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 By Toni DeRosa    Obituaries    July 9, 2020 

Cesar Marquez-Chavez dies; he owned Catrina's Cantina

Cesar Daniel Marquez-Chavez, owner of Catrina's Cantina, came to Wasco and made it his own. He died June 28 from complications of cancer. Marquez-Chavez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and didn't...

 

Cesar Daniel Marquez-Chavez

Cesar Daniel Marquez-Chavez was born in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, to parents Jose De Jesus and Natalia Marquez. He attended schools in the U.S. and graduated high school in San Francisco. Cesar then...

 

Marion Harder

Marion E. Harder was born in Parlier on Nov. 11, 1931, to parents John and Helena Thiessen. She attended Reedley High School and graduated in 1950. Shortly after, she married her life-long love, Ray...

 

Elsa B. Torres

Elsa (Bravo) Torres was born in Tangancicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, on Oct. 11, 1950, to parents Alfredo and Jovita (Arteaga) Torres. She married Miguel Angel Torres in Buttonwillow in December 1983....

 

Death Notices - July 4, 2020

Maria Guadalupe Aldaco, 81, of Wasco, passed away July 1 in Bakersfield. Basham & Lara Funeral Care Shafter. Dale M. Scheideman, 85, passed away July 5. Basham & Lara Funeral Care Shafter. Paul Deshields, 89, of Shafter, passed away July 4 in...

 

Alejandro Carlos Lopez Sr.

Alejandro Carlos Lopez Sr. was born in Edcouch, Texas, to parents Juan Lopez and Flavia Perez. He served his country in the Army as a young man. Alejandro was a devoted husband, father and...

 

Death Notices - July 2, 2020

Baudelia Vargas Mendoza, 94, of Shafter passed away June 29. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Kathy Gentry, 66, of Wasco, passed away June 27. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Maria Elena Hinojosa, 79, of Corcoran, passed away June 25 in Wisconsin....

 

OBITUARY: Sidney Toliver Jr.

Sidney Toliver Jr., a long-time Wasco resident and a fixture in the Wasco/Shafter farming community for 55 years, passed away June 22, 2020, at age 86. Visitation will be held at the Basham &...

 

Shirley O'Dell

Shirley O'Dell was born Oct. 12, 1941, as the first child of Delmer and Mildred Mettler of Shafter. She passed away suddenly on June 13, 2020, in Delano. Shirley graduated from Shafter High School,...

 

Marjorie Dell (Myrick) Siemens

Marjorie Dell Siemens was born in Sterling, Okla., to Millard Hugo and Mable Ethel Myrick. She grew up in Shafter, attending Shafter schools and graduated from Shafter High School in 1949. As a child...

 

Death Notices - June 25, 2020

Mario Mejia, 72, of Wasco, passed away June 17 in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Jerry Wayne Worthy, 56, of Bakersfield, passed away June 15. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Charles Ray Bohannan, 85, of Wasco, passed away June 18. Peters Funeral...

 

Margaret LaRue

In loving memory of our mother and grandmother, Margaret LaRue. Margaret was born in Arizona, Jan. 9, 1931, to Jesse and Conception Navarro. She met her beloved husband, Steve LaRue, while he was...

 

Death Notices - May 18, 2020

Denton L. Carender Sr., 69, of Wasco, passed away June 8. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Shirley Joanne Odell, 78, of Wasco, passed away June 13. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco. Anthony “Tony” Pacheco, 62, of Buttonwillow, passed away June 13 in...

 

.Shirley O'Dell

Shirley O'Dell was born Oct. 12, 1941, as the first child of Delmer and Mildred Mettler of Shafter. She passed away suddenly on June 13, 2020, in Delano. Shirley graduated from Shafter High School,...

 

OBITUARY: Marjorie Dell (Myrick) Siemens

Marjorie Dell Siemens was born in Sterling, Okla., to Millard Hugo and Mable Ethel Myrick. She grew up in Shafter, attending Shafter schools and graduated from Shafter High School in 1949. As a child...

 

Richard Duane Neumann

Richard Neumann was born March 13, 1936 as the youngest child of Carl and Elizabeth Neumann. He was born in Dos Palos and passed away on May 31, 2020, in Bakersfield. Richard met his lovely wife,...

 

Marylan Louise Miller

Marylan Miller went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2020. Marylan was born on May 6, 1940, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to George and Sally Warren. She spent most of her early years in Oklahoma City an...

 

Death Notices - June 11, 2020

Miguel Angel Lopez, 51, of McFarland, passed June 3 in Delano. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Elodia Montoya Urias, 94, of Shafter, passed away June 7 in Shafter. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Margaret LaRue, 90, of Wasco, passed away June 3...

 

Sharron Leanne Esnoz

Sharron Leanne Esnoz was born on Jan. 14, 1934, in Glendale, Calif., to Dr. Melvin T. McDaniel and Gladys M. McDaniel. She was the second of four children. Sharron attended elementary school in...

 

Frank Wallace "Wally" Reed

Frank Wallace "Wally" Reed, 90, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield after a fall at his home. Born in Chadron, Neb., to Frank D. Reed and Valeria Schaper, his...

 

Death Notices - June 4, 2020

Alberto Andres Aguilar,] 60, of Wasco, passed away on May 25 in Los Angeles. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Carol Hess, 76, of Shafter, passed away on May 26. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter. Monti Anne Skiby, 62, of Bakersfield, passed away in...

 

OBITUARY: Marylan Miller

Marylan Miller went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2020. Marylan was born on May 6, 1940, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to George and Sally Warren. She spent most of her early years in Oklahoma City an...

 

OBITUARY: Richard Duane Neumann

Richard Neumann was born March 13, 1936, as the youngest child of Carl and Elizabeth Neumann. He was born in Dos Palos and passed away on May 31, 2020, in Bakersfield. Richard met his lovely wife,...

 

Vivian Bergen

Vivian Grace Bergen was born August 17, 1921, in Shafter. She was the second of four children born to Zacharias and Ida Bartel. Vivian attended local schools and graduated from Shafter High in 1939....

 

Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

Claude Hillis Horton Sr. was born on May 14, 1927 in Pryor, Okla., and passed from this earth on May 23, 2020, in Bakersfield at the age of 93. Claude was a foreman at McConnell Farms in Wasco for...

 

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