OBITUARY

Douglas Erling Halverson

March 31, 1930January 6, 2019
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Douglas Halverson passed away January 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland. He was born March 31, 1930 in Three Rivers, Michigan. At the age of 13, Doug was awarded the “Safety Cup” by the Governor of Michigan in 1943 and later became an Eagle Scout with Troop 109. He Graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1948 and from Western Michigan University in 1954 with a BA in Science. He continued his education and received a Master of Arts. Doug served in the Air Force Reserves at Selfridge and Briggs AFB from 1950-1954. He was honorably discharge as an Airmen 1st class. He began his teaching career as a high school teacher, then was promoted to Principal at the Andrews School in Michigan. He journeyed with his family from the mid-west to Montclair California in 1960 to continue his teaching career. This began with Emerson Jr High and then continued to the Bonita School District where he was principal at Ramona Junior High and Lone Hill Junior High. He retired from full-time teaching in 1990, yet continued to teach at Webb School and Oak Tree Day School for several more years. Doug is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carmen; his sister, Mary Couper; and sister-in-law, Pat Halverson as well as 3 children; Doug Halverson (Shelley), Kathi Halverson, and David Halverson (Cathy), and 4 step-children, Al Arrosagary (Renee), Martin Arrosargary, Jacquie Harris, and Karen Vasquez (Daniel). He was a beloved grandfather to 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers, Philip and Stuart Halverson; son, Joseph Halverson; and grandson, Joey Halverson. Doug was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and a member of LeRoy Boys Home and Bonita Unified School’s PTA. He had many hobbies. He was a fierce Tennis player and loved building his HO model trains for his grandchildren’s enjoyment. He also performed with the Claremont Chorale. Doug was a man of many talents that lived his life to the fullest, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held at: St Josephs Catholic Church 877 N. Campus Ave. Upland, Ca. 91786 Saturday, January 26th at 9:00am

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to City of Hope.

  • FAMILY

  • Carmen Halverson, Wife
  • Doug (Shelley) Halverson, Son
  • Katheryn Halverson, Daughter
  • Joseph Halverson, Son
  • David (Cathy) Halverson, Son
  • Al (Rene) Arrosagaray, Son
  • Martin Arrosagaray, Son
  • Jacqueline Harris, Daughter
  • Karen (Dan) Vasquez, Daughter
  • Mr. Halverson also leaves 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Rosary Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Douglas Erling Halverson

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Steve and Ruth Anne Benson

January 25, 2019

Doug was a good neighbor, good friend, and all-round good guy. Steve will miss the chats they had when they were taking trash barrels to the curb. We would watch their house when they were away (collect the mail, newspapers, bring in trash barrels . etc.) and they would do the same for us when we were gone. Doug really saved Steve's bacon one day when Steve accidently locked Ruth in the back yard of their home and left to do some shopping. After about two hours a neighbor saw Ruth waving a broom over the gate and came over to see what was going on. Doug saw the neighbor approaching our house and came over to investigate. Doug assessed the situation (our gate was padlocked) and he fetched a bolt cutter from his garage, cut off the padlock, and Ruth was free. Ruth was forever grateful to Doug (it was over 100 degrees that day) and Doug was our hero. Ruth was so happy to be free that she did not make Steve sleep in the dog house but he did sheepishly beg her pardon (over and over). Lucky Steve, Doug saved the day (and our marriage).
After living next door to Doug for over 18 years our friend (and hero) will be greatly missed.
Steve and Ruth

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