In Memory: Harold Robert Tupper

Harold was born in Lynwood, California in 1970. Growing up, Harold was one to seek new adventures. He was glad to be out of high school so he could experience the world. Harold briefly served his country by joining the Marines, but decided that was not a life he wished to follow. Soon he went to vocational school to learn the welding trade. Harold’s skills grew over his lifetime and he obtained the title of Master Welder. Harold took pride in his work and gave nothing less than 100% to it at all times.

In his 20s, Harold was a member of many car clubs and took pride in his customized vehicles.

Harold met his wife Rebeka and they lived briefly in New York where Harold worked as a welder building playground equipment. Moving to Arizona in 1995, Harold had a job building enclosed trailers for the rest of his life.

Harold and Rebeka have two daughters. Ashlyn (26) and Carsyn (17). The family enjoyed camping trips to Oak Creek, AZ, trips to Disneyland, and attending concerts.

Harold was strong for prevention of child abuse and the slogan “We are all the same” (he was a fierce advocate for equality).

Harold was baptized and joined P.P.C. in 2011. If any of his three women had a part in the worship service, Harold’s smiling face was in the church pew.

Harold passed away August 24, 2019 at the age of 49. Harold was quiet, not tooting his own horn. Had we known of his welding skills, we would have been on the phone for him to put on his welding helmet and help us with some metal jobs.

Harold is missed but not forgotten. Thank you Harold for you time at Peoria Presbyterian Church.

From your Church Family,

Ken Johnson