Harvey Roy Carson

September 15, 1935 ~ July 28, 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Harvey Roy Carson, of Sandy, Utah, entrepreneur and father of four children, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 84.

Born in 1935 in Lehi, Utah, Harvey, as the youngest in his family, learned early to work hard. He served in the Army as a young man, then worked as a crane operator, and later, a partner in Shurtleff & Andrews. He also raised mink, owned car washes, developed real estate, and joined in other entrepreneurial ventures. Harvey was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was also an avid golfer and he enjoyed travelling to Cabo San Lucas regularly to vacation with friends. Harvey had a generous heart and he frequently reached out to help others.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry and Leaone Foutz Carson, brothers Charles Carson and Dan Carson, sisters Grace Shepherd and Lola Taylor, and his beautiful daughter Sharee Carson. He is survived by his loving life partner, Shelly Rowell; former spouse and the mother of his children, Diane Carson; three of his four children, Michael (Eva) Carson, Susan Carson, and Bradley (Cindy) Carson; along with his ten grandchildren—Chandler, Estelle, Mandy, Tyler, Chaz, Skyler, Matthew, Joshua, William, and Lila, and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mary Emma Frandsen.

A graveside service will be held on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Orem City Cemetery 1520 North 800 East. Celebration of Life will be held on August 28, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 pm. For details, email Shelly at harveyrcar@msn.com.


To one of my best friends: you will be missed by all. What a great job you have completed for we left behind. Until we meet again: Gods speed.

- Sterling Wootton
God bless you Harvey. Truly a great man, leaving just as great a posterity. Love and condolences to the remaining family from the mini Sorrells family.

- Robert Gary Sorrells
We are sorry for loss of a great man who enabled and inspired so many people to Reach higher and achieve far more than they could or would have without him and for the quality of children he left that continue great service to our society. We and our family are living proof of his legacy. May your family be comforted during your grieving and be blessed in your future.

- Me and Mrs Gary Sorrells
Sorry for your loss. May God strengthen and bless you during your trials. 💜🙏

- Christiane Juvenal family (Sorrells)
Dianne,Sue,Mike,Brad and the rest of the Carson family ,my love and prayers go out to you, Harvey will be greatly missed,It has been an honor and privilege to know him,and deserves the utmost respect and love from all of us.

- Don Peck
God bless you dad! Love you!

- Brad Carson
Please accept my love and sincere sympathy for the loss of your Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend. I have a spot in my heart for the kindness Harvey and his family offered when we lost Sharee and Darin. May you find comfort in knowing that others care during this time of sorrow.

- Jeanne Meldrum
How dearly we love this man and his family. You had to smile and feel better each time you were with Harvey and felt his honest concern. Much love and prayers to this good family! - Tom and Marilou

- Tom & Marilou Myers
Prayers of comfort and condolences from me and my family. May our Father in Heaven bring you an abundance of peace as he welcomes Harvey home!

- Janalynn Sorrells Jones