AUGUST “AUGIE” JOSEPH HAPP passed away peacefully at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. Although he was born in Salinas, CA, Augie grew up and went to school in Gilroy.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in China, India in the 184th Infantry. During his military service, he earned high honors in marksmanship; among his other duties, he actually WAS the “Bugle Boy from Company B.”
Augie’s paving construction business took him all over California and Nevada through the years. He retired in Pahrump in the early 1990s.
Augie was preceded in death by a son, August Joseph “Joe” Happ IV and a daughter, Michelle Turocy.
He is survived by children, Franc (Kathy) Happ of CA, Kathy (John) Hopkins of CA, John (Kelly) Happ of CO, Kristin Happ of NV, Don (Holly) Happ of IN and Karl Happ of WA state; sixteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his sister, Agnes and his brother, Henry, both of CA.
He had a grand Celebration of Life service at the Pahrump Senior Center where he was well loved.