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Harold Ray Anderson

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

Aug. 29, 1941 — Oct. 18, 2020 Harold Rae Anderson passed away Sunday morning, October 18. Harold was born in Arkansas but grew up in Redondo Beach, California. He was married to Amaryllis and they had a daughter, Myra. He lived and worked in the South Bay area as a skilled plumber in a family […]

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Robert (Bob) Cavanaugh

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

Feb. 8, 1946 — Oct. 6, 2020 Robert (Bob) Cavanaugh, born February 8, 1946, passed away on Oct. 6, 2020 at the age of 74. Born in the San Fernando Valley, Bob joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. After being honorably discharged, he earned his living as a Marine Electrician. His love […]

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Betty June Davidge

By Kern Valley Sun / October 21, 2020

Sept. 20, 1941 — Oct. 16, 2020 Betty June Davidge passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at her home in Squirrel Mountain Valley. Betty was 79 years old. Betty was born Sept. 20, 1941 in Los Angeles. Her parents were Guy Leroy Johnson and Mittie Mable Eason. Betty met Dennis R. Davidge when she was […]

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Carlos Anthony Martinez

By Kern Valley Sun / October 14, 2020

Mr. Carlos Anthony Martinez left us too soon in Kernville, CA on Sept. 28, 2020 at the age of 41. Carlos is survived by his loving wife, Sara Martinez; his children, April Marie Martinez, Carlos Anthony Martinez Jr., Amy Mickey Martinez, Ashley Mary Martinez and Ava Monica Grace Martinez; his parents, Alfred and Carmen Martinez; […]

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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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