Obituaries

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  • Friday, Jun 27 2014 01:03 PM

    Richard Edward Drake (Dick), 1937 – 2014

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    Richard Edward Drake (Dick)
    1937 – 2014

    On June 20, 2014 Dick went to be with the lord, after a lengthy and hard battle with esophagus cancer.

    Dick was born in Summit, N.J., and raised on a farm in Far Hills.  Dick was always an outdoors person, and hard worker.  Horseback riding took up all of his spare time, and that is where he met his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Applyby Drake (Doy).  They would be seen at all of the local horse shows competing with each other.

  • Monday, Jun 23 2014 01:23 PM

    Aaron Paul Loar, 1986 – 2014

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    Aaron Paul Loar
    1986 – 2014

    Aaron Paul Loar has returned to his Heavenly Father. He was born on Jan. 6, 1986, and passed on June 19, 2014, at his home.

  • Friday, Jun 20 2014 04:00 PM

    Violet Marie Tiberghien, 1931 – 2014

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    Violet Marie Tiberghien
    1931 – 2014

    Violet Marie Tiberghien passed from her earthly home at 8:35 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the home of her daughter, at the age of 82 years, 9 months, and 25 days.

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 02:02 PM

    William Edward Becher, 1921-2014

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    William Edward Becher
    1921 — 2014

    William (“Bill”) Becher died peacefully at Country Living in Tehachapi at the age of 93, after a rich and varied life.
    Born in Tonawanda, N.Y., he left home to enlist in the Army in 1940. Rising through the ranks, he became a field artillery battery commander with the rank of captain by 1944. At Utah Beach when the Allies invaded Normandy, he survived the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Bastogne, and the breaching of the Siegfried Line, but lost his only brother in the war.

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 01:42 PM

    Genevieve Margaret Higgins, 1919 – 2014

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    Genevieve Margaret Higgins
    1919 — 2014

    Genevieve Margaret Higgins (nee Hughes) left us on June 5 after a lengthy and inspiring journey (Nov. 28, 1919 through June 5, 2014), peacefully and suddenly (pneumonia).

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 01:36 PM

    Violet Tibergian, 1931 – 2014

    Violet Tibergian
    1931 — 2014

    Violet Tiberghien of Tehachapi, California, entered into rest on Friday, June 13, 2014. She was 82 years old. A viewing is scheduled for Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10 a.m., with the funeral service to follow. Both will be held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 12:55 PM

    Madge Lucille Householder, 1912 – 2014

    Madge Lucille Householder
    1912 – 2014

    Madge Lucille Householder passed away May 30. She was 101. Madge was born Dec. 1, 1912, in Mason City, Iowa.

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 10:52 AM

    Col. Richard Thompson Carrington, Jr., 1923 – 2013

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    Col. Richard Thompson Carrington, Jr.
    1923 — 2013

    Col. Richard Thompson Carrington, Jr., born March 1, 1923, passed away on Dec. 3, 2013. Married for 70 years to his wife Jewel, Richard was the father of Michael and Patrick, grandfather to seven, great-grandfather to two, and raised three grandchildren: Colin, Kaylee and Naomi.

  • Friday, Jun 13 2014 09:30 AM

    Dexter Raymond Reese, 1931 – 2013 and Phyllis Marie Reese, 1929 – 2014

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    Dexter Raymond Reese
    1931 — 2013
    and
    Phyllis Marie Reese
    1929 — 2014

    Dexter and Traci Reese were both proud residents of Tehachapi and both passed away in Bakersfield.

  • Monday, Jun 09 2014 08:28 AM

    Filipe Toledo Gonzalez, 1986 – 2014

    Filipe Toledo Gonzalez
    1986 – 2014

    Filipe Toledo Gonzalez, 28, entered into rest on June 2, 2014. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.  The recitation of the Rosary will be at 6 p.m.  Interment will be in La Palma, Michoacan, Mexico.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Friday, Jun 06 2014 01:53 PM

    Genevieve Margaret Higgins, 1919 – 2014

    Genevieve Margaret Higgins
    1919 – 2014

    Bear Valley Springs resident Genevieve Margaret Higgins, 94, passed away in Bakersfield on June 5, 2014.  Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Friday, Jun 06 2014 01:51 PM

    Madge Lucille Householder, 1912 – 2014

    Madge Lucille Householder
    1912 – 2014

    Madge Lucille Householder, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, entered into rest on May 30, 2014.  She was 101 years old.  A memorial service and interment will be held later in June.  For more information, please contact Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897.  A complete obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News.  For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.
     

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