Obituaries - C


Claude C, Campbell
Services: Monday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
Claude Carl Campbell, 81, of Morro Bay, died Wednesday, October 20, 1993. Funeral Services will be held with Pastor John White of the Family Christian Center, San Luis Obispo and Rev. Bertie McCoy of Las Vegas officiating. Burial in Los Osos Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Campbell was born Nov. 5, 1911, in Russellville, Ark. He was raised In Oklahoma, moved to Arvin, Calif. where Mr. Campbell owned and operated a welding shop and farmed. He worked for the Bakersfield School District for 16 years, retiring in 1971, moving to Morro Bay. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, La Homa Campbell of Morro Bay; one daughter, Lonna Cleo Nagle of Bakersfield; two sons, Lowell K. Campbell of Houston, Texas, Roger C. Campbell of Bakersfield; one sister; two brothers; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Date of Birth: 03/04/1889   M
Place of Birth: MICHIGAN
Place of Death: KERN  03/21/1969
Age: 80 yrs

Kern Valley Sun, Thursday, April 3, 1969
Graveside services were conducted at the Kern River Valley District Cemetery by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 766o on March 26, for Fred Henry Campbell. 80, of Mt. Mesa who died on March 21. at the Kern Valley Hospital. Born on March 4. 1889 in Minnesota, Campbell was retired from the forest service. Campbell lived in the area for the past 18 years and in the s t a t e 60 years. There are no known survivors. Turner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


born: 11/23/1890 F ILLINOIS
mother: BURKE
father: THORMAN
died: KERN 08/26/1982
SS# 572-56-5844
age: 91 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, August 28, 1982

Campbell, Mary T. - Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hopson Mortuary Chapel and Mass f the Resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help church for Mary T. Campbell, 91, 229 Irene St., who died Aug. 26. The Rev. Joseph Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Campbell, born in Bushnell, Illinois, came to California from Colorado when she was 16 years old. She worked four years as a teacher in Butte Co. and married John P. Campbell, a Butte Co. cattleman, who preceded her in death in 1948. She came to Kern County in 1940 as warder at the California Institution for Women at Tehachapi. She was employed as an assistant Probation Officer for the County of Kern for 15 years. She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, The Legion of Mary and the Kern County Retired Employees Association. She is preceded in death by her son Walter Campbell in 1981. Survivors include her daughters, Beulah Ware of Bakersfield, Dorothy Wisel of Morro Bay and Nadine McHenry of Millbrae; her grandchildren DeLora Doolittle, Wendine Wisel, Wendel Wisel, William Ware, Lucinda Ware, Austin, Stacy Achen and Michael McHenry and four great grandchildren. The Hopson Mortuary.

Date of Birth: 02/14/1886    F 
Mother: STEVENSO  
Place of birth: MISSOURI  
Place of Death: KERN    
Date of Death: 06/25/1969
SS# 549-03-0311  
Age: 83 yrs
Kern Valley Sun
Thursday, June 26, 1969

Services are pending for Mary Gertrude Camphell, 83. of Onyx who died in her home on Wednesday. June 25. Born in Barnard, Mississippi, on February 14, 1886, Mrs. Campbell moved to the area in 1962 and had lived in California since 1912.  She is survived by two sons, Orian Campbell of Onyx and Otis Campbell of Lexington, Ky. She also leaves five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Todd. Mortuary in Pomona is in charge of the arrangements.



Otis Clark Carder (b) 6 Dec 1913 OK (d) 29 Aug 1998 - Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 5, 1998
Death Notice: Otis Clark Carder, 80, Bakersfield, Aug. 29. Mish Funeral Home, Oildale


Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1957

Cardwell, James Earl - Rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Payne and Sons Funeral Home for James Earl Cardwell, 68, 302 A St. who died at home Aug 15. Requiem Mass will be offered Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Francis Church with the Reverend Fr. Laserien Byrne as celebrant. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The deceased was a native of Arkansas and had lived in Bakersfield for 30 years. He was a veteran of the first World War and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, having been a longtime employee of Santa Fe Railroad. He is survived by his wife Mary Josephine Cardwell of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Lewis of Fresno; two granddaughters Kriston Diana and Joanna Lynn Lewis, also of Fresno; three brothers, Clyde of Los Angeles, Pete of Louisiana and Otto of Arkansas; also one sister Minnie Worth of Kentucky; and several nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be E. D. Elder, Charles Bray, Walter Green, Alvin Walters, James Feeney, and Jim McCormick.


Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 1, 1955

Carkeet, Mary Alice - age 66, Turlock, Aug. 31. Payne and Sons Mortuary

No obit found, just above death notice.


Bakersfield Californian, Wed., Nov 10, 1937

Headline: Delano Man Dies of Injury in Fall

Delano, Nov. 10 - Funeral services for Charles Carlisle, well-known pioneer resident of this district, who died on Tuesday afternoon of a broken neck suffered last Friday in a fall, will be conducted at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the Delano Mortuary by the Reverend Clarence R. Wagner, pastor of the Delano Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Delano Cemetery.

Born 1861 in Mansfield, Ohio, Mr. Carlisle came to California and Delano in 1913. He farmed until his retirement a few years ago.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jessie Carlisle and a son Robert. He leaves also two other sons, Charles Gaylord Carlisle of Bridge, Oregon, one of the first principals of the local high school, and Harry L. Carlisle of Ashland, Ohio.

Two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pittenger of Los Angeles and Mrs. Esther Southern of Fresno and are here for the funeral. Mr. Carlisle leaves also 7 grandchildren.

CARR, Brian

Brian Alan Carr
12-18-81 - 2-19-2000
Memorial services will be held Sat., Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2801 Bernard St. Graveside service immediately following at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.


Otis Clark Carder (b) 6 Dec 1913 OK (d) 29 Aug 1998 - Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Californian, Sept. 5, 1998
Death Notice: Otis Clark Carder, 80, Bakersfield, Aug. 29. Mish Funeral Home, Oildale

No obit was found for above

Born: 04/05/1906   M  NEW JERSEY 
Died: KERN    12/11/1972 
Age: 66 yrs 
Dec. 28, 1972
Catholic graveside services were conducted at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dec. 13 for Nicholas Carey, 66, of Bakersfield, who died of cancer in Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield Dec. 11. Carey was born in Inglewood, N.J.
He lived in Bodfish for 3 and a half years, but had lived in Bakersfield the past four years. Carey is survived by his wife Gertrude of Bakersfield; his daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Miller if Sepulveda; and three grandchildren.


