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Date published: 3/13/2014

Harold N. Poulsen

Retired Navy Capt. Harold N. Poulsen, 97, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was born and raised in Dayton, Wash. He retired in Williamsburg in 1970, after 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He later lived in Melbourne, Fla., before moving to Fort Worth in 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruth D. Poulsen. He is survived by his three children, Christine L. Silkensen of Fredericksburg, Keith N. Poulsen of Oak Hill and Karen P. Chichester of Fort Worth; sister Doris Bly of North Hills, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.

Memorial gifts may be made to the USS Slater DE766, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Box 1926, Albany, NY 12201.