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Jack Edward Russell

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

Jack Edward Russell, 62 of Lake Isabella Calif., passed away unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife Virginia Russell. His children; Chad Davidson, Chad and Courtney Bell, and Shane Russell. His grandchildren; Braxston Bell, Jayden Davidson and Makenzie Davidson. Jack, also known to family and friends as “Captain Jack,” loved spending his summers on the […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: His Better Half

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I was directing a funeral service this past week for a local family and a client from a previous service was in attendance. My previous client dropped back by the funeral home after the current services ended and we engaged in conversation. His wife, while living, was a dear […]

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Daniel James Bull

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

Daniel James Bull was born on December 2, 1990, to Mike and Nancy Bull. Those who knew Daniel remember his bone-crushing bear hugs and joy for life. He wore a big goofy grin and made sure to leave everyone he met with a smile, too. Daniel never met a stranger and was quick to turn […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: SYMPATHY GIFT

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I received the first call late last night and was therefore at the hospital when I ran into an acquaintance of mine. As we spoke, she told me that her father had recently died. She began to cry and I offered to send over a set of my grief […]

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Kenneth Joseph Campbell

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

Kenneth Joseph Campbell passed away at his home in Mountain Mesa, Calif. on December 18 at the age of 68. Kenny will be joining his father, William; his mother, Geraldine; his brothers, Bill and George; and his cat, Kitty Babe in heaven. Kenny is survived by his sister, Colleen Harrison; his ex-wife, Kim Cooper; his […]

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Amilee Jaunita Goetz

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

Sunrise, March 29, 1926 – Sunset November, 3, 2019 On November 3rd at 10:40 a.m. at the age of 93 years young, Emily fell asleep in the arms of the LORD, and stepped into the Realms of Glory and into life everlasting to receive her crown of life. She was a Member of Yorktown F.B.C. […]

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A parent’s guide to childhood grief

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun My youngest grandson died one and a half years ago. His birth date was also his death date. This journey of being a survivor has not been an easy one. Although, we were blessed with his birth, his eyes closed, and our hearts were broken. His siblings, babies themselves, […]

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Mary Louise Hall

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

On December 17, 2019, Mary Louise Hall, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with our Lord and savior. Mary was born on January 22, 1941, in Dallas, Texas, to Albert and Nettie Neinast. Her family relocated to Norwalk, Calif. where she graduated from Excelsior High School. On February 14, 1959, she married […]

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Frank Byrket

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

Frank Byrket died at home in Mt. Mesa on December 7, 2019. His loving wife Rebecca, Scott, and Zena and friends were at his side. He was 56 years old. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., to Jame E. Byrket and Marilyn Hartman. He had three brothers. Blake and Virgina of Iowa, Scott and […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Self Esteem

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun The problem with grief, well actually, there are many, but the one I shall attempt to address today is that not only is grief an assault on your heart, but it is also an assault on your self-esteem. Loss, when it is someone with whom your identity is attached, […]

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