3/19/1963 ~ 3/30/2018
Demar A. Hare, a life-long resident of Fillmore, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital in Provo.
He was born March 19,1963 to the late Kenneth and Doreen Hare. He is survived by his spouse, Valorie and his sons, Demar, Jr., Richard (Joell), Jared (Jordan), stepson Travis, and stepdaughter Stacey (Johnny) and 12 grandchildren.
He is also survived by his four brothers, Ron (Georgia), Garry (Dawn), Dave (Betty) and Jim (Connie). Preceding him in death were his parents, grandparents, his sister Julie, and sister-in-law Georgia.
Demar graduated from Millard High School in 1981. He then became a well known mechanic, auto body and paint technician, and repair shop owner. No job was too large or too small, no hour too late or too early. No one was turned away because of lack of funds.
Perhaps his most burning passion beyond that of raising of his sons and the helping of others was the cutting of firewood. Countless cords were cut over the years to heat the homes of family members, to warm hundreds of houses from Logan to Las Vegas, and to provide wood for numerous restaurants and smokehouses. He quietly donated untold cords of wood over the years to folks who couldn’t cut or afford the wood they needed. Recently, when his health prohibited him from working on cars or cutting wood, he developed a love for raising pigs and cattle. He looked forward every day to feeding and caring for his animals.
Demar also had a great love and respect for the peace and grandeur of the outdoors. Whether he was camping, hunting, fishing, picking pine nuts or just being out looking, he relished those experiences and especially enjoyed sharing them with family and friends. He was the consummate camp chef whether the menu was steaks or hotdogs. When he was around no one went hungry.
While to many Demar may have seemed to be an ornery, cantankerous, old coot, those who were fortunate enough to know him well were benefitted by his humor and his enormous capacity for giving and for helping others. Whether it be loaning a vehicle so stranded travelers could get home, working through the night to get someone on their way, pulling out someone stuck in the mud or snow, retrieving keys from a locked car, or just being willing to help in any way he could, Demar lived a life of service to others and demonstrated his selflessness and compassion on a daily basis.
The opportunity to express respect for Demar’s life and to offer condolences to the family will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on April 21st at the American Legion Hall in Fillmore.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Demar’s name to your local Ward or Stake’s fund for helping transient travelers in need.