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Jack LeRoy Harsh

11/20/1936 - 12/13/2019

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Jack passed away on December 13, 2019 in Riverton, UT. He was born on November 20, 1936
in Murray, UT to Joseph Merrill and Thelma Wardell Harsh. He married Jean McKenzie and are
the parents of 6 children.

He was raised in Salt Lake City with his brother Don. He attended Granite High (briefly) where
he met the love of his life Jean. They were married on November 8, 1957, later solemnized in
the Salt Lake Temple.

He could fix anything, and did. He attended Trade Tech (Salt Lake Community College) and
later taught there and at Fortis College. He had a thriving career in heating and air conditioning
where he was a service tech, manager, trainer and owner. He served in the reserves for both
the Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office and the Army. He had hobbies too numerous to list.

He served in many church callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, including
Bishopric Counselor, High Council, Young Men/Scouting, and many others. He also served a 2
year mission in the Utah State Prison with his wife Jean where he extended for another 16
years of service. At the time of his passing he was an ordinance worker in the Oquirrh Mountain
Temple with his wife Jean.

Jack had a great sense of humor and made everyone laugh. Family was everything to him,
including boating trips, where much to the dismay of his wife and children, he was seen dressed
in his swim suit and cowboy boots. He loved to be surrounded by his family at all times.

He is survived by his wife Jean, sisters-in-law Joan Mulliner and Bonnie Harsh; children Debbie
Peterson (Kelly), Kolby (Sharlene), Heidi Ricks (Mitch), Keven (Valerie), Hollie Bench and
Landon (Jamie); 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Hamilton Ridge Ward, 5562 West 13680 South, Herriman, UT. A visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South and Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the services at the church.

Take’er easy!

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  • Jack was one of the most honest of men! I worked in conjunction with him in many areas, and always knew he would be honest in all his dealings.
    Proud to call him a friend.

    — Guy Wilcox
  • I’m sending my heartfelt sympathy to Jack’s family and friends. He and his brother Don were an important part of my neighborhood memories. I saw Jack just last September at the Granite High Reunion. He looked well and happy. (although Don had just passed) The world is a better place because Jack was a part of it’s goodness.

    — Karen (Colbert) March
  • I was very sad to read about Jacks’ passing. He was my friend when we were in High Scool. Both he and Don were an important part of my neighborhood while I was growing up. I saw Jack at our last Granite High Reunion. He looked fine. I learned that Don had just passed at that time.
    My sincerest sympathy to the family ay this time of sadness.

    — Karen (Colbert) March

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