Born: 10/09/1899   F  TEXAS
Died: KERN    11/28/1970  
Age:  71 yrs
Thursday, Dec. 3, 1970
Mrs. Veva Carmichael, 71, Passes

Mrs. Veva Carmichael,. 71, of Palas Ranch Trailer. Park; Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella, died Saturday (Nov. 28) at Kern Valley Hospital. Services were held Monday (Nov. 30) at Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella. Interment was at Kern River Valley District Cemetery. Rev. Willard VanJossen of the Kernville Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. Carmichael moved, to the Kern Valley 21/2 years ago from Glendale. She was born Oct. 9, 1899, in New Boston. Tex. Survivors are her husband. S. E. Carmichael; a daughter. Mrs.Betty Jo McBroom of Glendale; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Chauncey of San Fernando; her father, Harold Willyard of Lake Isabella; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Thursday, Feb 19, 1970
Myrtle Carnahan,
Former Resident, Dies in Michigan
Mrs. Myrtle Camahan, 49. a resident of the Kern Valley until 1968, died recently in Port Huron, Mich., following an illness of eight months. Funeral services were held in Port Huron on Feb. 8. She was born Oct. 14. 1920. She is survived by her husband,  Ira; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Mackeit and Mrs. Robert
Duprie, both of Port Huron; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Jackson, now with her husband on U.S. Air Forces assignment in Spain; a son, Richard Carnahan, Lake Isabella: and 11 grandchildren.
She also is survived by two sisters and her mother, all of Port Huron.


Date of Birth: 09/01/1894  
Mother: GRACE    F
Place of Birth: MISSOURI
Place of Death: KERN  
Date of Death: 05/27/1969  
Age: 74 yrs
Thursday, May 29, 1969

Services will be held on Thursday, May 29, at the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella for Mrs Maude Carter, 74, of Steensen Road. Kernvale, who died on May 27. at the Kern Valley Hospital. Mrs. Carter was the widow of the late William G Carter She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake Isabella and a member of the Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Gentry County Missouri, on September I.
1894, and moved to the area four years ago from Hemet. She is survived by a daughter Mrs Charles Lampson. Lake Isabella, sisters. Beatrice Beach, Norfolk. Va., Genevieve Floyd, Albany, Mo.; brothers, Orville Guess. Oklahoma City. Okla.; and John Guess of Gardena, Ca. he also leaves a granddaughter, Sharon Lampson and a grandson. Ron Lampson and three great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Albany, Mo.

Born: 04/18/1909  F  IOWA  
Died: LOS ANGELES(70)    06/23/1971  
Age: 62 yr
July 1, 1971
Marie A. Casper of Wofford Hts. Dies in Lynwood
Graveside services were held Monday (June 28) at Kern River Valley District Cemetery tor Mrs. Marie Ann Casper, 62, a resident of Wofford Height the past 3 1/2 years. She was a retired Chrysler Corp. employee
who moved here with her husband from Downey. Chapel services were held June 26 at Pico Rivera Funeral
Home, Pico Rivera. Mrs. Casper died June 23 In St Francis Hospital, Lynwood. She was born in Pauline, Iowa. She is survived by her husband Clyde Casper of Wofford Heights; a daughter, Mrs Mary Miller of Downey; her mother. Mrs. Louise Dahl of Los Angeles, and four grandchildren.  Arrangements were by Pico Rivera Funeral Home



Born: 06/28/1905   M  KENTUCKY  
Died: KERN    05/12/1971  
Age: 65 yrs
Thursday, May 27, 1971
Last Rites for Drowning Victim Lester Cassel
Services were held yesterday (May 26) in Van Nuys for Lester Cassel, 65, of Wofford Heights Trailer Park, who drowned May 12 near Tillie Creek in Isabella Lake. His body was recovered May 23. Cassell was a retired meat cutter who worked for Ralph's Markets in the Los Angeles area before his retirement here in
1968. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Jean Sparks, Gaynell Lindquist and Lesia Hovey; and nine grandchildren.  Interment was at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, and arrangements were by Praisewater
Funeral Home, Van Nuys




CECCARELLI, TERESA - Rosary will be recited followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, June 1st at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for Teresa Ceccarelli, 98, who passed away May 29th in Bakersfield. Msgr. Alfonso Simon will officiate with interment following in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Ceccarelli, born in Tassignano, Lucca, Italy, had resided in Bakersfield since 1921 and was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, Lodge #33.
Survivors include her grandson, Michael Busby of Riverside; nephews, Gino, Marino (Red) and Tony Ceccarelli of Bakersfield, and Johnny Ceccarelli of San Jose; nieces, Julia DiGiovanni of San Clemente, Rosa Pecchia of Sunnyvale, and Mary Hannon of San Francisco; and many others relatives in Bakersfield, Canada and Italy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paolo in 1973. Pallbearers will be Gary, Stephen, Laurence, George, Eugenio and Marino Ceccarelli. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Ceccarelli.
Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.


Otilia M. Casarez
Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Delano Mortuary, 707 Browning Rd., Delano, and Mass of the Resurrection will be Thursday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1015 Clinton, Delano, for Mrs. Otilia M. Casarez, 88, of Delano, who passed away Aug. 15 in Delano Officiating will be Father Juan Leon. Interment will follow at North Kern Cemetery in Delano.
Mrs. Casarez was born May 15, 1905 in Mexico and had been a resident of Kern County for 65 years. She was last employed as a packer at Setriakian Farms. She was a member of Edad de Oro.
Survivors include her children: Lillian Uriaz and Celia Munoz of Delano, Carlos Casarez of Norwalk, Mercedes Arambula and Maria E. Mata, both of Bakersfield, Jesse Casarez of Spring Valley, CA and Lupe Rangel of Oklahoma City, Okla., 25 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be member of her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. till 8:30 p.m. DELANO MORTUARY Funeral Directors

Born: 03/03/1906   M  INDIANA 
Died: SACRAMENTO    10/24/1972 
Age: 66 yrs 
Nov. 2, 1972
Heart Attack Kills Chandler
Services were conducted Oct 27 at Valley Mortuary for Carl B Chandler who died Oct. 23 in Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael. He was 66 years old. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dale Brown, and
internment was at Rose Hills in Whittier. Chandler was born in Indiana in March of 1906 He has lived in California for 32 years. Shortly after his retirement from Sargeant Engineer Inc., he moved into the valley
where he has resided for many years


Born: 05/07/1908      M  COLORADO  
Died: KERN    02/02/1971
SS# 567-18-9487  
Age: 62 yrs  
Thursday, Feb . 4, 1971
Richard Chaney Is Dead at 62
Graveside services at Kern Valley District Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) for Richard Paul Chaney. 62, retired Universal Pictures costumer of 107 Lakeview, Wofford Heights. He died Tuesday.
Officiating at the services will be Rev. Willard Vanfossen and members of the Kern Valley Masonic Lodge. Chaney was born in Salida. Colo., May 7, 1908 He had lived in the Kern Valley since December.
He is survived by his wife, Lilis, arid a daughter. Patricia Nadine Friedman of Northridge.


