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WELTY, Daniel Charles We mourn the loss of Daniel Charles Welty, who passed away on Nov. 20, 2016 in Bakersfield, Calif. Dan was born on Oct. 7, 1940 in Glendale, Calif. to Mary Helen and Winston Welty and is preceded in death by both of his parents and three siblings, Janice Hollingshed, Diane Cox, and David Welty. Dan attended Covina High School where he was a standout runner for the track & field team. After graduating high school, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He would serve a total of eight years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was a hospital corpsman with the U.S. Marines during the war. Upon being honorably discharged from the military, Dan began what would be a 23-year career as an officer with the California Highway Patrol. In addition to serving in the patrol faithfully for more than two decades, he played on the CHP baseball team for several years, and made many lasting friendships among his fellow officers. Dan's passion for running found an outlet too in the annual CHP Barstow to Vegas marathons, and he also once ran the Boston Marathon with another officer, Scott Weldy. He retired from the CHP in 1991. In 1987, Dan and his wife, Nancy Welty, became the owners of Kwik Oil in Lancaster, a successful oil change business they managed until 2014. After his retirement from the CHP, Dan enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, especially long trips to the massive annual Harley Davidson motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D. with Scott and John. Dan liked restoring classic cars, playing golf - he was a member of the AV Country Club - and was a lifelong and faithful fan of the Oakland Raiders. Many will remember the amazing Super Bowl parties Dan and Nancy hosted at their home on Lowtree Ave. in Lancaster. And most Fri. nights (and most Sundays for brunch) Dan and Nancy were regular fixtures at El Toreo Mexican Restaurant, their favorite. Dan is survived by Nancy and his daughters, Melissa Welty of San Diego, and Debbie Welty of Bakersfield. Funeral services will be held 10am, Monday, November 28, 2016 at Joshua Memorial Chapel.

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