Eduardo S. ‘Ed’ Romero

Eduardo Salvador Romero passed peacefully early Friday morning, May 20, 2016, in Kaneohe, Hawaii, with his daughter Victoria at his side. He was 96 years old. Eduardo, or Ed as he was known to his friends, was born Jan. 8, 1920, in New York City, . . . Read Full Story >>

Jon Eric Dimberg

Former Ridgecrest resident, businessman and friend Jon Eric Dimberg passed away in Chico, Calif., after a long battle with medical issues. Jon lived in Ridgecrest where he and his wife Mindy raised his family. They moved to Chico in 2012. He was probably best known . . . Read Full Story >>

Ray V. LaBorde

Ray Vernon LaBorde passed away June 18, 2016, at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield after a fall at the age of 80. Ray was born in Cordova, Alaska, on June 6, 1936. He was the youngest son of six children. He is survived by . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert ‘Steve’ MacArthur

On May 31, 2016, Robert Stephen “Steve” MacArthur went to be with our Heavenly Father. Services will be held Friday, June 24, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Ridgecrest, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations . . . Read Full Story >>

Jacqueline Renne

Jacqueline Renne

Jacqueline (Pollock) Renne passed away peacefully in her sleep May 22, 2016, at the age of 97. Growing up in Kansas City, Jackie graduated from high school at 16 and, passing up a chance to dance professionally, went to work to help support her family. . . . Read Full Story >>

Gregoria Edulag

Gregoria Edulag

Gregoria Edulag passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Ridgecrest, where she lived with her family. Gregoria was born on June 11, 1930, to Bonifacio and Cerilina Eclevia in Candelaria, Zambales, Philippines. She left the Philippines in 1987 to join her children in the . . . Read Full Story >>

Adolph Hengl

Adolph Hengl

Adolph Hengl, resident of Livermore, Calif., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side at the age of 99. Adolph was born in Sidney, Neb., to Frank and Sophia Hengl. He was the oldest of nine children. Adolph was preceded in death . . . Read Full Story >>

Lynn E. Rummer

Lynn E. Rummer

Lynn Edward Rummer was born May 19, 1951, in Ridgecrest and died of natural causes this June, 2016 in Ridgecrest. Lynn spent most of his youth in Trona, where he attended Trona elementary and junior high schools. He graduated from Burroughs High School in 1970. . . . Read Full Story >>

Marilyn ‘Ditty’ Riggs

Marilyn ‘Ditty’ Riggs

Marilyn “Ditty” Mansfield Riggs, 89, of Solana Beach died of heart failure on June 11, 2016, in Encinitas. Born in 1926 Longton, Kan., and raised in River-side, she married Leroy Riggs in 1946. They spent the next 30 years at the Naval Air Weapons Station, . . . Read Full Story >>

Ron V. Valdez

Ron V. Valdez

Ron Victor Valdez, age 56, of Ridgecrest passed away unexpectedly June 5, 2016, in Fruita, Colo. Ron was born in Durango, Colo., on July 2, 1959, the son of Dessie and Rena Valdez. Ron grew up in Durango, working as a chef, logger and truck . . . Read Full Story >>

Eleanor Natalie Battaglia

Eleanor Natalie Battaglia

Known to the local Quilters as the “Choo Choo Train That Never Quits,” Eleanor Natalie Battaglia fought her last battle in the comfort of her own home. She was born in Pennsylvania, and later resided in Burbank, where she graduated from John Burroughs High School. . . . Read Full Story >>

Cy Mathew Ebersberger

Cy Mathew Ebersberger

Cy Ebersberger, age 86, of Ridgecrest, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Ridgecrest. Cy was born in Oshkosh, Wisc., on Oct. 22, 1929, the son of John Ebersberger Sr. and Martha (Golomb) Ebersberger. He graduated from Oshkosh Senior High School and went on . . . Read Full Story >>

Joseph M. Lamm

Joseph M. Lamm

Joseph Manley Lamm passed away in his sleep surrounded by family and friends on June 5, 2016, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. He was 25 days short of his 86th birthday and had been in hospice care at the hospital. Joe was born in Alexandria, Va., . . . Read Full Story >>

Fred A. Robinson

Fred A. Robinson

Fred A. Robinson was born in Cardington, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1926, to Harry Adelbert and Winifred Landon Robinson and passed away May 31, 2016, in Ridgecrest. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m., at H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel. He served . . . Read Full Story >>

Leah M. Little

Leah M. Little

Leah M. Little passed away in mid April 2016 in her Santa Barbara home, surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Steven M. Little and her children Janis Little and Jeffrey Little. She was the grandmother of Brook, Jason, Mackenzie . . . Read Full Story >>

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 >>