Born: 12/25/1894      M  ILLINOIS
Died: KERN    02/15/1970  
Age: 75 yrs
Feb. 19, 1970
Roy Chaplin,
75, Passes
Services were held Wednesday (Feb. 18) for Roy Chaplin. 75. 2124 Angler St.. Lake Isabella, who died Feb. 15 in the Kern Valley Hospital. He was born in Chicago, had lived in California 12 years and was affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his widow. Ruby, and a brother, Harry of Plainview, Ill.
Evangelist Homer Walker of the Church of Christ officiated at the services at Hillcrest Chapel, Bakersfield. Interment was to Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born: 07/13/1904  M  MISSOURI 
Died: KERN    10/24/1971
SS# 564-14-5470
Age: 67 yrs 
Thursday, Oct. 28, 1971
Services Today For Richard C. Chapman, Bodfish
Graveside services will be held at I p.m. today (Oct. 28) at The Kern River Valley District Cemetery for Richard C. Chapman. 68, owner for the past 14 years of the Kern Court Motel in Bodfish. He died at home
Sunday of a heart attack. Rev Willard Vanfossen will officiate at the services. Mr. Chapman was born in
Hummansville, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Roxie; a daughter, Dixie Kroll of Beaverton. Ore., and two
grand children. Arrangements are by Valley Mortuary


CHOATE, Mildred

Born: 02/17/1912      F  TEXAS
Diedd:  KERN    04/27/1970  
Age: 58 yrs
Thursday, April 30, 1970
Mildred Choate,
Wofford Heights,
Passes at 58
Mrs. Mildred Choate, 58, of Bristlecone Dr., Wofford Heights, died Monday (April 27) at Kern Valley Hospital of natural causes. She had lived in the Kern Valley five years. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Wofford Heights at the Assembly of God Church. Rev. James Loper officiated.
Interment was in the Kern Valley District Cemetery. She is survived by her husband. Rufus Choate; a son, Alfred Kueiper of Tujunga; a daughter, Darlene Rowland of Fountain Valley; a brother, Willard Koiunc of Texas; a sister, Vema Slawson of Weldon; and five grandchildren. Arrangements were by Valley
Mortuary, Lake Isabella.



d. 24 Jun 1981 at Ridgecrest, Kern Co., Ca.

From the Ridgecrest Newspaper,
The Daily Independent, Monday, June 22, 1981

Seriously Injured

Ridgecrest resident David Christensen, 25, is in very critical condition this morning following a motorcycle accident Saturday at Jacks Ranch Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. Tri-County ambulance paramedics responded to the scene restored blood pressure and breathing and transported the victim to Ridgecrest Community Hospital. Details of the accident are not available at this time.

The Daily Independent, Thursday, June 25, 1981

Man Dies of Cycle Injuries

David Evans Christensen, 25, died yesterday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident last week in Ridgecrest. Mr. Christensen died in Ridgecrest Community Hospital from head injuries suffered in an accident Saturday at Jacks Ranch Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. He was employed by Hobo Joe's Restaurant as a cook and lived at 312 Station St. Mr. Christensen was born in Sacramento on March 26, 1956. He is survived by his wife Julie Eyre Christensen of Ridgecrest, his mother Anita Jean Nielsen of Windsor, his father Arthur Evan Christensen of Reno, Nev., a sister Linda Sapienza of Ukiah and a brother Darren Christensen of Elk Grove, Ky.  No services are scheduled. Cremation will be private.


From the CA Death Index:

DOB: 06/25/1926 Canada
DOD: 10/01/1976 (Kern)
SS#: 548-68-6000
age 50

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Oct. 4, 1976
Church, Ross A. - Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the home of Ross A. Church, 50, Star Route, Box 725-68 Tehachapi who died Oct 1. Interment will be in the Tehachapi Eastside Cemetery. Mr. Church, a native of Windsor, Canada served in the Canadian Navy during W.W.II. He worked as a receiving clerk for Bon's Grocery for the past 30 years. He was a resident to the Tehachapi community living in Bear Valley Springs for 6 months. Prior to that he lived in Westlake Village. survivors include the widow Willa; three daughters, Jill SAMANIEGO of La Crescenta, Gail WEBB of VanNuys, and Sandra CHURCH of Tehachapi; a son John of Canada, mother, Mrs. Esther CHURCH of Canada; three brothers, John, Bill and Tom, all of Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Doreen DIGGS and Mrs. Colleen BROCKLEBANK both of Canada and a granddaughter. JW Sams & Sons funeral Home, Arvin.

Death Certificate; Book 132; page 100
Ross A. Church
died: Oct. 1, 1976; 8:30 p.m.
male, Caucasian
Birthplace and date: Canada, June 25, 1926
age: 50
Name and birthplace of father: John Church, Canada
Name and birthplace of mother: Esther Hatt, Canada
Last occupation: Receiving Clerk, 30 years
Employing Co: Von's Market
Place of death: San Joaquin Hospital, 2615 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA
Length of stay in Kern: 6 years CA State: 13 years
Informant: Willa Church, Star Route, Box 725-68, Tehachapi, CA
Disposition: burial, Oct 5, 1976; Tehachapi Public Cemetery
Immediate cause of death: Endotoxic shock 24 hours
Due to: (unreadable)------ infectious pr------ 7 days
Signed: Dyrel Faulstick, MD

