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William Harding Peck


1920 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Harding was born in Oklahoma on September 14, 1920 to Bill and Mabel Adams Peck. He entered eternal rest November 23, 2010 in Torrance, California. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of sergeant while fighting in the South Pacific. He was transported on various ships, including one that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Returning home from WWII, he settled in California near his brother, Hubert and sister-in-law, Ruth. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 26 years, retiring when the Pico Rivera plant closed. During this time, he married Virginia Fore and had a daughter, Kathy. Retirement brought on time for travel, Dodger games, and conquering the kitchen while Virginia continued to work. Harding was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; brother, Hubert; and great nephew, Dallas. He is survived by daughter, Kathy; sister, Glenda; nephews, Glenn (Nicole), Dan (Lisa) and Durward (Jane); nieces, Debbie (Dennis), and Sharon (Bill); great nephews, Michael, Matthew (Nadia), Danny, David, Justin, Shannon (Christina) and Mark; great nieces, Katie, Kimberly, Natalie, and Lydia; great great nieces, Paige, Valerie, Anika, and Elise; great great nephew, Eugene; and grandcat, Little Girl. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, December 2nd at Rose Hills, and funeral will be at 3pm on Friday, December 3rd at the Rainbow Chapel, Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, CA with graveside to follow.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 1, 2010
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