Robert E. ‘Bob’ Preul

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Preul

Robert Edward (Bob) Preul was born Dec. 1, 1935, to Edward and Alma (Ketelsen) Preul at their farm home near Charter Oak, Iowa. He was baptized into God’s kingdom on Dec. 29, 1935, and confirmed in 1950 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. . . . Read Full Story >>

Donna Carrie Luttel

Donna Carrie Luttel, 99, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Sept. 24, 2015. Donna was a proprietor with her husband Gary of Don-Lee Style Shoppe in Ridgecrest for 35 years. A graveside service was held on Friday, Oct. 2, at Palm Northwest Cemetery, 6701 . . . Read Full Story >>

Capt. John D. Langford, Jr.

Capt. John Den “Gerbil” Langford, Jr., USN (Ret.), 66, of California, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at home, in the arms of his loving family. He was born on Sept. 19, 1949, in Pensacola, Fla. His parents were the late John Den . . . Read Full Story >>

Myrtle E. Murchison

Myrtle E. Murchison (née Pipkin) died at home on Aug. 22, 2015, in Renton, Wash., at the age of 92. A celebration of her life was held on Sept. 12 in Renton, and a graveside service for both Jeff and Myrtle is scheduled for 3 . . . Read Full Story >>

Rose June Modlinski

Rose June Modlinski, went to join our Lord on Sept. 21, 2015, after losing her battle with complications of colon cancer at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in the ICU ward. No services are scheduled at Rose’s request. Born to John Geringer and Katherine Elizabeth Preiss on . . . Read Full Story >>

Mike Thornberry

At press time, the News Review learned that Mike Thornberry, 62, passed away. A memorial archery shoot will be Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. at the Coso Archery Range. A full obituary will appear in next week’s News Review. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jeffrey Edward Carson

Jeffrey Edward Carson passed away at age 52 from a heart attack in Chandler, Ariz., and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2015. Memorial services and interment will be at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler on Oct. 14. A full . . . Read Full Story >>

Ronald P. ‘Ron’ Cadari

Ronald P. ‘Ron’ Cadari

Ronald P. “Ron” Cadari, of 433 W. Moyer St., Ridgecrest, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital of multiple health issues at age 80 with family and clergy at his bedside. Ridgecrest was his home for 43 years. Burial at a later date will . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph Denis ‘Joey’ Valentine

Joseph Denis ‘Joey’ Valentine

Joseph Denis Valentine, known to all who loved him as Joey Valentine or Cali Joey, passed away Sept. 18, 2015, at the age of 24. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, . . . Read Full Story >>

Kevin Jay Hiser

Kevin Jay Hiser

Kevin Jay Hiser, 54 years young and a resident of Ridgecrest since birth, passed away from this world on Sept. 28, 2015, at Northridge Medical Center after lovingly being taken off life support by his family. Kevin was surrounded by his wife and three daughters . . . Read Full Story >>

Augustus G.‘Gus’ Gaar, Jr.

Augustus George “Gus” Garr, Jr., 93, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital in Shawnee, Okla. Services were Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Criswell Chapel, Ada, Okla. Bearers, all members of the Ada Kiwanis Club, were Claude Bess, Taylor Howard, Bill Chapman, John Floyd, Bill . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Miguel ‘Bob’ Chavez

Robert Miguel “Bob” Chavez, 60, was called home Sept. 5, 2015, of acute cardiopulmonary arrest, in Ridgecrest. He had been a Ridgecrest resident since 1998, moving here from Saugerties, N.Y. A memorial service will take place Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Church . . . Read Full Story >>

Herbert Leroy Pinto

Herbert Leroy Pinto passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on Sept. 18, 2015. A memorial service will be held at H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. Herbert was born May 15, 1948, at the Navajo Medical Center in Ft. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerry Duane Rice

Jerry Duane Rice, 70, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, peacefully at home from complications due to cancer. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 26 at H. K. Memorial Chapel. Jerry was born April 14, 2945 in Tulare, Calif. He was the son . . . Read Full Story >>

Jeff P. Blanche, Sr.

Jeff P. Blanche, Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 21, 2015. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 26, at Victory Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family care of H. . . . Read Full Story >>

Claudean Ives McAlexander

Claudean Ives McAlexander passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2015. She was born May 31, 1929, to Clarence F. Ives and Gladys Lindsay Ives, longtime residents of Inyokern. Her parents met while each was homesteading in the Indian Wells Valley in 1920. Gladys’s parents, John . . . Read Full Story >>

Gwendolyn R. Obenza

Gwendolyn R. Obenza

Gwendolyn R. Obenza died Friday, Sept. 16, 2015, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital from breast cancer. She was 60 years old. There will be a viewing from 5-7 p.m. and Rosary from 7-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Services will follow . . . Read Full Story >>

Monte Frank Boydston

We lost a very dear husband, father, grandfather and friend suddenly on Sept. 12, 2015. Those who knew Monte Boydston considered him a great person with a big heart of gold who would do anything for anyone. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard Eugene ‘Dick’ Walters

Richard Eugene “Dick” Walters passed away on Sept. 13, 201, at home after a hard-fought battle with stomach cancer. Rosary and funeral services will be on Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m., at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. A burial service will follow at Desert Memorial Park and . . . Read Full Story >>

Stephen P. Sears Sr.

Stephen P. Sears Sr.

Stephen Paul Sears, Sr. (Steve) of Ridgecrest died suddenly on Sept. 16, 2015. He was 62. Steve was born in 1952, in Norwood, Mass., to William and Patricia Sears. He attended Walpole High School in Walpole, Mass. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, where . . . Read Full Story >>