September 6, 1938 ~ September 10, 2009
Hulse, Frederick, a 55 year resident of Torrance (Los Angeles), California, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Gardena Memorial Hospital. He was surrounded by his family at the time of passing.
Fred was born on September 6, 1938 in Trona, California. Eventually moving into the Los Angeles area where he resided and graduated from George Washington High School in June 1956. He joined the Navy, November 16, 1956 and was HONORABLY discharged August 16, 1959. He received a Good Conduct Medal (First Award) August 16, 1959.
Fred is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Hulse, of 52 years. They met in junior high school, continued on as friends into high school and became high school sweethearts… celebrating their 52nd Anniversary on October 5, 2008. He is also survived by his children; sons, Mark Hulse of Torrance and Steve Hulse of Gardena and daughter Michelle Willemse of Redondo Beach and future son-in-law, Tom Grogan of Redondo Beach. Grandchildren; Tiffany Hulse, Heather Hulse, Christopher Willemse, Cory Willemse, Shelby Hulse and Valerie Steele. Great-grandson, Derrick Costello; brother, Charles Hulse and sister-in-law, Jeanne Hulse of Lake Forest. Nephews and families; Craig and Jan Hulse and daughters and Bradley and Carol Hulse and daughter, and Rick Moody and Tom Moody
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Garret Hulse and Deba Hulse and his grand-daughter Jennifer Hulse.
Fred worked in a machine shop founded by Craven Moody, his future-father-in-law, in 1954. He was a part-timer due to his Navy detail until 1959, when he went to work full-time for Moody Machine. In 1976, Fred purchased Moody Machine and it is currently family owned and operated.
In retirement, Fred and Carol enjoyed travelling around the United States with their friends. Their motor home was their home away from home. He loved to camp, fish, and golf, as well as, ride his bicycle, take walks, go to the beach and spend time with his friends and family. Whenever they were not travelling, Fred enjoyed puttering around the house, watering the grass, spending time with his family, having barbecues, playing pool with all his kids, grandkids and great-grandchild and just enjoying life. Oh, and there was always the 'honey do list' to take care of.
Everywhere Fred went, he made friends. He was an amazing person and touched the heart of everyone he met. He never had a bad word to say about anyone, he loved life and everyone in his life.
Fred was a hero to his family and we are all so proud to have had him in our lives as husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives….but we are grateful for the wonderful memories we will always have and will always make us smile.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests to make donations to the American Cancer Society. Maybe someday we can beat this horrible disease.
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