Promoted to glory
Promoted to glory
Major H. Reginald Peacock
Major Reginald Peacock, 90, was promoted to Glory on April 2, 2006, from Windsor, California.
Reg was born March 17, 1916 in Estevan, Saskachewan, Canada, one of nine children in a Salvation Army family. During his youth he worked in a sawmill. Reg married Ida Troke in 1937, and they were blessed with two children: Douglas and Joan. The Peacocks entered the training college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and were commissioned in 1940 with the Hold-Fast Session.
They served for 15 years as corps officers in Canada, with a tour of duty with the Canadian Auxiliary Services (equivalent to the USO). In Prince George, British Columbia, they worked closely with the USO, and the Salvation Army hall became home to many servicemen.
Majors Reg and Ida came to the United States in 1955 and served as corps officers in Aberdeen, Washington; El Paso, Texas; and Salinas, Bakersfield and Santa Barbara, California. Their last several appointments were in the Adult Rehabilitation Centers Command—Oakland, Fresno, San Bernardino and San Diego, California. They officially retired in 1981. After retirement Reg served as a volunteer for several years at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Services Prison in San Diego.
Reg is survived by Ida, his wife of almost 69 years; son, Major Douglas Peacock; daughter, Joan Arrasmith; and two granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 11 great-grandchildren, and two sisters.
A memorial service was held at the Santa Rosa Corps, with Captain Fred Rasmussen officiating.
Longtime Western Territory soldier Earl Walker, 89, was promoted to Glory on February 27, 2006, from the Desert Knolls Care Center, Victorville, California.
Earl was born December 13, 1916. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1940 and served in the Pacific during World War II as a coxswain on landing crafts. His last duty station was in Long Beach, California, where he met Eva Lee. They were married at the Congress Hall Corps in 1946 and were faithful soldiers there for many years.
Earl worked at Carter Hardware in Los Angeles, as well as 15 years with the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement in 1978, Earl and Eva moved to the Victor Valley, Calif., area and attended the Victor Valley Corps.
Earl is survived by his wife of 60 years, children Earline Paulson, Jim, Ron and David Walker, and seven grandchildren. A service of celebration was held at the Victor Valley Corps, with Captain Joseph Whipple officiating.