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WESLEY GENE BROGDON


1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Wesley Gene Brogdon was born on May 22, 1944 in Bakersfield, California and he passed away at home with his wife by his side on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Wes was 72 and lived in Bakersfield most of his life. His family moved to Arvin, where he went to school and graduated from Arvin High School in 1963. After graduating he began working at Vons Grocery Store where he remained until he retired. Wes was always busy and even after retirement he needed to work, so he went to work part-time for City Schools.
Wes is survived by his wife, Lee Brogdon; his children, Bruce and Paula Brogdon and Shavaler Crawford; Grandchildren, Tyler Wood, Dustin Mole and Sadie Crawford; sister, Jean Walbormand and Dinah Brogdon; brothers, Wayne and Raymond Brogdon and numerous other family members and friends. He will be missed by all, especially by his friend George and Terri Gorospe, Ken and Mary Spuck and Richard and Sally Osborn.
Wes and Lee met at the Bakersfield Funny Farm while taking dance lessons. They got married on September 6, 1990 in Virginia City, Nevada. He loved to go dancing, going to the Casino's and camping with his family and friends. He loved to have fun and kid around, usually at someone else's expense. Wes will be remembered for his sense of humor, willingness to help others and for the practical jokes he played. He was a huge Rams fan and never missed a game. He was so excited when they moved back to California and was looking forward to going to a game, but sadly he will not be able to. We are saddened by his passing, but know that we will be together again in the mansion in the sky we look forward to that day.
A visitation will be held at Basham-Hopson Funeral Care (620 Oregon St,) on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be held Arvin Cemetery (15543 S. Vineland Road) on Tuesday September 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Pastor Mike Osthimer of Calvary Chapel Church will officiate.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 16, 2016
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