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Gene Harvey Obituary
1920 ~ 2013
Louis Eugene Harvey passed away in his home on November 12, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born March 30, 1920 to Leo Paul Harvey and Arvilla Sarah Christensen. He married Betty Jean Reid January 30, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Gene majored in business at BYU. In 1968, he purchased the controlling stock of Timpanogos Motors and reorganized the business as Gene Harvey Chevrolet. He was an auto dealer for 60 years and worked daily until he was 93 years old. Appointed to the prestigious General Motors Dealer's Advisory Council, he also became President of the Utah County Automobile Dealers Association three times, was twice President of the Utah Auto Dealers Association, and in 2000 Gene was inducted into the Utah Auto Dealers Association Hall of Fame. In 1979 he received the Quality Time Dealer Award from "Time" Magazine. Community service was continual in his life. He was President of the Rotary Club and the President of the Chamber of Commerce two times. He was also an Advisor to the School of Business at UVU, and President of the Alpine Country Club. As a member of the LDS Church, he served as a missionary in the Central States Mission. He also served as Bishop of the American Fork 8th Ward and as a Branch President at the Provo Missionary Training Center. Gene was happiest when he was in the company of family and friends or out on the golf course.
Gene is remembered and loved by his wife, Betty, and his children: Kristie (Phil) Harker, Karen (Rocky) Hanson, Ron (Julie) Harvey, Tammy( Jan) Stephan, Lisa (John) Van Wagoner, 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, his brothers: J.H., Ken, David, and Jim Harvey. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland East Stake Center, 4679 W. 11000 N., near the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Friends and family may call Friday between 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 W. 11000 N., Highland and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at andersonmortuary.com.
Dad, we love you and will miss you every day of our lives. Thank you for showing us how to live well and endure with grace.
Published in Deseret News from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2013
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