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.
Dina Ruth Guevara Agueta
1973 – 2014
Dina Ruth Guevara Argueta, 40, of Long Beach, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. She is survived by her brother, Jose Guevara of Tehachapi, her mother; grandmother; and three other siblings. A funeral service was held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Interment is at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Westside. Wood Family Funeral Service has handled the arrangements. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
William E. (Bill) Hessing
1930 – 2014
Bill Hessing and his wife, Nadine, moved to Tehachapi in October 1974 from San Diego. Bill was an Electronics Engineer. He was Quality Control Manager for Cubic Corporation, San Diego, in the 1960s and later, 1972, was Quality Control Manager for Ivac Corporation, San Marcos. In 1978, Bill was Quality Control Manager for PDI, Bakersfield.
Lawrence Charles Thorold
1941 – 2014
How do you sum up a person's life in five paragraphs or less? Dad was born to John and Emma Thorold in Bellville, Mich. He was the first of two children that blessed the lives of their parents, and who were also the responsible parties of every grey hair my grandparents ever received. They named him Lawrence Charles Thorold, and on a summer day in 1941, my dad began his adventure.
He grew up, like most kids in those days, surrounded by open fields, puppies, a love of cars, trains, planes, and boats, and on more than one occasion had the random broken bone from falling out of trees. He loved to remember sitting in his uncle’s Granny Smith tree and eating apples all day; he carried a salt shaker in his back pocket for just such an occasion.
Robert Lee Geisler
1935 – 2014
Robert Geisler, 78, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 329 South Mill Street, Tehachapi.
Gary Carl Moodispaugh
1957 – 2014
Words to describe our "Papa G" are many but indescribable are the words we feel for his loss.
Dorothy Ruth Strunk
1932 – 2014
Dorothy Ruth Strunk, a former resident of Chino, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Tehachapi. She was 81 years old. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Chino United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at YouCaring.com to help with service expenses. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
Eddith Mae Hinkle
1928 – 2014
Eddith Mae Hinkle, 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Tehachapi. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Mountain Aire Clubhouse, at 600 South Dennison, Tehachapi, at 1 p.m. There will be a private interment on April 18, 2014.
David Hamilton MacDonald
1940 – 2014
David Hamilton MacDonald entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb., 9, 2014. He was 73 years old. David was born in Boston, Mass., and moved to Whittier, at the age of four. He was a resident of Whittier, Rowland Heights, and Stallion Springs in Tehachapi.
Shannon Marie Weinert
1991 – 2013
Shannon Marie Weinert passed away on Dec. 18, 2013 at the young age of 22 due to complications following a ruptured appendix. Shannon had the challenge of living in a disabled body since her birth in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 1991. She was born with an extremely rare genetic syndrome which caused developmental delays as well as cerebral palsy. In spite of her physical disabilities, she will always be remembered for her smile and the sweet innocent joy she brought to everyone that met her. She was a sweet reminder to be grateful and joyful for the gifts of life and companionship.