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  • Wednesday, Aug 13 2014 11:09 AM

    Leatrice J. Keays

    Leatrice J. Keays

    Leatrice J. Keays, former Tehachapi resident for many years, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Leatrice was a loving, giving and caring Mom and Grandmother and will be missed, but in death- is back with her lifelong sweetheart, Bill. Leatrice was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Keays. Lea and Bill were married for 56 years and, during Bill's 27 years in the Navy, were able to travel and live in many exciting places prior to retiring and settling down in Tehachapi. Lea was a volunteer in the Tehachapi Hospital Guild Thriftshop, a member of the Tehachapi Art Guild, and attended Mountain Bible Church. Lea is survived by her daughter, Karen Gregg (Jon) of Lancaster, with whom she resided the past five years, and her son, Mark Keays (Valery), of Las Vegas, Nev. She has two grandsons, Larry Gregg of Lancaster and Devin Keays of Las Vegas, Nev. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors in Lea's name.

  • Friday, Aug 08 2014 01:18 PM

    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, 1925 – 2014

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    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley
    1925 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident, Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley entered into rest on July 20, 2014. She was 88 years old.

    Carol was born in Bath, N.Y., on August 24, 1925, to parents Grattan H. and Cora Elizabeth Carroll Brundage. She graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, as well as Bryant-Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1946 she flew to Las Vegas, Nev., and began working for Western Airlines. It was here that she met her future husband, Nye Bradley.

  • Thursday, Aug 07 2014 03:50 PM

    Dawn L. Honsvick, 1965 – 2014

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    Dawn L. Honsvick
    1965–2014

    In loving memory, we lay to rest Dawn L. Honsvick who passed away on August 2, 2014 of medical issues.

    She has left behind her loved ones; husband, Vern Honsvick; ex-husband Larry Comstock; her brothers and sisters, Karl and Paula Drain, Rick and Wanda Drain; her children, Larry and Sarah Harvey, Cindy and Phillip Kester, Daniel Honsvick, Reba Honsvick, David and Velvet Honsvick, Linda Honsvick; and all of her grandchildren.

  • Friday, Aug 01 2014 09:32 AM

    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren, 1962 – 2014

    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren
    1962 – 2014

    A Celebration of Life for Denise Roberts-Warren will take place at The First Baptist Church in Tehachapi on, August 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  Due to technical difficulties during the funeral service the video presentation was unable to be viewed and the family would like to invite you to see Denise's life story and have additional time to share stories and memories of Denise.

  • Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 04:34 PM

    Lowell Clinton Hall, 1941 – 2014

    Lowell Clinton Hall
    1941 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident Lowell Clinton Hall entered into rest on July 15, 2014, at the age of 73. Graveside service and interment was at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Tehachapi News. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Sunday, Jul 27 2014 01:57 PM

    Svein Arne Iversen, 1942-2014

    Svein Arne Iversen, 1942-2014

    It is with a heavy heart that the family of Svein Arne Iversen of Tehachapi, must inform of his passing. Svein went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 21, 2014. A memorial service was held for Svein on Friday, July 25th, at Wood Family Funeral Service at 2 p.m.

  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 05:05 PM

    Linda Nell Hodges, 1954-2014

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    Linda Nell Hodges
    1954 - 2014

    Linda Nell Hodges of Tehachapi, entered into rest on July 20, 2014, at the age of 60. Linda was born on May 19, 1954, in Hillsboro, Ore., to Thomas Charles and Alice Ada (DePuy) Snyder. She proudly served her country in the United States Navy. Following her discharge from the service, she worked as a Range Control Officer for N.A.S.A.

    On July 6, 1996, Linda married Monte Harrison Hodges, and they began this new stage of their lives together in Tehachapi.

  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 04:26 PM

    Billy Edward Melton, 1963-2014

    Billy Edward Melton
    1963 – 2014

    Billy Edward Melton, formerly of Tehachapi, passed away on July 18, 2014, in Delano. He was 51 years old. A funeral service was held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Friday, July 25, 2014, followed by burial at Tehachapi Public Cemetery – Eastside. Arrangements were made through Wood Family Funeral Service. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 04:16 PM

    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, 1925-2014

    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley
    1925 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident, Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, entered into her eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on July 20, 2014, at the age of 88 years. Visitations were held in Tehachapi at Wood Family Funeral Service as well as at Grace Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, Nev. She was interred next to her husband at the Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Las Vegas. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Tehachapi News.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 11:37 AM

    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren, 1962-2014

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    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren
    1962 – 2014
     
    Tehachapi native Denise Renee Roberts-Warren went to be with Jesus, at home surrounded by her family and close friends, on July 20, 2014. She was 52 years old.  
     
    Denise was born to parents Preston Bruce and Anna Lee Dungan on June 25, 1962, at Tehachapi Hospital. Denise shares her birthday with her sister, Allyson, who was born two years earlier.
     
    Working as a medical assistant, she spent her work years at Oak Tree Medical Group. On July 15th of this year, she married the love of her life, Mark Edward Warren. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tehachapi. Active in numerous groups, she led a Kiwanis group, youth Bible studies, and taught youth Sunday Schools. Denise served and loved her Lord and Savior.
     
    Denise loved pigs, of which she had hundreds in her home that she even nannied. Most were gifted by her family and friends. She also loved the color yellow, sunflowers, violets, and yellow roses.
     
    Surviving her are her husband, Mark; sons, Joshua and Brittany Roberts, Cameron Roberts, and Aaron Warren; grandchildren, Kaidyn Roberts, Joseph Gaeta, Jaxson Roberts, and Weston Gaeta; sisters, Allyson and Eric Wallace and Sandy and Dave Coolbaugh; multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her dog, Dexter.
     
    Funeral services were held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at The First Baptist Church in Tehachapi. Pastor Ron Barker officiated the service. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Thursday, Jul 17 2014 04:14 PM

    Ines Duenas 1933 – 2014

    Ines Duenas
    1933 – 2014
     
    Ines Duenas was born on April 20, 1933, in La Junta, Colo. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of Tehachapi. He went home to God on July 14, 2014, at the age of 81.
     
    Ines honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He was in the 1st Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment.
     
    He is survived by his loving wife, Vicki; two sons; three daughters; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters.
     
    Ines was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
     
    Graveside services with military honors were scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Bakersfield National Cemetery, located at 30338 Bear Mountain Boulevard, Arvin, California 93203.
     
    Funeral arrangements were handled by Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
     

  • Thursday, Jul 17 2014 01:32 PM

    Wesley "Wes" W. Kizer, 1934 – 2014

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    Wesley "Wes" W. Kizer
    1934 – 2014

    Wesley W. Kizer, 80, passed from this life on July 9, 2014, and was joined with his Heavenly Father. He had been a resident of Tehachapi since 2000. Prior to his moving to the area, he resided in Ventura County, having grown up in Santa Paula.Wes was born in Love County, Okla., on Feb. 13, 1934.  

    Wes was a building contractor for 50 years. He was a devoted father and loving husband.
    Surviving him are his wife, Patricia Kizer; and sons, Wes, Steve, and Kevin; as well as grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all of us, but we look forward to seeing him again in the next life.

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