Evan Phillips Harding, of Springville, Utah, formerly of Loa, Utah, passed away on July 10,
Born in Vineyard, Utah, November 16, 1936, he was the fifth of seven children born to
Wesley Roe and Alice Violet Phillips Harding. He spent his youth working on his family
farm and enjoying the association of friends. Evan was a fine athlete, playing football,
basketball, and running track in high school.
After graduating from Lincoln High School in Orem, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Central States Mission. On April 14, 1961, he married Ramola Chappell in the Salt Lake LDS
Temple. Together, they have seven children.
Evan learned how to work from an early age on his family’s farm, and always seemed to
know how to do just about anything. He loved using tools to build and invent things. He
usually had several home-improvement projects to work on in his spare time. He sold
insurance for many years, working for several companies, and in his later years, until health
issues caused him to retire, Evan worked for Royals Market in Loa.
As a young man, Evan loved to play the trombone. While attending BYU, he played in the
University “Y’s Men” band. He was an avid runner well into his 70s, running a couple of
marathons. Evan served in a variety of callings in the LDS Church, including Stake Patriarch
in the Loa, Utah Stake for 7 years.
Evan is survived by his wife, Ramola, his children, Michelle (Shawn) Johansen, Rexburg,
Idaho; Chris (Mike) Cutler, Ellisville, Mississippi; Angela Maxwell (Scott Willis), Springville,
Utah; Daniel (Jenni) Harding, Richfield, Utah; Jonathan (Victoria) Harding, Sandy, Utah. He
has 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters, a son, Brent Evan Harding, a daughter, Janel Harding, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held, Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the LDS church located at
860 E 200 N, Springville, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Timpanogos Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Orem, Utah.
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