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John Fred Harvard

May 17, 2013 - Staff

John Fred Harvard, of Cody, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at the West Park Hospital in Cody. He was 69 years old.

A memorial service will be later this summer under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Fred Harvard was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Riverton, the son of Frank and Aurilla (Worstenberg) Harvard. He grew up on the family ranch outside of Lander.

He worked construction before moving to Cody and working for Althoff Construction. After that he worked running a loader for Taggarts. He then went to work in the logging industry for 15 years, working all over northern Wyoming, including in the Pryors, Daisy Pass and Lulu Pass in Montana.

He married Mary on May 31, 1991. Their anniversary this month would have made 22 years together. The couple spent most of their time together in a camper on different logging sites in the mountains. She cut the timber, he would skid it in and deck it. In later years they sold firewood and had a successful business, until Mr. Harvard fully retired from the timber industry.

His family said his main passion in life was to load up the dogs, get Mary and go fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Harvard, of Cody; son Andy Harvard and his wife Eva of Lander; grandson Richard Birch of Cody; and close friends Frank and Laura Teitsch.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Betty.

Letters of remembrance may go to P.O. Box 3164 in Cody.

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