Edward D. Huth " Don"
Born Jan. 14,1932 to Ed and Mae Huth in Tamaroa
Illinois on Dr. Stevens farm of which my dad was Farming.
In 1936 we moved to California, due to my dads poor
health, he needed a dry climate. We settled in Bakersfield,
where my dads niece, Bessie Lewis lived.
We bought a house in East Bakersfield.
My older sister Betty and I enrolled in Horace Man school.
We moved a number of times but always stayed
in East Bakersfield.
I went to Washington Junior High and got to ride the bus
to school for a while then we moved closer to Baker St.
where it was close enough to walk and finish junior high.
I went to East Bakersfield High where I played in the band,
and was the drum major. I graduated in the class of 1949.
After Graduation I went to work in the Interior Decorating business for McNauls Floor Co.
and then Dickersons Drapery.
The Korean war was going strong and in 1952
I was drafted into the Army, went to Fort Ord, where,
I went to cook school and after graduation I was shipped to Camp Rucker, Alabama,
where I cooked in the officers club,
then they move the 3rd division to Fort Benning Georgia,
where I finished my tour of duty.
It was 1954,1 was discharged and I returned to my home town
of Bakersfield. Went back to work at my old job for a short time
and decided to go to school on the Gl Bill. I went to Beauty
College and became a hair dresser.
In 1956 I married Dixie Joseph ,she had 2 children , Kathy and
Gary, after a while we added 2 boys ,Mike and Clay. We were
always just one big family, I loved them very much.
I opened a number of Beauty Salons around town and then in
1971 I quit the Beauty bussiness and started a career in Real
Estate, went to work for Thompson Realtors and worked in
Property Managment and Commercial Sales and leasing ■
In 1975 I divorced Dixie my first wife. Shortly after I met Carole Coffee
and I remarried in1976, she had a teen age son named Toby
which I added to my extended family.
After aprox. 15 years, I developed a hearing problem which
forced me to find something I could handle with my problem.
In 1985 I found a job as a Bank Courier which I did for the next 22
years. In 2009 I retired at the age of 77
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