Lloyd Harold Johnston

Lloyd Harold Johnston “Harold” was born on May 6, 1924, in the city of Orange, Orange County, Calif. He died June 18, 2017, in Lancaster. Harold grew up in Southern California, attended grade school in Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1942. Harold . . . Read Full Story >>

Coy G. Gifford

Coy Glendon Gifford passed away June 1, 2017, at the age of 95 surrounded by his family. Born on an Oklahoma farm on Aug. 26, 1921, to Jay and Nora Gifford, Coy had five brothers (Perry, Melvin, Ralph, Glenn and Bill) and five sisters (Audis, . . . Read Full Story >>

Rosie Butler

Rosie Butler

Rose Marie Butler passed quietly in her sleep Feb. 17, 2017, after her battle with glioblastoma brain tumor and is now home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her husband, Doug. Born July 3, 1937, Rosie overcame a lot of challenges in her . . . Read Full Story >>

Joyce M. Thompson

Joyce M. Thompson

Joyce Marie Thompson, age 75, passed away peacefully with family by her side Friday June 9, 2017. Joyce was born to Dorothy and Edward Meditz on January 6, 1942 in Kansas City, KS. She later married James Riley Thompson with whom she had four children, . . . Read Full Story >>

David D. Wilson

David D. Wilson

David Dorian Wilson, 25, has gone to be our Guardian angel in heaven, on May 24, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1992 in Ridgecrest. He is survived by his mother, Debbie Wilson and his father, Eugene Wilson, and his sister, Cassandra Peter and . . . Read Full Story >>

Walter C. Smith

Walter Smith, 82, passed away May 22, 2017. Walter was born in Boise, Idaho, where he met Rene, his wife of 60 years. He graduated from University of Idaho with a degree in Engineering. Walter has lived in Ridgecrest and China Lake (off an on) . . . Read Full Story >>

Helen M. Cleary

Helen M. Cleary

Helen M. Cleary, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend was taken into the realms of glory on May 30, 2017. She was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., Sept. 29, 1918. She was a retired bookkeeper. She came to Ridgecrest in March of 1999 . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary K. Frost

Mary K. Frost

Mary K. Frost of Ridgecrest died May 10, 2017. She was 72. Her passing followed a short illness, after her participation in ceremonies of Supreme Shrine of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem in Milwaukee, Wisc. Born Sept. 20, 1944 in Burbank, Dr. Frost . . . Read Full Story >>

Floyd Towner

Floyd Towner passed away on May 19, 2017. A resident of Ridgecrest since 1970, Floyd spent most of his professional career as a reliability engineer at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake working on missile programs for the Department of Defense. Floyd . . . Read Full Story >>

Gloria Mae Brown

Gloria Mae (Blackburn) Brown was born in Jefferson, Iowa on December 15, 1926. She passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on June 2, 2017. She was 90 years old. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Iowa. Gloria met & married Jack Brown in . . . Read Full Story >>

Geneva ‘Jill’ Lutz Cooper

Geneva “Jill” Lutz Cooper of Ridgecrest, California passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the age of 88 years old. She was born on August 24, 1928 in San Luis Obispo, California to Samuel and Marion Lutz. Jill was raised in San Jose, California . . . Read Full Story >>

Wilford Wade Marley

Wilford Wade Marley, 65 of Ridgecrest, CA passed away on May 16, 2017 in Ridgecrest, CA. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 am Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 1031 South . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Josephine (Dick) Urseth

Mary Josephine (Dick) Urseth

Our family had a choice to write an obituary or let you read about our Mom in her own words. She had such an impact on the community, we thought you might like to read words she had written. Being a teacher for over 50 . . . Read Full Story >>

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Doig

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Doig

Betty Doig passed away in her home in Ridgecrest, California, on May 24. She was 91. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Visitation and rosary will be held at Holland & Lyons Mortuary on . . . Read Full Story >>

James Howard Gregory

James Howard Gregory

James Howard Gregory of Ridgecrest died from melanoma on May 15, 2017. He was 72. Jim was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on Oct. 26, 1944, to John and Jeannette “Evelyn” Gregory. He was raised in China Lake and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1962, . . . Read Full Story >>

Arminda Cook

Arminda Cook

Arminda E. Cook was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Montemorelos, Mexico. When she was 7, she moved to Mercedes, Texas. She met her true love, Dale Cook, and moved to Lemoore, where they were married. They later moved to Trona, and then Ridgecrest in 1969. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jack M. Pakulak Jr.

Jack M. Pakulak Jr.

Jack M. Pakulak Jr. passed away May 9, 2017, at Powell Place Assisted Living in Payson, Ariz. He was 87. Born in Portland, Ore., in 1929, Jack graduated from Linfield College in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He began a career . . . Read Full Story >>

David C. Grayson

David C. Grayson

David C. “Dave” Grayson was born on Nov. 15, 1951, to Cecil and Marie Grayson of Sumter County, S.C. He went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017. He passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after battling cancer for the past two . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard T. Lawson

Richard T. Lawson

Richard Thomas Lawson died of a heart attack on Feb. 24, 2017, in Bakersfield. He was born July 21, 1979, in Upland. He resided in Ridgecrest. He is survived by his mother, Toni Colter; father, Richard D. Lawson; children, Sadi Elaine, Richard Dean II, Dylan . . . Read Full Story >>

Emiliano Hernandez Alva

Emiliano Hernandez Alva

Emiliano Hernandez Alva passed away May 14, 2017, at home in Ridgecrest, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects Thursday, May 25, at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma St. Rosary is 5-5:30 p.m. and . . . Read Full Story >>