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Harold Touchstone Obituary
Harold Touchstone May 28, 1927 - April 5, 2013 Harold Touchstone was born on May 28, 1927, in Broken Bow, OK, to George and Lena Touchstone. He passed away April 5, 2013, in Bakersfield, CA. Although Harold was of Choctaw descent, he was the only child in the family with blonde hair and a light complexion, thus the nickname "Cottontop." Harold came to California in 1945 to work with his uncle, Lige Costilow, at DiGiorgio Farms in Lamont. Harold was always known for his strong work ethic and spent most of his working years as the produce manager at Food Village Market in Rexland Acres. Harold married the love of his life, Dorothy, on February 14, 1963; and they blended their families into a new family of seven. Harold and Dorothy spent many happy years together raising children, working hard, traveling the world, and enjoying their grandchildren until Dorothy's death in 2008. Throughout his life, Harold always had a strong love of his Savior Jesus Christ, and looked forward to the day he would meet his Savior and reunite with Dorothy. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings, and his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by five children, Debbie Touchstone of Bakersfield, CA, Steve Touchstone of Lawton, OK, Fred Plane (Sheila) of Bakersfield, CA, Elizabeth O'Dell (Glenn) of Lodi, CA, and Mike Plane (Phyllis) of Central Point, OR; one brother, Raymond Touchstone of Broken Bow, OK; and eight granddaughters. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Young and Nancy Park for their unwavering love and dedication to Dad, especially since Mom's passing; to Dr. David Agus and staff at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center for their kindness, love, and treatment of Dad over the past few years; and to the staff at Rosewood Retirement Community and Health Center for watching out for and caring for Dad over the past four years, but most of all for loving our dad. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd., officiated by Pastor Eddie Summers. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Funeral Home www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 13, 2013
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