Harry Lee Barnum, Jr., 69, died in his sleep January 7, 1991, at his home in Midvale.
The son of Harry L. Barnum, Sr. and Myrtle Darby Barnum, he was born in Osage, Wyoming, November 23, 1921. He graduated from West High School and served in the US Army Infantry in the European Theatre during World War II. He married Oma Katherine Hickman after returning from the war; later divorced.He is survived by his sons, Richard Barnum-Reece, Salt Lake City; Brent Barnum, Murray; Scott A. Barnum, Salt Lake City; daughter, Kathy Cole, West Jordan. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Barnum-Reece, Park City. Also survived by his sisters, Harriet Rhea, Salt Lake City; Lorraine Thomas, Midvale; Bonnie Neff, West Jordan; brother, Dick Barnum, Colorado Springs, Colorado; eight grandchildren. His parents and a sister, Beulah Stringham of American Fork, also preceded him in death.
He was a talented artist and enjoyed working with wood. He loved and will be missed by his two dogs, Sheba and Tippi. He worked as a truck driver at Utah Sand and Gravel for many years as well as for the US Forest Service.
A memorial service wake will be held in his honor at the Veterans Administration Hospital Chapel in Salt Lake City, 2-3 p.m., Friday, January 11, 1991. There will be no graveside services. At his request, he will be cremated and his ashes placed at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Utah Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in care of the Utah Veterans of Foreign Wars, a cause which he supported.
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