Category Archives: Death Notice

LIZ (WALKER) BERNAU: CLASS OF 1965

Liz (Walker) Bernau passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017  in Phoenix after battling tremendous pain for these past years.

Her sister Suzanne Walker writes, “We will keep you posted on any Memorial Services, though the children will have to make those decisions.  I have prayed for nearly a year that she would soon be free of pain.  Yes, there is sadness but also elation knowing she is now free to fly the heavens without pain.”

George Sherman added, “Marilyn [Walker] tells me that services for Liz will probably be held in Thousand Oaks, CA where Liz lived for many years and where most of her children live. I will forward to all of you any additional info as I learn it.”

DAVID HENRY HORNE : Class or 1964

TO TRONA FRIENDS OF DAVID HENRY HORNE   🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR DAVID WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 24, 2017 AT 1:00 PM IN CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA. THE ADDRESS IS: ARABIAN VILLA MOBILE HOME PARK RECREATION HALL, 1500 VILLA AVENUE, CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA. 93612.

Please go to www.chapelofthelight.com to read the Obituary. Please feel free to PM Elizabeth Beth Horne Kenney on Facebook or ask any questions you may have.

Posted in behalf of Elizabeth Beth Horne Kenney

Onace Long 1925-2016

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I have recently learned of the passing of Onace Long. He was born in Panama, Oklahoma in 1925. He came to Trona as an athletic coach and teacher in 1957. This was about the same time as his cousin Coach Doyle Long and Coach Carl Bledsoe also came to Trona from Oklahoma. He was my C team football and C team basketball coach as well as my P.E. teacher.

I do not know what other classes he taught but I was a student in his book keeping class.  He eventually became the elementary school principal. Onace retired in 1988 but even after he retired he continued to teach as a substitute teacher. He has been a prominent resident of Trona for over 50 years and will be remembered fondly by hundreds of former students, parents and residents of Trona.

No date has been set for services.

Russell Rector

Russell Rector – Class of 1949

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.