March 4, 1923 - November 19, 2015
Prescott Wilder Gould passed away on November 19, 2015 peacefully at his residence at Alexander Court, Santa Barbara. He was 92 years old. Prescott was born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 4, 1923, son of Richard Hartshorn Gould and Anna Katherine Spencer Gould. He was the youngest sibling to Anne, Richard, and Frances Gould. His family moved from Boston to Long Island, New York. Prescott returned to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College, graduating in 1948. Prescott proudly served in the Marine Corps in World War 2 as an aviator and fighter pilot, from 1944 to 1946, retiring at the rank of Captain. He met, fell in love with, and married Julia (Jan) O’Neal in 1952, enjoying a blessed 54 years of marriage. Prescott joined American Express in 1948, and in 1962 the family moved to Sunningdale, Berkshire, England where he remained for almost 20 years. He then followed his dream by moving to Santa Barbara in 1981. He worked with the Chamber of Commerce for several years. He also was an avid golf player, frequenting both Sandpiper and Community Golf Courses. Prescott is survived by four of his children: Allen, Richard, Spencer (and Cynthia) and Carolyn (and Ted). Also his four beloved grandchildren, Allie and Gabe Kaster and Adrian and Anne Wilder Gould. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Julia O’Neal Gould and son, Jonathan Gould. He also fondly remembered his faithful dog, Daphne. The family would like to thank the staff at Wood Glen Hall and Alexander Court for their kind and compassionate care of Prescott over the past several years. The family is holding a private memorial service and would also like to thank the funeral home Welsh-Ryce-Halder. Please visit their website if you would like to contact the family or leave a message.
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