Recent Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Thursday, Feb 06 2014 03:39 PM

    David Alcorn, 1934 – 2014

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    David Alcorn
    1934 – 2014

    David Alcorn, a resident of Tehachapi, passed away in his home Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. David lived most of his life in Hanford, was a member of First United Methodist Church, and graduated from Hanford High School in 1952. He went on to play football at COS and pursued a degree in criminology. In 1954 David married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Fry. David was employed by the Kings County Sheriffs Office and eventually served as Undersheriff. While with the Sheriffs Office he was chosen to attend the FBI academy in Quantico, Va.

  • Monday, Feb 03 2014 05:01 PM

    Carol Wesner Wingle, 1938 – 2014

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    Carol Wesner Wingle
    1938 – 2014

    Carol Wesner Wingle, 75, joined her loved ones in heaven on Feb. 2.

    She was born in Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 28, 1938 to Robert and Amanda Troutman of Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Carol graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School and married Leo James Wingle on May 31, 1958. After 10 years as a homemaker, she went to college and graduated from USC with a master’s degree in social work and earning her LCSW. Her parting message to her husband, whom she had known since kindergarten was, “Thank you for a beautiful life.”

  • Monday, Feb 03 2014 10:23 AM

    Betty M. Stahl, 1923 – 2014

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    Betty M. Stahl
    1923 – 2014

    Betty Maude Stahl, 90, of Holton, Kan. passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at The Pines in Holton. She was born Oct. 10, 1923 in Omaha, Neb. the daughter of William H. and Maude (Clark) Moore.

  • Wednesday, Jan 29 2014 02:54 PM

    Michael Anthony Golackson, 1961 – 2014

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    Michael Anthony Golackson
    1961 – 2014

    Michael Anthony Golackson, age 52, passed away on Jan. 26, 2014, in Tehachapi.

  • Tuesday, Jan 28 2014 04:16 PM

    Reverend Monsignor Francis Joseph Pointek, 1913 – 2014

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    Reverend Monsignor Francis Joseph Pointek
    1913 – 2014

    by Janet Roper and Pat Gracey

    An era elapsed with the peaceful passing of Reverend Monsignor Francis Joseph Pointek on Jan. 15, 2014 at the age of one hundred years, three months and 22 days. The Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated on Jan. 20 by twenty priests of the Diocese of Fresno with the Most Reverend Armando X Ochoa, Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, as main celebrant. Some 350 parishioners and friends were in attendance.

  • Friday, Jan 24 2014 11:00 AM

    Carmen Galindo, 1932 – 2014

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    Carmen Galindo
    1932 – 2014

    Carmen Galindo, 81, passed away peacefully in her home in Tehachapi on Jan. 20, 2014.  Carmen was a 52-year resident of Tehachapi.  She was born to parents Jose and Margarita Rodriguez in Canatlan, Durango, Mexico, on June 10, 1932.  Carmen married Rafael E. Galindo in January of 1958, and spent 40 wonderful years with him until his passing in 1998.

    Carmen was a homemaker and excelled in the kitchen.  Her dishes were renowned around the neighborhood, and she always had an open seat for friends and family at her dinner table.  Carmen was also a very talented seamstress.  She was sought out by friends, family, and fellow parishioners for garment alterations and repairs. 

  • Tuesday, Jan 21 2014 03:40 PM

    Jo Ann "Ann" Bentley Thompson, 1934 – 2014

    Jo Ann "Ann" Bentley Thompson
    1934 – 2014

    Jo Ann "Ann" Bentley Thompson, 79, of Tehachapi, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, of cancer.

  • Tuesday, Jan 21 2014 08:40 AM

    Tim Farmer, 1941 – 2013

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    Tim Farmer
    1941 – 2013

    Tim Farmer pilot and resident of Tehachapi, passed away doing what he loved, flying an airplane. He was born Oct. 18, 1941 in Hollywood and died Dec. 26, 2013 in Fresno. Farmer was well known in the local pilot community and active in the Tehachapi Kiwanis Club.

    He is survived by his 100 year old mother; Freda, his daughter; Laurie Johnson, grandchildren; Thea and Wade, and his niece; Lisa Thompson and family.

  • Friday, Jan 17 2014 11:12 AM

    Charlotte Lucille Wright, 1920 - 2014

    Charlotte Lucille Wright
    1920 – 2014

    Charlotte Lucille Wright of Tehachapi entered into rest on Friday, January 17, 2014.  She was 92 years old.  No services are scheduled.  Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with her care.  For condolences please visit

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