Mark Steven Kolstoe

Mark Steven Kolstoe

Mark Steven Kolstoe, 62, died November 8, 2014, following a motorcycle accident in Texas. His services were held Saturday, Nov. 15, at the All Faith Chapel in China Lake. He was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Pullman, Wash., and grew up in Grand Forks, N.D. . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth Evelyn Metzka

Ruth Evelyn (Hansen) Metzka was born Sept. 28, 1910, and died Nov. 2014 at the age of 104 in Kankakee, Ill. The Hansen family came to the Indian Wells Valley in 1918 and were some of the original homesteading ranchers. Ruth was the eldest daughter . . . Read Full Story >>

Keneth Flores

Keneth Flores, 65, died Nov. 9 after loosing his fight with cancer. He was born May 10, 1949, in Glendora, Calif. The family welcomes everyone to come and share in the celebration of Ken’s life to be held on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at . . . Read Full Story >>

Nora ‘Louise’ Mitchell

Nora ‘Louise’ Mitchell

Nora “Louise” Mitchell passed away peacefully on Nov 2, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with her two daughters by her side. Memorial services are pending until completion of renovations at Inyokern Methodist Church. Louise was born Sept 18, 1921 to Owen Wroten Hughes and Fannie . . . Read Full Story >>

Ellen Clair Chandler

Ellen Clair Chandler

Ellen Clair Chandler passed away on Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 91. Ellen was born in Bellingham, Wash., on Feb. 13, 1923, to Eli and Conrad Pedersen. In 1944, she married Vernon R. Chandler and moved to Long Beach. She worked at Southern . . . Read Full Story >>

Therese ‘Terrie’ Placencia

Therese ‘Terrie’ Placencia

Theresa “Terrie” Placencia died on Oct. 30, 2014, in Ridgecrest. She was 79. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-7 p.m., at the H.K. Holland Memorial chapel from 4-7 p.m. The service will be 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with a burial at . . . Read Full Story >>

Vaughn Corbridge

Vaughn Corbridge

Vaughn Corbridge, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Vaughn was 87 and had battled melanoma for the past two years. A public viewing was yesterday, . . . Read Full Story >>

Muriel Verne (King) Strayer

Muriel Verne Strayer passed from this life on Oct. 13, 2014, just shy of her 85th birthday. She was born in Modesto, Calif., on Oct. 25, 1929, to Marshall and Fredna King. When she was two years old, her family moved to Fresno, and she . . . Read Full Story >>

Lena Marjorie Pearce

Lena Marjorie Pearce passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Known to many as Marge or Grandma Marge, she and Kim Edwards, her longtime companion, spent much of their time playing golf, enjoying card games and being with family and . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenneth Irving Rinehart

Kenneth Irving Rinehart passed away Oct. 24, 2014. He was 91 years old. Ken was born in Portland, Ore., to James and Claire Rinehart. He had five brothers and sisters: James, Claire, Fred, Margie and Ronald. Ken graduated from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in 1941 . . . Read Full Story >>

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade) went home to be with her Father. Her memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct 16., at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church. Born Aug 15, 1950, in Ridgecrest to the late Richard L. Eubank and Mildred J (Eubank) Williams, Wanda . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun died Sept. 26, 2014, at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. She was 83. Private arrangements are being made. Pat was born Aug. 17, 1931, to Thomas and Evelyn Collet in Edinburgh, Scotland. She, her mother and two older sisters, Angela and Rachel, came to . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Belle Caputo

Mary Belle Caputo

Mary Belle Caputo died in the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Unit on Oct. 3. She was 96. Mary was born in Silver Hill, Prince Georges County, Md., on March 8, 1918, to Max and Jane Schuler. She graduated from Surratsville High School . . . Read Full Story >>

Elven John Klassen

Elven John Klassen

Elven John Klassen died peacefully at his home after a nine month battle with bladder cancer on Sept. 26, 2014. He was 72 years old. John was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Bakersfield. He attended grade school in Randsburg,and moved to Ridgecrest in 1950 to . . . Read Full Story >>

Alice Moses

Alice Moses

Alice Moses passed away Sept. 14, 2014, in Lancaster after a lengthly illness caused by complications from surgery. She was born to George Pleasant and Florence Moody Nov. 27, 1934, in Bellows Falls, Vt. She came into this world a fighter and went out fighting . . . Read Full Story >>

Roland L. ‘Boo’ Burks

Roland L. ‘Boo’ Burks

Roland L. Burks, known to many as Boo, passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on Sept. 27, 2014. He was 81. A viewing will be held in the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-7 p.m. Boo was born Aug. 23, 1933, . . . Read Full Story >>

Don ‘Budd’ Ruff

Don ‘Budd’ Ruff

Donald Eugene Ruff, known to many as Budd, passed away in his home in Ridgecrest on Sept. 18, 2014. He was 80. His memorial service will be held at the H.K Holland Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty ‘Joann’ Whiteley

Betty ‘Joann’ Whiteley

Betty “Joann” Whiteley went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 18, 2014. She was 81. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Her funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at Crossroads Community Church. Bill . . . Read Full Story >>

Dolores Wiley

Dolores Wiley

Heaven received a loving spirit on Sept. 20, 2014.  Dolores Lavelle Wiley of Ridgecrest gracefully entered into eternity surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.    Dolores . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Joseph Williams Jr.

Obituary: Joseph Williams Jr.

Joseph Williams Jr. died Sept. 11, 2014, at the Antelope Valley Hospital. He was 63. Williams was born Dec. 10, 1950. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. We will celebrate his homegoing Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church . . . Read Full Story >>