Muriel Verne (King) Strayer

Muriel Verne Strayer passed from this life on Oct. 13, 2014, just shy of her 85th birthday. She was born in Modesto, Calif., on Oct. 25, 1929, to Marshall and Fredna King. When she was two years old, her family moved to Fresno, and she . . . Read Full Story >>

Lena Marjorie Pearce

Lena Marjorie Pearce passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Known to many as Marge or Grandma Marge, she and Kim Edwards, her longtime companion, spent much of their time playing golf, enjoying card games and being with family and . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenneth Irving Rinehart

Kenneth Irving Rinehart passed away Oct. 24, 2014. He was 91 years old. Ken was born in Portland, Ore., to James and Claire Rinehart. He had five brothers and sisters: James, Claire, Fred, Margie and Ronald. Ken graduated from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in 1941 . . . Read Full Story >>

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade) went home to be with her Father. Her memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct 16., at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church. Born Aug 15, 1950, in Ridgecrest to the late Richard L. Eubank and Mildred J (Eubank) Williams, Wanda . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun died Sept. 26, 2014, at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. She was 83. Private arrangements are being made. Pat was born Aug. 17, 1931, to Thomas and Evelyn Collet in Edinburgh, Scotland. She, her mother and two older sisters, Angela and Rachel, came to . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Belle Caputo

Mary Belle Caputo

Mary Belle Caputo died in the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Unit on Oct. 3. She was 96. Mary was born in Silver Hill, Prince Georges County, Md., on March 8, 1918, to Max and Jane Schuler. She graduated from Surratsville High School . . . Read Full Story >>

Elven John Klassen

Elven John Klassen

Elven John Klassen died peacefully at his home after a nine month battle with bladder cancer on Sept. 26, 2014. He was 72 years old. John was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Bakersfield. He attended grade school in Randsburg,and moved to Ridgecrest in 1950 to . . . Read Full Story >>

Alice Moses

Alice Moses

Alice Moses passed away Sept. 14, 2014, in Lancaster after a lengthly illness caused by complications from surgery. She was born to George Pleasant and Florence Moody Nov. 27, 1934, in Bellows Falls, Vt. She came into this world a fighter and went out fighting . . . Read Full Story >>

Roland L. ‘Boo’ Burks

Roland L. ‘Boo’ Burks

Roland L. Burks, known to many as Boo, passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on Sept. 27, 2014. He was 81. A viewing will be held in the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-7 p.m. Boo was born Aug. 23, 1933, . . . Read Full Story >>

Don ‘Budd’ Ruff

Don ‘Budd’ Ruff

Donald Eugene Ruff, known to many as Budd, passed away in his home in Ridgecrest on Sept. 18, 2014. He was 80. His memorial service will be held at the H.K Holland Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty ‘Joann’ Whiteley

Betty ‘Joann’ Whiteley

Betty “Joann” Whiteley went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 18, 2014. She was 81. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Her funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at Crossroads Community Church. Bill . . . Read Full Story >>

Dolores Wiley

Dolores Wiley

Heaven received a loving spirit on Sept. 20, 2014.  Dolores Lavelle Wiley of Ridgecrest gracefully entered into eternity surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.    Dolores . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Joseph Williams Jr.

Obituary: Joseph Williams Jr.

Joseph Williams Jr. died Sept. 11, 2014, at the Antelope Valley Hospital. He was 63. Williams was born Dec. 10, 1950. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. We will celebrate his homegoing Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: David John Fischer

Obituary: David John Fischer

David John Fischer, a Ridgecrest resident from July 1946 to Aug. 29, 2014, peacefully passed away at home. He was 72. His services will be Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Fr. Denis Ssekannyo and Fr. James Dowds will officiate. Rosary will be . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Dwight L. Atkinson

Obituary: Dwight L. Atkinson

Dwight L. Atkinson of Ridgecrest passed away at his home on Sept. 13, 2014. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church, 639 N. Norma St., on Saturda, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. He was born on Oct. 8, . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: James Newton Robinson, Jr.

Obituary: James Newton Robinson, Jr.

James Newton (Simi) Robinson, Jr.,passed away peacefully at his home in Ridgecrest on the morning of Sept. 8, 2014. He was 89. A resident of Ridgecrest since 1998, he died after a long battle with heart and lung diseases and other complications of COPD. A . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Ryder Lee Evans

Obituary: Ryder Lee Evans

Ryder Lee Evans tragically passed away on Sept. 7, 2014. He was 15 months old. Ryder was born June 6, 2013 to Kaylee Burton-Evans and Jason Evans in Ridgecrest. Funeral services were held at Crossroads Community Church. Ryder was laid to rest at Desert Memorial . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Rita Puckett

Obituary: Rita Puckett

Rita Puckett passed away Aug. 2, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Her services were held Aug. 16 at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. The youngest of eight children, Rita was born July 22, 1937, in Sandoval, N.M., to the late Antonio Targhetta and Clotilde Silva . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Margaret ‘Marge’ Stanton

Obituary: Margaret ‘Marge’ Stanton

Margaret Elizabeth “Marge” Stanton died July 17, 2014 at the Ridgecrest Healthcare Center from cancer. She was 80. Interment services will be held at the convenience of her surviving family and friends at Desert Memorial Park. The date and time are to be determined. Call . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Winifred ‘Winnie’ Byrd

Obituary: Winifred ‘Winnie’ Byrd

Winifred “Winnie” Byrd died on July 26, 2014. She was 87. She will be laid to rest next to her late husband, James, at the Riverside National Cemetery. Winnie retired from the local Walmart store, where she helped many customers in their craft section. Many . . . Read Full Story >>