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Donald Eugene Bouse


02/15/1929 - 10/10/2014 Obituary
Donald Eugene Bouse Obituary
Donald Eugene Bouse was born in Hayden, AZ to Arthur and Nellie Bouse. The family moved to Venice, CA along with little sister Shirley in 1939. Don attended Excelsior High graduating in 1947, Fullerton Jr College 1949, UCLA 1951. He served in the Korean War in the Air Force as a med tech from 1951 to 1955. After the Air Force Don attending University of Arizona for Geology. Don had a successful career in the oil industry as a Petroleum Geologist.
In 1957 he traveled to Philippines with Acoje Oil where he met and married Jovencia Bouse his life long companion. They had 4 children together and in 1973 they moved to Bakersfield. Don was able to travel the world exploring for oil Philippines, Singapore, Japan, South America and throughout Kern County. After retirement Don enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also liked going to coffee at Westchester Bowling Alley with his oil buddies until he could no longer drive due to Parkinsons. This last year he and Jovencia moved in with his daughter Gena, his granddaughter Vanessa was their caregiver 7 days a week, as well as Ted his grandson. Don and Jovencia were able to celebrate their 56 anniversary this past April 15.
Don passed away quietly Friday afternoon surrounded by his family. He was proceeded in death by his wife on April 25. He is survived by his sister Shirley Carmel, children Gena (Chris) Cook, Vida Kinda, Paula (Jim) Genter, Barry (Stephanie) Bouse, grandchildren Vanessa, Camron and Nicholas Cook, Chloe (Greg) Merjil, Juliet and Ted Abney , Braydon and Lola Bouse. Greatgrandchild Olivia Dewitt. Don was a wonderful and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was adored by his family and will be missed forever.
Funeral Services will be at National Cemetery on Friday Oct. 24 at 1:15pm.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 19, 2014
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