Recent Obituaries

  • Friday, Jan 17 2014 10:38 AM

    William Everett Collingsworth, 1925 - 2014

    William Everett Collingsworth
    1925 – 2014

    Services were held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, for 88-year-old William "Bill" Everett Collingsworth, who passed away on Jan. 16, 2014.  For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Jan 17 2014 10:17 AM

    Barbara (Bobbie) Elaine Wonert, 1930 - 2014

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    Barbara (Bobbie) Elaine Wonert
    1930 - 2014

    Bobbie Wonert, a former 20 year resident of Tehachapi, passed away in a Chico hospital on Jan. 2, 2014 with a daughter and grandson at her side. She was 83 years old. A memorial service was held Jan. 15, 2014 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church in Paradise.

  • Friday, Jan 17 2014 08:30 AM

    Roselyn "Roz" Kehoe, 1933 - 2014

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    Roselyn “Roz” Kehoe
    1933 - 2014

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Roselyn “Roz” Kehoe will be held at Saint Malachy Catholic Church on Friday morning, Jan. 24, 2014, at 9 a.m.; and interment will follow at Tehachapi Public Cemetery - Eastside. Reception is to immediately follow at the Saint Malachy Catholic Church Hall.

  • Thursday, Jan 16 2014 04:15 PM

    Jo Ann Thompson

    Jo Ann Thompson

    Jo Ann Thompson, 79, of Tehachapi, formerly of Dubois, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield.  Arrangements are pending under the direction of Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

  • Wednesday, Jan 15 2014 08:09 AM

    Ellen Jean Guyon, 1939 - 2014

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    Ellen Jean Guyon
    Jan. 9, 1939 – Jan. 10-2014

    Our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ellen Jean Guyon passed to heaven after 75 years and one day of a wonderful life.  Jean was born in Marshal, Minn., to Donald and Thelma Bamford and raised on a farm which she spoke of with the fondest memories.

    She met the love of her life, Airman Stan Guyon, when her brother Donn brought him home on their leave.  Our parents were married for over 57 years and raised four children in Highland Park. They moved to Tehachapi on their 80 acres of land in the Sand Canyon area in 1988 where our dad retired and mom continued to work.

  • Monday, Jan 13 2014 03:25 PM

    Daphne Joan Dineley, 1926 - 2014

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    Daphne Joan Dineley
    Dec. 11, 1926 – Jan. 5, 2014

    Daphne Joan Dineley, 87, passed away peacefully at her daughter and son-in-law’s home on Jan. 5, 2014.  Daphne, also affectionately known by many as “Momma Jo” or simply “Jo”, was born in Bloomington, Neb. on Dec. 11, 1926.  She and her family moved from Nebraska to Milton when she was a young child, where she lived until she married her husband Jack on Aug. 9, 1947.  They lived in Big Creek and then in Visalia until they moved to Tehachapi in 1961, where they raised their two children, Tom and Terrie.  They grew to love their community and made many wonderful friends.  They spent many happy years there until Jack passed away in 2008 and Jo’s health declined.  In 2012 Jo moved to Pauls Valley, Okla. to be cared for by her daughter Terrie.  Although she missed her friends in Tehachapi, Jo learned to love Oklahoma as well.  She soon realized that people in Oklahoma were very friendly and kind-hearted, and that she loved spending time with and being cared for by her loved ones.  She enjoyed country living to the fullest and found that one of her favorite past-times was to watch the ducks on the pond or the brilliantly red cardinal birds which resided right outside of her new home.

  • Friday, Jan 10 2014 10:45 AM

    Agnes "Aggie" Solis Hernandez, 1928 - 2014

    Agnes "Aggie" Solis Hernandez
    1928 – 2014

    Services are scheduled for 85 year old Agnes Solis Hernandez, who passed away at her home on Jan. 6, 2014.  A Vigil Service and Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 6 p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church.  The Mass of the Resurrection will be on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 9 a.m., also at the church.  The Rite of Burial will be at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, California, at 12:30 p.m.  Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit

  • Thursday, Jan 09 2014 10:25 AM

    Dale Stephen Dennis, 1951 - 2013

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    Dale Stephen Dennis
    1951 – 2013

    Dale Stephen Dennis, age 62, passed away suddenly on Dec. 26, 2013 at San Joaquin Community Hospital.

  • Thursday, Jan 09 2014 08:11 AM

    Cleta Mae Williams, 1932 - 2014

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    Cleta Mae Williams
    1932 – 2014

    Jan. 1, 2014, Cleta passed away at her home at the age of 81, with her family by her side.

  • Wednesday, Jan 08 2014 03:19 PM

    Lorraine Beatrice Haley, 1920 - 2013

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    Lorraine Beatrice Haley
    1920 – 2013

    Lorraine Beatrice Haley passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Dec. 19, 2013, at the age of 93.

    Born to a Danish mother and French Canadian father on July 26, 1920, Lorraine Beatrice Mailloux had a large extended family and two older brothers. Growing up in Bismarck, N.D., Lori was a pretty girl who became a beautiful woman with a penchant for style. This led her to a brief career as a licensed beautician. She later moved to South Dakota and worked 15 years as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell.

  • Wednesday, Jan 08 2014 03:16 PM

    Glen Arnold Rentchler, 1928 – 2014

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    Glen Arnold Rentchler
    1928 – 2014

    California native Glen Arnold Rentchler was born on Feb. 26, 1928, in Culver City and went to be with the Lord on Jan. 4, 2014, at the age of 85.  He lived in the Antelope Valley and Tehachapi for the past 59 years.

    Glen was a Navy veteran with six years of service, and an avid outdoor enthusiast.  He worked in the food industry for 25 years before going into business as a tax preparer and consultant.  He was also a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Tehachapi, where he always enjoyed working with the youth.

  • Tuesday, Jan 07 2014 11:21 AM

    Herman Lloyd Shuping, 1921 – 2014

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    Herman Lloyd Shuping
    1921 – 2014

    Shuping age 92, passed away Jan. 1, 2014 at the Antelope Valley Hospital.  Shuping was born in Forgan, Okla., but lived most of his youth in Texas, graduating from Tipton High School in 1940 before moving to California.  He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from EAFB in 1976 after ;more than 30 years of service.  He started a new career, in charge of the golf carts at the Horse Thief Golf and Country Club of Stallion Springs outside of Tehachapi, that lasted an additional 20 years; however whenever one of his friends came by, he had no trouble closing up shop and accompanying them for a round of golf.  He moved back to Lancaster in 2001 where he resided until his death.

    Shuping had four children from his first marriage to Doris Kimbro; H.L. Shuping Jr. (Charlene); Nancy (Bill) Clark; Rodney Shuping (Gail) and John Shuping (Stephanie).  Shuping is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Payne Shuping and her three children, Stephen Wilkison (Carole); Susan Wilkison Bond (Paul) and Denise Shuping Hall.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, RV Shuping of Merced.  He is preceded by his sister Helen Pilcher.  A celebration of Shupe's Life was held on his 92nd birthday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Christ Our Savior United Methodist Church in Quartz Hill followed by a reception attended by many members of his family, friends from workplace and friends from his duplicate Bridge Club.  Shupe played duplicate bridge twice a week until his final two and one-half months.  No further services will be held.

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