Donald Glenn Harvey passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022. He was 88 years old.
Donald (Don) was born April 11, 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona to Iva May Hastings and Kindred Elijah Harvey. His father was a farmer serving the residents of a mental health facility until Don was seven years old. We believe this is where he developed the passion for gardening, love for food, and his appreciation for Native American Culture, especially jewelry and art. Later, Don’s parents 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. 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 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. Don loved flowers and often gave bouquets to Jean for the many birthdays and anniversaries they celebrated during their 62 years together.
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 throughout his life and had many successful businesses including Harvey Heating & Air Conditioning and Dryer Vent Cleaning Co. 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. 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.
He loved and adored his wife, Jean. After a stroke in 2019 left him partially paralyzed, he made sure she was taken care of and loved. She devotedly read the scriptures to him each morning on the phone during his convalescence. Many loved him dearly and he will be missed.
We would like to thank all those who served and loved Don, especially Legacy Assisted Living and Yarrow Hospice.
He is survived by wife Alice Jean Fenton Harvey and their 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).
26 Grandchildren: 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 Ballash (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.
13 Great-grandchildren: 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
Four Siblings: 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.