B. Shyrrell Griffin

B. Shyrrell Griffin

B. Shyrrell Griffin, 73, returned to her heavenly home and was reunited with the love of her life, Larry, on Oct. 29, 2018, in Fresno after her battle with cancer. Her devotion and love for her family and firm belief in God guided her throughout . . . Read Full Story >>

Phillip M. Nelson

Phillip M. Nelson

Phillip Magnus Nelson, age 93, passed away on Nov. 9, 2018, at the Sterling Commons Memory and Dementia Care facility in Victorville. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest. In lieu of flowers, . . . Read Full Story >>

Peter Eiserloh

On Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018, Peter Eiserloh, loving son of Mary Eiserloh and brother of Mitzi, Karen, Paul and Alex, suddenly passed away at the age of 56. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Indian Wells Valley Masonic Lodge located . . . Read Full Story >>

Nancy Wilhelm

Nancy Wilhelm (Elkins, Harrison), chose to be with the Lord on April 25, 2018. Her memorial service is on Nov. 18, 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest United Methodist Church, 639 N. Norma St. She was born to Bill and Ethel Elkins in San Diego in 1939 . . . Read Full Story >>

Dale Richard Freeman

Dale Richard “Dick” Freeman of Ridgecrest passed away quietly at home on Thursday, Nov. 1. He was born in La Port City, Iowa, on July 23, 1928, to his mother Cleo E. Freeman and father Manly Freeman. He grew up in Long Beach and moved . . . Read Full Story >>

James K. Brown

James K. Brown

James Keith Brown passed Nov. 2, 2108, at his Ridgecrest home, surrounded by his wife and loving family. Jim was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Oak Grove, the son of John Calvin Brown and Sarah Addie Doss. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. . . . Read Full Story >>

Kristin D. Henden

Kristin D. Henden

Kristin Denise Henden was born April 24, 1966, in Ridgecrest, Calif.. Kristin fought a courageous battle with cancer for several months, and passed away Nov. 5, 2018, in Santa Maria. Kristin is survived by so many that loved her and that she touched; her extended . . . Read Full Story >>

George C. Mullett

George C. Mullett

George C. Mullett, 88, of Ridgecrest died Oct. 30, 2018, at Ellison John Transitional. He was born in Brewer, Maine, on Nov. 5, 1929. He was employed at China Lake for 30 years. He was a Lt. Cornel in the Army. He is survived by . . . Read Full Story >>

Jillian Frisby

Jillian Frisby

Jillian Suzanne Lilly Frisby lost her fight with colon cancer on the morning of Nov. 2, 2018. She was 38. Jillian was born in Ridgecrest on July 12, 1980. She graduated from Burroughs High School, where she was senior class president and played on the . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul M. Holt

Paul M. Holt

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Paul Michael Holt, loving husband, father and papaw, passed away at the age of 74 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Paul was born May 10, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., to Paul and Marjorie Holt. He was raised . . . Read Full Story >>

Micah Cercone

Micah Cercone

Micah Tyler Edwin Cercone, 18, of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 24, 2018. Micah was born in San Dimas, July 21, 2000, and raised by his great-grandparents, George and Joyce Cercone. He attended school through the special education program at Richmond . . . Read Full Story >>

Edle Synnove Karlstrom

Edle Synnove Karlstrom

Edle Synnove Karlstrom was born April 8, 1928, in Ulefoss, Telemark, Norway. She was confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran Church in 1942. She survived the German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945, then at age 18, went to work in a hospital in Sweden . . . Read Full Story >>

Leva Belle Marten

Leva Belle Marten

Leva Bell Marten was born on April 19, 1931, to Rena Parkhurst in Welch, Okla. Leva went to be with her heavenly father surrounded by her loving family at her home in Ridgecrest on October 30, 2018. Services will be at Kern River Valley Cemetery, . . . Read Full Story >>

Muriel Bryant

Muriel (Schwager) Bryant passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2018, at home in Chino Hills, Calif. Muriel was born on March 31, 1924, in Newman Grove, Neb., to John and Helen Schwager. After high school, Muriel taught at a small country schoolhouse. After teaching, she . . . Read Full Story >>

Alita R. Connell

Alita R. Connell, 73, of Bethany, Okla., went to meet her savior on Oct. 8, 2018. Alita, a loving mother, sister and grandmother, is survived by her daughters Lara Connell Ragland and Cathy Connell Clines, sister Marilyn, and four grandchildren. She was employed by Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Sean Aaron Tanner

Sean Aaron Tanner was born July 1, 1997, in Tarzana, Calif. He passed away Oct. 8, 2018, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 21. Sean wanted to be a first responder since Day 1. It’s one of the first things he said when he began . . . Read Full Story >>

Lawrence Eugene Shrubb

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Shrubb passed away on Oct. 5, 2018, after a brief illness. A celebration of his life will be held in May 2019, in Randsburg. Notice of time and place will be announced at a later date. Larry was born on May 14, . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul Maschhoff

Paul Maschhoff

Paul Maschhoff was a lifelong resident of China Lake and Ridgecrest. His parents were both naval officers who had actually met and gotten married at China Lake. They had three boys and one girl. Paul was the youngest child. His family, like almost all civilian . . . Read Full Story >>

Mathew P. Lanza

Mathew P. Lanza

Mathew Peter Lanza (Dec. 7, 1922-Oct. 9, 2018) went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 95 in Wofford Heights. The youngest and last to survive of 10 children, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Santa Maria Loiacono of . . . Read Full Story >>

Frank Holley

Frank Holley

Frank Holley passed away Oct. 11, 2018. He was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Pasadena. Frank has touched many lives in his various occupations. Frank retired as a captain from the China Lake Fire Department and continued staying active by working as a tow truck . . . Read Full Story >>