Tehachapi News




Charles D. Westfall, 85, of Tehachapi, Calif., succumbed in his sleep to Alzheimer’s disease in the early morning hours of April 19, 2023. Charles was born to Phillip Nelson Westfall and Margaret

Eloise Davis in Caldwell, Idaho on Oct. 25, 1937.

Left to mourn their loss are his wife, Judy Stevens; stepdaught­er, Carrie Stevens (Sean); sisters, Jane Brauns (Robert) and Phylis Harris; sister-in-law, Nancy Lewis (John); and nieces and nephews, Shannon DeChaine, Stephen Sprinkel (Kathy), LeeAnn Tarling (Bryce), Susan McVicar (Jack), Denise Clark (Chris), Jennifer Hugens (John), Matthew Lewis, Kelly Munyon (Kenny), Stacey Norvell (Brandon), and Jeremy Lewis (Amy). He was predecease­d by niece, Andrea Stevens; and nephew, Christophe­r Lewis.

Charles possessed a master’s degree in personnel administra­tion and worked in the public sector for most of his career. Charles was widely admired and respected. He was an inveterate world traveler, possessed a quick wit, enjoyed a glass of fine wine, and was a faithful correspond­ent to his friends, many he knew since their Army days in Germany, in the 1960s.

Per his wishes, Charles’ ashes will be both interred at Bakersfiel­d National Cemetery and “scattered somewhere pretty.”

There is no longer any pain, fear, confusion or anxiety. Rest in Peace, Charles.

For those who wish to, a donation may be made in his name to Ovation School for the Performing Arts.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolence­s, visit woodmortua­ry.net.

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