Obituaries

Jeanne Perez
B: 1956-11-30
D: 2020-06-20
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Perez, Jeanne
Marissa Dearman
B: 1993-12-12
D: 2020-06-19
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Dearman, Marissa
Larry James
B: 1961-10-25
D: 2020-05-30
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James, Larry
Robert Henn
B: 1942-11-27
D: 2020-05-19
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Henn, Robert
Geneva Durham
B: 1938-05-17
D: 2020-04-12
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Durham, Geneva
Lonnie Comstock
B: 1953-07-30
D: 2020-03-28
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Comstock, Lonnie
Mark Pounds
B: 1990-02-26
D: 2020-03-24
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Pounds, Mark
Thomas Gassler
B: 1958-04-19
D: 2020-03-07
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Gassler, Thomas
Robert Smith
D: 2020-02-27
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Smith, Robert
William Alston
B: 1948-09-08
D: 2020-02-23
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Alston, William
Jeff Ashmore
B: 1931-11-28
D: 2020-02-15
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Ashmore, Jeff
Robert Doughty
B: 1947-03-04
D: 2020-02-12
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Doughty, Robert
Charlotte Fowler
B: 1962-07-01
D: 2020-02-09
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Fowler, Charlotte
Gladys Clark
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2020-02-03
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Clark, Gladys
Delbert Sanford
B: 1933-04-21
D: 2020-02-01
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Sanford, Delbert
Ruperto Banuelos Jr.
B: 1986-05-07
D: 2020-01-21
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Banuelos Jr., Ruperto
Peggy Myers
B: 1949-10-21
D: 2020-01-06
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Myers, Peggy
HARRY KEMPKA
B: 1930-10-28
D: 2020-01-05
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KEMPKA, HARRY
Vera Stephens
B: 1922-04-22
D: 2020-01-02
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Stephens, Vera
Clifford Vance
B: 1959-04-05
D: 2020-01-01
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Vance, Clifford
Patricia Paulino - Benavente
D: 2019-11-27
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Paulino - Benavente, Patricia

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Funeral Services

At Kern River Family Mortuary, we want to make sure that you are well informed about the different types of burial services in Bakersfield.  We think that this is important so that you can make the right choice about how to say goodbye to a loved one, or pre-plan your own funeral.

First of all, what is a funeral? That might seem like a trivial question, but we find that even now there are people that come to us and do not know how a funeral is structured, or what it’s true purpose is. Please click below and take a look - just in case there is something you don’t already know. If you are considering burial services in Bakersfield for either yourself or a loved one, it is important that you read about our burial services page. This page covers the different burial services that Kern River Family Mortuary offers and gives you a breakdown of the various options for each.

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Once you decide what kind of burial service you want, the next step is to plan it. Our ‘how to plan a burial’ page is a great reference if you’ve never planned a burial service in Kern River Family Mortuary before. Please take some time to read through and make sure that a burial is the best choice for your loved one and your family. Do you know what elements are included in a traditional funeral service? If not, then take a look at the ‘traditional funeral services’ page. This page will help you decide if you are looking for something traditional, or if something more modern will be a better choice for the deceased or yourself.

What is a Funeral?
Turning to the social sciences for a more holistic idea of what makes a funeral, we learn the common features of funeral services around the world. You'll learn all funeral services are rites of passage, transforming status and reaffirming social ties.
Traditional Funeral Services
Whether you're making funeral arrangements for a loved one or pre-planning your own funeral, this section explains traditional services and all of the available options.
Burial Services
This sections covers our available burial services and answers some of the questions you may have about the various options.
Frequently Asked Questions on Burial Services
Wondering if a burial service is right for you? This section answers some of the most common questions people have about burials and the elements surrounding them.

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