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Phydith Robert Brown was joined with the Lord on Aug. 2, 2020, at his home in Ridgecrest, Calif. Phydith was 80 years old and born on Jan. 10, 1940 in Edisto Island, S.C. The Brown family moved to New York where Phydith graduated from high school in 1959.

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Shirley Evelyn Jensen, beloved wife, mother, stepmother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this earth on Dec. 4, 2020 to rejoin her loved ones who had gone on to Heaven before her. Shirley passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. She touched the lives of many fa…

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Jeanne Louise Gurley entered into rest on Dec. 21, 2020. Jeanne was born on June 30, 1946 in Los Angeles, Calif., to parents Albert Joseph and Gloria Gertrude (Herberts) Roques.

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In loving memory of Paul Gregory Neyer, who went to be with his Lord Jesus on Dec. 19, 2020. Paul was born in 1955, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Alfred Neyer and Margie Gustavson Neyer. He moved to Tehachapi in 2006. He met his wife, Laura Bradford Neyer, in Sacramento and they married in Marc…

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On Dec. 18, 2020, Frank Joseph Bachara passed away at the age of 68. He was born on April 6, 1952 to Eddie and Mary “Dee Dee” Bachara of Tehachapi. Frank married Michelle Carrier on May 8, 1977, and together they raised five sons. He was bi-vocational for many years before becoming the full-…

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“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (Jesus). There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you. So that you will always…

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On Monday, Dec. 14, our beloved Sandy departed for Heaven. As it was for most of their 56 plus years of marriage, her husband Dave was at her side when she passed. Sandy had struggled with pulmonary disease for the past two years and ultimately succumbed to complications related to the COVID virus.

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Allan Paul Jackson passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 6, 2020. He passed away at the Anaverdes Villa residential care facility in Palmdale, Calif. The family’s plan is to have a memorial service for Allan next year. A small interment service is planned for family members.

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Michael Frederick Metzger, 71, passed away on Dec. 3, 2020, at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Mike was born on Oct. 17, 1949, in Oakland, Calif. He resided in Lancaster for more than 50 years and in 2003 relocated to Tehachapi with his wife and family. Mike is survived by his wife, Robyn; son…

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Jerry Wayne Harris was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Nov. 12, 1944, to Herman Spencer Harris and Helen Frances Lanterman. After graduating South High in Bakersfield, Jerry went on to work in farming, he then worked 20 years for Columbian Chemicals Co. in the Mojave area. Upon the plant clo…

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Bert William (Bill) Duncan, 94, of Stallion Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at his home. Dan & Susie Duncan were with him as he transitioned from this life where he had been cared for for several years. His beloved wife, Carol Craven Duncan, passed away o…

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Vincent Howard Beazel, 60, passed away on Oct. 24, 2020, in Tooele, Utah. He was born to Annie and Howard Beazel and raised in Frazier Park, Calif. He graduated in 1978 from Quartz Hill High School and soon after served a two-year mission for the Church of Latter-day Saints in Venezuela.

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Carrolynn Faye Fox was born in Tehachapi, Calif., on June 19, 1958. With her favorite activity being to jump in the car and go cruising, Carrolynn was not one to simply sit still. She loved to go out rock hunting, soak in the rays at the beach, and even go out and belt out the occasional tun…

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A tombstone in memory of Henry Schaeffer, a former Tehachapi business owner, was placed recently at Tehachapi’s Westside Cemetery. It is a phenomenal blue pearl granite stone from Norway, provided by Sunset Monuments. It is located at Lot 8 Plot 13, Section A. Henry died Oct. 28, 2018.

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Daniel Francois Botha, 78, a resident of Tehachapi, Calif., unexpectedly died on Nov. 17, 2020, after a short stay in Mercy Downtown Hospital in Bakersfield due to chronic medical conditions, surrounded by his loved ones.

