Morris Everidge Maytubby


Morris Everidge Maytubby Obituary
Our beloved Clan Chief, Morris Everidge Maytubby (81) was reunited with Jesus on June 5, 2014. Born in Hugo, Oklahoma, his family moved to Lamont, California during the Dust Bowl. He graduated from Kern Union High School and served in the U.S. Army Honor Guard. He taught Eighth Grade and Wood Shop and coached two years at Fairfax School before entering the banking industry. He married the love of his life, Joann, and provided well for his family in Bakersfield.
Morris' passion for sports was passed down to his children and grandchildren. He was an excellent athlete who enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren carry on the Maytubby athletic tradition. You could find him in the stands at every swim meet or baseball, football, softball, and volleyball game in which his children and grandchildren participated.
He always enjoyed a round of golf with family and friends. Along with his brothers and dad, they started the Maytubby Family Golf Tournament where each family member, regardless of age, participated. In retirement, he was never idle. If he wasn't golfing, he would be attending his grandchildren's school events or tinkering in the garage, building something. He loved having all his family around him and rejoiced in everyone's accomplishments. His quiet sense of humor kept many on their toes, always quick to remind visitors, "I'm glad you got to see me!"
Morris was incredibly proud of his Chickasaw heritage, documenting the family lineage from the time of the Trail of Tears. As the family historian and Clan Chief, he gave each new family member a Chickasaw name. You could also be sure to hear the Gaither's music playing or catch him reading his Bible. He loved the Lord with his whole heart and looked forward to his home-going with joy.
His parents Morris and Elsie Maytubby, and his brothers Bill and John, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joann; daughter Jonell Griffith (Steve); sons Ben Maytubby (Molla) and Scott Maytubby (Misty); grandchildren Nichol Wilson (Jason), Joseph Maytubby, Jenee Charles (Ricky), Stefani Curry (Ryan), Traci Lewis (Josh), Chad Maytubby, and Dakota and Christopher Duarte; great grandchildren Khyla, Kiersten, Zeke and Eli Charles, Mason, Aubri, and Jackson Curry, with a Curry and a Wilson on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary on Friday, June 13th, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation on the evening before, June 12 at 4:00 to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to San Luis Obispo Christian School, 2075 Johnson Avenue, SLO, CA 93401 www.slocs.com or Apela Foundation 360 North 3rd Street. Grover Beach, CA 93433 www.apelafoundation.org
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 11, 2014
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