On the morning of Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, Paul Roger Beckett, loving husband and father, was called home to his Heavenly Father. Paul, at the age of 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep after his long struggle against Parkinson’s disease.
Mary Esther Gordon, endearingly known as “Mum,” “Grandma,” and “Great-Nan” to her seven children, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, was born on Dec. 24, 1927 in Heathfield, Devon, England to James and Lillian Wright. There she found her first love o…
William “Bill” Smith went to be with His Lord on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 while in Bishop, Calif., with his wife, Linda, by his side. Giant in stature, he leaves a great hole in our hearts needing to be filled. His desire would be that we fill it with Jesus.
JR Dayton Collins, 90, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on July 23, 2020 at his home with loving family by his side. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929 in Seminole County, Okla., to James and Helen Collins.
Ellen Virginia Clark Woods passed from this life to be with her Lord and God. She died after a long illness at Kindred Care in West Covina on July 10, 2020. Gennye, as she was known by all her friends and family, was a longtime resident of Rosamond, Calif. She and her family faithfully atten…
Kay Carolyn Boggs left this physical world peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:45 p.m. to continue her spiritual journey and rejoin her beloved husband. She was surrounded by her family that passed before her and family still of this world. Carolyn was born on July 12, 1933, in Soper…
Betty June Culp, wife of Billy Gene Culp and mother to five children, passed away July 30, 2020, having spent 88 years, one month and two days on this earth. Born June 28, 1932, to Russel Thomas and Maurine Phillips Thomas in Point Texas, she was surrounded by family at her home of 20 years …
On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Raymond Wayne Smith “met his maker” at age 85. Ray is survived by his loving wife Gale (Sindorf) Smith, married for 47 years (Aug. 11 would have been their 48th anniversary). He also leaves his children, Brenda (Bruce) Lisiecki, Douglas Smith, Timothy (Donna) Smit…
Elsie Guerra was born April 28, 1926, in Tehachapi, California, to Manuela and Miguel Guerra. She passed away peacefully on July 23, 2020, in Cohutta, Ga., in the presence of family. She is predeceased by all of her siblings: sisters Ruth Lomas, Irma Yates, Rosie Guerra and Annie Guerra and …
Longtime Tehachapi resident Neal Losey died on April 29, 2020, at the age of 77 after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Neal had lived in Tehachapi for almost 50 years and spent most of that time as a cattle rancher.
Delbert Hill, 58, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on July 6, 2020. He was born on Aug, 24, 1961 in Memphis, Tenn., to Cullie Clayton Hill Jr. and Sue Hill.
Our dad, Albert Joseph Pinheiro, joyously exited this earthly life on July 1, 2020. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna, his parents, Joe and Mary, and his older brother, Dan, who valiantly served our country during World War II, giving his life during the Battle of the Bulge.
Ralph McDevitt, 78, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at his home with loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Springfield, Mass., to Frederick and Nancy McDevitt.
Patricia “Pat” Madden-Fahey, 76, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2020, in Northridge, Calif. Pat was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Great Falls, Mont., to Morley and Mildred (McKinlay) Madden.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Tehachapi, Calif., on July 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. for former Tehachapi resident Doris M. Buckner. At the age of 97, Doris entered into eternal rest on April 10, 2020, in Reno, Nev. Doris was born to parents Harry E. and Susan C. …
Jaime “Jimmy” Quiroga, 55, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away on June 18, 2020. The youngest of seven children, Jimmy was born on April 21, 1965 at Tehachapi Hospital. He was raised in Tehachapi, Calif., and graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1983. Jimmy always showed an interest in me…
In the early hours of Thursday, June 11, 2020, Frederick Rudolph Motter, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at age 83. He was at home surrounded by his family as he was called home to his Heavenly Father.
Jennifer Leigh Williams (affectionately known as “Petes”), 55, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, after a long battle with autoimmune disease and chronic pain. She was born on April 14, 1965 in Panorama City, Calif., to Andre and Barbara Wetta.
“How do I be good?” he used to ask as a child. From the time he could form words, Skjonning Kevin Verigan, or SK, as everyone knew him, was concerned with what was right. And though he lived only 39 short years, he certainly figured it out. He wasn’t just a good man; he was a GREAT man.
William Albert Suitor, 83, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020. Bill was born on Jan. 17, 1937 in Barre City, Vt., to James and Ethel Suitor. Their family later moved to York, Maine, where he and his three sisters were raised by their mother and dad.
Elizabeth Jean Fox, 62, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on May 16, 2020. She was born on April 27, 1958 in Coronado, Calif., to Alan Hemphill Jr. and Jean Hemphill.
Christine A. Richardson, 60, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. She was born on May 17, 1960 in Encino, Calif., to Loren and Joanne Stone. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Richardson, in 1981. They created a beautiful life and family together. Christine …
Glen W. Price, 59, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was born Nov. 17, 1960, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Ronald and Mildred Price.
Shirley Lorraine Andrews went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2020, in Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 85. She was born to parents George John and Johanna Lorraine (Hanson Hoehn) on July 2, 1934, in Benson, Minn.
Helen Huntalas (née Koutroulis), or “Baby Girl” as her birth certificate read, has gone home to her father, mother, brother and husband, all awaiting her in God’s kingdom. After more than 87 incredible years that saw her survive tests of will that would challenge any individual, this wondrou…
Porfirio “Pete” Diaz, 98, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Sept. 15, 1921, in Burbank, Calif., to Manuel Diaz and Luciana De la Cruz. He lived a full and wonderful life.
Carolanne (Gassaway) Bauman was born on Sept. 18, 1959. She went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2020, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Dean Leroy Drake passed away peacefully on April 29, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz., due to complications of COVID-19 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 79.
Charles “Chuck” Reynolds. 71, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was born on Nov. 11, 1948 in Los Angeles, Calif., to John Paul Strong and Pearl Louise Reynolds.
Dorothy June Trower (June), 87, passed peacefully from this earthy realm on April 26, 2020. She was born to Jerry and Elizabeth Whalen in Belleville, Canada, on March 11, 1933.
John Thomas Bosworth, 59, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born on April 18, 1961 in Bismarck, N.D., to Donald and Tillie Bosworth.
Debra Jeanne Eaton of Tehachapi passed away in her home peacefully at the age of 67 with family by her side. She was born Nov. 25, 1952 in Elgin, Ill., to parents Norman and Muriel Kell. She was the oldest of five children and grew up in a beautiful close-knit family.
Cecil A. Blackford, 95, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his home. He was born on Aug. 17, 1924, in Sioux City, Iowa to Lloyd and Margaret Blackford.
Ronald “Ron” Lee Bemis, age 81, a resident of Boise, Idaho, passed away March 26, 2020. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor. www.bowmanfuneral.com and 208-853-3131.
David Wayne Dallas, age 36, left this world to be with our Heavenly Father on March 4, 2020, due to a motorcycle accident. David was born in Santa Maria, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1983, to Richard and Collena Dallas. He was raised primarily in Tehachapi, Calif.
Roslyn Rae Beers (Snyder) passed away on March 20, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 59. She was fighting cancer but lost the battle to pneumonia.