Tracy McLain Hollinshead

Tracy McLain Hollinshead Tracy McLain Hollinshead passed away peacefully at home with his family in Ridgecrest on Dec. 27, 2012. He was 62.

A Celebration of Life will be held Feb. 23 in Bakersfield. For details, e mail

Tracy was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio, to Robert and Wynne Hollinshead, He was a Ridgecrest resident since 2002. He worked as a finish blade operator for Granite Construction of Bakersfield for 15 years, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 12 for 38 years. He was retired.

Tracy loved rock and roll music and watching movies. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed taking trips in his motor home with his wife of 26 years, Debra. Together they formed many happy memories.

He was also a “Clamper,” a member of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Western heritage, especially of gold mining regions. The group has dedicated many local monuments, including one in Inyokern.

He is survived by wife Debra Hollinshead, daughter Renee Davis Denesha, sons Aaron and Kevin Hollinshead and Beau Davis. sister Robin Hollinshead Cottrell, brother Crispin Hollinshead, nephew Gabe Dunkle, niece Angela Dunkle Hollinshead and 11 wonderful grandchildren.

Submitted by the family of Tracy McLain Hollinshead

Story First Published: 2013-01-09