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Anita Sophie Tisdel (age 79), beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on Nov. 18, 2022. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 after her mother (Ursula (Katz) Ernst) met her second husband, Hugh Ernst, U.S. Army.

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Joyce Yvonne Stanley of Tehachapi, Calif., was born Oct. 9, 1936 and died Nov. 11, 2022. Services are pending. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care.

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Margo Wells passed away in Hollister, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2022 at the age of 82 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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Edgar Burton Mann Jr. (Eddie), 92, passed away on Oct. 12, 2022 at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Eddie was born in Yuma, Ariz. on Dec. 1, 1929 to his beloved parents, Edgar and Glendene Mann. He graduated Watsonville High School in 1947 and married his wife, Doris, shortly after on Oct. 22, …

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Robert O. Stone was born on Aug. 6, 1931, in Hagerman, Texas. He passed away, surrounded by his wife and family, on Nov. 7, 2022, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 91 years.

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Clarence was born to Carrie Dodd and Newton Ring in House, New Mexico, in a small house that later became his Aunt Vera’s home and the location of the annual family reunion. He grew up on a ranch in the area and had a lifelong dream of owning that ranch someday.

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Nella Jean Hifner, 84, has passed away from this earth, peacefully, into the arms of Jesus our Lord on Nov. 4, 2022 at 5:50 a.m. She lived for 30 years in Tehachapi with her beloved husband of 63 years, Jim Hifner, who preceded her in heaven. She is survived by myself, her only daughter, her…

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Royal Wade Mink of Tehachapi, Calif., was born March 27, 1935 and died Oct. 26, 2022. A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 16, 2022 at Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.

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Julie Ann Chambers of Tehachapi, Calif., was born Sept. 4, 1970 and died Oct. 28, 2022. A service will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 7, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc.

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We are saddened to announce that our Aunt Dorine passed away from lung cancer on Oct. 16, 2022 surrounded by loved ones and her beloved dog, Heidi, in her home in Tehachapi, Calif. Dorine was the youngest of five children born in Bakkum, The Netherlands 89 years ago and is survived by two ol…

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Arno Oscar Wolf Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. He also did a lot of pretty rad things before he died. He surfed. He climbed. He skied and snowboarded. He built things. Rather than a funeral service his family is building a Viking longboat and setting his ashes on fire to send him…

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Rhonda Trott (Dees), 49, passed away Saturday, Oct, 22, 2022. Rhonda was a proud mother to Dylan Trott, the love of Raymond Hanley’s life, and stepmother to Ben and Sam Hanley.

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Chris got to see her Savior face-to-face Aug. 19, 2022 as her earthly body succumbed to the sometimes cruel reality of this fallen world. The last year has been a slow goodbye for her family as her mind held her captive, sometimes allowing her to escape long enough to tell others exactly wha…

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Surrounded by his family… C.J. “Chuck” Villalobos, age 92, crossed over to be with our Heavenly Father on Oct. 9, 2022. at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. He was born April 15, 1930, in San Francisco, Calif. He was brought into this world by his father, Alvaro Portillo-Villalobos, and mother, …

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Rex Haggard was born March 14, 1951, and died Sept. 25, 2022, after fighting a long battle with prostate cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Bakersfield National Cemetery at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd. on Friday, Oct. 21 at 1:15 p.m. Services will be held by Wood Family Funeral S…

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Patrick Joel Davadilla was born on March 16, 1961, in the busy town of Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines. He was the oldest child of Primo Davadilla Jr. and his loving wife, Elisa, who later had another son, Ronald, and precious daughter, Avegale.

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Tessie L. Freeze, 93, Tehachapi/Bakersfield, was born in 1929 and died in 2022. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc.

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Nellie Frances Brewer, 94, of Tehachapi, was born Dec. 5, 1927 and died Oct. 3, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with her care.

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Jill Leanne Dawson passed away from heart problems at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Sept. 23, 2022. She was born to her parents, Don and Charlotte Hunt, at the Lancaster Hospital on June 8, 1968.

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On Sept. 23, 2022, Tehachapi lost a good man. Donald Clifft “Bubba” Snider was born to Clifft and Hazel Snider in Dexter, Mo. In 1947, the whole family, including his brother, Linzel Ray “Rusty,” and two sisters, Delores (Montana) and Roberta (Davis), moved to Tehachapi. He happily lived in …

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Joel Esparza Sanchez, 61, was peacefully called home by the Lord on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at his residence in Tehachapi. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Dec. 21, 1960, he was lovingly raised alongside his sister, Anita, by parents Luis and Ramona Sanchez.

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David Lee Cable, 70, passed away on Sept. 24, 2022. He was born in Tehachapi, Calif., and spent the majority of his life in Boron, Calif., before returning to Tehachapi to live out his last nine years of life.

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George Albert Rafeedie, 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Bear Valley Springs due to heart failure. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend you could count on. He was a man of strong faith in God, a Mason, Shriner and Lifetime member …

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This is what she made. With her hands, her head, and her heart, Joe Ann Derler made a whole life of gathered stories that have expanded across time and geographies, and whose making won’t ever end.

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Patricia Brown, of Tehachapi, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Height Street Skilled Care Facility in Bakersfield, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2022 just days after celebrating her 86th birthday with her family.

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Francisca Esther Verdugo, “Esther”, 91, passed away at her home in Tehachapi, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Esther was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Monolith (Tehachapi) to Jose and Amelia Muro and raised in Tehachapi her whole life. Esther was raised with her two sisters and five brothers.

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Carmen Luna Kehoe was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Honduras, and left her Earthly life in Tehachapi, Calif., entering her heavenly home, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Carmen is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur F. Kehoe Jr. (Art); mother, Rosa Zulema Luna; and father, Maximo Landa. She is su…

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This is not obituary but a story of a life well lived. At just two days before turning 101, my mom, Evelyn Dignam, decided she was ready to leave this earthly plain. Her life, like so many, was full of ups and downs. She lived through the depression. Her childhood was not always a happy one,…

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Donna Mae Ricker (Marzolf), 85, born May 31, 1937, in South Gate, Calif., passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the evening of Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. Donna was a longtime resident of Tehachapi since 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents, …

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The world sadly lost Susan Marie Dalmas of Tehachapi, Calif. She died at age 65 on July 28, 2022. Susan was surrounded by her loved ones and family after a complicated battle with dementia and COVID. She will be remembered for her generous heart and kind smile. Susan enjoyed helping anyone i…

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Gretta Sue Stevens, 79, of Bakersfield, Calif., and a longtime resident of Tehachapi, peacefully passed away on Aug. 10, 2022.

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Cheryl Thompson (Carter) born on July 23, 1942, passed away in the early hours of July 21, 2022. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Grace Carter, her husband, John Thompson, and her brother Robert (Bobby) Carter.

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Wilma Grantham Sanders, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went to her eternal home, and her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ on Aug. 1, 2022. She died peacefully at her home in Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 86 with members of her loving family in attendance at her bedside.

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Donovan Cazier (Steven Donovan Cazier) passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at the young age of 33 on July 20, 2022, in his home in Tehachapi, Calif. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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With sadness and JOY, we announce the change in residence for Thomas James Graham. He left this life and entered paradise on July 25, 2022, surrounded by his wife and children after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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Roxanne Ward was born April 27, 1947, and passed Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Roxanne leaves behind her son, Jim; his daughter, Liliana; and daughter-in-law, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Brandi; son-in-law, Robert, and their daughter, Madasyn of Bakersfield, Calif.; her best friend, Steve Lynn of T…