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Hrand Arthur Duvalian

May 29, 1933 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Graveside services for Hrand Arthur Duvalian, 89, of Encinitas, California will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home.

Hrand Duvalian was first a humble servant of God and second a devoted husband of 67 years, father of three children, Ginger, Hrand II and Lance, grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 8. 

Hrand was born in New York by immigrant Armenian parents. He moved to Detroit as a young boy, then to LA with his family. He served in the air force during the Korean War as a munitions expert stationed in Shreveport, Louisiana. There he met Aliene Coleman, a Jefferson Texas native who would become the love of his life. Hrand was attending church in Shreveport and saw Aliene in the choir. It was literally love at first sight. They married the week she finished high school in the Presbyterian church they attended and together headed to his home in California to raise their family. 

Hrand was an engineer that could fix anything, a carpenter who made exquisite wood furniture, a lover of music and a gift of a deep bass singing voice that he shared even in his last days as a beautiful compliment to Aliene’s soprano, singing hymns, praise, and worship as well as their song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.

Their love story is told by family, friends and neighbors as Aliene single handedly cared for Hrand in his last years, reading him the Bible, singing, and caring for him.

He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. 

 

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