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William “Chris” Cannon

By Kern Valley Sun / May 22, 2019

William “Chris” Cannon died Thursday morning, May 9, at the age of 80 after cardiac failure. Cannon is survived by his wife, June, of 63 years; two daughters, Teri Peters and Lisa Van Hoosier; brothers Craig, Roland and Bill Cannon; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by both parents, oldest daughter […]

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Lee Thomas Holcomb (Tom)

By Kern Valley Sun / May 14, 2019

Lee Thomas Holcomb (Tom), 53 years old, raised in the Kern River Valley, passed away on May 9, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, William H. Merrell, and his mother, Jeanne L. Merrell. Tom was a loving husband, father and friend. Those who knew Tom knew how much he cared for his […]

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Michael John Burk

By Kern Valley Sun / May 14, 2019

Michael J. Burk, age 75, passed away on April 8, 2019, of heart failure. Michael died with a smile on his face, in his own bed at his home in Wofford Heights as he wanted with his doggies by him. Michael enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing, metal detecting and all of his doggies. He was born […]

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Elizabeth Ellen Wiseman Waldrop (Liz)

By Kern Valley Sun / May 7, 2019

Elizabeth Ellen Wiseman (Liz) Waldrop passed away peacefully on February 23, 2019, at the age of 92, after battling Alzheimer’s Disease the last few years of her life. A celebration of her life and entry into Heaven will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at Kernville Church at 46 Valley View Drive, Kernville, […]

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Ona Lee Snyder

By Kern Valley Sun / May 1, 2019

Kern Valley resident Ona Lee Snyder died peacefully on February 23, 2019, at an assisted living center in Weldon. She was 85. “I loved Ona,” said Christina Denys, legal clerk for the Kern Valley Sun. “She was beautiful. When she lived at home, she would call us at the Sun to place ads for help. […]

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Pamela K. Grizzelle

By Kern Valley Sun / May 1, 2019

Pamela K. Grizzelle of Wofford Heights passed away on March 28, 2019, at the age of 75. Pam grew up in Southern California and was employed by State Farm Insurance Company during her entire career. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Frank, moved to Wofford Heights. She loved to travel, read books and complete crossword […]

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Christmas every day

By Kern Valley Sun / May 1, 2019

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun For Darlene Randall, Christmas was much more than a single day of celebration. The Kernville resident seemed to carry the Christmas spirit of giving throughout the year. Darlene passed away on March 29 at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy of love for Christmas, children and […]

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Lera “Jane” Causey

By Kern Valley Sun / April 23, 2019

Lera “Jane” Causey passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 7, 2019, due to multiple medical issues. She is survived by two sons, Gregg and Brian; her sister, Ellen Knowles; a niece, Susanne; a nephew, Larry, and three grandchildren. Lera was born on May 8, 1927, in Armstrong, IA. She grew up on a […]

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Darlene Randall

By Kern Valley Sun / April 23, 2019

On March 29, 2019, the Lord called our beloved Darlene Randall home to rest in Heaven for eternity. Darlene was born on June 6, 1936, to Glee and Everett Carroll in Rodgers, Ark. She was married to our father, George Randall, for 59 years until his passing in 2015. Darlene will be most remembered for […]

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Elwood Norman Koivu

By Kern Valley Sun / April 23, 2019

Elwood Norman Koivu was born November 10, 1933, in Mohawk, Mich., and passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 31, 2019, at the age of 85. He grew up in Prescott, Ariz., and served in the Navy during the 1950s. He moved his family to Lake Isabella in 1976 to work for the United States […]

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