Felice McLane

Felice McLane

Felice McLane (77) passed peacefully into heaven on Feb. 18, 2017, because of complications from back surgery. Felice was born on Nov. 30, 1939, in New York City, the first child of Martha and Joseph Giacalone. She lived with her family in Brooklyn, N.Y., until . . . Read Full Story >>

William L. Worrell

William Lawrence Worrell was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Hubert Lawrence Worrell and Rose Mary Manges. Bill was the first child born to this couple. His father, Hubert, was a Navy pilot, stationed many places. He missed his family, writing letters with . . . Read Full Story >>

Gwyn Jensen

Gwyn Jensen

As in life, Gwyn Jensen was ready for her next adventure with the Lord when He called her to come home on Valentine’s Day. She died peacefully at home, as she had always wished. Her daughter, Beverly, made this wish possible and remained faithfully by . . . Read Full Story >>

Evelyn J. Mede

Evelyn J. Mede

Evelyn June Mede of Ridgecrest died Jan. 30, 2017. She was 76. Memorial services were held Feb. 21 at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Mede was born May 6, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A previous resident of San Bernardino, she moved to . . . Read Full Story >>

Vicki M. Brewer

Vicki M. Brewer

Vickie Marlene Brewer died Feb. 15, 2017, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was 70. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Brynstad will officiate. Mrs. Brewer was born in Oklahoma City and moved to the . . . Read Full Story >>

Edwin V. Alden

Edwin Vance Alden, Ph.D., born Sept. 20, 1933, passed on at home while in hospice care on Feb. 7, 2017, after a number of years with multiple health issues. At home with him were his wife of 60 years, Camille, his son, Marc, and his . . . Read Full Story >>

Loraine L. Bittel

Loraine L. Bittel

Loraine Luse Lightsey Bittel, a former resident of Ridgecrest, died Jan. 2, 2017. She was 98. Loraine was born March 31, 1918, in Leming, Texas, to Cornelius and Gertrude Nations Lightsey. After graduation from high school in Charlotte, Texas, in 1938, and from the Memorial . . . Read Full Story >>

Orman D. Marsh

Orman D. Marsh

Orman D. Marsh, 91, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017 in Ridgecrest, Calif. after a short illness. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel from 5-7 p.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Grace A. Niles

Grace A. Niles

Grace Adelaide Niles was born in San Diego on May 23, 1922, and spent nearly 95 years among us before her departure Feb. 3, 2017, in Ridgecrest. Married to William Murphy for 46 years, she was a devoted wife and mother throughout her life. She . . . Read Full Story >>

George O. Williams

George O. Williams

George Owen Williams of Trona passed away at Palmdale Regional Medical Center after a short battle with aggressive cancer. George was born in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 10, 1931, as the only child to George Wallace and Wilma Lois (Heck) Williams. He was raised in . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerome Scott Smith

Jerome Scott Smith

Jerome Scott Smith, 61, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Scott was born on July 1, 1955, in Torrance and moved to Ridgecrest in 1956 with his family, where he was raised. In 1976 Scott began a concrete, trucking . . . Read Full Story >>

Wilbur Benjamin Grossardt

Wilbur Benjamin Grossardt passed away Feb. 6, 2017, of natural causes at his home in Onyx with his loving wife of 34 years by his side. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Ridgecrest. Wilbur was born Oct. 24, 1942. in Bishop to Willis Bernard . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert L. Mills

Robert L. Mills, of North Sierra View, Ridgecrest, died Feb. 8, 2017, of natural causes at High Desert Haven. He was 86. Services were Saturday, Feb. 11, in Ridgecrest. Robert was born June 4, 1930 in Johnstown, Colo. He worked as an electronic technician for . . . Read Full Story >>

Dixie Chantler

Dixie Chantler passed away Jan. 31, 2017. A Ridgecrest resident since 1973, she had friends throughout the Indian Wells Valley. Volunteering her time over the years to the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteers, the Alta One Federal Credit Union board, the Ridgecrest Hospital board, the Cerro Coso . . . Read Full Story >>

Jackie Bumgardner

Jackie Bumgardner

Longtime resident Jacqueline Yvonne Dahloff Haff Bumgardner passed away Jan. 11, 2017, after a brief illness. Jackie was born in 1941. her father was a captain in the US Navy and Jackie spent her youth moving from station to station throughout the U.S. and Europe. . . . Read Full Story >>

Paula L. Brady Frye

Paula L. Brady Frye

Paula Lucille Brady Frye passed away Jan. 29, 2017, from cancer and heart disease, at the Golden Living Center in Bakersfield. She was 69. Paula was born on Sept. 12, 1947, at Hamilton Field Air Force Base. She was a longtime resident of Ridgecrest and . . . Read Full Story >>

Dean Karlberg

Dean Karlberg

Dean Karlberg, born in Nebraska on October 5, 1930, 30-year resident of Ridgecrest, passed in his sleep on Jan. 30, 2017, in Reno, Nev. He was a well-known contractor in this valley in the 1970s and ’80s. His best work was the house on the . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul Franklin Lewis

On Feb. 1, 2017, Paul Franklin “Louie” Lewis passed on to his heavenly reward at his home in Ridgecrest, his loving wife of 52 years, Jerry Sue at his side. He was 74 years of age. He was a wonderful, caring and fun- loving father . . . Read Full Story >>

Virginia B. Mills

Virginia B. Mills, 83, of North Sierra View, Ridgecrest, died Jan. 31, 2017, of natural causes at Bella Sera in Ridgecrest. A resident of Ridgecrest since 1960, she was born Oct. 7, 1933, in Orange. A viewing will be at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel . . . Read Full Story >>

Maria ‘Lala’ Hill

Maria ‘Lala’ Hill

Maria “Lala” Hill of Ridgecrest passed away Jan. 30, 2017. She was 72. Rosary-viewing will be Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. Mass will be held at 2 p.m. at the All Faith Chapel. A reception will follow. Lala was born in Weslaco, Texas, to . . . Read Full Story >>