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  • BREAKING NEWS: Freddie O'Neal Dunnahoe

    Updated Jun 16, 2024

    In Loving Memory Freddie O'Neal Dunnahoe, 86, of Shafter, passed away on May 28, 2024. Born on June 11, 1937, in McGehee, Arkansas, Freddie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Freddie enlisted in the Army in 1957. He served and was Reserve until 1963. After serving in the Army, Freddie moved to California with his family and settled in Kern County. He worked for various farmers before joining Handel & Wilson Farms in 1973. Freddie worked for...

  • BREAKING NEWS: James Harrison

    Updated Jun 16, 2024

    James Harrison, 90, passed away June 6, 2024. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Truelight Missionary Baptist Church, 1104 14th St. in Wasco. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. at Wasco Memorial Park, 300 Leonard Ave. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco....

  • BREAKING NEWS: Freddie O'Neal Dunnahoe

    Updated Jun 10, 2024

    In Loving Memory Freddie O'Neal Dunnahoe, 86, of Shafter, passed away on May 28, 2024. Born on June 11, 1937, in McGehee, Arkansas, Freddie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Freddie enlisted in the Army in 1957. He served and was Reserve until 1963. After serving in the Army, Freddie moved to California with his family and settled in Kern County. He worked for various farmers before joining Handel & Wilson Farms in 1973. Freddie worked for...

  • Death Notices - June 13, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jun 16, 2024

    Jamie Guevara, 73, of Bakersfield, passed away June 6, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Yolanda Loya, 69, of Delano, passed away June 1, in Delano. Monarch Memorial, Bakersfield. Rigoberto Gastelum Lopez, 66, of Wasco, passed away June 1, in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Jailyn Aldape, 24, of Shafter, passed away June 2, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Marina Bolaños Sanchez, 60, of Shafter, passed away May 20, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Alberto Gomez, 70, of...

  • Death Notices - May 23, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 27, 2024

    Ricky Estavillo, 58, of San Jose, passed away May 10, in San Jose. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Alberto Gomez Rivera, 70, of Shafter, passed away May 5, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Jesus Verdoza Garcia, 61, of Shafter, passed away May 12, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Jose Mosqueda Mendoza, 74, of Wasco, passed away May 18, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Wasco....

  • James Dearl Gibson

    Updated May 27, 2024

    [James Dearl Gibson passed away May 15, 2024. Viewing will be Friday, May 31, at 8 a.m. at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter, with a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Shafter Cemetery.] James Dearl Gibson, known to most as Jim, was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Bragg City, Mo., to parents J. Harold and Marie Gibson. When Jim was 5 years old, the family relocated to Wasco, where he attended local schools, graduating from Wasco Union High School and later attending Bakersfield College. In 1...

  • James Dearl Gibson services

    Updated May 25, 2024

    James Dearl Gibson passed away May 15, 2024. Viewing will be Friday, May 31, at 8 a.m. at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter, with a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Shafter Cemetery....

  • Death Notices - May 16, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 19, 2024

    Gary Gonzales, 62, of Ridgecrest, passed away May 1, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Robert Bracich, 73, of Clovis, passed away May 6, in Colvis. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Richard Suderman, 56, of Bakersfield, passed away May 3, in Bakersfield. Monarch Memorial, Bakersfield....

  • Death Notices - May 6, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 14, 2024

    Barbara King, 85, of Bakersfield, passed away May 1, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Leonard Torres, 57, of Bakersfield, passed away April 26, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Rose Escobedo, 87, of Shafter, passed away May 5, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Inez Virgen Rubio, 79, of Wasco, passed away May 4, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Scott Eugene Barton, 61, of Wasco, passed away May 2, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter....

  • Death Notices - May 2, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 7, 2024

    Mckinley Jordan Toliver, 19, of Wasco, passed away April 21, in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Rogelio Hernandez Martinez, 48, of Shafter, passed away March 26, in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Alicia Magana, 44, of Delano, passed away April 10, in McFarland. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Jose B. Velez, 81, of Wasco, passed away April 23, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Delia Olguin, 73, of Wasco, passed away April 23, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco....

  • Brian Scott Cain

    Updated Apr 28, 2024

    It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our brother, Brian Scott Cain, who left us on April 9, 2024. He was 49 years old. Brian was born in Wasco on Nov. 15, 1974, to Deana and Ronald E. Cain. He grew up in Shafter, where he graduated from Shafter High School in 1992. Brian was a hard worker and devoted employee of Sill Properties for more than 25 years, where he was greatly appreciated by his colleagues. He was a joy to work with and always tried t...

  • Death Notices - April 25, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 28, 2024

    Dearl Dial, 90, of Bakersfield, passed away April 14, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Donaciano Bustamante Aldama, 57, of Lost Hills, passed away April 6, in Lost Hills. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Sebastian Tellez, 17, of Wasco, passed away April 21, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Eric Tellez, 27, of Wasco, passed away April 21, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Garry Green, 61, of Shafter, passed away April 22 Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

  • Death Notices -- April 28, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Patricia Daniel, 76, of Bakersfield, passed away April 6, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Pamela Walker, 58, of Bakersfield, passed away April 4, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

  • Marina Gonzales Duck

    Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Marina Gonzales Duck, age 58, passed away peacefully in San Diego on March 30, 2024. She married the love of her life, Bobby Duck, on March 3, 2024. Marina was loved dearly by her parents, Longino Gonzales and Margie Gonzales. She had four siblings, Longino Gonzales, Jr. married to Sandra, Christina Smart married to Wesley, Peter Gonzales, and Andrea Hernandez married to Chon. Marina was preceded in death by her father, Longino Gonzales; her brother Longino Gonzales, Jr., and...

