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Theresa Marie Foster gently passed away on the afternoon of Aug. 17, 2019, with her loving family by her side. Theresa was born on Jan. 18, 1941, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Elizabeth and Charles Cotant. Theresa was the seventh of eight children, growing up initially in the Midwest state of Iowa…

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Lisa Jean Miller Rijfkogel was born Aug. 24, 1964, in Ventura, Calif. She died at the age of 54. Her parents are Ross Edward Huth and Shirley Jean Smith. Her Celebration of Life will be held in Tehachapi, Calif., on Aug. 31, 2019.

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Theresa Marie Foster of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on Aug. 17, 2019. Mass will be held at St. Malachy Catholic Church on Tuesday Aug. 27, at 11 a.m.

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Douglas William Griffith entered into eternity with his Savior on Aug. 2, 2019, at his home in Bear Valley Springs.

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Faye Ables, daughter of John Rickman and Dora McCafferty, was born in Fillmore, Calif., on Oct. 18, 1931. Faye married R.W. Ables on July 5, 1945 when she was 14 years old.

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Andrea (Andy) L. Briscoe, 92, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019, in her Golden Hills home surrounded by her family. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 26, 1926, and was raised by her adopted parents, Charles and Maude Brady. She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School of …

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Dianne Hunter, age 71, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the home of her brother in Ramona, Calif. Dianne was born on Oct. 19, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nev., to the late Carol Brundage Bradley and Nye Kimble Bradley. She grew up in Las Vegas and attended the newly opened Western High Schoo…

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It's really hard to say goodbye to someone you love. But death came and now Wilma is in Heaven with Jesus, and can't you imagine her excitement at all the things she has been shown!

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Charles Roger Smith (Chuck) died peacefully June 26 at Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles at the age of 79. His wife of 55 years, Donna Smith (Wold), daughter Kimberly Smith, and son Charles Smith were at his side. Chuck is survived by his sister-in-law Judy Smith, niece Julie Tracy Gibbons…

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Dorothy Louise Damian (“Nana”) was surrounded by her immediate family when she passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Bakersfield, Calif. Dorothy suffered a brief illness in the weeks prior to her unexpected passing.

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Deena was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Sophie and Max Rosen; a high school English teacher, and certified public accountant, respectively.

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Jerry Lynn Loyd, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away in the early hours of June 20, 2019. Jerry was born in Dover, Ariz., to parents, Luther and Moria Loyd.

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William “Bill” Barlow, owner of Quality Refinishing and Clock Repair, passed away June 18, 2019 in Tehachapi, Calif. Bill was born March 30, 1940 in Wallingford, Conn., to Dorothy and Edward Barlow Sr.

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Harry Kam Jr. was born on Feb. 4, 1933, in Oxnard, Calif., and passed away after battling a long illness on March 26, 2019, in Lancaster, Calif. He resided for more than 40 years in Tehachapi, Calif.

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Sheila Jean (Doen) Saranpa, of Bear Valley Springs, Calif., peacefully went home to the Lord surrounded by her family on June 13, 2019. She was 87.

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Martin Paul Matheny went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 29, 2019. Martin was born in Fort Lupton, Colo., along with his twin brother, Michael, who preceded him in passing on Jan 29, 2014.

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Cappy Stephens of Tehachapi, Calif., entered into rest on June 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mountain Bible Church in Tehachapi.

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Ellen K. Jackson of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully passed away on June 6, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Bear Valley Church in Tehachapi.

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Col. (R) Lloyd Richard Laycook, 88, died on May 30, 2019, at Dixie Regional Hospital in Saint George, Utah, from complications of a fall. He was born on July 9, 1930, in Bakersfield, Calif., to William Lloyd Laycook and Neva Novella Stussy, the second of five children.

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Wanda Fay Reed was born April 15, 1931, in Cowlington, Okla., and passed away in Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 31, 2019.

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Linda Laing, of Ramona, Calif., passed away on April 28, 2019. She was born May 26, 1953 in La Jolla, Calif., to William and Anne (Penniman) Ferguson. She graduated from Pacific University in Oregon and married James Palmer in 1975. After her divorce, she married Ralph "Chris" Laing in 1989.

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Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Worthington, MN, Leory went home to be with the Lord Jesus on his 83rd birthday, Jan. 28, 2019. Leroy died unexpectedly at his home in Tehachapi, Calif.

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Ramona M. Mills, 81, of Benton, Ark., passed away May 24, 2019. She was born Sept. 28, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Cappie and Lilly (Shim) Smith.

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Ronald C. Hauerwaas, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed into the eternal arms of his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2019.

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Tehachapi resident Juan Antonio Sillas passed away on May 21, 2019, in Tehachapi, Calif. He was 21 years old.

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Augustine Canales of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully passed away on May 18, 2019. Services are pending.

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Leon Harkey passed away on May 17, 2019. He was 77 years old. His daughter, Paige Harkey; son, Noel Harkey; wife, Becky Gates; and her daughter, Joelle, were at his bedside. In recent months Leon’s health quickly declined due to congestive heart failure. Leon is also survived by Renata Facci…

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Tehachapi resident, Juan Antonio Sillas, passed away on May 21, 2019, in Tehachapi, Calif. He was 21 years old.

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Karen L. Hayes-Baratta, 59, of Bear Valley Springs, Calif., unexpectedly passed away at her home, in the early hours of Friday, May 17, 2019.

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Johnnie Fink sadly passed away on May 11, 2019 in Atwater, Calif. He was born in Oklahoma on March 13, 1927. He raised his family in Quartz Hill, Calif.

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Nona Darlene Ford was born in Whittier, Calif., to William J. Morris and Ruth J. Morris. On Friday, May 3, 2019, Nona went to be with her Lord and Savior while in the comfort of Frank Wojack and Stacy Waterworth’s (daughter) home in Bear Valley Springs, Calif.

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Daniel F. Hackler of Hanford, Calif., peacefully passed away at home on April 30, 2019. A graveside service will be held at the Tehachapi Public Cemetery- Eastside, on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 11 a.m.

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Helen Juette, age 99, joined the folks in Heaven on April 22, 2019, passing peacefully at her residence in Bakersfield, Calif. Mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle in Bakersfield on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at West Side Cemetery, Tehachapi on Saturday, …

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The spirit of Panny Lopez Benavides left her home in Tehachapi, Calif., to return to her home in heaven on April 18, 2019 at the age of 78.

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Ernest Edward Harris Jr. of Tehachapi, Calif., peacefully passed away at home on April 13, 2019. Born to parents Ernest Edward Harris Sr. and Bonnie Lynn Harris, on Aug. 6, 1943, in Santa Maria, Calif.

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On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Robert “Bob” Slusher went to be with his Lord and Savior while in the comfort of his home in Tehachapi, Calif. A service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Tehachapi Church of the Nazarene. Following the church service, a graveside service…

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Monte James Newman was born to Mons and Maybelle Newman on Dec. 9, 1930, in Santa Monica, Calif. He passed peacefully on March 24, 2019, in Bakersfield, Calif.