Obituaries

  • Juanita "Jenny" Herrera, 1926-2016

    Juanita "Jenny" Herrera, 1926-2016

    Juanita Sanchez Herrera entered into Heaven with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 12, 1926, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to Marcelino Sanchez and Santos Hernandez. She became an orphan at age 11 and was then raised by her grandmother, Porfiria,

  • Louie Ursua, 1950-2016

    Louie Ursua, 1950-2016

    Louie Ursua, 65, passed away in his home on Jan. 30, 2016, after a long courageous fight with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Tehachapi, an Army veteran, and a retired locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad, and is remembered by many for his years of coaching Tehachapi Little League

  • Duane M. Nelsen

    Duane M. Nelsen

    Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Duane M. Nelsen, peacefully entered into eternal rest, after a brief illness, on Feb. 1, 2016, with his wife, Dana, by his side. Duane was born in his family home in Ruthton, Minn. He was an excellent athlete, playing football, basketball

  • Edward Tucker Jr., 1945-2016

    Edward Tucker Jr., 1945-2016

    Edward Walter Tucker Jr. of Bakersfield passed away peacefully at the age of 70 in Westwood surrounded by his wife, Paula, sons and family. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bakersfield. Edward was born in Topeka, Kan., to the late Edward Sr.

  • Kenneth Crowther, 1930-2016

    Kenneth Crowther, 1930-2016

    Ken Crowther, a Bear Valley Springs resident for almost 14 years, passed away peacefully at Antelope Valley Hospital on Jan. 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, 321 W. F St., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.

  • Evelyn Steelman Sines, 1925-2016

    Former longtime Tehachapi resident Evelyn Steelman Sines entered into rest on Jan. 29, 2016, in Shafter. She was 90 years. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside. For

  • Jewell "Judy" Marie Roberts, 1920-2016

    Jewell “Judy” Marie Roberts, 1920-2016

    Jewell “Judy” Marie Roberts, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2016, in Dana Point. Her private interment was held Jan. 26, 2016, at the Tehachapi Public Cemetery – Eastside. A memorial service will be held Feb. 20, 2016, at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente. Judy, and her husband, Cliff, were longtime

  • Charles Adelard Laren, 1928-2016

    Charles Adelard Laren, 1928-2016

    Charlie worked hard all his life. He was the first generation in his family to graduate from high school. After a stint in the Navy, Charlie attended college on the GI Bill. There, he turned down a spot on the wrestling team to work on campus and support his young family while attending classes

  • Charles Adelard Laren, 1928-2016

    Tehachapi resident Charles Adelard Laren passed away on Jan. 13, 2016. He was 87. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2, 2016, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Tehachapi. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. Wood Family Funeral Service has

  • James Elmer Allen Jr., 1936-2016

    James Elmer Allen Jr. entered into rest on Jan. 19, 2016, in Tehachapi. He was 79. Interment will be scheduled at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Call Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. for information, (661) 822-

  • Drew Paul Masters, 1990-2016

    Drew Paul Masters, 1990-2016

    Drew Paul Masters passed away during an accident in Bakersfield on Jan. 17, 2016. He was 25. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 11 a.m., at Wood Family Funeral Services in Tehachapi. Drew was born in Westlake Village on May 12, 1990. His family moved to Boise, Idaho, when he

  • Donald Eugene Trout, 1933-2015

    Donald Eugene Trout, 1933-2015

    Donald “Don” Eugene Trout passed away on Dec. 5, 2015. He was 82. Don was born July 4, 1933, in Oklahoma to John Turner Trout and Nora Jones Trout. His siblings, all preceding him in death, were James Trout, John Harold Trout, Betty Sue Massie and Wilma Ruth Gray. He is survived by eight nieces

  • Nancy Jane Bartlett, 1948 Ñ 2015

    Nancy Jane Bartlett, 1948-2015

    Nancy Jane Bartlett, beloved wife and mother, of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully entered into rest on Nov. 24, 2015 after a brief but valiantly fought battle with ALS. Nancy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dave; her son, Daniel; and her daughter, Kelle Pickell (Clark). Nancy

  • Gordon Amhurst Sparkes, 1928-2016

    Tehachapi resident Gordon Amhurst Sparkes entered into rest on Jan. 16, 2016, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 87. A memorial service will be held at the Tehachapi Nazarene Church on the corner of Tucker and Highline roads. Please call Wood Family Funeral Service for information, (661) 822-6897. For

  • Sharon Greenelsh, 1943-2016

    Sharon Greenelsh, 1943-2016

    Sharon Greenelsh, 72, passed away Jan. 9, 2016 in Santa Clarita after suffering a long illness. She and her husband, John Greenelsh, shared 54 wonderful years of marriage together. She was loved dearly by all her knew her, and will be missed. Sharon was born in Hunnington Park to V.O. and Virginia