  • Teofilo ``Tilo'' Gutierrez Cortez

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Teofilo "Tilo" Gutierrez Cortez, Sr., 72, passed away in Wasco in his home while his wife and three children stood by his side after a 10-year battle with cancer. Tilo was born Oct. 21, 1951, to Salvador and Maria Cortez in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and was one of nine siblings. As proud migrant farmworkers, his family made their way to Texas, then to California. He first laid eyes on his wife, Amalia, while living at the "Labor Camp" in his teens. They were married f...

  • Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey

    Updated Apr 19, 2024

    Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey, 62, slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Jesus the evening of March 29, 2024. Paula was born to Donald and Dorothy Sherman in Bakersfield on May 9, 1961, and was the second of five children. She graduated from Shafter High School in 1979 and married the love of her life, Jon Lindsey. They had just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. Paula was a member of the Wasco Church of God (Tabernacle of Praise) for more than 40...

  • Jovita Valentina Sanchez

    Updated Apr 19, 2024

    Jovita Valentina Sanchez, born on Feb. 14, 1923, in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, peacefully entered eternal rest on March 29, 2024, at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her parents Emeterio and Aurelia Lopez, as well as her beloved husband Ray Sanchez, who passed in 2001. Together, Jovita and Ray shared 63 years of marriage and raised nine children in Wasco: Jessie Lopez, Raymond Sanchez, Jr., Rachel Martinez, Linda Sanchez Muniz, Pamela Venegas, Michael Sanchez,...

  • Death Notices - April 11, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 19, 2024

    Alvaro Nunez Jr., 36, of Wasco, passed away April 1, in Duarte. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Marina Gonzalez Duck, 58, of Shafter, passed away March 30, in San Diego. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Earlene Borjon, 90, of Wasco, passed away March 5, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Felix Segura Martinez, 55, of Shafter, passed away March 23, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Rogelio R. Fernandez, 79, of Shafter, passed away April 1, in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Robert Ochoa,...

  • Marina Gonzalez Duck

    Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Marina Gonzales Duck, age 58, passed away peacefully in San Diego on March 30, 2024. She married the love of her life, Bobby Duck, on March 3, 2024. Marina was loved dearly by her parents, Longino Gonzales and Margie Gonzales. She had four siblings, Longino Gonzales, Jr. married to Sandra, Christina Smart married to Wesley, Peter Gonzales, and Andrea Hernandez married to Chon. Marina was preceded in death by her father, Longino Gonzales; her brother Longino Gonzales, Jr. and...

  • Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey

    Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey, 62, slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Jesus the evening of March 29, 2024. Paula was born to Donald and Dorothy Sherman in Bakersfield on May 9, 1961, and was the second of five children. She graduated from Shafter High School in 1979 and married the love of her life, Jon Lindsey. They had just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. Paula was a member of the Wasco Church of God (Tabernacle of Praise) for more than 40 years. Paula was the church clerk and worship...

  • Jovita Valentina Sanchez

    Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Jovita Valentina Sanchez, born on Feb. 14, 1923, in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, peacefully entered eternal rest on March 29, 2024, at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her parents Emeterio and Aurelia Lopez, as well as her beloved husband Ray Sanchez, who passed in 2001. Together, Jovita and Ray shared 63 years of marriage and raised nine children in Wasco: Jessie Lopez, Raymond Sanchez, Jr., Rachel Martinez, Linda Sanchez Muniz, Pamela Venegas, Michael Sanchez,...

  • Death Notices - April 4, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Jeanne Shoffner, 71, of Bakersfield, passed away March 19, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Jovita V. Sanchez, 101, of Wasco, passed away March 29, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco....

  • Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey

    Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey, 62, slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Jesus the evening of March 29, 2024. Paula was born to Donald and Dorothy Sherman in Bakersfield on May 9, 1961, and was the second of five children. She graduated from Shafter High School in 1979 and married the love of her life, Jon Lindsey. They had just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. Paula was a member of the Wasco Church of God (Tabernacle of Praise) for more than 40...

  • Death Notices - March 28, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Richard Keith Reding Sr., 88, of Wasco passed away March 17, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. June Knight, 86, of Bakersfield passed away March 21, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Carmen Abundis De Contreras, 80, of Wasco passed away March 20, in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Dolly K. Kirschenmann, 88, of Shafter passed away March 19, in Bakersfield. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter....

  • Richard Keith Reding, Sr.

    Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Richard Keith Reding, Sr. was born Sept. 10, 1935, in Montgomery County, Tennessee to Richard Carroll Reding and Leola Keith Reding. He was the first of their three children, followed by a brother, John, and their little sister, Sue Ann. Sometime later, the Reding children's dad became the Sheriff of Cheatam County, Tennessee. He enlisted in WW2 because he possessed the skills needed, so his wife, Leola, finished his term as sheriff! In Mayfield, Kentucky, his family lived...

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