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Chester P. Jacobs, 76


Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Wednesday morning at 11:00 A.M. for former Taft resident, Chester P. Jacobs, 76.

Pastor Mark Roberts will officiate at the services. Mr. Jacobs was born in Dumas, Arkansas on August 7, 1924 and passed away in a Bakersfield nursing home on January 6, 2001.

During the Second World War he served his country as a aerial gunner assigned to the 406th bomb squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Jacobs was employed by TWA Airlines as a radio technician and retired after 25 years of service. He moved from Colorado to Taft about six years ago. After living in Taft two years he moved to Bakersfield. He was a member of New Hope Temple.

Mr. Jacobs was preceded in death by his wife, Leona M. Jacobs, in November of 1998 and by his daughter, Becky Coleman, in 1979.

His survivors include his daughter and her husband, Linda and Marvin Karnes; his grandsons, Michael Karnes all of Bakersfield, Donnie Stuckey and Darin Stuckey; his granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Rob Gillaspie; his great grandchildren, Whittney Harmer, Ashlynne Gillaspie and Logan Doyle of Texas and his brother, Duke Jacobs of New Mexico.

There are no visitation hours scheduled and the services are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.
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Czell

Czell Jackson, 84


Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 for longtime Taft resident Czell Jackson, 84. Pastor Gary Story of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Jackson was born on July 1, 1914 to Louis Roberts and Lizzie McCollum in Dukedom, Tennessee. She left this life on May 2, 1999 to join God and to be with her husband, J.T. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson grew up in Dukedom. She married J. T. Jackson on May 2, 1936. Mrs. Jackson passed away on what would have been their 63rd anniversary. Mrs. Jackson and her husband lived in Kentucky from 1936-66 when they came to California to be closer to their sons. Mrs. Jackson worked at Sparkle Cleaners for several years until her retirement, Czell and J.T. moved to Pacific Regency in 1988 due to poor health. When J.T. passed away in 1992 Czell moved to Taft Residential Care. Her special roommate of four years was Celena Rogers. When Mrs. Jackson's health deteriorated she moved back to Regency West. Every attendant nurse, aide and helper had only kind words for Mr. and Mrs. Jackson while they both lived there. We can find no fault with the care given to our mother.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Jackson, in 1992 and by six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Kenneth and Donna Jackson of Taft, and Robert and Lynda Jackson of Taft, her grandchildren, Tammy Jackson Meyers, Jody Bailey, Gerald Mears, Lisa Lawhorn, Kevin Jackson, Jason Jackson and Julie Jackson: her great grandchildren, Christy Heath, Kassandra Jackson, Derek Bailey, Dakota Bailey, Curry Lawhorn, Hannah Lawhorn, Kristopher Jackson, and Daniel Jackson; her brother-in-law and his wife, H.B. and Ann Jackson; her brothers, William Roberts of Dukedom, and Nobel Roberts and his wife, Jean of Florida; and by many nieces and nephews

Services under the direction of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home
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Mildred E. Jason


Graveside services will be held at the West Side District Cemetery on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Mildred E. Jason. Mildred was born on March 3, 1911 in Minnesota to Samuel and Ida Levin and she passed away peacefully at her residence on January 23, 2003 at the age of 91.

She was employed by Taft City School District as a teacher for several years before she retired.

Survivors include her son, Larry Jason of Taft, daughter Dr. Yvonnie Freeman and her husband Dr. David Freeman of McAllen, Texas, granddaughters, Mary Soto and her husband Francisco of Arroyo Grande, California and Dr. Ann Freeman of Hong Kong, China and by one great-granddaughter, Maya Soto.

Her husband L. Jay Jason precedes her in death.

All funeral arrangements are entrusted through West Side Family Mortuary (661) 763-1594
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Steven Kent Jobe, 58


Steven Kent Jobe, 58, was born January 13,1943 in San Deigo Ca. Passed Away December 14 2001 in Alameda Ca.

