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Bill McDaniel, or "Uncle Bill" as he was known, was James McDaniel’s older brother. Uncle Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois as the eldest son of the two boys brought into this world by Dr. Paul Wallace McDaniel and Dorothy Eichenlaub McDaniel. Uncle Bill attended elementary and high school …

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Arlene B. Branske passed away in Paso Robles, Calif., with family and friends at her side, on April 16, 2022. She and her husband were residents of Tehachapi, Calif. for many years. They loved their community and church up on the mountain.

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Clifford Baker Hersey, 84, passed away Jan. 5, 2022 in Boise, Idaho. He was born Aug. 21, 1937 in Newhall, Calif., to Virginia (Davis) Hersey and Clifford A. Hersey, and was the oldest of five children.

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Sharon Letha Enge passed away April 14, 2022, in Tehachapi, Calif. She was born Jan. 29, 1932, to Alfred and Letha Kaiser in Portland, Ore. She spent most of her formative years growing up in the Northern Oregon area with her brothers, Richard and Neil, and sister, Linda, including the Orego…

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Russell Patrick O’Quinn, age 93, died April 12, 2022, in the comfort of his Tehachapi home of 34 years. He will be laid to rest at Bakersfield National Cemetery surrounded by close friends and family. A memorial service will be held at Faith Community Church in Palmdale on May 14.

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With favor, Chaplain Joseph Joel Valenzuela was welcomed home to his Heavenly family. He gently passed on March 19, 2022, while holding hands with his beloved wife of 58 years, Nadine.

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David J. Fuller, Major, Reserve National Guard Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), of Stallion Springs, passed away March 22, 2022. Funeral to be announced.

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Bruce, a true Tehachapi native, was born on July 29, 1961, and passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2022, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was the youngest of four children, born to Helen and Leroy Thompson. Bruce spent his entire life in this little valley. Growing up he was active in Cu…

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At 8:51 p.m. on March 24, 2022, a colorful local figure and Krampus called Miles Actually departed this earthly plane for something else. He slipped away holding the hand of his wife, Tamara Arthun (whom he affectionately called Red) while his friend Jane Pojawa read him comments, poems and …

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Joan Ruth Weston died peacefully in her Henderson, Nev., home on Feb. 16, 2022, at the age of 87. Joan was born in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Perry Otis and Alberta Ann Spangler.

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Ellijah James Welton, born Nov. 26, 1988, in Fullerton, Calif., passed away March 26, 2022. His family will remember his tenderness and his never-ending will to make you smile and laugh. He was kind, loyal and strong. When you needed someone most, Eli was there to protect you and made you fe…

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Ethel “Bunty” Davis, beloved mother, grandmother, nurse and Carmelite, died at her home in Concord, Calif., on March 12, 2022, at the age of 91 surrounded by members of her family.

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Catherine Ivy Hensler woke up in the presence of her beloved Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 9, 2022. Born Catherine Ivy Barker in Boone County, Ark., she moved to Pasadena with her family where she met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Hensler, on Aug. 5, 1952. Catherine and Ken faithfu…

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Jeffrey Dean Van Andel went to his eternal Home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2022 at the age of 72. Jeff, the middle child of seven, was born on January 21, 1950 to Abraham and Jennie (Enserink) Van Andel of Ripon, CA. Jeff married Harlene Vander Pol in January of 1975. They ha…

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Dave Pelissero, 68, passed away in his home Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Dave was a resident of Tehachapi for 15 years before moving to Buckeye, Ariz., in 2020.

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Robert L. (Bob) Pettitt was born on Oct. 22nd, 1935, in Hannibal, Missouri, to Virgil and Katherine Pettitt. Due to his father’s work, Bob’s family moved several times during his youth. Upon graduation from high school in Laytonville, CA, Bob enlisted in the US Navy. Four years later, he mar…

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Corinne L McCorkendale, passed away on Feb. 16, 2022, due to cancer. She was born March 28, 1960, in Golden, Colo., to Jack and Joy Gibson. She married her friend and love, Timothy E. McCorkendale, in June of 1992, and together they were blessed with a family of five children: Wendy, Ruth, B…

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Joan Newman, 87, of Bakersfield, was born Aug. 11, 1934 and died Feb. 26, 2022. Woof Family Funeral Service, Inc. 661-822-6897.

