Recent Obituaries

  • Friday, Feb 28 2014 01:32 PM

    Dina Ruth Guevara Agueta, 1973 – 2014

    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

  • Friday, Feb 28 2014 01:21 PM

    William E. (Bill) Hessing, 1930 – 2014

    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.

  • Friday, Feb 28 2014 11:40 AM

    Lawrence Charles Thorold, 1941 – 2014

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    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.

  • Wednesday, Feb 26 2014 02:40 PM

    Robert Lee Geisler, 1935 – 2014

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    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.

  • Thursday, Feb 20 2014 03:19 PM

    Gary Carl Moodispaugh, 1957 – 2014

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    Gary Carl Moodispaugh
    1957 – 2014

    Words to describe our "Papa G" are many but indescribable are the words we feel for his loss.

  • Tuesday, Feb 18 2014 12:23 PM

    Dorothy Ruth Strunk, 1932 – 2014

    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 to help with service expenses.  Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Feb 14 2014 01:19 PM

    Eddith Mae Hinkle, 1928 – 2014

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    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.

  • Friday, Feb 14 2014 01:13 PM

    David Hamilton MacDonald, 1940 – 2014

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    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.

  • Friday, Feb 14 2014 08:02 AM

    Shannon Marie Weinert, 1991 – 2013

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    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.

  • Wednesday, Feb 12 2014 05:00 PM

    Alice Catherine Coghlan, 1938 – 2014

    Alice Catherine Coghlan
    1938 – 2014

    Alice Catherine Coghlan née Huskins was born in Ferndale, Mich., on June 5, 1938, to Adrian and Pauline Huskins. She was raised in Burbank, where she attended Bellerman-Jefferson High School.

    Alice married Garlin "Tex" Coghlan on Nov. 19, 1957. They settled in North Hollywood, where they raised their four children. Alice was active in the PTA, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

  • Friday, Feb 07 2014 08:15 AM

    Michael James Matheny, 1941 – 2014

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    Michael James Matheny
    1941 – 2014

    Michael James Matheny completed his journey of 72 years which began with his birth on Sept. 5, 1941, culminating in his entrance to his eternal home on Jan. 29, 2014.

  • Thursday, Feb 06 2014 04:58 PM

    Katherine Anne McKay, 1953 – 2014

    Katherine Anne McKay
    1953 – 2014

    Katherine Anne McKay, 60, of Bakersfield, passed away at Corinthian Gardens on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was under the tender care of Hoffmann Hospice.

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