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Harold Westover

June 18, 1927 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 90)

Harold H Westover 

June 18, 1927 – April 6, 2018

Harold was born to Albert Haven, and Liva Karren Westover, the 7th of 10 children, and the middle of 5 boys. Of his 9 siblings, Harold is preceded in death by:

Velda (Infant), Thelma (Teen), Ila (Joe) Pyper, LaRue (Bill) Ford, Gladys (Reed) Westover, Don (Connie) Westover. And survived by: Nord (Carmon) Westover, Vera (Mike) Olsen, Reed. Westover, Clair (Mary Alice) Westover

Harold was born in Lewiston, Utah where his family farmed sugar beets, and owned a dairy farm. In his youth, they purchased a cattle ranch in Swan Lake, Idaho. He was an avid horseman, and was very athletic. Along with his ranch responsibilities, during his high school years, he ran track, played basketball, and football.

Harold served as an LDS Missionary in the Eastern States Mission, and lived out his days as a faithful member missionary and devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.

Harold was passionate about duty to God, and country. He served in the US Army from December 1950- December 1952. He was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and during that time, he played on the Fort Lewis Football team, coached by John Madden. However, meeting Marcelene Sally Cordon was the true joy in his life. Harold, and Marcelene were married that same year, in the LDS Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple on August 19, 1952.

Following his Military service, Harold, and his brothers Reed, and Clair purchased the 1,000 acre Swan Lake ranch from their father, Albert. During that time Harold became a world champion chariot racer, and horse trainer. Harold, and Marcelene lived in Swan Lake for nearly 20 years, where 6 of their 7 children were born.

In 1974, Harold, and Marci moved their family to Eagle, Idaho, and in 1979 their youngest child, Justin, was born. They farmed in the Boise area, raising potatoes and grains until 2005.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and his family were the center of Harold’s life, and he never missed an opportunity to share his testimony, and love. All 7 of his children have followed his example in living as faithful examples to their families, have taught the gospel, and have been sealed in the Holy Temple to their sweethearts. His 2 sons, 5 son’s in law, 1 daughter in law, and thus far 12 of his grandsons, and 4 of his grand daughters have served full time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, all over the world.

Harold, and Marci moved to the Homedale/ Wilder, Idaho area in 2005 where Harold continued to serve others, farm, and tend the Earth until returning to the Eagle, Idaho area once more in 2017.

Harold is preceded in death by his grandson Ashton Mark Westover, and Son in law Ed Byington. And survived by his wife, Marcelene, and their 7 children, 39 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren— All of whom love him, and strive to uphold his legacy of love, and discipleship.

The Children of Harold, and Marcelene Westover:  Megan (Ed) Byington, Rochelle (Reed) Findlay, Mark (Jennifer) Westover. Camille (Douglas) Miley, Leann (Jan) Vaterlaus, Pamela ( Jeff) Pugmire and Justin ( Heather) Westover. 

 

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