Nolan Carl Maupin
1931 - 2021

January 25, 1931 August 31, 2021

Everything must have its end and our dear Nolan moved on from this life to spread his wings and soar among the heavens on August 31, 2021. May he find peace among the stars and know he was dearly loved.

Nolan was known for his infectious smile, wit, charm, story and joke telling. He was kind and rough around the edges at the same time, never met a stranger and was a fun-loving spirit that could make you feel you had known each other all your lives. In his younger years he loved boxing, flying, motorcycles, and partying with good friends. He mellowed as he got older and enjoyed being home with his dogs, wife, and close friends, and going to coffee with Tony and joking with the guys.

Nolan was an Army veteran of the Korean War during which he received three Bronze Stars. After his service he began working as a framing carpenter and continued that throughout his lifetime making many friends along the way.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Christina, and his grandson Marc Joseph. He was preceded in death by his son Tommy, brothers Jimmy and Tommy, sister Patsy, mother Billie, and father Jack.

The family expresses their gratitude for the kind and tender care provided by the staff of the Kern Medical Emergency Department with special appreciation to George RN, Jina RN, Dr. Amobi, Dr. Venter, Dr. Ressin, Shalom RN, Melissa RN and Kim RN. His wife also thanks the 911 operator who stayed on the phone with her until the ambulance arrived and the care of the Bakersfield Fire Department and Hall Ambulance crews. We thank Dr. Goyal, Dr. Tommy Lee, Dr. Chabra Singh, and Dr. Virdi for their care over the years. And sincere thanks go to our dear neighbors and friends for their concern and support during the challenging times of Nolan's illness and decline. You were all a blessing in our lives.

A private celebration of life will be held with family and friends. Those who knew Nolan are asked to celebrate Nolan in your own way, perhaps make a toast or tell a joke in his memory, nod to the stars, do some kind and unsolicited act of kindness for someone in need, or donate to your favorite animal shelter in his name. Nolan would want you to live your lives whole-heartedly and let those you love in your lives know how much they mean to you today.
Published by Bakersfield Californian on Sep. 16, 2021.
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