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Irene Gunshinan has been a resident of Tehachapi since her and her husband Bernard built their home in Stallion Springs in 1982. She was always very active with many organizations.

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of former longtime Tehachapi resident Phillip Gerard Moreau at the age of 70. Originally from New Orleans, La., he moved to the Tehachapi area. A gifted hair stylist and mason, he opened Styles by Phil, which became a popular, successful salon for ma…

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Hugh Rodriguez Vasquez, 92, went to be with our Lord on Dec. 31, 2021 in the presence of family. In his final days, Hugh was able to see and visit with each of his children, sharing his love and humor, both traits that he was known for.

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Bonnie Lynn O'Connor, 80, passed peacefully and gracefully on the morning of Dec. 30, 2021, in Tehachapi. She spent her final days surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, under the expert care of Hoffman Hospice’s Stephanie and Lisa.

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Ewald Wolfgang Boesler went to see Jesus on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021, when Germans celebrate Christmas. What a celebration! He wanted to go “out in style” and he surely did, without any pain or suffering. He used to say he was a blessed old man, and now we can say he is a blessed NEW man…

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Sonny Lahorgue was born Arnold Frank Lahorgue on Oct. 26, 1933, in Chino, to Pete and Margaret Lahorgue. Margaret questioned why she named him Arnold when she immediately called him Sonny. He was known as Sonny his entire life.

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John Arthur Ball went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 15, 2021, in Tehachapi. He was born on May 11, 1945, in Gary, Ind., to James and Alice Ball. He was raised in South Gate, where he attended Peace Lutheran Church. He was a Boy Scout and graduated from Lynwood Hi…

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Sharon Louise Coddington unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 13, 2021, in Stallion Springs, Calif., at the age of 73. As was usual, she was with her beloved husband of 49 years, Michael Lowell Coddington; Sharon passed peacefully in his gentle embrace at their home.

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Gilberto Sánchez (Beto), 78, passed away on Dec. 6, 2021. Gilberto was born in Las Cañas, Durango, Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Garcia; his five children, Jesus, Raul, Candelaria, Celia and Nereida; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Roman Gregory Weltin, long time Tehachapi resident, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, after reaching the age of 80 years old. For years Roman fought various illnesses as he struggled to remain active in his families’ lives. Roman died peacefully, while hospitalized from complications with C…

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Judith Ann Mitchell, 82, of Tehachapi, Calif., entered the presence of her LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ on Nov. 24, 2021. A celebration of her life is planned for Jan. 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church.

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Mary Ann “Oma” (Thomas) Cary passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at the age of 80 in Staunton, Ill. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1941, the daughter of the late Arthur L & Mabel (Dols) Thomas. She married her husband, Albert D. Cary, in 1958 in East St. Louis, Ill.

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Iris E. Lehr, 80, Tehachapi, Calif., died Dec. 6, 2021. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care.

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Irene Volpe (Bowers/Brissler) died at home with her family on Nov. 12, 2021, in Tehachapi, Calif., of Alzheimer’s disease at age 91. Her funeral will be held at Rose Hills Cemetery, 3888 Garden of Compassion, lot 2602, space 2.

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On Oct. 15, 2021, Thomas Eli Youngblood Jr., father of three children, transitioned after 63 years. Please remember Tom's family in your prayers. Services are still in the planning stages and will be announced.

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Judith Ann Barker, 57, was called home on Oct. 2, 2021 at her home in Turlock, Calif. Graveside services will be held at Tehachapi Cemetery, 920 Enterprise Way in Tehachapi on Jan. 11, 2022 at 11 a.m.

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Janice Ann Hagen, 67, passed away on Nov. 18, 2021, at her home in Bear Valley Springs. Services will be held at St. Malachy Catholic Church on Dec. 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The officiant will be Father Mark Maxon. Interment will follow at Westside Tehachapi Public Cemetery. A Celebration of …

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Jeanine Mason, of Bakersfield, and 30-year resident of Tehachapi, Calif., died Nov. 1, with family by her side.

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Janice Ann Hagen, 67, passed away on Nov. 18, 2021.

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John F. Sturgeon passed away at the age of 78, on Nov. 11, 2021. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, four children, and 11 grandchildren. John had a long career in the aerospace industry. In addition to his career, he also enjoyed flying, as well as his hobby of remote-control airplanes.

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Wilma Bakman left us on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at her home in Tehachapi. As was typical in her life, her husband, Eric, was with her. She was 70 years old.

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Dr. Sam Conklin, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family and friends in his home in Tehachapi, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2021.

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On Oct. 4, 2021, Laurence Timothy Wilson returned home to the God who created him. Tim was born on July 14, 1935, to William Kenneth and Esther (Hazlett) Wilson in Hollywood, Calif. He married Rose Mary Pasek on June 9, 1962, in Glendale, Calif. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temp…

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Dale Atkinson, 82, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at 1 pm. at St. Jude’s in the Mountain Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St, Tehachapi, Ca., 93561.

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Jake Li was born in a small village on the outskirts of the city of Kunming in the province of Yunnan, China. He attended university in Chongqing, China where he met and fell in love with his wife, Rebecca. After a few years together in China, Rebecca returned to the U.S. and after a separat…

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Gloria M. Fifer was laid to rest on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. She was 90. A lifetime resident of California, Gloria’s life began and ended in Tehachapi. She was the third child born to Benjamin and Petra Martinez on April 20, 1931. Gloria was born by mid-wife in a little house across the str…

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Paul Benz passed away on Sept. 23, 2021, two days shy of his 77th birthday. He was surrounded by family and went peacefully at his home.

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Cal Terrance Fikter was born on Aug. 24, 1952 in St. Joseph, Mich. He married Susan Anderson on Nov. 25, 1972 in Sterling Rock Falls, Ill. In 1975, they moved to Bakersfield, Calif. During their 49-year marriage, they had Christopher Fikter, Kayla Fikter (Bates), and Callie Fikter. Throughou…