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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…

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Margaret Emily Collins, 89, passed away quietly at home on Sept. 14, 2021, with loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 17, 1931, to Gladys and Lloyd Pullen in Bakersfield, Calif. Her father worked in the Mojave, Calif., area during World War II as part of the “SEABEE” Construction B…

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Jon Byron Apathy died peacefully at home in Tehachapi, Calif., on Sept. 11, 2021, after a one-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, daughters and sister. He was 68 years old.

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Charles Loy Lander, AKA Todd Lander, went home to our Lord on Aug. 24, 2021, after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born in 1947, Todd grew up in rural Red Bluff, a small town in Northern California. The oldest of six children in his family, Todd spent much of his childhood swimming competitiv…

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Glenda Rose Fuller went to be with her Lord at the age of 83 on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Bakersfield, Calif. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly. A private interment will be held at a later date.

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Darlene Brown was born in Soledad, Calif., on Sept. 11, 1940 to Arvle and Elva Moore. She grew up in Merced, Calif., where she graduated High School. Darlene attended college in Sacramento, and again in Merced. She worked as a secretary for various military branches during the Vietnam War an…

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Luke Allen Minghelli, in his 38 years, lived a life that most only read about in storybooks. He thrived on adventure and embraced challenges, all of which made him a resilient husband, father, son, brother and friend.

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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and Friend, Don Kueneman. On July 29, 2021, Don passed peacefully, at home. He loved his family and friends so very much. We will miss his amazing heart. We will miss his sense of humor and laughter. Through his living e…

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Valerie Peacon, 58, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away June 23, 2021 at Adventist Health Tehachapi after a few years battling cancer. Her family was blessed to be by her bedside, held her hands and played and sang the songs she loved.

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Martha “Marti” Overfield, age 76, longtime resident of Tehachapi, passed away July 28, 2021.

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Catherine Louise Rowland passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Antelope Valley Hospital, from a severe asthma attack. She was born in Taft, Calif., on Sept. 5, 1958. She moved to Tehachapi in 1974 and started her family in 1976. She remained in Tehachapi to raise her family.

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Fredrick Lee Hamilton went home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2021. He was born on June 3, 1938, in Brookfield, Mo.

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Danny Lee Ingram was 82 years of age at the time of his passing on June 12, 2021. He had made his home in the Tehachapi area for 47 years. The past 27 years he was loved and cared for by his life partner, Carol Lawhon.

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Claudia Rae Blodget passed away June 28, 2021 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born June 24, 1952 to Kirby Stevenson and Vivian Janet (Archibald) Blodget in Bakersfield, Calif.

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Longtime resident of Bear Valley Springs Barbara Mason passed away in the evening of June 15, 2021.

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Enrichment Program director, loving neighbor, dedicated Tehachapi community member, beloved wife and mother graduated from her Kinder Care program, June 24, 2021, in her home. Lucia Ruble, 90, is survived by her eternal companion, George Ruble; her son, Aaron; her daughter, Missie; and seven…

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On June 8, 2021, Emily Ann Bohl passed away unexpectedly in Bear Valley, Calif. She was 21 years old.

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Anna Steger Moloney passed away peacefully at her home in Bear Valley Springs on July 2, 2021, with her beloved dogs Benji and Rascal and cat Cassie by her side.

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Patricia Clay, also know by “Grammie,” passed onto the next life on June 22, 2021. Pat was born in Redondo Beach, Calif., on Sept. 25, 1930. Being born a year after The Great Depression began, were trying times; however, her father worked hard, instilling in young Patsy a strong work ethic, …