Obituary of David Ephraim Haralson |

Obituary of David Ephraim Haralson

A true gentleman has left us, but a special place in heaven has been reserved for him. With sadness, the family of David Ephraim Haralson, report his passing on Jan. 17, 2016. Dave was born on March 14, 1920 and lived a life full of

honor, integrity, compassion, and genuine kindness. He was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn; his parents, Will and Ora Haralson; and his sister Edith Marie. He leaves behind his two sons, Lou and Glenn; his grandson Bill; his two great-granddaughters, Claire and Audrey; his wife Doris; and many other extended family members and friends. Dave was born in Dallas, Texas, and came to California as a young man with $15 in his pocket. He lived in Southern California and then moved to Northern California where he bought his first home in Richmond after getting his real estate license. Later Dave and Evelyn moved to Santa Clara. They eventually retired to Grass Valley in 1982 after building a home.

Dave was a WWII Navy veteran who served on the first naval ship to respond to the Pearl Harbor attack. He recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to be honored for his service to our country. Dave worked for Ford Motor Company in Milpitas for 36 years. During his tenure, he never missed one day of work. He was proudly a Mason for over 50 years, and his membership and sponsorship enabled a young relative to receive excellent medical services through the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. All who knew Dave were impressed by his gentle spirit. He always seemed to have a twinkle for life and living and was gracious and selfless to those around him. His handshakes were firm; his hugs were tight. He shall be missed but remembered with much fondness and love. His lasting legacy of benevolent love will live on in those who were blessed and honored to have shared his life. There will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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