All posts in "Obituaries"
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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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Karen Lorna Kyt Wallace Swain

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

  Born to Noreen and Lucky Kyt in North Hollywood Hospital, Karen attended Haskell Avenue Elementary School in Granada Hills through seventh grade. She graduated eighth grade from Woodrow Wallace Middle School in Lake Isabella. She attended Kern Valley High School. She was on the drill team and was in CSF. She was a member […]

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Magdalena Ursula Marks

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  Magdalena Ursula Marks, 93, born March 23, 1924, originally from Germany, and a World War II nurse, was a proud and loyal citizen of the U.S., and long-time resident of the communities of Lake Isabella and Alta Sierra, Greenhorn Mountain. She passed away quietly into eternal sleep Tuesday, June 13, leaving her loving husband, […]

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Daniel Gibson

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  Daniel Gibson was born in Palmdale, Calif., on January 31, 1991, to Dale and Gale Gibson and was tragically lost on May 29, 2017, at the age of 26. Daniel was a resident of the Kern River Valley for most of his life and from an early age enjoyed riding dirt bikes with his […]

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Edward Allen Mayfield

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  Edward was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on March 24, 1940, and passed away on May 29, 2017 at the age of 77. He was a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Wofford Heights, Calif. He became a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the […]

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Jenetta W. Gulk

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

  Jenetta W. Gulk from Kernville, Calif. died on June 11, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born in Grahm, Texas on January 17, 1936. She resided in Kernville, Calif., for 30 years. She completed high school and two years of college, which led to a career in accounting. Ultimately she held supervisory positions and […]

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