Funeral Notices

Funeral Services for Jan. 31

Services scheduled

Bessie Dokolas, 90, Laguna Woods, Jan. 26. Service 10 a.m. Feb. 3, St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors.

Lewis C. Reid, 80, Bakersfield, Jan. 27. Visitation noon Jan. 30, Basham Funeral Care; Service 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Arvin Cemetery. Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles St.

Francis Doyle Rule, 94, Bakersfield, Jan. 27. Viewing noon Feb....


Local Spotlight

Career reporter Swenson succumbs to cancer


He pounded out countless crime stories over a 40-year career that began in the era of manual typewriters and concluded in the age of Facebook.

As a veteran "cops" reporter for The Californian, he rode shotgun in patrol cars and saw the city from a helicopter circling rooftops at night.


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Funeral Notices

The Bakersfield Californian provides a free death listing (No Services or Services Pending) and a paid death listing (Services Scheduled), using information provided by local area mortuaries.

The in-depth notices that are published daily are paid obituaries and remembrances, available to families and the general public; these listings must be purchased by 3 p.m. Monday - Friday to be published in the next day's paper.

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Notices placed by 2 p.m. Monday - Friday will publish on the next applicable publication date. Notices received after 2 p.m. on Friday - Sunday, will be published in Tuesday's newspaper. Photos can be emailed to Notices can be placed online at Place Your Ad.

Refund Policy: Notices placed are nonrefundable for any reason.

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