1937 – 2020

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM for Taft resident, Dolores D. Hooker, 83. Rev. Joey Pittman of New Hope Temple will officiate at the services. Mrs. Hooker was born in Eureka, California on August 17, 1937 and passed away on October 2, 2020 at her home. She married her husband, James D. Hooker on December 24, 1954 in Alturas, California. They moved to Kern County in 1964 and a year later to Taft where they made their home and raised their family. In 1986, along with her husband and son, James, owned and operated Hooker’s Automotive where she continued to work as bookkeeper until last year. She was an amazing Wife, Mother, Nana and Friend. She loved to travel in her motorhome and in later years spent time in her trailer at the coast, never missing an opportunity for a little gambling at the Casino. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 44 years, Jim; her parents, O.D. and Bernnece Steward; and her brothers, Lindley and Lee. She is survived by her children, Dennece Kuhnke (Paul), James Hooker (Lesa), and Vahnita Hooker (Dave); her grandchildren, Crystal Huddleston (Josh), Crystin Cox (Ian), Jennifer Walgren (Garret), Jamie Klinger (Mark), Jeffrey Hooker (Sarah) and James Byers; her brother, Terry Steward (Mary). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hoffmann Hospice, Reece Homecare Services or a charity of your choice in Dolores’s name.

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