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Peggy Sue Martin Nov. 18, 1957 – March 9, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Peggy Sue Martin died unexpectedly in Bakersfield, Calif. on March 9, 2020, with her family by her side at the age of 62. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was born to Alfred and Barbara Johnson on November 18, 1957 in Inglewood Calif.. She grew up in McFarland where she went to […]

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Patti Stucker May 20, 1952 – March 18, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / April 1, 2020

Born Patricia Lee Keegan, May 20, 1952, in Dayton, Ohio. Patti passed in peaceful sleep at home with family and loved ones at her side on March 18, 2020. Patti is remembered by her many friends as Waitress and Cook at her family’s Roads End Resort, Store, and the Tender House Restaurant from 1970 to […]

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Michael Ray Taylor Sr. Jan. 6, 1951 – March 18, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / March 25, 2020

Michael Ray Taylor Senior, also known as Mountain Mike, age 69, passed away on March 18, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was born in Ventura, Calif. on January 6, 1951, to Dale and Zelma Taylor. Michael grew up in Arroyo Grande, Calif. and graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. After high school he worked for […]

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Kenneth Ray Brown

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

The celebration of life is at 12 p.m. on March 21 at his home is Weldon, 9207 Apache Drive. (Potluck.) Ken passed to the Lord in the presence of his wife Judy of 41 years, Shirley Garrett, Tammie Lasinsky, and Cindi Rupert. He fought until the end of his battle of four years against dementia […]

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William E. Webb

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

William E. Webb went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at home after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife, Evelyn, daughter Cathy, son-in-law Jerry, grandson Kelly, granddaughter Lauren, and brother Charles. He is preceded in death by his son, Curtis E. Leber, his brother, Richard Webb, and his parents […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Factors for Grief Recovery

By Kern Valley Sun / March 18, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun Grief is the natural pain one experiences upon the death of a loved one. It is not an invisible virus floating on puffs of air. It is not transmitted through droplet spray nor by touching contaminated surfaces. Grief is brought on when one is robbed permanently of the physical […]

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Larry William Larsen

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

It is with deep sadness that the family of Larry William Larsen announce that he passed away unexpectedly at his home in Wofford Heights on February 26, 2020, at the age of 77. Born October 11, 1942, in Los Angeles, he was the only child to parents Ray and Fran Larsen. He grew up in […]

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William Richard Carrington

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of William Richard Carrington, known as ‘Bill’, announces his passing in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Bill was born in Oxnard, Calif., and resided in Ventura, Calif., where he invested much of his time in the Seventh Day Adventist church spreading God’s message until moving to Lake Isabella in […]

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John Phillip Van Rensselaer

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

John was born to John Killian and Rosemary Van Rensselaer in Port Clinton, Ohio. While John and his sisters were young, the family moved west and settled in Torrance, Calif. During his youth, the family spent most weekends and summers vacationing at Lake Isabella. During this time his love for the lake and all the […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: SURVIVING WEEKS FOUR THROUGH EIGHT

By Kern Valley Sun / March 11, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun After living through funeral week and enduring the two weeks of company and well-wishers that follow, the survivor may think they are ready for a break from social supporters. Unfortunately, the lack of social support makes weeks four through eight some of the toughest the survivor will experience. These […]

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