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Debra Pedraza

Apr 21, 1951 - Nov 28, 2023

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Bakersfield, CA

In a world where the sun bids its farewell on November 28, 2023, Debra Ann Pedraza (Sanchez) passed away peacefully with family by her side. She lived a life that deserves a standing ovation, a tale of 72 extraordinary years that had us all applauding. Born in Bakersfield, California on April 21, 1951, Debbie was a shining star in the galaxy of our existence. With a twinkle in her eye and a skip in her step, Debbie charmed her way through life, leaving laughter and love in her wake. She was the ...Read More

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Frank Homer Adams

Mar 02, 1938 - Feb 20, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Frank Homer Adams, age 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in his home in Bakersfield, California surrounded by his family after a 24-year valiant fight against multiple cancers. But cancer didn’t win because he is alive and well with his Savior. Frank was born on March 2, 1938, in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Louis Marion and Margaret Mae Adams. He attended Saegertown United Methodist Church and graduated from Saegertown Junior Senior High School. He joined the United States Army in 1958 as a Mechanical Repairman stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and promoted to Guided Missiles. Frank was proud of his service to his country. Frank met the love of his life Donna Marie Curran at the A&W in Corpus Christi, Texas. They married on June 16, 1968, and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2023. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 33 and began a lifelong journey of raising a family that served the Lord. His greatest love was Jesus Christ. Frank was a soul winner, led several devotional classes, was involved heavily in missions, and coordinated the “Faith” program at Daybreak Baptist Church. He was a bible mentor to anyone who would listen. He wanted to make sure everyone had met his Jesus. Frank began working for Coastal Oil Refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas and transferred to Fairfield, California in 1976. In 1982, he began his career at the Bakersfield Refinery with IVEC Petroleum, Paramount Petroleum, Texaco, Equilon, and Shell where he retired as a Safety Supervisor. As an employee of Equilon, Bakersfield Refining Company, Frank rendered his operational services to the start-up of the largest delayed coking plant in the world at Reliance Petroleum Ltd in Jamnagar, India. He received multiple accolades throughout his 50 plus years of service in the oil industry. Frank was known for his love of God and his family. He was a quiet, gentle soul with a compassionate heart. He had an infectious laugh that brought joy to everyone around him. Frank is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Margaret Adams, sisters Florence Adams, Ruth Allison Everson and Ginny DeRemer, and daughter Merendia Kay Daniel. Frank leaves behind his beautiful wife of over 55 years, Donna Marie, children Teresa Lynn (Larry) Frost of Huntsville, Alabama, Marion Frank (Shari) Adams of Grant, Alabama, Jerry Raymond (Melissa) Adams of Hazel Green, Alabama, Tammy Denise Adams of Bakersfield, California, Tina DeLynn (Gilbert) Carmona of Bakersfield, California, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren (with 3 due in May) and 1 great-great grandchild; sisters Kathy Kerecman of Dothan, AL and Jeanie (Dave) Stearns of Saegertown, PA. along with numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Daybreak Baptist Church, 5446 Taft Highway, Bakersfield, California, 93313.

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Marion "Frank" Pickett

Jan 16, 1939 - Jan 23, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Marion “Frank” Pickett passed in peace on January 23, 2024 in Bakersfield, CA.Frank is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen E. Pickett. His parents Harry Douglas Pickett and Mildred Beard Pickett. His sisters Patricia (Pat) Marshall and Sharon Pickett and his brother Douglas Pickett.Frank is survived by his children Jeffrey Pickett (Daniele), Brian Pickett (Sharon), Darryl Pickett, Greg Lane (Olivia), Teri Mcdonald (Jim) and Kelly Valdez (Rickie) and many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. Frank was born on January 16, 1939 in Norfolk, VA. He graduated in 1960 from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He worked as a Chemical Engineer specializing in rocket propellants for NAWCWD where he retired after 42 years. Frank was well-known in his role and for having an innovative and creative mind. The inventions he created in his position were awarded throughout his career.Frank loved the Lord and spreading his good word. He was the President of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International. Frank’s creative and innovative mind showed in his personal life as well. He loved projects that allowed him to take various items apart. He would explore the objects, find how they worked, how they could be improved and put them back together again. He found joy in remote controlled airplanes, building ships that shot off bottle rockets and creating real life Disney scenes for his grandchildren to use during their playtime. Frank was a beloved husband, father, papa, friend and colleague. Frank will be remembered as the pillar of his family - providing love, comfort and security whenever needed. Viewing is Friday, February 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 at Holland & Lyons Mortuary.Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17th at 10:00AM - Crossroads Community Church with cemetery immediately following, then returning back to the church for refreshments.Photo Album #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image$(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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Jervey Alfred Lee

