Harry T. Hardman
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December 20, 1923 ~ March 30, 2013
Harry T. Hardman gloriously reunited with his darling sweetheart on Saturday, March 30, 2013 after six months of being apart.
He was born, December 20, 1923 to George and Hazel McNeil Hardman in Bacchus, Utah. He married the love of his life and dream come true, Shirley Miller, November 18, 1942 and was later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple. Harry and Shirley spent every day in absolute love and were just one month away from celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Together they raised three wonderful children who brought true joy to his life.
Harry and Shirley started their own bus company, Utah Valley Transit, in 1952. Their company began with Harry driving employees of Geneva Steel to work multiple times a day. His passion for the transportation and tourism industry grew into a respected motor coach line, and they later acquired Lake Shore Motor Coach Lines. Harry loved anything with an engine, especially buses. Harry served in the U.S. Army Infantry Division during WWII. During the war, he was stationed in France, and he was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery. Harry and Shirley made their home in Payson and were dedicated members of the community. They served as Grand Marshals of the Payson Onion Days Celebration. Harry was a member of the Lion's Club and served as President of the Peteetneet Association. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of prayer and the priesthood.
He is survived by: his son, Jerry Hardman; daughters, JoLynn (Michael) Tasker, Sharon (Kent) Brewer; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; four brothers, Hugh, Burt, Keith, Neil; a sister, Noreen; a granddaughter and 2 great-granddaughters.
He treasured his family and particularly his grandchildren. His wonderful life is an example to all, and his great spirit will be deeply missed.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m., in the Payson 18th Ward Chapel, 482 West 1400 South. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Sunday, 6-8:00 p.m. or at the church Monday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Payson City Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the American Legion, Dist. #4 and joined by Veterans from the family.
The family would like to express special appreciation to the Staff at Mtn. Air Assisted Living for their love and care.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerobits.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 5, 2013