Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Carol (Brough) Smith passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Sept. 18, 2020, at her Ridgecrest home. Carol was born on Sept. 9, 1957, to Charles Alvin Brough and Winifred Wheaton of San Diego. As she grew up, her family lived in . . . Read Full Story >>

Alan Joseph Hugo

Alan Joseph Hugo

Alan Joseph Hugo, 86 of Roseville, California, formerly of Ridgecrest, CA, passed away of natural causes on Sept 11, 2020. Alan was born on Oct. 15, 1933 at Stanford University Hospital, California to Merrill and Marie Hugo. After graduating from Mountain View High school, Alan . . . Read Full Story >>

Gregory S. Paris

Gregory S. Paris

Gregory Scott Paris passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. He was 62. Greg was born March 30, 1958, in Encino,. He moved to Ridgecrest in 1982 and has spent the last 20 years running a light maintenance business. Some of his favorite pastimes were . . . Read Full Story >>

Carol Chatterton

Carol Chatterton

Carol Chatterton enriched many lives and brought joy and fun to those around her. She shared her enthusiasm for life, first with her family, and then with the over 700 kids she coached in swimming in the Indian Wells Valley. She brought excitement and commitment . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashton W. Harrison

Ashton W. Harrison

Ashton Wayne Harrison left this world for a better one Aug. 25, 2020. He died in his sleep in Hulett, Wyo., of natural causes. He was 53. He was there building tanks for Advance Tanks & Construction out of Wellington, Colo. Ashton was born Feb. . . . Read Full Story >>

David C. Allen

David C. Allen

David Christopher Allen was born Nov. 16, 1964, to Anna Greta and Morris Allen in Tacoma, Wash. He departed this life on Aug. 13, 2020, in Mojave. David grew up in Vallejo. He moved at age 26 to Ridgecrest, where he met his wife Rhonda . . . Read Full Story >>

Yolanda Koch

Yolanda Koch, age 68, Beautiful and loving wife, mother and grandmother went to be with our Lord August 31, 2020. Yolanda was born on January 12, 1952 in Mission, TX to Concepcion and Consuelo Bocanegra. She was the seventh born of eleven children. After moving . . . Read Full Story >>

Lottie Kennedy

Lottie Kennedy

Lottie Eva Kennedy passed away Aug. 28, 2020, in Ridgecrest. She was 94. Born Jan. 18, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to George and Daisy Libbey, Lottie exuded creativity, playfulness, and a go-get-’em attitude that she shared with family, friends and students. A life-long Presbyterian, she . . . Read Full Story >>

Myron Frank King

Myron Frank King, loving husband and father, passed away on Aug. 16, 2020, in Ridgecrest, California. He was 92. He was born May 19, 1928 in Atlanta, Ga. He served in the US Navy during World War II, and married Cornelia Joe on April 14, . . . Read Full Story >>

Deanna Oney

Deanna Oney

Longtime Ridgecrest resident Deanna Oney passed away Sept. 1, 2020, at 94 years old. Deanna was born on Nov. 20, 1925 in Oney, Okla., to Ollie and Beaulah Oney. Deanna was the oldest of six children and will be missed by surviving siblings Troy and . . . Read Full Story >>

Louis Edgar Sims

Some of Louis’ ancestors were Vikings, both Danes and Celts, and we always saw him that way! He loved the outdoors and adventures, loved kayaking and boating on rivers and lakes, soared over the west coast in his private plane, loved skiing, mountain biking, bow . . . Read Full Story >>

Charles ‘Todd’ Owen

An Eckert, Colo. resident, Todd Owen passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 55 years young. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in November. Todd was born on March 28, . . . Read Full Story >>

Pearl ‘Jeannie’ Echeberry

Pearl “Jeannie” Echeberry died on Aug. 17 in Ridgecrest, Calif., at the age of 75. Jeannie was born in Long Beach, Calif., on January 23, 1945. She was an active member of the Ridgecrest Lions Club since 1989 and a member of Lions Club International . . . Read Full Story >>

Yvonne Mildred Parcher

Yvonne Mildred Parcher

Yvonne Mildred Parcher was welcomed into the everlasting arms of the Lord on Aug. 25, 2020. A graveside Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. (masks are required by all in attendance). A picnic will follow at LeRoy Jackson Park . . . Read Full Story >>

Karen ‘Kitty’ Winter

Karen ‘Kitty’ Winter

Karen Elizabeth Winter, known to all as “Kitty,” passed away peacefully in her home in Ridgecrest on Aug. 15, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones. Although she was a fighter, lung cancer won this battle. Kitty was born on June 16, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., . . . Read Full Story >>

Nancy E. Vetter

Nancy E. Vetter

Nancy Ellen Vetter died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of Aug. 19, 2020, after a long battle with COPD and lung cancer. Nancy was born on March 30, 1934, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Milo and Marion (Galpin) Templeman. She was the oldest . . . Read Full Story >>

Kathleen A. Simolon

Kathleen A. Simolon

Kathleen Ann Simolon died Aug. 18, 2020, surrounded by family in her Ridgecrest residence. She was 76. She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Seattle, Wash. She moved to Ridgecrest in 1960, and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1961. She then moved to Bakersfield . . . Read Full Story >>

Francis L. Kinnich

Francis L. Kinnich

Francis L. Kinnich of Ridgecrest died Aug. 22, 2020. He was 82. He was born April 22, 1938, in Riverside. He lived in Washington and Wisconsin and Ridgecrest briefly from 1961-62 before moving here permanently in 1972. He was drafted and served 14 months in . . . Read Full Story >>

Leroy L. Doig, III

Leroy L. Doig, III

Leroy L. Doig, III, passed away Aug. 10, 2020, in his family’s home in Ridgecrest, as the result of a heart attack. He was 62. A lifelong resident of Ridgecrest, Leroy was the eldest son of Leroy and Betty Doig. He spent his childhood roaming . . . Read Full Story >>

Hal Jeffers

Hal Jeffers

Hal Jeffers passed away Aug. 15, 2020, at home with family members. He was 89 and died from natural causes. Hal was much loved in the Indian Wells Valley through his years as an Elder in the Church of Christ, and later as a member . . . Read Full Story >>