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Elvon Milton Darusmont (1920 - 2013)

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Elvon Milton Darusmont April 19, 1920 - June 1, 2013 Born in Denver CO, Elvon was raised and began his career in Santa Monica, CA. He worked and enjoyed life in Houston TX and then in Bakersfield, CA where he retired. He spent his last days living peacefully with his devoted family in Minneapolis, MN. He was predeceased by his adored wives Lucile and Hallie. Elvon is survived by, and the beloved family patriarch to, nephew William J. Darusmont and wife Marybeth, grandnephew Gregory W. Darusmont, grandniece Elise Marie Darusmont (EMD Jr.) Lucey and husband Daniel, and great-grandnephews Joseph W. Lucey and D. Oscar Lucey. He also leaves Lucile's niece Nancy Ressa. Always young at heart, Elvon formed close bonds with many in future generations including godsons Mike Logan and Scott Lapham, Allison Chandler Bacialli, Stuart Lockerman, Barbara Hall, Mike Kranyak, Tiffany Lamond Warner, and all of their families. He will be missed by too numerous to mention wonderful friends, neighbors, coworkers, caregivers, and their families across the nation. He would also want to lift a glass in gratitude to Jack & Ruby Graham for adopting his beloved dog Oliver and keeping the Bakersfield connection. Elvon served in the U.S. Army in WWII in France. He spent his entire working career in personnel with the Superior Oil Co., and his retirement years at PacSeis. He was an avid golfer, and active in Pine Forest and Stockdale country clubs and the Kern City Homeowners Association. He extended hale and hearty fellowship to all he met, his sense of humor was legendary and his loyalty and integrity were revered. Ever the charismatic gentleman, he was also a wise mentor and peacemaker. Elvon was a man of great stature in more ways than one. A celebration of Elvon's life will be held at the Kern City Town Hall, 1003 Pebble Beach Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309 on Friday June 21st at 10 a.m. In honor of Elvon, golf attire is welcome. Since Elvon especially loved clouds and trees, a commemorative tree fund in his name has been established at the University of MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska MN 55318, 952-443-1432.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from June 9 to June 16, 2013
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