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Richard Kirk Davis, beloved husband, stepfather and grandfather (Pops), son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Feb.13, 2021, at his home in Deer Park, Wash., after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Paula; stepdaughter, Veronica and grandson, Alexander,…

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Phillip Ray Martin II left to be with our Lord on Feb. 5, 2021. He was born Dec. 16, 1980, in Coalinga, Calif., to Becky and Phillip Martin. Phillip was born with a congenital heart defect. His fight was a daily one that he fought with dignity and bravery. He never questioned "Why me?" Inste…

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Gordon Arnold, 86 years of age, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Wood Family Funeral Services and were officiated by Pastor Kevin Caudle.

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Donald Glynn was born June 18, 1935, in New York to Thomas and Winifred Glynn, but grew up primarily in Franklin, N.J. He attended Franklin High School, and soon after his 19th birthday, he joined the Marine Corps in July of 1954. Don proudly served the Marine Corps, spending 18 months in th…

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Roger Joseph Fiala went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2021, in Tehachapi, Calif., after a long-fought battle with cancer. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Aug. 14, 1938, and was the third son of Joseph Alfred Fiala and Minnie Urban Fiala.

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The family of Jean Lantz would like to invite the community to celebrate the life of a beloved woman. Jean Lantz’s Celebration of Life will be held on March 13 at 11 a.m. Service will take place at the Country Oaks Baptist Church with reception following.

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Beloved husband, father, papa, great-grandpa, brother, pastor, coach and friend. Timmy Joe Gurley was entered into rest on Jan. 27, 2021. Tim was born to the parents of Boyd and Adella Gurley in Burbank, Calif., on Feb. 10, 1948. Tim and his wife, Jeanne, were married March 27, 1965, in Las …

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There will be a memorial service for John Hayes at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road in Tehachapi. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Operation Mobilization at my.omusa.org.

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Victoria Lori Way, also known as Dolly Way, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Victoria was very private about her age and therefore it will not be announced. She was healthy throughout her entire life until a diagnosis in late October 2020 of stage 4 colorectal cancer. After much pain/discomfor…

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clyde Kenneth Roysden, a beloved husband, stepfather, grandfather, loyal friend and our hero. Kenny was born on Sept. 22, 1949, to Mabel Dene Roysden and Avon Roysden, in San Pedro, Calif.

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Steven Kent Reddig was born Nov. 17, 1961 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Darrel and Barbara Reddig. He entered into eternal peace on Jan. 29, 2021, just two weeks after his beloved Momma, with whom he shared a birthday.

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Larger than life, spitfire, kick in the pants, life of the party, hilarious, spunky little lady, a true legend, and a matriarch of Tehachapi … these were just a few of the ways, “Jean the Dancing Machine” had been described. Louise Jean Lantz, 95, passed away in the comfort of her own home o…

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James David Bowen, 74, died Jan. 26, 2021, at Adventist Health Tehachapi from complications of COVID. He was born July 8, 1946, in Hopkinsville, Ky., and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam after high school.

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Venerable Grandmaster Curtis Warren Phillips, 72, lately of Waxahachie, Texas, passed on Dec. 3, 2020. He was born in Long Beach, Calif., on June 26, 1948, and attended school in Ventura.

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Robert Lee Halasey was the third child to James Christopher Halasey and Linna Aurelia Nicholls (Halasey). He was born in Luverne, Minn. Robert passed away peacefully at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dorothy Morrell and John Halasey.

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Barbara Judy Ballard-Reddig was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Nov. 17, 1940 to William A. and Gladys N. Ballard. Barbara (or Judy as she was called by many in her family) married Darrel Ross Reddig on Aug. 15, 1959. Together they raised four children in Bakersfield and Tehachapi, Calif.

