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Donald Lee Hughett Jr.


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Donald Lee Hughett Jr. Obituary
Donald Lee Hughett, Jr. August 22, 1947 - October 14, 2013 Donald Lee Hughett Jr., 66, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Administration Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care in Martinez, CA. Don was born in Bakersfield, CA on August 22, 1947. He attended grammar schools in Buttonwillow, CA and Bakersfield, CA then attended North High School in Bakersfield, CA. Don served in the United States Marine Corps, spent one tour of duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was employed for sixteen years with Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell. Don was an avid football fan. "Go, 49ers!" He also loved to watch golf and relax with his Great Dane Tootsie. She was his best friend. Don is preceded in death by his parents Donald Lee Hughett Sr. and Mary Helen Gomes, two sisters Patricia Vern Hughett and Carolyn Sue "Susie" Hughett. He is survived by his two children Kristin Kathleen Peterson (Graham) of Clovis, CA and Robert Allen Mattice (Darrin) of Hercules, CA. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Rylee Kathleen Bonilla, Jake Turner Bonilla, Tessa Paige Peterson and Gavynn Nicole Peterson. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mary Beth Phillips of Hueytown, Alabama and Kathleen Ann Leavitt of Las Vegas, NV. Don's family asks that you remember him always as the humorous, kind and thoughtful person that he was. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 3, 2013
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