The Trona High School All Class Reunion will be held during Homecoming Weekend on October 9th and 10th, 2015. This will be the same weekend as the Gem and Mineral Show and will be filled with many activities. We are only in the early stages of planning, but we know the dates are needed so that travel arrangements can be made.
Ronald Douglas Dill died Saturday, April 18 at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. He was 72.
Ronald was born Sept. 16, 1942, in Pontiac Mich. He joined the U.S. Army in 1961 after graduating from Trona High School and served in the Army for eight years. In 1976 he and his wife, Angela, moved to Trona, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for International Minerals and Chemical from 1978 to 2004 when he retired.
Roy S. Jones from the class of 1989 died on February 19, 2015. He was living in Locust Grove, OK. For more information go to
I will update this if I get any more information.
I received word of James Jorden’s death from Cynthia (Rains) Moreno. James was too young for me to remember, but I do remember his father. You can read his complete obituary at http://www.news-ridgecrest.com/news/story.pl?id=0000003535 or http://www.ridgecrestca.com/obituaries
The sad news that Russell Rector of Trona passed away has come to us this morning from Charlotte (Reeves) Biggs. Russell was a good friend to the Reeves family. More details of Russell’s death should appear in the Ridgecrest Daily Independent in next few days.
The service for Russell is Saturday February 7, 2015 at 9 a.m. Graveside services only with a reception following at the Trona Senior Center.
Monica Carrasco went to be with the lord Friday, January 16, 2015, while in her home at the age of 75. You can read her obituary here: http://www.ridgecrestca.com/
For those of you who don’t do Facebook here is the info on the hotels in Ridgecrest:
Springhill Inn and Suites, 760-446-1630 discounted rate of $99 per night
Hampton Inn and suites, 760-446-1968 discounted rate of $99 per night.
Clarion Inn (formerly Carriage inn) 760-446-7910 has a rate of $85 per night, breakfast included.
Best Western, 760-371-2300 has a rate of $74.99, breakfast included.
Heritage Inn, 760-446-6543 has a rate of $75 per night.
Veterans they can on base for 45$ at the base hotels.
These rates do not include tax. When making reservations state you would like the rate for the Trona all classes reunion. You may be able to get a cheaper rate with AAA or AARP. These rates will be effective, at most hotels, until mid September, so make your reservations early. This is not a complete list of places to stay in the area, just the ones offering a discounted rate.
Karen (Unzicker) Gilbert was killed in an accident on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Her memorial service will be on January 10, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Trona High School.
Mary Ann (Wright) Santerre, Trona High School Class of ’58, died January 3, 2015 at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, after a short stay.
Her funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 10 @ 3:00 p.m., at the Ridgecrest Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 613 E. Church St., Ridgecrest.
Pat Farrah passed away December 23, 2014. She would have been 72 this coming February. She and her husband, John, lived in Hereford, AZ.