Date of Birth: 01/19/1937  
Mother: CHICO    M  
Place of Birth: CALIFORNIA  
Place of Death: INYO    
Date of Death: 06/22/1969  
Age: 32 yrs
Kern Valley Sun
Thursday, June 26 , 1969
Mass will be said today at 9 a.m. at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Wofford Heights for Ronald Laurende Cisternas, 32, of Los Angeles who died on June 22 in the Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.
Cisternas, a native of Weldon, was born on January 19, 1937 and lived in the Los Angeles area for the past five years. He was employed as a body and fender repairman. He is survived by his widow, Laverne and a son, Martin; and daughters, Katherine, Barbara and LeDonna. He also leaves three brothers, Stanley of Onyx; Kenneth of Kansas; Wayne of Long Beach; three sisters Dorothy of Stevinson, California; Madelyn Bratton of Bakersfield and Florence Weldon of Onyx.
Born: 10/14/1915   M  IOWA 
Died: KERN    10/03/1972 
SS# 327-01-2002 
Age: 56 yrs 
Oct. 5, 1972
Clark Dies
Tripp Clark of Wofford Heights died Wednesday morning. A sales representative for Haberfelde Ford of Bakersfield. Clark was formerly the owner of the Kern Korner Store in Kernville. He is survirved by his wife. Mildred



Date of Birth: 05/28/1899  F
Mother: WILSON
Died: KERN    05/23/1969  
Age: 69 yrs
Thursday, June 29, 1969
Services were held on Monday, May 26. at the Highland Methodist Chapel in Lake Isabella, for Loraine C. Clark, 69, of Squirrel Valley who died on May 23. at the Kern Valley Hospital. Born in Lockport, New York
on May 28, 1899, Mrs. Clark and her husband. Otho. had lived in the area for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion.
She is survived by her husband and a son Edward A Johnson of San Francisco; two daughters. Anne Forester of Santa Barbara and Alice Cochrane of Kentfield, Calif ; and 15 grandchildren and two sisters.
Mary Hool of San Rafael and Ethene Pennypacker of Santa Monica She is also survived by three step-children, Mary Johnson of San Rafael and Jean Dunlap of Pacific Palisades and Robert Clark of Beverly Hills
Rev. Bryan Wilber officiated at the services and interment was in the Kern River Valley District Cemetery.



bORN: 10/04/1921      M  MINNESOTA  
Died: KERN    09/11/1971  
Age: 49 yrs
Thursday, Sept. 16, 1971
Elks Services for Frank W. Clarke, 49, of Isabella
Services, were held yesterday (Sept. 15) at Valley Memorial Chapel for Frank William Clarke, -19, of 2101 Crestview, Lake Isabella. He died Saturday of a heart attack at Memorial  Hospital, BakersfieId. Officiating at the services were members of the Kern Valley Elks lodge. Interment was at the Kern River Valley District
Cemetery. Mr, Clarke was a Kern Valley resident the past six years and was born in Minnesota. He is survived by his wife. Dorothy; his mother, Mrs. Pearl ( not legible )of Paramount; three sisters,( not legible) and Bernice of Sioux City, In , and Marguerite of Oregon; three brothers, Dick and Douglas of California and
Robert of  Minnesota



Clendenon, Donnie A.
spouse init: RR
SS#: 445-09-3582
Co of death: 15 (Kern)
dod: May 2, 1968
reg #: 822
state #: 42600

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, May 4, 1968

Clendenon, Donnie - Services will be conducted at the Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. for Donnie A. Clendenon, 81, 801 Castaic Avenue who died May 2, in a Bakersfield hospital. She resided in Bakersfield for 7 years and was associated with the Security Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Reverend Gerald Hosman, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church and Mrs. Nora Deane Freeman, Worthy matron of the security Chapter of the OES will officiate at the chapel service. Mrs. Clendenon is survived by the widower, Roscoe; sons, Charles Franklin Abla and W. D. Abla of Oildale, Joe Kinyon of San Angelo, Texas, and Jack and George Clendenon of El Tejon; daughters, Bertha R. Harris of Bakersfield, Violet Snow of Porterville, Modell Herring of Oildale, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Bradshaw of Bellflower, and Mrs. Ada Maude McBroom, Mrs. Mabel Mitchell, and Mrs. Billie Bertrum, all of Phoenix, Arizona; brother Eli Roberts of Enid, Oklahoma; sisters, Henrietta Malone of Fallbrook and Joan Howe of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. W. Cullum, Tom Edgar, Dud Poynon. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, November 8, 1949

Clinton, Gus - Services for Gus Clinton, 79, 511 Beardsley Avenue, who died Sunday will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fenwick officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Clinton, a native of Missouri was a ranch worker and lived here 15 years. He is survived by his sons Everett and Harvey Clinton and John Wheat, All of Bakersfield; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

COCHEMS, Anthony

Kern Co. Deaths, Book: 213, Page: 120

Anthony (NMN) Cochems
Age: 84
Spouse: Dorothy Crane
Date of birth: Jun. 26, 1904
Place of birth: CA
Date of death: Aug. 17, 1988, 1020
Place of death: Bakersfield Convalescent Hospital, 730 34th Street, Bakersfield
Name & birthplace of father: Anthony Cochems; unknown
Name & birthplace of mother: Catherine Schiller; CA
Occupation: Gang Pusher x 45 yrs
Last place of occupation: Standard Oil
SS# 545-07-9695
Usual address: 300 Electra, Bakersfield, CA
Informant: Dorothy Cochems - wife; same address as above
Disposition: cremation, Aug. 19, 1988; Mish Crematory
Funeral Dir: Hillcrest Mortuary
Cause of death: Cardio pulmonary anert - immed.
Due to: chronic R lower lobe pneumonia x 3 yrs
Due to: acute pneumonia with emphysema 3 1/2 yrs
Other significant factors: Alzheimer's disease, cardiac arrhythmia - controlled
Physician: David Massa - treated from Jan. 4, 1986 to July 16, 1988

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Aug. 19, 1988
Deaths: Anthony Kochems, 84, Bakersfield, Aug. 17. Hillcrest Mortuary

No obituary located in the Bakersfield Californian between Aug 18 and Aug 31, 1988.

Born: 12/20/1887      M   
Died: SACRAMENTO    12/11/1972 
Age: 84 yrs 
Dec. 14, 1972
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the Valley Mortuary Chapel at 1 p.m. for Otto Colberg, 84
years, who died Dec. 11 in Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. Internment will follow in the Kern Valley
Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Gerdes officiating. Colberg, a former valley resident was born Dec. 20, 1887 in Kleintuchen, Germany He was a retired longshoreman from Los Angeles when he first moved to the valley. He lived in Kernville for many years, although he had lived in Sacramento for the past seven years. He had been residing at the Rio Linda Mansion, a guest home in Rio Linda. He is survived by his daughter,
Heldegarde Melencheck of Sacramento


Born: 02/22/1919   M  MAINE 
Died: KERN    09/04/1972 
SS# 005-05-4760 
Age: 53 yrs 
Sept. 14, 1972
Colby Funeral Services Held
Funeral services were conducted Sept. 7 for Carroll E. Colby of Lake Isabella, who died Sept. 4 in a Bakersfield Hospital. He was 53. The services, conducted by Dr. Ken Brouse of the First Baptist Church,
were held in Hillcrest Memorial Chapel. Colby was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. A native of Wells, Maine, Colby had been a resident of Kern County for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Lake Isabella; four daughters, Gayle Beck of Bakersfield, Gracia Slater of Potter Valley, Jean Foster of  Bakersfield, and Gyron Obrian of Hawaii; four sons, Glenn Colby of Inyokern, Gregory Colby of Idaho, and Gary and Guy Colby of Bakersfield; and 10 grandchildren.



