Michael Wayne Hearn

November 4, 1958July 3, 2019

Michael Wayne Hearn was born in Bakersfield, California on November 4, 1958 and departed this earth on July 3, 2019. We considered him a living miracle, after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer seven years ago, and each day that we were able to keep him with us was a blessing. We were constantly amazed and inspired by his determination to live life to the fullest. He could be seen every day at Ace Hardware in Rosedale, which he owned and managed, where he surrounded himself with customers, family, employees and inventory, all of which he loved and was so proud of. He had an enormous support system of family, and an abundance of friends who he considered as family: His wife, Melanie; children and their families- Michael and Sara Hearn, Christopher Hearn, Samantha and Charlie Layshot, Katie and Jeremy Baldwin, Danielle and Oscar Benitez and Logan Moneymaker. He has nine grandchildren and one on the way; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Steve West; mother, June Day, and father, Bill Hearn; so many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and so many friends, including his best friend and business partner, Marcy Dunstan. We are so grateful and thankful for the doctors and nurses who treated and encouraged Mike, and we praise God for taking him home peacefully and quickly. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church on stockdale Highway. A celebration of life will immediately follow.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Ken Sutton

July 12, 2019

My heart is broken. I met MIke in 1976. We have been friends ever since. He was not only a good friend, but also my employer. We had different opinions on things, but we always got through it and loved each other.
I remember the parties at your house. They were always awesome. Nancy had to drag me out because I wanted to stay with you. Rest in peace , my brother and I will see you soon.

Robert Vargas

July 10, 2019

Words can not express my sadness! May the comfort of god help you through this difficult time. Rest In Peace Mike, my friend! Love the Vargas family!🙏🏼🙏🏼

David Jones

July 8, 2019

Mike & I met in 1976 at Highland HS Bakersfield he was walking alone when this young lady approached him to go play tennis, in my mind he didn’t look like he wanted to go... so I stepped in and said “Hey dude you have Auto mechanics class right now” he said “oh ok let’s go”. That was his first day of school for him after moving down from Santa Rosa, Ca. We were best pals forever. ❤️ Love to the Hearn Family. David & Gina