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Leonard Trout


11/15/1933 - 06/30/2014 Obituary
Leonard Trout Obituary
Services to honor the life of Leonard Trout will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery on July 18 at 9:15 AM.
Leonard was born in Bakersfield on November 15, 1933, and went to be with his Lord on June 30, 2014 at the age of 80. He married his sweetheart, Betty Blackburn, on October 10, 1952. It was a marriage that lasted a lifetime.
Leonard served our country honorably during the Korean War as a tank driver and an award-winning sharpshooter. He spoke with humility of his experiences, bringing his family great pride! Leonard worked hard to support his family. He spent many years working as a carpenter, helping to build a large number of custom homes in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. He also followed in the footsteps of his own father working in the oilfields, eventually taking over as Superintendent of an oil lease, to which he moved his family. This home was where Leonard made the dreams of all his daughters come true by buying them ponies and surrounding them with other animals as well. It was a fun and adventurous time, which is remembered very fondly by them all.
He later started his own business, Leonard's Saw Service, sharpening saw blades for his fellow carpenters. His wife and daughters had supportive roles, and Leonard was well respected for his perfectionism and strong work ethic.
Leonard loved his wife Betty with a strength that is rare. Their marriage was filled with laughter and respect. His life revolved around his wife and daughters, affording them all a world that others spend a lifetime in search of. It is appropriate that his favorite color has always been pink, since he spent his adult life with a house full of females.
He is preceded in death by his father Bob, his mother Cellestine, his brother Bob and his sister Tonya.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; his daughters Cheri Banducci and her husband Gary of Bakersfield; Jana Littrell of Albany, CA; and Lisa Curry of Coarsegold, CA; and his brother Johnny of Kentucky. He is also survived by his granddaughter Carina Olsen of League City, TX, and his grandson Senior Airman Christopher DeMario of California City, CA, as well three great granddaughters.He leaves behind a legacy of Dadisms!
He will be sorely missed.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 15, 2014
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