Obituary Notices and Memorials


Lewis Edward Heide, Sr. 1932 Ð 2011 Lewis Edward Heide, Sr., a 38 year resident of the area, passed away peacefully at his home in Tehachapi on Saturday, Dec.17, 2011. He was 79 years old. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tehachapi Church of Christ with a reception immediately following. He will be buried at Bakersfield National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. that afternoon. Minister Russ Lawson will officiate. Lewis was born is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Jan. 5, 1932. His parents, who preceded him in death, were Frank Walter and Hattie Brinkley Heide. Mr. Heide proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Bradford, on Dec. 13, 1958, in Winterhaven, California. They had just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary at the time of his passing. Lewis was an environmental technician working in avionics for 33 years. He spent 30 years of that time in civil service, retiring from Edward Air Force Base and then spent the three remaining years with Computer Science Corporation. During those years they lived in California City and Tehachapi. Lewis is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Lewis and Trish Heide, Jr., and Kenneth and Debbie Heide; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother, Harold and Loretta Heide; fourteen nieces and nephews; many cousins, and long time friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Lewis memory to the Wounded Veterans Fund. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care.

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