Don's uncle Doug passed away peacefully yesterday evening. Helen is doing well. She'll have a memorial get together, like we had for Uncle Emery, later when the weather is better.That does it for the McCutcheon clan. My mother, the oldest, her two sisters, and now her last of three brothers. My father was the last of the Wood clan. His six brothers passed away before he did. Now we're down to the remaining next generation. Time passes, things change.
|Douglas Alston McCutcheon|
|1927 - 2008|
|Doug passed away at home after a lengthy illness. Doug was a lifetime resident of Bakersfield, graduating from Bakersfield High School in 1945. Doug served in the U.S. Navy on a Destroyer during WWII and worked briefly with Southern Pacific Railroad then retiring after 31 years with the Pacific Telephone Company. Doug loved to travel, "camping at WalMart", dining out at "The Pantry", fishing at Balch Park and traveling down under to Australia to visit life long friend Bernard and also bringing things like Australian bearded lizards home in his pocket. Doug was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Sue Payne; sisters, Evelyn, Ethel and Marcelene; and brothers, Ernest and Emery. Doug is survived by his wife of 27 years Helen; stepson, Jay Highfield his wife, Mary; 3 grandchildren, Alexandria, Heath and Samantha; 3 sisters-in-law, Mary McCutcheon, Frances McCutcheon, Loucetta Danzeisen; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial for Family and Friends to follow at a later date. Douglas Alston McCutcheon Oct. 26, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2008|