All posts in "Obituaries"
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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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Samantha Jo Luker

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

Samantha Jo Luker was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on July 21, 1996, to Michael Luker and Tracy Cleveland. Samantha was taken from her loving family too soon on February 1, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. Samantha was a loving and caring daughter, mother, fiancée, sister, aunt and niece. She grew up in Kern River Valley and […]

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Mary Barcik (King)

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

Mary Barcik passed peacefully away in her home in Weldon, Calif., on Wednesday, January 24. She was 82 and never stopped for one minute of those years. Mary was born to Glen King and Junett Nicholson in Aptos, Calif., and graduated from Watsonville High School. In her younger days, you could find her running the […]

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James C. Richards

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

Jan. 11, 1932 – Jan. 28, 2018 Jim passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2018. Jim was a hunter, fisherman and police officer. Jim’s lifelong passion was writing poetry and stories about all his adventures. He was preceded by his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn, and survived by his two sons, Mark […]

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Charlotte O’Connor

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

She leaves behind her fiancé, Lyle Walker, of Wofford Heights, Calif.; brother Kevin Denicker of San Diego, Calif.; uncle Robert Benneit of Wofford Heights, Calif.; and family friend Mike O’Connor of Onyx. We were together for 14 years from 2005-2018, together to the end at 2:10 p.m. We had a lot of fun together through […]

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Roland Junior Danielson

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

May 4, 1932 – Jan. 15, 2018 Roland Junior Danielson, 85 years old, of Lake Isabella, Calif., fell asleep on January 15, 2018. He was born on May 4, 1932, in College Springs, IA, to Roland and Christina Danielson. Roland came from very humble beginnings. However, he never allowed that to impede him from making […]

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