Born: 07/24/1901      F  ILLINOIS  
Died: KERN    04/20/1970
SS# 554-54-1610
Age: 68 yrs
April 23, 1970
Mrs. Marie Cole, 68,
Onyx, Dies
Mrs. Marie Cole, 68, a prominent resident of Onyx since 1918, died this week of natural causes at her home.
Services will be held at 1 p.m Friday (April 24) at Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella, with Rev. Bryan Wilber officiating. She was a past president of the Rock Hounds and is a Iife member of the South Fork PTA
Mrs Cole was born July 24, 1901, in Ingraham, Ill. Her husband. Arthur Cole, died about six months ago. He
was associated with the Onyx Ranch for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Tice, and a grandson, Eugene Tice. both of North Edwards.


Born: 12/29/1953      F  CALIFORNIA  
Died: KERN    07/17/1970  
Age: 16 yrs
Thursday, July 23, 1970
Headon Crash Kills Debra Coleman, 16

A Kern Valley girl and a Huntington Park man were killed and two local boys and a San Bernardino
girl injured in a violent headon smashup Friday night (July 17) on Hwy. 178 east of Bakersfield. Killed was pretty Debra Jean Coleman, 16, of Kernvale. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Stanford C. Coleman and
would have been a KVHS junior this fall. She was a queen candidate for the Kern Valley Round-Up last spring until ill health forced her out of the running.
Still in critical condition at Bakersfield's Kern General Hospital is Corwin Wade Thomasy, 16 of of Lake Isabella, driver of the pickup in which the local young people were riding. Walter Pawling, 19, Kernville
and Carolyn Stewart, 16, San Bernardino, who were riding in the bed of the Thomasy pickup are in satisfactory condition at the same hospital.
Also killed in the crash was Edd Louis Shepherd, 22. Huntington Park, driver of the other car. Henry James Gibson, 17, Maywood. accompanying Shepherd, was released after treatment from the hospital. The CHP said Shepherd had passed an eastbound pickup at high speed when his car struck Thomasy's westbound pickup. Both vehicles were demolished and Kern County firemen were forced to use a power saw to remove
Miss Coleman's body from the crushed pickup cab. The pickup Shepherd had just passed was struck by debris from the crash. Driver of the second pickup. Donovan Gate Rockhill. 53, and his passenger.
Carloru Mize, 14. both of Bakersfield were slightly injured but did not require medical treatment.
Services for Miss Coleman were held Tuesday (July 21) at dine First Baptist Church. Lake Isabella, with interment following at the Kern River Valley District Cemetery. Rev. Dale .Brown officiated .
.She is survived by her parents, a brother, Charles Calvin Coleman of San Bernardino; a sister, Mrs. Sharon Dianne McGnanalian of Fontana and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Hillcrest Mortuary, Bakersfield.


COLFAX, Orlena

DOB: 04/26/1931 F TEXAS
Mother: GOSE
DOD: 05/31/1996 65 yrs KERN
SS# 554-54-1331

Bakersfield Californian, June 3, 1996
Death notice:
Orlena Celeste Colfax, 65, Bakersfield, May 31; Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

No obit was found in the 1996 Bakersfield Californian.


DOB: 04/13/1878
Mother: OWEN
2KA15 (female; born in KA; died in Kern)
DOD: 04/22/1967
SS# 494141199
Age: 89

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, April 24, 1967
Collier, Mary Emma - Services will be held tomorrow at 2 PM in the chapel of the Roses at Mish Funeral Home in Oildale for Mary E. Collier, 89, of Rt.2, Box 433 Mettler Station who died Saturday in a Bakersfield convalarium after a long illness. The Rev. William East, San Joaquin Southern Baptist Missionary Assoc. will officiate with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Collier was a native of Kansas and had lived in this community for the past 23 years. She was a retired cook and last worked at Rogers Cafe. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist church of Mettler and was a member of the southern Baptist church since she was 13 year of age. She will be best remembered for her work in the Riverview Southern Baptist Church where her son, Olin G. Collier ministered for a number of years. Besides her son, she is survived by two daughters, Iva Williams of Camden Point, MO and Lois Kern of Earlimart; two brothers, Ed Scott of Smithville, MO and Tom Scott of Ft. Collins, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons Bobby Collier, Edwin collier, Roy Collier, and Ted Kern.

Born: 06/03/1893  M  UTAH 
Died: KERN  10/17/1971 
Age: 78 yrs 
Thursday, Oct. 21, 1971
Watchmaker Archie Collins Is Dead

Archie Collins, 78. well known Lake Isabella watchmaker, Died Sunday (Oct. 17) in front of his place of business of a massive heart attack. Funeral arrangements at Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella, are pending. He resided in me Kern River Canyon near Bodfish.


COLLINS, Clifton

From the Lamont Reporter, Wednesday, August 2, 1989

Clifton Collins

Funeral services were held July 24, 1989, at 1 p.m. at Hopson Anspach Family Mortuary Lamont for Clifton Collins, 75, of Lamont who died July 19, 1989. The Rev. Bob Winter officiated. Burial followed at Arvin District Cemetery.
Mr. Collins, born in Oklahoma, was owner and operator of Sav-On Furniture. Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Lamont, son Clifton Shane Collins of Lamont; stepdaughters Jacqueline Deer of Arkansas and Angeline Bivins of Lamont, one grandchild, 5 step-grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchild, mother Janis Collins of Lamont, brothers Tony and Charles of Kansas, Richard of Oregon and Joe of Bakersfield, sister Margustta and Christine, both of Kansas. Pallbearers were Joseph A. Collins, Jr., Billy Mize, Jim Mize, Jack Collins, C. A. Ross, and Jim Cash. Honorary pallbearers were Trice Harvey, Assemblyman, Judge Charles Wilson, Judge Jim Bowles, John Smith, Kern Co. Sheriff, Don Burket, Wayne Stresser, Jack Cable, Marte Coffman, Sherman Davis, Jack Stephens, Nelson Blake, and David Bivins.
Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary, Lamont

