Harold L. Canfield, affectionately known as “Jeff” by many, died June 27, 2013.
Harold enlisted in the army at an early age, and served in the 21st infantry, 24th division. He found himself throughout the Philippines, and Japan during his tour of duty. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he continued to serve as a reservist, while becoming a skilled lead burner in the industry. His quest to serve his country led him to re-enlist in the Air Force. Due to his exceptional abilities, he found a home with the 1369th photo squadron. This tour found him covering much of the world in the many aspects of his duties. It was during these travels that he met his wife in London, England. They were married in England in 1954 and traveled in his duties until his retirement at Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1974. Harold was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Cordelia; stepfather, Sherman; aunt Marie Fauss; and grandmother Lavernia Isner. Harold is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 59 years, his son Howard and grandsons James and Samuel along with both of their families.
Our heartfelt thanks reach out to his close friends, Dr. Brian Taber, the staff at the Lompoc Hospital and those at the Lompoc CCC for their care and compassion during this trying time.
Per “Jeff’s” wishes, there will be no formal service.