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Obituary of Harold Rothchild

Harold Rothchild

Grass Valley resident Harold “Loren” Rothchild passed away on Oct. 11, 2014, with family members by his side at the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif.

There will be a celebration of life for Loren at the Buttermaker’s Cottage at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, Calif., from noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25.

Loren was born on March 25, 1932, in Ione, Kan., and was the second of Harold and Ethel Rothchild’s seven children. Loren met his future wife, Nona Nelson, in Auburn, Calif., and they were married in 1961.

During his career, Loren was employed as a private contractor on Wake Island, owned and operated the Jolly Roger Lanes in Grass Valley, and created his own business crafting and distributing scenic picture clocks throughout the western states.

Loren and Nona spent much of their leisure time traveling throughout the United States, including a coast-to-coast motorcycle excursion. They especially enjoyed viewing historical points of interest and visiting state and national parks during their travels.

He enjoyed bowling, having family and friends over for barbecues and reunions, and cooking up his special recipes during family campouts.

Loren is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Don Rothchild, Larry (Kathy) Rothchild, Betty (Leo) Howell, Bonnie Neep and Denise Carillo; eight children, Jerry Rothchild, Cindalee (Gary) Bard, Linda Beckman, Mike Nelson, Jim Rothchild, Lesa (Terry) Jones, Lana (CJ) Rist and Jeffrey Rothchild; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and long-time family friends Harley and Helen Poole.

Loren is preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Nona; his parents Harold and Ethel Rothchild; grandson Jimmy Rothchild; granddaughter Kia Traylor; and great-granddaughter Dakota Traylor.


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