8/8/1927 ~ 2/3/2022
Stanley 0. Harmon, 94, of Holden, Utah passed away peacefully at home, in the same house in which he was born, on February 3, 2022 from incidence of old age. He was born August 8, 1927 in Holden, Utah to Hazel Ellen Wood and Owen Milo Harmon. He married Joy Merline Bennett on November 2, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.
He was drafted in the army towards the end of WWII, then attended college in Cedar City, UT. It was there that he learned to develop his skill and love of working and building with wood. He was instrumental in the building of the Holden Ward Church. Later in life, he picked up the hobby of making wooden spoons and enjoyed giving them to anybody with whom he came in contact.
He farmed for most of his life and was also employed at Kimball’s in Fillmore, and Brush Wellman in Delta. He and Joy were asked to work as the custodians for the Holden Ward Church and served there for 18 years. He also enjoyed traveling in their camper, to camp, hunt, fish, and visit family.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. He and Joy served a mission to Nauvoo, where they made many close friends. Upon returning home, he and Joy were called to serve in the Manti Temple, which they did for nearly 10 years.
In 1976, he and Joy had the opportunity to welcome Karl Clark, a Lamanite Placement student into their home. He has continued to be a great blessing in the lives of all the family.
He has cherished memories and friendships with all his friends and neighbors, especially his hunting, fishing and camping buddies, those with whom he served in church callings, the Holden Volunteer Fire department and Town Council. He was a friend to everyone he met.
Stanley is survived by his children, Suzanne (Thane) Hillestad, Holden, UT; Clair (Ellen) Harmon, Holden UT; Donna (Vern) Cotterell, Orem, UT; John O. (Jen) Harmon, St. George, UT; Karl (Hilary) Clark, Las Vegas, NV. Fourteen grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Preceded in Death by his wife, Joy Harmon, parents, and sisters, Dale Anderton, Verl Christensen, and Geniel Wilson.
A public viewing will be held Sunday evening in the Holden Ward Chapel from 6-7pm and Monday from 10-ll am, followed by a graveside service at the Holden Town Cemetery.