Home
Services
Mish Funeral Home Oildale
120 Minner Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 399-9391
For more information about

Aubrey Gene Wamble


1927 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Aubrey Gene Wamble Obituary
Aubrey "Gene" Wamble November 7, 1927 - December 27, 2012 Gene was born in Marmaduke, AK to Edith Morris and William Orla (aka Ord) Wamble. He had a younger sister, Joanne. His parents moved to Bakersfield in December, 1943 and Gene graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1946. He was married to his first wife Lilly Ann Peck from 1950 to 1964. He joined the Army in 1952, near the end of the Korean War. After the Army he returned to Bakersfield and worked at a few different refineries doing maintenance on boilers. In 1964 he began his life-long dream of owning a Gunsmith Shop. His first shop "Valley Gun Shop" was formed with partner Maylin Quarnburg and located on East California behind the old Bakersfield Inn, then relocated near the corner of Ming and South Chester. In 1973 the partnership dissolved, and the name of the shop changed to "Gene's Gun Shop". In 1965, he married the love of his life, Patricia Jean Traylor. They were married for 35 years until Pat's death in October, 2000. The two of them worked together at the Gun Shop. They travelled to every state except Hawaii. From the ground-up, by hand, together they built an all adobe-brick house in south-east Bakersfield. Gene was able to remain in the home he built until he succumbed peacefully to his battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ord and Edie Wamble, sister Joanne Wahl, former wife Lilly Ann Peck, wife Patricia Jean Wamble, son Michael Edwards and great-nephew Cory Wahl. He is survived by wife Pauline Wamble, children Gregory Wamble (Lori), Lynn Kight, Pamela Myrick (Jim), Diana Baker, Kevin Edwards (Joyce), nephews Brad Wahl (Cheryl) & Willy Wahl (RoseMary) and numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Services will held on Thursday, January 3rd at Valley Baptist Church on Fruitvale Ave at 11:00 a.m. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 30, 2012
Read More
Planning Guide
Free funeral planning guide compliments of Mish Funeral Home Oildale