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Orby ‘Skip’ Francis Knutson, III

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

    Skip was the oldest of five sons born to Orby Francis Knutson, Jr. and Anastasia Victoria DeZoma in Waukegan, Ill., on September 8, 1947. He passed away at his home in South Lake on August 16, 2017. Skip was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967, not quite 20 years of age. He […]

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Bruce Poulsen

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  Bruce Poulsen, 57 years of age, passed away in his Wofford Heights home Thursday, July 6, 2017, from an unfortunate heart attack. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., to the late Joan (Councilman) Poulsen on Sept 1, 1959, raised in North Hollywood, Los Angeles County. Bruce was a hard working electrician the majority of […]

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Arthur Charles Tibbetts III

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  Arthur Charles Tibbetts III, age 69, passed away August 15, 2017. Arthur, “Art,” was born in Eau Claire, Wis., to Arthur Tibbetts II and Roberta Graham. Art has been a resident of the Lake Isabella area of Kern County since 1976. Art was honorably discharged from serving his country in the United States Navy, […]

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Frederick (Fred) Langer, Jr.

By Kern Valley Sun / August 23, 2017

  Frederick (Fred) Langer, Jr., 81, of Kernville, Calif., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 17, 2017. Fred was born on January 31, 1936, in Torrance, Calif.  He lived and worked in the South Bay Area until moving to the Kern River Valley in August of 2000.  Fred attended […]

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Edward Laning Kelly

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

    Edward Laning Kelly passed away in June 2017 after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease. He passed peacefully at home, among family, to the sound of Christian music and recited Psalms. He had grown very fond of Jesus, and he was looking forward to meeting Him in person. At Ed’s request, there were […]

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Michael “Mike” Joseph Mendoza

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

  On Friday, July 14, Mike went home to be with our Father in Heaven. Mike was born May 19, 1950, to Bobby and Susie Mendoza in Huntington Park, Calif. He spent the first few years of his childhood in Norwalk, Calif., and then moved to Lakewood, Calif. He attended St. Pancratius Catholic School in […]

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Edgar Alden Berg Jr.

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

  The second of three sons born to Edgar Sr. and Vivian Berg. He has passed away after a short period of pancreatic cancer. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964, gaining the skills of a heavy weapon infantry man, paratrooper, expert sharp-shooter and military justice. After discharge, he became a […]

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James Morgan Lambert

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

  James Morgan Lambert, 55, of Lake Isabella, Calif., died June 13, 2017, at his home in Lake Isabella. Jim Lambert was born April 22, 1962, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Morgan and Joan Lambert. He attended Kern Valley High School in Lake Isabella. He continued his education at Bakersfield College with a degree in […]

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GiGi Thornton (MaryAnn Baden)

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

  On Monday, July 17, 2017, GiGi Thornton (MaryAnn Baden) went home to our Father in Heaven. She was born in Dallas, Texas, on August 20, 1933. As a proud Dallas native, she graduated from North Dallas High School in 1950. GiGi raised her children and lived the majority of her life in the city […]

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