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Diane Kay Elderson, 86, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully in a Bakersfield hospital on Jan. 6, 2020 with her daughters at her side.

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Barbara Doria, 87, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 23, 2019 after a long illness. Barbara was born on July 23, 1932 in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Longtime Stallion Springs resident Fred L. Adams, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Dec. 28, 2019. He was an avid fisherman, Civil War expert, and a lifetime member of the Tehachapi Sportsman Club.

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Terence Brady of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Dec. 28, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service, located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA 93561.

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Arthur William Wolford, of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Dec. 27, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3, 2020 at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA 93561. Wear your favorite team jersey.

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Linzel Ray “Rusty” Snider was no ordinary man. He was a realist, an honest man, a straight shooter, a leader, a brother, a friend to the end, a loving father, the world’s coolest Popo and above all, he was a good guy.

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Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Barbara Jean Besenthal, went home to be with the Lord, Friday morning, Dec. 6, at the age of 92, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Larry and Violette Rinn. She was the el…

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Linda Ann (Wedemeyer) Hyrchuk, age 67, passed away at her home in Bear Valley Springs, Calif., in the company of her husband on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. She bravely battled pancreatic cancer for over a year. From her birth in Sacramento, Calif., on Jan. 29, 1952, until her death, she nouris…

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John G. Grenek, at the age of 98, entered eternal rest on Nov. 26, 2019, at home with his family by his side. He will be laid to rest with Honors at Bakersfield National Cemetery.

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Celine Anne Larson, the daughter of Russell Albert Carlson and Lindsey Teresa (Sampson) Carlson, was born May 24, 1984 in Lancaster, Calif., and passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at her home in Belleville, Kan., at the age of 35 years, 6 months, and 15 days.

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Esmaeel Yazdanipour went to be with his Lord on Nov. 29, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held on Dec. 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Phillip Wyman, loving father and grandfather who served for 18 years in the California Legislature, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Tehachapi at the age of 74. He was surrounded by his family as his battle with cancer ended.

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Charles Lineberger passed away Oct. 2, 2019, from cancer in his home in Nampa, Idaho. His wife, "Babe," and niece, Carla Britt, were by his side.

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Stanley James Guyon was born on Jan. 20, 1933, to James and Edith Guyon, in Fremont, Neb. He passed away peacefully at home in Sand Canyon (Tehachapi) on Nov. 19, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.

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Rubien Dee Brandon passed peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Rubien was born on the 4th of July in Borger, Texas. He was commonly known to his high school friends as “Tex.”

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Stanley James Guyon of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Nov. 19, 2019. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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Wave Wahnita Housholder passed away in her home peacefully on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Arkansas on Dec. 16, 1933 to George and Beulah Drain. She was the youngest of three children. Her family moved to California and made Tehachapi their home in 1945.

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Gayle Palmer of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Nov. 4, 2019. There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Carol Ann Carnish (Stewart) went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 27, 2019 in Bakersfield, California. She will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery located in Bakersfield, California. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth, and father, Carl Carnish.

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Susan Higgins Hansen was born in Brentwood, Calif., on June 30, 1934, and graduated into Heaven on Oct. 31, 2019, in Tehachapi, Calif.

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Joseph Michael Wiehn earned his Angel wings on Oct. 16, 2019. His tiny feet left large footprints on the hearts of all who loved him.

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Dorothy Morris passed away peacefully on Oct. 19, 2019, after fighting the good fight with five years of health challenges. She was surrounded by love and beautiful testimonies of the many lives she touched.

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In the presence of family, Joyce went to meet the Lord on Oct. 24, 2019, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born on Jan. 6, 1948, in Wasco, Calif. She was a loving wife, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

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The Tehachapi Valley lost a kind, interesting and community-minded man with the passing of Harold Cox, 84, on Oct. 20. Harold had been battling cancer but was still able to get around, and only a few weeks ago celebrated his 84th birthday at Kelcy's Restaurant surrounded by a large group of …

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Carolyn E. Fitzwater, 72, died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. She was raised in Bakersfield, Calif., by her parents R.C. and Norma Austin. She is survived by her three daughters: Shelly D. Sprouse of Bakersfield; Tory (Ken) White of Mount Zion, Ill.; and Darcey (…

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Jerry Guardado left Tehachapi, Calif., unexpectedly, on Oct. 2, 2019, Heaven bound. The interment will be on Oct. 18, 2019, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd., in Arvin at 9:15 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m., at Bear Valley Church, 26180 Platea…

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Jerry Guardado of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Oct. 2, 2019. Interment will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery on Oct. 18, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow on Oct. 18, 2019 at 1 p.m., located at Bear Valley Community Church, 26180 Plateau Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561.

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Harold “Butch” Earl Kurczeski of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Oct. 6, 2019. A visitation will be held on Oct. 19, 2019, at 5 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA, 93561.

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Robert Wallace Thede of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Sept. 24, 2019. Burial with military honors will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery with Patriot Guard leaving Woods Family Funeral Service at 8 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019. Following will be a memorial service at Abundant Life Chu…

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Beverly Jean Lane Bemis was born Nov. 13, 1936 and died unexpectedly on Aug. 12, 2019. She was born to Earl and Frances Lane in West Lebanon, N.H.

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Surrounded by her family, Charlotte Mae (Leiva) Villalobos, age 90, crossed over to be with our Heavenly Father on Sept. 18, 2019 at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. She was born March 13, 1930, during a blizzard in a small mountain cabin nestled in the foothills of Tehachapi, Calif. Her father…

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Beverly Lane Bemis of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Aug. 12, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at Tehachapi Community Congregational Church located at 100 E. E St. Tehachapi, CA 93561.

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Wenceslao Ortiz of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Sept. 15, 2019. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc., located at 321 W. F St., Tehachapi, CA. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m.

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Mary Jean Owen, a resident of Tehachapi, Calif., died at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 13, 2019, at the age of 92.

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With profound sadness, we announce the passing of longtime Tehachapi resident Anthony Robert Lopez. Anthony was born on Jan. 29, 1964, in Los Angeles, Calif., and joined our Lord Savior on Aug. 21, 2019.

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Julie was born in a house, in the oilfields of east Bakersfield. She attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1940.