Recent Obituaries

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    Deborah Pike-Spradley

    Saturday, Dec 20 2014 01:00 AM

    With her family by her side, heaven gained a shining star when Debbie passed from this earth after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was born in Portland, Oregon. Her parents moved the family to Bakersfield in 1961 and became long-time residents. Debbie attended local schools including Colonel Nichols, Compton and East High. She received her BS in nursing from Cal State Bakersfield.

    Debbie started her nursing career at LA County-USC Medical Center where she often said it was "baptism under fire," having been designated a charge nurse during her first week of orientation as a new graduate nurse. She could relate stories of her early nursing experiences that could have filled books! She was an awesome nurse and loved every...

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    Gail Darling

    Gail was born in Bakersfield, California, to Les and Wini Darling and went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2014, at the age of 77. Gail attended local schools and enjoyed a long career at The Auto Club, where he retired from the...

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    Pastor Bill D. Ramsey

    Visitation for will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at Fellowship For Christ (5609 S H St). Funeral Services will follow directly after at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Bill was born in Vireton, Oklahoma on June 14, 1937...

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    Olympia Elsie Torigiani

    Olympia Elsie Torigiani was born on November 17, 1921, to Alfredo and Irma Pierucci in Bakersfield, CA, and passed away peacefully on December 16th, at the age of 93. She was raised in Buttonwillow, and attended Elk Hills Elementary School...

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    Beverly 'Honey' Jean Ray Chelf

    She was born August 31, 1935 in Bakersfield, CA.. She married the love of her life Lester E. Chelf July 12, 1953. Her greatest joy was raising her three children Vicki, Keven, and Lynette with her loving husband. She was so full of life,...

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    Hendrik (Hank) Rodenburg

    Hank was born on February 25, 1928, in Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands. He was the fourth of eleven children born to Anthonie Rodenburg and Aartje Paul. The family moved to Pijnacker a few years later. Hank's father was a vegetable...

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    John (Jack) Curran Phillips

    Jack was born December 20, 1921 in Los Angeles to Jack and Gertrude Phillips, descendents of early California pioneers. His parents moved to the Earlimart area in the 1920's to start a farming operation. Jack grew up on the farm near...

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    Jack Mapes

    Visitation will be held at Basham-Hopson Funeral Care (620 Oregon St.) on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 5-8 P.M. A rosary followed by a funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church (1515 Baker St.) on Tuesday, December 23, 2014...

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    Roxanne Patrice Medrano Ramirez

    Our beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister entered into Heaven on December 17, 2014, into the awaiting arms of Jesus after a courageous 10-year battle of multiple illnesses. Roxanne was born on May 13, 1960, in Bakersfield, CA,...

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    Marguerite Illene Morse

    A memorial service will be held on December 29, 10:00 am, at First Presbyterian Church, 1705 H Street, Bakersfield, CA. A graveside service will follow at 1:15 P.M. at the Bakersfield Nation Cemetery, 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd. A...

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    Sandy Cox

    Beloved wife, mother, and daughter, Sandra Lou Cox, 64, was born in Houston, Texas to parents B.J. and Rose Marie Springs on December 6, 1949. She passed away on December 2, 2014 in Bakersfield, California. Sandy graduated with honors from...

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    Eugene Virgil White

    Visitation will be held at Basham Funeral Care Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5-8 P.M. Services are scheduled for Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:00 am at Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd. Memorial service...

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    Frederick G. Hupp (Fred)

    Visitation is scheduled from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday December 21, 2014 at Kern River Family Mortuary 1900 N. Chester Ave. Rosary at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1701 Bedford Way, North Oildale at 5:00 P.M. Sunday December 21, 2014. Mass...

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