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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Grief Recovery Milestones I- Funeral Week

By Kern Valley Sun / February 26, 2020

Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun Last week I assisted two families in laying their loved ones to rest. As I was working with the widow of the first family, I noticed that she was particularly dismayed. She seemed frail and commented several times that she just did not know how she would survive without her […]

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John David Murdoch (Pete)

By Kern Valley Sun / February 26, 2020

Born in Indiana, and raised in Prescott, Ariz., Pete started his family in Orange County, Calif. and settled in Lake Isabella, Calif. with his family in 1970. Pete was preceded in death by his son John Robert, and his mother and father, Charles William and Georgia Mae. He is survived by his wife Sally of […]

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Pauline Virginia Rhoads Stewart

By Kern Valley Sun / February 26, 2020

Pauline was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to parents, Paul Clark Rhoads and Virginia Hill (Palmer) Rhoads. Both preceded Pauline in death as did her two brothers Kenneth and Clark Rhoads. She was well known in the Kern Valley by many. Pauline attended South Fork Grammar School and two years of high school at Kern Valley […]

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Roberta Ann Greenwood

By Kern Valley Sun / February 26, 2020

With heavy hearts, our family is saddened to announce the passing of Roberta Ann Greenwood on February 16, 2020. Roberta was born in Carlsbad, NM. to Robert and Bessie McPherson on July 25, 1929. She came to Johnsondale in the mid-1940s and was an active member in the community. Roberta passed in her sleep under […]

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Albert Wayne Ellison

By Kern Valley Sun / February 26, 2020

Albert Wayne Ellison was born in Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, on June 9, 1939. He went home to be with our lord on Feb 23, 2020, around 5 p.m. His services will be held at the Mt. View Baptist Church, SBC. 2959 Erskine Creek Rd Lake Isabella, Calif., p.o. box 2963. Albert was baptized at First […]

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Pauline Virginia Rhoads Stewart

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Pauline was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to parents, Paul Clark Rhoads and Virginia Hill (Palmer) Rhoads. Both preceded Pauline in death as did her two brothers Kenneth and Clark Rhoads. She was well known in the Kern Valley by many. Pauline attended South Fork Grammar School and two years of high school at Kern Valley […]

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Harry Milor Childers

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

Harry Milor Childers, born November 9, 1929, to Harry Frederick Childers and Frances Woodruff Childers in Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away at the age of 90 in late January 2020 in his home in Lake Isabella, Calif. A long time resident, he recently lost his home, like so many others, to the Erskine Fire of […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: My Friend Alice

By Kern Valley Sun / February 19, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I received a call early this morning, it was a friend of mine. She said her sister had died and needed me to come to pick her up. I usually don’t accompany first calls anymore. I have staff members who are responsible for that task. I spend most of […]

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Russel Wilbert Kaderly

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

Russel Wilbert Kaderly, age 77, resident of Bodfish, Calif., died on January 2, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., after a long battle and complications from COPD. He was born July 29, 1942, in Jefferson City, Miss. His parents were William (Bob) Russell Kaderly and Mable Gladys Huser Kaderly. His siblings were two sisters; Pat Stroud and […]

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Carl Lynn Witten

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

Carl Lynn Witten, 78 years-old, passed away January 14, 2020, in Bakersfield, California. He was born January 19, 1941, in Tulare, Calif., son of the late Jess Lynn Witten and Beatrice Lulu (Tait) Witten. He is survived by his children Jess and his wife Pamela Witten of Weldon, Calif.; Carleen (Witten) and her husband Tim […]

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