Little, Edward "Dean"

Male 1933 - 2008


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  • Born  5 Aug 1933  Crosbyton, Crosby, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1940  Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  F7829D280E6641BBA4C059B4DBD0781355AC 
    Buried  2008  Bakersfield, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  18 Oct 2008  New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth: 
      Aug. 5, 1933
      Texas, USA
      Death: 
      Oct. 18, 2008
      New Mexico, USA

      Dean Little passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008, after a short illness at the age of 75 years. He was born the 3rd son of 5 boys and 1 girl to Edna Mae Ruth and Ervin Anderson Little in Crosbyton, Texas. Dean grew up in Bakersfield with his brothers, Freeman, Jack, Delbert, Bob and his little sister, Wanda. He was a standout athlete in baseball, football and basketball at Bakersfield High School ("Friday Night Heroes") and Bakersfield College, where he participated in the 1953 Jr. Rose Bowl. Dean signed a professional baseball contract with the Bakersfield Boosters Minor League Baseball Club. He was later released after being drafted into the U.S. Army. Dean married his high school sweetheart, who preceded him in death just 2 days before their 50th wedding anniversary. After his military service in Wurzburg, Germany Dean returned to Bakersfield with his wife and their new baby girl. Dean found his career in banking and spent the majority of it with Bank of America. He promoted quickly, spending time in San Luis Obispo County, the Bay Area and Fresno. He was an integral part of the design team for the B of A headquarters in San Francisco. He served on numerous community boards and was honored several times as an outstanding businessman in the communities he lived in. He was also quite honored to serve as Ronald Reagan's assistant campaign Treasurer when he ran for Governor of California. Once retired, they moved their family back to Bakersfield to be close to their family. Dean enjoyed playing golf and would consistently come home with trophies for each of his four daughters, depending on whose turn it was that weekend to receive it. He loved to work in the yard and if you drove by most evenings it wasn't uncommon to see him outside with the hose wrapped around his shoulders watering. He and his family enjoyed working with a team of others from the Church feeding the hungry each week. He organized the Church picnics and BBQ's for several years. He also served as the Sunday School Superintendent.

      Excerpt Published in the Bakersfield Californian on 10/25/2008

      Dean remarried in 2004 and moved to New Mexico where he enjoyed golf.
      Note from Rhonda H. #47783886
    Person ID  I5184  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  18 Jan 2014 

    Father  Little, Ervin Anderson,   b. 15 Jan 1906, Hatfield, Polk, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1972, Bakersfield, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth, Edna May,   b. 1911,   d. 1988 
    Married  19 Feb 1927  Polk, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  41ED278853F74191A9F293867E2996B39D69 
    Family ID  F2104  Group Sheet

    Family  Hull, Patricia Rebecca,   b. 27 Dec 1933,   d. 4 Jun 2003, Bakersfield, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jun 1953  Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  E7D78D926FC442A9B1ADB8CA6C76A4F0511D 
    Children 
     1. Little, Lynn
     2. Little, Deanna
     3. Little, Candy
     4. Little, Lisa
    Family ID  F2116  Group Sheet

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