Rolland ‘Doc’ Belcher
Rolland “Doc” Belcher passed away Thursday evening at his home on Lake Mexia. Doc was born in Nevada, Iowa on Feb. 16, 1933, to Clark and Evelyn Belcher. Doc joined the United States Navy at the age of 17, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Navy in 1971 and made his home in Wahiawa, Hawaii with his wife, Pauline, and three children, Dwayne, Teresa and Beverly. He worked as a contractor for the U.S. Weather Service in Hawaii for many years and for FOPCO Construction Company before his retirement in 1994. He was a Catholic and served as a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. His Pauline passed away in 1992 after 40 years of marriage.
After retirement in 1994, Doc moved to Lake Mexia and spent time traveling on the U.S. mainland, reconnecting with family and friends. During his travels, he visited with his high school sweetheart, Barbara, who husband had also passed away. After a year of courtship, Doc and Barbara were married and spent the next 16 years traveling the United States and making their home in Omaha, Neb., and Lake Mexia. Barbara passed away in Omaha in January 2013.
Doc was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline; his second wife, Barbara; and his son, Dwayne.
He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Price and husband Rick, of Lake Mexia, and Beverly DeGuzman and husband Michael, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; stepson Scott Gauger and wife Mary, of Omaha, Neb.; stepdaughter Jean Buick, of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren Michele DeGuzman and Joshua DeGuzman, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Shannon Buick, Jessica Buick, Dillion Buick and Matthew Gauger, all of Omaha, Neb., Mellissa Cominski and husband David, of Austin, Brandon Price and wife Angie, of Vancouver, Wash., and Christopher Price and wife Cheryl, of Mililani, Hawaii; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
There will be a private blessing on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the home of Rick and Teresa Price, with funeral services pending in Hawaii. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu.
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