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Obituary: HARPER, STANLEY

Published: Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 4:31 a.m. MDT

Stanley Merril Harper1925 ~ 2011Stanley Merril Harper passed away Dec. 27, 2011 of causes incidental to age. Born Aug. 20, 1925 in Wattis, UT. Son of John Milton Harper and Fanny Harriet Fowler.Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Afton Burrows Harper. Survived by his 5 children, Dawn (Neal) Mumford, Craig (Jolene Dyet) Harper, Collett Klein, Colleen Barlow, Carrie Anne Harper and honorary daughter, JoAnne Jackman. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Stan was a member of the LDS Church and was known for his willingness to work hard, his attention to detail, and his expertise in solving complex problems.Our Dad and Grandfather will always be remembered for his keen sense of humor, his arsenal of corny jokes, and his detailed storytelling abilities. His family will remember the many family vacations he planned as well as his great love for all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.There will be a graveside service Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at 11:00am at Larkin Sunset Garden, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, UT 84092. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com