Saturday, February 27, 2021

Duane Thaxton, BHS '67 (1949-2021)


Duane Leslie Thaxton 
January 26, 1949 - February 26, 2021 

Oh this is so heartbreaking... 

Hi Cathy, 

This is Duane's wife, Carolyn. I have sad news. 

Duane passed away in his sleep yesterday. He was fighting lymphoma but we didn't beat it this time. 

He always enjoyed talking about all of you and I always wondered why he stayed so close to friends from long ago. Then.....I met all of you and now I know. 

Due to Covid I'm not quite sure what I will do for a service but I wanted you to know about his passing. 

Carolyn Thaxton

Here's Duane at our 2013 Class Reunion in Burbank

Here's Duane when he Zoomed with his classmates last year
RIP my friend... you will be greatly missed 

Always makes me sad to loose another class mate, RIP Bulldog and safe journey.Really nice guy, my sincere condolences to you Carolyn and the family 🙏🏻

I am speechless! We just had Duane on one of our Zoom Meetings not too long ago! Duane was a sweetheart. He was so kind, smart & caring. A true gentleman! He loved animals; he had ten dogs all at one time! He had such a warm personality & smile! He loved his wife, Carolyn, and was so proud of her. My sister, Carol, & I had a very nice dinner with them in October, 2019. He sent me an email of condolences after Carol’s passing. God Bless you Duane. Heaven has gained another Bulldog Angel.
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I can’t believe that we have lost another classmate, as well as one of our specific zoom mates. I am at a loss for words...😢😢

I have only been able to Zoom a few times, but I did get the pleasure of seeing Duane again. So sad to see another classmate pass. 😢

I am so sorry to hear this unexpected and sad news! He was kind and caring, and a joy to have on our Zoom call. My condolences to his wife Carolyn.