Michael Luxton

Michael LuxtonMichael Luxton is the son of Larry Luxton (formerly of Frankfort, S.D.) and Naddlie Luxton (Pullman, formerly of Hitchcock, S.D.). Michael was born in Ridgecrest on Jan. 20, 1972.

Michael completed his secondary education in Ridgecrest. He attended Cerro Coso Community College for two years. He then transferred to California State University in Fresno, graduating in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree (and later a master’s degree from California State University, Northridge) in finance and taxation. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with Carpenter, Kuhn & Sprayberry Accounting Corp. in Bakersfield.

Shortly after joining the corporation in Bakersfield, Michael transferred to its office in Oxnard. He developed a portfolio of primary small businesses in the Oxnard-Ventura area resulting in his leaving Carpenter, Kuhn & Sprayberry for a job managing the finances of Callwave INC, a small communications software development company located in Santa Barbara. When Callwave INC decided to move its headquarters from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, Michael turned down the offer to move, then accepted a position as assistant controller for QAD (a public company) at company headquarters located in Santa Barbara. QAD is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning software applications for global manufacturing companies. Michael thoroughly enjoyed his job at QAD, in particular, his coworkers and the challenges associated with business in several worldwide countries.

Michael is survived by his parents Larry and Naddlie of Ridgecrest; brother. Brian Luxton of Maumelle, Ark.; niece, Jayla Luxton of Maumelle; and several cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his uncle, Gary Luxton; aunt Diane (Luxton) Freevert; and grandparents Leonard and Ergeine Luxton and William (Bill) and Mary Pullman.

— Submitted by the family of Michael Luxton

Story First Published: 2019-10-04