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Robert Harold Fisher

By Kern Valley Sun / January 23, 2018

Apr. 14, 1938 – Jan. 15, 2018 Bob Fisher, 79, born in Bishop, Calif., and currently of Santa Paula, Calif., passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. The hospital room was filled with love as the entire family gathered around him. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Barry Fisher, Julie, Lori and Wayne […]

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Local guide lost in kayaking accident

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun A fatal accident on the Kern River last week hit close to home for the Kern Valley Sun staff and local water sports community. Thursday, Jan. 11, was just another day on the river for friends Gabe Elder and Seth Smith, who decided to paddle the lower Kern River […]

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Phyllis I. Nelson

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

Phyllis Irene Nelson was born to the late Herbert and Modest (Miller) Hawkins on June 25, 1930, in Crawford County (Benton), OH. She passed away on January 7, 2018 at the age of 87 when she lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Phyllis spent her early years in Bucyrus, OH. She attended school at Holmes […]

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Larry William Lasinsky

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

Larry William Lasinsky, 68, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in peace at his home in Weldon, Calif. He leaves his wife, Tammie Lasinsky, and daughter Sandra Nash, son-in-law Jon Nash and granddaughter Charolette Nash. A funeral service will be held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Wofford Heights on Thursday, January 24, at 10 […]

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Tom Anderson, KRVR and KRVHF founder, passes away

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Tom Anderson has been called a visionary; a man of integrity, loyalty and a supreme organizer. But it was his love for the Kern River Valley and his passion to preserve and protect the scenic beauty and heritage of the valley that will become Tom Anderson’s legacy. Anderson […]

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Connie LaVerne Barnes

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

  Connie L. Barnes passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017, at the age of 72. She was born to John and Laura Woods in National City, Calif., on February 28, 1945. She graduated from Shafter High School in 1962. Connie married Darrel Barnes in May 1964, and they were married for 53 and a […]

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Glen Edward Tucker

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 2, 2018

December 25, 2017 Glen Edward Tucker passed away Dec. 25, 2017, at home. He was 79. Anyone who knew “Tucker” knew that he was a fighter, but that he was also a giver. He would give the shirt off of his back to someone in need when he could. He will be missed. Tucker was […]

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Mary Kathleen Smith

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 26, 2017

Sept. 26, 1936 – Oct. 19, 2017 Kathy ‘Mom’ Smith went to heaven suddenly on October 19, 2017, at the age of 71 years. Kathy was born September 26, 1946, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Haskell and Marie Howard. She graduated from North High School. A few years after graduation, Kathy met Harry Smith who became […]

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Vickie Ray

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 26, 2017

 July 25, 1951 – Dec. 14, 2017 On the morning of December 14, 2017, Vickie Ray, born Victoria Wilson, at the age of 66, left this Earth to be with our Lord. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 32 years, Walter Manwell; loving daughter Jackie Ray; step-son Walt (Jake) Manwell; sister Brenda Vega (Frank); […]

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J. Ed Van Matre

By Kern Valley Sun Support / December 19, 2017

J. Ed “Van” Van Matre was born May 7, 1937, to John and Marjorie Van Matre in the rural community of Downey, Calif. During his time in the Navy, he served in combat during the Vietnam War with the 3rd Marine Division, a.k.a. the “Walking Dead Division” due to the high rate of KIA & […]

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