[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 04:15:26 :

Independent Journal
Wednesday, March 5, 1980


The funeral service for Harold L. Pope, 62, of Santa Rosa, a former resident of Marin, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Eggan & Lance Mortuary, Santa Rosa.

Pope, a retired machinist for the American Can Co. in San Francisco, died Sunday at a Santa Rosa hospital after an illness.

Pope, a square dance caller, was a member of the Northern California Square Dancers and a former member of the Good Sams, a recreational vehicle club. He was a caller for the Western Twirlers in Colma and Squaws and Paws in Novato.

He served in the Army during World War II. Pope was a native of Arkansas who had been a 10-year resident of Novato before moving to Santa Rosa in 1975.

Surviving are his wife, Odette Pope of Santa Rosa; a daughter, Odette Diane Orsi of Martinez; a son, Mac R. Mecham of San Rafael; a brother, Cleo Pope of Arkansas; four daughters, Edith LaGrande of Nice, Lake County, Ruby Blankenship of Missouri, Lucille McDaniels of Texas and Lillian Fostine of Oakland; and two grandchildren.

Private burial will be at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma. The family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the Marin Chapter, American Heart Association.

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A Death Notice in the same paper adds that he was the father-in-law of Fred T. Orsi and Lise Mecham, and grandfather of Cindy Orsi and Sean Mecham.

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