Obituaries

Recent Obituaries

  1. Joyce Neufeld

    Joyce Neufeld went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Martin James and Luella Woodside. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herb Neufeld, daughter Patti Bailey and her husband Mike; son...

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    Bess Taffera

    Bess was the tenth of ten children born to James and Leota Thomas in Chickasha, Oklahoma, but she called Shafter, California her home since 1942. Soon after graduating Shafter High School in 1948, Bess married Carl Taffera to whom she was a...

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    Robert Carey Hargreaves

    Robert was born in Ukiah, California, to his parents, Alice and Carey Hargreaves, where he grew up the oldest of three sisters, Karen, Anne and Lora, and a brother, Bruce.  He often worked on his great grandpa's farm in Ceres which he grew...

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    María de Jesús Paredez

    María de Jesús Paredez, 75, of Arvin, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. María de Jesús Paredez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on April 30, 1939 to Pablo and Elvira Zamora and raised in La Feria, Texas. She...

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    Laurence R. Henry

    Laurence was born to Roy and Nina Henry on August 8, 1927 in Chelsea, Oklahoma and passed away January 20, 2015 in Bakersfield, California. Dad grew up in Chelsea, a wonderful, small town. He had many passions in life. First and foremost...

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    Christine Tatro

    Christine Tatro, was born in Canadian County, Oklahoma on March 7, 1922, to Houston and Ella Cockrum. Chrissy was the oldest of nine children. Chrissy met the love of her life in Oklahoma, George N. Tatro "Buster" and they had three...

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    Saleem Muslim Omar

    Russell Dorsey "Snookie" Grimes, Jr., was born in Bakersfield, to the now deceased Russell and Juanita Grimes, Sr. It was his Dad and Myrtle Grimes "Mama", who lovingly nurtured and raised Russell Jr., after his mother Juanita's death....

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    Isabel Villescas Sanchez

    Isabel Sanchez was born February 25, 1939 in Delano, California to Ysabel Zertuche Villescas and Ramon Q. Villescas. She attended the local schools in McFarland. Isabel and Salvador Sanchez were life-long residents of Wasco. Many in Wasco...

  9. Roda Norris

    Mom (Roda Norris) passed on to heaven on Saturday, January 17, 2015, in Bakersfield, California after a long illness. She will be remembered as a kind and generous person. Roda is survived by her son Charles Norris and wife Terry Norris;...

  10. Robert Paul Creech

    Robert passed away in Seattle, Washington on January 9, 2015. He is survived by his mother Geraldine (Tillie); brothers Jody and Bill. He will be missed by all his family in Bakersfield and extended family in Washington. No services will be...

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    Soila Martinez Pena

    Soila Martinez Pena was born on March 16, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of Punceno and Manuela Martinez. During her time in Texas, Soila learned the value of hard work and, more importantly, family. She met Reyes P. Pena...

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    Kerry Dee Choat

    Visitation will be held at Basham-Hopson Funeral Care (620 Oregon St.) on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. A Reception follows at the family's home. Kerry departed his life on...

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    Margaret Subriar

    Margaret Subriar was born on February 23, 1926 in Bakersfield, California to parents William and Delfina Lamas. Margaret passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Margaret is survived by her brother; Clifford Lamas and...

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