Mary Beth Andreasen

Mary Beth Andreasen

Mary Beth (Elizabeth) Andreasen, former longtime resident of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2016, at her home in Springville, Utah. She was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Malad, Idaho. She moved to China Lake as a teenager and attended Burroughs High School where . . . Read Full Story >>

Dorothy Sandoval

Dorothy Sandoval

On May 23, 2016, Dorothy Sandoval was promoted to Glory after her short, courageous fight with breast cancer. Dorothy Eileen Hammon was born March 10, 1961, to Marion D. and Nelson (Toy) Hammon in Ridgecrest. In 1979, Dorothy married Jaime Sandoval. She was blessed with . . . Read Full Story >>

Ronald Hise

Ronald Hise

Ronald Hise passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 99 years, 7 months of age. He and his wife, Billie, lived in the valley since 1945. They raised two girls and two boys. He worked at China Lake from 1945-78, retiring after a . . . Read Full Story >>

Stephen John Schreiber

Stephen John Schreiber, 67, of Las Vegas passed away May 20, 2016. Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, May 27, 11 a.m., at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, 89131. He was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Ridgecrest to Jeanne . . . Read Full Story >>

Nedelco ‘Nick’ Delchev

Nedelco ‘Nick’ Delchev

Nedelco (Nick) Delchev, born Oct. 28, 1941, passed away in March 2016. Nick, a self-educated inventor, will be remembered by his friends and co-workers as a man with a sense of humor, insatiable curiosity and a desire to help others and expect nothing in return. . . . Read Full Story >>

Steven James Hight

Steven James Hight

Steven James Hight passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 7, 2016. He was 72 years old. Steve was born on Dec. 22, 1943, in San Diego to Esther Mae Witte and Arvel James Hight. Steve was the eldest of five boys, all born . . . Read Full Story >>

Gerald O. ‘GOM’ Miller

Gerald O. ‘GOM’ Miller

Former China Lake resident Gerald O. Miller, known to his friends as “GOM,” passed away at his home in Fredericksburg, Va., on May 12, 2016. He was 82. Gerald was well known at China Lake during the 1960s and ’70s most notably for his work . . . Read Full Story >>

Jeffery Paul ‘Jeff’ Meriam

Jeffery Paul “Jeff” Meriam, Army Veteran, Elder of the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church, is resting in Jesus. Jeff passed to his rest Sept. 30, 2015, after a 14 month battle with Merkel cell carcinoma. Jeff was a fourth-generation Californian, born in Walnut Creek, oldest son of Kenneth . . . Read Full Story >>

Gary Lee Shawler

Gary Lee Shawler was born June 26, 1933 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He passed away May 4, 2016, in Bakersfield. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Gary served his country as a naval photographer during the Korean War. He . . . Read Full Story >>

Edward Guemes, Jr.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week . . . Read Full Story >>

Tina L. Pernell-Allen

Tina L. Pernell-Allen

Spirited was the word for Tina Louise Pernell-Allen (also known as First Lady, Mom and Grandma), who was born April 9, 1959, in Chicago, Ill. She spent her childhood in Covert, Mich., where she met her childhood sweetheart, Sammie Allen, at the tender age of . . . Read Full Story >>

Carol J. Corlett

Carol J. Corlett

Carol Joy Corlett died May 8, 2016, surrounded by her family, in her home in Ridgecrest. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. She was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Dec. 24, 1936. Her family . . . Read Full Story >>

James Stewart

James Stewart

On May 6, 2016, at approximately 10:58 a.m., James Alonzo Stewart, 18, of Ridgecrest was senselessly taken from those who loved him, in a tragic highway accident on Interstate 5 near Coalinga. James was killed when his vehicle, sitting in traffic blocked by PG&E work . . . Read Full Story >>

Martina Camphausen

Martina Camphausen

Martina Camphausen, 79, former China Lake employee and local artist and High Desert Haven resident, died in Bella Sera Hospice in Ridgecrest on April 25, 2016. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on May 21 at the All Faith Chapel, China Lake. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Lloyd Lester Davis

Lloyd Lester Davis

Lloyd Lester Davis passed on to heaven on April 15, 2016, in Gosford Hospital in Australia with family at his bedside. He was laid to rest on April 22 in Gosford, Australia. Lloyd was born Nov. 4, 1965, in Ridgecrest. He graduated from Sherman E. . . . Read Full Story >>

Maggie Perez

Maggie Perez

Our sweet angel, loving wife, sister, mother and friend, Maggie Perez (44) earned her wings after bravely battling cancer. For the past three years, Maggie has fought through six blood transfusions, five surgeries, numerous CT scans, doctors’ appointments and more than 25 radiation, chemo and . . . Read Full Story >>

Reba Lynn Summers

Reba Lynn Summers (née Powell) died May 1, 2016, at her home in Ridgecrest. Her funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She was born June 15, 1945, to Eula Mae Powell of Stigler, Okla. As a child she . . . Read Full Story >>

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Pate

Elizabeth “Betty” Pate passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Tucson, Ariz., on April 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held on May 7 at noon in Tucson at Our Lady Of the Desert Redemptorist Renewal Center. A Rosary will be held in St. Ann’s prayer . . . Read Full Story >>

Harold L. Jaeger

Harold Leroy Jaeger, 81, died on April 26, 2016, in his Valley Springs home with his family at his side. Born in Watertown, S.D., on Jan. 13, 1935, Harold was the son of Floyd and Esther Jaeger. Harold began his love for working on electronics . . . Read Full Story >>

James E. ‘Jim’ Noh, Jr.

James E. “Jim” Noh, Jr., a 60-year resident of Ridgecrest, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at his home in Ridgecrest after a lengthy illness. A memorial mass will held on Saturday, May 7th, 11 a.m. at the All Faith Chapel, China Lake. Passes . . . Read Full Story >>