James M. Lloyd

James M. Lloyd

James Michael Lloyd, age 62, crossed his earthly finish line on May 12, 2020, and has finally met face-to-face the Savior he loves so well. He was deeply committed to his Lord and his family. Married for more than 36 years, James and his wife . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul Wheeler

Paul Wheeler

On May 12, 2020, retired Ridgecrest Police Captain Paul Wheeler, amazing husband, dad, brother and papa passed away at age 66. Paul was born April 22, 1954, in Trona to Donald and Margaret Wheeler. Paul and his three brothers — Donald, Mark and Jon — . . . Read Full Story >>

Steven L. Bashaw

Steven L. Bashaw

Our son, Steven L. Bashaw, age 53, died suddenly on April 3, 2020, while camping in the California Kern Mountains with his fiancée Tina Meldahl. Steven found great peace in his Christianity, his love of God and his church family in so many ways. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Janet Ella Scott Long

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Janet Long on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, just three months shy of her 100th birthday. She passed peacefully in her sleep. Janet was born in Springdale, Ark., on Aug. 19, 1920. She married Earnest . . . Read Full Story >>

James Curtis Hayes

James Curtis (Jim) Hayes passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020, at the age of 83. Jim was born in Wadhams, N.Y., and is the son of Persis Murdock Peck Hayes and Vernon Charles Hayes, both deceased. After two years of college Jim enlisted in . . . Read Full Story >>

Herman J. Hoffman

Herman Julius Hoffman, 87, passed away Friday, April 4, 2020, in Clovis. A longtime resident of the Ridgecrest area, he and his wife Dolores, had moved to Clovis in 2017 to be near their two daughters. Born in Chicago, Ill., in 1934, he had moved . . . Read Full Story >>

Louis R. Castillo

Louis R. Castillo

Louis Ruiz Castillo was born May 23, 1948, in Santa Ana and passed away April 30, 2020, in his Ridgecrest home from natural causes. Louis was raised in Trona. He attended local schools, graduated and then joined the armed forces. He did a tour of . . . Read Full Story >>

Claude Wood

Claude Wood

Claude Wood was born on October 11, 1927, near Meridian, Miss. He passed away at home in Ridgecrest on March 28, 2020, at age 92. As a child, Claude lived in Arizona before moving to Fresno and later La Jolla, graduating from La Jolla High . . . Read Full Story >>

Ruby Lynn Allen

Ruby Lynn Allen

Ruby Lynn Allen passed away at her home in Ridgecrest on May 2, 2020, with her good friend Jo by her side after a courageous battle against breast cancer. Ruby was born in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 19, 1947, to Willard and Emma Allen. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Adolph Moreno

Adolph Moreno

Adolph Moreno passed away on April 20, 2020, one week after his 67th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Shelli Moreno, his children and their spouses/significant others, Elysia and Adam Henderson, Gabriel and Jacquelyn Moreno, Steffeni Moreno and James Bistany, and Christian Moreno and . . . Read Full Story >>

Verna I. Tucker

Verna I. Tucker

Verna Iris Tucker, age 107, of Ridgecrest joined our heavenly Father on April 30, 2020, passing peacefully from natural causes at the home of her primary caregivers — daughter, Sonja and her husband Bill Giuliani. She also received care regularly from her loving grandchildren, Kathy . . . Read Full Story >>

Donnie D. Wilmott

Donnie D. Wilmott

On April 29, 2020, Donald Dean Wilmot III received his wings. Donnie, as he was called by his family and friends, was loved by everyone. He loved to play golf, running in marathons, and most of all, he loved being with his family. They took . . . Read Full Story >>

Bruce W. Burrows

Bruce W. Burrows

Bruce Warren Burrows, born Sept. 24, 1968, in Ridgecrest, departed this life March 24, 2020, in Victorville at the age of 51. Born and raised in Ridgecrest, Bruce lived in numerous places in his adult life, returning to Ridgecrest in 2007 before moving to Victorville . . . Read Full Story >>

Ethel ‘Jackie’ Henley

Ethel ‘Jackie’ Henley

Ethel “Jackie” R. Henley, a Ridgecrest resident since 1986, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020, at the age of 95. Jackie was born on April 10, 1925 in Ashe County, North Carolina. She was the last of eight children born to Ida and William . . . Read Full Story >>

Donald A. Baker

Donald A. Baker

Donald Arthur Baker, 71 years old, passed away unexpectedly at Desert View Hospital on April 8, 2020, of a massive heart attack. There will not be a service or memorial per his request. Don was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Bridgewater, Mass., to Robert Coots . . . Read Full Story >>

Theodore C. Kruse

Theodore Clair “Ted” Kruse passed away at home in Grants Pass OR on April 11, 2020 from mantle cell lymphoma. Ted was born November 13, 1946 in Pocatello, Idaho, to Hazel and Ted Kruse. In 1953, his family moved to Ridgecrest-China Lake Naval Weapons Center, . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty J. Haslam

Betty J. Haslam

Betty Jean Haslam, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully at her home on April 3, 2020, at age 75. She leaves behind a bereaved husband, George M. “Bud” Haslam who is not at all surprised she took her leave during a pandemic because, “Betty did . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia Castro

Patricia Castro

Patricia “Patsy” Castro, a longtime resident of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully April 6, 2020, at the age of 73. She was at her daughter’s home surrounded by family after a long and courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was born on March 16, 1947 in . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia A. Farris

Patricia Ann (Hunter) Farris passed away April 4, 2020, at her Inyokern home after a long illness. She was 59. She was born at Modesto, Ca. Oct. 9, 1961. Trish was a long time resident of China Lake, Ridgecrest and Inyokern. She was a former . . . Read Full Story >>

Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams, born to John Richard and Bertie Bessie Williams in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, passed away on February 13, 2020 at the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. Jerry’s parents moved to Fresno, Calif., from Oklahoma while he was a young child. He graduated from Edison . . . Read Full Story >>