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Robert Arnold Hight of Yuba City, age 85, passed away March 25, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones. Known by his friends and co-workers as Whitey and by his family as Bob, he was born in Forester, AK to Robert Frasier Hight and Sylvia McCaslin Hight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Delbert Hight, and his sisters, Jolene Burgess and Mary Poss.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ruth Hight, his children, Margaret and Kevin Hochstrasser and Brian and Connie Hight, his brother, Freddie and Margaret Hight, his 7 grandchildren and their spouses, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews who loved him.

In 1944 he moved to the Yuba Sutter area where he lived for the rest of his life. He served in the California National Guard from 1950-1956 where he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and was on the battalion BAR Team. He married his wife Patricia in 1957, and their daughter, Margaret, joined the family in 1958, quickly followed by their son, Brian, in 1960. He held various leadership positions in the Boys Scouts of America, coached his children's sports, was a member of the SIRS and the Yuba City Moose Lodge, and organized ongoing reunions for the Marysville High School Class of 1949.

He retired from Sunset Moulding Company after 40 years. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, square dancer, and golfer. He enjoyed traveling with his wife of 58 years, fishing with his son, son-in-law, and grandson, spending time with his daughter and granddaughters, and playing on the floor with his great-grand babies.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Yuba City Moose Lodge located at 205 S. Walton Ave., Yuba City, CA. Luncheon to follow.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2016
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