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Sonja Lee Edwards

By Kern Valley Sun / April 18, 2019

“Isn’t it rich? Isn’t it queer? Losing my timing this late in my career, but where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns, well, maybe next year…” The audience teared up, in the early 2000s, as Sonja Lee Edwards sang her rendition of “Send in the Clowns” with her soul mate and husband, Larry […]

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Mary Jo Cormack

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

Mary Jo Cormack began her adventure here on earth on March 4, 1929, as she was born into the family of Roland and Maude Sisler. She grew up with her brother, Bob, in a happy, loving home during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. In 1951, after graduating from UCLA with […]

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Aceil (Ace) R. Dukeshire, Sr.

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2019

Ace passed away on April 1, 2019, at home. He was born on September 1, 1936, in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. He retired in 2000 from ITT Aerospace Controls as a C&C Machinist SR. Ace and Susan moved to Bodfish in 2003. Ace is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Dukeshire; son, Aceil […]

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George Eugene Putman

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2019

George Eugene Putman was born on March 19, 1935, to DorAnn (Hickle) Putman and Eugene Sylvester Putman, the second of ten children. On March 25, 2019, he peacefully passed on with his wife, Carol, by his side. He leaves behind his daughter, Amanda Putman Fagan; two granddaughters, Breanna Crane and Codie Rose Fagan; sister, Beverly […]

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Virgil Ray Eller, Sr.

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2019

Virgil Ray Eller, Sr., was age 82 at the time of his passing. He passed away peacefully in his home with his wife and children by his side on Sunday, March 31. Virgil Ray was born on July 2, 1936, in Canebrake, Calif., to his mother, Grace Nieto/Bencoma, and siblings Gary Bencoma and Trudy Barraza. […]

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Elizabeth Ann (Becky) Sizemore

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2019

Becky was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on January 11, 1943, and passed in Lake Isabella, Calif., on March 30, 2019. She worked most of her adult life in the food service industry in Bakersfield and Lake Isabella. She was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Kenneth Hazelwood; parents, Doug and Virginia McAtee; her grandparents, […]

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Paul Vern Andrade

By Kern Valley Sun / April 9, 2019

Paul Vern Andrade, age 76, was born to parents John and Marie Andrade on May 10, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., and passed away in Bakersfield on March 18, 2019. Paul was a proud veteran of the United States Army, Fort Reilly, Kan., entering the service after graduating high school. Paul was a resident of […]

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James Loyd Ray

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

James Loyd Ray (Jim), born September 2,1942, in Bakersfield, Calif., passed February 18, 2019, at home in Mt. Mesa, Squirrel Valley. Jim graduated from Taft High School in California. Jim’s love of motorcycles, dune buggies and all types of cars stayed with him until the end. Jim loved adventure and having fun, and if you […]

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LeRae Elton

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

LeRae Elton, age 76, passed away on March 27, 2019. She was born in 1943 in Fort Worth, TX, and was a longtime resident of Santa Monica, Calif., and Lake Isabella, Calif. LeRae attended Santa Monica High School. She worked at the Kern Valley Hospital for 19 years and retired as a nurse. She was […]

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Michael Ray Deems

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2019

Michael Ray Deems was born on September 24, 1945, and passed away on March 24, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Judy Wolford Deems; son, Jack B. Johnson, III; daughter, Michelle Deems; grandson, Logan Varela; sister, Jannie Heffner, and his six grandchildren. Services for Michael will be held Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. […]

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