Larry Hutsell(1937 - 2013)

Larry Eugene Hutsell
Nov 2, 1937 - Nov 16, 2013
Turlock resident, Gene Hutsell, passed away Saturday, November 16, in Modesto, at the age of 76. He was born in Pheonix, Arizona on November 2, 1937 to John and Daisy Hutsell. His father relocated the family to Gustine in the 1940s, after he was hired by the Carnation Co. As a teenager, Gene was an excellent football player at Gustine High School where he graduated in 1955.
Gene enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1955, stationed at Camp Pendleton as an instructor and left in 1959, the rank of Sergeant. After his military service, he married the love of his life, Bonnie B. Molles. Together they owned three, full service gas stations, known as Gene's Shell Service, for eighteen years. In 1978, they went into the almond business and Gene worked, growing almonds, for the next thirty five years.
Gene always said he had "a very good life." He enjoyed RV trips, black bass and salmon fishing, and Jeep racing with the Big Valley Four Wheelers. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, John and Daisy Hutsell, siblings Theodore, Juanita, and Lawrence. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 and a half years, Bonnie Hutsell, their children Gaylene and Richard, grandchildren Anthony, Steven Matthew, Daniel, Alisa, Melissa, and three step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two step-great granddaughters.
A funeral service honoring Gene's life will be held Friday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock, with interment in Turlock Memorial Park and military honors provided by the Marine Corps Honor Guard.


Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 19, 2013