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Merced Sun Star
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1990

Ira Heald
Retired engineer

MARIPOSA - Ira Henry Heald, who worked for 25 years as a building inspector for the Los Angeles County Engineering Department, died Saturday in a Modesto hospital He was 74.

Mr. Heald was born in What-Cheer, Iowa. He served as a lieutenant in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945.

He was a B-25 instructor. Mr. Heald lived in Mariposa for 19 years.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel E. (Fischer) Heald of Mariposa; a son, William C. Catlin of Garden Grove; two sisters, Mary Hawkins and Verna Cope, both of Ohio; five grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mariposa Funeral Home, 9th and Bullion Streets, Mariposa.