Sep 04, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

"Jervey Alfred Lee September 4, 1945-February 18, 2024 Jervey Alfred Lee was born September 4, 1945 in Delano California. He went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Janet, on February 18, 2024 who preceded him in death in 2016. Jervey was a well known hounds-man and hunter, having served as a professional hunting guide. He was a talented team roper who learned to rope right handed even though he was left handed. He baled hay in the valley for many years. He was a talented musician who also learned to play the guitar right handed. Although he loved playing music and hunting, his greatest treasure in life was his wife Janet who shared in everything he did, especially their music in church. He was preceded in death by his wife Janet, his parents Alfred and Juanita Lee, brothers Jimmy, Lester, Freddie, Curtis, and Sister Ella Fay. He will be missed by siblings Willard and Eddielee, and his sister Shirley lee. Daughters Elouise edgerly, and Lois lee, and six grandchildren, including Elaine Richardson, Michael Lucas, Michelle Glenn and Jesse gray."

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Jay Lynn (Foutz) Bomboy

Sep 19, 1947 - Feb 10, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Jay Lynn (Foutz) Bomboy of Aztec NM passed away on February 10, 2024, at the age 76, in Bakersfield California with her daughters at her side. Jay Lynn was born in Bakersfield on September 19th, 1947, a birthday she shared with the love of her life Michael C. Bomboy who she was married to for 58 adventure filled years.She was preceded in death by Michael, her parents Troy and Mary Belle Foutz, her sister Mary Lou Foutz, and brother Charles Foutz. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mya Lynn and Johnny Donaldson, and Shea Lea and Rob Klingenberg. Grandchildren: Joshua Harcrow, Justin Harcrow and wife Cass Brown, Trizstn Kuster, Myka Lively and husband Sean, JT Harcrow and wife Kimberly, Gage Kuster, Chelsea Townsend and husband Patrick, Addisn Hill and husband Michael. Great-grandchildren: Boston Townsend, Ryatt Ross, Wyatt Harcrow, Ryan Shea Lively, Robin Lively, Morgan Harcrow, Leeland Raysn Lively, Mason Harcrow. Sister: Ona Lee Foutz, Brother: Craig Foutz. Also, too many nieces, nephews, cousins, honorary children (who called her mom), and honorary grandkids (who called her grandma) to name without potentially missing someone.Jay Lynn Married Michael Bomboy in 1966, she was a Foutz through and through and loved to tease that she married Michael because she was sure they were not related. Mike and Jaylynn traveled for the first few years of marriage, until settling in Bakersfield in 1973. They enjoyed a life full of friends, fun and golf for many years before moving back to their hometown of Farmington NM. Jay Lynn continued to travel back and forth between California and New Mexico to enjoy the Lives of all of her grandchildren and that usually included dozens of their friends she never missed any important life events in the lives of her grandkids and sometimes the timing had her running from one state to the other over night so she wouldn't miss anything. She was always the loudest supporter for all of them. She will be remembered in Aztec by many as the Tiger Grandma for her very VERY vocal support of three of her grandsons and all their teammates during football season, even our opponents knew who she was. Jay Lynn's life revolved around her family, especially her daughters and their families. Later in her life after her daughters grew up and then her grandchildren grew up her Great Grand Children became her focus. Idle hands was a foreign concept for her and consequently she was an avid craftsman of sewing, ceramics, painting and she was a master crocheter. She enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years and she was an avid golfer.Jay Lynn lived a full to the rim life of love, care and adventure. She was for all intent and purpose the center of her family's lives, even if sometimes she put herself there. She leaves a hole that will never truly be filled again, she is loved, she is missed. She is also trying to get dad to come in off the lake and stop fishing for the night. So, they are both content once more.Services are scheduled for 2:30pm Saturday March 2, 2024 at Farmington Funeral Home. Interment is to follow services at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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Rene Rolando Rodriguez

Apr 01, 1965 - Jan 03, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Rene Rolando Rodriguez Viewing and Rosary Monday February 26, 2024 at Kern River Family Mortuary starting 6:00 pm to 8:00 Rosary at 7:00.Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday February 27, 2027 at San Clemente Mission 1305 Water St. Bakersfield, Ca 93305 Starting at 10 am.