Born: 08/11/1908    M  NEW YORK 
Died: LOS ANGELES(70)    08/27/1972 
Age: 64 yrs 
Sept. 14, 1972
Collin's Death
Jack Collins, a Lake Isabella resident, died of natural causes Aug. 28 in a San Gabriel hospital. He was 64.
Mr. and Mrs. Collins have been part-time residents of the valley for the past 10 years and have stayed at
Mt. Mesa Trailer Court. They moved here permanently five months ago. Their home was formerly in South
Gate, where Collins was a member of John Cardinal Glennon Knights of Columbus No. 2996 and a past Faithful Navigator of St. John Bosco General Assembly.  He is survived by his wife, Theresa, of Lake Isabella; a son, Jack Collins, of South Gate; and a daughter, Lorraine Johnson, of Alhambra; and three grandchildren.


COLLOM, Arthur

From the CA Death Index:
Born: 12/12/1891, TX
Died: 10/06/1971, 70=Los Angeles
SSN: 541-14-6673
Age: 79
buried in the family plot in Wasco Cemetery

Wasco News, Oct. 20, 1971; pg. 5
Services Held for Ex-Wasco Resident

Services held at 10 am Monday in Mish Funeral Home Wasco for Arthur J. Collom, 79, of Box 1111 Crescent City who died Oct. 6 in a Newhall hospital after a sudden illness. Rev. Wayne Montgomery pastor of the Church of Jesus Name of Wasco officiated and interment followed in the family plot at Wasco Memorial Park Cemetery. Collom was a native of Texas and was born Dec. 12, 1891 and had lived in Wasco a number of years before moving to Crescent City. He was a self-employed carpenter for over 50 years. Survivors include two sons, LeRoy and James both of Eugene, Ore., two daughters, Mrs. Inez Streumpf of Wasco and Mrs. Barbara Crossman of Newhall; three brothers, Joe E. and Floyd both of Bakersfield and Homer of Yuma, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Pall bearers include Collin James Collom, Jr., Frank Arthur Collom, Alvin Collom, James Collom, Herbert Collom, and Terrell Newcomb.

COLLOM, Millie

Born: 06/23/1895, OK
Mother: KING
Father: DUKE
Died: 03/18/1954, 15=Kern
Age: 58

Bakersfield Californian, Saturday, March 20, 1954

Collom, Millie Ann - died March 18 at a hospital in Delano. She was 58 and a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Corcoran on Orange Ave. and had been visiting her daughter, Inez Struempf in Wasco. Services are at Robert I. Jones Funeral Home in Wasco Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Merle M. Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Wasco Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Arthur J.; three sons, Collin J., Oregon; LeRoy, Oregon; James, Corcoran; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Belt, San Jose; Inez Struempf, Wasco; Barbara Chrisman, Compton; one brother, John Duke, Hemet; and 15 grandchildren.


Bakersfield Californian, Aug 6, 1995

Robert "Robin" Colwell
1950 - 1995
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 1995 at Hillcrest Memorial Park for Robert Lee "Robin" Colwell, 44, who passed away on Aug. 1, 1995, in Bakersfield, Calif. Pastor Ken Fletcher of First Southern Baptist Church will officiate.
Robin was born Oct. 31, 1950 in Bakersfield, Calif. He was an outdoor person who enjoyed sailing, fishing, hiking, and camping. He was also a handyman and craftsman and liked children, plants and cats. Robin will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Christopher Robin Colwell of Arizona; daughters, Brooke Terese Colwell and Lorelei Carlene Colwell, both of Bakersfield; parents, Shirmey and Janie Colwell of Bakersfield; sisters, Debi and husband Craig Fraley of Bakersfield and Leann Victory of Bakersfield; brother, David and wife Barbara Aldrette of Sacramento, Calif, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 6, 1995 from noon until 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary. HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY Funeral Directors


Bakersfield Californian, October 20, 1994
Services: Sat., October 22, 2 p.m.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. for Grace mills Comstock, 84, of Bakersfield at the Jehovah�s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 400 universe Ave., Oildale, CA. Officiating will be Russell Cook.
Grace was born in Ohio and was a resident of Bakersfield for 50 years. She was self employed for 20 years as a beautician. Grace is survived by her family; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sharon Mills; son Nick Comstock and wife Winona; daughter, Gail Saragosa and husband Derek; sister, Pearl Cottrell and niece, Janet Ponsart of Ohio; grandchildren, Allison Chapman and husband Bill, Leslie Knox and husband John, Tami Hubbell and husband Tim and Trevor Tallman, Kinley and Courtney Comstock, Patrick and Pam Mahan; great grandchildren, Brook and Malorie Chapman, Cooper Knox and Morgan Hubbell.
There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kern Hospice, 4300 Stine Rd., Suite 720, Bakersfield, CA 93313. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.


Bakersfield Californian, Friday, July 6, 1973

Conley, Rhoda Louise - services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Roses at Mish Funeral Home Oildale for Rhoda Louise Conley, 98, 108 W. Harding Ave., who died July 5 in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Richard Lewis of the Oildale First Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Conley was a native of Mountain Home, Arkansas and has lived in Bakersfield for the past 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain Home. Survivors include two sons, Bryant of Fullerton and Jim of Oildale; two daughters Mrs. Edna Conley of Oildale and Mrs. Marie Chapman of Hayward; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Born: 07/22/1905      M  CALIFORNIA
Died: KERN    03/07/1971  
Age: 65 yrs
Thursday, March 4, 1971
Whittier Services For Charles Cook, 67, of Kernville
Charles Henry Cook, 67, died Saturday (Feb. 27) in his Kernville home. He was a retired Barstow masonry contractor who moved to the Kern Valley about a year ago. Services and interment will be held today (Mar. 4) at Rose Hill Memorial Chapel and Park, Whittier.
Survivors are his wife, Georgia: three sons, Howard, of Torrance. Robert of Downey and Ronald of Whittier; two daughters, Mrs. Caro!yn Hoffman of Downey and Earlene Cook; a step daughter, Mrs. Donn Hallman
of Barstow; one brother, two sisters and seven grandchildren. Arrangements are by Douglass & C Zook Mortuary,
Born: 02/13/1897   F  OHIO 
Died: KERN    07/16/1972 
Age: 75 yrs 
July 20, 1972
Services Held For Mrs. Coombs

