Fred Weals

Fred Weals

At press time, the News Review learned of the passing of Fred Weals on May 20, 2019. Fred would have been 102 on July 21. He had lived in the valley since 1953, when he moved here to take a job at China Lake. A . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenneth Wayne Burke

Kenneth Wayne Burke

Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Burke was born July 20, 1934, and died March 4, 2019. According to his mother, Ken’s arrival was a lucky accident when he was born into a family of dirt-poor sharecroppers in the tiny east Texas hamlet of Bailey during the Great . . . Read Full Story >>

Josie R. Ayers

Josie Rebecca Ayers was born March 25, 1948 in Ruidoso, N.M., to Bonifacia Hernandez Trujillo and John B. Trujillo. She was the fifth of seven children and had many happy memories growing up with her siblings and cousins and large extended family in Alamogordo, N.M. . . . Read Full Story >>

Wolf Hammerbacker

Wolf Hammerbacker died on May 7, 2019. A potluck memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m., at Crossroads Community Church in Ridgecrest. — Submitted by the family of Wolf Hammerbacker . . . Read Full Story >>

Judith Suzanne McVay

Judith Suzanne McVay passed away at home surrounded by the love of her daughters on April 25, 2019. Judy was born in Portage, Wisc., on May 17, 1938, to John Nugent and Viola Zamzow Nugent. Judy was the oldest of ?ve children. Sisters were Alice . . . Read Full Story >>

Shirley Ann Campos

Shirley Ann Campos, 83, passed away at home on May 14, 2019, surrounded by her children. There will be a gathering in Shirley’s memory on Saturday, May 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at 135 Brown Rd., Inyokern, for anyone who would like to join in with her . . . Read Full Story >>

Helen Marie Ingram

Helen Marie Ingram, 91, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, in Apple Valley, Calif. Helen was born June 21, 1927, in Denver, Colo. but was raised in Oregon, graduating from Bend High School. A talented soprano, Helen performed in musicals as a youth and in . . . Read Full Story >>

Luis Miro de Acevedo

Luis Miro de Acevedo

Mario Luis Miro Murray de Acevedo, a man of many names and many talents, died Saturday, April 27, in Ridgecrest. Born in Michigan in 1920 to an American mother and a Dominican father, Luis Acevedo traveled to and from the Dominican Republic before settling on . . . Read Full Story >>

Martin ‘Jonny’ Garcia

Martin ‘Jonny’ Garcia

Martin (Jonny) Melchor Garcia passed away May 9, 2019, at his home. He was 67. He was known by his family and friends as Johnny. He was a Ridgecrest resident for many years having moved here from Gardena after retiring from B & G Printing. . . . Read Full Story >>

Wallace Dean Martin

Wallace Dean Martin

Wallace Dean Martin went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, surrounded by his wife Betty and daughters Patricia Marshall and Judi Argast. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship, 83435 Trona Road, Trona. . . . Read Full Story >>

Donna McLeod

Donna McLeod

Donna Lee Clodt McLeod passed away in Lancaster on April 5, 2019. Donna was born to Erich Cris Clodt and Mildred Rosebud Caffee Clodt on May 24, 1933, in Wessington Springs, S.D. She was one of nine children. The family moved to Anaheim in June . . . Read Full Story >>

Jammie W. Adams

Jammie W. Adams

Jammie W. Adams passed away April 9, 2019, at his home in Ridgecrest, surrounded by several family members. He was 80 years old and had suffered for a time with the effects of COPD. At his request, no services will be held. Jammie was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Jay F. Crawford

Jay F. Crawford

Jay Franklin Crawford, born Aug. 18, 1947, passed away April 21, 2019, at the age of 71. Jay met his wife Nancy during college in Sacramento. They married in 1969 and moved to Corona. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Ridgecrest ,where Jay worked as an . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth E. Malik

Ruth E. Malik

The Life Brief of Ruth Elaine (Westheim) Malik: Aug. 7, 2014 Ruth Elaine Westheim was born Oct. 28, 1934, on the Westheim farm located just off the northeast side of Long Lake, Minn., to Martha (Jacobson) Westheim and Nicolai Westheim. Father Nicolai Westheim worked as . . . Read Full Story >>

June E. Martin

June E. Martin

June Evelyn Martin passed away peacefully, from heart failure, in her Ridgecrest, home on April 25, 2019, at the age of 73. Visitation and Rosary were held May 2 at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated today, May 3, at . . . Read Full Story >>

Olaf Landsgaard

Olaf Landsgaard

Olaf Landsgaard of Rosamond Ca. passed away on April 23, 2019, at the age of 58. He was the third of eleven children born to Art and Marion Landsgaard. He attended schools in Rosamond. He graduated from University of Idaho College of Law. He was . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Christopher Fessler

Mark C. Fessler, 42, passed away April 13, 2019, in Susanville, Calif. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Ridgecrest. Mark was born to Harold A. and Kathy (Lane) Fessler on Feb. . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Etta Hall

Mary Etta Hall, 86, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019. Mary was born on Aug. 26, 1932, in Butler, Mo., to Everett Ewel Wilcox, Sr., and Mary Bessie Johnson. Mary graduated from Nevada High School in 1950. On Aug. 2, 1952, she married John . . . Read Full Story >>

Patsy D. Watson

Patsy D. Watson

Patsy D. Watson of Ridgecrest died April 17, 2019. She was 81. Mrs. Watson was born March 12, 1938, in Tomahawk, Ark. A homemaker, she lived in Trona before moving to Ridgecrest in December 2012. She is survived by her husband, Leon Watson of Ridgecrest; . . . Read Full Story >>

Erika S. Ruth

Erika S. Ruth

Erika Siebrecht Ruth passed away April 21, 2019, in Ridgecrest after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 10, 1941, to William and Elizabeth Siebrecht, in Queens, N.Y. In summer 1956 the family moved to Wading River, Long Island, where she finished high . . . Read Full Story >>