David Lee Howells

David Lee Howells

David Lee Howells joined his Heavenly Family March 27, 2015, in Sparks, Nev. Services for David will be at Desert Christian Center of Ridgecrest on April 11 at 11 a.m. David was born Feb, 27, 1980, to Debra Lee Geiger Howells and Thomas A. Howells, . . . Read Full Story >>

Gerald Flagg

Welcome friends, family and everyone who knew him, to the celebration of life for our friend and brother, Gerald Flagg. He was remembered by his many friends and family during a celebration of his life Monday April 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph W. Graves

Joseph W. Graves

Joseph W. Graves passed away Monday, April 6, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Desert Memorial Park. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Charlotte A. Graves; . . . Read Full Story >>

Shawn Michael Scherry

Shawn Michael Scherry died on March 25, 2015, at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield. He was 46. His remains will be cremated and placed with his grandparents in the Sheridan, Wyo., Cemetery at a small ceremony in July. Shawn was born in Sheridan, Wyo., . . . Read Full Story >>

Johnny Arthur Rodriguez

Johnny Arthur Rodriguez

Our beloved father, Johnny Arthur Rodriguez, passed away March 29, 2015, from complications with his heart. Please join us for a celebration of his life this Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church. We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and punch. We ask . . . Read Full Story >>

Debra Pesko

Debra Pesko

Debra A. Pesko passed away at her Ridgecrest home in January 2015. She was 61. For her long and dedicated service to Kmart, her friends and family at Kmart will hold a service to allow her co-workers and friends to share memories of her. Those who . . . Read Full Story >>

JoAnn Rusciolelli

JoAnn Rusciolelli passed away peacefully at her home in Apple Valley on March 11, surrounded by family. A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. JoAnn Beverly Rusciolelli was born in Riverton, Ill., Oct. 21, . . . Read Full Story >>

Stanley Ray Pierce

Stanley Ray Pierce, born July 2, 1959, in Evansville, Ind., passed away Feb. 3, 2015, in Santa Ana after a lenghty illness. He was 55. Please join us in celebrating his life April 4, 1-4 p.m., at Petroglyph Park. We will have food, drinks and . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph Anthony DiPasquale

Joseph Anthony DiPasquale

Joseph Anthony DiPasquale died at his Ridgecrest home on Sunday, March 22. He was 83. A graveside service will be held today, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Desert Memorial Park. Joe is previously from Dover, N.J., and has been a Ridgecrest resident since 1962. . . . Read Full Story >>

Olive Marie Hanne

Longtime resident Olive Marie Hanne passed away March 9, of age-related causes. Olive was born in Port Henry, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1920, and raised in New York City and western Pennsylvania until age 13, when she moved to Arizona with her brother and parents. After . . . Read Full Story >>

Antonia ‘Nana’ Guisa

Antonia ‘Nana’ Guisa

Antonia “Nana” Guisa, age 70, went to be with our Heavenly Father and the love her life (Isabel Guisa) on March 19, 2015. A viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 27, at the Holland Memorial Chapel. Services will follow . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael Ray Miller

Michael Lee Ray (Brangwin) passed away of natural causes on March 19. He was 63. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Trona Cemetery. Michael was born Sept. 7, 1951, in Trona Hospital. He grew up in Trona, graduating from . . . Read Full Story >>

Frances DeLang Grissom

Longtime Searles Valley resident Frances DeLang Grissom passed away in St. Maries, Idaho, on Saturday, March 7, at the age of 96. Her services will be held at the Trona Community Church on Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following at . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Ellen Newman

Mary Ellen Newman of Trona passed away on March 11, 2015, at the age of 80 at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Her services were on March 14 at at the First Baptist Church of Searles Valley in Trona, with a graveside service following at the Trona . . . Read Full Story >>

Ronnie Mark Ladd

Ronnie Mark Ladd, 51, died March 12, 2015, in Ridgecrest. A viewing is planned at Lake Isabella Cremation and Funeral Society, 6048 Lake Isabella Blvd., on Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. An 11 a.m. service will follow at Kern River Valley Cemetery, where Ronnie . . . Read Full Story >>

Euva Swingrover

Euva Swingrover passed away peacefully in her home on Monday evening, March 2, 2015, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for more than 11 years. Funeral services were on Tuesday, March 17, at the Mount Whitney Cemetery in Lone Pine. Mrs. Swingrover came to California from Oklahoma . . . Read Full Story >>

Otho Stephen Hart

Otho Stephen Hart passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2015, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He was met at Heaven’s Gate by his farther and mother, Otho E. Hart and Winona (Trick) Hart. Services were at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Vincent Raymond ‘Vince’ Mulkey

Vincent Raymond ‘Vince’ Mulkey

Vince Mulkey quietly passed away at his residence on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. He was 26 years old. The family will host a Celebration of Life service at the VFW in Ridgecrest on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. Vince was born on Feb. 16, . . . Read Full Story >>

Russell Joseph ‘Russ’ Wise

Russell Joseph ‘Russ’ Wise

Russell Joseph “Russ” Wise passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 3, 2015, at the age of 101. There will be a memorial service Friday, March 13, 2:30 p.m., at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Over his long life he experienced vast changes. . . . Read Full Story >>

Anita Kleine

Anita Kleine

Anita Helen (Fallon) Kleine, 94, entered into eternal peace on March 6, 2015, in Palm Desert, Calif. She was a resident of the Indian Wells Valley for 70 years. An only child, Anita was born Feb. 11, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA to the late . . . Read Full Story >>