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SOUTHARD, Paul Lester
SOUTHARD, Paul Lester and Violet Marie Age 86, passed away April 7, 2013. He was born in Gilford, New Hampshire to Paul Alfred Southard and Esther Mary Sawyer. Paul served in World War II as a Merchant Marine. He worked as a salesman for Hopper Machine Works before opening his own company, Steel Supply in Lancaster, California. He enjoyed traveling, yard work, photography and word puzzles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Marie Prettol, the daughter of Enrico Prettol and Angela Bertolla. Violet passed away on January 3, 2013. As an executive secretary she worked for Great Lakes Carbon in Rosamond, California and for The Boeing Company in Lancaster, California. She was a skilled artist, enjoyed cooking and tending her flowers. They lived in Medford, Oregon for 15 years. They have seven children, 27 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

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