Our beautiful, courageous, and caring mom is off to a new adventure. Lois Inez Nay Harmon Harvey was born January 8, 1933 in Monroe, Utah. A tiny, four-pound baby, Lois grew up feisty and strong. Mom attended school in Monroe and Provo, Utah and worked at Hill Air Force Base until retirement. She returned to school later in life and graduated from Weber State University.
She met the love of her life on a blind date, Orson A. Harvey. He was blessed to be her husband of almost 69 years. After many romantic letters back and forth, while he served in the Navy, they were finally married on May 24, 1954, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. That beautiful May day began a lifelong adventure of raising a family, travel, and constant love and companionship.
Mom had a vivid, unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ and His restored church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Through all her trials in life, her faith remained steadfast. She served in the Relief Society, Young Women, and as a Primary and Sunday School teacher. With her husband, she served as a temple worker in the Ogden LDS Temple and on a senior-mission to Cove Fort, Utah.
Mom loved being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her greatest ambition in life was to love and be loved. She had many wonderful talents: sewing, crocheting, quilting, porcelain doll making, journal making, and scrapbooking. Mom was an amazing 4-H instructor and won countless ribbons at the Morgan County and Utah State Fairs for her knitting and crocheting. She was very creative and enjoyed sharing her talents. She often reminded each of her children that sharing talents was why they were given. Her children will always cherish the works of love that were specially made just for them.
Mom and Dad were able to travel to Europe many times and around the U.S. with family and friends, always finding a new adventure. After retirement, they spent years of winters in southern Arizona with family, friends from home, and friends from childhood.
Mom is survived by her husband, Orson; sister, Sherlene (Bill) Berry (Arizona); sister-in-law, Lois Harmon (West Valley); son, Kevin (Idaho); daughters, Colleen Shaw (Clinton), Elaine (Douglas) Nielson (South Jordan), and Lisa (Jeffery) Steffen (Texas); 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and a great, great grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rorick and Elma Leonora Nay Harmon, her brother A. Dee Harmon, daughter-in-law Cheryl Harvey, son-in-law Clark Lowell Shaw.
We thank our wonderful father for the loving, kind care he has given to our mom, these last four years. He is truly an example to all of us. A special thank you to Enhabit Home Health and Hospice, nurses Corey and Jenny for their loving care.
We will miss our sweet Mom, Wife, Grandmother (Mongee), Great Grandmother (GiGi) and Aunt, our hearts our full reflecting on the amazing life she lived.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Porterville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, at 12:00 noon, with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Interment will be at the Tridell Cemetery, Tridell Utah on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 12:00 noon.