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 >>

Barbara Billups

Long-time resident of China Lake and Lake Isabella, Barbara Billups passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on July 16, 2016. She had recently celebrated her 83rd birthday. Barbara came to China Lake in 1955 after meeting, then marrying, John (Jack) W. Billups, a man . . . Read Full Story >>

Bonnie Mierta

Bonnie Mierta

Bonnie Mierta a lifelong resident of the China Lake area, passed away at the UCLA Hospital in Santa Monica. She was 57. Bonnie was born in Mojave on June 8, 1959, shortly after which her family moved to Ridgecrest. A 1977 graduate of Burroughs High . . . Read Full Story >>

Patrick Brice

Patrick Brice

Patrick Brice, a member of St. Ann Parish and Knights of Columbus treasurer from 1985 to 2010, died in Melbourne, Fla., on Aug. 17, 2016. He was 86 years old. A long-time resident of Ridgecrest, he moved to Florida five years ago. Hi is survived . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Vargas

Mark Vargas

Mark Vargas passed away at home, surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was 30 years old. Mark was born Aug. 14, 1985, in Bakersfield and moved to Ridgecrest at a young age. He served in the United States Marine Corps. A . . . Read Full Story >>

Nola K. Dewhurst-McCoy

Longtime resident Nola Kay Dewhurst-McCoy went home to our Lord on Aug. 4, 2016, surrounded by her children. She was 76. Nola was born on Aug. 12, 1939, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was employed by Continental Telephone Company as a switchboard operator until her retirement. . . . Read Full Story >>

Chris S. Hinzo

Chris S. Hinzo

Chris Hinzo of Ridgecrest passed away peacefully at his home on, July 28, 2016. He was 91. Chris was born April 2,1925, in Bakersfield. He was a decorated Marine who served in both WWII and the Korean War. In 1946 he moved to Ridgecrest, where . . . Read Full Story >>

James ‘Hank’ McGlothlin III

James ‘Hank’ McGlothlin III

After a courageous battle with cancer, longtime Indian Wells Valley resident James “Hank” McGlothlin was called by the Lord into the eternal afterlife on July 30, 2016. Hank is preceded in death by his father, James Henry McGlothlin, Jr. He is survived by his wife, . . . Read Full Story >>

Harold A. ‘Rol’ Heynen

Harold A. ‘Rol’ Heynen

Harold Achille Heynen was born in Riverside to parents, Harold H. and Wanitta L. Heynen, on March 3, 1943. He died at age 73 of natural causes on July 15, 2016, at his home in Valley Center. Harold (nicknamed Rol) was preceded in death by . . . Read Full Story >>

Christopher M. Marcus

Christopher Michael Marcus, 43, passed away in his sleep from natural causes on July 20, 2016, in Littlerock, Calif. Born to Deborah Sue Davis and Michael Vincent Marcus on Dec. 25, 1972, in Compton, Chris will be remembered for his magnetic personality, his big bear . . . Read Full Story >>

Lois Sippel

Lois Florence Sippel, 87, of Ridgecrest died on Aug. 2, 2016. She died peacefully at home in her sleep, after a long illness with cancer. Lois was born in Center Township, Wisc., to William and Cora Ballmer at their farm. After graduating from Janeseville High . . . Read Full Story >>

Faustina F. Wilson

Faustina F. Wilson

Faustina Frances (Waller) Wilson died on July 21, 2016, at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. She was 92. Faustina was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Los Angeles to her proud parents, Elmer and Methel Waller. She was the fifth of seven children. She met Ernest Wilson . . . Read Full Story >>

Clinton L. ‘Clint’ Spindler

Clinton L. ‘Clint’ Spindler

Clinton L. “Clint” Spindler passed at home in Ridgecrest. on July 28, 2016, after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Clint was born in 1936 in Chappell, a small agricultural town in western Nebraska. He grew up in Chappell and graduated . . . Read Full Story >>

Vickie A. Schultz

Vickie A. Schultz

Vickie A. Schultz of Inyokern passed away July 16, 2016, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was 63. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lorena Westbrooks of Ridgecrest; her sisters, Debra Jacobs and Sandi Wahl of Ridgecrest; and her son, Brian Wilson . . . Read Full Story >>

Jill Shannon Stuart-Knight

Jill Shannon Stuart-Knight

Jill Shannon Stuart-Knight, 51, passed away June 18, 2016, from natural causes in Ridgecrest. Jill was born on Nov. 21, 1964, in Riverside to William Francis Stuart and Helen Gloria (Martin) Stuart. Jill had one brother, William Francis Stuart Jr, who followed her in death . . . Read Full Story >>

Wynona ‘Wyn’ Cook

Wynona ‘Wyn’ Cook

Wynona “Wyn” Cook, born Sept. 21, 1933, passed away on June 15, 2016. Wyn was most known for owning and operating the Arco Station on the corner of French and China Lake Blvd. for many years with her husband Bill Cook. Together, they expanded their . . . Read Full Story >>

Stephen ‘Steve’ Sanders

Stephen Edward Sanders passed away on Wednesday evening, July 20, 2016, at the South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington, Nev. He was 73. Steve was born in Ogden, Utah, on Aug. 11, 1942, the son of Eugene and Clara (Steckel) Sanders. He had attended Reno . . . Read Full Story >>

Dale G. Baker

Dale G. Baker was born in Nebraska April 10, 1932. His father was a civil engineer and so the family had lived in 16 towns in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota by the time he graduated from high school in Beatrice Nebraska. In September . . . Read Full Story >>