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Vincent L. Elmgren

Nov. 22, 1948 — Aug. 15, 2017

Vince passed away at home in Fairfield on Aug. 15, 2017, after battling esophageal cancer.

Vince was born in Vallejo in 1948 to Edna Mae and Stewart Elmgren. He graduated from Vallejo High School in 1966. He was employed at Mare Island for many years until Mare Island closed in 1996. Subsequently, he worked for Black Talon Security as a guard until full retirement.

Vince is best described as a humble read more

Phillip ‘Phil’ Emil Brodeur

Phillip ‘Phil’ Emil Brodeur left his home here on Earth and was called home to Jesus on Sept. 12, 2017. He was 82 years young. He was born in Joliette, North Dakota, one of 11, where faith, family and the farm were the way of life.

After spending time in the seminary, Phil joined the Air Force in 1956 at the age of 17. While stationed in Athens, Greece, in 1958, he met read more

Cortes, Jose B.

Cortes, Jose B. 85, Coachella, Sept. 4

White, Linwood Troy

Linwood Troy White Linwood Troy White “Woody Wood”, 44, of Cathedral City, Ca. passed away on Sept 4, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Riverside, Ca….

Hale Austin Bauernschmidt

Hale Austin Bauernschmidt was born July 16, 1938 in Baltimore, MD to the late Frederick and Hale Bauernschmidt. She was the oldest of 2 children.

Hale graduated from Calvin Coolidge H.S. in Washington D.C. Class of 1956. She married William Herold on June 15, 1957. They lived in many places; Hamilton, IN, Zanesville, OH, and Derry, NH before settling in Ridgecrest/China Lake in 1967. She retired read more

Preite Jr., Julius John

Julius John Preite Jr.

January 8, 1943 – August 11, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Julius J. Preite of Yucca Valley, CA has sadly passed away at the age of 74.

He was born and grew up in Havre, MT. A graduate of University of Montana in Missoula, he held a triple major and Master’s Degree in music. He was indeed a musician’s musician known for his expertise read more

Lance Raymond Hunter

Lance Raymond Hunter died unexpectedly in a tragic traffic accident on September 7th, 2017 in Ridgecrest, California at the age of 56.

Lance is survived by his wife Denice Hunter and son Logan Hunter of Ridgecrest, daughter and son-in-law Sydney and James Truesdale of Fairbanks, Alaska, mother Leilani Hunter and brother Loran Hunter of Ridgecrest, and sister LaRay Hunter-Ewaniszyk of Murphy, North read more

Robert ‘Bob’ Dalbey

Robert Zim Dalbey slipped away peacefully at home on September 4, 2017 in Ridgecrest, CA. He was born on March 4, 1956 in Henderson, Nevada to Allan and Roberta Jean Dalbey. Bob was preceded in death by his father Allan and his brother Michael. He is survived by his mother Roberta, sister Mischelle Smith, wife Teri, and sons Ryan and Derek of Reno, NV. He will be deeply missed.

No services are planned. read more

Robert Daniel Oatis Jr.

July 22, 1958 — Sept. 5, 2017

Mr. Robert Daniel Oatis Jr., known to his friends as ‘Chef’, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at home with family. He was 59, years young.

Born on July 22, 1958, in Vallejo, California. Mr. Oatis later became a native of Fairfield. He had many friends and family that cherished and loved him. Mr. Oatis was previously married to Renee-Oatis of Chicago.

His career for 25 years was in culinary read more

Alper, Marsha Helene

Marsha Helene Alper
Feb. 27, 1944 – Sept. 8, 2017
Resident of Palo Alto
Marsha Helene Alper, cherished and devoted mother, wife, family member, and friend, died from a brief illness on September 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Josh Alper, who died in November 2013. She leaves behind her husband Theodore G. Alper, Ph.D., her daughter-in-law Annette Marines, read more

My NFL boycott: One week down, 16-plus to go

I did it! I made it through Sunday without watching any NFL game! Perhaps I didn’t mention it, but I’ve decided to boycott the National Football League.

It’s not an easy decision for me. I played football. Come to think of it, that might explain my mental acuity (or lack thereof). But I’ve had a lifetime attachment to the game. Until now. At least I won’t be watching read more

Veterans ride to remember Sept. 11 terror attacks

There’s something peaceful about Zerker Road, the two-lane artery connecting Bakersfield to Shafter buttressed only by row crops and orchards. When veteran Ben Patten slid onto his Harley and turned onto that open expanse Monday, surrounded by his military brothers, he began to reflect on events 16 years removed.

He remembered being at home with his two teenage sons just like it was any other read more

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