James (Jim) Richmond Carter

James (Jim) Richmond Carter was born on November 12, 1931 in Dansville, NY; and, at a young age his family moved back to reunite with the Fairchild family in Wisconsin where he grew up. While enrolled in ROTC at the UW-Madison, he decided to enlist . . . Read Full Story >>

Arnold Allen Moline

Arnold Allen Moline

Arnold Allen Moline passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, at home with his wife Edith at his side. He was born June 4th, 1930 in Redington, Nebraska to Henry Moline and Effie Muhr, the 3rd of 6 children. At the age of 10, . . . Read Full Story >>

Donna Rae Carter

Donna Rae Carter

Donna Rae Carter past away February 7, 1947 - April 5, 2022. Donna was born in Lamar, MO, raised up in Trona, CA by her parents Ray and Flora Mae Storm, married Kenneth (Buck) Carter in Trona and they lived their lives and raised up . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul Edward Payne

Paul Edward Payne

Paul Edward Payne, fondly known to many as Uncle Paul, has had a great influence on almost everyone he had met, from his immediate family, his many federal and local colleagues, to a State Senator. Paul had always walked to the beat of his own . . . Read Full Story >>

Rose J. Wilkie

Rose J. Wilkie

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother went to be with our heavenly father on April 3, 2022. We were so lucky to have her as our best friend for 95 beautiful years. Long time Ridgecrest resident, Rose J. Wilkie was born on February . . . Read Full Story >>

Pasqual “Pat” Mercado

Pasqual “Pat” Mercado

Pasqual “Pat” Mercado, age 95 (28 days shy of his 96th birthday), passed away Saturday April 16, 2022 while residing with his daughter Cathy in Murrieta, CA. Pat was born on May 14, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA and lived in Ridgecrest, CA prior to . . . Read Full Story >>

Louise Wilhelmina Feist

Louise Wilhelmina Feist

Louise Wilhelmina Feist passed away peacefully, of natural causes, on Monday, March 28 in Arroyo Grande, CA.  She was 94. Louise was born August 18, 1927 in New York City to John and Julia Gegner.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, and . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael “Mike” Johnson

Michael “Mike” Johnson was born September 8, 1960 in Fontana, CA, to Peggy and Dan Johnson. He grew up in Corona until the age of 9, and attended St. Edward’s Catholic School. Dan and Peggy moved the family to China Lake in 1970. Mike graduated . . . Read Full Story >>

Mildred Burk

Mildred Burk, of Ridgecrest, was a beloved grandmother and mother during her 75 years of life. She recently passed away on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022. Mildred was born in Ohio to the late Philip and Mildred Wuest. Shortly after she was born, her family moved . . . Read Full Story >>

Vickie Jo Forbes (Shumway)

Vickie Jo Forbes (Shumway)

Vickie Jo Forbes (Shumway) went to be with her Heavenly Father Friday, April 8th, 2022 at home with her husband, Scott, by her side. She was born May 20, 1956 in Orange, California to Gordan and Betty Shumway. She lived most of her life in . . . Read Full Story >>

Eduardo Solis Duque

Eduardo Solis Duque

Eduardo Solis Duque was born May 10, 1970 in Trona, California, to parents Bertha and “Duke” Duque. One brother and two sisters rounded out the family. Baseball was a family event in the Duque Family and they shared their love of baseball by going out . . . Read Full Story >>

Barbara Auld

China Lake pioneers, Howard and Barbara Auld, appreciated everything the Indian Wells Valley gave them and generously gave back to their community in every way possible. In May of 1997, the board of the IWV 2000 Economic-Development Corporation unanimously named Howard and Barbara “Mr. and . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael Joseph Murphy

Michael “Mike” Joseph Murphy was born 4/22/47, to Lester Michael Murphy and Dorothy Jane (Ridgeway) Murphy. He passed away at home on 3/9/22 after a seven year battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Denver, CO. As a boy, Mike was very involved . . . Read Full Story >>

Tommy Clarence Stafford

Mr. Tommy Clarence Stafford St of Ridgecrest, Ca passed away at home on March 14, 2022 with his wife and son Robert by his side. He moved to Ridgecrest,  to take a job at Westend in September of 1969. He worked there for 24 years. . . . Read Full Story >>

Taylor Armogida

Taylor Armogida (March 3, 1999 – March 17, 2022) passed away surrounded by her family on March 17, 2022. Taylor is deeply loved and profoundly missed. She changed our lives without ever saying a word. Tay, you were our blessing and we are forever grateful . . . Read Full Story >>

Gary Warren Davis

Gary Warren Davis

Gary Warren Davis went to be with the Lord March 20, at his home in Walker Pass. He was born April 4, 1934 to parents Carl and Ina Davis in Springfield, Missouri. He passed away just short of his 88th birthday after a long battle . . . Read Full Story >>

Eugenia Robin Schneider

Eugenia Robin Schneider

Long time Ridgecrest resident, Eugenia Robin Schneider, known to her family and friends as Gene, died on February 21, 2022 at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, age 72. She died from complications following a fall down a flight of stairs that kept . . . Read Full Story >>

Marilyn Louise Brendel

Marilyn Louise Brendel

Marilyn Louise Brendel was born October 19, 1939 in Farmington, Waupaca County Wisconsin. She died March 2, 2022 at Senior Living Community, Yorba Linda, CA. Marilyn spent her younger years in Wisconsin until age 12 when the family moved to California. She married her first . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard D. Stokes

Richard D. Stokes

Richard D. Stokes (Dick) passed into eternal life on Monday, March 21, 2022, just a few short weeks before his ninety-second birthday. Richard was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, joining the Navy in 1950, and serving several shipboard tours during the Korean War prior . . . Read Full Story >>

Helen M. Glavinick

Helen M. Glavinick

Our beloved mother and grandmother left for her heavenly home March 16, 2022, at the age of 95. As a woman of faith, she had no fear of death and we have no doubt that she is now experiencing unspeakable peace and joy. Helen was . . . Read Full Story >>