All posts in "Obituaries"
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Joseph Thomas Borsari

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

Some men were born to sit in commuter traffic. Tom was destined to ride horseback, fish clear mountain lakes and work in Kern River Valley surrounded by beautiful mountains and among wonderful people. At 5 p.m. on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, J. Thomas Borsari (Tom) made his transition to the Spirit world at age […]

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Mary Ellen Cullen

By Kern Valley Sun / April 3, 2018

A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Ellen Cullen went to her eternal rest on March 20, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. The family cannot begin to express our deep sorrow at her passing. Please join us for a Memorial Service at Tank Park on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. Robert Eugene […]

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Ramona Campbell

By Kern Valley Sun / March 13, 2018

A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ramona passed away on March 4, 2018. The family cannot begin to express our deep sorrow at her passing. She was born on June 20, 1938, in Harrisburg, Ky., and had 10 siblings, all of whom she adored, as well as her mother and father. Ramona called Lake Isabella, […]

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Kenneth Ray Wilson

By Kern Valley Sun / March 13, 2018

Kenneth Ray Wilson passed away at home in Kernville on March 4, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Kenneth was born in Avoca, IA, on August 26, 1938, to Guy Wilson and Florence Ludwick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed by General Motors for 35 years. After retiring to Kernville […]

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Frank Clemons Peters

By Kern Valley Sun / March 13, 2018

Frank Clemons Peters, 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2018. He was born October 31, 1931, in Cincinnatti, OH, and that’s where he passed, visiting his brothers and sisters to say his last goodbyes. He served in the Air Force on December 5, 1949, and honorably discharged on January 9, 1952. He joined the […]

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Marion Lea Burke

By Kern Valley Sun / March 6, 2018

  Marion Lea Burke, “Granny,” 87, of Lake Isabella, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield due to pulmonary problems. She was born August 23, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to parents John Hiram Thomas of Hissop, Ala., and Loretta Gertrude Colbert of Kansas City, Kan. She was the […]

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Joseph (Joe) G. Steelman

By Kern Valley Sun / March 6, 2018

  Joseph G. Steelman (Joe), 72, of Mt. Mesa, passed away at Kern Valley Skilled Nursing Center on February 24 of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his parents, U.V. (Virgil) and Dora (Reeves) Steelman; brothers Hollice E. and Milton V. Steelman; and son Joseph (Little Joe) Steelman. He is survived by daughter […]

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Catherine Mary (Brown) Harris

By Kern Valley Sun / February 13, 2018

  Longtime valley resident Cathy Brown passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends. Cathy was born on April 9, 1956, to proud parents Leo and Sally Brown in Orange County, Calif. The second oldest of six children, there was never a dull moment in the Brown household. Cathy graduated from Santa […]

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Roger Ryckman

By Kern Valley Sun / February 13, 2018

Roger was a loving husband and father born in Los Angeles, CA, and passed away peacefully at home in El Dorado Hills, CA, where he retired. He was a longtime resident of the Kern River Valley where he worked as an architectural draftsman. He lived in Weldon for many years with his family, and also […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Expectations Great and Small

By Kern Valley Sun / February 13, 2018

By Tracy Renee Lee As I sat in church beside my dear cousin, she leaned over and whispered to me, “You should write about mourning expectations in your article.” After church, she asked me to accompany her to her home. My cousin is a world famous quilter and she graciously quilts lovely gifts for those […]

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