Funeral services for community leader, Ruth Coombs of Kernville, were to have been conducted yesterday
(July 19) at 10 a.m. at the Valley Mortuary in Lake Isabella. The Rev. Richard Magness of the Foursquare
Church of Wofford Heights was to have officiated. Burial followed at the Old Kernville Cemetary. Mrs. Coombs of 142 Sirretta St. died of Cancer July 16 at Kern Valley Hospital. She was 75. Long active in community affairs she was president of the World War I Ladies Auxiliary at the time of her death and was past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge 365 and had been district deputy grand marshal of the Rebekah drill team. She was also a long-time member and former treasurer of the South Fork Woman's Club. She was a
member and former church secretary of the Kernville Methodist Church. She had also been treasurer of the
Kernville Community Ditch Association for the past 15 years She also took an active part in business affairs of the community through her service as a director of the Kern Valley Credit Union from 1956 until her retirement was announced at the annual credit Union dinner in April. During her early years in Kernville
she was employed at Ewings' on the Kern, at the Isabella Marina, and at the Pala Ranches Motel.
She was married to Franklin B. Cory on Sept. 13, 1926, in Oxford, Ohio, where they were engaged in farming
for 30 years. In early 1956 they retired and came to Kernville and began building a house on Sirretta Street.
Cory died suddenly on Oct. 27, 1956 & and she was left to complete the house and make a place for herself in Kernville.



Born:  02/07/1934    M  CALIFORNIA 
Died:KERN    03/28/1972 
Age: 38 yrs 
Thursday, Apr. 6, 1972
Services Saturday For Ed Coughran, 38, Johnsondale
Graveside services were held Saturday (April 7) for Edward M. Coughran, 38, of Johnsondale. He died Friday at Kern General Hospital following a heart attack. Father James Murphy of St. Jude's Catholic Church officiated at the services. Mr. Coughran was a resident of Johnsondale the past eight months and was employed by Sierra Tree Farms as a loader. He is a long-time Kern Valley resident and former employee
of the Onyx Ranch. He was born in Bakersfield and served in the U. S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Adeline; two daughters,  Shirley Marie and Janet Sue; a son, Edward Jr.; two brothers, Don of Lake Isabella and Jack of Bakersfield; three sisters, Lillian Coughran of Bishop, Mrs. Marjorie Albitre of Granite Station and Mrs. Elizabeth Shadden of Bakersfield. Pallbearers were Jerry Carter,
Monty Bencoma, Ernie Albitre, Leonard Hanning, Arthur Esponda, Raymon Ellerman, Virgil Eller and Jim Andres. Arrangements were by Doughty - Calhoun - O'Meara, Bakersfield.


Born: 02/09/1908   M  CALIFORNIA
Died: KERN    09/01/1970
SS# 566-12-3291  
Age: 62 yrs
Sept. 3, 1970
Stroke Takes R. L. Cowsert, Wofford Hts.
Robert L. Cowsert, 62, died Tuesday (Sep; 1) of a cerebral stroke at his home, 501 Panorama, Wofford Heights. Before his retirement here a year ago he was foreman of the plumbing department of the Mc-
Donnel-Douglas plant, Santa Monica. He was an active member of the Douglas Rod & Gun Club.
Services will be held at the graveside at 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. -1) at the Kern Valley District Cemetery. Rev. Willard Vanfossen of the Community United Methodist Church of Kernville will officiate. Cowsert was born in Huntington Beach Feb. 9, 1908. He is survived by his wife, Claire; three sons, Larry of Inglewood, Donald of Hawaii and Allen of the U. S. Coast Guard at Bodago Bay; one daughter, Clarice llaasc of Hawthorne; and
four sisters. F.lta Ward of Fresno.  Maggie Zimmerman of Fresno. Emma McKay of Compion and Goldie Jones of Sylmar; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are by Valley Mortuary.


COX, Bennie

Bakersfield Californian, July 16, 1983
COX, Bennie Leo  Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Arvin District Cemetery for Bennie Leo Cox, 50, of 12808 Parish St., Lamont who died July 13. The Rev. Dearl Dawson will officiate. Mr. Cox, a native of Oklahoma, had been employed by the Kern Delta Ginning Company for two years. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a son, Timothy Craig Cox of Lamont; a daughter, Pamela Fay Cox of Lamont; his father, Steven Cox of Lamont; his brothers, Brownie of Porterville, Bobby of Bakersfield and Edward of Arkansas; his sisters, Dollie Holt of Bakersfield, Alta Maniord of Bakersfield, Margie Patton of Bakersfield and Viola Cox of Lamont. Hopson's Lamont Mortuary

COX, Guy

Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
COX, GUY T. JOHNSTON -Memorial services will be held in the Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Friday at 1:30 P.M. for Guy T. Johnston Cox, 13, who passed away March 10th in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Joe Reinhardt will officiate and private entombment will be in Greenlawn Mausoleum. Guy was a native of Bakersfield, a sixth generation resident of Bakersfield, and was a student of Greenfield Junior High School. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Jean and Roger Cox of Bakersfield; father, Kelly Johnston of Germany; grandparents, John and Noryne Lipske, Marcelyn and Harold Johnston all of Bakersfield, Joe and Delores Cox of Taft; and great grandfather, Ralph Eastland of Oregon. Greenlawn Mortuary.

Born: 05/17/1893   M  IOWA 
Died: KERN    07/30/1972 
Age: 79 yrs 
Aug. 3, 1972
Craig Funeral Held Aug. 2
Funeral services for Ernest Craig, 79, of Lake Isabella were to have been conducted Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at Valley Mortuary Chapel. The Kern River Valley Elks Lodge officiated. Internment will follow today at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier. The World War I Barracks of Disabled American Veterans in Compton will officiate. Born in 1893 in Marney, Iowa, Craig  came to the valley nine years ago. He was disabled during World War I. Craig died July 30 from pneumonia and a cerebral hemmorhage at Kern Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Blanche; two daughters, Glendora Wade of Oklahoma and Leah Dixson of Alaska; one brother, Harry Craig of Florida; three sisters, Rose Howsley of Washington, Irma Bova of North Dakota, and Mabel Merrill of Nebraska; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



CRANE, Rhoda

Rhoda A. (Archer) Crane
b. 06/25/1875 Ohio
d. 10/25/1965 Kern Co. Ca.

