Recent Obituaries

  • Friday, Sep 26 2014 11:20 AM

    Darlene Jasper, 1946 - 2014

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    Darlene Jasper
    1946 - 2014

    Darlene Jasper went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Tehachapi.

    She was born to Durward Ross Trolinger and Loleta Salome Trolinger on Aug. 10, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was raised in Albuquerque, N.M. and attended college at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. There, she met the love of her life, Harry Jasper. They were married on June 14, 1966. They spent 48 wonderful years of marriage together.

  • Friday, Sep 26 2014 10:49 AM

    Gary Duane Sheller, 1932 - 2014

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    Gary Duane Sheller
    1932 - 2014

    Gary Duane Sheller, 81, son of Lyle and Berdella (Nerem) Sheller, passed away Sept. 23, 2014, at his Bear Valley Springs home. He was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Rippey, Iowa and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.

    During World War II, the family moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where his dad was stationed at Farragut Naval Station.

  • Monday, Sep 22 2014 08:29 AM

    Frances Marian Long

    Frances Marian Long

    Tehachapi resident Frances Marian Long, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014. Burial will be at a later date at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Monday, Sep 22 2014 08:21 AM

    Darlene Jasper, 1946 - 2014

    Darlene Jasper
    1946 - 2014

    Tehachapi resident Darlene Jasper, 68, went home to her Savior, on Sept. 18, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, located at 1049 S. Curry St., Tehachapi. A full obituary will follow in next weeks paper Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Friday, Sep 19 2014 10:17 AM

    Thomas Joseph Gaura, 1954 - 2014

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    Thomas Joseph Gaura
    1954 - 2014

    Thomas Joseph Gaura, 60, passed away Sept. 12, 2014, in his Tehachapi home. He was born on April 15, 1954, in Libertyville, Ill. to his parents, Joseph Charles and Louise Grace Pflug Gaura of Illinois. He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in 1971, attended a trade technical school to become a plumber, and went to work for the County of Los Angeles where he worked for 29 years. In 1986, Tom met his wife-to-be, Reina Gay Gray. They were married in Incline Village, Nev. in 1990.

    Tom enjoyed dirt bike riding, camping, golfing, and his family and friends.

  • Thursday, Sep 18 2014 11:59 AM

    Lacreasha Lowder, March 19, 1972 – Sept. 11, 2014

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    Lacreasha Lowder
    March 19, 1972 – Sept. 11, 2014

    Lacreasha Lowder, 42, passed away on Sept. 11, 2014. A celebration of life will take place on Oct. 3, 2014, 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Ruckers Mortuary in Pacoima, 12460 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima 91331. Please contact the family for details (661)750-9127.

  • Friday, Sep 12 2014 01:50 PM

    Laura Janette Myers, 1964 - 2014

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    Laura Janette Myers
    1964 - 2014

    Laura Janette Myers, 50, of Tehachapi passed away Monday, Sept., 8, 2014. She was born on Feb., 16, 1964 in Lancaster. She is survived by her husband, Richard Myers; also her son and his wife, Wyatt and Kim Misiura; daughter, Kodie Misiura; step-daughter and her husband, Sumer and Chris Masters. Her son, Adam Misiura, preceded her in death. Laura also leaves her mother, Freda Keeling; her sister and husband, Susie and Kerry Thuren; brother and his wife, Cliff and Melinda Keeling; and sister, Linda Keeling; in-laws Eric and Cheryl Myers, and Dan and Shauna Rushing; numerous nieces and nephews, Madyson and Tyler Rushing, Cameron and Clayton Keeling, and Jake and Lacie Thuren.

    Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wood Family Funeral Service Inc. For condolences please visit

  • Thursday, Sep 11 2014 04:29 PM

    Marjorie Mae Wyatt “Marge”, 1928 – 2014

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    Marjorie Mae Wyatt
    1928 – 2014

    Marjorie Mae Wyatt passed from this life on Aug., 25 at Keck Hospital of USC where she had a complicated heart valve replacement in May and had to return for assessment of unsatisfactory recovery from the surgery and subsequent pneumonia.

    Marjorie was born at home in Littlerock on Thanksgiving Day, 1928, to Ross L. and Clara M. Raymond. She and her year-older sister, Ruth had a happy life growing up on their father's farm in Littlerock.

  • Thursday, Sep 11 2014 12:02 PM

    Carmen Piper Hemenway, 1920 - 2014

    Carmen Piper Hemenway
    1920 - 2014

    Tehachapi resident Carmen Piper Hemenway, 94, passed away on Sept., 7, 2014. Carmen will be buried at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hoffmann Hospice. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences visit

  • Friday, Sep 05 2014 10:22 AM

    Nancy Lee Brookhart, 1935 - 2014

    Nancy Lee Brookhart
    1935 - 2014

    Nancy Brookhart, 79, passed away on Aug., 31, 2014. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences please visit

  • Wednesday, Sep 03 2014 04:51 PM

    Tammy Ann Wallace (Bennett), March 18, 1961-Sept., 1, 2014

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    Tammy Ann (Bennett) Wallace
    March 18, 1961 – Sept. 1, 2014

    On Sept. 1, 2014, Tammy Ann Wallace went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She was at home surrounded by her family.

    Tammy was a true warrior who fought to the very last minute. She saw the good in all things and was the first to offer a helping hand. You did not even have to ask. It is unknown how many people she helped with her daily updates on her incredible journey. She made a “Bucket List” and her family made sure that it was completed. Once it was completed she started a new one. She said, “Got to have a plan and things to do." Her last wish: Disneyland. Thanks to her friends and family, that wish came true. Disneyland rolled out the “Red Carpet” for her.

  • Friday, Aug 29 2014 08:43 AM

    Dirce Marie do Valle Quadros Drucker "Dirce Drucker", 1943 - 2014

    Dirce Marie do Valle Quadros Drucker
    "Dirce Drucker"
    1943 - 2014

    Dirce Drucker of Bear Valley Springs, entered into rest on August 28, 2014. She was 70 years old. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. A full obituary will appear in the next week's edition of the Tehachapi News. Wood Family Funeral Service has assisted the family with the arrangements. For condolences please visit

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