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Herschel L. Bolton

March 3, 1929 June 1, 2019
Herschel L. Bolton
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Herschel L. Bolton of Vacaville, California, passed away in the early morning hours of June 1, 2019, at home with his family. His passing was peaceful as he stepped in to the arms of the Lord. Herschel is now singing tenor in the Heavenly choir.

Herschel was born in Norwood, Ohio March 3, 1929 and spent his childhood in Ohio and Kentucky.

After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he moved to California to attend college, meeting his wife Elizabeth in 1954 at a skating rink in Vallejo. They married in 1957 and were together until his death.

Herschel leaves behind his daughters, Karen Trollinger and Karol Magiera; grandchildren, Kelli Sechler, Jason Clark, Katie Kakos, Taylor Snedeker, Kourtney Magiera and Kylee Magiera; and great-grandchildren, Nathyn Sechler, Kennedy Kakos, Sawyer Kakos and Carson Geilfuss.

His daughter, Karla Snedeker has been awaiting her dad in Heaven since 2010.

Herschel was a well-respected educator in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and surrounding areas, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988.

Perhaps best known for his vocal and musical abilities, Herschel used his talent to serve the Lord his entire life. He directed the music for several churches in Fairfield and Vacaville, and often sang and played the piano or guitar for community groups. He sang his last solo in church on March 3, 2019, his 90th birthday. Fortunately, we can still hear him sing on the many recordings he made throughout his life.

Burial will be private at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Trinity Baptist Church, 401 W. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, California, with a reception immediately following at the church. For information on the service, contact the church at 707-448-5430.
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11:00 AM 6/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Baptist Church

401 W. Monte Vista
Vacaville, ca 95688

Trinity Baptist Church
401 W. Monte Vista Vacaville 95688 ca
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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