Charlotte Hamm

Charlotte Hamm

Charlotte Hamm, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Jan. 22, 2020, at her home in Ridgecrest. She was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Medford, Wisc. She grew up in Marshfield, Wisc., and it was there . . . Read Full Story >>

Leonard Verduzco

Leonard Verduzco, 67, of Ridgecrest, died at his home on Feb. 3, 2020. He was born in Torrance on Nov. 12, 1952. Leonard moved to Ridgecrest in 1988 from Moreno Valley, California. He worked with the maintenance department of Sierra Sands Unified School District up . . . Read Full Story >>

Madeline Ann Ciani

Madeline Ann Ciani, 90, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Feb. 10, 2020, at the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. Mrs. Ciani, the third of four children, was born July 3, 1929, on Staten Island, New York to Michele and Christina Baratta Venditti. She married . . . Read Full Story >>

Robert S. Moran

Robert S. Moran

Robert Scott Moran, a beloved husband, father and brother, passed away from a freak accident at his home in Orem, Utah, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. He was 41. Rob was born to Florence Wilson Moran and Clarence Robert Moran Jr. on June 14, 1978 . . . Read Full Story >>

Joel C. Bernard

Joel C. Bernard

Joel Cosby Bernard, Jr., entered the gates of Heaven Jan. 24, 2020, after a long battle with pneumonia. He was 82. He was a beloved husband and father, and we will miss him dearly. He was born to Edwarda Iva (Smith) Bernard and Joel C. . . . Read Full Story >>

Don Joe McKernan

Don Joe McKernan

Long-time resident Don Joe “DJ” McKernan passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 20, 2020, surrounded by family. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Sage Hall at Desert Empire Fairgrounds. Don Joe was born . . . Read Full Story >>

Kirk Robert Uetz

Kirk Robert Uetz

Kirk Robert Uetz passed away suddenly Jan. 20, 2020, at his Ridgecrest residence. He was 60. He was born July 12, 1959, to Patricia Lee (Riley) Uetz and Clifford George. He was raised and lived in Ridgecrest his whole life. He went to school in . . . Read Full Story >>

Thomas A. Brown

Thomas Arlis (Tom) Brown died Jan. 28, 2020, at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 81. He was born in Wauchula, Fla., in 1938 to Arlis Thomas and Willie Mae (Mae) Brown. Tom joined the U.S. Marines at age 17 and retired as a master . . . Read Full Story >>

Floyd R. Furnish

Floyd R. Furnish

Floyd Rogers Furnish Sr., born on July 8, 1939, in Moline, Ill., passed away Jan. 15, 2020, in Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield. He was 80. Floyd came to Ridgecrest in 1945 and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1957. His first job after high school . . . Read Full Story >>

John R. ‘Jack’ Minton

John R. ‘Jack’ Minton

John Robert “Jack” Minton, a longtime resident of Ridgecrest, died in an automobile accident Nov. 29, 2019. He was 85. Jack was born Oct. 31, 1934, to Delmar and Maxine (Scheimer) Minton of Willows. Jack attended the University of Santa Clara and majored in engineering . . . Read Full Story >>

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Neffew

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Neffew

Patricia Ann “Pat” Neffew, passed away at her Ridgecrest home on Jan. 22, 2020, with her family present. She was 78. Patricia was born to Warren B. Pierson Sr. and Grace E. Pierson on Sept. 11, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio. She married Jack R. Neffew . . . Read Full Story >>

Maria Martinez-Coronado

Maria Martinez-Coronado

Maria Luisa Martinez-Coronado went home to our Lord on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. She was born on April 2, 1928, in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. In September 1990, she came to Ridgecrest to live permanently. She loved gardening, painting, sewing, etc. She was preceded by her . . . Read Full Story >>

Rayna Hobby

Rayna Hobby

Rayna Hobby, a lifelong resident of Trona and Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2020, in Ridgecrest. She was 79. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Ken) Silliman; son, James (Sandy) Hobby; sister, Barbara Rector; brother, Danny Knight; two grandchildren, Nathan and Candace Jolly; . . . Read Full Story >>

John M. Daly

John M. Daly

John Mike Daly passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. He was 87. He was born Aug. 27, 1932, in San Francisco, and grew up in Utah and Nevada. A general contractor for many years, he retired from the maintenance department of Boeing. He is . . . Read Full Story >>

Gloria Morrow services

A reception to celebrate the life of Gloria L. Morrow, who passed away peacefully in November, will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m. in the reception hall of Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 N. China Lake Blvd. — Submitted by the family of Gloria . . . Read Full Story >>

Justin ‘Ron’ Cheshire

Justin ‘Ron’ Cheshire

Justin Ronald “Ron” Cheshire passed away at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital on Jan. 2, 2020. He was born July 27, 1932, to Helen M. and Justin W. Cheshire, in Pasadena, Calif. He served in the United States Air Force, and was a Korean War veteran, retired . . . Read Full Story >>

James W. Williams

James W. “Jim” Williams, 82, had a permanent change of station (PCS) to heaven on Jan. 14, 2020. Jim peacefully died in his Minden, Nev.,, home from complications related to ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Jim leaves his dedicated wife, Paulette, of over . . . Read Full Story >>

Paul ‘Kelo’ Henderson

Paul Lars “Kelo” Henderson II passed away on Dec. 10, 2019 in Irvine, CA, after complications from a surgical procedure, he was 96 years old Born August 8, 1923 in Pueblo, Colorado, to Paul Lars & Gladys Pearl Henderson of Pueblo, CO, second generation immigrants . . . Read Full Story >>

Virginia Price

Virginia Ruth Price passed away on December 17, 2019, in Lodi, CA at the age of 85. She was born on July 13, 1934, to Donald Mulinix, Sr. and Ruth Stevenson in Toledo, Ohio. She worked for a time at China Lake Naval Weapons Center. . . . Read Full Story >>

Betty J. Hill

Betty J. Hill, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Dec. 30, 2019 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on March 6, 1934, in Dustin, Okla., to Arthur P. Bailey and Onema M. Thomas. She spent her childhood . . . Read Full Story >>