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Donna Harward


1913 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Donna Harward Obituary
1913 ~ 2014
Loa, Utah-Donna Pauline Bagley Harward passed away June 16, 2014, at her home in Loa. She celebrated her 101st Birthday on June 1, 2014.
Donna was born June 1, 1913 in Koosharem, Utah, a daughter of Edward C and Pauline Martinsen Bagley. She grew up on the family farm with six siblings and a cousin and aunt who had been taken in to their home. She raised doggie lambs and rode horses. She attended school in Koosharem until age fifteen and then boarded with families in Richfield so she could attend high school. She graduated from Richfield High School where she was a top student. She attended Snow College where she met her future husband, Royal T Harward of Aurora, Utah. Donna and Royal were married March 21, 1934 in the Manti LDS Temple and lived in Aurora for three years. Royal was a trained cheese maker and in 1937 they were sent by the Nelson Ricks Creamery Company to start the first Wayne County Cheese Plant. The plant was located in the old rock grain mill which still stands on what is now the Brink Potter Farm. They lived in a three room apartment with a single tap of cold water on the top floor of the plant. They moved into Loa town in 1942 where they later purchased and managed the business which is now known as Royal's Market. In the early 1950's they purchased a farm and dairy located in the Bicknell Bottoms. They upgraded what was known as Circle Cliff Dairy where they produced and delivered Grade A milk to homes, schools, and businesses. They also produced ice cream and cottage cheese. Donna was a gifted writer and teacher. She was a fine seamstress and quilt maker. She was an active member of the LDS Church in which she served in many leadership and teaching positions; including Stake and Ward Relief Society President. As a widow at age 70, she filled a full time proselyting mission to the Portland Oregon Mission. Her mission experiences are a treasure to her. Although her sight was very dim she studied the gospel everyday by listening to tapes and television. She loved to travel and has visited many countries and most of the United States. She enjoyed reminiscing about her many travels. She lived alone in her home in Loa.
Donna is the mother of six children; Carol and Dwight Williams, Teasdale, UT; Carvel and (Marilyn deceased) Colleen Harward, Las Vegas, Nevada; Ronald and Julie Harward St. George, UT; Newell and Gloria Harward, Loa, UT; Kendall and Margo Harward, Nampa, ID; Layne and Betty Harward, Farmington, UT. She has 31 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, all of whom she can name, and place in the correct family with the correct spouse, children and occupation.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Royal T. Harward; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Brian Harward; a grandson, Thomas Dwight Williams; four brothers and two sisters: Merrill Bagley, Ellis Bagley, Verge Bagley, Ben Bagley, Ila Mary Magleby and Vonda Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Loa LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Friday morning from 11:00 t0 12:30 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 18, 2014
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