Thomas Underwood

Johannesburg resident Thomas Underwood passed away peacefully at Ridgecrest Hosxpital surrounded by his family on Jan. 10, 2015. He was 82 years old and was born in Marion, Ind. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 24, at FourSquare Church in Johannesburg. A celebration of his life . . . Read Full Story >>

Edward J. Donohue

Edward J. Donohue

Edward J. Donohue passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2015, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, with family at his bedside. He was 83 years old. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10am at St. Ann’s Church, with a reception afterwards. . . . Read Full Story >>

Mike Lee

As so many of his friends have expressed, Mike Lee is the standard by which all good men should be measured. Mike passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, humor and wholeness of spirit. He is an irreplaceable . . . Read Full Story >>

Monica Carrasco

Monica Carrasco went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, while in her home at the age of 75. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel. The service was conducted by Father James . . . Read Full Story >>

Forest ‘Lealon’ Polley

Forest “Lealon” Polley passed away at his home in Ridgecrest on Dec. 12, 2014. He was 60. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Ridgecrest Moose Lodge, 150 West Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest. The military-honors services will . . . Read Full Story >>

Bobby R. ‘Bob’ Autrey

Bobby R. ‘Bob’ Autrey

Bobby R. “Bob” Autrey went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Dec. 5, 2014. He was 65. Bob was born April 17, 1949, in Sevierville, Tenn., but grew up in Chesterton, Ind. He moved to Montana, where he enjoyed his new home at . . . Read Full Story >>

Eugene Knox ‘Gene’ Warner

Eugene Knox ‘Gene’ Warner

Eugene Knox “Gene” Warner was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., on Aug. 16, 1932, and died on Dec. 6, 2014, with his wife Janet at his side in Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 82 years old. He graduated from Academy High School in Erie, Pa., and . . . Read Full Story >>

Louise K. Dushane

Louise K. Dushane

Louise Kathryn Dushane (née Greene) died in her home on Jan. 19, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifetime resident of Ridgecrest. Louise is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ben Dushane, children Darrell and Jennifer Dushane, Chris and Becky Dushane, . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Stanley ‘Stan’ OBergfell

Robert Stanley “Stan” OBergfell passed from this life peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 with his loving wife, Micki, at his side. A Rosary will be held had H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, with a High Mass at St. . . . Read Full Story >>

Debby Blyler Lindsay

Debby Blyler Lindsay

Debby Blyler Lindsay, born Nov. 8, 1948, in Altoona, Pa., died on Dec. 18, 2014. She had lived in Trona since December 1960. Dearest Debby Our wonderful mom, grandma, and friend. You loved, and Lord knows you laughed. Spread your wings Mama, and soar into . . . Read Full Story >>

Ivan L. Fortner

Ivan L. Fortner passed away Jan. 8, 2015 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Judy, children Shelby and Johnny and granddaughter Lily. There will be no services. — Submitted by the family of Ivan L. Fortner . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth Sopp

Former longtime resident Ruth Sopp went to be with the Lord on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital in Oxnard, Calif., at the age of 94. She had her daughter Nancy and her devoted caregiver of 12 years, Cecilia Jimenea, by . . . Read Full Story >>

Flora Jean Burris

The loss of a mother can never be replaced but the love of a mother can never be lost. Flora Jean Burris passed away Jan. 1, 2015. She was 64. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Katrina and John Pearl; grandchildren . . . Read Full Story >>

Sherie Dunn

Sherie Lynn Dunn went to heaven on Jan. 6 because of medical complications. She was 59 and a resident of Ridgecrest. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at China Lake. Sherie was born in Perry, Iowa, to Charles and Joy Harvey on Sept. 3, 1955. . . . Read Full Story >>

Barbara Jane ‘Bobbie’ Lewis

Barbara Jane ‘Bobbie’ Lewis

Barbara Jane “Bobbie” Lewis passed to rest on Oct. 23, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was 87 years old. Bobbie was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Philadelphia. She and younger brother David were the children of Martha and Norman Losey . . . Read Full Story >>

Gary McGee

Gary Lee McGee passed away from heart failure on Jan. 6 at Palmdale Regional Hospital. He was 66 and a Ridgecrest resident since 1986. Gary was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 1948, and was retired. He served with the United States Marine Corps. . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph J. ‘Joe’ Adler

Joseph J. ‘Joe’ Adler

Joseph John Adler died Dec. 23, 2014, in Ridgecrest at the age of 88. A reception to celebrate Joe’s life was held at Grape Leaf restaurant Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 2-4 p.m. The eldest child of Ernest H. and Phoebe (Wylie) Adler, Joe was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph John Paiement, Jr.

Joseph John Paiement Jr. died of a short illness in Corona, Calif., on Dec. 29, 2014. He was 80 years old and a resident of Ridgecrest. A military funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Joseph . . . Read Full Story >>

Karen Gilbert

Karen Gilbert

Karen Gilbert went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Jan. 10, 2 p.m., at the Trona High School auditorium. Karen was born on Feb. 4, 1959, to Bill and Elaine Unzicker of . . . Read Full Story >>

John W. Pate

John W. Pate

John William Pate Jr., a long-time resident of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully Dec. 30 at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with his wife Millie at his side. A graveside service will be held at Desert Memorial Park on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. John was born . . . Read Full Story >>