Connie Lee Gochnauer

July 28, 1940July 8, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Connie Lee Gochnauer 77, announces her passing after a long illness, on Sunday July 8, 2018, at the Hoffman Hospice Home in Bakersfield CA.

Connie Lee Gochnauer was a long time resident of the Mojave area. She was born in Palmdale CA on July 28, 1940, to Margarett May Dell Puett, age 17 and Lloyd Eugene Nichols, age 23.

Connie married Stephen Patrick Lloyd Gochnauer Sr. on January 25, 1963. They had three children together, raising them in the Long Beach area. She enjoyed listening to country western music, taking long road trips, playing with her beautiful husky dogs, spending her weekends going to estate sales and sitting on her front porch and enjoying her desert home.

Preceded in death by her parents, Margarett and Lloyd, her daughter Cary Lee, her brothers Bobby and Mickey, and her two sisters Rosie and Judy.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stephen Patrick Lloyd Gochnauer Sr, her son Stephen Patrick Lloyd Gochnauer Jr, her daughter Crystal Margarett Worley and her husband Steven Worley Sr., stepdaughter Terri Sue Gochnauer, her sister Leroy Nichols; her grand-children Steven William Worley Sr., Heather Marie Gochnauer, Andrew Nicholas Worley, Anna Marie Lee Gochnauer, Stephen Patrick Lloyd Gochnauer III, Victoria Worley, Emma Cummings, along with four great-grandchildren, Nathan William Worley, Alenander Tofil, Hunter Tofil and Kylie Gochnauer.

During her last few weeks of life, the incredible people at the Hoffman Hospice Home cared for her and the family. Because of this, the family is asking for all memorial gifts be made to the Hoffman Hospice Home, 4401 Buena Vista Bakersfield, CA 93311. Connie will be cremated with no service per her request. Condolences cards for her husband can be sent to Stephen Gochnauer, 5821 Backus Rd. Mojave, CA 93501.


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Andrew Worley

July 11, 2018

There are so many things I remember about my Grandmother. One of my favorite things was her lack of filter. She was blunt and honest; something I have always respected, and to a certain extent have implemented into my life. It was also hilarious! While she was in hospice, my mother Crystal would often text me the funny things that Grandma would say.

Grandma was tough, kind, funny, and beautiful, holding closely to those attributes through her final days. I'm thankful to have known her, and I will miss her.

Love you, Grandma.

Julie Lewis

July 11, 2018

Aunt connie..i remember i was 5 yrs old when your family came to visit in missouri! All of us kids chased lighting bugs and you helped me put my bugs in a jar to keep! We had so much fun that week! I miss you and i love you always..

Crystal Worley

July 11, 2018

Mom, I will always remember the last weekend we were together. Going to the beach, visiting our old house and neighborhood and saying hi to Sammy and Lupe, going to the balloon festival in Temecula, seeing the Queen Mary, stopping to buy you a Sweet Jill’s cinnamon roll and spending hours just talking about the past, and the future.
My heart hurts right now to know the new chapter we started that weekend won’t continue. But I know the new chapter your in right now is more beautiful and lovely than anything we could ever do together. I know you’ve been reunited with your daughter and walking the streets of heaven. One day I will be with both of you worshipping our Lord.
I love you mom...more than you know.
Your daughter