Recent Obituaries

  • Friday, Feb 27 2015 09:53 AM

    Elizabeth Inez Dyson, 1929 — 2015

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    Elizabeth Inez Dyson went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 18, 2015. She was 85 years old.

    "Betty" was born in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 10, 1929, to Bernice and Hamilton Burgay. She married William James Dyson on March 21, 1949. They had four children: Vicki, Bobby, Happy, and Lucky.

  • Tuesday, Feb 24 2015 10:36 AM

    Marsha June Null, 1944 — 2015

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    Marsha June Null passed away on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 70.

    A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Wood Family Outdoor Pavilion, located at 321 W. "F" St., Tehachapi.

  • Friday, Feb 20 2015 01:28 PM

    Robert Melvin White

    Robert Melvin White passed away in his home on Feb. 18, 2015. He was 78 years old. A graveside service will be held at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Westside on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Feb 20 2015 09:40 AM

    Alma Viola Woolf, 1910 — 2015

    Alma Viola Woolf went home to her Savior on Feb. 19, 2015. Alma was 104 years old. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, between 4 and 7 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi. The funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Tehachapi on Thursday, Feb. 26, a.m. Interment will follow the funeral service, at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside.

    Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Thursday, Feb 19 2015 01:33 PM

    Virginia Lea Perdue, 1933 — 2015

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    Virginia Lea Perdue
    1933 — 2015
    Virginia Lea Perdue passed away in her California City home on Jan. 23.
    A memorial service will be held at the California City Community Church, 21001 Conklin Blvd., California City, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. 
    Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Thursday, Feb 19 2015 01:32 PM

    Mark William Davis

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    Long-time Kern County resident Mark William Davis entered into rest on Jan. 28. He was 58 years old. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit

  • Thursday, Feb 19 2015 01:08 PM

    Patrice “Pat” Sean Kline, 1937 — 2015

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    Patrice “Pat” Sean Kline
    1937 — 2015
    Pat Kline went home to be with our Lord on Jan. 22, 2015 after losing her 15 plus year battle with cancer, but not before beating it twice. 
    Pat was born Patsy-Zo Wright to Frederick Howard Wright and Theofanis Arminda (Pappadakis) “Pat” Wright in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 20, 1937. Her father, an actor and screenwriter and songwriter brought the family to Hollywood after a short stay in Brownsville, Texas. She was a Job’s Daughter before graduating from Marymount of Santa Barbara Catholic High School.
    She acquired her love for horses from her parents and enjoyed spending time at the Hunewill Guest Ranch in Bridgeport She was a member of the California Rangers — a youth equestrian group. In 1956, she returned to the Rangers after acquiring her first horse, where she re-met her future husband, Dorand “Dory” Kline.
    Pat, a 24 year resident of Tehachapi, and her husband of 56 years, Dory Kline, owned Kline’s Haram Arabian Farms and shared many years of pleasure riding, breeding and showing their Arabian horses together. She been a 30-plus year member of the International Arabian Horse Association and a 25 plus year member of Drinkers of the Wind Arabian Horse Club of Tehachapi. She enjoyed many years working inside the show arena as a Ring Master throughout Region II of the Arabian Horse Association alongside many judges. 
    She was a very community oriented lady who contributed by being a 20-plus year member of the Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue, a division of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department in which she did everything from search for the lost to finding a key piece of evidence in a murder case here in Kern County. Additionally, Pat held the position of Treasurer of Tehachapi Friends of the NRA for more than 12 years and helped with the annual fundraising event in Tehachapi. She volunteered from 2001 to 2014 and served eight terms on the Kern County Grand Jury.
    She retired after 31 years of work as a grocery checker, in which she earned a number of Checker of the Year awards from Vons.
    The artsy side of Pat lent to her being an avid knitter, crocheter and seamstress, a talent she handed down to all three of her daughters. Pat spent many years creating counted cross-stitching artwork. To her surprise, her husband secretly entered a couple of her framed and beaded cross-stitches (an angel and a clown) into the Kern County Fair. She earned a juried first place award in about 2003 for her counted cross-stitched beaded angel.
    Pat was adventurous. She was an accomplished shooter and hunter, enjoying a last hunt at the age of 75 with the love of her life (her husband not her gun), in which she brought down an Impala in South Africa in late summer of 2013. In the late 1970s, she rode beside her husband in an off-road race car and often ran a pit course-side for the F.A.R.T. — Fast Ass Racing Team — that became the TERRA Racing Team, from California to Arizona to Ensenada, Mexico and well down the Baja Peninsula.
    Growing up in an acting family she enjoyed working on TV with the Crosby boys. “I never knew who was going to be in daddy’s office when I came home — Gene Autry, Roy Rogers or ?” Pat fondly said recently traveling down memory lane.
    Pat is survived by her husband of 56 years Dorand “Dory” Kline, daughters: Sheryl (Kenneth) Kolt and Shawn (Richard) Rose all of Santa Clarita, Calif., Kathleen Kline of Tehachapi and their unofficially adopted son — Jose (Maria) Arias of Santa Ynez. Additionally, Pat is survived by most of her nine grandchildren: Michelle, Joseph Ray Jr. and Kristin Wenthur, Richard II and Kristopher Rose, Kayla and Elantra Kline and Victoria Arias, brother-in-law Franklin (Ira) Kline and nephew Kamu “Happy” Hapsoro-Kline, step-sister Joann Johnson and niece Leslie and nephews Greg and Mark Berblinger, Uncle Nick Pappas and many other cousins, nephews and a host of loving friends.
    She was preceded in death by her mother and father Pat and Frederick Wright, sister Joanne James, grandson Ethan Kline and nephew Kent Berblinger.
    Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Wood Family Funeral Home, 321 W. “F” St., Tehachapi, with a wake and celebration of life to follow at the Stallion Springs Community Center, 27800 Stallion Springs Drive.
    In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 766 Tehachapi, CA 93581 or to the National Rifle Association NRA-ILA in Pat’s name and honor.

  • Thursday, Feb 19 2015 10:52 AM

    Sharon Gail Snider, 1947 — 2015

    Sharon Gail Snider passed away in her home on Feb. 14, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel in Tehachapi on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. For condolences, please visit

  • Tuesday, Feb 17 2015 03:20 PM

    Raymond Lee Koehler

    Raymond Lee Koehler, of Bakersfield, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015 at the age of 88. There will be no services. Arrangements handled by Neptune Society Cremation, Bakersfield.

  • Friday, Feb 13 2015 11:04 AM

    Brian Wolfe, 1950-2015

    A memorial service will be held for Tehachapi resident, Brian Wolfe, 65, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at 12:45 p.m., at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, located at 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345. Brian was a Navy Vietnam Veteran. There will be full honors at the service.

  • Thursday, Feb 12 2015 04:34 PM

    Mary Lenita Clyde, 1943 — 2015

    Mary Lenita Clyde passed away in her home on Feb. 10, 2015. An obituary will be in next week’s paper. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Wednesday, Feb 11 2015 02:22 PM

    Earl Lloyd McKay, 1924 — 2015

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    Earl Lloyd McKay (Mac) was born on Dec. 10, 1924, in Compton. He passed away on Feb. 5, 2015 at the age of 90 years, with his beloved wife of 70 years, Jeanne, and family by his side.

    Earl and Jeanne were blessed with six children, who blessed them with 51 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Earl was loved dearly by his family and peers and perceived as a man of high regard being a former World War II pilot and retired airline captain. He was the first president of the Tehachapi Pilots Association.

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