Gary Edward Arthur August 22, 1949 - March 31, 2013 Gary Edward Arthur, 63 passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Bakersfield, California after battling cancer. He was born on August 22, 1949 and was raised in Sierra Vista, Arizona with his parents George and Frances "Gen" Arthur. Gary had a special love for a good horse and a good dog. He spent most of his life as a Cowpuncher working for various Cow Outfits. He moved to Oildale 16 years ago and started a new career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Gary loved to tell stories to his friends and family about his life experiences. He loved to be around people and was grateful for all the close family and dear friends that were by his side in the final weeks. Survivors include his Companion of 16 years, Clarene Handy of Bakersfield; Son, Billy Leslie of Fallon, Nevada; Daughter, Cari Norcutt, Son- in-Law Darrel Norcutt and Granddaughters, Ali and Tylie of Fallon, Nevada; Clarene's family of Bakersfield and many extended family members and close friends. Gary has preceded in death by his parents and close friends; Jack Farr of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Lloyd Leslie of Independence, California. He will truly be missed by all of us. His Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held at a later date in Fallon, Nevada. A Gravestone will be placed in his memory next to his parents at the Black Oak Cemetery in Canelo, Arizona. His arrangements are with the Mish Funeral Home Oildale in Bakersfield, California. www.bakersfield. com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 7, 2013