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Darlene Joy Mallory

Apr 07, 1947 - Jan 28, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Darlene Joy (Thomas) Mallory born April 7, 1947, left to be with her one and only Edward (Red) Mallory on January 28, 2024. Darlene was born in Gary Indiana, but spent most of her life in Bakersfield California. Bakersfield would be the place she would meet Ed. Ed and Darlene Mallory were a couple to envy, made it through the hard times and loved each other always. They were an example of love, companionship, and devotion. Darlene could be intense and often liked to have things her own way, more important than any of that though, was that she was one of the most caring and loving people you could have ever wanted to know. She would give you the keys to her car if you needed a ride, open her pantry if you were hungry, offer an ear if you needed to talk and for some, open her home if you needed a place to land. The world is a much emptier place with her not in it. One less person to find the good in people, one less person to build people up, and one less example to the world. Darlene will be laid to rest with Ed at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, California, on March 8, 2024, at 12:30 pm. in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal charity

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Glenna Hailstone Buck

Jul 07, 1934 - Feb 06, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Glenna Hailstone Buck(July 7, 1934 – February 6, 2024)Glenna H. Buck transitioned to her eternal rest with the Lord on February 6, 2024 at the age of 89.Born on July 7, 1934, in Logan, Utah to Morgan and Mamie Hailstone, Glenna was the youngest of four daughters. Her life was enriched by her older twin sisters, Roma and Rula as well as her middle sister, Shirley. She attended Logan High School and following graduation, Glenna moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she met the love of her life, Frank Buck.Frank and Glenna were married in 1954 and their union was blessed with two sons, Scott Buck, born in 1957, and Jon Buck, born in 1959. The family faced heartbreak with Scott’s untimely passing in 2004 and Frank’s departure after a battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 79. Following Frank’s graduation from Arizona State University, his career with Shell Oil Company brought the family to various locations across the United States including Arcadia, Phoenix, Upland, NewOrleans, Boise, Redlands, Camarillo, Nipomo, and finally Los Alamos. Above all, Glenna loved the Central Coast due to the region’s climate, scenery, and people; although, Glenna and Frank’s journey eventually led them to Rio Rico, Arizona, and then to the Ponderosa Basin in Mariposa, California.An avid reader, Glenna found solace in the pages of a good book. Her love for reading was complemented by cherished moments spent playing bridge with Frank and solving crossword puzzles. However, her favorite role in life was being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Glenna proudly displayed photos of her family throughout her home and cherished the weeklong trips she and Frank shared with her grandchildren Domenick & Anthony in Cambria, Hearst Castle and along the Chowchilla River in the Ponderosa Basin.Following Frank’s passing, Glenna moved to Bakersfield in 2011. Although not a big fan of the Bakersfield summer heat or foggy winters, she truly enjoyed interacting with Jon’s extended family at the Sunday dinners hosted at the Bianco’s. Glenna is survived by her son Jon (Domenique) Buck.Grandchildren Anthony Buck, as well as Domenick (Christie) Buck and their children Beau (3 ½), Luke & Cameron (7 months). The family expresses their deep gratitude to the medical team at Memorial Hospital and the compassionate caregivers at Hoffman Hospice for their care and support. A service for Glenna will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 851 Monica Street on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Christopher Conner

Died : Feb 07, 2024

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null, CA

Christopher Conner - Lee Anderson Conner went to be with our Lord on February 7, 2024 . In the arms of his Loving mother, and surrounded by family and friends. He fought as a WARRIOR in this earthly battle. But with the Love and Grace of God. He now has everlasting life. Ephesians 6:13–18Celebration of Life will be March 2, 2024 10:00 AM at Coronado Baptist Church 516 Norris Road Bakersfield, California 93308 Officiating Pastor Jack M. Lee Jr. Food will be served after the service.

