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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Michael Anthony Golackson
1961 – 2014
Michael Anthony Golackson, age 52, passed away on Jan. 26, 2014, in Tehachapi.
Reverend Monsignor Francis Joseph Pointek
1913 – 2014
A DEDICATED LIFE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.woodmortuary.net.