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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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Pushin’ Up Daisies-HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE

By Kern Valley Sun / February 12, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun When a death occurs, curious children are naturally curious. At the onset, they want information. The information delivered to them must be truthful and delivered on each child’s level of understanding. In order for children to feel safe during a time of loss, we must give them the information […]

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Mary Lou Dumont

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2020

Mary Lou Dumont was born on August 3, 1926, in Ann Arbor, Mich. She passed peacefully away on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 93. She married John (Jack) M. Dumont on October 3, 1950, in Tucson, Ariz., They were married until Dad passed in 1990. Mom received her nursing […]

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Judith Ann Bates

By Kern Valley Sun / February 5, 2020

Judith Ann Bates passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 20, 2019. She was 77. She was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Kenneth Bates. Judy was very involved in her community and at her church, St. Jude’s Catholic Church of Wofford Heights. She had been a travel agent for […]

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Esther Lee Taylor

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2020

On Monday, January 13, 2020, Esther Lee Taylor, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend went to be with the Lord at the age of 96. Esther was born on March 14, 1923, and lived a life full of adventure. Always ready to help a friend, she was as genuine as she was loyal. During World […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: US VETERAN SUICIDE RATES

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun U.S. veteran males are twice as likely to commit suicide than U.S. non-veteran males. Conversely, U.S. veteran males die of natural causes at the same rate as U.S. non-Veteran males. (Suicide among Male Veterans: A Prospective Population-based Study, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2007) Over the past 13 […]

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Dorothy Jean Hulsey

By Kern Valley Sun / January 22, 2020

Dorothy was born in Seal Beach, Calif. on November 28, 1924. A couple of years later she had a brother Bill Day. Dorothy lived and worked in Los Angeles, Calif. most of her life. After retiring she moved to Lake Isabella. She enjoyed the last 25 years in Lake Isabella. She was proceeded in death […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Grandson Grief

By Kern Valley Sun / January 22, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I recently wrote an article about my grandson grieving his baby brother. My living grandson is now five years old. Had he lived, his baby brother would have been two years old next month. My living grandson assisted his father, and his grandfather, in closing his baby brother’s grave. […]

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