Robert W. ‘Bob’ Herman

Robert W. “Bob” Herman, a China Lake data-automation pioneer, died at 2:45 a.m., Aug. 21, 2015, at Sunflower Gardens in South Santa Ana. Although he left the Naval Ordnance Test Station in 1959 to found a pioneering computer company, Herman is well-remembered here as the . . . Read Full Story >>

Marie D. L’Hommedieu

Marie Dorothy L’Hommedieu, 94, passed from this life on Aug. 14, 2015, after suffering a stroke. Marie was born April 30, 1921, in Peoria, Ill., to August (Gus) and Fela Tulich. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, brother August (Gus), and sisters Helen, . . . Read Full Story >>

Adam McKay

Adam Sean McKay passed away unexpectedly Aug. 18, 2015, while at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 27, at Calvary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Compassion International or the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation . . . Read Full Story >>

Janette ‘Jan’ Dabbs

Jannette Marie “Jan” Dabbs peacefully passed away in her home on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Jan was a 53-year resident of Ridgecrest. Jan was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Spokane, Wash. She was a longtime member of the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge, where . . . Read Full Story >>

Mindy Smith

Mindy Smith

Mindy Smith, a 1985 graduate Burroughs High School, passed away peacefully at home July 28, 2015. She was 48. Mindy was born April 2, 1967 in Long Beach. She moved to Ridgecrest in 1981 where she attended school. During her time in high school she . . . Read Full Story >>

Carol Ellen Piri

Carol Ellen Piri

Carol Ellen Piri grew up on the family farm in North Judson, Ind. A longtime resident of Ridgecrest, Calif., she passed away quietly in her home Saturday morning, Aug. 15, 2015. Carol was born Oct. 2, 1947. She worked many years as an escrow secretary . . . Read Full Story >>

Daniel L. Grossman

Daniel L. Grossman

Daniel Lin Grossman was born March 25, 1988, in South Korea. He passed from us too soon on July 30, 2015. He spent his short 27 years on this earth bringing so much laughter, brotherhood, friendship, loyalty, and love to all those he knew and . . . Read Full Story >>

Penelope Anne Holkum

Penelope Anne Holkum, 72, of Phoenix, Ariz. (formerly of Ridgecrest), passed away on Aug. 10, 2015. Penelope was born in Taft, Calif., on March 22, 1943. In addition to being the quintessential mom, she worked as a nurse for almost 20 years. She retired in . . . Read Full Story >>

Phyllis Jean Williams

It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Jean Williams announces her passing on Aug.16, 2015, in Ridgecrest, at the age of 79. Phyllis was born in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, on May 12, 1936, to Horatio Nelson Jackson and F. Marion Saunders Jackson. . . . Read Full Story >>

Be Thi Tang

Be Thi Tang, 88, died Aug. 9, 2015, of natural causes in Ridgecrest, Calif.. She was born Jan. 1, 1927, and was a homemaker. She is survived by son Tri Giang of Riverside; daughter Hien Litchfield; daughter-in-law Hua Nguyen of Riverside; grandson Tuong Giang of . . . Read Full Story >>

William O’Bannon Alltop

William O’Bannon Alltop

William (Bill) Alltop passed away Aug. 3, 2015, in Ridgecrest following a long and valiant battle against Parkinson’s disease with his wife Sandi, soulmate and lifelong partner battling by his side every step of the way. We are grateful that he is finally free from . . . Read Full Story >>

Cyril ‘Rocky’ Rockwell

Cyril ‘Rocky’ Rockwell

Army Veteran Cyril “Rocky” Rockwell, known as a southern cowboy took his last ride on Sunday morning, July 26, 2015. He was 31. He is survived by his children Zoe, Ryder and Conner; his sister Heather; three brothers Walter, Nelson and Joseph; several nephews; many . . . Read Full Story >>

Joyce Lynne Embree

Our beautiful, loving, caring, creative daughter, wife and mother Joyce Lynne (Robinson) Embree went to meet our Heavenly Father on Aug. 2, 2015. Joyce’s memorial service is Saturday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. at Desert Christian Center. Joyce was born in Parker, Ariz., May 10, 1960, . . . Read Full Story >>

Beverly Ann Meeker

Beverly Ann Meeker

Beverly Ann Meeker, a longtime resident of Pahrump, Nev., passed away Tuesday, July 28, due to complications related to multiple schlerosis. She was 80. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at the Pahrump Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Coduto Miller

Patricia “Pat” Miller passed peacefully away on July 20, 2015 at home with her family at her side. She spent the past 17 months battling brain cancer in her fierce independent, strong way, but also with dignity and grace. She taught her loved ones life . . . Read Full Story >>

John L. Miller

John L. Miller

It is with great sadness that the family of John L. Miller announce his passing on April 4, 2015, in Grangeville, Idaho, at the age of 92. He was born John Lornce Miller on May 23, 1923, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to John and Annie Miller. . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard Adolph Zinke

Richard Adolph Zinke

Richard, known to friends as “Zinke,” was well loved and passed away from cancer on Aug. 4, 2015. Born in March 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisc., Richard attended Lutheran schools and aspired to be a pastor; however, he joined the Marine Corps and came to China . . . Read Full Story >>

Thomas Scott Muhn

Thomas Scott Muhn

Our patriarch and much-loved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015, peacefully in his Salt Lake City home, surrounded by his loved ones. He courageously fought a battle with cancer, and though he was called home earlier than expected, our hearts . . . Read Full Story >>

Frances Lauree Franich

Frances Lauree Franich

Frances Lauree “Francie” Franich died Aug. 1, 2015, in Kingsburg, Calif. A public viewing will be Friday, Aug. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. A church service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., at the Foursquare Church in Johannesburg, Calif. . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert ‘Bob’ Weisenthal

Robert Weisenthal, of Indian Wells, Calif., died from failing health on June 7, 2015. At his request he was cremated at Rose Mortuary in Palm Desert, Calif. Bob was born the youngest child of four in Irvington, N.J., and was raised in Los Angeles. He . . . Read Full Story >>