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Herman Townsend

March 6, 2011 by

Herman Townsend, 95, went to be with the creator on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Surprise Valley Hospital in Cedarville, Calif.
He was born to Albert and Nellie Townsend March 28, 1915. He attended school in Fort Bidwell, Clif. then at the age of 13, he attended Sherman Indian School in Riverside, Calif. from which he graduated as a certified dry kiln operator.
He married Bertha DeGarmo and from this union they were blessed with six children.
Herman was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  Everyone who knew him, knew he was an honorable, hardworking generous and loving person.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha Townsend; his parents; son Bobby Townsend; brothers Ross Townsend, Bevis Townsend, Clayton Townsend and Reggie Townsend; sisters Juanita McGowan, Beatrice Pollard and Thelma Sheldon;grandsons Tyler Glen Townsend and Michael Oudie Cochran; great-granddaughter Rianna Townsend.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law Louis and Anetta Townsend of Seattle, Wash. and Randy and Valeen Townsend of Beatty; son Fred Townsend; daughters Charolotte “Hush” Brown of Fort Bidwell and Elizabeth Ann Cochran of Fort Bidwell; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Jimmy LameBull of Fort Bidwell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Fort Bidwell Reservation Gymnasium.  Burial followed at the Fort Bidwell Cemetery.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.

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