Donald Eugene Qualls was born March 28, 1930 in Redondo Beach, California. He peacefully passed away on February 5, 2017 in his favorite “blue chair” in his beloved home on his ranch in Clovis, CA from Alzheimer’s complications.
Don graduated from Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School in 1948. He served four years in Air Force Intelligence.
He married Frieda A. Horensma on May 12, 1956 and was happily married to her until her passing on January 26, 2007. They are survived by their two sons and their wives, Mark & Martha Qualls and Matt and Stephney Qualls; their daughter and son-in-law Donna and Rick Simpson; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 8 great grandchildren, extended family and many good friends.
Don had a second chance at love when he met and then married Carol Ann Stayton on May 16, 2009. They had a lively, loving marriage until Carol passed away on January 17, 2017. They are survived by Carol’s 3 daughters and their families.
Don is pre deceased by his parents Adrian & Gladys Qualls, his 3 brothers, Richard, Ralph and William and his sister Phyllis Arvidson.
Don was an insurance broker for over 60 years and he founded Qualls & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. He enjoyed family time and gatherings at his home as well as camping, fishing, his Arabian horses and “horsing around”.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Don, Frieda and their family have been battling Alzheimer’s disease since Frieda’s and subsequently Don’s diagnosis.
Services will be held at Clovis Veterans Memorial District on February 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M.
Located at 808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612