Obituaries

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    Dorothy Hazel Dean

    June 16, 1923 — May 25, 2015 Dorothy was a breast cancer survivor who enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a teacher at Standard School She will be remembered for her kind nature and beautiful china painting. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Bill (wife Janice) and Paul (wife Carol); 3

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    Kenny McKaughan

    April 13, 1948 — May 12, 2015 Kenny McKaughan, known by most as Kenny Mac, was born in Woodlake, CA, April 13, 1949. He went home to be with his Lord Jesus May 12, 2015. There was a memorial for him at Branded Heart Fellowship and a Veteran's Memorial at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Kenny

  • JOHN LEONARD MACHADO

    April 15, 1952 — May 23, 2015 John Leonard was born to John J. Machado and Lucy Arregui Machado on April 15, 1952 in Bakersfield, California. He is preceded in death by Grandparents, John and Beatrice Machado; Father, John Joaquin Machado; Aunts, Juanita and Husband Gus Azparren, Mary and Husband

  • Myrna L. Collins

    — We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of love and sympathy during this difficult time. The condolences, compassion and generosity have touched our hearts and will be remembered always.

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    Elmer W Spear

    April 15, 1919 — May 23, 2015 Elmer W Spear passed away at age 96 on May 23, 2015 at his home in Bakersfield, Ca. He was born in St Louis, Ok and moved to Bakersfield after serving in the Navy during WWII. He worked for JC Penny as a manager before moving on to the oil industry as a purchasing

In Loving Memory

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    Rudy Flores Sr.

    — Happy 81st Birthday Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa! We love you and miss you dearly. You've been gone for almost six months now and it feels like a lifetime for all of us. Life down here on Earth just isn't the same without you. If tears could build a stairway and memories could build a

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    Brandon Gonzalez

    — We would like to thank our family, friends & spiritual family that gave us comfort and prayers to help us to bear this "unbearable sorrow". Special thanks to Sara and her family for their love, devotion and unfailing care. We look forward to the day when Jehovah God through his

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    Jose Carreon

    — Hi Brother, today you turn the big 5-0!!! I know if you were here with us you would be celebrating BIG, like you deserve! Maybe with one of your awesome trips. Well now you can go anywhere you want, whenever you want! Often memories roll out of my eyes and down my cheeks. The only thing that

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    Larry Mundorf

    — You have been gone for a year and it feels like a life time without you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't cry for you. I miss the wonderful times we had together and the love we had for each other. I miss you more, then life its self. Until I see you again, your loving wife.

  • Augustine Rosales

    — Today I looked into the sky and it was beautiful. Then I realized its because you are there. I look up to the sky and talk to you. What I would not give to hear you talk back. We miss your voice, we miss your laugh, we miss the 'dance', we love you every minute of everyday . Happy

Funerals

  • Funeral Services for May 29, 2015

    Services scheduled Gwen Dakota Arnold, 91, Bakersfield, May 20. Service 4 p.m. May 30, Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Jeanne Elvire Crettol, 90, Bakersfield, May 26. Service 1:30 p.m. June 3, St. Francis of Assisi Church. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Robert Leslie

  • Funeral Services for May 28

    Services scheduled Jeanette S. Aus, 90, Bakersfield, April 22. Memorial 10:30 a.m. May 29, Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. Elmer William Spear, 94, Bakersfield, May 23. Visitation 2 p.m. June 1, Mission Family Mortuary Chapel; Service 9:30 a.m. June 2, First

  • Funeral Services for May 27

    Services scheduled Joyce Lavoyn (Ray) Allen, 82, Bakersfield, May 22. Service 10 a.m. June 1, First Assembly of God. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. Jeanette S. Aus, 90, Bakersfield, April 22. Service 10:15 a.m. May 29, Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

  • Funeral services for May 26, 2015

    Services pending Ruben Aguilar, 31, May 23, Bakersfield. Ernest Carey, 63, May 24, Bakersfield. Leslie Huckins, 92, May 25, Bakersfield. TO OUR READERS The Californian provides free listings of pending services using information supplied by local mortuaries. Services scheduled and the in-depth

  • Funeral Services for May 23

    Services scheduled Bryan Keith Allgood, 48, Bakersfield, May 21. Service 1 p.m. May 27, Union Cemetery. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors. Josh Bruce Bell, 60, Long Beach, May 16. Service 10 a.m. May 27, St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest. John David