will be at 9 a.m., also at the church. The Rite of Burial will be held at noon, at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Westside. A full obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Katherine Jo Fox
1946 – 2014
Katherine Jo Fox, 67, passed away in her sleep at home on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Alpine Forest. Services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 9 a.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. She will be laid to rest following the funeral service, at Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin, at 10:45 a.m.
Kathryn Mae Dodson
1934 – 2014
Kathryn Mae Dodson, 80, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet. She was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minn. She was the daughter of the late Roland Reeves and Ethel Lawrence; raised by her step-mother Helen Reeves, and the oldest of six siblings. She served as a WAVE at the Naval Air Station Los Alamitos. She was married to Frank Dodson for 44 years and they had three children. Kathryn was a loving mother and sister who will be dearly missed. Surviving are daughters Debbie Boyd and Margie Martin; brothers Patrick and Harry Reeves; sisters Karen Morrison and Lauraine Coats; 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death was her daughter Jaimie, her husband Frank, her great-granddaughter Rayann, and her brother Wayne. Memorial service to be held in Clovis.
Kenneth Dwight Dunwoody
1933 – 2014
Ken Dunwoody was born on July 3, 1933 to Mildred and Kenneth Dunwoody in Sacramento. He graduated from Washington High School in San Francisco, and went on to attend San Francisco City College. He served his country in the Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean war. He completed basic training at Fort Ord and then was stationed at the Far East Command Headquarters in Tokyo Japan.
Miles Alan Eisenman
1938 – 2014
Miles Alan Eisenman passed away on Feb. 26, 2014 after being in declining health following a stroke in 2011. He leaves his wife Karen of Calistoga; daughters Rhonda Brown of American Canyon, Jeanise Eisenman of Windsor and Heather Eisenman of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers Ross Eisenman of Arcadia and Bruce Eisenman of Hollister; and a sister Avis Williamson of Bishop-Auckland, England. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Edythe Eisenman who were longtime Tehachapi area residents.
Miles was born in Portland, Ore. He attended grade school in Monolith and Tehachapi and was a member of the Tehachapi High School class of 1956. He was known for being an outstanding long distance runner. His high school record for the one mile run stood for many years. He went on to be a long distance runner at Bakersfield Junior College and Oklahoma State University where he obtained All American recognition. He kept in contact with his Tehachapi friends and classmates by attending class reunions and Old Timers’ barbecues.
Doreen "Poppy" Reilly
1927 – 2014
Doreen Reilly entered into rest on Feb. 26, 2014. She was 86 years old. For service information please contact Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Donald Robert Burgeis
1925 – 2014
An eighty five-year resident of Tehachapi, Donald Robert "Bob" Burgeis, passed away at his home on Feb. 26, 2014. He was 89 years old. For service information please contact Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
Sherwood Orison Cole
1930 – 2014
Dr. Sherwood Orison Cole of Tehachapi, age 83, entered into rest on Feb. 24, 2014. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Tehachapi. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.