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Thomas Carl Buese, 1930 — 2013

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Thomas Carl Buese
1930 — 2013

Tom Buese died Saturday Oct. 5, 2013, at 11:30 p.m., just short of his 83rd birthday. He died at home in Tehachapi with his two daughters by his side.

He was born Oct.10, 1930, in Sheboygan, Wis. to Carl Buese and Vera (Kausler) Buese. His mother died in child birth and from an early age, he and his older brother Jim lived in numerous foster homes. These were hard and difficult times. Partly to escape this life, he went into the army and was eventually an honorably discharged medically disabled veteran. The family is proud of the service he did for our country.

He eventually married Jean Harris and moved to southern California. Together they had two daughters, Cynthia and Candace. Tom spent his working years as a printer and truck driver. He always had many interesting stories to tell of his working years across the whole country.

His marriage to Jean did not last and he spent many years working at various jobs. He eventually met Evilo Chesbrough in McKinleyville. It was a relationship they both enjoyed for many years. They spent many years together traveling around the country in their motor home. They eventually settled in Tehachapi where they resided for many years. Evilo passed away several years ago and Tom never really got over it, but did the best he could.

He loved going to McDonalds for his breakfast sandwich and was always so delighted when he would drive up to the window and the staff knew his name and order. Thank You "A.M. Staff" for making his mornings so joyful. There were a few people at the senior center in Tehachapi that were kind to him and for that the family is thankful.Tom eventually met a nice group of friends at the Bakersfield Senior Center and that seemed to make his life better.

He leaves behind his two daughters, Cynthia Werner of Humboldt County and Candace Conte of Payson, Ariz. and their husbands, Kurt and Vince.

We would like to thank Tom’s neighbors, Joe and Rosa Anderson, for all the help and comfort they gave to Tom, and for Gentiva Hospice that allowed him to die at home with family.

Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. is handling the arrangements. For condolences please visit

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