Robert L. Rockwell

Robert L. Rockwell

Robert L. Rockwell, born in 1935, died on Oct. 29, 2019. Bob’s requested gathering will be held Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Center. In lieu of flowers, Bob can be remembered at the China Lake Museum Foundation or the Maturango Museum . . . Read Full Story >>

Roger D. Whiddon

Roger D. Whiddon

Roger Dale Whiddon, 75, from Trona went home to be with Jesus on Nov. 8, 2019. Roger was born in Marianna, Fla., on July 11, 1944, to Mattie Mae and CJ Whiddon. Roger was a man of God and served his Lord; he was a . . . Read Full Story >>

Koneta J. King

Koneta J. King

Koneta Joy King died Aug. 26, 2019, at Orange County Hospital from pneumonia at the age of 74. She was born Aug. 11, 1945, in Beatrice, Neb. She was the daughter of Lyle Austin King and Naomi Darlene Smith. Koneta worked for the government in . . . Read Full Story >>

Lloyd A. Lester

Lloyd A. “Rusty” Lester was born Aug. 8, 1950, and died on Oct. 21, 2019. He is survived by his long-time companion Missy Carlile, son Russel W. Lester, sisters Shirley (Lester) Hamify and Sandra (Hamilton) Hoagland, granddaughter Brooke Lester, grandson Brock Lester and great-granddaughter Hazel . . . Read Full Story >>

Randy Lee Johnson

Randy Lee Johnson, age 67, lost his battle with colon cancer on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Ridgecrest. Born May 14, 1952, at 8:18 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., Randy was a 1970 Burroughs High school graduate and long-time Ridgecrest resident. Proceeded in death by his . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest man killed in rollover

Ridgecrest man killed in rollover

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer A single-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a Ridgecrest resident last week according to a release from the California Highway Patrol’s Mojave office. Allen C. Parker, 44, reportedly sustained fatal injuries when his car overturned into the desert . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson

Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson

Robert Hoskins “Bob” Thompson, 92 years old, passed away quietly of natural causes Oct. 20 at his home in Inyokern. Although his parents Robert Hurd and Louise Virginia Hoskins Thompson were residents both of Los Angeles and Inyokern at the time, Bob was born April . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael A. Cordoza

Michael A. Cordoza

Michael A. ‘Mike’ Cordoza died Oct. 27, 2019, in Ridgecrest, surrounded by family and friends. He was 73. Mike was born on April 9, 1946, in Artesia to Joseph and Deolinda Cordoza and is proceeded in death by his brother Joseph Cordoza Jr. and his . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Sue Snyder

Mary Sue Snyder

Graveside services for Mary Sue Snyder are set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at Desert Memorial Park. Mary Sue passed away Oct. 23, 2019, in Summerlin Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Ron Snyder; and son, Donnie . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark L. Arnold

Mark L. Arnold

Mark Lee Arnold passed away from natural causes Oct. 17, 2019. He was 74. He was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Astoria, Ore., the youngest of five boys. He grew up in Hayden Lake, Sandpoint and Asotin in both Washington and Idaho. While playing in . . . Read Full Story >>

Gale Vanderslice

Gale Vanderslice

Gale Vanderslice, well-known former resident, community leader and volunteer, passed away Sept. 20, 2019, at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. Born Aug. 22, 1952, in Los Angeles, Gale was raised in Markham, Ill., until she was 16, when her family relocated to Santa Ana. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jean Roberts

Jean Roberts lived from 1920-2019. Her long life can be described in one word: Impossible. She was the matriarch of our extended family. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother — and she treated each and every one of us equally. Jean was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, London, . . . Read Full Story >>

Jeffrey J. Chadwick

Jeffrey J. Chadwick died Oct. 26, 2019, at Ridgecrest Hospital in California after a long three-year battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Jeff was born in Santa Monica in 1949 and spent most of later teenage years working as a deckhand on numerous . . . Read Full Story >>

William Barry Hand

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, William Barry Hand, loving husband and father of two, passed away at age 68, after a short illness. Barry was born on March 28, 1951, in Millville, N.J., to William and Janice (Grassman) Hand, both of whom preceded him in . . . Read Full Story >>

Capt. James Gerard Fagnant

Capt. James Gerard Fagnant (US Navy, Retired) died peacefully from complications following long-term health issues in Oxnard, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2019, at the age of 83. Jim and his family were longtime residents of the China Lake-Ridgecrest community. He graduated from Burroughs High School . . . Read Full Story >>

Lester J. Dalton

Lester J. Dalton

Lester Jamie Dalton died Oct. 17, 2019, and has gone home to be with the Lord. He was 89. Les was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Beloit, Wisc., where he grew up until joining the Navy in 1947. He was stationed in China Lake, where . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary C. ‘Janie’ Smith

Mary C. ‘Janie’ Smith

Mary Catherine Smith, affectionately known as Janie, passed away suddenly on Oct. 9, 2019, in Ridgecrest. Janie was born Oct. 24, 1951, in Trona. She was the sixth of seven children born to Mary and Leon Reeves, long-time Trona residents. Janie was a 1969 graduate . . . Read Full Story >>

Cynthia Warren

Cynthia Warren

On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, Cynthia Warren (Erquiaga) died in Ridgecrest from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 61. This spirited and feisty woman was born June 1, 1958, in Fresno and raised in Winnemucca, Nev. After high school, Cyndi traipsed around . . . Read Full Story >>

Louis LeRoy Covert

Louis LeRoy Covert

Louis LeRoy Covert of Ridgecrest passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2019. He was 82. Lou (“Pete”) was born on Nov. 11, 1936, to Alice May Chase and Louis Sherman Covert in Grangeville, Idaho. He was the second of four children and had many wonderful . . . Read Full Story >>

Jacqueline M. Pierce

Jacqueline Mary Pierce, 82, of Berryville, Va., and formerly of Ridgecrest was reunited with her husband in Heaven, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Mrs. Pierce was born June 8, 1937, in Burlington, Vt., daughter of the late Omar LaCharite and Katherine Kirby LaCharite. She worked . . . Read Full Story >>