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Robert LaGue


10/31/1923 - 03/06/2014 Obituary
Robert LaGue Obituary
Robert Henry LaGue, age 90. Died on March 6, 2014 in Bakersfield, CA of natural causes. Robert was born Oct. 31, 1923 in Highgrove, California, in his parents home. His parents were Jessie (Penprase) LaGue and Henry Leo LaGue. Robert spent many years in the US Army Air Core (later the called US Air Force) and became a Lt. Col. He was in the 36th fighter squadron. He flew several fighter planes including a P38 Lighting, P51 Mustang, and a B47 Stratojet during World War 2 and the Korean war. Early on he married Edna Bernice Watkins and was happily married to her for 69 years, until his death. Robert retired from the Air Force and worked for San Bernardino county, until he retired from there. He and his wife moved to Porterville to live on "the Ranch". They both enjoyed caring for many dogs, cats and other assorted critters that happened along thier property. He loved to tend to his many plants, shrubs, and orange trees at the residence. He also enjoyed his many visits from family and loved sitting outside with his grandkids, showing them how to feed, by hand, the wild squirrels he had tamed.
He is survived by his wife Edna, his children Donna Townsend, Robin Gladdis, Martin LaGue, Robert LaGue, and Ann Hobbs. He also is survived by 21 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son Raymond Witterstatuter.
Services take place on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM, at Mission Family Mortuary in Bakersfield, CA. With a military graveside service in Riverside, CA at the Riverside National cemetery on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM. There will also be a viewing on Tuesday March 11, from 1 to 5 PM at Mission Family Mortuary. A special thanks to Pacifica Memory Care in Bakersfield and to Hoffman Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hoffman Hospice, Bakersfield, CA or to the Disabled Veterans Organization.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
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