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LIVINGSTON — Harold Wilcoxson, 94, renowned ice cream maker, of Livingston, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, surrounded by the love of his closest friends. Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory.

A celebration of Harold’s life will be held in the next weeks.

Harold was born on April 15, 1923, in Livingston. He was the only child of Carl and Harriett Esther (Swingley) Wilcoxson. He received his education in Livingston and was a graduate of the Park County High School Class of 1941. He followed that by attending Kinmen Business University in Spokane, where he earned a certificate in electronics repair.

Harold entered active military service in the United States Navy on Sept. 15, 1942, and served his country during WWII. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Quincey serving as an electronics chief. He received an Honorable Discharge on Sept. 10, 1951.

Harold’s family had operated Wilcoxson’s candy store and Ice Cream Shop since 1912. Harold took over with his mother as the co-owners when his father died in 1967 and then sole owner when mom passed in 1981. Harold could but still be found at the shop every day. 

Hardworking, kind and generous, Harold was a private man who cared deeply for those closest to him. He loved speed all of his life and enjoyed racing.

Surviving Harold is his Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream family who were his closest companions and so much more than employees.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Esther Wilcoxson.

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