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Born Jan. 6, 1935, in Glen Ridge, N.J. to Woodrow and Mary Ryan Angevine. William grew up in the South Orange and surrounding area and went to Catholic schools until his family moved to Lake Shawnee in his third year of high school. He graduated from Roxbury High School in 1954.

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June Pairlee Carpenter, also known lovingly as Junie, little toot, and June bug, 78, of Lebanon, Ind., passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.

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Corinne Lee McCorkendale of California City, Calif., was born March 28, 1960 and died Feb. 16, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. was entrusted with her care. 661-822-6897.

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Lee Aragon Jr., a longtime Tehachapi resident, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Lee was born April 27, 1941, to parents Lee and Delfina Aragon in Denver, Colo. He worked 32 years for California Portland Cement Plant in Mojave.

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Wiley Willis Knowlton was born in the small town of Porum in Muskogae County, Oklahoma, on Dec. 18, 1934 to Roy and Cora Knowlton. He was always proud to be considered an Okie from Muskogae.

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Richard Highland (Dick), an 86-year-old resident of Heyburn, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 in his home. Richard was born March 6, 1935 in Van Nuys, Calif., to Richard and Doris Highland.

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It saddens our hearts to announce the passing of Mary Ellen Nichols. Our amazing and beloved Mom, Sister, Grandma, Great-grandma, Aunt, Cousin, FRIEND.

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Jarrett Carruthers Harlow, 41, originally from Fontana, Calif., was born on Oct. 2, 1980, to parents Tom and Sheila Harlow. He died on Dec. 13, 2021, in Long Beach, Calif. Jarrett spent his youth in Fontana and Tehachapi Calif., and graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1998 ~ doggedly mai…

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Cornelia Catherine Bakker Gollnick, known as “Corky,” passed away in Tehachapi, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2022, one day before her 93rd birthday. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on Jan. 26, 1929, and was the second youngest of nine children born to Jon and Addie Bakker.

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Bonnie Bunn, of Keene, Calif., was born May 12, 1930 and died Feb. 2, 2022.

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Rebecca Sue Warner (Delzer), 61, originally from Tehachapl, Calif., and lived in Reno, Nev., passed away on Oct. 8, 2021 in Los Barilles, Mexico while looking for a location to retire.

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Patrick James "Mike" Moreno of Bear Valley Springs, Calif., succumbed to his battle with cancer on Jan. 25, 2022. He has left behind two daughters, Samantha, 37, and Reyelle, 7.

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Don Donelson, 54, and beloved member of the Tehachapi community, passed away Monday, Jan. 24 in his home.

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Aaron Leon Abbott, born Feb. 13, 1970, was a true native son of Tehachapi, Calif. An alumnus of Tehachapi High (1988) and man of strong Christian values, Aaron was a bright light wherever he went. A soft-spoken man with a tremendous heart, Aaron spent most of his adult life serving his commu…

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Betty Lou Freeman has been a beloved resident of Tehachapi since 1950. Betty was born on Nov. 11, 1921, in Riverside, Calif. Betty spent most of her childhood and early days in Fillmore, Calif., before moving to San Diego, Calif., to partake in the industrious career of sound-proofing B-24 b…

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Harry Stanifer of Tehachapi, Calif., passed on Jan. 7, 2022, at age 91. He was a Korean veteran and the oldest of nine children. Three brothers passed before him, Charles Stanifer of Sandpoint, Idaho; Jim Stanifer of Bakersfield, Calif.; and Ike Stanifer of Phoenix, Ariz.