Recent Obituaries

  • Friday, Aug 22 2014 12:56 PM

    Vyrlanne “Vyrl” King, May 20, 1952- August 17, 2014

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    Vyrlanne “Vyrl” King

    May 20, 1952- August 17, 2014

  • Thursday, Aug 21 2014 04:42 PM

    Ralph D. Kermode, 1940 – 2014

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    Ralph D. Kermode
    1940 – 2014

    Ralph Kermode, 74, of Bear Valley, passed away on August 17, 2014, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He was born on May 10, 1940, in Alhambra, to parents Chet & Marietta Kermode.

    Ralph was a self-made businessman who, with only a high school diploma, owned and operated several successful companies in the rendering and recycling industry, including Ventura Rendering, W&H Grease Buyers, United Grease Company, and Cal-Vada Commodities.

  • Wednesday, Aug 20 2014 11:54 AM

    April Kell, 1961 - 2014


    April Kell
    1961 - 2014

    April Kell of Tehachapi, passed away at the age of 53. She was born on April 23, 1961, in Elgin, Ill., to parents Norman and Muriel Kell, one of five loving children.

  • Friday, Aug 15 2014 03:12 PM

    Gloria Norma Jarrett, 1923 - 2014

    Gloria Norma Jarrett

    Gloria Norma Jarrett, 91, entered into rest on August 12, 2014, in Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service is assisting the family with the arrangements. For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Aug 15 2014 03:08 PM

    Teresa Marie Frerichs, 1930 - 2014

    Teresa Marie Frerichs
    1930 - 2014

    Teresa Marie Frerichs, 84, entered into rest on August 12, 2014, in Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service is assisting the family with the arrangements. For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Aug 15 2014 12:01 PM

    Bridget Ann Saphiloff, 1952 - 2014


    Bridget Ann Saphiloff
    2/9/1952 - 8/11/2014

    She fought the good fight with her loving family and close friends by her side. We all love her unconditionally and will be seeing her very soon. Isaiah 60:19-20

    Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. was entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Wednesday, Aug 13 2014 01:24 PM

    Eugene "Gene" Lockwood Coffee, 1930 – 2014

    Eugene "Gene" Lockwood Coffee
    1930 – 2014

    Eugene "Gene" Lockwood Coffee, 83, entered into rest on August 6, 2014, in Wofford Heights. Graveside services were held on August 13, 2014, at Bakersfield National Cemetery, in Arvin. Wood Family Funeral Service has assisted the family with the arrangements. For condolences please visit

  • Wednesday, Aug 13 2014 11:09 AM

    Leatrice J. Keays

    Leatrice J. Keays

    Leatrice J. Keays, former Tehachapi resident for many years, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Leatrice was a loving, giving and caring Mom and Grandmother and will be missed, but in death- is back with her lifelong sweetheart, Bill. Leatrice was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Keays. Lea and Bill were married for 56 years and, during Bill's 27 years in the Navy, were able to travel and live in many exciting places prior to retiring and settling down in Tehachapi. Lea was a volunteer in the Tehachapi Hospital Guild Thriftshop, a member of the Tehachapi Art Guild, and attended Mountain Bible Church. Lea is survived by her daughter, Karen Gregg (Jon) of Lancaster, with whom she resided the past five years, and her son, Mark Keays (Valery), of Las Vegas, Nev. She has two grandsons, Larry Gregg of Lancaster and Devin Keays of Las Vegas, Nev. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors in Lea's name.

  • Friday, Aug 08 2014 01:18 PM

    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, 1925 – 2014


    Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley
    1925 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident, Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley entered into rest on July 20, 2014. She was 88 years old.

    Carol was born in Bath, N.Y., on August 24, 1925, to parents Grattan H. and Cora Elizabeth Carroll Brundage. She graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, as well as Bryant-Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1946 she flew to Las Vegas, Nev., and began working for Western Airlines. It was here that she met her future husband, Nye Bradley.

  • Thursday, Aug 07 2014 03:50 PM

    Dawn L. Honsvick, 1965 – 2014


    Dawn L. Honsvick

    In loving memory, we lay to rest Dawn L. Honsvick who passed away on August 2, 2014 of medical issues.

    She has left behind her loved ones; husband, Vern Honsvick; ex-husband Larry Comstock; her brothers and sisters, Karl and Paula Drain, Rick and Wanda Drain; her children, Larry and Sarah Harvey, Cindy and Phillip Kester, Daniel Honsvick, Reba Honsvick, David and Velvet Honsvick, Linda Honsvick; and all of her grandchildren.

  • Friday, Aug 01 2014 09:32 AM

    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren, 1962 – 2014

    Denise Renee Roberts-Warren
    1962 – 2014

    A Celebration of Life for Denise Roberts-Warren will take place at The First Baptist Church in Tehachapi on, August 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  Due to technical difficulties during the funeral service the video presentation was unable to be viewed and the family would like to invite you to see Denise's life story and have additional time to share stories and memories of Denise.

  • Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 04:34 PM

    Lowell Clinton Hall, 1941 – 2014

    Lowell Clinton Hall
    1941 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident Lowell Clinton Hall entered into rest on July 15, 2014, at the age of 73. Graveside service and interment was at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Tehachapi News. For condolences please visit

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