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HENRY L. AGUILAR


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Henry L. Aguilar, born September 3, 1929, and went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2016.
Henry was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Attended Washington Junior High & then graduated from East Bakersfield High School.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Louise and brother Raymond Aguilar.
Henry and Mary were married for 57 years and 11 months. When Mary went to be with the Lord in 2009 his heart was never the same. Shortly after their wedding Henry went overseas and served as a Sergeant 1st Class in the United States Army during the Korean War. Henry was a proud American that spoke very little of his tour in Korea. He was humble to the end. Very few stories were told of his bravery, in fact medals that he earned were not requested until his children insisted that he deserved them. In 2008 medals were received and a party was planned. When approached about the party he said, "no thank you, I was just doing my job."
Henry leaves behind quite a legacy of children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. Surviving children: James Edward Aguilar & daughter-in-law Daneal, Susan Marie Davis & son-in-law Jeffery, Lisa Ann Davis & son-in-law Terry, Diane Louise Sparks & son-in-law Timothy; 13 grandchildren: Daniel Aguilar & wife Roxanne, Jordan Aguilar & wife Vanessa, Kelly Christy & fiance Chris Cosentino, Julie Hansen & husband Ryan, Benjamin Davis & wife Jennifer, Staci Davis, Chris Davis & wife Wendy, Justin West, Bradley Davis, Lindsey Davis, Hallee, Logan & Hannah Sparks; 11 great-grandchildren: Jonah Aguilar, Sofia Aguilar, Conner, Cade, Kendall & Kendrick Cosentino, Methea & Henry Hansen, Hayden Davis, Adilia & Aiden Davis.
He is survived by his brother Bennie Aguilar and wife Kathy, brother Bobby Aguilar and wife Linda.
The family would like to recognize Dr. James Y. Chang & staff for taking excellent care of our father during all the cancer surgeries & chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Larry Yokoyama & staff for the love and attention paid to dad as if he was their only patient. And last, but not least we would like to recognize Hoffmann Hospice & the Hoffmann House for their kindness & compassion throughout these last several months. A very special thank you to Denise and Debbie, our home hospice nurses who not only took care of dad but for us as well with their honesty and kindness. Each time they entered dad's home they were respectful, loving & caring as if he was their own father.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Greenlawn Southwest (2739 Panama Lane), Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.. Memorial and graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest (2739 Panama Lane), Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to www.hoffmannhospice.org
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 8, 2016
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