Muriel ‘Joyce’ Davis

Muriel “Joyce” Davis died April 22, 2018. She was born in Hanna, Okla., on Feb. 29, 1932, to Thomas and Lois Wells. She was the fifth of eight children. She moved with her family to Selma in 1940 and graduated from Selma High School in . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael G. ‘Mike’ Blackshaw

Michael Glenn Blackshaw died May 10, 2018. Born in Glendale on April 8, 1966, he was immediately adopted by his mother Glenda Blackshaw. Mike grew up in Ridgecrest and went through the school system until his graduation in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army . . . Read Full Story >>

David L. Dodson

David Lee Dodson died May 8, 2018, in Trona. He was 41. Services will be announced at a later date. He was born Jan. 20, 1977. A previous resident of Red Mountain, he moved to Trona in 1980. He graduated from high school, and loved . . . Read Full Story >>

Oleg Nedzelnitsky, Jr.

Oleg Nedzelnitsky Jr., a long-term resident of Ridgecrest passed away from natural causes on Feb. 2, 2018. Oleg was born on May 30, 1944, in New Haven, Conn., to Oleg and Nadya Nedzelnitsky and was the oldest of two sons. Oleg received his bachelor’s and . . . Read Full Story >>

Melvin R. Martin

Melvin R. Martin

Melvin Reed Martin was born June 1, 1922, in Asotin, Wash., and passed peacefully at home, after a brief battle with cancer, on April 16, 2018. He was 95 years young and ready to go home. Mel retired from the U.S. Navy in 1962 and . . . Read Full Story >>

Starla Lou Riddell

Starla Lou Riddell, 51, of Ridgecrest, died Friday, April 27, 2018. Starla passed peacefully with her family by her side. Her service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Crossroads Community Church, 235 N. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest. Burial at Desert Memorial . . . Read Full Story >>

George ‘Dennis’ Mason

George ‘Dennis’ Mason lost his battle with cancer in Oregon City, Ore., on April 22, 2018. He was 79. A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 5, in Damascus, Ore., Pastor Kris Morris presiding. A second service is scheduled in Ridgecrest on June 9 . . . Read Full Story >>

Edna May Noles Oshel

Edna May Noles Oshel

Edna May Heath was born in Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 16, 1927, to Walter Bliss Heath and Ada Pauline Roberson. She had two brothers, Gerald Walter Heath, who died in infancy; and Everett Eugene Heath, who died as a young child. Edna was a loving . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael R. Osburn

Michael R. Osburn

Michael Richard Osburn was born July 18, 1943, in Fullerton to Richard and Agnes Osburn. After high school Michael graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in engineering in 1967. He went to work as a contractor for the U.S. Navy in Corona Calif., . . . Read Full Story >>

Sarah E. Jones

Sarah E. Jones, AKA “Sally” or “O’Toole,” formerly of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2016, in her home in Carson City, Nev., at the age of 80. She wanted a party, and a party is what she will get. Please help us celbrate . . . Read Full Story >>

Phillip Lopez

Phillip Lopez, known as “Phil” to friends and family, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 84 on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev. Phil was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was the rock of . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard Allen Pierce

Richard Allen Pierce, 82, passed away at his home in Bullhead City, Ariz., on March 7, 2018, with Becky, his wife of 48 years, by his side. He lived in Ridgecrest for 20 years before moving to Bullhead City. He owned Spring Water Co., delivering . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Louise Adler

Mary Adler passed peacefully at her home with family by her side on April 2, 2018, from complications from a stroke suffered on Christmas Day. She was born June 29, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Penn. Her family moved to Ridgecrest in 1944, when she was age . . . Read Full Story >>

Arlyn ‘Gene’ Mizner

Arlyn “Gene” Mizner passed away peacefully March 28, 2018, in Nampa, Idaho at the age of 80, with his loving wife at his side. We will have a celebration for Gene’s life in May, when his entire family will be together. He was born Sept. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jackie Lamar “Jack” Brown

Jackie Lamar “Jack” Brown

Jackie Lamar “Jack” Brown was born on April 20, 1947, and passed away March 29, 2018. Jack was born in De Funiak Springs, Fla. to William Sparks Brown and Elnora (Hightower) Brown. Jack was the oldest of three siblings including his brother Allan Brown and . . . Read Full Story >>

Leslie Anne Brown

Leslie Anne Brown

Leslie Anne Brown was born Jan. 19, 1956, in Santa Monica, and passed away March 29, 2018. Her birth fulfilled the dream of her loving parents, Benjamin and Maria Brown to complete their family, and they adored her as much as she loved them. The . . . Read Full Story >>

Frankie Petty

Frankie Daniel Lee Petty passed away April 18, 2018, in the Antelope Valley Hospital from complicated health issues. Frankie was born in Loma Linda and grew up in San Diego. He moved to Ridgecrest in his senior year of high school. He joined the Navy . . . Read Full Story >>

Johnny W. Frisbie

Johnny W. Frisbie

Johnny Wayne Frisbie Sr., 68, peacefully passed away April 14, 2018, surrounded by his children. Johnny was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Bakersfield to Robert Lee and Mary Lou Frisbie. Johnny was raised in the Lamont area where his father worked in the farm fields . . . Read Full Story >>

Julian H. Almaraz Jr.

Julian H. Almaraz Jr.

In the early morning hours of April 6, 2018, Julian Herrera Almaraz Jr., former Ridgecrest resident, most recently of Evans, Colo., was called back to his heavenly home. He was 67. Julian was born to Julian S. and Felisiana (Herrera) Almaraz, on May 22, 1950, . . . Read Full Story >>

Tiffaney Nicole Frodin

Tiffaney Nicole Frodin

Tiffaney Frodin, beloved mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, passed away at home on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was born Sept. 2, 1967, in Trona and grew up in Trona and Ridgecrest. She graduated from Burroughs High School in 1985 and married Clay . . . Read Full Story >>