Recent Obituaries

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    John E. Ross

    Wednesday, Mar 04 2015 01:00 AM

    John was born on April 15, 1947 to Elwyn and Lorraine Ross in Bakersfield, CA where he lived his entire life. He went to be with the Lord on February 20th, 2015 after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends. He graduated from BHS in 1965 and attended Bakersfield College where he received his AA degree in Marketing.

    He worked for the Bakersfield Californian for 11 years as Classified and National Ad Managers, worked in Real Estate and owned an Industrial Coating business and then owned a mortgage company with his wife. He was currently employed as a salesman for MetalTek and worked for his life long friend Gary Duncan.

    Through Johns life he belonged to the boat club, the Elks Club and several other organizations. He...

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    Helen Louise Chroman

    Long time resident of Delano, Helen Louise Chroman, born December 20, 1925, went home to be with her Lord and Savior February 28, 2015. She went peacefully in her sleep into the arms of Jesus at her home. Born to Vonie and Lester Ingram,...

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    Esther Chavez Marquez

    Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Friend Born January 11th 1930 in Aguas Calientes Mexico and came to Kern County in the 1950's. Esther was a home maker for 60 years and enjoyed cooking and caring for her grandchildren. She is survived by...

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    Gerald Eugene 'Jerry' Kraft

    Gerald E. "Jerry" Kraft was born July 3, 1954 in Davenport, Iowa and went to be with the Lord January 18, 2015 in El Monte, California at the age of 60. Loving ex-husband of Lourie Mince Kraft, loving Father of Matthew Kraft and Regan...

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    Major Maria Victoria Sanchez 'Vicky' USAF

    Major Maria V. Sanchez "Vicky" USAF, 42, of Bakersfield lost her battle to Gastric Cancer and was called home by the Lord on February 26, 2015 in Bakersfield, California. Vicky was born in Greenfield, Ca on November 15, 1972 to Jesus and...

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    Fannie V. Azparren

    Fannie was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. She graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1941 and went on to marry her sweetheart of 58 years, Joe Azparren, in 1944. Fannie was employed for 25 years by Bakersfield City...

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    Tillie June Resley

    A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 AM, at First United Methodist Church for Tillie June Resley. Born in Ansley, Louisiana, Tillie was the sixth of eight children of Riley and Grace Hamm. The family moved to...

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    Michael Anthony Herrera LaMarsna

    Michael LaMarsna, age 47, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, and now joins his grandparents and sister, Kimberly. He will be deeply missed by his life partner, Duane Jenkins of Bakersfield; his parents, Fred...

  9. Joe Thomas Porter

    Joe Thomas Porter was born in Bakersfield, California on February 9, 1933 to Henry and Hazel Porter. He was 82 years old when he passed on February 24, 2015 at home surrounded by family. Joe succumbed to a three year battle with kidney...

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    April Rainelle Swisshelm

    April Rainelle Swisshelm, age 65 of Bakersfield, California, died peacefully surrounded by family on March 1, 2015. She was born to the late Alfred Felton Gregory and Geraldine Shirley Brown on April 22, 1949. April enjoyed spending time...

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    Hugh Loran Murray, Sr.

    Hugh Loran Murray, Sr., of Bakersfield, CA, passed away on February 26 at the age of 83. Hugh was born in Delta, UT in 1931 to Hugh Murray and Dorothy Stoneking Murray. He was raised in Roosevelt, UT and graduated from Roosevelt High School...

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    Roger J. Bastion

    Roger J. Bastion was born May 3rd, 1918 to John and Helen Bastion in Adams, Massachusetts and passed away peacefully of natural causes and surrounded by family on February 25, 2015. Dad never met a ball game he didn't like. As an only child...

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    Cynthia Kresha

    Cynthia R. Kresha, was in Bakersfield, California on March 12, 1948 and passed February 24, 2015. She was a graduate of Garces High School on June 1966. Cynthia was a woman of honor, courage, and love. She was an extremely devoted wife to...

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