All posts in "Obituaries"
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Maria Augustina Montano Richardson March 24, 1931 – May 5, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 17, 2020

Maria Augustina Montano Richardson March 24, 1931 – May 5, 2020 Maria Augustina Montano Richardson passed away due to cardio-respiratory failure on May 5, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born on March 24, 1931 in Galisteo, New Mexico the second of nine children of Aurelio & Juanita Montano. She was raised in […]

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Jeffrey Michael Tibbetts March 31, 1956 – May 26, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 17, 2020

Kern Valley Native Jeff Tibbetts succumbed to his lengthy battle with cancer at his Lake Isabella home on May 26th. Jeff attended Wallace Elementary and Kern Valley High School, graduating in 1974 as salutatorian, then on to Cal Poly where he excelled in his courses and was urged to go into teaching. But Jeff was […]

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William Bruce Farmer March 8, 1933 – May 29,2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 10, 2020

Bruce moved from the cotton fields of Missouri to the orange groves of California via a government train when he was eight to settle in Redlands, California. There in school, he was involved in student government and in sports. Following high school, he was set for a professional baseball career being scouted by the Hollywood […]

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Elissa Renee Pappas Decemeber 23, 1985 – May 11, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 10, 2020

Elissa is proceeded in death by her grandma Jeannie Pappas. She leaves behind her wife Leandra, stepchildren Adian and Mahalia, Parents Tony and Sherrie Pappas, Brother David Pap-pas, Sister-In-Law Janelle, Brother Nick Pappas, Nephews Zane Ryder and Mavrick Pappas, Grandfather Pete Pappas, Uncle Dale and Aunt Tami Pappas, Aunt Cindy and Uncle Bob Lambert, Uncle […]

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Robert Edward Walker March 19, 1928 – May 25, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 10, 2020

Robert Edward Walker passed away on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. He was born March 19, 1928, in Isabella, CA (where the lake resides today) to William and Elbe Walker. He was raised in Kernville, CA and for the first two years, he went to Kern Valley High School. Then, he transferred to East Bakersfield […]

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Garnol Oferral Brock January 3, 1937 – May 12, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 10, 2020

Garnol was born in Gilham, AR to Garnol Offeral Brock Sr. and Elawea Cannon Brock on January 3, 1937, and passed in Bakersfield, CA on May 12, 2020, of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He spent his early life in the San Gabriel Valley, CA, graduating from Baldwin Park High School and attending UCLA. His career […]

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Terri Lee Lezette August 18,1962 – May 28,2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 10, 2020

Terri Lee Lezette was born in Bakersfield, California on August 18, 1962. She was lovingly adopted into the family of Coy and Vivian Ussery. Alongside her sister Joni, Terri grew up in East Bakersfield and had many fond memories of “the house on Golden”. She went to Foothill High School where she met her longtime […]

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Elissa Renee Pappas December 23, 1985 – May 11, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / June 3, 2020

Elissa is proceeded in death by Jeanie Pappas. She leaves behind her wife Leandra, stepchildren Adian and Mahalia, Parents Tony and Sherri Pappas, Brothers David and Nick Pappas, Nephews Zane Ryder and Mavrick Pappas, Grand-father Pete Pappas, Uncle Dale Pappas, Aunt and Uncle Hambert, Uncle Bill, Aunts Kim and Tammy, all of her cousins and […]

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Vera Bierend December 10, 1958 – April 18, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / May 20, 2020

Vera Bierend, 61, returned to her heavenly home on April 18, 2020, after a prolonged and valiant battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Her love for her family and her faith provided comfort and strength throughout her struggle. Vera was born in Endicott NY on December 10, 1958, the only child of Vaclav and Maria Kytlica, […]

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Ralph L. Brownell January 8, 1941 – May 7, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

Ralph L. Brownell (Brownie), age 79, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Born on January 8, 1941, he was the eldest of four children born to Maurice Brownell and Mary Chumbley. He was a proud member of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division, paratroopers known as the “Screaming Eagles.” After serving his Country, […]

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