Obituary: Rita Puckett

Obituary: Rita Puckett

Rita Puckett passed away Aug. 2, 2014, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Her services were held Aug. 16 at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. The youngest of eight children, Rita was born July 22, 1937, in Sandoval, N.M., to the late Antonio Targhetta and Clotilde Silva . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Margaret ‘Marge’ Stanton

Obituary: Margaret ‘Marge’ Stanton

Margaret Elizabeth “Marge” Stanton died July 17, 2014 at the Ridgecrest Healthcare Center from cancer. She was 80. Interment services will be held at the convenience of her surviving family and friends at Desert Memorial Park. The date and time are to be determined. Call . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Winifred ‘Winnie’ Byrd

Obituary: Winifred ‘Winnie’ Byrd

Winifred “Winnie” Byrd died on July 26, 2014. She was 87. She will be laid to rest next to her late husband, James, at the Riverside National Cemetery. Winnie retired from the local Walmart store, where she helped many customers in their craft section. Many . . . Read Full Story >>

OBITUARY: Ethel May (Burge) Zagala

OBITUARY: Ethel May (Burge) Zagala

Ethel May Zagala died July 20, 2014. She was 76. Born Ethel May Beltz in November 1930 to Walter and Mima Beltz, she was the youngest of eight children. While she grew up mostly in Illinois, they lived many places, and she fell in love . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Bryan Ray McQuiston

Bryan Ray McQuiston died suddenly at his home in China Lake Acres on July 15, 2014. He was 43. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 2, followed by a celebration of his life at “Someplace Else” bar on Inyokern Road. Bryan was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Phillip James Lilly

Obituary: Phillip James Lilly

Phillip James Lilly died Aug. 2, 2014. He was 85. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-6 p.m. at the H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Rosary will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Agnes Winter

Obituary: Agnes Winter

Our beloved Agnes passed suddenly from this earth on July 27, 2014. Agnes was born April 16, 1923, in Foley, Minn. Her funeral mass was held at St. Ann on Aug. 2. Agnes grew up in Minnesota, one of eight children, and the last surviving . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Jean Ruth Perry

Jean Ruth Perry died June 27, 2014, in Ridgecrest. She was 90. A service was set for July 24 at 9 a.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Jean was born January 9, 2014, at Cannonsburg, Penn., to Grace Kennedy Perry and Howard Perry. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Charles Thomas Newmyer

Charles Thomas Newmyer died in his Ridgecrest home on July 22, 2014, from complications of prostate cancer. His family and his beloved dog were with him. He was 78. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at the . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Roberta Arlene Pringle

Roberta Arlene Kreitman Pringle passed away July 3, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. She was 77. Roberta was born April 11, 1937, to Bert Myron and Frances Wehenkel Kreitman in Ainsworth, Neb. She was the youngest of their three children. She grew up on a ranch . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: John Eden Kleine

John Eden Kleine died July 11, 2014, in Ridgecrest. He was 93. Reverend Denis Ssekannyo officiated at John’s funeral mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on July 18, and John was laid to rest at Desert Memorial Park. The youngest of six children, John was . . . Read Full Story >>

Margo Elaine Osburn

Margo Elaine Osburn

Margo Elaine Osburn died on June 6, 2014. She was 58. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the High Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest. Margo was born Aug. 21, 1955, to Cecil and Frances Osburn in Delano. She . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: James F. Elliott

James F. Elliott died on June 28, 2014 in Ridgecrest. He was 88. A graveside service will be held July 8 at 10 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park cemetery in Ridgecrest. James was born Feb. 12, 1926, in South Dakota. He served in the military . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Duane Loy Green

Obituary: Duane Loy Green

Duane Loy Green passed away at his home in La Mesa on June 25, 2014, having lost his battle with lung cancer. His wife and children were all with him as he drew his last breaths. His memorial service is set for Thursday, July 3, . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Glen R. Huber

Obituary: Glen R. Huber

Longtime Ridgecrest resident Glen R. Huber died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after complications from a stroke. He was 87 years old. A graveside service will be held at 10:45 a.m., Friday, June 27, at Bakersfield National Cemetery, followed by a luncheon gathering at DiGiorgio . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Lillian Ruth Daley

Obituary: Lillian Ruth Daley

Lillian Ruth Daley died June 18, 2014, at her home in Ridgecrest, surrounded by her family. She was 87. A celebration of Lillian’s life will be held on Thursday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with Dr. Ed Jayne presiding. A . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Lowell Paulsen

Former Ridgecrest resident Lowell Paulsen died May 18, 2014, in Oakhurst, of bladder cancer. He was 82. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28, 1 p.m.. at the Desert Christian Center, officiated by Pastor David Schad. Lowell was born on Jan. 23, 1932, . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: John Di Pol

Caesar John Di Pol died in Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on June 6, 2014, with loving family members by his bedside. During his nearly 64 years in our valley, he accumulated a lasting legacy of accomplishment and numerous friends on both sides of the China Lake . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Judy Burns

Judy Burns died on May 28, 2014 following a long battle with cancer. She was 69. No services will be held in keeping with her wishes. Judy was born in Bell, Calif., on January 8, 1945, and moved to Ridgecrest in 1969. She was an . . . Read Full Story >>

Obituary: Joyce Lela ‘Joy’ Parker

Obituary: Joyce Lela ‘Joy’ Parker

Joy Parker passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Ridgecrest on May 2, 2014, at the age of 93. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at 1136 West Willow in Ridgecrest. . . . Read Full Story >>