Robert E. Harvey


(April 28, 2004)

Funeral services for Robert Eugene Harvey, 78, of Powell, are scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at Assembly of God Church at 10 a.m. He died Wednesday, April 28 at Powell Valley Hospital.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Denver. He grew up living in various oil camps, but settled in Powell in 1938 with his family. He attended school in Elk Basin and fondly remembered working and living with his uncles and hauling timber in the Big Horns when he was 14. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Upon discharge, he worked for Stanolind Oil & Gas and returned home to the woman he loved. Bob married Lucy Arlene Linn on Sept. 12, 1946, and together they had six children.

He began working at Dicks' Well Service in 1957, where he worked for 32 years. He retired in 1990, but it didn't suit, so he went to work for Axelson and enjoyed this change of work. He was an avid craftsman, who enjoyed woodworking and "making sawdust."

His greatest joy came from being around the people he loved. He enriched the lives of his friends and family through his playful jesting and genuine love.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Cora Hibler Harvey; and his father, Rolland Albert Harvey; daughter Janet Lavonne Harvey; brothers Rex Laverne Harvey, Rolland Elvin Harvey, George Raymond Harvey and sister Donna Lee Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy; son Tim Harvey of Powell; son Bill Harvey of Louisville, Ky.; son Jim Harvey and wife Debra of Casper; daughter Helen Crain and husband Bob of Pampa, Texas; daughter Tammy Schalla and husband Rob of Bridger, Mont.; sister Edna Daugherty and husband Carl of Powell, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Bob and his sense of humor were hugely loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be sent to Heart Mountain Disabled American Veterans, Van Fund at the First National Bank in Powell, (307) 754-7208.