John Norman ‘Norm’ Carr

John Norman “Norm” Carr passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with his family by his side. He was 71. Norm was born on Jan. 30, 1943, in Glendale to John and Lois Carr. His grandparents, Vernon and Anabel Carr were . . . Read Full Story >>

Lillian Orlett

Lillian Orlett passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 12, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was 87. Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Rosary will follow. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael Ray Miller

Michael Ray Miller went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30, 2014. Michael was born to Minnie and Ray Miller on July 16, 1962, in Drummond Hospital. He attended local schools, graduating in 1980. Michael enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986, serving in . . . Read Full Story >>

James David Freeman

James David Freeman was born on March 12, 1944, in Santa Monica, and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Dec. 10, 2014, in Lake Isabella. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at Kern Valley Bible Church, 3920 . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerome Palanas Williams

Jerome Palanas Williams

Jerome Palanas Williams died Dec, 4, 2014, in Ridgecrest. He was 30 years old. He was born Oct. 12, 1984. He was a devoted son, brother and uncle and everyone’s best friend. We will celebrate his homegoing Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at Calvary . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert ‘Bob’ Coffee

Robert ‘Bob’ Coffee

On Nov. 11, 2014, Robert L. Coffee completed his earthly journey. Bob was 87 years old. A celebration of Bob’s journey will be held on Jan. 3, 2015, at the Main Street Chapel in Snowflake, Ariz., at 11 a.m. and will conclude with Military Honors. . . . Read Full Story >>

Faylene Thelen

Fayelene Thelen passed from this life to be with her beloved Charles on Nov. 24, 2014, at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. A sweet and gentle lady, she touched the lives of all she met, even in her later years at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. Visitation will be . . . Read Full Story >>

Eleanor Rodgick

Eleanor Rodgick died Monday, Nov. 24. She was 87 years old. Her memorial will be held at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel today at 1 p.m., with internment following immediately at Desert Memorial Park. Eleanor was born March 22, 1927, in Pittsburgh and was the oldest . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Steven Kolstoe

Mark Steven Kolstoe

Mark Steven Kolstoe, 62, died November 8, 2014, following a motorcycle accident in Texas. His services were held Saturday, Nov. 15, at the All Faith Chapel in China Lake. He was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Pullman, Wash., and grew up in Grand Forks, N.D. . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruth Evelyn Metzka

Ruth Evelyn (Hansen) Metzka was born Sept. 28, 1910, and died Nov. 2014 at the age of 104 in Kankakee, Ill. The Hansen family came to the Indian Wells Valley in 1918 and were some of the original homesteading ranchers. Ruth was the eldest daughter . . . Read Full Story >>

Keneth Flores

Keneth Flores, 65, died Nov. 9 after loosing his fight with cancer. He was born May 10, 1949, in Glendora, Calif. The family welcomes everyone to come and share in the celebration of Ken’s life to be held on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at . . . Read Full Story >>

Nora ‘Louise’ Mitchell

Nora ‘Louise’ Mitchell

Nora “Louise” Mitchell passed away peacefully on Nov 2, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with her two daughters by her side. Memorial services are pending until completion of renovations at Inyokern Methodist Church. Louise was born Sept 18, 1921 to Owen Wroten Hughes and Fannie . . . Read Full Story >>

Ellen Clair Chandler

Ellen Clair Chandler

Ellen Clair Chandler passed away on Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 91. Ellen was born in Bellingham, Wash., on Feb. 13, 1923, to Eli and Conrad Pedersen. In 1944, she married Vernon R. Chandler and moved to Long Beach. She worked at Southern . . . Read Full Story >>

Therese ‘Terrie’ Placencia

Therese ‘Terrie’ Placencia

Theresa “Terrie” Placencia died on Oct. 30, 2014, in Ridgecrest. She was 79. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-7 p.m., at the H.K. Holland Memorial chapel from 4-7 p.m. The service will be 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with a burial at . . . Read Full Story >>

Vaughn Corbridge

Vaughn Corbridge

Vaughn Corbridge, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Vaughn was 87 and had battled melanoma for the past two years. A public viewing was yesterday, . . . Read Full Story >>

Muriel Verne (King) Strayer

Muriel Verne Strayer passed from this life on Oct. 13, 2014, just shy of her 85th birthday. She was born in Modesto, Calif., on Oct. 25, 1929, to Marshall and Fredna King. When she was two years old, her family moved to Fresno, and she . . . Read Full Story >>

Lena Marjorie Pearce

Lena Marjorie Pearce passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Known to many as Marge or Grandma Marge, she and Kim Edwards, her longtime companion, spent much of their time playing golf, enjoying card games and being with family and . . . Read Full Story >>

Kenneth Irving Rinehart

Kenneth Irving Rinehart passed away Oct. 24, 2014. He was 91 years old. Ken was born in Portland, Ore., to James and Claire Rinehart. He had five brothers and sisters: James, Claire, Fred, Margie and Ronald. Ken graduated from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in 1941 . . . Read Full Story >>

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade)

Wanda June Eubank (Cade) went home to be with her Father. Her memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct 16., at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church. Born Aug 15, 1950, in Ridgecrest to the late Richard L. Eubank and Mildred J (Eubank) Williams, Wanda . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun

Patricia Ellora Braun died Sept. 26, 2014, at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. She was 83. Private arrangements are being made. Pat was born Aug. 17, 1931, to Thomas and Evelyn Collet in Edinburgh, Scotland. She, her mother and two older sisters, Angela and Rachel, came to . . . Read Full Story >>