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1928 ~ 2013
Max L. Harvey passed away July 24, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born August 18, 1928 to Raphael Anderson Harvey and his wife Sarah Rebecca Hawkins in Blanding, Utah. He was the second of eight children. Max is a life long Utah resident. His family settled in Tooele when he was in high school.
He married Emma Lou Gunther on August 18, 1947. They were sealed by Joseph Fielding Smith in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated 64 wedding anniversaries before Emma Lou passed away in 2011. They have six children: Leon (Leslie), William (Marilyn, deceased), Alan (Patrice), Randall (Debbie), Dennis (Melanie), and Deanna King (Shawn). They have 24 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Max is survived by all of his children, and their families, along with his brother Dick, and by his sisters Betty, Mildred, Shauna, and Bonnie. His brothers Clair and Jay preceded him in death.
He loved archery, golf, gardening, camping and canoeing. He loved to tell stories and jokes to everyone. He loved being the life of the party and being with his family and friends.
Max was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in various callings over his lifetime, including that of a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple.
Max will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Valley View Stake Center, located at 332 East 1000 North in Tooele. Family and friends may call from 9:00-9:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Tooele cemetery. Full obituary may be found at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 25, 2013
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"Sorry we couldn't be at the funeral. Max is my cousin. I worked with him at Allen's and he let me take..."
- Ted Hawkins
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- Gary and Wendy Harvey
"I remember a family reunion at bear lake in the 60's and max and I (Scott Gunther) was in his canoe, we..."
- scott gunther
"I loved Uncle Max!! Vacations were always an adventure!! All the family fishing trips to Smith..."
- Patti Elkington Garrard
"Loved Max always got lost on vacations in the summer, had my sister for a week and could not locate my..."
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