Albert T. Horsfall

Albert T. Horsfall

Albert Thomas Horsfall (Tom), 80 years old, resident of Ridgecrest, passed away on August 3, 2018, at the Kindred Hospital in Ontario due to the progression of COPD. Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 1937. He attended Collinwood High School in Cleveland, . . . Read Full Story >>

Linda Lee Hartzell

Linda Lee Hartzell

Linda Lee “Lin” Hartzell passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2018. A celebration of her life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgecrest on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. for family, friends and others who were blessed by her life. She was the . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard L. Hart

Richard L. Hart

Richard L. Hart, 79, passed away on July 25, 2018, at his home in Mena, Ark. He was born in Fallon, Nev. His family moved to Ridgecrest in 1947, and he spent his young life and school years there. A graduate of Burroughs High School, . . . Read Full Story >>

Cody R. Kurtz

Cody R. Kurtz

Cody Ryan Kurtz, 17, of Ridgecrest passed away doing what he loved, racing his dirt bike in a motocross race at Glen Helen Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. He was born Oct. 6, 2000, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Kyle and Jessica Kurtz. Being . . . Read Full Story >>

Doris Carroll Bost

Doris Carroll Bost

Doris Carroll Leach Tinker Bost passed away peacefully at the Heart to Heart Group Home in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 13, 2018. She was 89 years old. Carroll was born Nov. 13, 1928, on a farm near Ellsinore, Mo., to Willie Mack and Jessie Myers . . . Read Full Story >>

Marilyn Jean Bezanson

Marilyn Jean Bezanson

Marilyn Jean “Mari” Bezanson, age 50, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Ridgecrest from an intermittent battle with small-cell lung cancer. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Alden Rhein

Robert Alden Rhein

Robert Alden Rhein was born Aug. 18, 1933, in San Francisco and died Dec. 25, 2017, at age 84. He was raised in Oakland and graduated from Castlemont High School. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Cal . . . Read Full Story >>

May Arlene Rabe Moline Allen

May Arlene Rabe Moline Allen

May Arlene Rabe Moline Allen passed away Aug. 3, 2018, in Ridgecrest. She was born May 5, 1934, to Henry and Luverna Rabe in Pasadena. Arlene graduated from Tulare Union High School in 1952. She had many and varied interests from gardening and singing to . . . Read Full Story >>

David Allen Mitchell

David Allen “Dave” Mitchell passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack on July 27, 2018. He was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on July 11, 1945. His family moved to California in 1954 and settled in the city of Woodland Hills. He graduated from . . . Read Full Story >>

Peggy E. Miller

Peggy Elaine Glass Miller passed away from colon cancer on July 3, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was 60 (get your colonoscopy!) She was born in Ridgecrest the third and last child of Cecil and Phyllis Glass. She spent an idyllic childhood running . . . Read Full Story >>

Christopher R. Walston

Christopher R. Walston

Hastings, Neb., resident Christopher R. Walston, 16, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at his home. Services and burial were in Hastings with Pastor Andrea Paulson officiating. Memorials may be given to Boy Scout Troop 207 or First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Children and Youth . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard ‘Dick’ Tolkmitt

Richard ‘Dick’ Tolkmitt

Dick Tolkmitt passed away July 14, 2018, in Ridgecrest. He was born June 15, 1933, in Los Angeles and moved from Sylmar to China Lake in 1951 with his family. Dick was a graduate of Burroughs High School and Bakersfield College, and served three years . . . Read Full Story >>

Twila Faye Mathias

Twila Faye Mathias

Twila Mathias passed away July 26, 2018. She was born on Nov. 17, 1935, in Rush Township of Ohio. Twlia was married to Delbert (Del) Mathias on April 17, 1953. Soon after their wedding they traveled by train from Ohio to Del’s new Navy duty . . . Read Full Story >>

Hideko ‘Heidi’ Tuttle

Hideko ‘Heidi’ Tuttle

After enduring a long, hard battle with gastric cancer, Hideko “Heidi” Tuttle left this world peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, to meet her Lord in Heaven on July 23, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday Aug. 4, 10 . . . Read Full Story >>

Keith Travis

Keith Travis

Keith Travis, surrounded by his loving family, transitioned from life on July 20, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer Respecting Keith’s final wishes, there will be no traditional service. Instead, a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date for . . . Read Full Story >>

Toni Prevenas

Longtime Ridgecrest resident Toni Prevenas left for her heavenly home to be with her Lord Jesus after a short battle with cancer. There will be a Celebration of Life mass and reception at St. Ann’s Church, 446 W Church Ave, Ridgecrest, on Aug. 11, 2018. . . . Read Full Story >>

Terry M. Driver

Terry M. Driver

Terry M. Driver passed away recently at his Ridgecrest home. Terry was born May 12, 1949, and moved to Ridgecrest when he was a month old. Terry graduated from Burroughs High School in 1968. He joined the Marines in 1969 and served in Vietnam 1971-1972. . . . Read Full Story >>

James Richard Grazer

James Richard Grazer

James Richard Grazer, “Rick” and “Papaw” age 64, went home to be with our Lord Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Ellison John Transitional Care Center in Lancaster, Calif. He was suffering from lung cancer. Rick was born Oct. 26, 1953, to Vern T. Grazer . . . Read Full Story >>

Thomas J. Niessen

Thomas J. Niessen

Thomas J. Niessen, 75, died in Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, on July 11, 2018, with Ann, his wife of more than 33 years, by his side. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in many places, finally making Ridgecres his home for the last 33 years. . . . Read Full Story >>

John M. Schorr

John M. Schorr

John Michael Schorr passed away in Kernville on July 19, 2018. He was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Peoria, Ill. A resident of Ridgecrest, he graduated from Burroughs High School in 1957, served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) from 1958-62, graduated from Cerro Coso Community . . . Read Full Story >>