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Hallie Killebrew Darusmont

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Hallie Killebrew Darusmont Obituary
Hallie Killebrew Darusmont 1924 - 2011 Hallie Killebrew Darusmont was born on February 7, 1924 in Taft, California to Ralph and Josephine Lavin. The family moved to Bakersfield where she attended Franklin Elementary, Washington Jr. High, Kern County Union High School, and Lufkin Business School. Hallie married her high school sweetheart L.E. "Pat" Killebrew; they shared a long and happy marriage that lasted until his death in 1998. Hallie worked for the Standard School District, the Vineland School, Bakersfield Assesors Office, Kern Medical Center, and the California State Employment Agency. She balanced working with being a wife and a mother long before it became fashionable. In 2004, she married Elvon Darusmont. Mutual friends introduced them, and they too, had a happy marriage that lasted until her passing. Hallie loved First Christian Church. She made lifelong friendships there. She happily served on many committees, and she served as secretary and treasurer. Hallie never wore her religion on her sleeve, but she believed everyone should have a church home. She was an avid golfer and active in the Stockdale Country Club Women's Organization. She was president of the Women's Organization from 1986-87. She loved her time as a member of the women's golf team, and she gathered birdie pins for her favorite visor just as easily as she gathered friends. Hallie made new friends easily, but she really cherished her old friends. She was a member of "The Birthday Group". These were friends, some of whom went to grammar school and high school with her. They often got together at Wool Growers for some spirited times! Hallie and Pat were blessed with two children who were the center of their life together. Kathy and Tom grew up knowing her love, humor, and quiet but firm guidance. The words that she spoke were not hollow; they were followed by her actions. They watched her deep empathy for older family members who came to the end of their lives and needed her support. They saw their mom open her home many times and care for these cherished ones as long as she could. She was preceded in death by her husband L.E. "Pat" Killebrew and daughter Kathleen Leverett. She is survived by her husband Elvon Darausmont, son Tom Killebrew, his wife Mary Lou, grandchildren Emily Leverett, Patrick Killebrew and Kathryn Killebrew, nephew Bill Darusmont and his wife Mary Beth, grand nephew and niece Greg Darusmont, Dan and Elise Lucey and Joseph Lucey. A memorial service for Halllie Killebrew Darusmont, age 87, will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at Mill Creek Christian Church, with Don Chelton officiating. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the TIL Program at Taft Jr. College in honor of Hallie. Taft College Attn. Jeff Ross 29 Emmons Park Drive Taft, Ca 93268-2317 Online guestbook may be viewed at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Hopson-Anspach Family Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 14, 2011
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