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 >>

Sherri Wells-Richards

Sherri Wells-Richards

Sherri Wells-Richards passed away at home on Nov. 10, 2016, from a recent illness. Her memorial will be Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., at Crossroads Community Church. Sherri was born Jan. 16, 1971. She grew up in Ridgecrest, a resident since she was five-years old. . . . Read Full Story >>

William Edwards, Jr.

William A. Edwards, Jr. died Oct. 20, 2016. He was 86. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 31, in Johannesburg. William, a resident of Red Mountain since 1972, was born Oct. 29, 1929. He was a U.S. military veteran who served in Korea from 1950-1952. William . . . Read Full Story >>

Fred ‘Ken’ Dalpiaz

Fred "Ken" Dalpiaz, 73, of Ridgecrest, passed away on Nov. 10 in Ridgecrest and is survived by his wife Juanita Dalpiaz; son Shane Dalpiaz; sisters Sheron Anderson and Patty Brown; stepsons Gregory Rickets and Chris Rickets; stepdaughter Denice Hunter; and many nephews and nieces. Ken . . . Read Full Story >>

Bryan Gene Vollborn

Bryan Gene Vollborn died Nov. 11, 2016, in Ridgecrest, Calif. He was born April 4, 1929. — Submitted by the family of Bryan Vollborn . . . Read Full Story >>

Valerie L. Reese

Valerie L. Reese

Valerie Lee Freeman Reese was born in Ridgecrest on Jan. 28, 1954, and went to heaven on Oct. 31, 2016. She was 62 years young. Valerie (Val) was a lifelong resident of Ridgecrest spending both her childhood and her adulthood in the valley. Val was . . . Read Full Story >>

Charles B. Campbell

Charles B. Campbell

Charles Bernard “Chuck” Campbell, longtime resident of the Indian Wells Valley, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2016, at the age of 85, at his home in Inyokern. Chuck arrived in the valley in 1968 with a degree in engineering and a dream of sailing . . . Read Full Story >>

Dee A. Deardurff-Stewart

Dee A. Deardurff-Stewart

Dee A. Deardurff-Stewart passed away Oct. 25, 2016, at her home in Ridgecrest. She was 54. Daughter of the late Donald M. Deardurff and Annice Peevey, Dee is survived by son Quaid Deardurff and brothers Jeff and Mark Deardurff. Born in 1961 she was the . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert L. Forrester

Robert L. Forrester

Robert Louis Forrester, born June 4, 1928, died on Nov. 4, 2016. He was 88. Bob, a resident of Ridgecrest, lived a long and joyful life. He was the seventh and last child born to John and May Forrester. He was drafted, serving in postwar . . . Read Full Story >>

Juanita Finnessey

Our dear friend Juanita “Nita” Finnessey passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, in a Hospice Home in Florida near her daughter Gayla. Nita had many friends. She played cards, bunco and bingo, and made ceramics, knitted and crocheted. Many of these items she gave away to . . . Read Full Story >>

Diane Noyer

Diane Noyer passed peacefully at home on Nov 3, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 68. A celebration of her life was held Nov. 10 at Crossroads Community Church. Diane is preceded in death by her mother and father, Evelyn and Arthur . . . Read Full Story >>

Clarence Melvin Gragg

Clarence Melvin Gragg, 85, of Trona, went to be with his sweet wife Darlene in Heaven on Nov. 7, 2016. Graveside services will be at Searles Valley Cemetery, Trona, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Clarence was born in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 3, 1930. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jacobo Antonio  ‘Anthony’ Longoria

Jacobo Antonio ‘Anthony’ Longoria

Jacobo Antonio “Anthony” Longoria passed away on Oct. 27, 2016. Services will be held on Saturday Nov. 5, 10 a.m. at the All Faith Chapel, Naval Air Weapons Station. A private reception for family and invited guests will take place after the funeral service. The . . . Read Full Story >>

Chantal L. Andrews

Chantal L. Andrews

Chantal Laurent Andrews of Ridgecrest died Oct. 27, 2016. She was 88. She was born in 1928 in Meknes, Morocco, to Betty Sequin and Judge Gerard F. Martinet. Her younger years were spent between Morocco and France, where she lived during World War II. Her . . . Read Full Story >>

Billy Joe ‘BJ’ Martin

Billy Joe ‘BJ’ Martin

Billy Joe Martin went home to our Lord and Savior on Sept. 28, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 90. Billy was born Dec. 28, 2019, in Bokchito, Okla. He moved to Ridgecrest in 1945. He later relocated to Sierra Vista where . . . Read Full Story >>

Local killed on Hwy 14

Local killed on Hwy 14

A Ridgecrest resident was killed in a traffic collision Thursday, just after midnight, in a collision near the intersection of Highways 14 and 178. Though the name of the victim was not released at press time, he was widely identified on social media as Anthony . . . Read Full Story >>

Louise G. Morley

Louise G. (Parker) Morley died Oct. 15, 2016. She was 83. Her friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of her life Saturday, Nov, 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. Born March 8, 1933, Louise was a longtime resident of . . . Read Full Story >>