Wayne Kilburn

Wayne Kilburn, 76, passed away of natural causes on March 13, 2019, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster. A Ridgecrest resident since 1980, he was born on Sept. 6, 1942, in Hattiesburg, Miss., and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He came to Ridgecrest as the owner/operator of the local McDonald’s restaurant. Then he ran Red’s Backwood’s BBQ. In recent years, he found joy cooking for local seniors at the Senior Center and for the Meals on Wheels program.

Kilburn is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane Kilburn of Ridgecrest; his stepson of Ridgecrest; his stepdaughter of Seattle; his grandson of Ridgecrest; and his grandson and wife of Vancouver, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel.

— Submitted by the family of Wayne Kilburn

Story First Published: 2019-03-22