Douglas Ross Hake
Jan. 1942 – Jan. 2015
Doug was born and raised in Stanislaus County. He was raised on the family farm north of Denair and attended schools there, graduating from high school with the Class of 1960. He then attended Modesto Junior College with an emphasis in Ag. While attending MJC and working on the family farm he also worked part-time for Joe Lema. Joe’s business was picking up cans of fresh milk and delivering them to Hughson and Newman. While working for Joe, he met the future love of his life, Joe’s daughter Josephine. They were marred in November of 1966. During this time Doug joined the Army National Guard in 1963, serving a 6-year commitment.
Doug continued working on the family farm and started his own custom farming, harvesting and trucking business. His hobbies included building and driving buggies and running them at the dunes and mountains. Another favorite past-time was long drives in the country. He was a member of the Denair Friends Church and the American Legion.
He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.
Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 4 – 7 pm. Funeral will also be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, Jan. 30,2015 at 10 am with burial to follow at Denair Cemetery.
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