Emiliano Hernandez Alva

Emiliano Hernandez Alva

Emiliano Hernandez Alva passed away May 14, 2017, at home in Ridgecrest, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects Thursday, May 25, at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma St. Rosary is 5-5:30 p.m. and . . . Read Full Story >>

Gerald Pryor

Gerald Pryor

On May 12, 2017, Gerald “Gerry” Pryor went home to be with the Lord. Gerry passed away very peacefully at his home after a long battle with lung cancer and other health problems. Gerry was born June 7, 1942, in Glendale to Ethel and Montelle . . . Read Full Story >>

Sheila Eve Morgan

Sheila Eve Morgan

Sheila Eve Morgan died May 13, 2017, in her Ridgecrest home. She was 68 years old. Friends and family will hold a private celebration of life for Sheila. Sheila was born April 22, 1959, in Brawley, Calif. She was a Ridgecrest resident since 1983 and . . . Read Full Story >>

Aurel A. Hays

Aurel A. Hays

Aurel Arlene Hays was born in Ellensburg, Wash., to Victor and Leath Hogue Weaver and passed away March 29, 2017. She was 100 years of age. She spent her elementary school years living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, where her parents were farming and raising sheep. . . . Read Full Story >>

Lucille Traylor Johnson Thornton

Lucille Traylor Johnson Thornton

Bingo Fan Extraordinaire and Loyal Laker Fan Garnett Lucille Traylor Johnson Thornton peacefully passed away in her sleep on April 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. After a brief illness, Jesus decided to send a dove to fly her to heaven to watch over . . . Read Full Story >>

Irwin ‘Bud’ Shull

Irwin “Bud” Shull died on May 4, 2017, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after a long, eventful life. He was 95. His service will be held on June 5 at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, officiated by Wayne Portr and Bill Logan. Bud was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Barbara K. Voigt

Barbara K. Voigt

Barbara Kay Voigt was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Bill and Rosie McIntyre. She went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017. She is survived by Bob Voigt, her husband of more than 46 years, her sons Robert S, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Charles W. ‘Bill’ Duguid

Charles W. “Bill” Duguid was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Vallejo to Robert L. Duguid and Zell F. Lanyon. He passed on April 19, 2017, at home from complications from a long illness with his loving wife and family at his side. Bill moved to . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth D. Peterson

Ruth D. Peterson

Ruth Day Peterson (aka “Nana”) passed away peacefully with her daughter-in-law, Cathy Sayre, by her side on April 1, 2017, while on hospice care at High Desert Haven Memory Unit in Ridgecrest. She was 90. Ruth was born July 1, 1926, to Charles and Alice . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard T. Lawson

Richard Thomas Lawson died of a heart attack on Feb. 24, 2017, in Bakersfield. He was born July 21, 1979, in Upland. He resided in Ridgecrest. He is survived by his mother, Toni Colter; father, Richard D. Lawson; children, Sadi Elaine, Richard Dean II, Dylan . . . Read Full Story >>

Dennis M. Sorges

Dennis M. Sorges

Commissioned Warrant Officer (CWO)-4 Dennis Michael Sorges, United States Army, passed away peacefully April 13, 2017. Amber and Mark Irwin, Barbara Sorges and Father James Dowds attended him. Dennis is survived by daughters Amber Irwin and Rima Sorges Collins; stepsons Troy and Todd Rowland; sons-in-law . . . Read Full Story >>

Col. Erin D. ‘Ed’ Smith

Col. Erin D. ‘Ed’ Smith

Col. Ed Smith passed away peacefully at his residence in Carlsbad on April 22, 2017. Ed was born July 27, 1928, in Chickasha, Okla., to Erin Lewis Smith and Mayme Velma Smith. He was a graduate of Chickasha High School and would go on to . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruby E. Cole

Ruby E. Cole passed away peacefully at home April 25, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. She was 93. She was a resident of Ridgecrest from 1951 to April 2015. Mrs. Cole was born Jan. 23, 1924, in High Point, N.C. She was preceded in death by . . . Read Full Story >>

John W. Lamb

John W. Lamb

John W. Lamb of Ridgecrest passed away April 20, 2017, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 83. Graveside services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. Mr. Lamb was born Sept. 21, 1933, to George and Frances Lamb of Oregon. He served in . . . Read Full Story >>

Janet Quier

Janet Quier

Janet (Lewis) Quier became an angel in her Lord’s heavenly choir on April 15, 2017. She was born in Lancaster on Nov. 14, 1952, to Walter John and Geraldine. Janet’s early life was spent on the Lewis Ranch. The family moved to Palmdale in 1953. . . . Read Full Story >>

Larry E. Harper

Larry E. Harper

Larry E. Harper, born Aug. 16, 1940, passed away peacefully, with his wife and niece Darnell by his side on April 4, 2017, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Larry moved to Ridgecrest in 1962. He worked as a contractor for the Naval Air Weapons Station until . . . Read Full Story >>

Eugene L. Copeland

Eugene L. Copeland

Eugene Copeland died of cancer on April 16, 2017, at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital at the age of 90. He was born May 11, 1926, to Doyle and Lorena Copeland with his twin sister Eugenia in Oxnard. He is survived by his wife Jeanie Mason . . . Read Full Story >>

Cory D. Castodio-Allen

Cory D. Castodio-Allen

On March 17, 2017, in Ridgecrest, Cory Castodio-Allen, 28, joined the Lord and his mother Elizabeth Allen in heaven. Cory was born on June 14, 1988. He grew up in Ridgecrest with two brothers, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends surrounding him. He later became . . . Read Full Story >>

Eleanor K. Johnsen

Eleanor K. Johnsen

Eleanor Kay Johnsen passed away peacefully at her Ridgecrest home on Friday, April 7, 2017, at the age of 84 after 55 years of leadership and service in this valley. Known as “Osh” or “Ellie” to her friends and family, she was a pioneer among . . . Read Full Story >>

E. Glen Paden

E. Glen Paden

Edward Glen Paden passed away on April 7, 2017, at his home in Clovis. He was born Feb 28, 1930, in Canton, Okla., to Lillian (Williams) Paden and Owen James Paden. Glen grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Canton High School in 1948. He . . . Read Full Story >>