Obituaries

  • Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 97, died at her home in Tehachapi on July 22, 2015. The Recitation of the Rosary and visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Malachy's on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015,

  • Eugene "Gene" Neuhalfen

    The family of Gene Neuhalfen will hold a memorial for Gene at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tehachapi, on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Tehachapi Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 - 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 — 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Bear Valley Springs on July 5, 2015. Bervick was born in Galveston, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1941, to Bervick Holmes, Sr. and Mary Margaret Sampey Holmes. He graduated from Central High School in Galveston, Class of 1959. Bervick served at the

  • Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 Ñ 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 — 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield was born to Mildred and Charles Belter on Sept. 18, 1966, in Lancaster. On April 20, 1985, she married the love of her life, Blake Holifield. In February 1988, just six months after she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Heather, they moved to Tehachapi. The three of

  • Larry Glen Wade and Nancy Ann Wade

    Larry Glen Wade, who has lived in the area for 32 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was 57 years old. His wife, Nancy Ann Wade, entered into rest on Friday, July 24, 2015. At this time no services have been scheduled. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For

  • Alma Jean Allred (Woolf), 1934 — 2015

    Alma Jean Allred (Woolf), 1934 — 2015

    Alma Jean Allred (Woolf) passed away peacefully at her home on July 20, 2015, in Tehachapi at the age of 80. Alma was born on Dec. 12, 1934, in Cordell, Okla., to Jackson (Jack) and Almira (Alma) Woolf. She married the love of her life, Bobby Allred, Sr., on Aug. 12, 1952. Alma graduated from high

  • Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas, 1915 — 2015

    Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, went home to her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2015. She was 99 years old. Services are to be scheduled at Wood Family Funeral Service. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral

  • Zachary Chase Stice

    Zachary Chase Stice, 1984 — 2015

    Zachary Chase Stice, adored by his wife and son and loved by so many, went to our Lord on the morning of Saturday, July 18, 2015, with his family by his side, much too soon at the age of 31 years. He married the love of his life, Kelsey Amanda Foster on Aug. 6, 2011, and was the loving father of

  • Arthur Alfred Cortez, 1924 - 2015

    Tehachapi native Arthur Alfred Cortez, 90, entered into rest on July 15, 2015. Recitation of the Rosary will be on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 9 a.m., also at the church. The Rite of Burial and

  • Eugene Frederick Stutz, 1925 — 2015

    Eugene Frederick Stutz, 1925 — 2015

    Eugene Fredrick Stutz, or Gene to those who knew him, was born in 1925. He went to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. His earliest memories were of speaking German and plucking chickens in the utility sink of his parent’s Stutz Café when he was only 7 years-old. Gene

  • Bobby Lee Allred

    Bobby Lee Allred, Sr., 1932 - 2015

    Bobby Lee Allred, Sr. entered into eternity to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on July 10, 2015, at his home in Tehachapi. Bob, 82, was a 65-year resident of the area. A viewing for Bob will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. The funeral service and

  • Bobby Lee Allred, 1932 - 2015

    Bobby Lee Allred, a 65-year resident of the area, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 10, 2015. He was 82 years old. A visitation has been scheduled for Thursday evening, July 16, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 17,

  • Michael Ray Uli, 1954 - 2015

    Michael Ray Uli, 1954 - 2015

    To our Friends and Family, What a beautiful day June 28, 2015, was. Everything was going well for Michael and me here in wonderful Tehachapi. We went out and did all of our shopping and wrapped up our day by sitting down and watching one of his favorite TV shows. Mike and I had one of the best

  • Michael Ray Uli, 1954 to 2015

    Michael Ray Uli of Tehachapi entered into rest on June 28 at the age of 61. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with his care. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.

  • Louise Marie Forbes, 1925 — 2015

    Louise Marie Forbes, 1925 — 2015

    Louise Marie Forbes, our beloved mother, passed away on April 1, 2015 at the age of 89. She was a well-known artist in the community, whose best known works were wildlife painted on wood, using the grain to capture their natural surroundings. Louise was born on July 14, 1925, in Dorchester, Neb.,