Obituaries

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  • Friday, May 16 2014 11:45 AM

    Dale Eugene Folwell, 1934 – 2014

    Dale Eugene Folwell
    1934 – 2014

    Bear Valley Springs resident Dale Eugene Folwell entered into rest on May 13, 2014. He was 79
    years old. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the Bear Valley Church. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
     

  • Friday, May 16 2014 10:24 AM

    James Jolly, 2013 – 2014

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    James Jolly
    2013 – 2014

    Born Dec. 5, 2013, in Bakersfield;  passed away May 10, 2014 in Seattle, Wash.

  • Thursday, May 15 2014 08:52 AM

    Randy James Geiger, 1965 – 2014

    Randy James Geiger
    1965 – 2014

    Randy James Geiger was 48 years old when he died in his Tehachapi home on May 3, 2014.  He was born on May 17, 1965, in Burbank to Robert Louis and Roseanne (Donnelley) Geiger.  He had two older brothers, Robert and Ray Geiger, and one older sister, Renee Geiger.

  • Friday, May 09 2014 04:00 PM

    Faye Anna Villacana, 1939 – 2014

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    Faye Anna Villacana
    1939 – 2014

    Faye was born on February 7, 1939 to Merle Garay in Welch, W.Va. Faye was raised in Pulski, W.Va. With her brother JD and sisters Irene and Ruthie.

  • Friday, May 09 2014 12:40 PM

    Gregory Anthony Lagutaris, 1931 – 2014

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    Gregory Anthony Lagutaris
    1931 – 2014

    Gregory Anthony Lagutaris, a 34-year resident of the area, entered into rest at his home on May 2, 2014.  He was 82 years old.

  • Friday, May 09 2014 10:20 AM

    Kenneth L. Hayes, 1948 – 2014

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    Kenneth L. Hayes
    1948 – 2014

    Kenneth L. Hayes passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 5 in Tehachapi. Born to Edward Kenneth and Irene Hayes Nov. 21, 1948 in Hermosa Beach, Ken spent his youth riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean and golfing on the greens in Santa Barbara.

  • Friday, May 09 2014 09:58 AM

    Louis Brendan Watt, 1929 – 2014

    Louis Brendan Watt
    1929 – 2014

    Tehachapi resident Louis Brendan Watt entered into rest on Friday, May 2, 2014.  He was 84 years old.  A service was held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.  Interment with military honors was at Bakersfield National Cemetery.  Next week an obituary will appear in this paper.   For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
     

  • Friday, May 09 2014 09:57 AM

    Randy James Geiger, 1965 – 2014

    Randy James Geiger
    1965 – 2014

    Randy James Geiger, 48, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2014, at his home in Bear Valley Springs.  A full obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News.  Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Thursday, May 08 2014 04:49 PM

    Gerald Pierce, 1927 – 2014

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    Gerald Pierce
    1927 – 2014

    Gerald "Jerry" Pierce, 86, passed away Sunday May 4, 2014 in Bakersfield.

    He was born Oct. 19, 1927 to Percy and Gertrude (Roufs) Pierce in Carpinteria. In 1929, the family moved to Merrill, Ore. and then in 1941 to Klamath Falls, Ore.  In 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served on active duty, being stationed in Guam, until 1948.  He remained in the Reserves until 1953.

  • Thursday, May 08 2014 11:05 AM

    William H. Dana, 1930 – 2014

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    William H. Dana
    1930 – 2014

    William H. Dana, NASA test pilot, died peacefully in Phoenix on May 6, 2014 at age 83.

  • Wednesday, May 07 2014 11:04 AM

    James Arlen Jackson, May 15, 1933 – April 23, 2014 and Betty Jean Jackson, July 26, 1934 – April 24, 2014

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    James Arlen Jackson
    May 15, 1933 – April 23, 2014
    and
    Betty Jean Jackson
    July 26, 1934 – April 24, 2014

    James Arlen Jackson went to the Lord after living with Alzheimer for three years on the 23rd of April. His wife, Betty Jean Jackson, who had liver cancer, followed him shortly thereafter on the 24th of April. After 62 years of marriage they now can spend eternity together. The couple lived much of their lives in Oildale where they raised up two boys – Nick and Steve, before they moved to Tehachapi.

    Dad served in the US Navy during the Korean War and upon his return from duty he went to work for Pacific Telephone. Mom and dad moved to Tehachapi in 1976 as dad was working for Pac Bell.

  • Tuesday, May 06 2014 08:30 AM

    Faye Anna Villacana, 1939 – 2014

    Faye Anna Villacana
    1939 – 2014

    Faye Anna Villacana went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2014, at her home in Tehachapi.  A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.  The funeral service will be on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Tehachapi's Summit Christian Fellowship Four Square Church.  Interment will be at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Westside.  A full obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News.  Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

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