Obituaries

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    James 'Blake' Blakemore Fraley

    Blake passed away in San Diego. He was born in Bakersfield to Reuben and Lorena Fraley. He attended schools in Shafter and Bakersfield. He worked in the oil well business for over 35 years. His passion in life was bass fishing. He was a...

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    Ronald (Ron) Young

    Ron Young was born to his loving parents, Harold and Mary Young, on May 7, 1940, but lost his fight against cancer on July 20, 2014 while surrounded by the love of his children and grandchildren. He was greeted in Heaven by his mother and...

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    Fay Rutledge

    Fay is survived by her sister Vaynora Porleur, grandchildren Rena Van Nieuwburg, Brice Rutledge, Trent Van Nieuwburg, Michele Kramer, Tracy Everett, Lindsay Barnett, Ed Rutledge and R.D Rutledge; great grandchildren, Krista Rutledge Perez,...

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    Gilbert CASTLE

    A service to celebrate the life of Gilbert Howard Castle Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Greenlawn Southwest Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hoffmann Hospice, 8501 Brimhall Road,...

  5. Doug Hellwig

    Doug Hellwig of Las Vegas, NV passed away July 16, 2014. He was born October 2, 1943 in Gastonia, NC to Ruth and Rex Hellwig. He attended North High School in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from Capitol Page School in June, 1961. Doug then...

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    Carlos Jaime Markovits

    Carlos Jaime Markovits was born in Havana, Cuba to Zolton and Teresa Markovits. They moved to Los Angeles when he was 5 years old. He married in 1967. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked a career in retail sales. He is...

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    Alberta Ruth Nikkel Klinge Crane

    Born on September 28, 1926 to Herb and Ruth Nikkel, and passed away at 87 years old on June 29, 2014. She joins in heaven her mother and father, two brothers Raymond and Gerald, sister Virginia along with her first born son Johnny Ray. She...

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    AL Warkentine

    Alvin Lesley Warkentine was born in Liberal, Kansas to Mary (Boese) and Herman Warkentine, one of three children. The family moved to Shafter when Al was 10 years old. He graduated from Wasco High School mid-term 1944 and entered the US...

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    Chuck Cosper

    Services will be held August 2, 2014 at Calvary Chapel Westbrook at 2pm, 6501 Schirra Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93301. Chuck worked at Howards Mini Mart, stocking and cleaning, on the corner of Wible and White Lane since the age of 15. He was...

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    Ronald 'Ron' Afton Watkins

    A Life Well Lived Ronald "Ron" Afton Watkins was born in San Francisco, California on February 27, 1934, and passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2014. Ron relocated to Bakersfield at the age of 11 with his mother and sister. He...

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    Gilbert David Arambula

    Gilbert David Arambula, 83, passed away July 19, 2014. He was born in Delano, California on December 29, 1930. Gilbert was one of four children born to Louie "Luz" Arambula and Virgina Ramirez Arambula. He was also known to his family and...

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    Jose Aragon Sevilla

    Bakersfield resident Joe Sevilla passed peacefully after a long illness. Born in the Philippines he emigrated to the United States; graduated from College of the Pacific in Stockton in 1957, then joined the Army; in 1959 he was stationed in...

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    Maria 'Cuca' Velasquez

    Maria "Cuca" Velasquez was granted her angel wings-July 23, 2014. Maria celebrated a full life and is survived by her five loving children: Terri Delgado, Mary Rugnao, Tony Velasquez, Nick Velasquez and Angie Fernandez-Velasquez along with...

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