Brian M. Schorr

Brian M. Schorr

Brian Michael Schorr passed away at his San Diego residence Nov. 25, 2019. He was born Aug. 4, 1959, in Malta, Italy. He was a 1977 graduate of Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest. Brian served in the security field of the U.S. Air Force from . . . Read Full Story >>

Herbert G. Childers

Herbert G. Childers

Herbert George Childers, born Oct. 6, 1943, in Napa, left this world Aug.16, 2019, in Eureka after a brief illness. In keeping with his generous nature, he was an organ donor. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Londahl Childers; sisters-in-law Ruth . . . Read Full Story >>

Don F Gallaher

Don F Gallaher was called home Jan. 9, 2020. He was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Ridgecrest to Vern and Vicki Gallaher. He loved sports, especially baseball, bowling and golf. His best friends, Jim Stillwell and Rick Brightengross, have stuck together since childhood and were . . . Read Full Story >>

Lois Arlene Smith

Lois Arlene Smith

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Lois Arlene Smith passed away Dec. 26, 2019, at Bella Sera Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 99. Arlene was born in 1920 in Tribbey, Okla., to Roy and Lucy Overturf. She was raised on a farm with her four siblings . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert E. Bloudek

Robert E. Bloudek

Robert E. “Bob” Bloudek was born on June 14, 1949, to Genevieve and Gene “Bud” Bloudek in Belle Plaine Iowa. Bob’s dad was a park ranger for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. They lived in several parks, including Maquoketa Caves, Pine Lake, Dolliver Memorial . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph R. Walker

Joseph R. Walker

Joseph Raymond Walker, age 56, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 31, 2019, in Ridgecrest. Joe — or “Joey,” as he was known to many longtime friends — was born Nov. 15, 1963, in Banning to Jim and Leona Walker. From a young age, Joe loved bikes, . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth A. Davis

Ruth Anita Davis of Santa Maria, Calif., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. She was 93. Ruth was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Modesto, Calif., to James A. and Elsa M. Pedersen. She grew up on the . . . Read Full Story >>

Dr. Robert L. Rockwell

Dr. Robert L. Rockwell

Dr. Robert Lawrence Rockwell, avid mountaineer, contributor to China Lake work and Burroughs High School graduate, died in Ridgecrest on Oct. 29, 2019. Where do you start when honoring such a life? He was born on Nov. 18, 1935, to Floyd (“Rocky”) and Jean Rockwell . . . Read Full Story >>

Lawrence Byrd Jr.

Lawrence Byrd Jr.

Lawrence “Larry” Byrd Jr., 52-year Ridgecrest resident and a Korean War veteran, passed away Nov. 30, 2019, in Ridgecrest. He was 86. He was born in 1933 to Dorothy McNeal and Lawrence Byrd Sr., in Los Angeles. He attended the San Gabriel Mission School for . . . Read Full Story >>

David Allen Hazlewood

David Allen Hazlewood

Born October 8th, 1962 in Belvidere Illinois to Rita and Dave Hazlewood. David died December 14th 2019 at California Speedway in Fontana, California. David passed from this world doing one of his favorite things, racing. He had finished a great qualifying run in the machismo . . . Read Full Story >>

Janis L. Yockey

Janis Lou Yockey, a lifelong resident of Ridgecrest, passed away on Dec. 4, 2019. She was born Dec. 1, 1957, at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of journalist Don Yockey, editor of the Daily Independent and subsequently the Rocketeer, and Louise Yockey, . . . Read Full Story >>

John R. Dollman

John R. Dollman

John Robert Dollman died Dec. 10, 2019, in Ridgecrest. He was 77. John is survived by his loving wife, Joan of Ridgecrest; children, Darlene Rowland (Alex) of Apex, N.C., and Michael Dollman (Kathleen) of Hanford; grandchildren, Tyler Rowland, Katie Rowland, Jeffry Dupree (Kayla), Joshua Dupree . . . Read Full Story >>

Scott M. Mayhugh

Scott M. Mayhugh

Scott Matthew Mayhugh, 22, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Nov. 30, 2019. Scott was born Dec. 12, 1996, in Ridgecrest to Chad and Cindy Mayhugh. Scott was a beautiful person inside and out with a heart that was a rare . . . Read Full Story >>

Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Zills

Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Zills

Ronald Earl Zills died Dec. 13, 2019. Ron was born Jan. 31, 1947, in Madera, the son of Clyde and Blanche (Fulmer) Zills. Ron grew up in Ridgecrest and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1965. He attended Bakersfield Junior College on a football scholarship . . . Read Full Story >>

Frederick ‘Fred’ Bien

Frederick ‘Fred’ Bien

Frederick “Fred” Bien passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2019, at the age of 86. Fred was born Aug. 25, 1933, to Edward and Daisy Bien in Beijing, China. When the Japanese invaded China in 1937, his family was forced to move from Beijing to . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard ‘Dick’ Wright

Richard ‘Dick’ Wright

Richard Lee “Dick” Wright passed away peacefully Nov. 30, 2019, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with his wife of more than 62 years, Vivian Cates Wright, at his side. He was 89. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Grace Wright, of Sun . . . Read Full Story >>

William Arthur ‘Bill’ Bersie

William Arthur ‘Bill’ Bersie

William Arthur “Bill” Bersie, of Happy Valley, Ore. passed away on Dec. 12, 2019 after a long battle with prostate cancer. For nearly the entire decade, Bill served on the City of Happy Valley Parks Advisory Committee where he brought a wealth of knowledge as . . . Read Full Story >>

Norma Jean Young Bear

Norma Jean Young Bear

Norma Jean Young Bear of Tama, passed away Dec. 4, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. She was 80. Memorial services will be on Dec. 14 in Marshalltown. Norma was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Urbandale, Iowa, the daughter of Decoven . . . Read Full Story >>

John Spooner

John Spooner

A Celebration of Life service will be held at The Summit at Canyon Hills in Bakersfield for John Robert Spooner, who passed away peacefully Nov. 25, 2019, after a long hospitalization for major head injuries due to a bicycle accident in August 2019. He was . . . Read Full Story >>

Edward Jayne

Edward Jayne

Dr. Edward E. Jayne passed away Nov. 21, 2019, at Riverside Community Hospital following a heart attack. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on Oct. 2, 1933. He grew up in Wheaton, Ill., and graduated from Wheaton Community High School. Prior to enlisting in the . . . Read Full Story >>