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Howard "Harry" Harrington


1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Howard "Harry" Harrington Obituary
Howard Harry Harrington, 82, of Moreland, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from causes due to an abdominal aneurysm.
Howard was born December 31, 1931 in Itasca County, Minnesota, to Ivan Clifford and Anna Schorack Harrington, where he was the 10th of 11 children. In his youth he lived in Effie, Minnesota. Later he moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he met and married Beverly Jane LaDoucuer on September 22, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized on July 21, 1959, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on October 17, 1999.
On June 20, 2003, he was sealed to N. Louise Wiseman Fields in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  They have resided in the Moreland area since that date, where they have been active in their community and church. They have served in numerous church callings together, including Ward Missionaries and Home Teachers, where they enjoyed sharing the gospel.
Howard is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in various callings, including: Bishop, High Councilor, Counselor in a Branch Presidency, Young Mens President and Ward Missionary.
He was a Golden Glove Boxer, played minor league baseball and coached little league baseball for all of his sons. 
Howard owned and operated Rockymountain Machinery Company for over 40 years, receiving numerous awards, before selling his business to his sons. He was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2014
He served in the National Guard. He served as the chairman of the Board of Bingham Memorial Hospital, for three years, where he was instrumental in helping the hospital grow. He also served on the Idaho Doctor's Hospital Board. He enjoyed horse riding, hunting, music and most of all his family. Those who knew him well will remember his POWERFUL handshake.
Howard is survived by his wife, Louise of Moreland; his children: Steven (Becky) Harringtion of Show Low, Arizona, Donavan (Jackie) Harrington of Blackfoot, Kathy (Kirk) Fisher of Pocatello, Lon (Lori) Harrington of Rockford, Darwin (LeNae) Harrington of Plymouth,Indiana, Brian (Shelly) Harrington of Thomas, Barry (Jessica) Harrington of Herriman, Utah and Candis (John) Shupe of Farmington, Utah;  step-children:Traci (Chuck) Askew of South Riding, Virginia, Niki (Craig) Farnsworth of Pittsburg, Kansas, Wesley (Jen) Fields of Smithfield, Kentucky, Molly (John Paul) Sloop of Rexburg, and Bobby (Katherine) Fields of Seaford, Delaware, sisters: Marie Dorr of Big Fork, Minnesota, Patricia Nantell of Anaheim, California and Josephine Jorgenson of Duluth Minnesota, 54 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, his parents and brothers Archie, Patrick, George and James and three sisters Angeline, Dorothy and Eva
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Blackfoot Northwest LDS Stake Center, corner of Moreland and Pioneer Roads, with Bishop Keith Keller of the Moreland 1st Ward officiating.  
The family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to The Huntsman .
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 1, 2014
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