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 Lenos Hippen11/07/2016
Lenos Aretha (Hippen) Whisler (83) of Bakersfield, passed away on November 13, 2016, surrounded by her beloved family.

Lenos was born on November 8, 1933, the only child of John Christian (b.Feb 1, 1897-d.Feb 21, 1950) and Amie Hippen, in Knoxville, Iowa. She always believed she grew up in the best of places at the best of times. Lenos graduated from Knoxville High School where she was active in basketball.

On June 18, 1950, she married her sweetheart David L. Whisler of 52 years. In 1953 they moved to Bakersfield, Ca. where they remained.

They were blessed with 5 beautiful children who were the center of her world. For many years, Lenos was a bookkeeper for Robert Thomason Construction. After retiring to Alta Sierra, she continued bookkeeping for local companies and sold real estate.
Lenos was devoted to her family who was the great joy of her life. She loved to travel.

Trips to Lake San Antonio on the pontoon boat, Las Vegas with her husband, and camping at Pismo Coast Village were among her many favorites. Family gatherings were very special to Lenos. She treasured every moment at the cabin and every holiday celebration.

Lenos’s idea of fun was watching college basketball, football, golf, tennis, and horse racing. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, Yahtzee, cards, and dining out.

Lenos had a deep and abiding faith, loved her Lord and Savior, and tried to live by example for her loved ones.

Lenos was a cancer survivor of 15 years and grateful for the loving care of her family, doctors, and The Lord’s healing.
Lenos was preceded in death by her loving husband David, (b.Jan 20, 1931-d.Apr 2, 2003) her beloved son Randy Layne, (b. Mar 9, 1956-d. Oct 1, 1984) her parents John and Amie Hippen, Mom and Dad Whisler, and four-legged companion “Sassy”.

Those left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy of love, are her treasured children, Dava and husband Charles Tufts, Cheri and husband Mike Caterlin, Lori Gonzales, Scott and wife Kathleen Whisler, Linda Whisler and Larry and wife Beth Wyatt. Her precious 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Lenos Hippen
Her final message,
I love you so, so much.
God Bless You Always”

A special thank you to Optimal Hospice, and in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Optimal Foundation. Services will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary on Monday, November 21, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 17, 2016