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Norman Haughness passed away unexpectedly at his home in Tehachapi on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. He was 93.

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Born in Tioga, Texas, my husband, and love, of 42 years peacefully passed from this world into the next at home with me by his side. He was my companion in adventure, traveling to Baja pitting for Honda, skiing, dirt-bike riding, and being a horse-crazy wife’s perfect spouse.

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Harold Albert Philip Jr. “Snake” was born on Feb. 22, 1935 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was the only child of Harold Albert and Isabel Marie Phillip. He was raised in Santa Monica, through grade school. His parents moved to Torrance, Calif., before he entered 7th grade.

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Arcangelo Cometa from Tehachapi passed peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the age of 88. Angelo is the son of Benjamin and Beatrice Cometa, born in Rochester, N.Y., on May 26, 1932.

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John Paul Wilson was born on Dec. 25, 1943, in Inglewood, Calif., to John Gordon Wilson (U.S. Navy Reserves, three years) and Marjorie Plowman Wilson (Peterson), and died in Tehachapi, Calif., on April 2, 2020. He was the oldest of four children.

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Joan Veronica McKeehan, 77, passed away at home on Sept. 7, 2020. Services were officiated by Deacon Clyde Davis of Saint Malachy Catholic Church, on Sept. 24, 2020. Interment was at Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin, Calif.

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Betty Jean Burgeis went to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2020. She was born on Dec. 12, 1924 in Tulare, Calif., and over the years lived in Caliente, Cameron, and Tehachapi, Calif.

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Judith Elaine Doser, age 54, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, in Tehachapi, Calif. Judi was born in Wichita, Kan., on Sept. 7, 1965. She was adopted by Richard and Mavis Lasley, who later brought her to California.

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Michael D. Westbeld, 72, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Aug. 29, 2020 at his home after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on Aug. 15, 1948 in Lima, Ohio, to Warren and Irene Westbeld.

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Charmaine Huetta Rush Livingston was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 20, 1932 to Hugh and Valetta Rush. She was their only child. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She left this life on Sept. 8, 2020 to be with our Heavenly Father.

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A talented and respected man was lost when longtime Tehachapi resident Dennis Wahlstrom, 67, passed away on Aug. 25, which happened to be the anniversary of his father’s passing years earlier.

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Rhina Nichols, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away of natural causes on Aug. 15, 2020.

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Jerold Lee Pittard passed away peacefully in the arms of his son Aug. 10, 2020. He was 85. Jerry was born Dec. 19, 1934 in Crawsfordville, Iowa, the first child of the late Howard and Glessie Pittard.

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George Leroy Nelson, resident of Tehachapi, Calif., passed unexpectedly and peacefully while visiting his favorite desert oasis near Independence, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2020. This mine area reminded him of his childhood growing up on a farm with an artesian well and a coal mine.

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Kathleen Melendy Gilbert was born in Fallon, Nev., on March 14, 1941, to George and Halina Melendy. She is survived by her younger brother Patrick; her niece, Kelly; and her husband, Mike Gilbert, of Tehachapi. She spent the first 12 years of her life in Fallon and described a pleasant small…

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Margaret Louise Line, formerly Black, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this life on Aug. 9, 2020, to rejoin her loved ones who had gone on before. Margaret died peacefully surrounded by members of her family.

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On the morning of Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, Paul Roger Beckett, loving husband and father, was called home to his Heavenly Father. Paul, at the age of 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep after his long struggle against Parkinson’s disease.

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Mary Esther Gordon, endearingly known as “Mum,” “Grandma,” and “Great-Nan” to her seven children, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, was born on Dec. 24, 1927 in Heathfield, Devon, England to James and Lillian Wright. There she found her first love o…

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William “Bill” Smith went to be with His Lord on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 while in Bishop, Calif., with his wife, Linda, by his side. Giant in stature, he leaves a great hole in our hearts needing to be filled. His desire would be that we fill it with Jesus.