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Fred Cline


05/12/1943 - 02/02/2014 Obituary
Fred Cline Obituary
Fred A. Cline was born to Eileen and Fred Cline on May 12, 1943 in the little town of Mojave, California. He passed away peacefully on February 2, 2014 with his family by his side. An only child, Fred was the apple of his mother's eye. In other words, he was really spoiled. When he was a toddler, he moved to Oildale. It was there that Fred grew up and developed long lasting friendships. He never missed a class reunion and was always the emcee. In his younger years, Fred was an excellent artist and loved fast cars. His '57 Chevy Truck was his pride and joy. Fred worked in the oilfields then in the real estate field. He was an avid reader and could answer any question about history and politics. Fred could fix anything and was proud to show off his talents. Even though
Fred moved to Wenatchee, Washington to raise his family, his home was always Bakersfield. And when he moved back to Bakersfield, it was as if he had never left. Anyone who knew "Freddy" would agree that he loved to talk, dance, drink and have a good time. He had a good time ALL THE TIME. He lived his life with no regrets. Fred was extremely proud of his kids and grandkids. He never missed his grandkids' performances or sports. We will miss his sayings - "hell yah," "love you babe," "there's always tomorrow" and "...bleep, bleep."
His mother Eileen precedes him in death, as does his father Fred and his ex-wife Retha. Living to carry on his memory are his son Fred and wife Teresa Cline; daughter Candy and husband Alan Gettman; six grandchildren; and his wonderful caring girlfriend Margaret. Heaven is honkey tonkin now that Fred has arrived!
A Celebration of Fred's Life will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Kern River Family Mortuary, 1900 N. Chester Avenue, Bakersfield. Dad, we will miss our superman. Take a moment to read Fred's favorite poem "The Dash."
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 9, 2014
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