Frank Holley

Frank Holley

Frank HolleyFrank Holley passed away Oct. 11, 2018. He was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Pasadena. His family and friends will be hosting a celebration of life on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Triple T’s Tavern. Attendees can bring a . . . Read Full Story >>

William Bowman

William Bowman

William “Bill” Bowman, 72, of Ridgecrest, went to be with the Lord on Jan 4, 2019. He was born Jan. 17, 1946, to Robert and Lois Bowman of Troy, Ohio. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1964 and went on to study at Wright . . . Read Full Story >>

Judy Spragle

Judy Spragle

Judith Ann Spragle (Baker), 64, longtime Ridgecrest resident, died Jan. 2, 2019, surrounded by family at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the H. K. Holland?Memorial Chapel. Judy was born on Sept. 14, 1954, in Tracy . . . Read Full Story >>

Kaden John Gregory

Kaden John Gregory

Kaden John Gregory passed away on Jan. 1, 2019, at 9 years of age. The son of Bryan and Janelle, Kaden was a wonderful boy who loved God. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 12, at the Chapel of . . . Read Full Story >>

Nettie G. Turner

Nettie G. Turner passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, just four months shy of her 80th birthday. She was born on April 13, 1939, in Stoystown, Pa., to Charles and Gladys Evans. She married her husband of 30 years, Dwayne J. Turner, in . . . Read Full Story >>

Warren Argyle Tripp

Warren Argyle Tripp died on Dec. 24, 2018, in Ridgecrest at the age of 97. He will be joining his wife, Maria Tripp, who passed away in September 2017 in California. They met in Germany while Warren was serving in the Army during World War . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert Gordon LaCombe

Robert Gordon LaCombe was born July 31, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His family moved to China Lake when he was 6. He graduated from Burroughs High School in 1958 and from Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, in 1962 with a degree in mathematics. . . . Read Full Story >>

Debra Jo ‘Debbie’ Strait

Debra Jo “Debbie” Strait was born in Monterey, Calif., on Nov. 22, 1952. She entered Heaven’s gate to be reunited with her late husband and best friend, James Bruce Strait II, on Dec. 23, 2018. A loving mother and homemaker, Debbie had a memorable personality . . . Read Full Story >>

Pamela Hillebrand

Pamela J. Brummett Hillebrand of Indianapolis passed away Dec. 18, 2018. She was 67. She was born June 12, 1951, in McPherson, Kan., to the late Norman E. and Dorothy Mae Brummett. She had previously owned a business in Baltimore, Md. Her hobbies included crocheting, . . . Read Full Story >>

Michael John ‘M.J.’ Blackshaw

Michael John ‘M.J.’ Blackshaw

Michael John Blackshaw, born Aug. 7, 1997, son of the late Michael G. Blackshaw, passed away in his home state of Washington on Dec. 27, 2018. Michael is survived by his grandmother, Glenda Blackshaw; uncle, Bammer Blackshaw; cousins, Nikkole Richardson and Brittney Blackshaw of Ridgecrest; . . . Read Full Story >>

Barbara Larosche

Barbara Larosche

Barbara Larosche died Dec. 28, 2018, at her Ridgecrest residence. She was 79. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. Mrs. Larosche was born June 18, 1939, in Peoria, Ill. A resident of Ridgecrest since 1962, . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Ann Hoffman

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” — II Timothy 4:7 Mary Ann (Stark) Hoffman, 74, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2018, in Bakersfield. Her passing brought about a joyous . . . Read Full Story >>

Brett M. Reider

Brett M. Reider

Brett Martin Reider was born on a Tuesday, June, 11, 1991, to Danny and Sandy Reider completing their family as the youngest of three. After 27 trips around the sun, Brett departed this world on Dec. 21, 2018, to join those who have gone before . . . Read Full Story >>

John K. ‘Ken’ Pringle

John K. ‘Ken’ Pringle

John Kenneth “Ken” Pringle, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Ken was born on March 14, 1933, to John Milton Pringle and Madeline Chatelain Pringle in Ogden, Utah. He was the eldest of two children. He graduated in 1951 from Weber . . . Read Full Story >>

Sal Ferranto Jr.

Sal Ferranto Jr.

On Oct. 17, 2018, Sal Ferranto Jr., at only 50 years of age, went home to be with our precious Lord and Savior. Born in 1968, in Covina to Sal and Mary Ann Ferranto, he quickly became the light of our lives. Growing up partially . . . Read Full Story >>

Sherry A. Zissos

Sherry A. Zissos

Sherry Ann Zissos, 67, of Ridgecrest went to be with the Lord peacefully in Ontario on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born to Marilyn Ruth Pearman and William Price on June 15, 1951, in Cairo, Ill. She moved to Ridgecrest in 1960. She attended James . . . Read Full Story >>

Gary J. Wydra

Gary John Wydra of Ridgecrest died Dec. 10, 2018. He was born in Hibbing, Minn., on Dec. 13, 1935. Gary graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1958 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After a brief time in private industry, he came to . . . Read Full Story >>

Mary Ann Hoffman

Mary Ann (Stark) Hoffman, 74, was called home to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2018, in Bakersfield. Her death brought about a joyous heavenly reunion with her sons, Richard and Robert Hoffman, and her beloved husband, Rev. Robert Hoffman, who preceded her in . . . Read Full Story >>

Arthur Jack Dierolf

Arthur Jack Dierolf passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2018, at the age of 93 from natural causes. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a longtime resident of Ridgecrest since 1956. Jack, as he was known to his family and friends, was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Richard George ‘Dick’ Moe

Richard George ‘Dick’ Moe

Known to all as Dick, Richard George Moe was born on Aug. 4, 1934, to Herman and Mildred Moe in Glenwood Minn. Dick passed away at home in Ridgecrest on Nov. 15, 2018, at the age of 84. Dick was a member of Grace Lutheran . . . Read Full Story >>