Derek Bryan Thompson age 65, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. Derek was born September 9, 1957, in Guymon, Oklahoma to J.B. and Betty Thompson. Their family moved frequently due to his father’s military service and settled in California. Derek attended Arvin High School, where he exc…
Eric Lorenzo Murillo of Tehachapi, Calif., was born July 23, 1999 and died Jan. 25, 2023. Chapel Service at 11 a.m. April 6. Graveside Service 12:30 p.m. April 6 at Tehachapi Public Cemetery, Westside. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, visit www.w…
Mary Louise Dome, 92, went home to God on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. She may no longer be among us, but she will always be in our hearts and never forgotten for her many good deeds and caring nature. Her husband and loving partner of 67 years, Cecil, passed away in 2017, and although she loved t…
Winnie Mae Powell passed peacefully in her home on Feb. 2, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Winnie was born on Aug. 11, 1940, to Sam and Catherine Earven.
Scott Eric Walters was born on Oct. 19, 1972, to Tim Walters and Donna Walters (née Mattson), in San Jose, Calif. Scott moved to Tehachapi with his now-wife, Allyson, in 2002. At the same time, Scott went through the Hall Ambulance EMT academy and proudly worked for Hall Ambulance for 20 years.
Raymond Heit passed away on March 6, 2023, at the age of 102. He was a resident of Bear Valley for 50 years. Raymond was the devoted husband of Shirley, a father to Patricia Jaeger, grandfather to Jeffrey, and great-grandfather to Beau, Pryce and Reeve.
Doris Laverne Thompson Woolf-Hibbs went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2023. Doris was born in Inola, Okla., on Dec. 26, 1940, by parents RB and Jewell Thompson. They moved the family to Tehachapi when Doris was just 6 years old. This is where she developed some life-long friendships.
Judith Ann Douglass Crowell of Tehachapi was born Dec. 6, 1949 and died March 4, 2023. No services are scheduled.
Johnnie Steven (Steve) Binegar was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 24, 1955 and grew up in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., graduating from Santa Fe Springs High School in 1973. While attending high school, he participated in the LA County Sheriff’s Department Explorer program at the Norwalk station.
Our Dad, James A. Johnson, “Jim,” left to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Feb. 26, 2023. He was born on Aug. 13, 1935, in Yakima, Wash. His parents were Gladys Fair and Earl Johnson. They and his brother Paul Johnson welcomed him. Dad was later blessed with three stepbrothers and one stepsister.
Dennis Regis Bayne, 84, on Feb. 7, 2023, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior.
Roger Van Ommeren was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Hull, Iowa, to Joe and Gertrude Van Ommeren and passed away Feb. 9, 2023, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He married Charlene Roetman on Aug. 24, 196l, in Hospers, Iowa.
Bret T. Moniz, of Tehachapi, born Nov. 9, 1986, died Feb. 9, 2023. No services are scheduled. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
George D. Zimmer of Tehachapi passed away Dec. 12, 2022 in Bakersfield. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at Grace Fellowship, 326 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, Calif. Internment will follow at 2 p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery.
Evelyn Rose Geisler, 83, passed away at home on Dec. 28, 2022 in Tehachapi, Calif. She was born to Manuel and Helen Begovich on Oct. 13, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio. She married Robert Geisler in 1963 and enjoyed over 50 years of marriage.
Kiefer Patrick Fincher, 27, residing in Tehachapi, Calif., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 17, 2023.
Derek Bryan Thompson, 65, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Derek was born Sept. 9, 1957, in Guymon, Okla., to J.B. and Betty Thompson. Their family moved frequently due to his father’s military service and settled in California. Derek attended Arvin High School, where he excelled in ath…
Esther Louisa Guilez Landry passed away the evening of Jan. 20, 2023 at age 77, at home with her husband by her side.
Delores Ann Thatcher, 76, passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2023 in Ridgecrest, Calif., with her family by her side. Delores was born in Monessen, Penn., to Michael and Lucille Glotz on March 6, 1946.
Judith Ann Ashworth, age 82, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away on Jan. 14, 2023, after a long illness. She was born July 1, 1940, to Ken and Florence Todd of Ashland, Wisc. She and her sister Joan grew up in an idyllic small town on the shores of Lake Superior. Judy attended Wisconsin Stat…
Rufino Mico Jr., 81, of Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi, California, passed away on Dec. 22, 2022.
John Wilhelm of Tehachapi, Calif., died in January 2023. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road, Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit www.woodmortuary.net.
Vicky Kermode, 83, of Bear Valley, passed away in her sleep in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2023. Vicky was born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Maywood, Calif., to parents John and Dorothy Schott. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ralph Kermode, on Aug. 17, 2014.
Zandra Espinoza Castillo, 53, passed away peacefully at her home in Tehachapi, Calif. on Aug. 20, 2022.
Andrew Leland McMillin III passed away on Dec. 22, 2022 in Roseburg, Ore. He was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Viola and Emerson McMillin, who preceded him in death. He and his brother, William, who also preceded him in death, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Later Andy moved to Chat…
Patrick Lee Baggett, 66, of Tehachapi, passed away on Jan. 3, 2023. Patrick was born on Sept. 17, 1956, in Glendale, Calif. to James David Baggett and Betty Lou Lee.
Mary Elizabeth Roedel of Tehachapi, Calif., sadly passed away the morning of Dec. 28, 2022, in Lancaster, Calif. Born in Virginia as Christine Phelps, and adopted by and preceded in passing by Elizabeth and William J. Corey, Mary is also preceded by her uncle, George E. Corey, and husband, R…
The matriarch of our family passed away on Dec. 7, 2022, peacefully in her sleep at home. Known by mom, grandma, grams, potta, and Pat. She was born Dec. 11, 1934, to Sam and Josephine Lindeboom in Bellflower, Calif.
Jack was born on Dec. 28, 1939 and passed away on Dec. 9, 2022. He was born to Jack I. and Hazel Dressel in Lemon Cove, Calif. He attended grade school in Orange Cove, Calif., and graduated from high school in Reedley, Calif., in 1958.
Ruth E. Ingraham, 95, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away unexpectedly, but quietly, in her sleep on the morning of Dec. 5, 2022, in her home.
Elva Williams, of Tehachapi, Calif., was born July 31, 1935 and died Nov 17, 2022. A Chapel Service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 15, 2022, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita Drive, Tehachapi. Graveside, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 2022, at Bakersfield National Cemetery, …
Leonard Alexander Lagasse, of Tehachapi, Calif., was born Jan. 1, 1940 and died Dec. 4, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. was entrusted with his care. For condolences, visit woodmortuary.net.
Nathan Leroy Walton, of Tehachapi, Calif., was born Nov. 24, 1938 and died Dec. 3, 2022. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. has been entrusted with his care. For condolences and updates, visit woodmortuary.net.
Dennis Lee Kelly, of Tehachapi, Calif., was born May 27, 1943 and died Nov. 27, 2022. Burial service and interment with honors at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 2022 at Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin. Wood Family Funeral Service was entrusted with his care.
Kirk Eugene Foster, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 28, 2022, at his home in Tehachapi Calif. Kirk was born on Feb. 26, 1955, to Robert E. Foster and Jo-Ann M. Foster in Long Beach, Calif., and was one of five children.
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.
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.
Margo Wells passed away in Hollister, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2022 at the age of 82 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
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, …
Claire Christine Fogel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 2, 1942, and passed away Nov. 7, 2022, with her loving husband of 30 years, Neil Fogel, by her side.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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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