Rodney, age 82 of Murray, Utah, Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2023 at home. Born August 8,1940 in Salt Lake City to Verl Harper and Vivien Baxter Harper Scott. Our dad genuinely had a kind and giving heart and loved seeing his family happy and sharing memories and creating new ones. Dad taught us the value of hard work through his example, and was always willing to help and serve, if hard work was a cure-all Dad would have lived forever.

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Dad was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, faithfully serving in many callings including the bishopric, and serving a mission.

Dad is survived by his wife, Jinhong Cheng (Lily), daughter, Tamera Lee Holding (Rick), son Verl Rodney Harper (Kim), son Mark Morrell Harper, Lilly’s son Gang Yang (Gordon), grandchildren: Kimberley Cardon (Ben), Troy Holding, Sylvia Hugentobler (Ben), Cody Harper (Ella), Vandy Harper, and Chandler Sipe (Jacob), and his sister Carolann Ludlow, brother Michael Harper (Carol), sister Linda Costanza (Leanard), brother Neil Scott, and brother Bruce Scott. Dad was also loved and will be missed by all his great grandchildren.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Neil Scott, first wife and mother of his children Eileen Moffat Harper Orton, brother-in-law Keith Ludlow, grandson Rodney Verl Harper, grandson Richard Michael Holding, and great granddaughter Marielle Madeline Cardon.

Services are scheduled Monday, January 9th at 12 noon at the Winder Ward located at 4350 S. 1100 E, Millcreek, UT. Friends and family will be welcomed at a viewing at the Winder Ward on Sunday night, January 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment at the Holladay Memorial Cemetery. Those who wish to view the service online through Zoom may do so using the following link:

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Services

Viewing

Sunday, Jan. 08, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Winder 3rd Ward
4350 S. 1100 E.
Millcreek, UT

Viewing

Monday, Jan. 09, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Winder 3rd Ward
4350 S. 1100 E.
Millcreek, UT

Funeral Service

Monday, Jan. 09, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Winder 3rd Ward
4350 S. 1100 E.
Millcreek, UT

Graveside Service

Monday, Jan. 09, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Holladay Memorial Park
4900 S. Memory Lane
Holladay, UT

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Author

Tamera Holding

Post Date

Jan 05, 2023

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I love you so much I'm sorry I couldn't make you happy and proud I will always love you and appreciate you for adopting me at 3yrs old rip dad Mia Leigh McClure is your great granddaughters name and she is 4yrs old July 25th this year fairwell daddy.

Jessica Johannah Harper , Fort Wayne , IN, US Jan 30, 2023

I love you so much I'm sorry I couldn't make you happy and proud I will always love you and appreciate you for adopting me at 3yrs old rip dad Mia Leigh McClure is your great granddaughters name and she is 4yrs old July 25th this year fairwell daddy.

Jessica Johannah Harper , Fort Wayne , IN, US Jan 30, 2023

I love you so much I'm sorry I couldn't make you happy and proud I will always love you and appreciate you for adopting me at 3yrs old rip dad Mia Leigh McClure is your great granddaughters name and she is 4yrs old July 25th this year fairwell daddy.

Jessica Johannah Harper , Fort Wayne , IN, US Jan 30, 2023

I love you so much I'm sorry I couldn't make you happy and proud I will always love you and appreciate you for adopting me at 3yrs old rip dad Mia Leigh McClure is your great granddaughters name and she is 4yrs old July 25th this year fairwell daddy.

Jessica Johannah Harper , Fort Wayne , IN, US Jan 30, 2023

Rodney, I always think of you funny and witty words and deeds that make people around you laugh. Your simple and kind noble character deserves our respect. You are often busy in your backyard. Today you are tired and left us forever, rest in peace,. I miss you.

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, I always think of you funny and witty words and deeds that make people around you laugh. Your simple and kind noble character deserves our respect. You are often busy in your backyard. Today you are tired and left us forever, rest in peace,. I miss you.

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, I always think of you funny and witty words and deeds that make people around you laugh. Your simple and kind noble character deserves our respect. You are often busy in your backyard. Today you are tired and left us forever, I will miss you.

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

Rodney, 总是想起你滑稽又风趣的言行逗得周围人哈哈大笑,你朴实又善良的高尚品德值得我们尊重。你经常在你家后院忙忙碌碌,今天你累了,永远离开了我们,去了上帝身边,愿你一路走好。

Kylen Cheng Jan 08, 2023

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I am so blessed to have had you in my life. Always a kind smile anytime I saw you. I'll miss you very much.

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