ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Harold Tollerup. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Damian Ellis on March 8, 2022
My Husband, Charles, and I always enjoyed our time spent with Harold.
He was so positive and full of energy and had such a zest for life! We enjoyed seeing him in Sun Valley over the years and even met up with him and his Daughter, Marta, in Hawaii once.
I know Harold is deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was a great man. Our condolences to the family.
Posted by David Hutchinson on March 5, 2022
I was so sorry to see that Harold had passed. We met at the very early stages of creating the Valley Club and I can honestly say that every time I saw him and spoke to him from that day forward, he brightened my day.

As a fellow Founder and business partner, Harold was as good as it gets. He was honorable, trustworthy, intuitive, and always fair. As a friend, the same applied.

After navigating through the complex transaction that eventually founded The Valley Club, I always trusted Harold's council when we shared other information about other deals that we were separately involved in. He was a true entrepreneur that I admired for his creativity and impeccable integrity.

I will miss Harold Tollerup and the world was a better place for having had him here.
Posted by Karen Rossi on March 2, 2022
Kris and family.
So sorry to hear of your great Dad, Harold, passing. You know how much I enjoyed knowing him, and your dear Mom, Barbara. My last memory of him is a dance we shared at the Jazz Festival, in Sun Valley. I know he will be missed by all that knew him. The great old timers are so special. My deepest condolences to all of you.
With great fondness,
Karen
Posted by Daughter Janna on July 9, 2021
It is a sad thing to write about my father because he has passed away. I left home (CA) before I turned 20 so we had an over the phone relationship for a long time. The last 25 years we pretty much spoke weekly, sometimes more because I just needed to chit chat with my dad! I miss these calls so much; I miss his voice… I love you Dad.

He loved getting together with his friends to visit, golf, play tennis, and ski (water and snow). He enjoyed hosting parties/ bar-b-ques and they were always lots of fun. He loved taking off with my mom and traveling to Europe, Hawaii or closer to home like Sun Valley, ID. My dad taught me to water and snow ski, oh what fun memories!

He had a big heart and loved to meet new people. He wanted to always see the good in people, honored the handshake and trusted others to a point of recklessness. I cherish the friendship we developed over the years and as I got to know him better, beyond being my father, I realized what a mixture, of personality traits, I am of dad and mom. It makes me laugh.

I made a promise to myself that when I have a fleeting thought ‘oh I need to call dad…’ I won’t be sad but be thankful for the wonderful and loving relationship we had.

Miss you.
Posted by Daughter Marta on July 5, 2021
I love and miss you Dad. I miss your laugh, you bullheaded optimism, your big heart. One of the best things I ever learned from you is to never let your age define you as old. You snow skied and golfed and climbed mountains well into your 80s. This will always be an inspiration to me. 

You were ever the entrepreneur from the time you were just a kid to the last days of this life you were thinking about and doing business. You could come up with 15 different ways to structure a deal and you always always tried to be fair to everyone involved.

You have inspired me to go out and live my life big and that is exactly what I am doing. Thank you forever Dad. Love Marta

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Posted by Damian Ellis on March 8, 2022
My Husband, Charles, and I always enjoyed our time spent with Harold.
He was so positive and full of energy and had such a zest for life! We enjoyed seeing him in Sun Valley over the years and even met up with him and his Daughter, Marta, in Hawaii once.
I know Harold is deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was a great man. Our condolences to the family.
Posted by David Hutchinson on March 5, 2022
I was so sorry to see that Harold had passed. We met at the very early stages of creating the Valley Club and I can honestly say that every time I saw him and spoke to him from that day forward, he brightened my day.

As a fellow Founder and business partner, Harold was as good as it gets. He was honorable, trustworthy, intuitive, and always fair. As a friend, the same applied.

After navigating through the complex transaction that eventually founded The Valley Club, I always trusted Harold's council when we shared other information about other deals that we were separately involved in. He was a true entrepreneur that I admired for his creativity and impeccable integrity.

I will miss Harold Tollerup and the world was a better place for having had him here.
Posted by Karen Rossi on March 2, 2022
Kris and family.
So sorry to hear of your great Dad, Harold, passing. You know how much I enjoyed knowing him, and your dear Mom, Barbara. My last memory of him is a dance we shared at the Jazz Festival, in Sun Valley. I know he will be missed by all that knew him. The great old timers are so special. My deepest condolences to all of you.
With great fondness,
Karen
his Life

When Just a Kid

Harold grew up on a dairy farm so the source of the manure will be obvious.

When Harold was still just a child he started a manure sacking and selling business.  Cameo Dairy Farm bottled its own milk and sold it cash and carry style and through home delivery milk routes in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California.  Consequently there was a constant stream of customers and manure for Harold's manure business.  When he got just a little older Harold could use the dump truck to deliver a whole load of cow dung to someone.  Once he dumped a whole load on the front yard of the wrong house.  Oops!  Drive away quick.

Harold wanted a swimming pool and his father made the mistake of saying, "if you dig the hole, I will finish the pool."  Harold organized his friends and the neighborhood kids into a digging brigade.  With the help of one of the farm horses pulling a big scrapper the kids dug the pool hole.  The was completed and I swam in it as a small child.

When Harold was just starting high school he and his best friend began a lawncare service.  They did so well that eventually the best friend and his father bought Harold out.

While still in high school Harold was already milking a string of cows by hand and helping to run the dairy.

Being well versed in business and helping run the dairy became very important later because Harold's mother died in a car accident when he was 16 and his father passed away when Harold was 19.  His father spent the last year of his life teaching Harold all he could about every aspect of running the cash and carry and taking care of the cows.  Harold told me he was never so scared as when he came home from his father's funeral and had the weight of all that responsibility settle on his shoulders.  He had a little brother, Carroll, to take care of too.  Thankfully Harold's father had the foresight to select 2 excellent guardians for his children.  They were instrumental to Harold's success.  These guardians remained close to Harold throughout their lives.

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