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John Martin Hayes was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Dec. 1, 1948, to Margie Mary Hayes and John McConnell Hayes. After graduating from Foothill High School in 1966, John joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his term of service, he attended California State…

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Phydith Robert Brown was joined with the Lord on Aug. 2, 2020, at his home in Ridgecrest, Calif. Phydith was 80 years old and born on Jan. 10, 1940 in Edisto Island, S.C. The Brown family moved to New York where Phydith graduated from high school in 1959.

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Shirley Evelyn Jensen, beloved wife, mother, stepmother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this earth on Dec. 4, 2020 to rejoin her loved ones who had gone on to Heaven before her. Shirley passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. She touched the lives of many fa…

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Jeanne Louise Gurley entered into rest on Dec. 21, 2020. Jeanne was born on June 30, 1946 in Los Angeles, Calif., to parents Albert Joseph and Gloria Gertrude (Herberts) Roques.

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In loving memory of Paul Gregory Neyer, who went to be with his Lord Jesus on Dec. 19, 2020. Paul was born in 1955, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Alfred Neyer and Margie Gustavson Neyer. He moved to Tehachapi in 2006. He met his wife, Laura Bradford Neyer, in Sacramento and they married in Marc…

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On Dec. 18, 2020, Frank Joseph Bachara passed away at the age of 68. He was born on April 6, 1952 to Eddie and Mary “Dee Dee” Bachara of Tehachapi. Frank married Michelle Carrier on May 8, 1977, and together they raised five sons. He was bi-vocational for many years before becoming the full-…

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“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (Jesus). There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you. So that you will always…

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On Monday, Dec. 14, our beloved Sandy departed for Heaven. As it was for most of their 56 plus years of marriage, her husband Dave was at her side when she passed. Sandy had struggled with pulmonary disease for the past two years and ultimately succumbed to complications related to the COVID virus.

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Allan Paul Jackson passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 6, 2020. He passed away at the Anaverdes Villa residential care facility in Palmdale, Calif. The family’s plan is to have a memorial service for Allan next year. A small interment service is planned for family members.

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Michael Frederick Metzger, 71, passed away on Dec. 3, 2020, at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. Mike was born on Oct. 17, 1949, in Oakland, Calif. He resided in Lancaster for more than 50 years and in 2003 relocated to Tehachapi with his wife and family. Mike is survived by his wife, Robyn; son…

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Jerry Wayne Harris was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Nov. 12, 1944, to Herman Spencer Harris and Helen Frances Lanterman. After graduating South High in Bakersfield, Jerry went on to work in farming, he then worked 20 years for Columbian Chemicals Co. in the Mojave area. Upon the plant clo…

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Bert William (Bill) Duncan, 94, of Stallion Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at his home. Dan & Susie Duncan were with him as he transitioned from this life where he had been cared for for several years. His beloved wife, Carol Craven Duncan, passed away o…

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Vincent Howard Beazel, 60, passed away on Oct. 24, 2020, in Tooele, Utah. He was born to Annie and Howard Beazel and raised in Frazier Park, Calif. He graduated in 1978 from Quartz Hill High School and soon after served a two-year mission for the Church of Latter-day Saints in Venezuela.

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Carrolynn Faye Fox was born in Tehachapi, Calif., on June 19, 1958. With her favorite activity being to jump in the car and go cruising, Carrolynn was not one to simply sit still. She loved to go out rock hunting, soak in the rays at the beach, and even go out and belt out the occasional tun…

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A tombstone in memory of Henry Schaeffer, a former Tehachapi business owner, was placed recently at Tehachapi’s Westside Cemetery. It is a phenomenal blue pearl granite stone from Norway, provided by Sunset Monuments. It is located at Lot 8 Plot 13, Section A. Henry died Oct. 28, 2018.

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Daniel Francois Botha, 78, a resident of Tehachapi, Calif., unexpectedly died on Nov. 17, 2020, after a short stay in Mercy Downtown Hospital in Bakersfield due to chronic medical conditions, surrounded by his loved ones.