Donald Glenn Harvey Celebration of Life
Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle, and Friend, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022. He was 88 years young and was surrounded by loved ones.
Donald (Don) was born April 11, 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona to Iva May Hastings and Kindred Elijah Harvey. His father was the lead farmer serving and supporting the residents of a mental health facility until Don was seven years old. We believe this is where he developed the passion for gardening, his love for food and his appreciation for Native American Culture, especially jewelry and art. Later Don’s parents then moved the family to Blythe, California.
From 1954-1957, he served as a missionary in the Texas, Spanish-American Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While there he served as district president of the McAllen Texas District. This passion carried throughout his entire life, leading him to fulfill three more missions with his beloved wife, Jean. Don was a truly devoted missionary and passionately extended his wisdom and service to all throughout his life. He was also a temple worker for many years.
Don met his sweetheart, Alice Jean Fenton (Jean) at BYU while both were students at the University. They were married on December 19, 1959 in the Los Angeles, California Temple. Their love, light and devotion for one another was and is tangible. Don loved flowers and often gave bouquets to Jean for the many birthdays and anniversaries they celebrated during their 62 years
Don taught school for 10 years in Blythe, California where his seven children were born. He also owned his own HVAC and mobile home business in Blythe. They moved their family to Springville, Utah in 1980. He was an entrepreneur at heart and had many successful businesses including Harvey Heating and Air Conditioning, and Dryer Vent Cleaning, the latter of which is still operating and being run by his son, Brent Harvey. Don and Jean also owned and operated the Villa movie theater in Springville for six years.
He taught his children the love of work and gardening. In his latter years, he became an avid bee keeper, chicken whisperer and wood turner. Don had his own honey jars labeled with “Papa Don’s Honey”, which he gave to loved ones to their delight.
He had a stroke November 2, 2019 where he was paralyzed on the left side of his body and wasn’t able to walk on his own again.
He loved and adored his wife, Jean. He made sure she was taken care of and loved. She read the scriptures to him every morning on the phone. We loved him dearly and he will be missed.
We would like to thank all those who served and loved Don, especially Legacy Assisted Living, Yarrow Hospice, and his devoted family.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Jean Harvey and seven children:
Brent Harvey (Sara), Susan McGhie (Brian), Clark Harvey (Jennifer, and former wife Michelle Spilker), Linda Peterson (Bryan), Sally Harvey (Darren Rosenstein), Tesha Stone (Jeremiah), and Rachel Jones (Brian).
Suzanne Thomas (Michael), Benjamin Harvey (NaRhea Juchau), Adam Harvey (Courtney), Jacob Harvey (Tasha), Zachariah Harvey, Joseph Harvey, Devin McGhie, Tasha Chambers (JC), Megan Major (George), Jared McGhie, Chad Harvey (Kim), Danielle Green (Kolton), Nicole Dadivas (Martin), Amanda Ballish (Nathan), Camille Harvey, Michael Harvey, Trevor Beede, Austin Beede, Millie Rosenstein, Remington Rosenstein, Alice Stone, Porter Stone, Chaliece Zafra (Robert), Kendon Jones, Aspen Crockett (Bradley), Ryder Jones.
Caitlin Thomas, McKell Thomas, Rylee Thomas, Carter Thomas, Arden Harvey, Abigail Harvey, Kinsie Harper, Aiden Rubio, Oaklie Green, Paityn Green, Carter Ballash, Leonidus Ballash, Emre Zafra
Lorel Harvey, Evelyn Curry (Jim), Johan Dorough, Al Harvey
Preceded in death:
His parents Kindred and Iva Harvey, brothers Denzil Harvey and Ray Harvey, grandson Kenneth Drew Beede, and son in law, Kenneth Hamstead Beede.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 235 E. 550 N. Springville, Utah. Viewing at 9:30am, celebration at 11:00am. Internment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville following the service. A luncheon will be served afterwards for the family at the church.
To view the service remotely, go to Spring Creek Mortuary Facebook page.
Condolences can be offered at springcreekmortuary.com.