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Harold Burchett

 

Last updated 10/2/2008 at Noon

Harold Burchett

Harold Burchett passed away peacefully on September 18, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old.

He was born in Van Wert, IA, on September 26, 1920, to William and Bessie Burchett. After the death of his mother when he was 7, he was raised by various relatives; at the age of 17, Harold joined the Marine Corps. After his enlistment ended, he sent for his sweetheart back in Iowa, Margaret Chipp, and they were married in February 1940.

Harold and Margaret settled in Fallbrook in 1941, managing the Henry Fonda Ranch in Stewart Canyon. Their first son, Gary, was born while they wer...



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