Bonny Jo Rey

Bonny Jo Rey, born Aug. 16, 1949, passed away at the age of 67 on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. She is survived by her family. — Submitted by the family of Bonny Jo Rey . . . Read Full Story >>

William Stites Hall

William Stites Hall was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., where he lived until 1932. He moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., with his parents and sister Marilyn. Bill enjoyed the outdoor life, camping, shooting and skiing while he was in high school. He worked . . . Read Full Story >>

Wanda Kirkendoll

Longtime Trona and Ridgecrest resident Wanda Kirkendoll passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, at home with her family around her. Wanda was 84 years old. Wanda was born in Dustin. Okla., on April 25, 1932, to Arthur P. Bailey and Onema Thomas Bailey. She was . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty Jane Lewis

Betty Jane Lewis

Betty Jane Lewis passed away at home on Dec. 11, 2016. She was born in Old Kernville on March 7, 1922, to Stella and Robert L. Robinson, and married William A. Lewis on July 10, 1939. They were married for 65 years. She lived in . . . Read Full Story >>

Lawrence W. ‘Larry’ Bass

Lawrence W. ‘Larry’ Bass

Lawrence W. (Larry) Bass of Inyokern passed away Dec. 18, 2016, at the age of 78. Larry was born June 22, 1938, in Los Angeles, the third child of Hugh L. Bass and Florence E. Bellamy. He grew up in the Long Beach area. In . . . Read Full Story >>

Dylan James Sartoris

Dylan James Sartoris

Dylan James Sartoris of Ridgecrest died Dec. 15, 2016. He was 24. Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church. Dylan was loved by virtually everyone he came in contact with — he had an amazing spirit and a . . . Read Full Story >>

Laverne Johnson

Laverne Johnson

Laverne Johnson passed away Dec. 27, 2016, at Palmdale Regional Medical Center with her loving husband of 63 years at her side. Laverne Blair was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Wesley Ellen and Anna Belle Miller Blair, both now deceased. Laverne . . . Read Full Story >>

Rose Marie Teigen

Rose Marie Teigen

Rose Marie Teigen of Ridgecrest, a retired baker, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at home surrounded by family and friends. She was 77. Rose was born Dec. 31,1938, in Hollis, Okla. She moved in 1980 to Ridgecrest, where she met and married her lifelong friend . . . Read Full Story >>

Samuel E. Garcia

Samuel E. Garcia

Samuel Edward Garcia was born in Trona on Oct. 12, 1948. He passed away in Fresno on Dec. 3, 2016. He was a longtime resident of Ridgecrest and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. After retiring from the FAA, he moved to Clovis. Sam was . . . Read Full Story >>

James A. Kichak

James A. Kichak

James A. Kichak of Ridgecrest passed away Dec. 17, 2016, at the age of 55. Born Feb. 27, 1961, in Milwaukee, Wisc., James was the fifth child of John W. Kichak and the late Barbara J. Dupuy. James grew up in Ridgecrest and worked at . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty Jane Lewis

Betty Jane Lewis passed away at home on Nov. 11, 2016. She was born in Old Kernville on Nov. 7, 1922, to Stella and Robert L. Robinson. She married William A. Lewis on July 10, 1939. They were married for 65 years. She lived in . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerry Maurice

Jerry Maurice

Francis Jerome “FJ”, “Jerry” Maurice passed away peacefully at his Ridgecrest home on Dec. 14, 2016, after several complications from his heart transplant of Sept. 16, 2011. He was closely surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 21, 1944, in Los Angeles to . . . Read Full Story >>

John S. Orozco

John S. Orozco

John Sariñana Orozco of Ridgecrest passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children. He was 77. Born on July 21, 1939 to José and Sophia (de la Fuente) Orozco, John was the middle of thirteen children. He was raised in . . . Read Full Story >>

George McJunkin

George McJunkin

On Dec. 8, 2016, George McJunkin went on his last camping trip into the loving arms of Christ his Lord. He was born April 30, 1936, to Gay Morrom McJunkin and Vera Arkebauer McJunkin. He proudly served in the US Air Force from April 1955 . . . Read Full Story >>

Patrick K. Glover

Patrick K. Glover was born in Crab Orchard Tennessee on July 10, 1938. He passed away at his home in Ridgecrest California on December 8, 2016. He proudly served in the Navy for 4 years then went on to become a firefighter for NWC for . . . Read Full Story >>

Marla Lane

Marla Lane, 61, of Trona, CA passed away Nov. 21 at her home in Hesperia, CA. Marla was born and raised in Trona and was a graduate of Trona High. She is preceded in passing by her parents, Glenton and Mary Lane; her brother and . . . Read Full Story >>

James A. Bowen

James A. Bowen

James A. Bowen, born Feb. 23, 1933, passed at his home at Walker’s Pass on Nov. 1, 2016. He and his wife Audrey lived among the wildlife and friends for the last 45 years, enjoying whatever wandered down the creek. Sometimes it was just the . . . Read Full Story >>

John Gonzales

A gallant warrior has fought his last battle and climbed his last seawall. World War II veteran John Gonzales, USMC, died Sept. 27, 2016, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He lived there in an assisted living care home with his wife, Rosie, for almost three . . . Read Full Story >>

Stephen S. Doerges

Stephen S. Doerges

Stephen Shaw Doerges was born at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop on Dec. 23, 1967, to Robert W. Doerges and Judith F. Root Doerges. Stephen left this world on Nov. 8, 2016, at the age of 48 at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Stephen graduated from . . . Read Full Story >>

Matthew ‘Mattie’ Donaldson

Matthew ‘Mattie’ Donaldson

The short and beautiful life of Matthew “Mattie” Donaldson ended when he was taken from the world at the age of two on Nov. 2, 2016. His memorial service will take place at RCA Church on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Mattie was often . . . Read Full Story >>