Gary Clay Babcock

Gary Clay Babcock

Gary Clay Babcock, a physicist who helped introduce China Lake users to the computer age, died at his Ridgecrest home on June, 27, 2015. He was 78. At his request, his family will hold a small private ceremony at a later date. Born to Henry . . . Read Full Story >>

Peggy Boring

Peggy Diane Boring went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who went before her on May 15, 2015. She went with peace in her heart and the love of the Lord on her lips and mind. A Celebration of Life was . . . Read Full Story >>

Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ Meeks

Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ Meeks

Elizabeth “Lisa” Meeks, 54, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015. A memorial is planned for a later date. Lisa was a loving wife, devoted sister and generous friend. Lisa’s career spanned many years at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, where she was . . . Read Full Story >>

William ‘Bill’ Higuera

William John “Bill” Higuera died June 18, 2015. He was 88 years old. Bill was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Oakland, Calif. He loved the ocean and anything to do with it and joined the Navy to be close to it. He is survived by . . . Read Full Story >>

Daryl ‘Ed’ Merha

Daryl ‘Ed’ Merha

Daryl Edward “Ed” Merha, 70, of Ridgecrest passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2015, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 70. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Ed was born June 13, 1944, in Long Beach, to Emphil Phillip . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Jane Fitzpatrick

Mary Jane Fitzpatrick

Mary Jane Fitzpatrick, 73, passed away peacefully at home with her family on June 15, 2015. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26. Her burial will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Mary Jane was . . . Read Full Story >>

Tammy Ann Carleton Taylor

Tammy Ann Carleton Taylor went to be with her Savior June 12, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Viewing will be held today, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. A celebration of Tammy’s life will be June 20 . . . Read Full Story >>

William A. Durvin memorial service June 26

William A. Durvin memorial service June 26

William “Bill” Durvin, who passed away earlier this month, will have an aditional Civil War Confederate graveside memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Desert Memorial Park. . . . Read Full Story >>

Wayne Albert Burnett

Wayne Albert Burnett

Wayne Albert Burnett, also known as “ Mr. Buggy Bath,” died May 2, 2015, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 92. Wayne was born June 8, 1923. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the Army Air Corps as a photographic laboratory technician and . . . Read Full Story >>

William A. ‘Bill’ Durvin

William A. ‘Bill’ Durvin

Willian “Bill” Durvin passed away from a long-term illness on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 67 years old. A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. A potluck meal and celebration of Bill’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Ralph Bernard

Ralph Elmer Bernard passed away quietly at his home in Water Valley, Miss., on May 6, 2015, with two of his children by his side. He was 82. Ralph was born Oct. 22, 1932, one of nine children of Joel and Edwarda Bernard. Ralph met . . . Read Full Story >>

Ronald ‘Skip’ Campos

Ronald David “Skip” Campos, 80, of Lake Isabella, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service was held at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 2, followed by a potluck meal and celebration of Skip’s life at . . . Read Full Story >>

Shirley Ann Tate

Shirley Ann Tate, 80, passed away May 27 at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital from complications of cancer. She had been a Ridgecrest resident since 1970, coming here from Riverside. She was born June 8, 1934. She was a secretary for the Department of Defense at China . . . Read Full Story >>

Ima Dale Byram Smith

Ima Dale Byram Smith, 88, left peacefully to be with the Lord on May 23. Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at Sierra Valley Mortuary. Pallbearers were David Mitchum, Chris Smith, Kraig Welsh and Mike Welsh. A burial followed at Kern River Valley Cemetery. . . . Read Full Story >>

Brian Alan Norton

Brian Alan Norton passed away on May 12 at the early age of 49. A celebration of life was held for Brian on Saturday, May 30, at Grace Lutheran Church. Services were entrusted to Halley Olson Murphy Funerals and Cremation. Brian was born in Washington, . . . Read Full Story >>

Donna Stewart

Donna Stewart

Donna Stewart died April 29, 2015, after a long and brave battle against pancreatic cancer. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 67. Donna was born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Stockton. She lived in Sacramento for most . . . Read Full Story >>

William Jackson

In loving memory of my beloved husband, William Curtis Jackson: Thank you, Honey, for the beautiful memories you have given me. I love you always. God bless our family abundantly. THE DAY WILL COME The day will come When my body no longer exists But . . . Read Full Story >>

Barbara Jane Dupuy

Barbara Jane Dupuy of passed away on Wednesday, May 20, at the age of 74. A joint memorial service celebrating Barbara’s life and the life of her loving daughter, Julie Hammon, was held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, May 27. Born in Winegar, . . . Read Full Story >>

Julie Ann Hammon

Julie Ann Hammon passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the age of 58. A joint memorial service celebrating Julie’s life and the life of her loving mother Barbara Dupuy was held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, May 27. Born March 16, 1957, . . . Read Full Story >>

David R. Miller

David R. Miller

David Reid Miller passed away while at home in Tucson, Ariz., on April 28, 2015. David passed due to a myocardial infarction. He was 55. Born March 29, 1960, in Ridgecrest, to Harry Francis Miller and Carol Jean South, David worked as an auto mechanic . . . Read Full Story >>