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Pauline Virginia Rhoads Stewart

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Pauline was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to parents, Paul Clark Rhoads and Virginia Hill (Palmer) Rhoads. Both preceded Pauline in death as did her two brothers Kenneth and Clark Rhoads. She was well known in the Kern Valley by many. Pauline attended South Fork Grammar School and two years of high school at Kern Valley […]

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Harry Milor Childers

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Harry Milor Childers, born November 9, 1929, to Harry Frederick Childers and Frances Woodruff Childers in Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away at the age of 90 in late January 2020 in his home in Lake Isabella, Calif. A long time resident, he recently lost his home, like so many others, to the Erskine Fire of […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: My Friend Alice

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I received a call early this morning, it was a friend of mine. She said her sister had died and needed me to come to pick her up. I usually don’t accompany first calls anymore. I have staff members who are responsible for that task. I spend most of […]

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Russel Wilbert Kaderly

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

Russel Wilbert Kaderly, age 77, resident of Bodfish, Calif., died on January 2, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., after a long battle and complications from COPD. He was born July 29, 1942, in Jefferson City, Miss. His parents were William (Bob) Russell Kaderly and Mable Gladys Huser Kaderly. His siblings were two sisters; Pat Stroud and […]

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Carl Lynn Witten

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

Carl Lynn Witten, 78 years-old, passed away January 14, 2020, in Bakersfield, California. He was born January 19, 1941, in Tulare, Calif., son of the late Jess Lynn Witten and Beatrice Lulu (Tait) Witten. He is survived by his children Jess and his wife Pamela Witten of Weldon, Calif.; Carleen (Witten) and her husband Tim […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies-HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun When a death occurs, curious children are naturally curious. At the onset, they want information. The information delivered to them must be truthful and delivered on each child’s level of understanding. In order for children to feel safe during a time of loss, we must give them the information […]

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Mary Lou Dumont

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2020

Mary Lou Dumont was born on August 3, 1926, in Ann Arbor, Mich. She passed peacefully away on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 93. She married John (Jack) M. Dumont on October 3, 1950, in Tucson, Ariz., They were married until Dad passed in 1990. Mom received her nursing […]

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Judith Ann Bates

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2020

Judith Ann Bates passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 20, 2019. She was 77. She was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Kenneth Bates. Judy was very involved in her community and at her church, St. Jude’s Catholic Church of Wofford Heights. She had been a travel agent for […]

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Esther Lee Taylor

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2020

On Monday, January 13, 2020, Esther Lee Taylor, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend went to be with the Lord at the age of 96. Esther was born on March 14, 1923, and lived a life full of adventure. Always ready to help a friend, she was as genuine as she was loyal. During World […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: US VETERAN SUICIDE RATES

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun U.S. veteran males are twice as likely to commit suicide than U.S. non-veteran males. Conversely, U.S. veteran males die of natural causes at the same rate as U.S. non-Veteran males. (Suicide among Male Veterans: A Prospective Population-based Study, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2007) Over the past 13 […]

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