Barry Breen of Melbourne, Fla. passed away on, Dec. 30, 2014, at the age of 69 years old from a rare illness, Familial Amyloidosis, which he had been suffering with for nearly a decade or more. Breen lived in Tehachapi from 1985 to 2003, and had served as a member of the Airport Commission, as vice-president of the Tehachapi Health Care District, and as president of the Tehachapi Unified School District Board. He was employed at both China Lake Naval Weapons Center and then at Edwards Air Force Base while living in Tehachapi, with his last 15 years at Edwards. One of his past roles was chief of the Avionics Engineering Flight/Ground Test Division. Barry was deeply involved in developing the merit pay system at Edwards known as “CCAS” and frequently led hiring initiatives for new, highly qualified engineers, including developing internship opportunities for college students during the Summer. Breen was also the adoptive father of John Breen who died of the pneumonic plague in 1995; John had been born in Colombia and was adopted by Barry several years earlier.
Breen, was born in Santa Monica on Sept. 6, 1945, and was raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, living in the cities of Encino, Tarzana and Northridge. He attended Sequoia Junior High School, and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1963. He grew up across the street from Roy Rogers as a 6 to 12 year old in the early San Fernando Valley. His Father, Cy Breen, died at the age of 100 in 2012 and was also well known in the Los Angeles area.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Roene was born on March 21, 1956, in Tombstone, Ariz., to parents Silvia Dawn and Roy Barney. She had three siblings Bill, Lawane and Joni.
A memorial service will be held for Dorothy Sailer at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Joseph's Church located at 12456 Boron Ave., Boron.
Funeral arrangements will be made through Wood Family Funeral Service. Please call the mortuary at 822-6897 for service information. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Joseph's Church located at 12456 Boron Ave., Boron. Interment will be at Mt. McCaleb cemetery in Mackay, Idaho. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
Surrounded by his loving family, Donald Eugene Ward, peacefully and gracefully passed away at his home on Dec. 17. He is survived by his beautiful and faithful bride of 69 years, Dorothy Ward; his three daughters, Dixie Hustead, Donnie Ward, and Dale Martin; son-in-law, David Martin; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; with two more on the way.
His legendary life included interests in philosophy, science and spirituality. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a poet, inventor, writer, risk taker, entrepreneur, singer, and seeker of truth and adventure. His athletic interests through the years included handball, boxing, endurance horse racing, scuba diving, sky diving, and much more.
Melba Ruth Dykes Metzler
Nov. 11, 1927 — Nov. 23, 2014
Melba Ruth Dykes Metzler passed away on Nov. 23 2014.
Melba leaves her two sons and many grand children, and many dear friends. She was married to William Dykes for 37 years and raised his two sons Bob and Mike. After he passed away, she married Robert Metzler and they were married for 18 wonderful years. Robert passed away eight years ago. All of Melba's friends and family will miss her.
Donald Eugene Ward
1925 — 2014
Donald Eugene Ward entered into rest at his home in Hart Flat on Dec. 17, 2014. He was 88 years old. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
Patrick Eugene McElderry was born in Burbank at St. Joseph's Hospital in 1957. He was the first son of Kenneth Eugene and Ada Darlene McElderry. He predeceased by his father, Kenneth; and his younger brother, Daniel. Patrick attended Canyon High School in Canyon Country.
Patrick worked for ten years in shipping and receiving at a large company in Mukilteo, Wash., which he enjoyed very much. He also worked in the roofing industry in Seattle. He injured his back in a fall from a roof which kept him from working a steady job. He also loved working on motorcycles, dune buggies and old cars with his father. They enjoyed riding dirt bikes together.
William Harold Mason passed away on Dec. 11, at his home in Tehachapi. Services will be scheduled at the First Baptist Church on Curry Street. For more information please contact the Wood Family Funeral Service at (661) 822-6897. For condolences please visit woodmortuary.net.