Leland James Havens December 3, 1970 - October 19, 2013 A wonderful man, who left us all too soon. At home he was a great father, a proud grandfather, loving husband, brother and son. We will miss his soft heart and warm hugs. A man of few words, but those words were counted and inspired to his family and friends. In his professional field as a Peace Officer, he has accomplished numerous specialized skills including Investigation Unit, Transportation, Armory and many more. As a supervisor, trainer, role model, partner and friend, he was admired, respected and loved by his supervisors, co-workers and friends. Memorial services for Leland James Havens will be held at Valley Bible Fellowship (2300 E. Brundage Lane) on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the Nile Theater (1721 19th Street). Leland is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Bolles. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Havens; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jana Horton; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Tara Horton; daughter, Kassandra Horton; mother, Linda Havens; brother, Robert Curry; brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Leanna Havens; sister, Staci Havens; granddaughter, Reese Horton; maternal grandmother, Elaine Bolles; as well as numerous other relative and friends. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 24, 2013