Malik Jamal ‘Leek’ Mallett

Malik Jamal ‘Leek’ Mallett

Malik Jamal “Leek” Mallett made his transition from earth to his eternal resting place on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Ridgecrest, Calif. Ridgecrest services were Aug. 12 at Desert Christian Center. Services in Chicago will be Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m., Israel Methodist Community Church, . . . Read Full Story >>

Joan A. Bielins

Joan A. Bielins

Joan A. Bielins, 82, died on Aug. 1, 2017, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital after a battle with congestive heart failure and lung complications. Joan was born in New Jersey to Camille Pearl Zebro. As a young adult, Joan moved to New York City and worked . . . Read Full Story >>

Willard D. Stratton

Willard D. Stratton passed away Aug. 11, 2017, with family by his side. He was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was the middle of seven children. Bill grew up on a farm south of Chillicothe. He left high school after the tenth grade . . . Read Full Story >>

Mark Mosby

Mark Mosby

Mark Edward Lee Mosby, 58, of Ridgecrest, died Aug. 10, 2017, unexpectedly in his home. Mark was born Jan. 30, 1959, in Ridgecrest, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired veteran of the US Navy and served from 1977 until his retirement . . . Read Full Story >>

Steve Lawrence DeLeon

Steve Lawrence DeLeon

Born May 14, 1971, to Larry Trevino DeLeon and Bertha Olivia Ramirez, Steve Lawrence DeLeon left this earth to be with God on July 18, 2017. Steve enjoyed working on his car stereos and was always trying to make them as loud as possible. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Tim Hofer

Tim Hofer

Timothy Alan Hofer passed away at home with family by his side on July 30, 2017. He bravely battled cancer for more than a year and a half. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church. He was . . . Read Full Story >>

Charles R. Peterson

Charles R. Peterson

Charles Richard “Rich” Peterson passed away July 25, 2017, at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, of complications from a stroke he suffered on July 12, 2017. His loving family was at his bedside. Rich was born Oct. 1, 1930, and grew up and attended . . . Read Full Story >>

Joyce Marie Lybarger

The loving wife of Harold Lybarger and mother of Katherine, Joyce Marie Lybarger, passed on July 9, 2017. Joyce leaves her twin sister Julie Gilbert, sisters Debra (Mark) Lindahl and Teresa (James) Lloyd, father James (Florie) Brown, mother Sandra Beckers, uncle Marty Beckers (and family) . . . Read Full Story >>

Neil Saron Shotwell

On Aug. 2, 2017, after five years of longing to be with his wife, Neil Saron Shotwell, Sr., joined his eternally beloved Carolyn in time for her birthday. A Holy Rosary is Friday, Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m. at H. K. Holland Memorial Chape. Funeral Mass . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael William Davis

Michael William Davis

Michael William Davis, 35, passed away as a result of a gunshot wound on May 6, 2017. There was a viewing on May 30, a memorial on May 31 and a church and graveside service on June 9. Michael was an only child, born to . . . Read Full Story >>

Janice C. Shawler

Janice C. Shawler, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away July 26, 2017, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with COPD. She was nearly 83 years old. A memorial service is planned to celebrate Janice’s life on Aug. 19, 10 a.m., . . . Read Full Story >>

Don V. Stanton

Don V. Stanton

Don Victor Stanton of Ridgecrest died July 26, 2017, at the Antelope Valley Hospital. He was 85. He was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Camden, N.J. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 and spent the next 10 years at various duty stations . . . Read Full Story >>

David D. Jones

David D. Jones, age 74, of Inyokern, Calif., passed away surrounded by the love and care of his wife, daughters, and extended family on Thursday, July 27, 2017. A rosary and funeral services will be held at the All Faith Chapel, NAWS China Lake, at . . . Read Full Story >>

Leland Jerome Carter

Leland Jerome Carter, 45, passed away on July 4, 2017, in Ridgecrest, Calif. Leland was born Feb. 9, 1972. He graduated from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in June 1990. Like his father before him, he lived and worked as a car detailer in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Belinda Brown-Davis

Belinda Brown-Davis passed on July 11, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. Ridgecrest services were July 29 at Union Full Gospel Church. The final services will be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1502 N. Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. with . . . Read Full Story >>

Knud L. Nielsen

Knud L. Nielsen passed away on July 6, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif., due to complications of cardiovascular irregularities. No service will be held. He leaves behind his mother, Helen Johantgen Jackson; brothers, John Johantgen of Fresno, Francis Johantgen of Everett, Wash.; and sisters, Helen Claire . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert J. Francis

Robert J. Francis passed away on Wed, June 28, 2017, at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 88 years old. Bob was born in 1928 at Canton, Ill. He grew up in Canton, and in his teen years his family moved out to the country. . . . Read Full Story >>

Jane Van Aken

Jane Van Aken went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the age of 87 after a yearlong bout with lung cancer. Born August 29, 1929, in Mooresville Ind., and predeceased in 1988 by husband Ray, Jane is survived by sons . . . Read Full Story >>

Floyd Curtis Schwartz

Floyd Curtis Schwartz, 91, passed away June 28, 2017, at his home in Trona. Floyd, an only child, was born Aug. 12, 1925, to Floyd B. and Pauline (Turner) Schwartz in Glendale, Calif. He attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. At age 17 . . . Read Full Story >>

Elvy R. Hopkins

Elvy R. Hopkins died June 29, 2017, from complications due to neck surgery. He was preceded in death by his parents Elton and Vyrnia Hopkins. He is survived by three sisters, Ardeith Hopkins, Betheen Way and Vivian Maroney; as well as, many nieces, nephews and . . . Read Full Story >>