1932 – 2014
Meir Ruhman, of Tehachapi and Los Angeles, passed away on Oct. 19 at the age of 82. He had been ill for several months. He was buried in Los Angeles.
Meir was born in Romania. When he was seven years old his family relocated to Central America, settling in British Honduras (now Belize). The family became British subjects and learned English and Spanish simultaneously. Meir's father opened a textile store in the capital city, Belize. Meir enrolled in public school at the age of seven and graduated from high school nine years later by passing Britain's Cambridge Overseas Examination and earning a distinction in English. Ultimately he became fluent in four languages and literate in two alphabets. By growing up in his father's shop, he developed an aptitude for business.
Marvin Eugene Scott
1931 – 2014
Marv transitioned to a new dimension on Nov. 3 surrounded by love and light. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on June 2, 1931. He grew up in Elkhart, Ind. He loved sports and played football for Elkhart High School. He enjoyed playing golf when he lived in the mid-west. Once he moved to California in the mid 1960’s, sailing, river rafting and snow skiing were added to his favorite pastimes. He became an avid tennis player.
Craig G. Britton
Sept. 2, 1956 – Nov. 3, 2014
Craig Gary Britton, 58, of Tehachapi, passed away Monday, Nov. 3. Craig was born Sept. 2, 1956, in Northridge, to the late Ocie Ola and Alyce Irene Britton.
Craig grew up in Granada Hills, where he attended St. John Baptist De La Salle and Bishop Alemany High School.
Ralph William Mendenhall
1932 – 2014
Ralph William Mendenhall, surrounded by loving family, passed away, peacefully, in his home on Oct. 31, at the age of 81.
Michael Tyner Alsbury
1975 - 2014
Mike Alsbury, 39, of Tehachapi passed away last Friday, Oct. 31. He died in the crash of SpaceShipTwo near the Mojave airport.
Pamela Frances Anderson Patteson
1930 – 2014
Pamela was born to James Rennie and Frances Woodgates Anderson on Aug. 30, 1930, in Los Angeles, and passed away on Oct. 26, in Bakersfield.
1939 – 2014
Family and friends are mourning the loss of popular resident and beloved elementary school teacher Shirley Cummings, 75, who passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26. Shirley had long battled lung problems, but she remained active despite her health issues.
Shirley spent 40 years as a school teacher, most of them in the Tehachapi Unified School District at Tompkins Elementary. She had many students who always remained fond of her, and some of them returned to the school years later when their own children became Shirley's students.
Charles (Chuck) Edwin Donoho
1930 – 2014
Charles (Chuck) Edwin Donoho passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was born on July 16, 1930, in Goree, Texas. Mr. Donoho proudly served in the U.S. Army stateside from 1947 to 1950.
Pamela Frances Patteson
1930 – 2014
Pamela Frances Patteson passed away on Oct. 26, 2014, in her home in Bakersfield.
There will be a viewing at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Saint Jude’s in the Mountains Anglican Church, in Tehachapi.
1976 - 2014
Services will be held at Stallion Springs Church, 18151 St. Andrews Dr., Tehachapi, at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 for Stephenie Anderson. Friends and family will honor her by wearing pink or red at the service.
The daughter of Daniel and Sherry Sweeney, Stephenie was born in Panorama City on Dec. 21, 1976.
She received her cosmetology license while in high school and graduated from Simi Valley High School in 1995.
She was married to Christopher Anderson on Feb. 20, 2002, and worked at Starbucks Coffee Company for the last 7-plus years.
Stephenie loved to spend time with her family, gardening, dancing, riding her bike and she loved to laugh. She was an AYSO Soccer Board Member for more than ten years, and she was also involved in the Brotherhood of United Bikers MC. (PRO)
Stephenie is survived by her children, Thomas Johnson and Kira Anderson, her husband, Chris Anderson, Her sisters, Joanna Sweeney and Cassandra Sweeney, her brothers, Daniel Sweeney Jr. and Jonathan Sweeney and extensive family and friends.
Donations may be made to Cassandra Sweeney (805-304-4393) or Robin Gregg (661-972-5531).
Frieda Faye Miller
1923 - 2014
Frieda Faye Miller, 90, of Tehachapi, passed away on Oct. 12, 2014, in Bakersfield, following a short illness.
A memorial service will be held at the Tehachapi Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Miller had requested that donations in her memory be made to the Tehachapi Seventh-day Adventist Church building fund. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
Kenneth Wayne Turner
April 16, 1923 – Oct. 21, 2014
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Ken Turner, long-time resident of Bear Valley Springs and native of Bakersfield.
Ken was a World War II veteran and a graduate of University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Northrop in Hawthorne as an aeronautical engineer until his retirement. He loved tennis, golf, camping, fishing and was a master on the barbecue grill, but most of all he loved his wonderful wife, Gretchen, who blessed his life with happiness from the day she agreed to be his bride and life partner, until his passing.
He is survived by his wife Gretchen Turner; children, Deborah Baird, Kimberly Clow and husband Keith, Mitchell Wellsteed, Barbara Dougherty and husband John, and Kenneth Turner, Jr. and wife Sue; grandchildren, Rob and Eric Nelson, Christy Madrid, Gerald Baird, Jennifer Baird Laroya, Christal Dawn Marks, Elisabeth Lepine and Jeremiah Marks and Shannon Helmricks; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Sierra Carpenter, Cassondra and Alisa Nardozza, Dustry, Dustin and Dason Baird, Emmaline Arrigotti, Tyler and Tristan Marks, Juliet Pepper and Lucy Jane Lepine and Emily and Madelyn Nelson; great-great grandchildren, Andrelina Gonzalez and Brayden White.
We will all miss his joyful optimism, quick wit, and infectious smile. Services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. The family requests that donations be made to The American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.