Daily Midway Driller
Wednesday, October 27, 1965

Rhoda Ann Crane Taft Pioneer Dies at Age 90

Rhoda Ann Crane, one of the Taft area's first settlers, died in a local hospital Monday. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Crane came to this area in 1901, nine years before the city of Taft was incorporated. Graveside funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Side Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Slorpe officiating. Burial will be at the West Side Cemetery with Erickson and Brown Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Crane, born June 25, 1875, was a native of North Baltimore, Ohio. She resided here at 327 Olive Street. Survivors are two sons, Harry F. and Merle Black, both of Cuyama; four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and one brother, Forrest Archer of North Baltimore.


Bakersfield Californian, Monday, February 29, 1988

Crawford, Don C. - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of the Peters Funeral Home for Don C. Crawford, 87, of Wasco, who passed away Feb. 26. Rev. Wayne Montgomery of the Christ Community Church will officiate and interment will follow at the Wasco Memorial Park. Don was born April 15, 1900, to Bascon and Magdalina Crawford at Stephenville, Texas. He continued to live in Texas until 1917 when he moved to California and started working in the oil fields in Long Beach. In 1922 he wrote a letter to a young lady named Addie Pearl Hawkins of Texas whom he had attended school with. They had written to each other frequently, but this letter was special because in it Don asked Addie to come to California to marry him. Addie moved to California to check things out and after her okay they were married March 26, 1922. In 1930 they moved to Wasco and raised a family on their farm. Addie passed away Jan. 17, 1985. Don was a member of the Wasco Masonic lodge. Surviving family includes two sons, Emery of Wasco and David of Oklahoma; two daughters Vada Bowles of Wasco and Doris Bunch of Virginia; two brothers, Ronnie of El Monte and Charlie; four sisters, Corrine Crawford, Ina Coleman, Odessa Ruiz and Sadie Burr; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Peters Funeral Home

Born: 08/18/1889  M  CALIFORNIA 
Died: LOS ANGELES(70)    03/17/1971 
SS# 550-07-5122 
Age: 81 yrs 
Thursday, March 25, 1971
Death Takes Jack Allen Crawford, 81
One of the South Fork's most prominent and influential former residents, Jack Allen Crawford, 81, died of a heart attack Mar 18 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. li v Masonic services were held Mar 20 at Forest Lawn Glendale. Crawford was president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Corp., based in Los Angeles, for 21 years. He bought the 12,000-acre Fay Ranch in 1935 from Mrs. Algernon Fay and actively engaged in ranching here for 20 years. He was a major source of support and guidance to North Fork ranchers, residents and (???). Crawford was a member of Angeles Harbor Commissioner, president of the Wilshire Country Club 12 years and a member of the Petroleum Club and the California Club in Los Angeles.  He was a graduate of Cal Tech. with a degree in petroleum engineering. His survivors include a son. John, of the Crawford Ranch, Weldon: a sister. Katheryn Pusch of Glendale, two grandsons and three great grandsons.


Born: 03/28/1906   M  ARKANSAS 
Died: KERN    07/21/1972 
Age: 66 yrs 
July 27, 1972
Funeral services for Harold F. Crossno of Onyx were to have been conducted July 25 at 1 p.m. at the
Valley Mortuary. The Kernville Masonic Lodge officiated. Crossno, 66, died July 21 at 10:40 p.m. at Kern Valley Hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and a heart attack. Born in Charleston, Ark., Crossno
came to California in 1936. He worked as general superintendent for the California Cotton Corp. He was president and member of the board of directors for the International Cotton Oil Mills Association, a trade organization, and a founder of the West Coast chapter of the association. He was also a Mason and Shriner. Crossno came to Kern Valley three years ago. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Verda Hines of Mt . Mesa; four grandchildren; and one brother, Ray James Crossno of Florida.


CURB, Bedford

Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

Curb, Bedford H. - interment services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Park for Bedford H. Curb, 80, who passed away May 26. He was born Feb. 2, 1901 in Robertson County, Texas. He attended the Nazarene Church and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He is survived by daughters Winnell Spencer of Bakersfield and Lauren Clouse of Madera; two sisters, Lela Miller of New Mexico and Velma Porter of Texas and 4 grandchildren.

CURB, Chapman

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1969

Curb, Chapman Hampton - funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Mish Funeral Home - Oildale for Chapman Hampton Curb, 69, of 2028 F Street, who died Nov. 4 in his home. The Rev. Clyde B. Skidmore, pastor of the First Southern Baptist church will officiate and interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Mr. Curb was a native of Waco, Texas, and had been a resident of this community 18 years. He was a cook and was last employed by El Tejon Hotel. He was a former member of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Union Local 550 AFL-CIO. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow Florence and a sister Mrs. Mae Henson of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Curb, Florence

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, April 26, 1973

Curb, Florence Clementine - graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Union Cemetery for Florence Clementine Curb, 61, 2028 F Street, who died April 25 in her home. The Rev. Clyde Skidmore of the First Southern Baptist Church will officiate. Mrs. Curb was a native of Hawthorne, Pennsylvania and had lived in Bakersfield 23 years. She was a waitress for the past 10 years and worked for Golden Key Restaurant. She was a member of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Union Local 550. Survivors include a son, Robert Worden; a brother Jack Bird of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Katherine Evans of Wichita Falls and Gertrude Morgan of Honolulu; her mother, Mrs. Florence Bird and 3 grandchildren. Mish Funeral Home - Oildale.


Born: 03/24/1909  F
Mother:  CARSTON   
Place of Birth:  MICHIGAN  
Place of Death: KERN    
Died: 08/30/1969
SS#  550-09-1500
Age: 60 yrs
Thursday, Sept. 4, 1969
Rosary was said at 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 2. at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Wofford Heights for Dorothy Marie Curtis, nee Turner, 60 of Lake Isabella, who died on August 30 in the San Joaquin Hospital in
Bakersfield. Mass was said at 10 a.m. on September 3, by Father James Murphy.
•Mrs/ Curtis was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 24. 1909, and had lived in the Kern River Valley for; the past 23 years. She owned Dottie's Ice House in Lake Isabella. She is survived by her husband,
Collie P. Curtis of Lake Isabella; two sisters, Phoebe Link of Kernville, and Mary Catherine White, of Bakersfield; and four brothers, Eugene R. Moffatt of Seattle, Washington; Leonard. T. Moffatt of Portland,
Oregon; Laurence D. Moffatt also of Portland and Charles R. Moffatt of Orindal California.
Interment was in The Kern River Valley District Cemetery. Turner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.