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John Fred Harvard

(Jan. 16, 1944 - May 6, 2013)

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

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

Before moving to Cody, Fred worked construction in his early years before working for Althoff Construction. Following 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. These locations included the Pryors, Daisy Pass and Lulu Pass in Montana.

He was married several times and married Mary on May 31, 1991. Their anniversary this month would have made 22 years together. Fred and Mary 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 he fully retired from the timber industry. Fred’s 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 (Eva) Harvard of Lander; grandson Richard Birch of Cody; and very close friends Frank and Laura Teitsch.

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

Following cremation, a memorial service is pending for a future date this summer under direction of Ballard Funeral Home. Letters of remembrance may be sent to P.O. Box 3164 in Cody.

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