Loss in pioneer family prompts look at history

By PATRICIA FARRIS, News Review Publisher The Aug. 27 death of Linda Thompson calls for a look back in time at the earliest days of Inyokern’s history. Linda was a fourth-generation member of the Thompson family, which was among the very earliest settlers. The family . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph Jasperson Shaffer

Joseph Jasperson “Joe” Shaffer, 87, born June 8, 1929, went to Heaven on Aug. 30, 2016, and peacefully rests in the arms of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Shaffer and Wilhemina Jasperson Shaffer; son, Dwayne Shaffer; sister, Charlene Degenhardt; . . . Read Full Story >>

Linda Jean Thompson

Linda Jean Thompson

Linda Jean Thompson died Aug. 27, 2016, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after battling cancer. She was 67 years old. Memorial services are Friday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. at the Inyokern Town Hall. She will be interred at the Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery. Linda was born July . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael Edmond Pierce

Michael Edmond Pierce

Michael Edmond Pierce, born July 5, 1936, died Saturday, Sept. 10, after a brief but aggressive battle with cancer. He was at home, surrounded with love and “his girls” at his side. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jackie; mother, LaNeel; daughters, . . . Read Full Story >>

John James Harven

John James Harven

John James Harven passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, from complications with pneumonia. He was 94. John was born and raised in West Wyoming, Pa., a small coal-town near Wilkes Barre. Son to Valentine and Celia Wojnarowski, he was the eldest of five children . . . Read Full Story >>

Eula Mae Helm Lorden

Eula Mae Helm Lorden left her earthly home to return to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by both her parents, her first husband Jonith Morris Helm, her son Glen Helm, and her second husband RJ Lorden. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Viola Carver Weston Bisson Oakes Harding

Viola Carver Weston Bisson Oakes Harding

Viola E. Carver Weston Bisson Oakes Harding passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2016, into the arms of Jesus at High Desert Haven in Ridgecrest. She was 97 years young. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 10 am.m. at Desert Christian . . . Read Full Story >>

Charles E. Wright

Charles E. Wright

Charles Elmo Wright, 93, passed away on Aug. 31, 2016, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Charles was born July 22, 1923, in Hammond, Mo., to Raymond and Lottie Wright. Charles was a Army veteran and served . . . Read Full Story >>

Floyd Rogers Furnish, Jr.

Floyd Rogers Furnish, Jr.

Joseph Rogers Furnish, Jr. died Aug. 14, 2016. A private graveside service arranged by Holland and Lyons Mortuary is planned for Sept. 9, 10 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. He will be laid to rest with his beloved sister. Floyd was born in the Ridgecrest . . . Read Full Story >>

Jason V. Barnett

Jason V. Barnett

Jason Virgil Barnett was born Feb, 16, 1971, in Tulare, and passed away Aug. 13, 2016 in Ridgecrest, after a long battle with heart disease. Jason graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. He attended Cuesta College and graduated from WYO Tech, Long Beach, as an . . . Read Full Story >>

Pastor Douglas Hearn

Our Beloved Senior Pastor Douglas “Doug” Hearn passed away on Aug. 30, 2016. Pastor Hearn was a passionate, kind man of God. He had pastored for almost 35 years. In Ridgecrest he was the senior pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church since 1986. He wore . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Larry Moore

Robert Larry Moore died Aug. 30, 2916. He was born May 17, 1933, an only child to John Dee Moore and Margaret Kathryn Dyer in Chattanooga, Tenn. Robert is survived by son Danny L. Moore, daughter-in-law Cheryl L. Moore, grandson Zachary L. Moore and granddaughter . . . Read Full Story >>

Thomas Levi Combs

Thomas Levi Combs

Thomas Levi Combs, known simply as Levi, left his earthly life on Aug. 18, 2016. He was born Oct. 29, 1974, in Las Cruces, N.M., to Charles and Terri Combs. He spent most of his childhood in Ridgecrest. Levi always had an insatiable desire to . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Carroll Lattig

Mary Carroll Lattig

Mary Carroll Lattig, nee Lambton, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2016, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, following several months of health complications. She was 60 years old. Mary was born Dec. 9, 1955, at the China Lake dispensary to Carroll Ann and . . . Read Full Story >>

Lance Mitchell Sarad

Lance Mitchell Sarad

Son, brother, husband and uncle, Lance Sarad passed away only 10 days after his mother, leaving his family in shock and dismay. Lance was born to Mickey and Norrietta Sarad on Oct., 26, 1961, in Bakersfield. The family moved to Ridgecrest in 1972 during the . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Marie ‘Mery’ Leonard

Mary Marie Leonard has gone home to be with our Lord, Aug. 9, 2016. Her funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Mary “Merry” was born to Noble and Francis Thompson on July 17, 1926, in Seattle, Wash., where . . . Read Full Story >>

Jesus ‘Jesse’ Torres

Jesus Mandujano “Jesse” Torres, 30, died Aug. 20, 2016, in Ridgecrest. A Ridgecrest resident since 1999, Jesse was born Dec. 24, 1985, in Fullerton. He lived in Moreno Valley from 1986-1999. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 27. Jesse was a loving father, son and . . . Read Full Story >>

Norrietta Sarad

Norrietta Sarad

Norrietta Sarad went to meet Jesus in his heavenly realm on Aug. 16, 2016, with family by her side. Born April 26, 1933, in Dodson, La., to Theodore and Myrtle Coffey, she was the second of four children. Known to many as “Rita” or “Reedy,” . . . Read Full Story >>

Minnie Kruschinsky

Minnie Virginia (Jeannie) Kruschinsky, born April 22, 1929, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by husband Merle Kruschinsky and son Leonard and survived by daughters Merleane Paradise and her husband, Dave Paradise; Emma Ledlum; . . . Read Full Story >>

Giovana Anita ‘Bee’ Adams

On Thursday, Aug. 11 2016, Giovana Anita “Bee” (Casaroli) Adams, a lifelong resident of Ridgecrest, passed away unexpectedly from complications from pulmonary hypertension while on vacation with family in Price, Utah. She was 67. Bee was born in China Lake to the late Georgie Wise . . . Read Full Story >>