All posts in "Obituaries"
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Diane Wolney (DeDe)

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2018

Diane Wolney (DeDe) passed away at the young age of 83 on July 11, 2018. She passed away with family by her side at the caring and loving facility Bakersfield Rehabilitation Center. Diane was born in Glendale, Calif., on November 3, 1934. She was the second child of four. Her parents were James B. and […]

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Jane Wolverton Vehrencamp

By Kern Valley Sun / July 24, 2018

Jane Vehrencamp was called home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018, at the age of 96. Her life began in Woodstock, Va., and it was here that she met Forrest Vehrencamp. They were high school sweethearts and were married in Clearwater, Fla., in 1943, where Forrest was serving in the United States […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: One Prayer Away

By Kern Valley Sun / July 24, 2018

By Tracy Renee Lee Yesterday evening, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a lovely intimate concert. Well, 20 minutes of it anyway. My husband purchased tickets to a concert about three weeks ago and as the days past, we had a funeral scheduled for the exact same day. The concert began at […]

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Mae Sophia Heatherington

By Kern Valley Sun / July 17, 2018

Mae was born in Waterloo, IA, to Elmer and Edith Allison. The oldest of four children, she was a super big sister. She married her sweetheart, Robert W. Heatherington, in 1943. Together they raised four children while adventuring from Illinois to California to New Mexico to Alaska to Kansas, settling in Lake Isabella in 1997. […]

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Russell Wesley Kurtz

By Kern Valley Sun / July 10, 2018

1942 – 2018 Russ Kurtz, 75, passed away on Saturday June 2, 2018, in his home in Weldon, Calif. Russ was born in 1942 in Fort Benning, Ga., to Col. Jacob Wesley Kurtz and Addie Montgomery Tattersall Kurtz. Russ was predeceased by his parents and his “baby” sister Anne Elizabeth Kurtz, whom he loved so […]

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Jessica Ann Sloan

By Kern Valley Sun / July 10, 2018

Jessica unexpectedly passed away at her home in Lake Isabella on June 25. She is survived by her children and her loving partner, Guy Vonderahe. She was a good person with a warm and loving spirit. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will take place at […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Grief Resolution

By Kern Valley Sun / July 10, 2018

By Tracy Lee I live in a world filled with grief. My work dictates that I see it every day. Grief is not universally the same for everyone. Professionally, I have observed that it is uniquely coded into a survivor’s collective history. It is personal with recovery predicated upon one’s abilities, strategies, and skills. Although […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Alarming Suicide Rates

By Kern Valley Sun / July 3, 2018

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released staggering suicide facts last week. In all but one state (Nevada which saw a 1% drop in suicide rates), the overall rate increased across the board since 1999 with over half of the states seeing an increase of 30 percent or more. Furthermore, over half (54 […]

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Linda Buck

By Kern Valley Sun / July 3, 2018

Linda Buck passed away on May 10, 2018. Her memorial will be held on Sunday, July 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kern Valley Golf Course.

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Jeannie Ann Ream

By Kern Valley Sun / July 3, 2018

Jeannie Ann Ream, age 39, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, from a car accident in Lake Isabella, Calif. Jeannie was born on September 4, 1978, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Robert and Yolanda Ochoa. Jeannie was a 1996 graduate from Bell Gardens High School. She became a preschool teacher in Lake Isabella, Calif., […]

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