Gary Arthur Kaiser

Gary Kaiser, 73 of Taft passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Bakersfield, California surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born on October 29, 1946 in Fresno, California to William Edgar and Alta (Pike) Kaiser. He was educated in Fresno, California. Gary married “Trudy” Lois Kaiser in Carson City, Nevada on May 22, 1965. He worked 38 years in the oil and gas industry. He started with Tide Water, Getty, Texaco, Chevron Texaco and finally retired from Chevron in 2003. His hobbies included working with wood, deer hunting, traveling to Sturgis, South Dakota, playing poker on Thursday nights and his most favorite thing was to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gary was an avid coin collector and coached softball for years including girls, men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues. His survivors include his loving wife Trudy; daughter, Wendy (Tommy); son, Gary (Andrea); nine amazing grandchildren, Charenne (Jeff), Brittney, Hayley (Eric), Bailee (Rico), Ashlynn, Madison (Kassie), Jacob, Isabella and Saige; sister, Pat (Billy), five great-grandchildren, Ryder, Clayton, Maverick, Kyndall and Judah. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alta Kaiser and his brothers, Bill, Bob and Leonard. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the West Side District Cemetery. To sign an online registry please visit

Posted online on October 16, 2020