Thora Louise Kollenborn Wheeler, Age 101 of Taft, California passed away Friday morning, November 19, 2021.

Vickie Lee Thornbury was born in Shafter, California on January 9th, 1956 and met her husband Roger Thornbury in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985. They married 10 years later on May 17th, 1995. They decided to move back to Shafter in 1989 and spent 15 years there before moving to Taft, California i…

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Richard James Gillette, Sr. was born in Liberal Kansas on July 27, 1935 to Bertha and Herbert Gillette. He graduated from Mark Keppel High School in July of 1953 and married LaJuana Gibson on August 1, 1953. He passed away from heart failure on September 26, 2020.

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The family of William R. Jacobs would like to thank Erickson and Brown Funeral Home for the beautiful military service provided for our father. Nerieda Clark and her staff went above and beyond what we expected. Words can not describe our gratefulness for all that was done during our time of…

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Kelly was born and raised in Taft, Ca where he attended Taft Union High School and graduated in 1971. From there, he and his first wife, Christy Reed moved to Davenport, Iowa where he attended and graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College. Kelly would set up his practice in his hometown of …

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Larry L. Nelson passed away at his home on Oct. 26, 2021, he was born on April 13, 1940. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 39 years, step daughter Cheryl Cooper of Bakersfield, Daughter Laura and husband Mike of Edgewood WA, daughter Terrie Chastain of Lacey WA, daughter Kelly and husban…

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Ron Toothman was born on March 28, 1961 in Olean, New York and passed away peacefully from this life on October 24, 2021 in Bakersfield, California. A celebration of his life was held November 5, 2021.

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Theodore Eubanks, 92, of San Simeon and Taft, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Bakersfield, California.  He was a very special man in numerous ways, to both his family and the many privileged to know him.  He always had a sparkle in his eye and an easy smile.  People often referr…

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Janet L. Stalling, a resident of Taft, passed away on October 22nd, 2021, at the age of 89. Services have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary. 

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Nina Farquhar, 86, died November 8, 2021, with her family by her side at home, in Taft California.

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Bonnie J. Hudgins, a resident of Maricopa, passed away on October 30th, 2021, at the age of 75. Services have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary.

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Carolyn Velene, at the age of 83 residing in Corona, California entered into the sunset of life on September 22, 2021.

Alvin Leon White Sr. known as Al, was born January 25, 1934 in Bristow, Oklahoma to Otis and Lola White. He spent most of his childhood living in Colorado before moving to California. He joined the Navy in 1952 until 1956, stationed at Port Hueneme Naval Base in Oxnard, California.

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Our world lost a true hero on Saturday, September 4th when Kenneth (Ken) L. Duvall, passed away after a short but fatal illness. Ken had never spent a night in the hospital throughout his entire 82 years of life and losing him was both unexpected and heartbreaking for his entire family.

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Tina Juanita Wilson, 67, of Taft, CA, passed away on September 22nd, 2021, in her home in Taft, surrounded by her family.

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Merlene Jane Brown was born July 21st, 1936 in Sherman, Texas and passed on October 4th, 2021 in Bakersfield, California. She lived the majority of her life in Taft, were she owned the “Chug ‘A’ Lug Tavern”, later renamed the “Pack em Inn”, and worked for the County of Kern. After her retire…

Fredrick Wayne Skidmore was born in Bakersfield on April 14, 1948, to Daniel Frances Skidmore and Mary Rose Huffine Skidmore. He was the youngest of 6 children and the only one born outside of Oklahoma; he griped about that regularly....when he wasn’t rubbing his sibling's noses in it! The f…

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Patricia Louise Hudson, born in Oildale, died at home in Rocklin at age 91, surrounded by her family on July 31st, 2021. Born to David Bennett Snyder and Irene Thalia Snyder, she was married at age 18. Pat enjoyed 73 years of married bliss with James Robert "Bob" Hudson. She was proud of all…

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Destiny (Walker) Doward was born May 23, 1987, in Bakersfield CA, she went to be with the Lord, August 21, 2021 at age 34. Destiny was born to parents Shondra (Walker) Mathis and Beau Abney. Destiny was married to Adam Doward and had four beautiful children, Phoenix, 13, Sylus 8, and Aralynn…