Steven was the son of former principal of Taft Union High School Claire W. Jobe and retired Conley School Teacher Marian Jobe. Steven served in the U S Navy 1961-1964 graduated from Cal Poly with a master in Education and U C Santa Barbara with a masters in Computer science.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda Jobe of Alameda, Ca. mother Marian Jobe and sister Bonnie Woodruff of Grass Valley Ca; two daughters Denise Philby of Brainbridge Island Wa. And Sandra Jobe of Allyn, WA. And 3 grandchildren Austin, Jake, and Paige. Steven will be deeply missed by family and friends.
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Ewin Thomas Johnson


Ewin Thomas Johnson was born December 7, 1938 and pased away in Bakersfield CA. March 20, 2002.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann Johnson of Rinelander, Wi, sons Brain Johnson, Michael Johnson and Patrick Johnson all if Rinelander, WI. Sisters Susanne Eckelberry of Taft CA. Mary Jane Griffith of Guyman, OK. 3 grandchildren and many friends and family who will miss him.
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Ewin Thomas Johnson Jr. 63


Ewin Thomas Johnson, Jr. was born December 7, 1938 in Lindsey Oklahoma and passed away on March 20, 2002 at the age of 63 in Bakersfield CA. He lived in Maricopa.

Ewin was preceded in death by his parents Ewin and Mamie Johnson, he is survived by his wife Wanda, sons Brian Johnson of Taft, Michael Johnson of Wisconsin, Patrick Johnson of Wisconsin, James Rapae of Oregon, Bob Rapae of Maricopa, Jeff Hartzell of Taft, daughters Carla Hartzell, of Taft, Karen Coats of Sun City, CA., Debbie Stockton of Bakersfield, sisters; Susan of Taft and Mary Jane of Oklahoma, 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ewin and Wanda were married on Sunday, March 17, 2002 at San Joaquin Hospital at his request.

There will be no public services. All funeral arrangements are under the care and directions of Westside Family Mortuary
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Stephen C. Johnson Sr., 71


Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. for Stephen C. Johnson, Sr., 71. Rev. Sam White, pastor for the Cuyama Assembly of God will officiate at the service. Mr. Johnson was born in Bellflower on March 27, 1929 and passed away at his Taft residence on February 6, 2001.

Mr. Johnson served his country as a member of the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed as a foreman for Superior Gunite for many years and had worked in the gunite concrete construction business for over 35 years. Mr. Johnson was an avid fisherman.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Prior to Moving to Taft he had lived in Pacoma. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Johnson in October of last year.

His survivors include his children, Lorretta, Patricia, Kathy, Barbara, Dennis and his wife Debbie, Steve and his wife, Dee Dee, Linda and Loretta; his many grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday until 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.
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Thelma Luella Johnson


Gravesides funeral services were held in the Westside District Cemetery today April 8, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. for long time Taft resident, Thelma Luella Johnson, 73. The Rev Sam White pastor of the Cuyama Assembly of God Church officiated at the service. Thelma (Tattershall) Johnson was born in Oiltown Oklahoma on Janurary 28, 1929, and after a long battle with Lupus and Lung disease, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield.

Thelma was raised and educated in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, graduating from high school in Canon City, Colorado in 1947. She married William Johnson on July 25 1947, and the couple lived in Taft area for over fifty years, raising their family here. Her main interest was always her family, and creating a cheerful, loving home. She Attended the First Assembly of God Chruch in Taft, and until her illness prevented it , was active in gardening, traveling and hosting family gatherings. She also did needlecrafts and loved to read.

She will be much missed be her suvving husband, William Johnson, her sons David and Mark Johnson, David's wife Sunny; her two grandchildren, Helen White and Alan Johnson; her great grandson, Malaki Johnson all of Taft. She will also be missed by her sister in-law Lucile Pritchard of Yuma Arizona and by extended in Oklahoma.

The arrangements were under the directions of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home
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