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Glenn Allen Hunter

Apr 07, 1950 - Feb 10, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

Celebration of Life for Glenn Hunter will be at Coronado Baptist Church Saturday, February 24, 2024 1:00 p.m. 516 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308In Loving Memory, of Glenn Allen Hunter, who went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2024.Glenn was born on April 7, 1950, in Bakersfield, California, to the late Lyle Hunter and Jean (Traynor) Hunter. He grew up on Jones Street all his childhood, and graduated from West High School.After graduating, he signed up for the military. Even though there was a draft for Vietnam, and he was not yet drafted, he signed up so he could choose his branch of service. He wanted to be a U.S. Marine. Glenn served for four years in the service, and returned home to Bakersfield where he started a family, and had two beautiful children, Timothy and Cristen. His love for his family was unwavering, as he was the source of care and compassion for his parents in their senior years. Glenn was also loving support and caregiver for his wife’s mother. Glenn comes from a big family, and always had family stories to tell. Trips to Bammy’s in Long Beach, was where all the family would meet, sleeping all over the house on cots. He spoke of all the camping trips his parents took them on, even camping in Needles. He loved to take his children to play at Grandmas and Grandpas at Rivernook Campground. Timmy played with sticks, and Cristen was his "Little Rose Bud" Glenn loved the outdoors and hiking and camping. He was a Boy Scout leader when his son, Timmy, was young. And later, he would take his son and friends on their adventures to the mountains and woods. Glenn knew his way thru every trail and to every mountain top. That is what was about him that won his wife’s heart. His wife, Donna, is a mountain girl from Pennsylvania, and Glenn was home so far away from home. He took her to many of his hiking trails, and camping in the mountains. Their favorite place to camp was site 401, in Rivernook Campground, Kernville. Glenn loved to talk to people. Many came to know him well over the years, as he worked for Brocks, Montgomery Wards, and the Men’s Warehouse, where he was manager for 15 years. His debonair style and class was his essence, and you better tie your tie right, and your creases strait. His last five years of employment, he worked for a machine shop, and would tell people he was a "De Dismantling Mechanic". He was good at what he did. He used the skills that he had learned in the military so long ago. Glenn’s devotion extended beyond his family… to his church family. He became a Christion in 2008, when he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Glenn was a long time member of Coronado Baptist Church. He had a heart for teaching, and he taught an adult Sunday School class to his small flock for 10 years. Glenn was so dedicated, and always put his all and all into his studying and researching the Bible, so that he would lead his flock to the knowledge of God. He also prepared and preached two sermons, upon the request of his Pastor, Brother Jack Lee. Although he was scared, he could be depended on, and followed through. In addition to his wife Donna, he leaves to bereave his passing, his daughter, Cristen Jackson and husband JR, of Madison, Indiana. Son, Timothy Hunter and wife Kimberly, of Bakersfield, California. Stepson, Daniel Jaye, of Thorton, Colorado. Stepdaughter, Elizabeth Puryear and husband Larry, of Bakersfield, California. Sister Eileen Sheets and husband Jim, of Rifle, Colorado. Grandchildren, Savannah, Rebeccah, Amelia. Respectably, Michael Hunter, U.S. Army, Liam, and Elizabeth. Stepgrandson, Ryan, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Glenn in death, his Father, Lyle Hunter; Mother, Jean Hunter and brother, James Hunter. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the care team at Adventist Health for the compassion and care you gave to our loved one.

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Colleen Mabel O'Farrell

Jan 23, 1930 - Feb 14, 2024

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Bakersfield, CA

My Daddy’s valentine was returned to him February 14th 2024 after a 54 year wait. Mom went home in the early afternoon that day after a visit from a few of her beloved children. Colleen Mabel O’Farrell was born on January 23rd 1930 to Leonard and Mabel O’Farrell in Bakersfield, California. She grew up with her only sibling Eleanor in a loving home built by their daddy on 28th street here in Bakersfield. She attended local schools and graduated in 1947 from Kern County High School; renamed Bakersfield High School in 1945. Mom was always a kind, trusting, and happy child, keeping those qualities throughout her life. All of us children have fond memories of being wakened in the morning to a cheerful mom smiling and singing fun, silly songs like "Three Little Fishies". At the age of fourteen, mom met her forever true love, Jerry Lee Pitts and were married October 3rd 1948. Mom and Dad became parents to five children and did their best to raise them in a happy and loving home. Mom developed many talents in her life; most notably her artistic abilities. She drew pen and pencil sketches, animated drawings, but oil painting was perhaps her most favorite and professional looking form of art. She truly loved all of God's precious animals. She had a unique ability to capture the character and nature of animals through their eyes. She loved painting animal’s eyes. The manager of the Hungry Hunter restaurant purchased one of her paintings of a tiger and hung it in the restaurant. We were all proud of her talents. Mom is survived by her sister Eleanor Skoglund, children Kathleen Sweo, Steven Pitts, Glen Pitts, Gregory Pitts, Susan Williams, and their spouses, fifteen grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. She touched the lives of many and was loved by all who knew her. Memorial Services will beheld at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 851 Monica St 93306. February 24th 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The attire for mom’s memorial service will be "nice casual"

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