Cynthia Warren

Cynthia Warren

On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, Cynthia Warren (Erquiaga) died in Ridgecrest from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 61. This spirited and feisty woman was born June 1, 1958, in Fresno and raised in Winnemucca, Nev. After high school, Cyndi traipsed around . . . Read Full Story >>

Louis LeRoy Covert

Louis LeRoy Covert

Louis LeRoy Covert of Ridgecrest passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2019. He was 82. Lou (“Pete”) was born on Nov. 11, 1936, to Alice May Chase and Louis Sherman Covert in Grangeville, Idaho. He was the second of four children and had many wonderful . . . Read Full Story >>

Jacqueline M. Pierce

Jacqueline Mary Pierce, 82, of Berryville, Va., and formerly of Ridgecrest was reunited with her husband in Heaven, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Mrs. Pierce was born June 8, 1937, in Burlington, Vt., daughter of the late Omar LaCharite and Katherine Kirby LaCharite. She worked . . . Read Full Story >>

Leon L. Watson

Leon L. Watson, 85, of Ridgecrest passed away on Oct., 6, 2019. He was born on March 28, 1934 in Sheridan, Wyo. Leon’s tireless devotion to and love for his family were unmatched, and all that knew him will miss his sunny bright smile and . . . Read Full Story >>

James ‘Jim’ Janson

James ‘Jim’ Janson

On Oct. 3, 2019, James Gustaf “Jim” Janson, a man for whom every day was a life adventure, began his last and most important adventure. He passed from this life to the next in Santa Barbara. Jim was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, . . . Read Full Story >>

Diane L. Sturgeon

Diane Lee Sturgeon, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at the age of 78. Diane was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Appleton, Minn., to Vincent and Luella Zurn. Her family moved in 1952 to Ridgecrest, where she has been . . . Read Full Story >>

Marion ‘Kay’ McMillan

Marion ‘Kay’ McMillan

Marion “Kay” McMillan passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 23, 2019, at her Inyokern residence. She was 70. Our mom was born May 15, 1949. Mom is survived by her three children, Jackie (Odell) Jensen of Idaho, Mike Gallagher of Ridgecrest and Helene (Scott) . . . Read Full Story >>

Bobbie F. Fulmer

Bobbie F. Fulmer

Bobbie Fern Fulmer passed peacefully in her sleep Sept. 1, 2019, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster. She was 87. Born in Texas on May 21, 1932, Bobbie had been a resident of Ridgecrest since 1952. Bobbie was preceded in death by her loving husband . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael Luxton

Michael Luxton

Michael Luxton is the son of Larry Luxton (formerly of Frankfort, S.D.) and Naddlie Luxton (Pullman, formerly of Hitchcock, S.D.). Michael was born in Ridgecrest on Jan. 20, 1972. Michael completed his secondary education in Ridgecrest. He attended Cerro Coso Community College for two years. . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Gritton

Robert Lee “Bob” Gritton passed away peacefully Sept. 14, 2019, in Olympia, Wash. He was 84 years old. Bob was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1934. He traveled across the U.S. in his youth with his family and settled in California. Shortly after . . . Read Full Story >>

Sharon Theresa Davis

Sharon Theresa Davis of Trona passed away on Sept. 19, 2019. She was born in Yakima, Wash. on Sept. 23, 1956, to her mother Iveda Ruth Norman and father Ray Herman Davis. She was preceded in death by her mother Iveda Ruth DeLeon of Trona, . . . Read Full Story >>

Shirley J. Pladson

Shirley J. Pladson

Shirley J. Pladson was born on April 21, 1933, in Lincoln, Neb. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Dixie) Ahl, children Sherrie (Rudy) Torres, Valyn (Kelly) Baker, Leeanne (Randy) Eck, Brian (Judy) Pladson, and Karin (Randy) Zurn, Grandchildren, Carie Mahoney, Vince Caffee, Clint Caffee, . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark A. Connelly

Mark A. Connelly

Mark Adrian Connelly, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 71 in Laredo, Texas, on Sept. 10, 2019. Mark was born April 22, 1948, at the China Lake Naval Station to Virginia Horning & James Connelly. He graduated from Burroughs High School . . . Read Full Story >>

Celebration of life for Mindy Brown tomorrow

Celebration of life for Mindy Brown tomorrow

Mindy Rae Brown was born in the loving arms of Peter and Debbie Brown on May 4, 1988. She grew up in Ridgecrest with her baby brother Reuben, just 17 months younger. Mindy had a wonderful childhood full of family and friends. She loved to . . . Read Full Story >>

Jeffrey L. Mulkey

Jeffrey L. Mulkey

Jeffrey Lynn Mulkey, born Feb. 15, 1961, in Riverside, died May 6, 2019, in Ridgecrest. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Frank and Lydia Mulkey; mother, Loris McJunkin; sister and brother-in-law, Kellyann and Curtis Sarad; daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Kyle Hirsch; son, . . . Read Full Story >>

Elizabeth Monahan

Elizabeth (Liz) Monahan passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at her home. She was born June 13 to William and Pauline Hert. Liz graduated from Hardin High School in 1975. She eventually moved to Ridgecrest and worked at China Lake for more than 25 years. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Dorothy G. Groves

Dorothy G. Groves

Dorothy ‘Gidget’ Geneva Groves was born March 26, 1962 in Bakersfield and raised in Ridgecrest. She died peacefully July 26, 2019, surrounded by family at Antelope Valley Hospital. She loved playing games, making jewelry and spending time with family and friends. She was last employed . . . Read Full Story >>

Duane M. Pockrandt

Duane M. Pockrandt

Duane Martin Pockrandt went home to be with the Lord peacefully Sept. 14, 2019, after a very lengthy illness. He was born to Martin and Dora Pockrandt in Norfolk, Neb., on Feb. 2, 1930, in the family home. He alternated from Nebraska to California as . . . Read Full Story >>

Shirley Ann Eshelman-Perez

On Sept. 4, 2019, Shirley Ann “Nanny” Eshelman-Perez went home to be with the Lord. Shirley was born Oct. 31, 1970, to Lawrence and Millie Eshelman (Ferran). Shirley lived her entire life helping others, and selflessly attending to those in their times of need. Luis . . . Read Full Story >>

Gordon K. Scallin

Gordon K. Scallin

Former Ridgecrest resident Gordon Keith Scallin made his journey to our Lord Jesus peacefully on Aug. 24, 2019. He was 92. Gordon was born July 31, 1927, in Mitchell, S.D., to Carlos and Elsa Scallin. In 1940 his family moved to Salinas, where Gordon graduated . . . Read Full Story >>