Recent Obituaries

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    Maggie Longest

    Saturday, Nov 01 2014 02:00 AM

    Maggie Sistrunk Longest passed away peacefully on Oct 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born in Monticello, MS on November 3, 1924. Charles proposed to her shortly after they met while he was a patient at the Naval hospital in San Diego where she was fulfilling her training to become a registered nurse. They were married on June 23, 1946, shortly after she graduated from nursing school. They lived in Hawthorne, CA until moving to Bakersfield in December of 1948. Maggie worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital until Memorial Hospital opened in 1956, when she took a position there. She retired from Memorial as Head Nurse of Surgery in 1986.

    Dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maggie was preceded in...

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    Archie Webb

    Archie was born to Archibald and Delores Webb in Pennsylvania and grew up in Slippery Rock as the oldest of five boys. He began working after school at the age of 9 to help his mother support the family when a work injury in a coal mine...

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    Juanita Diaz Chaidez

    Mama went home to be with our Lord. Mom was a homemaker, She loved cooking, music and enjoyed being with family and friends. She was born in San Luis Obispo. She is preceded in death by her parents Bonifacio and Susie Chaidez, daughter Lola...

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    Robert Dale Sherwood

    "Bob" as he was known by family and friends passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Bob was born on February 25, 1931 in Gays Mills, Wisconsin. He was the eldest of three sons born to parents Harvey and Bertha Sherwood. Bob grew up in...

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    Barbara J. Spitler

    Barbara is preceded in death by her father, mother and sister Karen. She is survived by her husband Arthur Spitler and her four daughters, Sue Nelson, Lisa Whybrew, Mary Spitler and Genevieve Simco; two brothers Robert Ellis and Mike Ellis,...

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    Samuel 'Alan' Harris

    Samuel "Alan" Harris was born on April 5, 1948 and grew up in Oildale, California. He graduated from North High School in 1966. He joined the U.S. Army in 1968 where he drove a Tank for the 1st Calvary Infantry and proudly fought in our...

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    Ramona Ramos

    Ramona is survived by her husband Alvaro, daughters Lenore Wilson (Joe), Monica Lingle (Eric), Teresa Alvarez (Nic), grandchildren Sam Lingle (Christie) and Erica Lingle, great grandchildren Chapman and Chloe Lingle and a multitude of...

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    Mary Margaret Lindsey

    Mary Lindsey lost a brave battle with pancreatic cancer on October 24, 2014. Born August 8, 1952 of William and Elaine McCann is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Joe Lindsey, her four children - Ryan, Bryan, Shawn and Jodi - and...

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    Ira Max Stone

    Ira Max Stone, 86, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 24, 2014, at home with his daughter, Raquel Idolyantes, and her family in Bakersfield, CA. Max, as he preferred to be called, was the third of three children born to...

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    Stephanie Wyvonne Campbell Chatman

    Viewing and visitation will start today, Friday, October 31, 2014 3:00-5:30 pm, with meditation to follow from 5:30-6:30pm at Church of Christ Christian Ministries, 1416 Wilson Road, Bakersfield, CA. 93304 for Stephanie Wyvonne Campbell-...

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    Helen Cozby

    Helen, 90, went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2014. She resided at Emeritus Assisted Living and lived in Bakersfield all her life. She was married to Vernal Cozby, who preceded her in death in 2009. They were happily married for...

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    Ralph Y. Celedon

    There is heavy sadness on Earth but great joy in Heaven at the death of Ralph (Raúl) Ybarra Celedon. Ralph courageously and fiercely fought multiple myeloma for more than four years. His battle ended on October 26, 2014. Ralph was born to...

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    Edna Fay Mouser

    Edna was born in Pittsburg County Oklahoma to Ervin and Ethel Wood. She moved to California as a young woman where she met and married the love of her life, Leonard Mouser. She was a loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and...

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