Heber Thomas Hardman was born March 24th, 1930, to Joseph Floyd Hardman and Sara Ann Stuart in Mendon Utah.
He was the youngest of six children including: Stuart, Ann, Barbara, Neff & Joseph. He was schooled grade 1-12 in the Mendon local schools. His younger life was that of an average farm boy, milking cows, gather eggs, and doing chores and he loved fishing.
He attended Mendon elementary, Wellsville Jr High, South Cache High School followed by a two-year mission in Northern California. While on his mission, a lady that he taught told him that she had prayed on his behalf that he would never have to go to war.
Following his mission he was drafted into the army during the Korean war, everyone in his unit was sent to fight in Korea. Heber alone was selected to repot to Washington D.C. assigned to the Signal Corps where he met his eternal companion Shirley Anne Crowther.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering form Utah State University. He had a long career as a civil engineer with the US Government, but his passion was owning and managing the “Lazy H Ranch” as a farming entrepreneur. There was nothing lazy about his ranch. He ran many head of cattle, mostly as a weekend farmer, while at the same time holding busy church callings.
He was a Stake Clerk for over 17 years. He was a mathematics wiz and loved helping the grandkids solve difficult equations. He loved making land acquisition deals. His moto was “love and take care of your land cause they ain’t making no more”.
However, his family was more important to him than anything else. Taking care of his wife and family became his focus in his later years. He was always kind, gentle and optimistic.
His Military Career consisted of: Army Signal Corps 1952-1954 Rank of Corporal, US Army Reserve 1954-1960 Rank of Master Sargent. He was Married in 1954 to Shirley Anne Crowther in the Logan Temple. He was employed by the US Bureau of Reclamation from 1958-1985 his specialty was agricultural drainage and ground water engineering in the Logan field office and the Salt Lake regional office. He also served as President of the local Federal Employees Credit Bureau. He is survived by his wife Shirley their four children: Dawna, Marcia, Jon & Paul, and their families.
In Lieu of flowers, consider a gift to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian fund as a farewell salute to a man dedicated to his church and those in need.
Funeral services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary and will be held Friday, April 28th at 1pm at the Mendon Stake Center (460 S 100 E, Mendon, UT). Interment will follow at the Mendon Cemetery.
Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the following link (password: Heber)
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