All posts in "Obituaries"
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Lucille D. Holladay

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

  Lucille D. Holladay nee Donnelly, age 92, passed away July 6, 2017, at Kern Valley Skilled Nursing Facility, Lake Isabella, Calif. She passed away peacefully in her sleep after several months of battling declining health due to a fall she sustained in January just before her 92nd birthday. It was discovered after her fall […]

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Winnie Henderson

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

  The Kern River Valley lost one of its most beloved and enduring matriarchs last week. Winnie Henderson went home to be with her Lord and family peacefully July 20, 2017 at Kern Medical Hospital in Bakersfield. Winifred “Winnie” Harriet Hand Henderson was born May 5, 1921, the second of eight children, in the home […]

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Michael Joseph Mendoza

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

May 19, 1950 – July 14, 2017 Services will be on Saturday, July 22, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Wofford Heights. Graveside services immediately following. All are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Keepers of the Kern at P.O. Box 655, Kernville, Calif., 93238. Phone number: (760) 376-2963. Keepersofthekern.org.

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Tami Barkley

By Kern Valley Sun / July 15, 2017

July 31, 1962 – June 19, 2017 Tami Barkley was born on July 31, 1962, and passed away on June 19, 2017. She was a beloved mother, sister and friend. She leaves behind son Andrew Weber II (wife Samantha Weber), daughter Aubree Barkley, and daughter Amanda Drake (husband Ty Drake); grandchildren Katarina Weber, Scarlett Weber, […]

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Robert “Bob” Chrisman

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

  Bob Chrisman was born in Alhambra, Calif., on April 23, 1946, to Hazel and Lloyd Chrisman. Hazel and Lloyd did not remain together, and Hazel met and married George Steele. George raised Bob as his son, and Bob was known as Bob Steele through high school. One of Bob and George’s favorite things to […]

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Janice Marion Hanke Puma

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

Janice Marion Puma, Kernville, entered eternal rest on May 16, 2017 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. She was born December 5, 1935, to Dorothy and Ralph Hanke in Champaign, Illinois, the second of four children. She was 13 when her parents and her siblings Patricia, Frederick and Steven moved to Southern California, where […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Isolation Increases Risk of Suicide

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By Tracy Lee Last night, I was surfing social media when I came upon a friend’s post stating that upon reflection, he was taking a break from social media. He stated that since the passing of his wife six months ago, his opinion posting had become offensive to his son. He was confused and hurt […]

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George G. Gibson

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

George is survived by six children: Bill Gibson, Rick Gibson, Vickie Weatherly, Gary Gibson, Ron Gibson, Harry Gibson and their spouses. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1944. He was a member of the Lions Club International for many years, and he was a member […]

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Nicolas Rogers

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 1950 – June 17, 2017 Nick (Nicolas) Rogers passed away on June 17, 2017, after having a major stroke, surviving on life support for five days. Nick’s birthday was Dec. 5, 1950, which allowed 66 1/2 years here with us. There will be a memorial gathering for Nick on Sunday July 9, 2017, […]

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