Elvin S Harward "The Man", 82 passed away peacefully, November 19, 2019. Born November 5, 1937 to Devoyal Harward and Noma Howarth Harward.

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Survived By children, Elvin L (Sandy) Harward, Ricky Harward, Julie (Doug) Shelley, Lisa (Morgan) Black, Michael (Bobbie) Harward, Kathrine Harward, Clara Sue (Mike) Salazar. Sister in law Joyce Craig. 29 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by parents, stepparents Paul and Meda Craig. Wife Rosemary Harward. Siblings Nelda Ann (Bruce) Brooks, Nadine Craig, Duane Craig, Lagene Harward. Granddaughters Brandy and Angel Harward.

Dad was never one to hold still, he worked for Geneva Steel and Triple E insulation, He started and ran Tour Ice of Central Utah in 1972, he served in the National Guard from 1955 until he retired in 2001, he was sent overseas during Desert Storm, he also spent time in Panama and Alaska, along with numerous other places while serving with the Guard. Dad was a big BYU fan and would travel to football and basketball games whenever he could. He was also a huge Jazz fan & attended games whenever he could. He liked to fish and hunt and spend time outdoors. He loved to get his family together whether to eat & talk or to play ball. He stood behind his kids & grandkids in many ways either to help them learn to help themselves or to give advice when they were struggling to find answers on their own. He could be as sweet as the maple nut ice cream he loved or as hard as the ice he produced. He was the sweetest, smartest, kind hearted, meanest, most angry, short tempered man we've ever known, and we are going to miss him.

Funeral services will be November 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E 800 N Orem, Utah. Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday November 25 and Tuesday November 26 one hour prior to services.

Services

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Nov, 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
646 E 800 N
Orem, UT 84057

Viewing

Monday, Nov, 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
646 E 800 N
Orem, UT 84057

Life Story Info

Post Date

Nov 21, 2019

Personal Info

Age

82

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Military Affiliation

  • National Guard

Veteran

  • Operation Desert Storm

Worked For

  • Geneva Steel
  • Triple E Insulation
  • Tour Ice of Central Utah
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He was a tough old 'Cat', but if it weren't for him and his kids, Elvin and Rick I'm unsure where I might be. My experience with 'The Man' was in the 80's, he employed many of us 'aimless arrows' on his boys recommendation. More than once I thought Sr. and Jr. may just go at it..but it never happened..I can't thank Elvin Sr. enough for giving a lost kid a chance, and raising kids that actually raised me. Prayers and much appreciation to the family, and Thanks to his Boys for taking care of me.

cary Feb 05, 2020

I worked with him for many years, he was generous to all of his solders to a fault, he had a temper like a fire cracker but it was over very quickly and we all moved on, I have a picture of all of the old Loggies from Camp Williams hanging on my Den wall I think of him often, my deepest condolences to his wonderful family.

Michael R Mellenthin , KEARNS, UT, US Nov 25, 2019

I don’t think I would be who I am today without the influence of the Man In my life. He was always so hard on me, as a young man, I needed every bit of it; it taught me how to work hard. I owe my success in business to him, he will be missed.

Bryant Baxter , Lehi, UT, US Nov 22, 2019

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