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RL Melton was born on June 6, 1937 at Horse Island Ridge, Green County, Arkansas to Ralph and Laurine Melton. RL passed away on October 2, 2021 at his home in Kernville surrounded by his family. RL moved with his family from Arkansas to Taft in 1954. In 1957, RL married Jeanette Bench, and t…

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Gary Bruce Paine was born on August 23, 1950 in Taft California and passed away on October 2, 2021 in Bakersfield California. Gary was born and raised in Taft, California. He attended Taft City Schools and graduated from Taft Union High School 1968. Gary married Debby Gilbreath in 1970 and t…

Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez, age of 34, was taken from this earth on September 24, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Los Angeles to Pedro and Joy Vasquez. He attended Taft High School.

Kevin Rowden was born on 11/30/1968 in Taft, CA. He always liked to tell us that he lived on Wasiola Road in Cuyama when he was born. He would point it out every time we drove by on the way to the Coast. Kevin lived in Taft his whole life. He loved to regale us with tales of his little leagu…

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Rosa Lee Orr was born July 11, 1943 in Ventura California to John Will Hickman and Pansy Lilly Hickman. She was raised in Kern County and lived in Ventura County some when she was growing up. She met and married Franklin James Orr on August 21, 1962 after 3 months of dating. She is preceded …

Victoria was born in Oklahoma City Oklahoma on February 27th 1947 to Riley and Audrey Franks. My Momma passed away peacefully, on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in Bakersfield CA. She was 74 years old. Let me tell you about my Mom. She loved to make people laugh, and she really loved to be the ce…

Michael Anthony McCormick was born in Taft, California on June 24, 1946, to Philip McCormick and Mildred (Arnold) McCormick and went home to be with the Lord on September 10, 2021. Originally from McKittrick, the family moved to Guadalupe for a short time before moving back to Taft where Mic…

Marjorie Lou “Chipper” Miller Nelson was born on the 10th of July, 1926 in Grove City, Pennsylvania. She passed away on the 5th of September, 2021 in Santa Maria, California. The daughter of Frank Miller and Sara Mary Eileen Beatty, Marjorie grew up on a farm in Grove City with her younger s…

Born December 11, 1968 in Martinez, Ca to Roger and Susan Lund. On August 10, 2021 the lord called him home. David spent his youth and teenage years growing up in Cuyama Valley. He graduated salutatorian in 1987 from Cuyama Valley High. He was a Taft College graduate, gun enthusiast, studied…

June O. Miller went home to be with the Lord August 21,2021 at the age of 82. She passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones, who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest as a family.

Chastity LeeAnn Wilson was born in Taft, California on May 3rd, 1984 to Frankie and Donnie Wilson, Big Brother Jeff. She was raised in Maricopa and all of her schooling was at Maricopa School. While in school, she had lots of friends but her best friends were Karissa Wilson and Wendi Howard.…

Michael Gale Penney of Bakersfield, California passed away 

Tanya Lorene Young passed away at her home on August 10, 2021. She was born in Downey, CA to Richard and Pamela Caples. She attended Taft Union High School. She loved doing arts and crafts and she especially enjoyed doing diamond art photo, and spending time with her loved ones and friends.

Patricia Louise Hudson, born in Oildale, died at home in Rocklin at age 91, surrounded by her family on July 31st, 2021. Born to David Bennett Snyder and Irene Thalia Snyder, she was married at age 18. Pat enjoyed 73 years of married bliss with James Robert "Bob" Hudson. She was proud of all…

Vicki Walker-Martin born August 7, 1949 in Bakersfield, CA.

May 29, 1942 – August 12, 2021

David Aaron Lund passed away in Northridge, CA with his wife, daughter and brother by his side. Los Angeles County has several cases to handle that they have told me they cant release him to me for his service for at least another week. As soon as I have a date I will make a formal announcem…

Born June 1, 1961, in Abilene, TX, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2021 in Bakersfield, CA at the age of 60. JR moved to Taft with his parents and sisters in the late 60's and was working on cars by the age of 14. He worked in the family wrecking yard, and found joy in hot rodding cars,…