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Hugh ‘Dick’ Richard Hay Aug. 15, 1949 — Sept. 20, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

Born the youngest of five children to Byron and Betty Hay on August 15, 1949, Dick was a lifelong Bakersfield resident. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1967 and went on to study at Bakersfield College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 1972, Dick partnered with his older brother Dan to start what […]

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Sherman James Oct. 19, 1928 – Aug. 31, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

Sherman was born on Oct. 19, 1928, in Van Nuys, Calif. Sherman served in the army during the Korean War and worked for the DWP in L.A. for 35 years. His heart was weak, but it was filled with goodness and honor. He was preceded in death by his lifelong wife of 47 years, Patsy. […]

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Donald Chumley

By Kern Valley Sun / September 23, 2020

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Donald Chumley who passed Sept. 8 at the age of 75. Born in Tulare and alumni of McFarland High School (Class of 1962), Don had 3 sons and is survived and lovingly remembered by his son Derec, grandchildren Stacy, Derec Jr., Dylan, and great-grandchildren […]

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The adventures of Patricia Ann Reese

By Kern Valley Sun / September 23, 2020

On Monday, August 31, Pat Reese spent her first day in heaven. She was married to her beloved husband, Don Reese, Sr. for 71 years before his passing two years ago. She was the much-loved mother of Don Reese junior, Sharon Spaulding, Rebecca Friday, and Debbie Brix. She had eleven grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 11 […]

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Stephen John Thomey June 16, 1942 — June 10, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / September 16, 2020

Stephen John Thomey, 77, passed away of a long-term illness on June 10, 2020, at his home in Mountain Mesa, California. He was born on June 16, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He started working at the age of 13 in gas stations, then moved […]

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Carl Eugene Gorham Oct. 10, 1937 — Aug. 24, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / September 9, 2020

Carl was born to Glen and Ada Gorham in Battle Creek, Michigan, on October 10, 1937. He passed away suddenly on August 24, 2020 at his home in Wofford Heights. Carl married the love of his life Mary Braffet on May 7, 1960. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Leaving behind his two […]

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Edward Leon Wilson:
January 28,1948 – August 6, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / August 20, 2020

Edward Leon Wilson was born January 18, 1948 in San Bernardino, Ca to William Wilson and Lenora Watson of Victorville, CA. He transitioned from earth to heaven in his son Dennis Wilson’s arms next to daughter-in-law Christine, August 6, 2020. Ed grew up in Victorville, went to Victor Valley High School, and joined the United […]

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Bobby Davis Borth Jr.
October 19, 1962 – August 2, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / August 12, 2020

Bobby Davis Borth, Jr. was born 10/19/62 in LA, CA. After a few months, the family moved to Amarillo, TX, then moved back to CA in 1965. Growing up, Bobby was an avid follower of Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan and worked tirelessly to hone his moves. He and his buddies even earned their […]

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Seth McCullough
April 20, 2004 – July 29, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / August 12, 2020

It’s with the deepest sorrow that we announce Seth McCullough, beloved son-brother-grandson and friend, went with the angels on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after battling with terrible seizures. Seth was born in Bakersfield, California, and lived his whole life right here in Kern Valley. Seth was deeply committed to sports. And at a very early […]

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Jestin Daniel Jobin
October 25, 2001- July 18, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / July 29, 2020

Jestin Daniel Jobin “J.D.” taken too soon in Bodfish, CA on July 18, 2020 at the age of 18. Jestin is survived by his Daughter Cybille Lanonia Girado-Jobin, Girlfriend Echo Girado, Mother Amellia & Dad James May, Father Isaiah Jobin, Brothers Ricky, Hunter, Chevy, Atreyu, Nickadimus, Marcelous, and Lucion. Sisters Zaiah and Aurora. Grandmother Ann […]

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