• Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924 - 2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924-2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 91, entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2015, in Tehachapi, where she had resided for the last nine years. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Maine, on July 21, 1924, and was one of four children born to Alfred L. and Leora May (Gordon) Trask. A hard worker all of her life, Arline

  • Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge passed away peacefully from cancer-related issues on Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. Dennis would help anyone, carry on deep conversations on a myriad of topics, and throw himself into all sorts of challenges like boat building, car repair as well as home building and remodeling. Born in

  • Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929 - 2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929-2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, a longtime resident of the Tehachapi area, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Tehachapi Valley Hospital at the age of 85. Born Sept. 29, 1929, in Richmond to Joseph Alexander Haubrich and Ina Margaret Jeffery, Dorothy moved to Tehachapi

  • Evelyn Louise Walker

    Evelyn Louise Walker, 1922-2015

    Evelyn Louise Walker was loved into Heaven by her family on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922, to Lera and Roy McCoy, in Big Sandy, Ala. She grew up in Cottondale, Ala., and at the age of 16 1/2 she married Lessie Walker. In 1943 they moved to Southern California, where they raised

  • John Robert Yandell

    John R. Yandell, 1941-2015

    John R. Yandell passed away on Sept. 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He worked at CalPortland Cement for 31 years. He was the beloved husband of Inge, father of John Thomas and Todd Robert; and grandfather of Nicole and Trenton and several step-grandchildren. John loved to fish, camp, cook,

  • John Raymond Rech, 1941-2015

    Tehachapi resident John Raymond Rech, 74, passed away on Sept. 23, 2015, in Bakersfield, Calif. Services are yet to be determined. The Tehachapi News will have a full obituary in next week's edition. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit

  • Dorothy Genevieve McLaughlin, 1929–2015

    Dorothy Genevieve McLaughlin entered into rest on Sept. 22, 2015, in Tehachapi, Calif. She was 85. Visitation and Recitation of the Rosary is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at 9 a.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. The Rite of Burial will

  • Evelyn Louis Walker, 1922-2015

    Longtime Tehachapi resident Evelyn Louise Walker went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. She was 92. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. The funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. at

  • Billie Jean Fowler, 1928-2015

    Billie Jean Fowler passed away on Sept. 24, 2015. She was 87 years old. There are no services scheduled. Cremation was handled by Mish Funeral Home.

  • Sir Dufuss Doggie (Duf) Spector

    Sir Dufuss Doggie (Duf) Spector, 2000-2015

    Sir Dufuss passed away Sept. 16, 2015. His cause of death was due to severe complications from diabetes, strokes and other medical problems. Sir Dufuss was 15 1/2 years old or 108 years in human years. Dufuss was born in Bakersfield, he was found in a yard sale and raised in Tehachapi. Duf was

  • Coy Odell Blair

    Coy Odell Blair, 1922–2015

    Coy Odell Blair entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Tehachapi, Calif. He was 93 years old. Coy Odell Blair came to live with parents Robert and Jessie Blair on Sept. 15, 1922 in Carter County, Okla. He was the sixth child of eight children, six brothers and one sister. He spent his

  • Stanley A. Beckham

    Stanley A. Beckham, 1942-2015

    Stanley A. Beckham died at home peacefully Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 with his loving wife by his side. He was 72. He was a soldier in the Army and in life; he always fought for the ones that could not. Stan was a proud Tehachapi Warrior playing both basketball and football for Tehachapi High School.

  • Coy Odell Blair, 1922–2015

    Coy Odell Blair, an 85-year resident of the area, entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Tehachapi, Calif. He was 93 years old. Please contact Wood Family Funeral Service for service information. For condolences please visit

  • Ray A. Strickhouser Jr.

    Ray A. Strickhouser Jr., 1949-2015

    Ray A. Strickhouser Jr. entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, after a painful fight with heart failure. He had just turned 66 years old. Ray was born to Alvin and Bonnie Strickhouser on Sept. 3, 1949, in Long Beach, Calif. He graduated from Burroughs High School in Burbank, Calif., in 1968.

  • Ana Maria Ward

    Ana Maria Ward, 1961-2015

    Ana Maria Ward was born in Maywood, Calif., on Nov. 8, 1961, and passed away on Sept. 8, 2015, at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. Ana graduated from Verdugo High School in Tujunga, Calif., and later moved to Tehachapi, where she lived for the last 30 years. She was a Correctional Officer for many