Rodney G. Harman passed away on July 26th, 2022 in Sandy, Utah. He was born on September 26th, 1935 to David B. Harman Sr. and Norma Pehrson. Rodney grew up in Midvale, Utah, and graduated from Jordan High School. He joined the army in 1954. He married Jane Marie Cannon in 1965 and later remarried Renay Marlene in 1974.
Rodney worked for Kennecott Copper as a mechanic for 35 years. After an early retirement, he continued to work for the Utah State Blind Center as a driver and at Whitmore Library until he was 75. He was loved and appreciated by his coworkers and wherever he went and was known for his friendly manner with all.
Rodney had several hobbies throughout his life, the first being his passion for cars. He had more than 65 in his lifetime and never stopped buying and selling up to 86 years old. He was also a gardener and won several prizes for his magnificent roses. He loved Nascar events and traveling.
Rodney was a dedicated husband and loved his daughter who has lived in France for many years. He was a kind, honest and pure spirit who valued hard work and loved to meet people. He will be missed for his original personality, his memorable storytelling, and his kindness towards others.
His daughter wishes to extend her appreciation to the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living where Rodney spent his last five months. Their love, attention, and communication were very comforting.
A special thanks to friends and family who participated in Rodney's life since his wife passed. He will be missed.
Rodney is preceded in death by his wife Renay, his father and mother, and his brother Dave. He is survived by his only daughter Shauna, and grandchildren, Morgan Albouy and Emilie Albouy.
A life celebration will be held Friday, August 5th starting from 10:00 prior to service at 11:00 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Chateau, 1910 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Interment will follow at Elysian Gardens Cemetery, 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek.
Shauna, we would like to express our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We really enjoyed renewing our friendship with your dad these last couple of years. We enjoyed seeing him and listening to his stories and sharing in his wisdom at dinners up in Suncrest at Holly’s home. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Debbie Yates
I am so sorry for your loss! May your Dad rest in eternal peace! May the Lord give you all comfort! Sending you lots of love and hugs!